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The Skippy Hollywood Theater Radio Program

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1939 promo for C.P. MacGregor's 'Proof of Profit Plan'
1939 promo for C.P. MacGregor's 'Proof of Profit Plan'


Local Oakland Tribune ad for Rosefield Packing's Luncheon brand peanut butter from October 19th 1919
Local Oakland Tribune ad for Rosefield Packing's Luncheon brand peanut butter from October 19th 1919



Skippy Peanut Butter first sponsored 5-day a week West Coast episodes of The Adventures of Superman in 1942
Skippy Peanut Butter first sponsored 5-day a week West Coast episodes of The Adventures of Superman in 1942


The Billboard of April 13th 1943 cites Good Foods' intent to sponsor Skippy Hollywood Theater over Chicago's NBC key station WMAQ
The Billboard of April 13th 1943 cites Good Foods' intent to sponsor Skippy Hollywood Theater over Chicago's NBC key station WMAQ


Spot ad of April 7th 1943 citing time change from 9:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. over KUTA, Salt Lake City
Spot ad of April 7th 1943 citing time change from 9:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. over KUTA, Salt Lake City


Spot ad from April 7th 1949 promoting Peter Lorre over Skippy Hollywood Theatre as 'Mr. God Johnson'
Spot ad from April 7th 1949 promoting Peter Lorre over Skippy Hollywood Theatre as 'Mr. God Johnson'


Les Mitchel rehearses Collen Gray for the November 9th 1949 episode 'Guiding Star'
Les Mitchel rehearses Collen Gray for the November 9th 1949 episode 'Guiding Star'


Skippy Hollywood Theater director, producer and host, Les Mitchel, directed and narrated a documentary short film, 'Maya Are People' (1951)
Skippy Hollywood Theater director, producer and host, Les Mitchel, directed and narrated the documentary short film, 'Maya Are People' (1951)


Then Navy Chief Petty Officer Van Des Autels--from this article of February 4th 1945--performed in and announced for Skippy Hollywood Theater from 1944, forward.
Then Navy Chief Petty Officer Van Des Autels--from this article of February 4th 1945--performed in and announced for Skippy Hollywood Theater from 1944, forward.

December 3rd 1949 spot article promotes Jane Wyatt's guest appearance in the second 1949 airing of Skippy Hollywood Theater, 'The London Legend'
December 3rd 1949 spot article promotes Jane Wyatt's guest appearance in the second 1949 airing of Skippy Hollywood Theater, 'The London Legend'


Background

Information on C.P. MacGregor still remains somewhat sketchy, but he's one of the more fascinating and prolific producers of Radio Programming from the Golden Age of Radio. In 1924, MacGregor was a Brunswick Records manager for the San Francisco territory. He later founded his own studios--C.P. MacGregor Studios--at 729 S. Western Avenue, Hollywood, CA. He was referred to as "the DeMille of the discs."

This first of his companies--MacGregor and Ingram Company--was incorporated around 1929. Some of their electrical transcriptions of the era bear the call letters of KFRC, 610 AM, San Francisco--one of the 31 stations comprising the West Coast Don Lee-Mutual Network. Given the close association between Don Lee and C.P. MacGregor it's highly likely that MacGregor often used Don Lee's KFRC Studios in San Francisco before later establishing himself in the Melrose District of Los Angeles.

By 1932 the company had changed its name to MacGregor & Sollie, located on Mission Street, in San Francisco and survived until approximately 1937. MacGregor & Sollie promoted their San Francisco transcriptions as "Hollywood-style" dramas. Stations from coast to coast routinely contracted with MacGregor & Sollie for their syndicated transcriptions at $17.50 for each episode.

By 1945 the C.P. Macgregor Studios had migrated to 729 South Western Avenue, Hollywood, CA. Throughout that era C.P.MacGregor had begun to adopt 16" transcription discs exclusively.

MacGregor was a prolific, diverse producer and distributor of syndicated transcription discs, producing The Shadow, Cecil and Sally, AFRS programs, Al Jolson, Jubilee, Lux Radio Theatre, Hollywood Theatre, and Eb and Zeb. He also produced hundreds of commercial recording sessions with the lofty likes of Leadbelly, Charlie Parker, Stan Kenton, Peggy Lee and hundreds of other prominent Jazz and contemporary recording artists. Liberty Records--the predecessor to Capitol Records--recorded in their studios in the mid-1940s.

It goes without saying that MacGregor operated in a highly competitive field, with the likes of Frederic Ziv, Westinghouse's World Broadcasting System and the Radio Networks themselves. That he was able meet his much larger competitors head-on--and briefly dominate them--speaks volumes for C.P. MacGregor's quality and business acumen.

Today the Library of Congress has possession of the entire surviving C. P. MacGregor collection, including the surviving output of the 1931 through 1970 masters and recording ledgers from all three companies: MacGregor and Ingram, MacGregor and Sollie, and C. P. MacGregor.

Percy Crosby, Joseph Rosefield and the many 'flavors' of "Skippy"

Skippy montage

The contentious--and litigious--history of Skippy Peanut Butter had its nexus in 1932, when peanut butter entrepreneur Joseph Rosefield subsumed cartoonist Percy L. Crosby's wildly successful "Skippy" character as the name brand for Rosefield's hydrogenated peanut butter products.

Brooklyn-born Percy L. Crosby brought his "Skippy" and "Sooky" characters to life in a series of 1929 cartoons and a short novel based on their adventures. Paramount Pictures mounted its Oscar-winning film "Skippy" (1931), exponentially expanding Crosby's characters in national popularity. Thereafter Crosby's Skippy character appeared in numerous advertising campaigns of the era, promoting everything from candy bars to radio tubes.

Joseph Louis Rosefield, a San Francisco Bay area bulk food entrepreneur, began his career in Denver, Colorado as a wine distributor. With the advent of a growing Prohibition movement gaining steam, in 1915 Rosefield moved his family to the Bay Area and embarked on a career as a bulk food processor, packager and distributor throughout the Bay Area. His brothers Jerome and Marvin joined him in the venture in the late 1910s. Having already dealt with bulk dstirbution of coffee, tea and dried fruits, the three brothers settled on the notion of concentrating on peanut butter. Invented in 1890, previous attempts to produce peanut butter as a less expensive diet alternative to meat invariably resulted in a preparation plagued with the issue of separation of the oil and ground peanuts in the resulting product; it also tended to spoil without refrigeration.

Joseph Rosefield had always been fascinated with science and enlisted the services of a chemist to perfect a process of 'hydrogenation' in an effort to produce a more stable and better-preserved peanut butter product. Having perfected their process, they needed capitalization to mass-produce and market their new product. In 1919 Swift & Company Foods partnered with the Rosefield brothers to process and mass-produce their products on a larger scale--on a licensing basis. The Rosefield brothers thus continued marketing their own "Luncheon" brand peanut butter--sold since 1919--on the West Coast and Swift & Company marketed the peanut butter under its "Peter Pan" brand beyond the West Coast. Swift had initially entered into a licensing scheme with the Rosefield brothers comprised primarily of royalties to the brothers. That scheme changed with the arrival of a new Swift executive who basically subsumed the Rosefields' product and processes as Swift's own.

Rather than sue, the brothers went into competition with Swift; but what to name their new product. Here's where Skippy Peanut Butter's history becomes somewhat murky. According to the surviving family and heirs, the Rosefield brothers considered several brand names that might appeal to their demographic target--children. They reportedly discussed this in great detail and over much debate; considering whether the product name should end with a "y" or an "ie" for example. They considered and rejected numerous names eventually settling on either "Brownie," "Jimmy," or "Skippy." They eventually settled on "Skippy" in 1932.

Initially producing and packaging the product in their garage, they had soon moved operations to the back of a local lumber mill (the former California Cabinet Company). Once sales began taking off, Rosefield Packing Company eventually purchased the entire facility. Initially producing only their 'creamy' style Skippy Peanut Butter in 1932, they began producing their 'chunky-style' peanut butter a few months later.

Meanwhile, back at the Percy Crosby "Skippy" cartoon franchise, it had come to their notice that the Rosefield brothers had submitted an application to register the name "Skippy" as a trade name. Percy Crosby's lawyers sued Rosefield Packaging and the ensuing litigation dragged on throughout the years leading up to World War II. When America entered World War II, the Military found Skippy Peanut Butter to be an excellent, stable, protein alternative to meat for the troops. This brought a windfall of Government contracts for Rosefield Packing's peanut butter.

With the vastly increased capitalization and popularity of Skippy Peanut Butter products Rosefield Packing began greatly expanding its advertising and promotion of the products. This included sponsoring its first Radio programming of the era.

Percy Crosby's "Skippy" character itself first came to Radio as the first serialized children's program of its kind with 1932's "Skippy." Starring Franklin Adams, Jr. the series ran to great popularity through 1935. It was sponsored by Wheaties and Phillips Milk of Magnesia and aired over both NBC and CBS.

Rosefield Packaging began sponsoring Radio in 1942, with The Adventures of Superman on the West Coast and The Skippy Hollywood Theater over West Coast stations and the Midwest. The Skippy Hollywood Theater returned to the radiowaves in 1949 over CBS.

Rosefield Packing sponsors The Skippy Hollywood Theater

Skippy Peanut Butter's foray into Radio advertising began with targeted, regional sponsorships in both California and Utah in 1942. Rosefield Packing Company jumped on the wildly popular The Adventures of Superman in 1942 over West Coast stations. The company launched its own The Skippy Hollywood Theater over Salt Lake City station KUTA on May 1st 1942. Tapping the canned, transcribed programming of C. P. MacGregor, The Skippy Hollywood Theater brought 'big-name' Film talent to Radio in a weekly series of half-hour drama productions. Well produced, directed and performed, The Skippy Hollywood Theater eventually became a component of one of C.P. MacGregor's longest running Radio successes. Airing in one form or another under various titles, C.P MacGregor's brilliant "Hollywood Theater" series' aired almost continuously between 1942 and 1951.

As with many of the independently-produced, transcribed programming packagers of the era, C.P. MacGregor, then Les Mitchel, Inc., distributed their programming packages to independent stations, sponsors, networks or advertising agences as 'canned packages.' The introductions, sponsor tags, commercials and closing comments were recorded onto the electrical transcriptions prior to their delivery to the broadcast outlet--sans airchecks. With rare--mostly holiday--exceptions there was little in the way of promotional continuity between episodes. In the rare instance that closing announcements teased the succeeding featured guest star or script synopsis, that wasn't always the program or featured star that was actually broadcast the following week over that station.

That omission or ambiguity was mostly intentional, especially in the case of The Skippy Hollywood Theatre. Rosefield Packing very specifically targeted their broadcasts of The Skippy Hollywood Theatre. The program might well air in neighboring reception areas on as many as three different days a week over competing affiliate stations or networks. East Coast, Midwest and West Coast airings of the series weren't generally coordinated until the 1949 CBS run that aired nationally over the network.

From the November 24th 1949 edition of the Cedar Rapids Tribune:

Les Mitchel article from 49-11-24 

     "Skippy Hollywood Theatre," a dramatic program featuring screen and stage stars in original half-hour stories, has its premiere broadcast over CBS and WMT Thursday, Dec. 1, at 9:30 p.m.  The star of the first broadcast is blonde and beautiful Marjorie Reynolds and her story is "Something Special."
     The "Skippy Hollywood Theatre" is the fulfillment of the hopes and dreams of one man--Les Mitchel, producer-director and host for the program.  As a callow youth making grimaces as he trod the boards of a Toledo Little Theatre, is fondest ambition was to become a director.
               Unique Venture
     But even in his most optimistic dreams, he couldn't have pictured the ultimate manner in which he would some day reach his goal.  His program is a unique venture because the producer has incorporated himself into Les Mitchel Productions.
     Like any other corporation, his enterprise operates on a strictly business-like basis.  But there's one exception--employees may work in their bathing suits and interrupt business from time to time for swimming!
     Les Mitchel, Inc. is located in Sunland, a half-hour drive from Hollywood, and the property is both home and production headquarters for him.  His guest house serves as office for the folks who spend five days each week readying the program.  But when a particular problem gets too knotty, it's not unusual for all hands to shut up shop, take a plunge in the Mitchel pool, and come back to work with renewed vigor.
               Pays Off
     Les Mitchel's pleasant working ways pay off in getting utmost cooperation from his staff and actors.  And he is a perfectionist.  He works with painstaking care toward correction of even the slightest wrong infliction that he feels might mar the pace or spoil the mood of his production.
     In addition to stories featuring American stars, Mitchel plans a series with six of Britain's "Abbey Players," which will start in the latter part of December.

Les Mitchel, self-styled "legendary Stage and Film actor, director and producer" assumed the hosting duties for The Skippy Hollywood Theatre from approximately 1946, forward. Mitchel credited himself with directing, producing, hosting and performing in the series. But it was C.P. MacGregor who actually hosted and produced the series between 1942 and September 1949. Young & Rubicam, the legendary advertising agency for Rosefield Packing Company, pressed their Skippy Hollywood Theatre transcriptions under a "Les Mitchell Production" credit, with Rosefield Packing Company retaining all licensed broadcast rights to the Young & Rubicam-ordered Skippy Hollywood Theatre recordings.

At the same time, C. P. MacGregor continued marketing his various "Hollywood Theater" transcription pressings to other non-Skippy-sponsored broadcast outlets of the era under his own license and copyright. The "Les Mitchell Production" pressings for Young & Rubicam and Skippy were pressed with only Les Mitchell's intros, Skippy's commercial inserts, and Mitchell's closing interview, credits and announcements--sans any airchecks or station announcements. The C.P. MacGregor recordings retained C.P. MacGregor as the host, left open engineering cues for commercial and station inserts, and C.P MacGregor's closing interviews and credits--again, sans any airchecks or station announcements. This was an understandably complex and meticulously tailored distribution system for the era. By contrast, the many Frederick Ziv electrical transcriptions of the era recorded and pressed only the intros, performances and closing comments onto their E.T.s, allowing the subscribing outlets even greater flexibility in marketing or tailoring their own broadcasts of Ziv-produced programming.

Transcription label for Skippy Hollywood Theatre Program 415 'Star Bright' starring Barbara Britton
Transcription label for Skippy Hollywood Theatre Program 415,
'Star Bright' starring Barbara Britton (Part 2)

And from the November 30th 1949 edition of the San Mateo Times:

Headline for 49-11-30 article

     A Burlingame mother's first efforts at radio writing will go on the air tomorrow night when the Columbia Broadcasting company presents "Something Special" on the Skippy Hollywood Theatre over KCBS at 7:30.

     The story, written about San Francisco's famed waterfront, is by Mrs. Marie Poche, 1122 Eastmoor road, Burlingame, the petite mother of two sons, 15 and 9.
          Studied in Hollywood
     Mrs. Poche, a short story writer by choice studied writing in Hollywood while residing there and also attended the National Broadcasting company Stanford University Writers' Institute at Palo Alto, two years ago.
     Although most of her time is taken up with her family, Mrs. Poche says she manages to find time to do her writing while the children are in school.
     Son Marcel, named after his father, has taken to writing, Mrs. Poche says, and at the present time is up to his neck in sport writing.  He is a student at San Jose's Bellarmine high school.  He also has shown a desire to get into radio.
     Her second son is Steven, age 9, who is too busy with his personal affairs to bother with writing or radio.  Mr. Poche is an accountant with a large San Francisco firm.
          In Writers' Group
     Mrs. Poche is a member of the Peninsula Writers' group, and numbers among her close friends Burlingame's well known writer, Kathryn Forbes, author of the popular "Mama" stories.  At present Mrs. Forbes' loveable characters are seen also on CBS television in the newly inaugurated "Mama" series starring Peggy Woods.
     In tomorrow night's presentation, "Something Special" will star Hollywood Actress Marjorie Reynolds.
     Mrs. Poche has lived in the bay area for the past 15 years, but is a native of New Orleans.  Les Mitchell, producer of the program, has asked her to submit more of her short stories and radio shows, she reports.

Series Derivatives:

Skippy Hollywood Theater; LaRosa Hollywood Theater; Hollywood Playhouse; Hollywood Theater of Stars; Skippy Hollywood Playhouse; The Theater of Famous Radio Players; Hollywood Radio Theatre
Genre: Anthology of Golden Age Radio Dramas
Network(s): The Blue Network; ABC; CBS; NBC; Several independent stations.
Audition Date(s) and Title(s): Unknown
Premiere Date(s) and Title(s): 42-05-01 01 Title Unknown
Run Dates(s)/ Time(s): 42-05-01 to ; [KUTA/KSL, Salt Lake City]; Fifty-two, 30-minute programs;
Syndication: C. P. MacGregor; Young & Rubicam [for Rosefield Packing Company]; Les Mitchel, Inc. ; Garfield and Gould Advertising [for Rosefield Packing Company]
Sponsors: Rosefield Packing Company (Good Foods, Inc./Economy Foods) [Skippy Peanut Butter];
Director(s): Madeline Mitchel
Les Mitchel [Producer/Director]
C.P. MacGregor [Producer]
Principal Actors: Ann Blythe, Jack Robbins, Bill Green, Isabel Randolph, Jack Petruzzi, Stephen McNally, Basil Rathbone, Jeanne Cagney, Ned LeFevre, Bill Green, Virginia Gregg, Peter Lorre, Lurene Tuttle, Charlie Lung, Earl Lee, Herb Butterfield, Ken Christy, Les Mitchel, Peter Leeds, John Newland, GeGe Pearson, Herbert Rawlinson, Gloria Grant, Janet Scott, Victor Mature, Jeanne Bates, Bob Bruce, Don Shelton, Jim Headlock, Eve McVeagh, Kim Hunter, Jane Morgan, Peter Lorre, Van Desautel, Les Mitchel, Peggy Knudsen, Frank Graham, Daws Butler, Barbara Fuller, Bob Bruce, Janet Logan, Jay Novello, Tyler McVey, Jack Petruzzi, Wilms Herbert, Jeanne Cagney, Ned LeFebre, Bill Green, Virginia Gregg, Victor Mature, Isabel Randolph, Eve McVeagh, Don Shelton, Jim Headlock, [3:35:44 PM] Dee: Jane Wyatt, John Mills, Jean Smimons, Googie Withers, Alec Guiness, John McCullum, Derek Bond, Derk Bogard, Maureen Balaney, Dermot Walsh, Sheila Manahan, Joyce Chanceller, Elizabeth Erskine, Michaed Redgrave, Bebe Daniels, Ben Lyon, Barbara Lyon, Richard Lyon, Clive Brook, Victor Moore, James Gleason, Michael O'Shea, Preston Foster, Ella Raines, John Carroll, Virginia O'Brien, Brian Donlevy, Gale Storm, John Sutton, Gale Robbins, Bill Shirley, John Howard, Irene Hervey, Francis X. Bushman, Allan Jones, Arthur Godfrey, Rhonda Fleming, Edmond O'Brien, Vanessa Brown, Ann Dvorak, Bobby Driscoll, Bill Lundigan, Joan Bennett, Mercedes McCambridge, Dan Duryea, Meg Randall, Pat O'Brien, Gloria Grahame, Natalie Wood, Wayne Morris, Frank Albertson, Herbert Marshall
Recurring Character(s):
Protagonist(s):
Author(s): George Randolph Lester, O. Henry, Charles Rann Kennedy
Writer(s) Eleanor Jansen, True Boardman, Sidney Marshall, Les Mitchel, Elizabeth Hiestand, Anita Dixon, Edward Kimbro, Charles Rann Kennedy, Don Martin, Marie Poche, Ralph Rose, Norman Oboler, Jerry Day, Ray Sollars, Robert Vincent, Myra Clark, Joseph Cochran, Elizabeth Beecher, Ray Wilson, Arthur Lawrence, Bruce Powell, Henry Arnold, Eleanor Jansen, Bud Lesser, Nancy Seel, Alfred Seel, Veronica Forrest, Carey Shaw, Lori Marston, Shelby Gordon, Walter Newman, Rose Gordon, Ruth Henning, H. Donald Spatz, Squire De Havilland, Marjorie Barnaby, Tm Dixon, George Fass, Gertrude Fass, Martin Ryerson, Ralph Klein, Harry Trellavan Jr., Sidney Cook, Arthur Kay, Milton Stern, William H. Leitz, Don Martin, Robert Fresnel Jr., Irwin Ashkenazie, Pauline Hopkins, Richard Marinas, Alfred Scott, Robert White, James Hayward, Gene Clark, Mignon Jenkins, Alfred Bailey, Norman Macdonnell, Harry Sullivan, David Karp, Elaine McPherson, Maurice Zimm, Robert C. Dennis, Helen Sloane Sarles, Louis Pollack, Robin Black, Margaret Lowery, Robert Vincent, Henry Arnold, Anita Dixon, Eleanor Jansen, Marvin L. Grant, Selig Lester, Mervyn Gerard, Vera Lorrie Goodman

Bob Lesser [Editor/Adapter]
Music Direction: Del Castillo [Composer/Conductor]
Mahlon Merrick [Music]
Musical Theme(s):
Announcer(s): C. P. MacGregor, Les Mitchel [Host]
Van Des Autels [Announcer]
Estimated Scripts or
Broadcasts:
Approximately 458
Episodes in Circulation: 33
Total Episodes in Collection: 33
Provenances:



June 30th 1949 KDYL, Salt Lake City spot ad for Skippy Hollywood Theater
Hickerson Guide, Skippy.com, .

Notes on Provenances:

The most helpful provenances were newspaper listings. The Hickerson Guide was particularly erroneous regarding any of the C.P. MacGregor-produced Hollywood Theater programs.

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Skippy Hollywood Theater and Skippy Hollywood Playhouse aired almost continously over one market, region or network or another between 1942 and 1951. Most of the runs were subsets of the C.P. MacGregor-produced Hollywood Theater of Stars transcribed series. We found significant runs airing in California, Utah, the Midwest and the East Coast. Rosefield Packing elected to employ a very targeted approach to its sponsorship of the C.P MacGregor transcriptions. Some markets aired a subset of the series over a regional network 'keystation,' such as:

ABC affiliate WHBF
Blue Network affiliate KUTA in Salt Lake City
CBS affiliate KQW in San Jose [San Francisco studios]
CBS affiliate KTSA in San Antonio
CBS' flagship station WCBS [the former WABC] in New York City
CBS' keystation WBBM in Chicago
Mutual keystation, W-G-N in Chicago
NBC affiliate KFI in Los Angeles
NBC affiliate station KSL in Salt Lake City
NBC affiliate station KDYL in Salt Lake City
NBC's keystation KOA, Denver
NBC's keystation KPO in San Francisco
NBC's keystation WMAQ in Chicago
WFBL, Syracuse

There were undoubtedly others, given C.P. MacGregor's distribution system and Rosefield Packing's very targeted market approach. Most of the shorter, targeted runs aired between 52 and 78 episodes before leaving a specific market or region.

September 29th 1949 spot ad for NBC affiliate KVOA's Thursday nights run of Skippy Hollywood Theatre produced by C.P. MacGregor
September 29th 1949 spot ad for NBC affiliate KVOA's Thursday nights run of Skippy Hollywood Theatre produced by C.P. MacGregor

In other instances throughout the period during which Skippy Hollywood Theater or Skippy Hollywood Playhouse aired, Skippy entered, left, then reentered various markets while the broadcast outlet continued to air the series as some derivation of "Hollywood Theater" or "Hollywood Theater of Stars"--either spot-sponsored or sustaining. The earlier airings of Skippy Hollywood Theater tended to air--and re-air--the same initial tranche of transcribed recordings; often simultaneously over different stations--and networks--in the same reception area.

The circulating exemplars of Skippy Hollywood Theatre contain no airchecks. This makes identification of specific runs all but impossible without the original transcription labels or annotations. Further complications are the number of repeats, parallel runs, staggered dates and times, and often conflicting announcements as to following guest stars.

The Les Mitchel, Inc. pressings of Skippy Hollywood Theatre for Young & Rubicam were an example of the more efficient transcription pressings of the era. Side one of the transcriptions were recorded and pressed to be played 'Outside start' amd Side two of the transcriptions were recorded and pressed to be played 'Inside start.' The station engineers of the era found that it was more efficient, as well as easier on the surface grooves of transcriptions of the era--and styli--to reverse the pressure of the stylus on the grooves of the transcription by playing the first half of the program by starting the stylus on the outside groove of the disc, then flipping it over to play part two by starting the stylus on the inner-most groove of the disc.


OTRisms:

We could find no record whatsoever of any C.P. MacGregor-produced--or Skippy Peanut Butter sponsored--"Hollywood Theater" programs prior to 1942. The vast majority of currently available references to the various C.P. MacGregor-produced "Hollywood Theater" canon cite the series airing from 1940, forward. As best as we can determine at this point, there's not a single verifiable proof of this erroneous claim. We have no idea from where all of this revisionist fiction emanates. We can only suggest that you ask those who promulgate this rubbish for purely commercial gain where they get their information.


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The Skippy Hollywood Theater Radio Program Log

Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
42-04-24
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42-04-24 Salt Lake Tribune
KUTA--6:30 p.m.--Victory News
42-05-01
1
Title Unknown
N
[Premiere over The Blue Network]

42-05-01 Salt Lake Tribune
KUTA--6:30 p.m.--Skippy Hollywood Theater
42-05-08
2
Title Unknown
N
42-05-08 Salt Lake Tribune
KUTA--6:30 p.m.--Skippy Hollywood Theater
42-05-15
3
Title Unknown
N
42-05-15 Salt Lake Tribune
KUTA--6:30 p.m.--The Skippy Hollywood Theater
42-05-22
4
Title Unknown
N
42-05-22 Salt Lake Tribune
KUTA--6:30 p.m.--The Skippy Hollywood Theater
42-05-29
5
Title Unknown
N
42-05-29 Salt Lake Tribune
KUTA--6:30 p.m.--The Skippy Hollywood Theater
42-06-05
6
Title Unknown
N
42-06-12
7
Title Unknown
N
42-06-19
8
Title Unknown
N
42-06-26
9
Title Unknown
N
42-07-03
10
Title Unknown
N
42-07-10
11
Title Unknown
N
42-07-17
12
Title Unknown
N
42-07-24
13
Title Unknown
N
42-07-24 Salt Lake Tribune
KUTA--6:30 p.m.--The Skippy Hollywood Theater
42-07-31
14
Title Unknown
N
42-08-07
15
Title Unknown
N
42-08-14
16
Title Unknown
N
42-08-21
17
Title Unknown
N
42-08-28
18
Title Unknown
N
42-09-04
19
Title Unknown
N
42-09-11
20
Title Unknown
N
42-09-18
21
Title Unknown
N
42-09-25
22
Title Unknown
N
42-10-02
23
Title Unknown
N
42-10-09
24
Title Unknown
N
42-10-09 Salt Lake Tribune
KUTA--6:30 p.m.--The Skippy Hollywood Theater
42-10-16
25
Title Unknown
N
42-10-23
26
Title Unknown
N
42-10-30
27
Title Unknown
N
42-11-06
28
Title Unknown
N
42-11-13
29
Title Unknown
N
42-11-13 Salt Lake Tribune
KUTA--9:30 p.m.--The Skippy Hollywood Theater
42-11-19
30
Title Unknown
N
[Moves to Thursdays]

42-11-19 Salt Lake Tribune
KUTA--9:30 p.m.--The Skippy Hollywood Theater
42-11-26
31
Title Unknown
N
42-11-26 Salt Lake Tribune
KUTA--9:30 p.m.--The Skippy Hollywood Theater
42-12-03
32
Title Unknown
N
42-12-10
33
Title Unknown
N
42-12-10 Salt Lake Tribune
KUTA--9:30 p.m.--The Skippy Hollywood Theater
42-12-17
34
Title Unknown
N
42-12-17 Salt Lake Tribune
KUTA--9:30 p.m.--The Skippy Hollywood Theater
42-12-24
35
Title Unknown
N
42-12-24 Salt Lake Tribune
KUTA--9:30 p.m.--The Skippy Hollywood Theater
42-12-31
36
Title Unknown
N
42-12-31 Salt Lake Tribune
KUTA--9:30 p.m.--The Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-01-07
37
Title Unknown
N
43-01-07 Salt Lake Tribune
KUTA--9:30 p.m.--The Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-01-14
38
Title Unknown
N
43-01-14 Salt Lake Tribune
KUTA--9:30 p.m.--The Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-01-21
38
Title Unknown
N
43-01-21 Salt Lake Tribune
KUTA--9:30 p.m.--The Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-01-27 Title Unknown
N
43-01-27 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30--Hollywood Theater--WBBM
43-01-28
40
Title Unknown
N
43-01-28 Salt Lake Tribune
KUTA--9:30 p.m.--The Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-02-04
41
Title Unknown
N
43-02-04 Salt Lake Tribune
KUTA--9:30 p.m.--The Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-02-11
42
Title Unknown
N
43-02-11 Salt Lake Tribune
KUTA--9:30 p.m.--The Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-02-18
43
Title Unknown
N
43-02-18 Salt Lake Tribune
KUTA--9:30 p.m.--The Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-02-25
44
Title Unknown
N
43-02-25 Ogden Standard Examiner
KUTA--9:30 p.m.--The Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-03-04
45
Title Unknown
N
43-03-04 Ogden Standard Examiner
KUTA--9:30 p.m.--The Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-03-11
46
Title Unknown
N
43-03-11 Ogden Standard Examiner
KUTA--9:30 p.m.--The Skippy Hollywood Theater

43-03-11 Racine Journal Times
6:30--WTMJ—Skippy Hollywood Theater.
43-03-18
47
Title Unknown
N
43-03-18 Ogden Standard Examiner
KUTA--9:30 p.m.--The Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-03-25
48
Title Unknown
N
43-03-24 Racine Journal Times
THURSDAY P.M.
6:30--WTMJ—Skippy Hollywood Theater.

43-03-25 Ogden Standard Examiner
KUTA--9:30 p.m.--The Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-04-01
49
Title Unknown
N
43-04-01 Reno Evening Gazette
FRIDAY
9:30 P M.
KPO — Skippy Hollywood Theater

43-04-01 Salt Lake Tribune
KUTA--9:30 p.m.--The Skippy Hollywood Theater

43-04-02 San Mateo Times
9:30--KPO--Hollywood Theatre
43-04-03 Ashes of Victory
N
43-04-03 Chicago Daily Tribune
8--WMAQ--Skippy Holl'd Theater.

43-04-03 Chicago Daily Times
8:00--WMAQ--Hollywood Theater: Anita Louise in
"Ashes of Victory."
43-04-07
50
Spell of The Jungle

Spot ad of April 7th 1943 citing time change from 9:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. over KUTA, Salt Lake City

N
[Moves to Wednesday Nights at 6:30 p.m.]

43-04-07 Salt Lake Tribune
KUTA--9:30 p.m.--The Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-04-14
51
Title Unknown
N
43-04-13 Long Beach Independent
WEDNESDAY
9:30—KFI—Hollywood Theater

43-04-14 Salt Lake Tribune
KUTA--9:30 p.m.--Skippy Hlyd Theater
43-04-21
52
Title Unknown
N
43-04-21 Salt Lake Tribune
KUTA--9:30 p.m.--Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-04-23 Marriage on Salary
N
[Apparent false annoucement]

43-04-23
Long Beach Independent
Skippy Hollywood Theater, previously heard on Wednesday nights over KFI, will be broadcast Friday evenings at 9:30 p. m., beginning Friday, April 23.
First program heard on the new series will be "
Marriage on Salary," starring Gale Page. The play shows the dilemma of a pretty girl whose father's will requires her lo be married before she can inherit her estate—and how she hires a husband.

43-04-23 Long Beach Press Telegram
9:30--Rudy Vallee--KFI
43-04-28
53
Title Unknown
N

43-05-05
54
Title Unknown
N
43-05-05 Salt Lake Tribune
KUTA--9:30 p.m.--Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-05-14
55
Title Unknown
N
[Moves from Wednesdays to Fridays in Utah; and from KUTA to KSL]

43-05-14 Salt Lake Tribune
KSL--7:00 p.m.--Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-05-21
56
Title Unknown
N
43-05-21 Salt Lake Tribune
KSL--7:00 p.m.--Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-05-28
57
Title Unknown
N
43-05-28 Salt Lake Tribune
KSL--7:00 p.m.--Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-06-04
58
Title Unknown
N
43-06-04 Salt Lake Tribune
KSL--7:00 p.m.--Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-06-11
59
Title Unknown
N
43-06-18
60
Title Unknown
N
43-06-18 Salt Lake Tribune
KSL--7:00 p.m.--Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-06-25
61
Title Unknown
N
43-06-25 Nevada State Journal
KSL--6:00 p.m.--Hollywood Theater
KPO--9:30 p.m.--Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-07-02
62
Title Unknown
N
43-07-02 Salt Lake Tribune
KSL--7:00 p.m.--Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-07-09
63
Title Unknown
N
43-07-09 Salt Lake Tribune
KSL--7:00 p.m.--Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-07-16
64
Title Unknown
N
43-07-16 Salt Lake Tribune
KSL--7:00 p.m.--Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-07-23
65
Title Unknown
N
43-07-23 Salt Lake Tribune
KSL--7:00 p.m.--Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-07-30
66
Title Unknown
N
43-07-30 Salt Lake Tribune
KSL--7:00 p.m.--Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-08-06
67
Title Unknown
N
43-08-06 Salt Lake Tribune
KSL--7:00 p.m.--Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-08-13
68
Title Unknown
N
43-08-13 Salt Lake Tribune
KSL--7:00 p.m.--Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-08-20
69
Title Unknown
N
43-08-20 Salt Lake Tribune
KSL--7:00 p.m.--Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-08-27
70
Title Unknown
N
43-08-27 Salt Lake Tribune
KSL--7:00 p.m.--Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-09-03
71
Title Unknown
N
43-09-03 Salt Lake Tribune
KSL--7:00 p.m.--Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-09-10
72
Title Unknown
N
43-09-10 Salt Lake Tribune
KSL--7:00 p.m.--Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-09-17
73
Title Unknown
N
43-09-17 Salt Lake Tribune
KSL--7:00 p.m.--Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-09-24
74
Title Unknown
N
43-09-24 Salt Lake Tribune
KSL--7:00 p.m.--Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-10-01
75
Title Unknown
N
43-10-08
76
Title Unknown
N
43-10-15
77
Title Unknown
N
43-10-15 Salt Lake Tribune
KSL--7:00 p.m.--Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-10-22
78
Title Unknown
N
43-10-22 Salt Lake Tribune
KSL--7:00 p.m.--Skippy Hollywood Theater
43-10-29
79
Title Unknown
N
43-10-29 Oelwein Register
WHO (NBC)--9:30 Skippy Hollywood Theatre





The Skippy Hollywood Theater Radio Program Log [West Coast KFI Run]

Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
43-09-19
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--
43-09-19 Long Beach Independent
Screen star Joe E. Brown and radio dramatist Arch Oboler, two of radio's best known personalities, will contribute to a special KFI program tonight at 9:30, dedicated to all American boys in the service.
43-09-26
1
Title Unknown
N
43-10-03 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
43-10-03
2
Title Unknown
N
43-10-03 Long Beach Independent
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theatre
43-10-10
3
Title Unknown
N
43-10-17
4
Title Unknown
N
43-10-17 Long Beach Independent
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theatre
43-10-24
5
Title Unknown
N
43-10-24 Long Beach Independent
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theatre
43-10-31
6
Title Unknown
N
43-10-31 Long Beach Independent
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theatre
43-11-07
7
Snow Man
N
43-11-07 Long Beach Independent
Lovely Anita Louise is starred in the "Skippy Hollywood'Theater" presentation of the "
Snow Man" on KFI tonight at 9:30. The special radio adaptation was written by Elizabeth Hiestand from an O. Henry story.
43-11-14
8
Performance Counts
N
43-11-14 Long Beach Independent
Constance Moore, motion picture star, has the starring role in an original radio drama, "
Performance Counts," on KFI tonight at 9:30. Miss Moore will be heard on the "Skippy Hollywood Theater," a regular Sunday night feature.
43-11-21
9
Young Lady, Be Good
N
43-11-21 Long Beach Independent
Young and lovely Jane Withers has the starring role in the "Skippy Hollywood Theater" production on KFI tonight at 9:30. Jane takes the lead in an original comedy drama titled "
Young Lady, Be Good."
43-11-28
10
Harrington's Ghost
N
43-11-28 Long Beach Independent
JOHN LODER, film star, has the leading role in "Harrington's Ghost," Hollywood Theater presentation on KFI tonight at 9:30.
43-12-05
11
Queen of Hearts
N
43-12-05 Long Beach Independent
"
QUEEN OF HEARTS," a comedy drama starring Mary Beth Hughes, will be presented on "Skippy Hollywood Theater" when the curtain goes up on the transcribed drama at 9:30 tonight over KFI.
43-12-12
12
Title Unknown
N
43-12-12 Long Beach Independent
9:30 -- KFI—Hollywood Theatre
43-12-19
13
Blessed Are They
N
[Christmas Program]

43-12-19 Long Beach Independent
In a special Christmas program, Roddy McDowell, child film star, will be featured in "
Blessed Are They" on the Skippy Hollywood theater program on KFI tonight at 9:30.
43-12-26
14
Miss Pinkerton. Inc.
N
43-12-26 Long Beach Independent
Lovely Barbara Hale will have the title role in an original radio drama, "
Miss Pinkerton. Inc." on Skippy Hollywood theater broadcast over KFI at 9:30 tonight.
44-01-02
15
Title Unknown
N
44-01-02 Long Beach Independent
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theatre

44-01-02 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-01-09
16
Title Unknown
N
44-01-09 Long Beach Independent
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theatre

44-01-09 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-01-16
17
Title Unknown
N
44-01-16 Long Beach Independent
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theatre

44-01-16 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-01-23
18
Title Unknown
N
44-01-23 Long Beach Independent
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theatre

44-01-23 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-01-30
19
Title Unknown
N
44-01-30 Long Beach Independent
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theatre

44-01-30 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-02-06
20
Title Unknown
N
44-02-06 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-02-13
21
Title Unknown
N
44-02-13 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-02-20
22
Title Unknown
N
44-02-20 Long Beach Independent
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theatre

44-02-20 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-02-27
23
Title Unknown
N
44-02-27 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-03-05
24
Title Unknown
N
44-03-05 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-03-12
25
Title Unknown
N
44-03-12 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-03-19
26
Title Unknown
N
44-03-19 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-03-26
27
Title Unknown
N
44-03-26 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-04-02
28
Title Unknown
N
44-04-02 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-04-09
29
Title Unknown
N
44-04-09 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-04-16
30
Title Unknown
N
44-04-16 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-04-23
31
Title Unknown
N
44-04-23 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-04-30
32
Title Unknown
N
44-04-30 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-05-07
33
Title Unknown
N
44-05-07 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-05-14
34
Title Unknown
N
44-05-14 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-05-21
35
Title Unknown
N
44-05-21 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-05-28
36
Title Unknown
N
44-05-28 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-06-04
37
Title Unknown
N
44-06-04 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-06-11
38
Title Unknown
N
44-06-11 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-06-18
39
Title Unknown
N
44-06-18 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-06-25
40
Title Unknown
N
44-06-25 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-07-02
41
Title Unknown
N
44-07-02 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-07-09
42
Title Unknown
N
44-07-09 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-07-16
43
Title Unknown
N
44-07-16 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-07-23
44
Title Unknown
N
44-07-23 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-07-30
45
Title Unknown
N
44-07-30 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-08-06
46
Title Unknown
N
44-08-06 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-08-13
47
Title Unknown
N
44-08-13 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-08-20
48
Title Unknown
N
44-08-20 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-08-27
49
Title Unknown
N
44-08-27 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-09-03
50
Title Unknown
N
44-09-03 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-09-10
51
Title Unknown
N
44-09-10 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-09-17
52
Title Unknown
N
44-09-17 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-09-24
53
Title Unknown [Final Program in this KFI run; Replaced by Jack Benny rebroadcasts]

44-09-24 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Hollywood Theater
44-10-01
--
--
44-10-01 Los Angeles Times
9:30--KFI—Jack Benny, rebroadcast





The Skippy Hollywood Theater Radio Program Log [Chicago WMAQ Run]

Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
43-03-27
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--
43-03-27 Wisconsin State Journal
8:00 Doctors at War—WMAQ

43-03-27 Chicago Daily Tribune
8:00—WMAQ--Doctors at War, sketch.
43-04-03 Ashes of Victory
N
43-04-03 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ):
Anita Louise in "Ashes of Victory," love story of painter and his wife.

43-04-03 Chicago Daily Tribune
8--WMAQ--Skippy Holl'd Theater.

43-04-03 Chicago Daily Times
8:00--WMAQ--Hollywood Theater: Anita Louise in
"Ashes of Victory."
43-04-10 Quest of the Tropic Bird
N
43-04-10 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Gale Sondergaard and Eliott Lewis in "
Quest of the Tropic Bird."
43-04-17 The Courtship of Miles Sheehan
N
43-04-17 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Hanley Stafford as a bashful police captain in "
The Courtship of Miles Sheehan."
43-04-24
Merely Marjorie
The Man, the Mission, and the Maid
N
43-04-24 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Anita Louise, Elliott Lewis in "
Merely Marjorie."

43-04-24 Chicago Daily Tribune
8:00-WMAQ--Hollywood Theater presents Screen Actress Anita Louise in "
The Man, the Mission, and the Maid."
43-05-01 A Rag, A Bone, and A Hank
N
43-05-01 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ):
Edna Best in "A Rag, a Bone, and a Hank"
43-05-08 The Big Mitten
N
43-05-08 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Marjorie Rambeau in "
The Big Mitten" by Damon Runyon.
43-05-15 Spats Meann
N
43-05-15 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Hanley Stafford in "
Spats Meann."
43-05-22 Out of the Great God's Heart



Y
[C.P. MacGregor No. HRT-02]

43-05-22 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Gale Sondergaard in "
Out of the Great God's Heart."

43-05-22 Chicago Daily Tribune
8:00--WMAQ--Hollywood Theater: "
Out of the Great God's Heart."
43-05-29 Lady Member
N
43-05-29 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Marjorie Rambeau in "
Lady Member," by Damon Runyon
43-06-05 Neighbors
N
43-06-05 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m.—Hollywood Theater (WMAQ):
Edna Best in "Neighbors"
43-06-12 Katherine of the Bridle Bit
N
43-06-12 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Anita Louise in "
Katherine of the Bridle Bit."
43-06-19 Lady Luck
N
43-06-19 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Marjorie Rambeau in "
Lady Luck."
43-06-26 Taxi, Mister?
N
43-06-26 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Isabel Jewell in "
Taxi, Mister?"
43-07-03 Tomorrow Will Come
N
43-07-03 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ):
Rosemary DeCamp In "Tomorrow Will Come"
43-07-10 The Lady Was A Lawyer
N
43-07-10 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Ona Munson in "
The Lady Was A Lawyer."
43-07-17 Second Choice
N
43-07-17 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Helen Mack in "
Second Choice."
43-07-24 Stu Mulligan
N
43-07-24 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Mel Blanc and Lurene Tuttle in comedy, "
Stu Mulligan."
43-07-31 The Spell of the Jungle
N
43-07-31 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Bramwell Fletcher and Louise Arthur in Molzner's "
The Spell of the Jungle."
43-08-07 The Legacy of Happiness
N
43-08-07 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Anita Louise in "The Fault of the Frog."

43-08-07 Chicago Daily Tribune
8:00--WMAQ--Hollywood Theater: "
The Legacy of Happiness."
43-08-14 Something Borrowed, Something Blue
Y
43-08-14 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Anita Louise in "The Fault of the Frog."

43-08-14 Chicago Daily Tribune
8:00--WMAQ--Hollywood Theater: Anita Louise in "The Fault of the Frog."

C.P. MacGregor Announces Helen Mack in McGonigal as next
43-08-21 McGonigal
N
43-08-21 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Helen Mack in "McGonigal."
43-08-28
The Fault of the Frog
N
43-08-28 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Anita Louise in Mary Roberts Rhinehart's "The Fault of the Frog."

43-08-28 Chicago Daily Tribune
8:00--WMAQ--Hollywood Theater: Anita Louise in "Fault of the Frog."
43-09-04 The Haze of the Honeymoon
N
43-09-04 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Anita Louise in "
The Haze of the Honeymoon,"
43-09-11 The Cosmic Urge
N
43-09-11 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Isabel Jewell in "
The Cosmic Urge."
43-09-18 A Yankee Hunch
N
43-09-18 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Helga Moray in "
A Yankee Hunch," drama of sacrifice in war-torn England.
43-09-25 With Pen in Hand
N
43-09-25 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Isabel Jewell in "
With Pen in Hand."
43-10-02 A Nosegay for Judith
N
43-10-02 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Elvia "Cobina" Allman in "
A Nosegay for Judith."
43-10-09 Eternal Spring
N
43-10-09 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Oona Munson in "
Eternal Spring."
43-10-16 Pigs--More or Less
N
43-10-16 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Sterling Holloway in "
Pigs--More or Less."
43-10-23 Fantasie Impromptu
N
43-10-23 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Kent Smith in "
Fantasie Impromptu."
43-10-30 Hand on My Shoulder
N
43-10-30 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Walter Reed in "
Hand on My Shoulder."
43-11-06 Scoop for Cameron
N
43-11-06 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Virginia Grey in "
Scoop for Cameron."
43-11-13 People Don't Talk Like That
N
43-11-13 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Margo in "
People Don't Talk Like That."
43-11-20 Hollywood Double Play
N
43-11-20 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Rosemary DeCamp in "
Hollywood Double Play."
43-11-27 I'll See My Lawyer
N
43-11-27 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Walter Reed in "
I'll See My Lawyer."
43-12-04 Miss Twenty One
N
43-12-04 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Wendy Barrie in "
Miss Twenty One."
43-12-11 Find the Man
N
43-12-11 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Helga Moray and Craig Stevens in "Find the Man."
43-12-18 Crichton Plays Cupid
N
43-12-18 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m.—Hollywood Theater
j (WMAQ): Eric Blore in "
Crichton Plays Cupid."
43-12-25 Blessed Are They
N
[Christmas Program]

43-12-25 Chicago Daily Tribune
8:00--WMAQ--"
Blessed Are They," drama with Roddy McDowell and sister Virginia.
44-01-01 Title Unknown
N
44-01-01 Chicago Tribune
8--WMAQ-Hollywood Theater.
44-01-08 White Camellias
N
44-01-08 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Pola Negri in "
White Camellias."
44-01-15 Emotions for Sale
N
44-01-15 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Anita Louise in "
Emotions for Sale."
44-01-22 Understudy
N
44-01-22 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: John Sutton in "
Understudy."
44-01-29 The Last Date
N
44-01-29 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Rosemary DeCamp in "
The Last Date."
44-02-05 The Snow Man
N
44-02-05 Wisconsin State Journal
8:00 Hollywood Theater--WMAQ

44-02-05 Chicago Daily Tribune
8:00--WMAQ--Hollywood Theater: "
The Snow Man," with Anita Louise.
44-02-12 Performance Counts
N
44-02-12 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Constance Moore in "
Performance Counts."
44-02-19 Young Lady, Be Good
N
44-02-19 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Jane Withers in "
Young Lady, Be Good."
44-02-26 Harrington's Ghost
N
44-02-26 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: John Loder in "
Harrington's Ghost."
44-03-04 Arms and the Woman
N
44-03-04 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater |(WMAQ): Anita Louise in "
Arms and the Woman."
44-03-11 Queen of Hearts
N
44-03-11 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Mary Beth Hughes in "
Queen of Hearts."
44-03-18 Debutante
N
44-03-18 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Virginia Grey in "
Debutante."
44-03-25 Summer Evening
N
44-03-25 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Peter Van Eyck in "
Summer Evening."
44-04-01 The Peacock Screen
N
44-04-01 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): "
The Peacock Screen," starring Annabella.
44-04-08 With All My Love
N
44-04-08 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): "
With All My Love," featuring Ruth Warrick.

CP MacGregor announces
Alan Curtis as the star of the next program
44-04-15 Leave It to the People
N
44-04-15 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): "
Leave It to the People" starring Tom Conway.
44-04-20 Heaven Is Like That
Y
44-04-20Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WTMJ): Herbert Marshall in "Heaven Is Like That."
44-04-22 Bright Shadow
Y
44-04-22 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): "
Party of the First Heart," with Joan Bennett.

44-04-22 Chicago Daily Tribune
8:00--WMAQ--Hollywood Theater: Kim Hunter in "
Bright Shadow."
44-04-29
Hometown
N
44-04-29 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ)
44-05-06 Title Unknown
N
44-05-06 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ)
44-05-13 The Amazing Ritchie Price
N
44-05-13 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Roddy MacDowell in
"The Amazing Ritchie Price."
44-05-20 It Could Happen Only in June
N
44-05-20 Wisconsin State Journal
8:00 Hollywood Theater--WMAQ

44-05-20 Chicago Daily Tribune
8:00--WMAQ--Hollywood Theater: Diana Lynn: "
It Could Happen Only in June."
44-05-27 Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary
N
44-05-27 Wisconsin State Journal
8:00 Hollywood Theater--WMAQ

44-05-27 Chicago Daily Tribune
8:00--WMAQ--Hollywood Theater: Margo in
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary."
44-06-03 Love Divided By Two
N
44-05-06 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): "
Love Divided By Two." starring Jon Hall.
44-06-10 Strictly Business
N
44-05-06 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): "
Strictly Business," starring Jean Parker.
44-06-17 Love Pays Five to Two
N
44-06-17 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: "
Love Pays Five to Two" with Carole Landis.
44-06-24 Most Enchanted
N
44-06-24 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: K.T. Stevens in "
Most Enchanted."
44-07-01 Happy Go Unlucky
N
44-07-01 Wisconsin State Journal
8:00 Hollywood Theater--WMAQ

44-07-01 Chicago Daily Tribune
8:00--WMAQ--Hollywood Theater: "
Happy Go Unlucky" with Barbara Britton.
44-07-08 Silver Gown
N
44-07-08 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Ruth Chatterton in "
Silver Gown."
44-07-15
Till Death Do Us Part
N
44-07-15 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Anna Lee in "
Till Death Do Us Part."
44-07-22
Tang of Autumn
Y
44-07-15 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): "
Tang of Autumn,"
starring Ellen Drew.

CP MacGregor announces
Marjorie Rambeau in The Lady Member as the next program

Features
Howard Duff
44-07-29 Park Avenue Peasant
N
44-07-29 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Constance Moore in "
Park Avenue Peasant."
44-08-05 The Man From Yesterday
N
44-08-05 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): "
The Man From Yesterday," starring Lowell Gilmore.
44-08-12 Lady Makes a Bet
N
44-08-12 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): "
Lady Makes a Bet,"' with Jane Frazee.
44-08-19 This Earth Is Ours
N
44-08-19 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): "
This Earth Is Ours," featuring Brenda Marshall.
44-08-26 Park Avenue Peasant
N
44-08-26 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): "
Park Avenue Peasant,"
with Constance Moore
44-09-02 The Man From Medicine Bow
N
44-09-02 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Sonny Tufts in "
The Man From Medicine Bow."
44-09-09 Taxi, Mister?
N
44-09-09 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): "
Taxi, Mister?" starring Isabel Jewell.
44-09-16 Boy Hates Girl
N
44-09-16 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Ann Rutherford in "
Boy Hates Girl."
44-09-23 Adventure in Guiana
N
44-09-23 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): "
Adventure in Guiana" starring June Dupree and Michael St. Angel.
44-09-30 Spring Fancy
N
44-09-30 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): "
Spring Fancy" starring Peggy Ryan.
44-10-07 Strange Journey
N
44-10-07 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater
(WMAQ): "
Strange Journey"
starring Vincent Price, film actor
44-10-14 Taken From Heaven
N
44-10-14 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m, — Hollywood Theater
Martha O'Driscoll in "
Taken From Heaven."
44-10-21
A Flyer for Two
N
44-10-21 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater
(WMAQ): "
A Flyer for Two," with Jean Heather, screen actress
44-10-28
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--
44-10-28 Wisconsin State Journal
8 P.m.--Pres. Roosevelt (WIBA, WCFL, WMAQ): Talk from Chicago.

44-10-28 Chicago Daily Tribune
8:00--WMAQ, WCFL, WSBC--President Roosevelt from Soldiers' field.
44-11-04
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--
44-11-04 Wisconsin State Journal
8:00 Pres. Roosevelt--WMAQ WTMJ WLS

44-11-04 Racine Journal Times
8 p. m. — WMAQ — President Roosevelt

44-11-04 Chicago Daily Tribune
8:00--WMAQ, WLS, WBBM, WCFL--President Roosevelt speaks from Boston.
44-11-11
The Other Robin Marshall
N
44-10-28 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater
(WMAQ): "
The Other Robin Marshall,"starring Barry Sullivan
44-11-18 The Goddess Left A Glove
N
44-10-28 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater
(WMAQ): "
The Goddess Left a Glove," starring Brenda Marshall
44-11-25 Leave It to Libby
N
44-11-25 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater

44-11-25 Chicago Daily Tribune
8:00--WMAQ--Hollywood Theater: Diana Lynn in "
Leave It to Libby."
44-12-02 Detour to Love
N
44-12-02 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater
(WMAQ): "
Detour to Love."
44-12-09 Personal Service
N
44-12-09 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater
(WMAQ): June Duprez in "
Personal Service."
44-12-16 It's a Game
N
44-12-16 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater
WMAQ): "
It's a Game," starring
Dana Andrews.
44-12-23 Santa Claus Jones
N
[Christmas Program]

44-12-23 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Charlie Ruggles in "
Santa Claus Jones."

Features
Jay Novello, Tommy Kirk, and Lurene Tuttle
44-12-30 Contract with No Option
N
44-12-30 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater WMAQ): "
Contract with No Option," starring June Haver.
45-01-06 North Wind
N
45-01-06 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater WMAQ): "
North Wind," starring Jane Wyatt.
45-01-13 The Hangman
N
45-01-13 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater WMAQ): Tom Conway tn "
The Hangman."
45-01-20 Thanks for the Million
N
45-01-20 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater WMAQ): "
Thanks for the Million," starring Tom Tully.
45-01-27 Meet the Dilly
N
45-01-27 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater(WMAQ): Binnie Barnes in "
Meet the Dilly."
45-02-03 Tabloid
N
45-02-03 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: "
Tabloid," starring Lee Tracy.

45-02-04 Twin Falls Times
Sunday
Thursday night, for instance, this Times-News writer listened to the Skippy Hollywood theater over KOA in Denver. And therein came out ;he voice, no less, of Van himself—the same voice which now tells prospective recruits here how fine it is to serve in the navy.
The star on the particular broadcast Thursday night was Lee Tracy, the movie actor. Des Autels recorded this entire series sometime ago and it's still going strong nationwide.
45-02-10 News Story
N
45-02-10 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Holywood Theater (WMAQ: Gale Storm in "
News Story."
45-02-17 No Common Clay
N
45-02-17 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Dean Jagger in "
No Common Clay."
45-02-24 His Majesty O'Sullivan
N
45-02-24 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: "
His Majesty O'Sullivan," starring Tom Drake.
45-03-03 Miracle in the Park
N
45-03-03 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Ann Savage in "
Miracle in the Park.
45-03-10 The Saga of Middleton Grimes
Y
45-03-10 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: "
The Saga of Middleton Grimes," starring Sterling Holloway.
45-03-17 Dynamite
N
45-03-17 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Susan Hayward in "
Dynamite."
45-03-24 Holliday House
N
45-03-24 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: "
Holliday House" starring John Loder.
45-03-31 Honeymoon for Sale
N
45-03-31 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: "
Honeymoon for Sale," starring Laraine Day.
45-04-07 Joey
N
45-04-07 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): "
Joey," starring Carol
Thurston.
45-04-14 Johnny Nowhere
N
45-04-14 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Cornel Wilde in "Johnny Nowhere."
45-04-21 Johnny Nowhere
N
45-04-21 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Cornel Wilde in "Johnny Nowhere."
45-04-28 For Weekends Only
N
45-04-28 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ):
Gail Patrick in "For Weekends Only."
45-05-05 The Remarkable Reinhart
N
45-05-05 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Eric Von Stroheim in "
The Remarkable Reinhart."
45-05-12 The Conscience of Pedro Lopez
N
45-05-12 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater(WMAQ): "
The Conscience of Pedro Lopez," with Anthony Quinn.
45-05-19 Rock-a-bye Babe
N
45-05-19 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater(WMAQ): Marie MacDonald in "
Rock-a-bye Babe."
45-05-26 Cousin Charlie
N
45-05-26 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Bonita Granville in "Cousin Charlie."
45-06-02 Strange Welcome
N
45-06-02 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater
(WMAQ): "
Strange Welcome," starring Ann Savage.
45-06-09 Needles and Pins
N
45-06-09 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): "
Needles and Pins" with Brenda Joyce.
45-06-16 Lost in the Storm
N
45-06-16 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): William Gargan in
"
Lost in the Storm."
45-06-23 Ticket to Hollywood
N
45-06-23 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): "
Ticket to Hollywood," starring Virginia Mayo.
45-06-30 A Little Bit West of Heaven
N
45-06-30 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): "
A Little Bit West of Heaven," with Dale Evans.
45-07-07 It's You I Love
N
45-07-07 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater
(WMAQ): "
It's You I Love," starring Barbara Hale.
45-07-14 Voyage Through Darkness
N
45-07-14 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): "
Voyage Through Darkness."
45-07-21 The Guy From Candy Hill
N
45-07-21 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater
(WMAQ): Barney Ross in "
The Guy From Candy Hill."
45-07-28 Strictly Coincidental
N
45-07-28 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Tom Neal in, "
Strictly Coincidental."
45-08-04 Down on the Farm
N
45-08-04 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Lois Collier, movie starlet, in "
Down on the Farm."
45-08-11 Up Above the World So Far
N
45-08-11 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Bill Williams in "
Up Above the World So Far."
45-08-18 The Miracle of San Tomas
N
45-08-18 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: J. Carroll Naish in "
Miracle of San Tomas."
45-08-25 Title Unknown
N
45-08-25 Ludington Daily News
Saturday
8 P. M.
Skippy Hollywood theater (NBC)
45-09-01 Let's Be Illogical, Darling
N
45-09-01 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: "
Let's Be Illogical, Darling," with Vivian Blaine.
45-09-08 The Prince and the Pauper
N
45-09-08 Wisconsin State Journal
8:00 Hollywood Theater

45-09-08 Chicago Daily Tribune
8:00--WMAQ--Hollywood Theater: Turhan Bey in "
The Prince and the Pauper."
45-09-15 Where Did You Get That Hat?
N
45-09-15 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): "Where Did You Get That Hat?" with Anita Colby.
45-09-22 The Miracle of San Tomas
N
45-09-22 Wisconsin State Journal
8:00 Hollywood Theater--WMAQ

45-09-22 Chicago Daily Tribune
8:00--WMAQ--Hollywood Theater: G. Carrol Naish in "
The Miracle of San Tomas."
45-09-29 The Farmer's Son
N
45-09-29 Chicago Daily Tribune
8:00--WMAQ--Hollywood Theater, Sheila Ryan in "
The Farmer's Son."
45-10-06 Dear Doctor
N
45-10-06 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: "
Dear Doctor" with Helen Walker.
45-10-13
Alana
N
45-10-13 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Rita Corday in "Alana."
45-10-20 Supper for Two
N
45-10-20 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: "Supper for Two," starring Barbara Hale.
45-10-27 Roses for Henry
N
45-10-27 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Viola Dane in "Roses for Henry."
45-11-03 Faith, Hope, Charity and Caledonia
N
45-11-03 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Glenn Tryon and Goldwyn Girls in "
Faith, Hope, Charity and Caledonia."
45-11-10 Two Hearts in Pigskin
N
45-11-10 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: "
Two Hearts in Pigskin," with Charles Starrett.
45-11-17 Wind-Song
N
45-11-17 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Rhonda Fleming in "
Wind-Song."
45-11-24 Linda
N
45-11-24 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Cheryl Walker in "Linda."
45-12-01 120 Avenue Nine
N
45-12-01 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ):
Hillary Brooke in "120 Avenue Nine."
45-12-08 A Slight Case of Marriage
N
45-12-08 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ):
"A Slight Case of Marriage" with Richard Martin
45-12-15 Hollywood Holiday
N
45-12-15 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Gale Storm in "Hollywood Holiday."
45-12-22 The Day Before Christmas
N
[Christmas Program]

45-12-22 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Audrey Long in "The Day Before Christmas".
45-12-29 Tailored for Murder
N
45-12-29 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Anne Gwynne in "Tailored for Murder".
46-01-05 The Good Old Days
N
46-01-05 Kokomo Tribune
Saturday
9:30 to 10:00
Skippy Hollywood Theater. Wmaq.

46-01-05 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Robert Mitchum in "
The Good Old Days."
46-01-12
It Takes Two
N
46-01-12 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Anne Jeffreys in "It
Takes Two."
46-01-19 Murder Deferred
Y
46-01-19 Kokomo Tribune
Saturday
9:30 to 10:00
Skippy Hollywood Theater. Wmaq.
46-01-26
White Violets
N
46-01-26 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Bonita Granville In
"
White Violets."
46-02-02 Honeymoon Postponed
N
46-02-02 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): "
Honeymoon Postponed,"
starring Tom Neal.
46-02-09 Woman in the Ward
N
46-02-09 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Tom Neal in "
Woman in the Ward."
46-02-16 Patsy and The Dragon
N
46-02-16 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Joan Carroll in "Patsy and The Dragon."
46-02-23 Say It With Flowers
N
46-02-23 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Russell Wade- in '"Say It With Flowers
46-03-02 Make Mine Romance
N
46-03-02 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Jane Green in "Make Mine Romance."
46-03-09 The Cliff
N
46-03-09 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Hillary Brooke in "The Cliff."
46-03-16 The Garden of Kilkarny Lane
N
46-03-16 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): J. Carroll Naish in, "The Garden of Kilkarny Lane."
46-03-23 Bull Fight in Boston
N
46-03-23 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Virginia Grey in "Bull Fight in Boston"
46-03-30 Broken Appointment
N
46-03-30 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): John Ireland in. "Broken Appointment"
46-04-06 A Case of Unmistakable Identity
N
46-04-06 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ):' Bill Williams in "A Case of Unmistakable Identity."
46-04-13 Transcontinental
N
46-04-13 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ):' "
Transcontinental" with Vera Hruba Ralston.
46-04-20 The Magic Darkness
N
46-04-20 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Richard Long in "
The Magic Darkness."
46-04-27 Marriage Is a Woman's Business
N
46-04-27 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Jane Darwell in "
Marriage
Is a Woman's Business
."
46-05-04 The Countess and the Ruby
N
46-05-04 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Lenora Aubert in "
The Countess and the Ruby."
46-05-11
Only in Hollywood
N
46-05-11 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Alan Curtis in "
Only in Hollywood."
46-05-18 Dotty's Dilemma
N
46-05-18 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Buff Cobb in "
Dotty's
Dilema
."
46-05-25 Heart to Heart
N
46-05-25 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): "
Heart to Heart," starring
Robert Paige.
46-06-01 Lady in Law
N
46-06-01 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Patricia Morrison, in "
Lady in Law."
46-06-08 Dynamo Dan, the Invincible
N
46-06-08 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Charles Drake, in "
Dynamo Dan, the Invincible."
46-06-15 The Power of Faith
N
46-06-15 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): "
The Power of Faith," with Barry Sullivan.
46-06-22 A Wall Street Romance
N
46-06-22 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): "
A Wall Street Romance," starring Martha O'Driscoll.
46-06-29 Husband for Hire
N
46-06-29 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Virginia Grey in "
Husband for Hire."
46-07-06 Gulfstream
N
46-07-06 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Guy Kibbee in "
Gulfstream."
46-07-13 The Problem of Gemini
N
46-07-13 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Myrna Dell in "
The Problem of Gemini."
46-07-20 Alias Tom Jefferson
N
46-07-20 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Walter Reed in "
Alias Tom Jefferson."
46-07-27 Wedding Bell Preferred
N
46-07-27 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): "
Wedding Bell Preferred," starring June Clayworth.
46-08-03 Diary of A Younger Sister
N
46-08-03 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ): Janis Wilson in "
Diary of a Younger Sister."
46-08-10 A Question of Personality
N
46-08-10 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Don DeFore, "
A Question of Personality."
46-08-17 The Lady Takes A Ride
N
46-08-17 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WMAQ: Bonita Granville in "
The Lady Takes a Ride," a comedy.
46-08-24
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46-08-24 Chicago Tribune
8:00--WMAQ--Your Neighbor program





46-09-04 Title Unknown
N
46-09-11 Corona Independent
Wednesday Highlights
9:30 P. M.
KFI- Skippy Hollywood theater
46-09-11 Title Unknown
N
46-09-11 Corona Independent
Wednesday Highlights
9:30 P. M.
KFI- Skippy Hollywood theater
46-09-18 Title Unknown
N
46-09-18 Corona Independent
Wednesday Highlights
9:30 P. M.
KFI- Skippy Hollywood theater
46-09-25 Title Unknown
N
46-09-25 Corona Independent
Wednesday Highlights
9:30 P. M.
KFI- Skippy Hollywood theater





The Skippy Hollywood Theater Radio Program Log [Chicago W-G-N Run]

Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
46-09-27
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46-09-27 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--W-G-N--Mystery House

46-09-27 Racine Journal Times
9:30 p.m.--WGN—Spencer Allen.
46-10-04
1
258
World Series Widow
N
[Moves to Mutual; takes the timeslot of Mystery House ]

46-10-04 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p. m. — Hollywood Theater(WGN) premiere; "
World Series Widow," with Anne Jeffreys and Herb Vigran.

46-10-04 Chicago Daily Tribune
Anne Jeffreys will have the title role in "
World Series Widow," the timely drama to be heard on the "Hollywood Theater" opening on W-G-N at 9:30 o'clock tonight.
46-10-11
2
Paper, Mister
N
46-10-11 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WGN): Wallace Ford in "
Paper, Mister."
46-10-18
3
We Who Forget
N
46-10-18 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WGN): Helmut Dantine in '"
We Who Forget."
46-10-25
4
Once Upon a Time
N
46-10-25 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WGN):
Martha O'Driscoll in 'Once Upon a Time"
46-11-01
5
Surrender Is Farewell
N
46-11-01 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WGN):
Joan Lorring in "Surrender Is Farewell."
46-11-08
6
Love In Danger
N
46-11-08 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN: "
Love In Danger."
46-11-15
7
Nigeria to Reno
N
46-11-15 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN: with Gloria Stuart.

46-11-15 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Gloria Stuart in "Nigeria to Reno."
46-11-22
8
The Where to Go Man
N
46-11-22 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 Hollywood Theater WGN

46-11-22 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Virginia Huston in "
The Where to Go Man."
46-11-29
9
Traditionally Yours
N
46-11-29 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 Hollywood Theater WGN

46-11-29 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: William Bakewell in "
Traditionally Yours."
46-12-06
10
Powder Puff Kid
N
[Poor recording]

46-12-06 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WGN):
Robert Mitchum in "Powder Puff Kid"
46-12-13
11
Island of Taro-Taro
N
46-12-13 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 Hollywood Theater
(WGN)

46-12-13 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Robert Clarke in "
Island of Taro-Taro."
46-12-20
12
The Premiere
N
46-12-20 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN:
Catherine McLeod in "The Premiere."
46-12-27
13
Title Unknown
N
46-12-27 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 Hollywood Theater WGN
47-01-03
14
Between the Devil
N
47-01-03 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN: Lynn Bari in "
Between the Devil."





47-01-02
Title Unknown
N
47-01-02 Hayward Review
Thursday
8:00
KQW- Skippy Hollywood Theater
47-01-09
Title Unknown
N
47-01-09 Hayward Review
Thursday
9:30 to 10:00
KQW- Skippy Hollywood Theater





47-01-10
15
Marriage of Inconvenience
N
47-01-10 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 Hollywood Theater WGN

47-01-10 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Una Merkel in "
Marriage of Inconvenience."
47-01-17
16
Angels With Amnesia
N
47-01-17 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN: Adolphe Menjou in "
Angels With Amnesia."
47-01-24
17
Interlude
N
47-01-24 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN: Margo in "
Interlude."
47-01-31
18
Daddy
N
47-01-31 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN: Nigel Bruce in "
Daddy."
47-02-07
19
Marriage by Prescription
N
47-02-07 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN)

47-02-07 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Irene Manning in "
Marriage by Prescription."
47-02-14
20
Hold That Memory
N
47-02-14 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN)

47-02-14 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: John Howard in "
Hold That Memory."
47-02-21
21
The Woman Who Was Dead
N
47-02-21 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WGN): Gloria Holden in "
The Woman Who Was Dead."
47-02-28
22
Five Days to London
N
47-02-28 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WGN): Martha O'Driscoll In '
Five Days to London."
47-03-07
23
Title Unknown
N
47-03-07 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p. m. — Hollywood Theater (WGN)
47-03-14
24
The Scientific Touch
N
47-03-14 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Ann Rutherford in "
The Scientific Touch."
47-03-21
25
Sitting Pretty
N
47-03-21 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): "
Sitting Pretty."
47-03-28
26
Ham on the Range
N
47-03-28 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Dick Foran in "
Ham on the Range."
47-04-04
27
Death Counts to Ten
N
47-04-04 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Richard Conte in "
Death Counts to Ten."
47-04-11
28
Strictly Business
Y
47-04-11 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Julie Bishop in "
Strictly Business."
47-04-18
29
Goodbye, My Love
Y
47-04-18 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Lurene Tuttle in "
Goodbye, Mr. Love."
47-04-25
30
Sugar in the Vinegar
Y
47-04-25 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Jane Darwell in "
Sugar in the Vinegar," a comedy.
47-05-02
31
Three on a Honeymoon
Y
47-05-02 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 Hollyw'd Theater WGN

47-05-02 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: "
Three on a Honeymoon."
47-05-09
32
Artists Must Eat
Y
47-05-09 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Barbara Luddy in "
Artists Must Eat."
47-05-16
33
One Third of My Life
Y
47-05-02 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 Hollyw'd Theater WGN

47-05-16 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Bill Goodwin in "
A Third of Life."
47-05-23
34
For the Good of the Show
Y
47-05-02 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 Hollyw'd Theater WGN

47-05-23 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Kathy and Elliott Lewis in "
For the Good of the Show."
47-05-30
35
A Visit From Uncle Harry
Y
47-05-02 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 Hollyw'd Theater WGN

47-05-30 Chicago Daily Tribune - 9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: "
A Visit for Uncle Harry."
47-06-06
36
The Great Dane
N
47-06-06 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN):
reporter vs. crooked politician.

47-06-06 Chicago Daily Tribune - 9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: "
The Great Dane."
47-06-13
37
There's Nothing Like a Good Cup of Coffee
N
47-06-13 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Thomas Mitchell as old sea dog who goes a-courting in "
There's Nothing Like a Good Cup of Coffee."
47-06-20
38
Romance, Inc.
N
47-06-20 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Marjorie Reynolds in "
Romance, Inc.," a comedy.
47-06-27
39
The Subtle Touch
N
47-06-27 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Peggy Ann Garner, Francis X. Bushman in "
The Subtle Touch," drama of divorce.
47-07-04
40
Between the Devil
N
47-01-01 The Chester TImes
The first broadcast of the new Skippy Hollywood Theatre series will star Lynn Bari in a fast-moving comedy. "
Between the Devil," over KYW at 7.30 p. m

47-07-04 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 Hollyw'd Theater WGN
47-07-11
41
I Give You Maggie
N
47-07-11 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN):
John Payne as a novelist

47-07-11 Chicago Daily Tribune - 9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: John Payne in "I Give You Maggie."
47-07-18
42
Concerto
N
47-07-18 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): "
Concerto," story of young composer's indecision.
47-07-25
43
Baby Doing Well
N
47-07-25 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Gale Storm in "
Baby Doing Well."
47-08-01
44
Hollywood Agent
N
47-08-01 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Art Linkletter in "Hollywood Agent," comedy about press agent, jealous wife, beautiful novelist.
47-08-08
45
298
Title Unknown



N
47-08-08 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 Hollyw'd Theater WGN

47-08-08 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater:
Jim Wakely rips into ranch rustlers.
47-08-15
46
299
Strange Courtship



Y
47-08-14 Hayward Review
Highlights Friday
9:30—Skippy Hollywood Theater, WGN.

Announces
Frank Sundstrom as the next guest star.
47-08-22
47
300
Title Unknown



N
47-08-22 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 Football WIBU WGN

47-08-22 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--W-G-N--All-Star Football Game.

47-08-22 Nevada State Journal
KSL--6:30--Skippy Theatre
47-08-29
48
301
Distortion



Y
47-08-29 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Frank Sundstrom in "
Distortion," story of a painter's obsession.
47-09-05
49
Take It from Mr. Shakespeare
N
47-09-05 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 Hollywood Theater WGN

47-09-05 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater, with Ruth Brady in "
Take It from Mr. Shakespeare."
47-09-12
50
Johnny Rex
N
47-09-12 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN):
Alan Hale, Jr., in a baseball story.

47-09-12 Chicago Daily Tribune - 9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Alan Hale Jr. in "Johnny Rex."
47-09-19
51
From Out of the Fog
N
47-09-19 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN):
Audrey Long in story of spoiled society girl and her pianist husband.

47-09-19 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Audrey Long in "
From Out of the Fog."
47-09-26
--
--
47-09-26 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 Salute to Volunteers WMAQ, WENR, WGN, WBBM

47-09-26 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--W-G-N, WMAQ, WBBM, WCFL, WENR--President Truman.
47-10-03
52
Smuggler's End
N
47-10-03 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN):
River rat falls into own trap.

47-10-03 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater presents "
Smuggler's End."
47-10-10
53
The Check
N
47-10-10 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 Hollywood Theater WGN

[4:53:57 PM] Dee: 47-10-10 Chicago Daily Tribune - 9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater, with Lela Rogers in "
The Check."
47-10-17
54
Title Unknown
N
47-10-17 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 Hollywood Theater WGN
47-10-24
55
Pranks for Parents
N
47-10-24 Wisconsin State Journal - 9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Bebe Daniels in "Pranks for Parents."
47-10-31
56
To Love Again
N
47-10-31 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Virginia Bruce in "
To Love Again."
47-11-07
57
Please Remember
N
47-11-07 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN):
bride and groom become amnesia victims six hours after wedding.

47-11-07 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater offers "
Please Remember."
47-11-14
58
Please Remember
N
47-11-14 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 Hollywood Theater WGN

47-11-14 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: John Newland in "
Please Remember."
47-11-21
59
Sunday Punch
N
47-11-21 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): "
Sunday Punch," starring Ann Dvorak.
47-11-28
60
Play the Game
N
47-11-28 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 Hollywood Theater WGN

47-11-28 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Tom Harmon, football star, and his wife, Elyse Knox, co-star in "
Play the Game."
47-12-05
61
Last Affair
N
47-12-05 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 Hollywood Theater WGN

47-12-05 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater presents "
Last Affair."
47-12-12
62
The Old and The New
N
47-12-12 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 Hollywood Theater WGN

47-12-12 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: "
The Old and the New."
47-12-19
63
The Happy Prince
N
47-12-19 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Roddy McDowell in Oscar Wilde's story of the swallow and the statue, "
The Happy Prince."
47-12-26
64
Account Cancelled
N
47-12-26 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Charles Drake in "
Account Cancelled."
48-01-02
65
Manufactured Heaven
N
48-01-02 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Lynn Bari in "
Manufactured Heaven."
48-01-09
66
Mr. Juggins
Y
48-01-09 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater, Ralph Morgan in
"Mr. Juggins."
48-01-16
67
Shoplifters' Guide
Y
48-01-23
68
Alias John Smith
N
48-01-23 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Jackie Cooper in "
Alias John Smith."
48-01-30
69
Title Unknown
N
48-02-06
70
Borrowed Father
N
48-02-06 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Pat O'Brien in "Borrowed Father."

48-02-06 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Pat O'Brien in "Borrowed Father."
48-02-13
71
Borrowed Father
N
48-02-13 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Pat O'Brien in "Borrowed Father.

48-02-13 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Pat O'Brien in "Borrowed Father."
48-02-20
72
Mr. Bidderoe's Mission
N
48-02-20 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Boris Karloff in "Mr. Bidderoe's Mission."
48-02-27
73
The Other Woman
N
48-02-27 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Anita Louise in "The Other Woman."
48-03-05
74
Quarantine
N
48-03-05 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Paul Henreid in "Quarantine."
48-03-12
75
Fate Is Not Always a Lady
N
48-03-12 Chicago Daily Tribune - 9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: "Fate Is Not Always a Lady."
48-03-19
76
The Terrible Meek
N
48-03-19 Chicago Daily Tribune - 9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: "The Terrible Meek."

48-03-19 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Robert Montgomery in "The Terrible Meek."
48-03-26
77
The Terrible Meek
N
48-03-24 Hayward Review
Wednesday
7:30 — 8:00
KNBC— Skippy Hollywood Theater

48-03-26 Chicago Daily Tribune - 9:30--W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: "The Terrible Meek."

48-03-26 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): "The Terrible Meek."
48-04-02
78
In Another Tomorrow
N
48-03-31 Hayward Review
Wednesday
7:30 — 8:00
KNBC— Skippy Hollywood Theater

48-04-02 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Lee Bowman in "
In Another Tomorrow."
48-04-09
79
Clown in the Home Stretch
N
48-04-09 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Cathy Downs in "
Clown in the Home Stretch."
48-04-16
80
The Luck of Adam
N
48-04-16 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Cesar Romero in "
The Luck of Adam."
48-04-23
81
Title Unknown
N
48-04-23 Wisconsin State Journal
WGN 9:30 Hol'w'd Theater
48-04-30
82
A Book on Rock Gardening
N
48-04-30 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon in "
A Book on Rock Gardening."
48-05-07
83
Title Unknown
N
48-05-07 Wisconsin State Journal
WGN 9:30 Hol'w'd Theater

48-05-07 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater,
with Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon.
48-05-14
84
Encore
N
48-05-14 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Francis X. Bushman in "
Encore."
48-05-21
85
Solo for Two
N
48-05-21 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Julie Bishop in "
Solo for Two."
48-05-28
86
Elmer the Pearl Diver
N
48-05-28 Wisconsin State Journal
WGN 9:30 Hol'w'd Theater

48-05-28 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: "
Elmer the Pearl Diver."
48-06-04
87
Bluebonnet Lane
N
48-06-04 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Nancy Colman in "
Bluebonnet Lane."
48-06-11
88
Ask for Mr. Doonan
N
48-06-11 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN):
Adolphe Menjou in newspaper story.

48-06-11 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Adolphe Menjou in "
Ask for Mr. Doonan."
48-06-18
89
Honor Student
N
48-06-18 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Peggy McIntyre as "
Honor Student," daughter of ex-convict
48-06-25
90
And Leading the Parade . . .
N
48-06-25 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN):
Sam Jaffe in story about Independence day parade.

48-06-25 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater, with Sam Jaffe in "
And Leading the Parade."
48-07-02
91
Accent on Brooklyn
N
48-07-02 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater, with Celeste Holm in "Accent on Brooklyn."
48-07-09
92
Front Page Lady
Y
48-07-09 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Zachary Scott in "
Front Page Lady."
48-07-16
93
Sitting Pretty
Y
48-07-16 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Alan Reed in "Sitting Pretty."
48-07-23
94
Dear Michael
Y
48-07-23 Wisconsin State Journal
WGN 8:30 Hol'w'd Theater
48-07-30
95
Cucamonga 26
Y
48-07-30 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Charles Korvin in "
Cucamonga 26."
48-08-06
96
Mlle. Bobby Sox
Y
48-08-06 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: John Newland and Susan Dalbare in "Mlle. Bobby Sox."
48-08-13
--
Three Strikes Yer Out
Y
48-08-13 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater presents "
Three Strikes Yer Out," with Harry Sullivan.
48-08-20
97
--
48-08-20 Wisconsin State Journal
WGN 7:30 Football

48-08-20 Chicago Daily Tribune - 8:30-W-G-N-All-Star Game.

48-08-20 Wakesha Daily Freeman
8:30--Hollywood Theater--WGN
48-08-27
98
Teddy Battles the Ancients
N
48-08-27 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Gail Patrick in "Teddy Battles the Ancients.
48-09-03
99
The Next Chapter
N
48-09-03 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater, with George Brent in "The Next Chapter."
48-09-10
100
Night Noises
N
48-09-10 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Richard Conte in ""Night Noises."
48-09-17
101
High Polish
Y
48-09-17 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Jane Russell in "
High Polish," a comedy
48-09-24
102
Angelica
Y
48-09-24 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Victor Mature in "
Angelica."
48-10-01
103
Title Unknown
N
48-10-01 Wisconsin State Journal
WGN 9:30 Hollywood Theater
48-10-08
104
Inventory
N
48-10-08 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Les Mitchell in "
Inventory."
48-10-15
105
All Your Tears
N
48-10-15 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Gloria Graham in "
All Your Tears."
48-10-22
106
Little Drops of Water
N
48-10-22 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Eddie Albert in "
Little Drops of Water."
48-10-29
107
Study in Charcoal
N
48-10-29 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Fay Bainter in "
Study in Charcoal."
48-11-05
108
Velvet in Nocturne
N
48-11-05 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Martha Scott in
"Velvet in Nocturne."
48-11-12
109
Arthur
N
48-11-12 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: "
Arthur," with Stuart Erwin
48-11-19
110
Ballerina Shoes
N
48-11-19 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater, with Diana Lewis in "
Ballerina Shoes."
48-11-26
111
The Doctor is a Wolf
N
48-11-26 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: "
The Doctor is a Wolf."
48-12-03
112
Choice of a Partner
N
48-12-03 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater, with Constance Bennett in "
Choice of a Partner."
48-12-10
113
Portrait of a Woman
N
48-12-10 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater, with Kirk Douglas in "
Portrait of a Woman."

48-12-10 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater, with Kirk Douglas in "
Portrait of a Woman."
48-12-17
114
Happy Prince
N
48-12-17 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Roddy McDowell in "
Happy Prince."
48-12-24
115
Title Unknown
N
48-12-24 Wisconsin State Journal
WGN 9:30 Hollywood Theater
48-12-31
116
Title Unknown
N
48-12-31 Wisconsin State Journal
WGN 9:30 Hollywood Theater
49-01-07
117
Lovely, She's Engaged
N
49-01-07 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Coleen Gray in "
Lovely, She's Engaged."
49-01-14
118
A Bunch of Keys
N
49-01-14 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: George Raft stars in "
A Bunch of Keys."
49-01-21
119
He Knew What He Wanted
N
49-01-21 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Eddie Bracken in "
He Knew What He Wanted."
49-01-28
120
A Lesson for Teacher
N
49-01-28 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Sally Eilers in "
A Lesson for Teacher."
49-02-04
121
Title Unknown
N
49-02-04 Wisconsin State Journal
WGN 9:30 Hollywood Theater

49-02-06 Davenport Democrat
Your seat is reserved for Sunday night show time on WHBF. And keep seated for the 9:30 p. m. performance at Skippy Hollywood Theatre—with Eddie Bracken in "
He Knew What He Wanted."
49-02-11
122
Double Talk
N
49-02-11 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Ven Des Autels in "
Double Talk."
49-02-18
123
The Man from Jamestown
Y
49-02-18 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Basil Rathbone in "
The Man from Jamestown."
49-02-25
124
Schizo Scherzo
Y
49-02-25 Wisconsin State Journal
WGN 9:30 Hollywood Theater
49-03-04
125
Benefit Performance
N
49-03-04 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Rod Cameron in "
Benefit Performance."
49-03-11
126
Bedtime Story
N
49-03-11 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Brenda Joyce in "
Bedtime Story."
49-03-18
127
Monsieur Bonnard
N
49-03-18 Wisconsin State Journal - 9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Turhan Bey in "Monsieur Bonnard."
49-03-25
128
Collector's Item
N
49-03-25 Wisconsin State Journal - 9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Celeste Holm in "Collector's Item."

49-03-27 Davenport Democrat
WHBF AIR NEWS
CURTAIN TIME—9:30 tonight SKIPPY HOLLYWOOD THEATRE presents Celeste Holm in the romantic comedy "Collector's Item."
49-04-01
129
Mr. God Johnson
Y
49-04-01 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Peter Lorre in "
Mr. God Johnson."
49-04-08
130
The Terrible Meek
Y
49-04-08 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): "
The Terrible Meek."
49-04-15
131
Husband Wanted
N
49-04-15 Wisconsin State Journal - 9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Virginia Bruce in "Husband Wanted."
49-04-22
132
Velvet Nocturne
N
49-04-22 Wisconsin State Journal - 9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Cesar Romery as concert artist in "Velvet Nocturne."
49-04-29
133
Crystal
N
49-04-29 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: John Howard in "
Crystal."
49-05-06
134
California, Here We Come
N
49-05-06 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Max Baer in "
California, Here We Come."
49-05-13
135
Under the Big Top
N
49-05-13 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Ann Dvorak in "
Under the Big Top"
49-05-20
136
The Perennial Casanova
N
49-05-20 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Barbara Lawrence in "
The Perennial Casanova."
49-05-27
137
The Bachelor and the Fox Terrier
N
49-05-27 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Cathy and Elliott Lewis in "
The Bachelor and the Fox Terrier," romantic comedy.
49-06-03
138
If Speech Be Silvern
N
49-06-03 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Signe Hasso in "
If Speech Be Silvern."
49-06-10
139
Just a Nice Guy
N
49-06-10 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Tom Brown in "
Just a Nice Guy."
49-06-17
140
Disaster
N
49-06-17 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Les Mitchel in "
Disaster."
49-06-24
141
The Revenant
N
49-06-19 Oakland Tribune
LUCKY SEVEN
Les Mitchell, who writes-directs-produces the Skippy Hollywood Playhouse, has selected seven hopefuls to head the airer's summer series. Meg Randall. Michael Kirby. Natalie Wood. Barbara Fuller, Nancy Olsen, Bobby Driscoll and Marie Windsor were introduced at a barbecue and swim-fest at the Mitchels' Sunland home.

49-06-24 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Wanda Hendrix in "
The Revenant."
49-07-01
142
Alias Mr. Someone
N
49-07-01 Chicago Daily Tribune - 9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Michael Kirby in "Alias Mr. Someone."
49-07-08
143
Springtime and Officer O'Toole
N
49-07-08 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater, Natalie Wood in "
Springtime and Officer O'Toole."

49-07-13 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
9:00--Skippy Hollywood Theater, "
Springtime and Officer O'Toole," With Natalie Wood, WOR.
49-07-15
144
Title Unknown
N
49-07-15 Wisconsin State Journal
WGN 8:30 Hollywood Theater
49-07-22
145
Straw Hat Heaven
N
49-07-22 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Barbara Fuller in "Straw Hat Heaven."
49-07-29
146
Betty Q. Was Right
N
49-07-29 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: "
Betty Q. Was Right."
49-08-05
--
The Most Unusual Pet in the World
N
49-08-05 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater, Disney star, Bobby Driscoll, in "
The Most Unusual Pet in the World."
49-08-12
147
--
49-08-12 Wisconsin State Journal
WGN 7:30 All-Star Football

49-08-12 Chicago Daily Tribune
8:30 P.M. W-G-N, WGNB-All-Star Football Game.

49-08-19
148
Picture These Hands
N
49-08-19 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Meg Randall in "
Picture These Hands."
49-08-26
149
The Sound of Her Voice
N
49-08-26 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater: Robert Hutton in "
The Sound of Her Voice."
49-09-02
150
Cathedral of the Sea
N
49-09-02 Chicago Daily Tribune
9:30-W-G-N--Hollywood Theater, Donald Woods in "
Cathedral of the Sea."
49-09-09
151
Marriage Strictly Preferred
N
49-09-08 Terril Record
Les Mitchel not only produces, directs and acts as host of "Skippy Hollywood Theatre"; he breaks down and acts on it occasionally.
When he saw "
The White Carnation" scheduled for the week of September 11, he picked the role of the embezzling banker for himself.
Mitchel broke into the movies in the silent days, became interested in directing when he watched D. W. Griffith.

49-09-09 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Jean Parker in "
Marriage Strictly Preferred."
49-09-16
152
The White Carnation
N
49-09-16 Chicago Tribune
9:30 P.M.--W-G-N WGNB--Hollywood Theater
49-09-23
153
The Beloved Rogue
N
49-09-23 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Zachary Scott in "
The Beloved Rogue."

49-09-23 Chicago Tribune
9:30 P.M.--W-G-N WGNB--Hollywood Theater
49-09-30
154
Title Unknown
N
49-09-30 Wisconsin State Journal
WGN 9:30 Hollywood Theater

49-09-30 Chicago Tribune
9:30 P.M.--W-G-N WGNB--Hollywood Theater
49-10-07
155
Nero Fiddles Again
N
49-10-07 Chicago Tribune
9:30 P.M.--W-G-N WGNB--Hollywood Theater

49-10-07 Wisconsin State Journal - 9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): "
Nero Fiddles Again," with Leonid Kinskey of "Casablanca" cast.
49-10-14
156
Double Trouble and Love
Y
49-10-14 Chicago Tribune
9:30 P.M.--W-G-N WGNB--Hollywood Theater

49-10-14 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Ann Blyth in "
Double Trouble and Love."
49-10-21
157
414
The Minister's Angel
N
49-10-21 Chicago Tribune
9:30 P.M.--W-G-N WGNB--Hollywood Theater

49-10-21 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Edmond O'Brien in "
The Minister's Angel."
49-10-28
158
415
Star Bright
N
49-10-28 Chicago Tribune
9:30 P.M.--W-G-N WGNB--Hollywood Theater

49-10-28 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Barbara Britton in "
Star Bright."
49-11-04
159
416
Title Unknown
N
49-11-04 Chicago Tribune
9:30 P.M.--W-G-N WGNB--Hollywood Theater
49-11-11
160
417
Guiding Star
N
49-11-11 Chicago Tribune
9:30 P.M.--W-G-N WGNB--Hollywood Theater
49-11-18
161
418
Title Unknown
N
49-11-18 Chicago Tribune
9:30 P.M.--W-G-N WGNB--Hollywood Theater
49-11-25
162
419
Song of Thanksgiving
N
[Thanksgiving Program]

49-11-25 Chicago Tribune
9:30 P.M.--W-G-N WGNB--Hollywood Theater

49-11-25 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WGN): Stephen McNally in "
Song of Thanksgiving."





The Skippy Hollywood Theater Radio Program Log [1949-1950 National CBS Run]

Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
49-11-24
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--
49-11-24 Chicago Tribune
9:30 p.m. -- WBBM--Pursuit
49-12-01
1
Something Special

WMT Premiere spot ad from December 1st 1949

N
49-12-01 Syracuse Herald Journal
At 10:30, Marjorie Reynolds will star in "
Something Special," the premiere presentation on the "Skippy Hollywood Theater.

49-12-03 Oxnard Press-Courier
Jane Wyatt stars in an original radio drama as guest on the second broadcast of CBS’ “Skippy Hollywood Theater” Thursday, Dec. 8.

49-12-08 San Antonio Express

CBS to Air New
Bill Featuring
British Stars 

     "Skippy Hollywood Theater," starring leading screen personalities in original half-hour dramas, makes its premiere broadcast over CBS and KTSA Thursday, from 9:30 to 10:00 p.m.
     Les Mitchel, producer-director-host of the series, is in London to record six programs starring top British actors, including John Mills, Jean Simmons, Margaret Lockwood and Clive Brook, of the Abbey Players.  Arrangements for the venture, believed unique in the history of radio drama, were made through the J. Arthur Rank organization.  The six-program series will mark the Abbey Players' first group air appearances in the United States.
     Two Hollywood originating shows are scheduled for Thursday and Dec. 8, with the London programs slated to begin Dec. 15, when a British cast headed by Margaret Lockwood, Jean Simmons and Trevor Howard will perform "Christmas Carol."  Also on Mitchel's London agenda is a story written especially for the British cast by Joseph Cochrane, who has authored several other "Skippy" scripts.
     Van Desautel announces "Skippy Hollywood Theater," and Del Castillo is musical arranger and conductor.
49-12-08
2
The London Legend
N
49-12-08 San Antonio Express
SCREEN FAVORITE JANE WYATT PORTRAYS A TEMPERAMENTAL STAGE Actess who insults a small town drama critic and gets completely "deglamorized" in print for her troublesl, when she stars in "
The London Legend," original radio drama, on CBS' "Skippy Hollywood Theater" Thursday, 9:30-10:00 p.m. When the actress cools off, she decides to use gentler tactics in dealing with the critic, only to learn that the pen is mightier than the sword, even in love. Les Mitchel is producer, director and host of the series. Music is by Del Castillo. Van Des Autel is announcer. KTSA--9:30 P.M.
49-12-15
3
Best Performance
N
49-12-15 Syracuse Herald Journal
Les Mitchel, regular producer-director-host of the Skippy Hollywood Theater in "
Best Performance."
49-12-22
4
A Christmas Carol
N
[Christmas Program]

49-12-22 San Antonio Express
A CAST OF CELEBRATED BRITISH PLAYERS WILL BE FEATURED WHEN CBS' "Skippy Hollywood Theater" dramatizes Charles Dickens' Yuletide classic, "
A Christmas Carol," Thursday over KTSA. Playing leading roles in Dickens' story of the transformation of Scrooge from a miserly old crank to a man of generosity and good will are John Mills, Jean Simmons, Googie Withers, Alec Guiness, John McCullum, Derek Bond and Derk Bogarde. Mills will be narrator and Guiness will be heard as Scroogs. With Director Mitchel serving as host, the program will feature music by Sidney Touch and the British Broadcasting Corporation Chorus. KTSA--9:30 P.M.
49-12-29
5
Billy and the Bride
N
49-12-29 Syracuse Herald Journal
Jean Simmons will star in "
Billy and the Bride" on the Skippy Hollywood Theater over WFBL at 10:30 tonight.

49-12-29 Long Beach Press Telegram
7:30—KNX—The celebrated Abby Theater Players of Dublin give their first group air performance in the U. S. in "
The Great Emptiness,"a drama written especially for them by Joseph Cochrane on "Skippy Hollywood Theater."
50-01-05
6
The Great Emptiness
N
50-01-05 San Antonio Express
THE CELEBRATED ABBEY THEATER PLAYERS OF Dublin give their first group air performance in the United States in "
The Great Emptiness," a drama written especially for them by Joseph Cochrane, on CBS' "Skippy Hollywood Theater" Thursday. Plot of this tragic love story concerns a girl resolved not to marry any man working in the village quarry, because her father was killed by an avalanche of stones. Unwittingly, she forces the man she loves to take a job at the stone works, with unhappy consequences. The cast includes Maureen Balaney, Dermot Walsh, Sheila Manahan, Joyce Chanceller and Elizabeth Erskine. KTSA--9:30 P.M.
50-01-12
7
Rappaccini's Daughter
N
50-01-12 San Antonio Express
BRITISH STAGE AND SCREEN ACTOR MICHAEL REDgrave stars in an adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's eerie classic "
Rappaccini's Daughter" on CBS' "Skippy Hollywood Theater" Thursday in the fourth of six London-produced dramas presented on the series. Redgrave, currently an actor, producer and director with the Old Vic Company at the New Theater in London, plays a medical student whose boarding house room overlooks the strange garden of Dr. Rappaccini, fanatical researcher in bizarre medicine. Attracted to the doctor's daughter, partly by her beauty and partly by a horrible fascination, the student finds himself the subject of one of Dr. Rappaccini's most diabolic experiments. KTSA--9:30 P.M.
50-01-19
8
It's Not Cricket
N
50-01-19 San Antonio Express
TOP-RANKING AMERICAN FILM STARS BEFORE THEY moved to England a decade ago, Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon, as well as their children, Barbara and Richard, will portray themselves in a specially-written comedy, "
It's Not Cricket," in the fifth of six London-produced presentations of CBS' "Skipy Hollywood Theater" Thursday, KTSA--9:30 P.M.
50-01-26
9
Thought
N
50-01-26 San Antonio Express - Clive Brook, 9:30 p.m., KTSA, starts in Dostoeyski's "Thought" on the "Skippy Hollywood Theatre."
50-02-02
10
The Coming Of Mr Stover
N
50-02-02 San Antonio Express
Victor Moore, KTSA, 9:30 p.m., whimsical comedian,
stars as a worm who turns in the "Skippy Hollywood Theater" play.

50-02-02 Long Beach Press-Telegram
7:30--KNX--Whimsical Victor Moore, veteran comedian, stars as the meek, henpecked husband who finally rebels in "
The Coming of Mr. Stover," an original fantasy on "Skippy Hollywood Theater."
50-02-09
11
Trudy and the Quiet Life
N
50-02-09 San Antonio Express - Barbara Fuller, KTSA, 9:30 p.m., screen discovery stars in a romantic comedy on the Skippy Hollywood Theater program.

50-02-09 Wisconsin State Journal - 9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WBBM):
Barbara Fuller as girl who tries to escape her madcap family of artists but falls for a painter.

50-02-09 New York Times - 10:30--WCBS--Hollywood Theatre:
Trudy and the Quiet Life. With Barbara Fuller.
50-02-16
--
--
50-02-16 San Antonio Express
9:30 Pres. Truman.

50-02-16 New York Times
10:30-11--President Truman: Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner, From Washington--WNBC, WOR, WJZ, WCBS, WEVD, WQXR; Also 11-11:25 (Recorded)--WFDR-FM.
50-02-23
12
Mulligan the Mighty
N
50-02-23 San Antonio Express
James Gleason, KTSA, 9:30 p.m., in an original story as a tailor who serves as an espionage agent to aid George Washington.

50-02-23 Wisconsin State Journal - 9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WBBM): James Gleason in "
Mulligan the Mighty," story of Irish tailor in American Revolution.
50-03-02
13
Flash In the Pan
N
50-03-02 San Antonio Express
Michael O'Shea, KTSA, 9:30 p.m., as a boxer who wants to become an engineer in Joseph Candor's play "
Flash In the Pan."
50-03-09
14
When The Wind Blows
N
50-03-09 San Antonio Express
Skippy Hollywood Theater, KTSA, 9:30 p.m., Preston Foster plays in stirring drama of the Old West.

50-03-09 Long Beach Press-Telegram
7:30--KNX--Preston Foster will play an exciting, colorful outdoor role in "
When the Wind Blows," a stirring drama of the old west, on "Skippy Hollywood Theater."
50-03-16
15
The Tender Heart
N
50-03-16 San Antonio Express - Skippy Hollywood Theater, KTSA, 9:30 p.m. Ella Raines as a school teacher stars in "The Tender Heart."
50-03-23
16
And the River Laughs
N
50-03-23 San Antonio Express - Skippy Hollywood Theater, KTSKA, 9:30 p.m., John Carroll plays the lead in "And the River Laughter," a story of sandhogs who didn't trust their engineer.
50-03-30
17
Love Comes Stealing
N
50-03-30 San Antonio Express
Hollywood Theater, KTSA, 9:30 p.m., comedienne Virginia O'Brien plays a rich girl in love with an architect in "
Love Comes Stealing."
50-04-06
18
The Terrible Meek
N
[Easter Program]

50-04-06 Long Beach Press-Telegram
7:30--KNX--Les Mitchel, producer-director-host of "Skippy Hollywood Theater," also plays the star tonight in the classic story, "
The Terrible Meek." This is the third year that this drama which parallels the story of the Crucifixion has figured in the holiday programming.
50-04-13
19
Seven Seas To Danger
N
50-04-13 Syracuse Herald Journal
Brian Donlevy will play the lead in "
Seven Seas to Danger" on the Skippy Hollywood Theater over WFBL at 10:30 tonight.
50-04-20
20
A Dime A Dozen
N
50-04-20 Syracuse Herald Journal - 10:30 P.M.--WFBL--Hollywood Theater: Gale Storm in "A Dime a Dozen."
50-04-27
21
Bid For Fame
N
50-04-27 Long Beach Press Telegram - Screen Actor John Sutton portrays an understudy so ambitious that he chloroforms the leading man to get his chance before the footlights, in "Bid for Fame" on "Skippy Hollywood Theater." 50-04-27 Syracuse Herald Journal - 10:30 p.m.--WFBL--Hollywood Theater: John SUtton in "Bid for Fame."
50-05-04
22
Show Business
N
50-05-04 Syracuse Herald Journal - GALE ROBBINS and Bill Shirley will star in the musical comedy "Show Business," on the Skippy Hollywood Theater over WFBL at 10:30 tonight.
50-05-11
23
Help Wanted--Murderer
N
50-05-11 Syracuse Herald Journal
JOHN HOWARD will be starred as a young spendthrift who finds himself nearly penniless after going through millions left him by his father in "
Help Wanted--Murderer," on the Skippy Hollywood Theater over WFBL at 10:30 tonight.
50-05-18
24
The Tale Of the Mermaid
N
50-05-18 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WBBM): Irene Hervey, Francis X Bushman in "
The Tale of the Mermaid," love in a bookshop.
50-05-25
25
No More Diplomacy
N
50-05-25 Syracuse Herald Journal
ALLAN JONES will star as a young Senator in "
No More Diplomacy" a comedy-drama on the Skippy Hollywood Theater over WFBL at 10:30.
50-06-01
--
Pre-Empted
--
50-06-01 Daily Courier
10:30 Skippy Hollywood.

50-06-01 Wisconsin State Journal
WKOW 8:30 Mr Feathers.

50-06-01 San Antonio Express - KTSA 9:30 Arthur Godfrey.
50-06-08
26
Shadow Life
N
50-06-08 San Antonio Light
Rhonda Fleming will star in the Skippy Hollywood theater's presentation of "
Shadow Life", the story of a girl, cruelly scarred since childhood, and her search for hapiness (KTSA 9:30 p.m.).
50-06-15
27
A Poltergeist For Harry
N
50-06-15 San Antonio Express
Skippy Hollywood Theater, KTSA, 9:30 p.m.--Edmond O'Brien also stars in this comedy-fantasy "
A Poltergeist for Harry."
50-06-22
28
Blue Chair
N
50-06-22 San Antonio Express
Skippy Hollywood Theater, KTSA, 9:30 p.m.--Vanessa Brown stars as a poor relation in the exciting "
Blue Chair" play.
50-06-29
29
The Other Side Of the Moon
N
50-06-29 San Antonio Express
Skippy Hollywood Theater KTSA, 9:30 p.m.--Ann Dvorak of the movies takes the leading role in "
The Other Side of the Moon."
50-07-06
30
The Throwback
N
50-07-06 San Antonio Express
Skippy Hollywood Theater, KTSA, 9:30 p.m.--Bobby Driscoll, young movie star, plays the leading role in "
The Throwback," sequel to a June 29 broadcast on the Skippy theater.
50-07-13
31
The Big Leager
N
50-07-13 San Antonio Express
Skippy Hollywood Theater, KTSA, 9:30 p.m.

50-07-13 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WKOW): Bill Lundigan as minor-league pitcher with a blonde jinx.

50-07-13 New York Times
10:30-11--Drama: "
The Big Leaguer," With Bill Lundigan--WCBS.
50-07-20
32
Perfect Gentleman
N
50-07-20 San Antonio Express
Hollywood Theater, KTSA, 9:30 p.m.--Les Mitchel, producer-director, switches from the control room to the microphone when he portrays the leading man in "
Perfect Gentleman."
50-07-27
33
Short Story
N
50-07-27 San Antonio Express
Skippy Hollywood Theater, KTSA, 9:30 p.m.--Joan Bennett, distinguished film actress, will play a woman novelist, in an original radio play, "
Short Story."
50-08-03
34
The Hunt
N
50-08-03 San Antonio Express
Skippy Hollywood Theater, KTSA, 9:30 p.m.--Mercedes McCambridge, 1950 Academy Award Winner, is the star of "
The Hunt," suspenseful drama of jealousy and cunning.
50-08-10
35
Wild Horse In Town
N
50-08-10 San Antonio Express
Skippy Hollywood Theater, KTSA, 9:30 p.m.--
Screen star Dan Duryea portrays a minister who, just out of theological school, finds himself involved in a bitterly contested zoning fight.

50-08-10 Wisconsin State Journal
9:30 p.m.--Hollywood Theater (WKOW): Dan Duryea in "
Wild Horse in Town," story of young minister and zoning battle.
50-08-17
36
The Truth Pays Off
N
50-08-17 San Antonio Light
Meg Randall stars in the romantic comedy, "
The Truth Pays Off," a Skippy Hollywood theater presentation Thursday night. (KTSA 9:30 p.m.).
50-08-24
37
Detour
N
50-08-24 San Antonio Light
Pat O'Brien stars as the intended victim in "
Detour", a Skippy Hollywood theater production (KTSA 9:30 p.m.).
50-08-31
38
Farewell To Birdie McKeever
N
50-08-31 San Antonio Express
Skippy Hollywood Theater, KTSA, 9:30 p.m.--Gloria Grahame plays the title role in "
Farewell to Birdie McKeever, a rollicking comedy.
50-09-07
39
To the Bitter End
N
50-09-07 San Antonio Express
Skippy Hollywood Theater, KTSA, 9:30 p.m.--Eleven-year-old screen star Natalie Wood takes the leading role in a back to school drama, "
To the Bitter End," a play in which psychology backfires to the amusement of the radio audience.
50-09-14
40
A Date For Agnes
N
50-09-14 San Antonio Express
Skippy Hollywood Theater, KTSA, 9:30 p.m.--Screen Star Wayne Morris is heard as Pete, a small-town garage owner, in the dramatic production "
A Date for Agnes." Pete's romance with Josephine is nearly broken up by Agnes, possessed of an almost intolerably shrill voice.
50-09-21
41
Stormbound
N
50-09-21 San Antonio Express
Skippy Hollywood Theater, KTSA, 9:30 p.m.--Les Mitchel, producer-director of this program takes the lead role in "
Stormbound," a drama about an author whose book, involving the story of the rescue of some people from a lost continent, creates nationwide turmoil.
50-09-28
--
--
50-09-28 San Antonio Express
KTSA 9:15 Arthur Godfrey.

50-09-28 New York Times
10:30-11--Paul G. Hoffman, E.C.A. Administrator, "One Nation Indivisible"--WCBS.






The Skippy Hollywood Theater Radio Program Biographies




C.P. MacGregor
(Series Producer, Host, and Syndicator)
Producer, Transcriber, Studio Owner
(1897-1968)
Founded: Los Angeles, CA

Radiography:
1938 Jonathan Thomas and His Christmas On The Moon
1943 Hollywood Theater of Stars
1947-1954 Proudly We Hail
1948 The La Rosa Hollywood Theatre Of Stars
1950-1952 Salute To Reservists
1953 Better Living Radio Theatre
1953 Keep Your Guard Up
1956-1965 Heartbeat Theatre [for The Salvation Army]

Obsession
The Henry King Show
The California National Guard Show
The Cavalcade Of Drama
Skippy Hollywood Theatre
The New National Guard Show

and literally thousands more.

C.P. MacGregor c. 1945
C.P. MacGregor c. 1945

1939 promo for C.P. MacGregor's 'Proof of Profit Plan'
1939 promo for C.P. MacGregor's 'Proof of Profit Plan'

Information on C.P. MacGregor and his family remains somewhat sketchy, but he's one of the more fascinating icons of the era of The Golden Age of Radio. In 1924, MacGregor was Brunswick Records manager for the San Francisco territory. He later founded his own studios--C.P. MacGregor Studios--at 729 S. Western Avenue, Hollywood, CA. He was referred to as "the DeMille of the discs."

This first of his companies--MacGregor and Ingram Company--was incorporated around 1929. Some of their electrical transcriptions of the era bear the call letters of KFRC, 610 AM, San Francisco--one of the 31 stations comprising the West Coast Don Lee-Mutual Network. Given the close association between Don Lee and C.P. MacGregor there's every likelihood that MacGregor often used Don Lee's KFRC Studios in San Francisco before establishing himself in the Melrose District of Los Angeles.

By 1932 the company had changed its name to MacGregor & Sollie, located on Mission Street, in San Francisco and survived until approximately 1937. MacGregor & Sollie promoted their San Francisco transcriptions as Hollywood-style dramas. Stations from coast to coast routinely contracted with MacGregor & Sollie for their syndicated transcriptions at $17.50 for each episode.

By 1945 the C.P. Macgregor Studios had migrated to 729 South Western Avenue, Hollywood, CA. Throughout that era C.P.MacGregor had begun to adopt 16" transcription discs exclusively.

MacGregor was a prolific, diverse producer and distributor of syndicated transcription discs, producing The Shadow, Cecil and Sally, AFRS programs, Al Jolson, Jubilee, Lux Radio Theatre, Hollywood Theatre, and Eb and Zeb. He also produced hundreds of commercial recording sessions with the lofty likes of Leadbelly, Charlie Parker, Stan Kenton, Peggy Lee and hundreds of other prominent Jazz and contemporary recording artists. Liberty Records--the predecessor to Capitol Records--recorded in their studios in the mid-1940s.

It goes without saying that MacGregor operated in a highly competitive field, with the likes of Westinghouse's World Broadcasting System and the Radio Networks themselves. That he was able meet his much larger competitors head-on--and dominate them--speaks volumes for C.P. MacGregor's quality and business acumen.

Today the Library of Congress has possession of the entire surviving MacGregor collection, including the surviving output of the 1931 through 1970 masters and recording ledgers from all three companies: MacGregor and Ingram, MacGregor and Sollie, and C. P. MacGregor.



Richard Vantasse 'Van' Des Autels
(Announcer/Actor)
Radio, Television and Film Actor; Announcer
(1910-1968)

Radiography:
1944 Skippy Hollywood Theatre
1947 Your Movietown Radio Theatre

Then Navy Chief Petty Officer Van Des Autels--from this article of February 4th 1945--performed in and announced for Skippy Hollywood Theater from 1944, forward.
Then Navy Chief Petty Officer Van Des Autels--from this article of February 4th 1945--performed in and announced for Skippy Hollywood Theater from 1944, forward.
From the February 4th 1945 Twin Falls News Times:

Navy Recruiter Here Used to
     Be One of Top Radio Talkers

By O.A. KELKER

     He used to urge you, over the air, to buy this or that, eat this or that, use these or those, but now he is using all his "urging" powers for the United States navy.
     That's Chief Van Des Autels, assistant recruiter to Chief C. A. Severn, down at the navy recruiting station in Twin Falls.  Before he joined the navy about two and one-half years ago, he was one of the top flight radio announcers and producers on the Pacific coast, and his voice has traveled nationwide over the NBC and CBS.
          Voice Still on Air
     The statement that Des Autels "was" heard over the air is slightly false, because his voice still comes from the mechanisms of some 40 stations once every week even now.
     Thursday night, for instance, this Times-News writer listened to the Skippy Hollywood theater over KOA in Denver.  And therein came out the voice, no less, of Van himself—the same voice which now tells prospective recruits here how fine it is to serve in the navy.
     The star on the particular broadcast Thursday night was Lee Tracy, the movie actor.  Des Autels recorded this entire series sometime ago and it's still going strong nationwide.
     But that isn't all the assistant recruiter used to do in the way of radio announcing and producing when a civilian.
     He had been announcing, producing and free lancing for 12 years before he volunteered to serve Uncle Sam for awhile.
          On Rudy Vallee Show
     For 26 weeks he was the announcer on the CBS show starring Rudy Vallee, Jimmy Greer and Mary Astor; for 62 weeks he was master of ceremonies on the "School Kids Quiz show" out of Hollywood.  Likewise he was an announcer for many weeks on the Dr. Christian show starring Jean Hersholt, and also did the talking on the "I Was There" program, featured over CBS.  Once daily, from the Pacific coast, he handled a foreign news broadcast.
     But thousands knew him as the sports announcer for an oil company and for that concern he covered the Pacific coast college conference football, basketball and track events.  These programs, for three years, went nationwide.
     Aside from all this he managed to keep fairly busy making transcriptions for various concerns.  In fact in 1941, the year before he entered the navy, he made more records than any other announcer in the United States.
     After entering the navy he was in charge of service radio publicity for southern California.  He was then sent to the Boise recruiting station and then to Twin Falls.  His wife lives here with him.
     He has been "the voice" in scores of pictures but never had his face in the movies.
     Now he's working hard for the navy—but he recalled to this writer that he didn't sleep very well the first night after he joined up.
     Here's the reason:
     Soon after he signed he received an offer from the Columbia Broadcasting system to become their top sports announcer—at a salary which ran into four figures weekly.




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