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To Your Good Health from The House of Squibb MP3 Cover Art
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Music from The House of Squibb MP3 Cover Art
Music from The House of Squibb MP3 Cover Art



October 11, 1943 E.R. Squibb promotion of its Human Serum Albumen for World War II medics
October 11, 1943 E.R. Squibb promotion of its Human Serum Albumen for World War II medics

Background

The pharmaceutical house of E.R. Squibb & Sons was an active sponsor of some of radio's most prestigious and well-mounted music and variety programs of the Golden Age of Radio:

1930 Will Rogers' Headliners
1932-1933 The Squibb Program
1936 Calendar Melody
1939-1943 Calling America
1940-1942 Squibb Golden Treasury of Song
1942-1943 Walter Cassell
1943 To Your Good Health from The House of Squibb
1943-1946 NBC Symphony Orchestra
1944 Music from The House of Squibb
1946 Academy Award
1951 The Jimmy Carroll Show

The two most prestigious music programs sponsored by E.R. Squibb & Sons have long been a source of muddled confusion throughout the Vintage Radio Collecting Community. That's a shame, because these two prestigious--and expensive--productions represented some of the finest performances and selections of classical music, opera and musical comedy of the World War II years. For the better part of forty years, the two distinct programs were lumped into the euphemistic The Squibb Show, a show that never existed by that name. Now that there are enough episodes in circulation to piece some of this puzzle together, we can finally describe the two distinct programs in some detail.

To Your Good Health premieres over CBS

The first of E.R. Squibb & Sons two music programs was To Your Good Health From The House of Squibb, an admittedly unwieldy title, to say the least. What can't be denied, however, is the extraordinary quality of both of these programs throughout their production runs. The famous Choral Director and Music Director and composer, Lyn Murray, was responsible for scheduling, arranging, and hosting both of the Squibb music programs. Lyn Murray was a highly gifted, highly organized, and driven staff director for CBS, and all of these talents contribute to two of the finest Music programs of The Golden Age of Radio.

With The House of Squibb's financial backing and CBS's extraordinary talent pool, these two music programs showcase some of the finest operatic and musical comedy voices of the early 20th Century.

To Your Good Health From The House of Squibb ran for just over seven months. It's successor, Music From The House of Squibb, ran for two seasons over a span of almost two years. Both series spared no expense to bring the greatest vocal talents of the era to the largest single audience of their careers, and thus benefitted both the talent and the series, equally.

CBS had already established a long-running reputation for bringing much of America's greatest Performing Arts talent to its huge, popular Radio audience and this series was no exception. If anything it simply further underscored CBS' reputation. Many of the better recordings from this series rival any of the highly prized L.P.s of the era in definition, engineering, and clarity.

These two series set a very high bar for all serious, theatrical Radio performances to follow and some would say it remains one of the finest showcases of the best vocal talent of it's era. Lyn Murray's talent for marrying Classical voice artists to popular music of the 19th and 20th Centuries made for a fascinating bridge between popular culture and traditional Classic voices. Murray's total control over the two series is evident from beginning to end, and it's obvious with these two series that Lyn Murray was clearly destined for even greater musical accomplishments during his career.

Now that we have a substantial number of representative examples of both series in circulation, these two marvelous series have become quite collectable and even more historic in nature.

The series' demise may be attributed to the departure of E.R. Squibb's ad agency, Batton, Barton, Durstine & Osborn (BBD & O), for Geyer, Cornell & Newell in February of 1945. Apparenly the new ad men didn't sit well with Lyn Murray and Murray fashioned his own 'swan song' of sorts during the broadcast of March 9, 1945. The remaining two weeks of programs were apparently directed by another CBS Musical Director.

Series Derivatives:

None
Genre: Anthology of Golden Age Radio Musical Variety
Network(s): Columbia Broadcasting System Radio Network
Audition Date(s) and Title(s): None
Premiere Date(s) and Title(s): 1943 - 1944 Season of 'To Your Good Health from The House of Squibb':
43-10-11 01 Title Unknown
1944 Season One of 'Music from The House of Squibb':
44-06-02 01 Title Unknown
1944 - 1945 Season Two of 'Music from The House of Squibb':
44-09-25 01 Guest Pianist Vera Brodsky
Run Dates(s)/ Time(s): 1943 - 1944 Season of 'To Your Good Health from The House of Squibb':
43-10-11 - 44-06-02, 15-min. espisodes, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 6:15 EWT
1944 Season One of 'Music from The House of Squibb':
44-06-05 - 44-09-22, 15-min. espisodes, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 6:15 EWT
1944 - 1945 Season Two of 'Music from The House of Squibb':
44-09-25 - 45-03-23, 15-min. espisodes, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 6:15 EWT
Syndication: Columbia
Sponsors: The House of E.R. Squibb and Sons
Director(s): Unknown
Guest Performers: E.R. Squibb and Sons, together with Musical Director, Lyn Murray attracted a stunning collection of the finest operatic soloists of the era to these E.R. Squibb-sponsored musical programs, as follows:
Suzanne Sten, Betty Mulliner, Pianist Vera Brodsky, Jan Peerce, Audrey Marsh, Vera Holly, Hubie Hendry, Jess Walters, Richard Tucker, William Hain, Dick Byron, Marjorie Hamill, Elizabeth Wyser, Donald Dame, Max Poliakoff, Harrison Knox, William Hargrave, Earl Wrightson, Mezzo-Soprano Regina Resnik, Sylvia Marlowe, Ruth Brassil , Ruth Terry, Christine Johnson, William Horne, Jean Watson, Coloratura Soprano Hollace Shaw, Harmonica Virtuoso John Sebastian, Tenor Joseph La Deroute, and Basso Kenneth Spencer.
Recurring Character(s): None
Protagonist(s): None
Author(s): None
Writer(s) None
Music Direction: Lyn Murray and the House of Squibb Orchestra and Chorus of Stars
directed by Eugene Lowenthal
Musical Theme(s): Unknown
Announcer(s): Richard Stark and William Lazar
Estimated Scripts or
Broadcasts:
1943 - 1944 Season of 'To Your Good Health from The House of Squibb': 101
1944 Season One of 'Music from The House of Squibb': 49
1944 - 1945 Season Two of 'Music from The House of Squibb': 78
Episodes in Circulation: 1943 - 1944 Season of 'To Your Good Health from The House of Squibb': 50
1944 Season One of 'Music from The House of Squibb': 3
1944 - 1945 Season Two of 'Music from The House of Squibb': 26
Total Episodes in Collection: 75
Provenances:


Billboard's glowing review of To Your Good Health from October 23 1943
Billboard's glowing review of To Your Good Health from October 23 1943


Billboard announcement of Lyn Murray's 'musical departure' from Music from The House of Squibb March 16 1945



















Navy Day 1944
Provenance







Election Eve, 1944
Provenance

RadioGOLDINdex, Hickerson Guide, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Washington Post.

Notes on Provenances:

All above cited provenances are in error in one form or another. The RadioGOLDINdex is the only log to accurately differentiate between the two actual Squibb-sponsored musical programs.

Digital Deli Too RadioLogIc


All previous references to the two known House of Squibb musical programs lump them together as something called 'The Squibb Show'. There is no such program in the history of Radio. Beginning on October 11, 1943, E.R. Squibb & Sons began sponsoring a program they titled, 'To Your Good Health from The House of Squibb', admittedly a rather unwieldy title to be sure. So unwieldy, in fact, that Radio Listings of the day couldn't fit such a title into their listings.

It seems from the radio listings of the era, that the typesetters of the day set the program, variously as, 'The Lyn Murray Show', 'To Your Good Health', or 'The Squibb Program', none of which was the accurate name, but any of which fit very nicely into the half-inch area alloted to them in the radio listings.

When the program transitioned from 'To Your Good Health from The House of Squibb', to 'Music from The House of Squibb', that transition was also not recognized by the radio listings of the era.

OTRisms:

This has created a great deal of confusion among Golden Age Radio collectors. Not to be denied, the 'OTR' component of Golden Age Radio collecting felt obliged to simply invent a title for the three distinct runs, hence the proliferation of the completely fictional 'The Squibb Show'. Given the lack of due diligence in the 'OTR' community, it should come as no surprise that the self-proclaimed 'credentialed experts' of the Old Time Radio Researchers' Group felt obliged to post their definitive, certified accurate 'The Squibb Show' as is, using their time-honored 'First Song -' identification system, which, as always, only further complicates the identification of these episodes. Of course, from their perspective it takes only two minutes to so 'identify' an episode, whether ambiguous or not.

What follows is our best due diligence as to the dates and episode numbering for all three runs of the E.R. Squibb-sponsored musical programs. The absence of circulating episodes between 44-05-15 and 44-06-21 make it as yet impossible to ascertain the precise date of the transition from 'To Your Good Health . . ', to 'Music from The House of Squibb'. The three distinct programs were as follows:

  • 1943-44 'To Your Good Health from The House of Squibb'
  • 1944 Season One of 'Music from The House of Squibb'
  • 1944-45 Season Two of 'Music from The House of Squibb'

The apparent chronological points of demarcation of the three distinct runs were as follows:

  • 43-10-11 - 44-06-02: 'To Your Good Health from The House of Squibb', every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 6:15 EWT in the New York Times area.
  • 44-06-05 - 44-09-22: Season One of 'Music from The House of Squibb', every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at 6:15 EWT in the New York Times area.
  • 44-09-25 - 45-03-23: Season Two of 'Music from The House of Squibb', every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at 6:15 EWT in the New York Times area.

We arrived at these dates and episode numbers as follows:

1. The earliest intact 'Music from The House of Squibb' in our collection is 44-06-21, 'Guest Baritone: Dick Byron', which would be either Episode #110, or--if we're correct, Episode # 09 of the First Season of 'Music from The House of Squibb'.

2. The three key provenances of these series are, in reverse order:

  • The Election Eve 1944 Special, 44-11-06
  • The Navy Day Special, 44-10-27
  • The Season Two Announcement provenance, 44-09-25

3. From the Election Eve, 1944 Special, we can infer a contemporaneous provenance for that range of dates.

4. That range of dates is further reinforced by a second contemporaneous date provenance in the 'Navy Day Special' broadcast of 44-10-27.

5. The 'anchor provenance' is contained within the 44-09-25 broadcast, within which Lyn Murray announces the Second Season, Volume 1, and the hint that 'Season One' of Music from The House of Squibb may have been 49 episodes in duration. Understandably, we can't take that as a firm provenance, because in both 'To Your Good Health from The House of Squibb', and the Second Season of 'Music from The House of Squibb', the guest artists repeated on several occasions. Mr. Murray's implication of 49 episodes arises from his observation that Season One of 'Music from The House of Squibb' showcased "49 distinct and separate guest artists." What lends credence to this hypothesis is the fact that the transition from 'To Your Good Health . . .' to 'Music from The House of Squibb' occurs somewhere between 44-05-15 and 44-06-21, for which we have good dates and provenances--a range of only 11 episodes.

However, if Mr. Murray is to be taken literally, then the 49 distinct quest appearances would comprise 49 distinct episodes. Moving back chronologically for 49, three-a-week episodes would therefore yield a probable start date for Season One's 'Music from The House of Squibb', of 44-06-02.

6. Given that the above interpolations hold true, the last episode of 'To Your Good Health from The House of Squibb' would have been 44-05-31, or Episode #101 of the run, and the first episode of Season One of 'Music from The House of Squibb', would be 44-06-02. This is further intuitively reinforced by the observation that the original 'To Your Good Health from The House of Squibb' would have ended at the end of the month of May, 1944--a likely end point for the run. And June, 1944 would commence the 'new' series, 'Music from The House of Squibb'.

7. However this resolves itself as newer provenances arise, it seems likely that the original run of E.R. Squibb & Sons musical programs comprised 101, three-a-week episodes, from 43-10-11 through 44-05-31. That would make the Season One run of 'Music from The House of Squibb' a series of 49, three-a-week episodes between 44-06-02 and 44-09-25, which is supported by the three, firm, contemporaneous provenances cited above. Season Two's run of 'Music from The House of Squibb' would therefore have comprised 78, three-a-week episodes between 44-09-25 and 45-03-23.


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The To Your Good Health from The House of Squibb Series Log

Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
43-10-11
1
First Episode
N
[Premiere Episode
'To Your Good Health from The House of Squibb' program]
43-10-13
2
Title Unknown
N
43-10-15
3
Title Unknown
N
43-10-18
4
Title Unknown
N
43-10-20
5
Title Unknown
N
43-10-22
6
Title Unknown
N
43-10-25
7
Title Unknown
N
43-10-27
8
Title Unknown
N
43-10-29
9
Title Unknown
N
43-11-01
10
Title Unknown
N
43-11-03
11
Title Unknown
N
43-11-05
12
Title Unknown
Y
[ Buckle Down, Winsocki ]
43-11-08
13
Guest Soloist Suzanne Sten
Y
[ D'Ye Ken, John Peel]
43-11-10
14
Guest Soloist Betty Mulliner
Y
[ Siboney]
43-11-12
15
Title Unknown
N
43-11-15
16
Title Unknown
N
43-11-17
17
Title Unknown
N
[ Oklahoma ]
43-11-19
18
Guest Hubie Hendry
Y
[ Medley from The Merry Widow ]
43-11-22
19
Guest Soloist Pianist Vera Brodsky
Y
[ Through the Years]
43-11-24
20
Guest Soloist Betty Mulliner
Y
[ Daybreak]
43-11-26
21
Title Unknown
N
43-11-29
22
Guest Soloist Jan Peerce
Y
[ I've Got Sixpence]
43-12-01
23
Guest Audrey Marsh
Y
[ Oklahoma]
43-12-03
24
Title Unknown
N
43-12-06
25
Title Unknown
N
43-12-08
26
Guest Soloist Vera Holly
Y
43-12-10
27
Title Unknown
N
43-12-13
28
Title Unknown
N
43-12-15
29
Guest Soloist Betty Mulliner
Y
[ Men O'Harlick]
43-12-17
30
Guest Soloist Hubie Hendry
Y
[ Of Thee, I Sing]
43-12-20
31
Title Unknown
N
43-12-22
32
Title Unknown
N
43-12-24
33
Title Unknown
N
43-12-27
34
Guest Soloist Jess Walters
Y
[ On and On and On]
43-12-29
35
Title Unknown
N
43-12-31
36
Title Unknown
N
44-01-03
37
Guest Soloist Richard Tucker
Y
[ I'll See You in My Dreams]
44-01-05
38
Title Unknown
N
44-01-07
39
Guest Soloist William Hain
Y
[ Who Cares ]
44-01-10
40
Title Unknown
N
44-01-12
41
Guest Soloist Jess Walters
Y
[ I've Got Sixpence]
44-01-14
42
Guest Soloist William Hain
Y
[ Of Thee, I Sing]
44-01-17
43
Guest Soloist Dick Byron
Y
[ New Sun in the Sky]
44-01-19
44
Title Unknown
N
44-01-21
45
Title Unknown
N
44-01-24
46
Guest Soloist Jan Peerce
Y
[ There's a Hil Beyond The Hill]
44-01-26
47
Title Unknown
N
44-01-28
48
Title Unknown
N
44-01-31
49
Guest Soloist Jan Peerce
Y
[ Tramp, Tramp, Tramp]
44-02-02
50
Guest Soloist Marjorie Hamill
Y
[ Love Is Sweeping the Country]
44-02-04
51
Guest Soloist Vera Brodsky
Y
44-02-07
52
Title Unknown
N
44-02-09
53
Guest Soloist Elizabeth Wyser
Y
[ D'ye Ken, John Peel]
44-02-11
54
Title Unknown
N
44-02-14
55
Guest Soloist Audrey Marsh
Y
[ Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart]
44-02-16
56
Guest Soloist Betty Mulliner
Y
[ Flying Down to Rio]
44-02-18
57
Guest Soloist Vera Brodsky
Y
[ Avalon]
44-02-21
58
George Washington Birthday Program
Y
[This Is My Country ]
44-02-23
59
Guest Soloist Donald Dame
Y
[ I Love a Lassie]
44-02-25
60
Hits from Musical Films
Y
[Suddenly It's Spring]
44-02-28
61
Title Unknown
N
44-03-01
62
Guest Soloist Max Poliakoff
Y
[ Drums in My Heart - '86 Years' Provenance ]
44-03-03
63
Title Unknown
N
44-03-06
64
Guest Soloist Harrison Knox
Y
[ Beyond the Blue Horizon]
44-03-08
65
Guest Soloist Susanne Sten
Y
[ Make Way for Tomorrow]
44-03-10
66
Guest Soloist Betty Mulliner
Y
[ Lover]
44-03-13
67
Fraternity Songs
Y
[ The Maine University Stein Song]
44-03-15
68
Guest Soloist William Hargrave
Y
[ Girls, Girls, Girls]
44-03-17
69
Guest Soloist Donald Dame
Y
[ Take Me Down to the Sea]
44-03-20
70
Title Unknown
N
44-03-22
71
Guest Soloist Earl Wrightson
Y
[ Loch Lomond]
44-03-24
72
A Salute to Vincent Youmans
Y
[Flying Down to Rio]
44-03-27
73
Guest Soloist Vera Brodsky
Y
[ New Sun in the Sky]
44-03-29
74
Guest Soloist Baritone Dick Byron
Y
[ I Know That You Know]
44-03-31
75
Guest Soloist Harrison Knox
Y
[ Some Day]
44-04-03
76
Guest Soloist William Hargrave
Y
[ I Love A Lassie]
44-04-05
77
Guest Soloist Mezzo-Soprano Regina Resnik
Y
[ Winged Victory]
44-04-07
78
Guest Soloist Elizabeth Wyser
Y
[ The Spinning Song]
44-04-10
79
Title Unknown
N
44-04-12
80
Title Unknown
N
44-04-14
81
Title Unknown
N
44-04-17
82
Title Unknown
N
44-04-19
83
Title Unknown
N
44-04-21
84
Title Unknown
N
44-04-24
85
Title Unknown
N
44-04-26
86
Title Unknown
N
44-04-28
87
Title Unknown
N
44-05-01
88
Album of Hoagy Carmichael Melodies
Y
[ Rockin' Chair]
44-05-03
89
Guest Soloist Sylvia Marlowe
Y
[ Flow Gently, Sweet Afton]
44-05-05
90
Guest Soloist Earl Wrightson
Y
[ Hallelujah]
44-05-08
91
Guests Hubie Hendry and Ruth Brassil
Y
[ Ring, Ring the Banjo]
44-05-10
92
Guests Ruth Terry, Harrison Knox & Hubie Hendry
Y
[ Maxim's]
44-05-12
93
Guest Soloist Pianist Vera Brodsky
Y
[ Make Way for Tomorrow]
44-05-15
94
Guest Soloist Baritone Dick Byron
Y
[ The Stein Song]
44-05-17
95
Title Unknown
N
44-05-19
96
Title Unknown
N
44-05-22
97
Title Unknown
N
44-05-24
98
Title Unknown
N
44-05-26
99
Title Unknown
N
44-05-29
100
Title Unknown
N
44-05-31
101
Guest Soloist Hubie Hendry
Y
[ Believed to be the last available Episode of the of 'Music from The House of Squibb' ]

[Blow, Gabriel, Blow]
44-06-02
102
Title Unknown
N





The Music from The House of Squibb Series Log

Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
44-06-05
1
Title Unknown
N
[ Believed to be the 1st Episode of the 1st Season of 'Music from The House of Squibb' ]
44-06-07
2
Guest Hubie Hendry
Y
[ 1st Available 'Music from The House of Squibb' Episode]

[A Patriotic Medley]
44-06-09
3
Title Unknown
N
44-06-12
4
Title Unknown
N
44-06-14
5
Title Unknown
N
44-06-16
6
Title Unknown
N
44-06-19
7
Title Unknown
N
44-06-21
8
Guest Baritone Dick Byron
Y
44-06-20 Mason City Globe Gazette
TENOR DICK BYRON is the guest of Lyn Murray on his KGLO-CBS show "To Your Good Health,"
Wednesday at 515p.m. Byron sings Warwick's "Love at Second Sight" and DePaul's "Irresistable You". Murray conducts his ochestra and chorus in Rainger's "Joobalai," and "Thanks for the Memory."
44-06-23
9
Title Unknown
N
44-06-26
10
Title Unknown
N
44-06-28
11
Title Unknown
N
44-07-01
12
Title Unknown
N
44-07-03
13
Title Unknown
N
44-07-05
14
Guest Soloist Ruth Gordon Bradville
Y
[I Love A Lassie]
44-07-07
15
Title Unknown
N
44-07-10
16
Title Unknown
N
44-07-12
17
Title Unknown
N
44-07-14
18
Title Unknown
N
44-07-17
19
Title Unknown
N
44-07-19
20
Title Unknown
N
44-07-21
21
Title Unknown
N
44-07-24
22
Title Unknown
N
44-07-26
23
Title Unknown
N
44-07-28
24
Title Unknown
N
44-07-31
25
Title Unknown
N
44-08-02
26
Title Unknown
N
44-08-04
27
Title Unknown
N
44-08-07
28
Title Unknown
N
44-08-09
29
Title Unknown
N
44-08-11
30
Title Unknown
N
44-08-14
31
Title Unknown
N
44-08-16
32
Title Unknown
N
44-08-18
33
Guest Christine Johnson
Y
[ It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow]
44-08-21
34
Title Unknown
N
44-08-23
35
Title Unknown
N
44-08-25
36
Title Unknown
N
44-08-28
37
Title Unknown
N
44-08-30
38
Title Unknown
N
44-09-01
39
Title Unknown
N
44-09-04
40
Title Unknown
N
44-09-06
41
Title Unknown
N
44-09-08
42
Title Unknown
N
44-09-11
43
Title Unknown
N
44-09-13
44
Title Unknown
N
44-09-15
45
Title Unknown
N
[ It Was Just One Of Those Things ]
44-09-18
46
Title Unknown
N
44-09-20
47
Title Unknown
N
44-09-22
48
Title Unknown
Y
[ Last Episode of 1st Season of
'Music from The House of Squibb' ]





44-09-25
1
Guest Pianist Vera Brodsky
Y
[ 1st Episode of 2nd Season of
'Music from The House of Squibb' ]
44-09-27
2
Title Unknown
N
44-09-29
3
Guest William Horne
N
44-10-02
4
Title Unknown
N
44-10-04
5
Title Unknown
N
44-10-06
6
Title Unknown
N
44-10-09
7
Title Unknown
N
44-10-11
8
Guest Baritone Dick Byron
Y
[ All Through the Night]
44-10-13
9
Guest Jean Watson
Y
[ Kerry Dancing]
44-10-16
10
Guest Baritone Earl Wrightson
Y
[ Winged Victory March]
44-10-18
11
Guest Harmonica Virtuoso John Sebastian
Y
[ Flow Gently, Sweet Afton]
44-10-20
12
Guest Conert Tenor Joseph La Deroute
Y
[ April in Paris]
44-10-23
13
Guest Christine Johnson
Y
[ My Heart's in the Highlands]
44-10-25
14
Guest Baritone Earl Wrightson
Y
[ Flying Down to Rio]
44-10-27
15
Guest W.A.V.E. Rosemary Kuhlmann, Radioman 3rd Class
Y
[ Navy Day Special]
44-10-30
16
Title Unknown
N
44-11-01
17
Unknown
Y
[ It Was Just One Of Those Things ]
44-11-03
18
Guest Baritone Earl Wrightson
Y
[ We're on Our Way]
44-11-06
19
Election Eve 1944 Special
Y
44-11-08
20
Title Unknown
N
44-11-10
21
Guest Concert Pianist Vera Brodsky
Y
[ Medley of Russian Songs]
44-11-13
22
Title Unknown
N
44-11-15
23
Title Unknown
N
44-11-17
24
Title Unknown
N
44-11-20
25
Title Unknown
N
44-11-22
26
Title Unknown
N
44-11-24
27
Title Unknown
N
44-11-27
28
Title Unknown
N
44-11-29
29
Title Unknown
N
44-12-01
30
Title Unknown
N
44-12-04
31
Title Unknown
N
44-12-06
32
Guest Coloratura Soprano Hollace Shaw
Y
[ Cali-For-Ny-Aye]
44-12-08
33
Title Unknown
N
44-12-11
34
Title Unknown
N
44-12-13
35
Title Unknown
N
44-12-15
36
Title Unknown
N
44-12-18
37
Title Unknown
N
44-12-20
38
Title Unknown
N
44-12-22
39
Title Unknown
N
44-12-25
40
Title Unknown
N
44-12-27
41
Guest Concert Tenor Joseph La Deroute
Y
[ All the World Is Waiting for a Sunrise]
44-12-29
42
Title Unknown
N
45-01-01
43
Title Unknown
N
45-01-03
44
Guest Basso Kenneth Spencer
Y
[You Do Something To Me]
45-01-05
45
Guest Coloratura Soprano Hollace Shaw
Y
[ My Heart's in the Highlands]
45-01-08
46
Title Unknown
N
45-01-10
47
Guest Concert Tenor Joseph La Deroute
Y
[ Singing Down the Road]
45-01-12
48
Title Unknown
N
45-01-15
49
Title Unknown
N
45-01-17
50
Guest Soloist Martha Lipton
Y
[ When The Boys Come Home]
45-01-19
51
Title Unknown
N
45-01-22
52
Title Unknown
N
45-01-24
53
Title Unknown
N
45-01-26
54
Title Unknown
N
45-01-29
55
Title Unknown
N
45-01-31
56
Title Unknown
N
45-02-02
57
Title Unknown
N
45-02-05
58
Title Unknown
N
45-02-07
59
Title Unknown
N
45-02-09
60
Title Unknown
N
45-02-12
61
Title Unknown
N
45-02-14
62
Title Unknown
N
45-02-16
63
Title Unknown
N
45-02-19
64
Title Unknown
N
45-02-21
65
Title Unknown
N
45-02-23
66
Title Unknown
N
45-02-26
67
Title Unknown
N
45-02-28
68
Guest Audrey Marsh
Y
[ When the Boys Come Home]
45-03-02
69
Title Unknown
N
45-03-05
70
Title Unknown
N
45-03-07
71
Title Unknown
N
45-03-09
72
Title Unknown
N
[Lyn Murray departs the series]
45-03-12
73
Title Unknown
N
45-03-14
74
Title Unknown
N
45-03-16
75
Title Unknown
N
45-03-19
76
Title Unknown
N
45-03-21
77
Title Unknown
N
45-03-23
78
Last Episode
N
[ Last Episode of 2nd Season ]






Music from The House of Squibb Biographies




Lyn Murray [ a.k.a. Lionel Breeze and Lynn Murray]
(Music Director, Composer, Arranger)

(1909-1989)
Birthplace: London, U.K.

Awards: 1986 Emmy for Best Original Score, Documentary

Radiography:
1936
Town Hall Tonight
1939
The Fred Allen Show
1941
The Columbia Workshop
1942
Michael Piper, Detective
1942
This Is War
1942
An American In England
1943
Your All-Time Hit Parade
1943
To Your Good Health from The House of Squibb
1944
Music from The House of Squibb
1944
Columbia Presents Corwin
1944
Something for The Girls
1947
The Adventures of Philip Marlowe
1947
The Ford Theatre
1948
The Hallmark Playhouse
1949
Life with Luigi
1950
For The Living
1956
The CBS Radio Workshiop
1956
Suspense

Lyn Murray circa 1936
Lyn Murray circa 1936

Caption: Chairmaster Lyn Murray had a definite yearning to be a doctor, and play around with test tubes (1938)
Caption: Chairmaster Lyn Murray had a definite yearning to be a doctor, and play around with test tubes (1938)

Lyn Murray, ca. 1948
Lyn Murray, ca. 1948

Lyn Murray, ca. 1978

Lyn Murray, ca. 1978

Murray's Hollywood Journal

Lyn Murray was a natural to complete the last three installments of An American In England. He'd been a staple of many of Norman Corwin's cutting-edge CBS productions and he'd long since established himself as one of CBS's most talented staff vocalists, directors, composers and arrangers.

Beginning as a vocalist with CBS in 1934, his rising star led CBS to have him assemble various groups of singers and staff chorales over the next three years, each time rewarded by more and more acceptance for his beautiful arrangements.

By 1937, with CBS's encouragement, Vocal Director Lyn Murray was touring the country with his 24-voice chorale, The New Yorkers and a sixteen member ballet company--to rave reviews. If you do the math you'll note he was only 28 at the time.

Murray was often quoted as saying he approached directing his choruses as a mechanical engineering exercise, treating each unique voice as a finely tuned instrument which must fit in perfect concert with all of the other complementary vocal instruments, so as for form a perfectly functioning vocal machine. In this regard he was always obsessed with perfect timing throughout the 'machine' during rehearsals, before he'd ever enter the control room for a recording session.

This approach served him well as his star continued to rise throughout the Radio industry. He was repeatedly selected for many of CBS's most ambitious musical projects. In the 1940s, NBC also took notice of his talent, eventually appointing him as Musical Director.

His radio credits included the 'Radio Reader's Digest,' 'The March of Time,' 'Twenty-Six by Corwin' and, a program that used his mixed choir, the Lyn Murray Singers, 'Your All-Time Hit Parade.'

His first work in Film was in 1947's High Conquest, as one of three music directors. His following assignment as the uncredited vocals director for Walt Disney's Cinderella, in 1950 propelled him into the big leagues. In quick succession he composed the original scores for 1952's Son of Paleface, for Bob Hope, the breathtaking sound-track for 1954's The Bridges at Toko-Ri, and Alfred Hitchcock's masterful To Catch A Thief, in 1955, which immediately propelled him to the level of one of Hitchcock's favorite composers, Bernard Herrmann. It's worth re-screening To Catch A Thief to be reminded of its incredible sound-track alone.

Murray was also in demand for Stage work, composing the choral music for the Broadway musicals ''Panama Hattie'' and ''Finian's Rainbow.''

From 1960, through the remainder of his career he worked mostly in Television, as composer or musical director for over 40 Television projects, among them, The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, The Twilight Zone, It Takes A Thief, Dragnet, 1974's award winning Lincoln mini-series, and he won an Emmy for his 1986 National Geographic Special score for 'Miraculous Machines.'




The House of Squibb (1901 - 1964)
a.k.a. E.R.Squibb & Sons (1858 - 1901)

(Sponsor)
(1939-1947)
Founded: Brooklyn, New York

Radiography:
1943
To Your Good Health from The House of Squibb
1943
Music from The House of Squibb
1945
Jimmy Carroll Sings
1946
Academy Award



Edward Robinson Squibb, M.D., c.1858


Edward Robinson Squibb, M.D.
(1819-1900)


Squibb Chemical and Pharmaceutical complex, Brooklyn, NY, c. 1880

Squibb logo, c. 1935




Edward Robinson Squibb was born July 5, 1819. His parents, James Robinson and Catharine Harrison Squibb, had five children--three daughters and two sons. In 1831, the three daughters died within days of each other, to an unnamed disease. Edward's mother died in 1832, the following year, when he was only thirteen years old. When he was eighteen, his father had a stroke and needed to be cared for like a child.

For the next twelve years, Edward was raised in Philadelphia by two Quaker grandmothers, Sarah Laycock Bonsal and Mary Hamilton Squibb. He attended Jefferson Medical College, graduating in 1845, and practiced medicine until he joined the Navy in 1847 as Assistant Surgeon.

During his ten years in the Navy, E.R. Squibb witnessed, first-hand, the poor quality of the medicines available. The Navy formed a pharmaceutical laboratory to manufacture it's most needed drugs, appointing E.R. Squibb as the Assistant Director. There, he embarked on his life's work to create pure pharmaceuticals. While there, he discovered a distillation method to create ether of a consistent strength and less volatile combustibilty.

His father and paternal grandmother passed away in 1852 and later that year he met and married Caroline Lownds Cook. E.R. Squibb resigned his commission from the Navy in 1857 and moved to Louisville, Kentucky. His second son, Charles Fellows Squibb, was born the following year and by September 1858, he'd returned to Brooklyn to open his own laboratory on Furman Street. This was the official founding of E.R. Squibb & Sons.

Christmas Eve, 1858, a young assistant caused a volatile ether fire in the Squibb laboratory. Attempting to save his journals, E.R. Squibb caught fire himself. Fighting for life for weeks, he slowly recovered, but his face was badly scarred and his eyelids were permanently turned back (see second portrait, at left). Though he didn't lose his sight, for the remainder of his life he had to wear special protective glasses and tape his eyelids shut in order to sleep. Shortly thereafter, one of his hands had to be amputated, 'according to his own specification'. Despite these disabilities, the determined Dr. Squibb borrowed the financing to rebuild his laboratory by the end of 1859.

With his focus on the production of superior pharmaceuticals, his business flourished and by the onset of the Civil War in 1861, his pharmaceutical and chemical factory was producing products around-the-clock. With the growing demand for his products, he built a new facility, also in Brooklyn, on Doughty Street, doubling capacity in the process.

E.R. Squibb published all of his discoveries and findings, but never applied for patents for any of his formulas. It was his philosophy that scientific breakthroughs and discoveries should be available for public benefit. Unfortunately, several of his future competitors weren't as idealistic.

Indeed, E.R. Squibb opened his laboratory to a Dr. Merck, a German competitor, freely sharing all of his procedures and process drawings of his breakthrough distillation processes. Two years later, while touring Germany, he visited the Merck Laboratories, but his visit was confined to only two rooms of the vast facility. Clearly, Herr Doktor Merck didn't share Dr. Squibb's sense of altruistic largesse.

By 1895 most of the management responsibilities were turned over to his sons, Charles and Edward. Following Edward Squibb’s death in 1900, the Squibb family sold the company to Lowell M. Palmer and Theodore Weicker in 1905.

Bristol-Myers and Squibb merged in 1989 to form the second largest pharmaceutical company in the world after . . . who else? . . . Merck.




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