The Chase and Sanborn Hour (2 shows)

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Sponsored by “the smooth flavor of Chase and Sanborn coffee”, The Chase and Sanborn Hour began in 1931 and featured Eddie Cantor. In 1937, the headliners on the show became popular ventriloquist Edgar Bergen and his sidekick dummy, Charlie McCarthy. Hosted by Jim Ameche, the show regularly featured Dorothy Lamour, W.C. Fields and Nelson Eddy, along with the weekly celebrity guests. In 1948, the show moved from NBC to CBS, gained a new cast (except for Edgar and Charlie) and was re-titled “The Charlie McCarthy Show”, with sponsors such as Coca-Cola and Kraft. The show officially ended its run in 1956.

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October 17, 1937

All Quiet on the Western Front

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Clark, Nelson Eddy and Charlie McCarthy compete for a date with Dorothy Lamour

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February 18, 1940

Introduction

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Clark and Charlie McCarthy compare hunting stories

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Good News (2 shows)

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Good News was a musical variety show produced in a partnership between Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios and Maxwell House coffee. Being produced by MGM, it of course featured only stars from MGM’s roster and promoted only MGM films. It was on the air from 1937-1940.

Good News of 1938

May 5, 1938

Manhattan Melodrama

Performed by Clark Gable, Robert Young and Florence Rice

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Good News of 1939

October 28, 1938

A Free Soul

Performed by Clark Gable, Lionel Barrymore, Rita Johnson

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The Gulf Screen Guild Theater  (3 shows)

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The Gulf Screen Guild Theater (also sometimes called The Lady Esther Screen Guild Theater or The Camel Screen Guild Theater, depending on the sponsor) was a popular radio show that ran from January 8, 1939-June 29,1952. It was broadcast on CBS from 1939-1948, NBC from 1948-1950, ABC from 1950-1951 and back to CBS for the remainder of its run in 1952.

October 29, 1939

Imperfect Lady

Performed by Clark Gable and Ginger Rogers

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October 6, 1940

Red Dust

Performed by Clark Gable, Ann Sothern, Rita Johnson, Jeffrey Lynd

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December 4, 1944

China Seas

Performed by Clark Gable, Lucille Ball, Anna Lee

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LUX Radio Theater (4 shows)

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Lux Radio Theater, brought into American homes by the makers of Lux Soap, was the most popular and longest running drama series on the radio. It aired on NBC from 1934-1935, CBS from 1935-1954 and again on NBC from 1954-1955. Legendary director Cecil De Mille became the host from 1936-1945, once the show moved from New York to Hollywood.

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June 1, 1936

The Legionnaire and the Lady

Performed by Clark Gable and Marlene Dietrich

The first performance in Hollywood. At the end, Clark makes some candid comments and Marlene sings her classic song “Falling in Love Again”.

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April 5, 1937

A Farewell to Arms

Performed by Clark Gable, Josephine Hutchinson and Adolphe Menjou

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The Buccaneer

Performed by Clark Gable and Olympe Bradna

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March 20, 1939

It Happened One Night

Performed by Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert and Walter Connolly

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Mail Call (1 show)

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Mail Call was a comedy show broadcast overseas for soldiers during World War II. Soldiers could write in and request for their favorite stars to appear. Distributed by the Armed Forces Radio Network, it premiered on August 11, 1942 and ran until 1946.

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May 2, 1945

Hosted by Don Wilson

Featuring Clark Gable, Bob Hope, Margaret O’Brien, Dame May Whitty

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March of Dimes (1 show)

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March of Dimes: Music Fights for Infantile Paralysis

Clark Gable makes a plea for your help in curing infantile paralysis on behalf of the March of Dimes, 1945
Hosted by Basil O’Connor.

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Miscellaneous

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Red Cross Flood Relief

February 2, 1937

Clark Gable and Carole Lombard band together to ask for your donations to the Red Cross to benefit the Ohio River Flood of 1937. Also featured on the program were Ricardo Cortez, Bing Crosby, Al Jolson, Dorothy Lamour and more. (Clip features only Clark and Carole segment)

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United Press on the Air: Fred Othman interviews Clark Gable and Carole Lombard

1941

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The Silver Theater

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Sponsored by the International Silver Company, “The Silver Theater” was a thirty-minute program that ran on CBS from 1937-1947. Hosted by Conrad Nagel.

  • Danger Lights (December 4, 1938)
  • Clark Gable talks about the premier of Gone with the Wind following a performance of For Richer, For Richer (December 10, 1939)
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