I recently picked up this big batch of 40-plus press photos promoting the stars of CBS Radio. Those that have dates named on them are all from 1944; those which don't have a specific year cited often have enough other clues mentioned on the press tag to date it to right around 1944. Thus 1944.
I've been listing these at auction on eBay with bids opening at $9.99 each US postpaid. The first 10 end tonight (Sunday night, January 29) and that batch includes a few of the best pics shown here: Groucho Marx, Betty Grable, Burns & Allen and Frank Sinatra. A little more than half remain to be listed for sale.
While I did want to bring their sale to your attention in the short term, I certainly wanted to archive these images to the site for the long term.
There are some great poses, some centered around a CBS mic like the shot of Joan Bennett above. There's a cheesecake poolside shot of Janet Waldo, a very leggy Dale Evans shown dancing, and a teen-aged Dick York, long before Bewitched.
The mix of CBS Radio photos includes not only current film and future television stars but also singers, musicians, journalists and more. There are two photos showing journalists at work on D-Day, June 6, 1944. It's really a fascinating group of photos centered on a certain time at a certain place.
Hope you enjoy the gallery:
(Note to subscribers: I believe this will show up in your inbox as a stack of several small pics. Go HERE to see this article on the website where the images are displayed in gallery format directly below. Each photo will then open up to the same size as the big Joan Bennett pic above by clicking upon it.)
- Just click on any image to open to full size and from there you can scroll through 25 at a time.
- I've included a full view of the proper press tag following each image.
- See the page numbering just below the gallery to move to the second page of 25 images, etc.
Inside the Gallery
Following are all of the captions I've used to describe each photo inside the gallery. They're listed below in order of how they appear in the gallery above.
- Dickie Jones, Katherine Raht and House Jameson in "The Aldrich Family"
- Ann Sothern to appear in "The Silver Theater"
- Anna Karen in "Dangerously Yours"
- Betty Grable to star in "Springtime in the Rockies" on "Lux Radio Theater"
- George Burns and Gracie Allen return to CBS after 8-week absence
- Carroll Glenn, violinist, is soloist on "New York Philharmonic Symphony"
- Arthur Treacher and Jack Carson for "The Jack Carson Show"
- Cecil B. DeMille of "Lux Radio Theater"
- Charlie Ruggles is master of ceremonies for "Maxwell House Iced Coffee Time"
- Claire Pelt, new member of "Crime Doctor" cast
- Conrad Binyon of "Mayor of the Town" starring Lionel Barrymore
- D-Day June 6, 1944 - Major George Fielding Elliot, Jesse Zousmer, Bob Trout and Quentin Reynolds working the early morning hours of June 6.
- Dale Evans to be featured vocalist on the "Jack Carson Show"
- Comedian Eddie Garr to star in "The Eddie Garr Revue"
- Elaine Vito, harpist, to appear on "Mildred Bailey and Company"
- Elaine Vito, harpist, to appear on "Take It or Leave It"
- Ruth Casey, Robert "Popcorn" Currier, Patsy Walsh and emcee Milton Grubbs in observance of Flag Day on "Youth on Parade"
- Frank Sinatra back from vacation to return to "The Frank Sinatra Show"
- Bandleader Woody Herman, singer Allan Jones and string-slapper Chubby Jackson rehearse for "Allan Jones with Woody Herman's Orchestra"
- Jean Hersholt and Rosemary de Camp in "Dr. Christian"
- Tenor James Melton to make encore on "Star Theater"
- Janet Waldo, who plays title role on "Corliss Archer"
- Jay Novello as Jack Packard on "I Love a Mystery"
- Joan Banks in title role of serial "Valiant Lady"
- Joan Bennett to play in original drama on "The Silver Theater"
- Saxophonist, conductor and arranger, Johnny Warrington for "Music by Warrington"
- Kenny Baker with children prepares to take over for Groucho Marx on "Blue Ribbon Town"
- Singer Larry Douglas to make debut on "Here's to Romance"
- Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald to star in "Maytime" on "Lux Radio Theater"
- Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald to star in "Maytime" on "Lux Radio Theater" (2)
- Groucho Marx and Fay McKenzie in promotion of "Blue Ribbon Town"
- Mercedes McCambridge in promotion of "I Love a Mystery"
- D-Day June 6, 1944 - CBS Director of News Broadcasts Paul W. White on the phone during the tense moments of June 6
- Raymond Massey stars in "The Doctor Fights"
- Bandleader Raymond Scott of "The Raymond Scott Show"
- Lyric baritone Ronald Graham, the new singing-emcee of "Broadway Matinee"
- Roslyn Silber of "The Goldbergs" with young man from New York's East Side Peniel Club
- Penny Singleton and Arthur Lake of "Blondie"
- Jerry Spellman, Jane Webb and teen-aged Dick York of "That Brewster Boy"
- Sylvia Zaremba, 13-year-old pianist, to solo at "New York Philharmonic Symphony"
- Ace sportscaster Ted Husing of "On Your Mark"
- Newscaster William L. Shirer of "William L Shirer and the News"