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Clark Gable and Charlie McCarthy

On July 1, this website turned 7 years old! I didn’t celebrate this milestone on the site since a much more important milestone occurred on that very day: Olivia de Havilland’s 100th birthday.

When the site started seven years ago, it was completely hand-coded. I taught myself coding by buying some website software and a how-to book. As the years have gone on, the site has had many face-lifts and finally I went fully into WordPress, which is much easier to keep up with. Throughout all these changes, I’ve lost some content due to formatting issues–most of which is the audio. It’s a bit painstaking to edit the audio and then upload it. I’ve finally started working on it recently, and the first to go up are the two appearances Clark Gable had on “The Chase and Sanborn Hour,” known for its host Edgar Bergen and his dummy sidekick Charlie McCarthy (am I the only one who doesn’t get what the grand appeal of having a ventriloquist host a radio program is? The whole idea is that it is a visual trick. Oh well, they were just that popular I suppose!)

You can hear Clark perform “All Quiet on the Western Front” and compete with Charlie for a date with Dorothy Lamour on the 1937 program, and hear Clark and Charlie compare hunting stories in the 1940 show.

Listen here!

 

More to come.