Aug 6th to Aug 12th Shows and Highlights

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Headlining the list this week is a two-hour “Love For Lucy” special marking Lucille Ball’s birthday. In addition to a couple episodes of My Favorite Husband plus her appearance on The Screen Director’s Playhouse, I will share with all of you some of my 2014 visit with Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne (he passed away back in March at age 84). Osborne knew Lucy quite well and he shared some wonderful stories about her. We also bring back the I Love Lucy radio show audition, which was created back in 1952 as a possible companion to the hit TV series, but never aired.

We are presenting a Centennial Celebration for motion picture leading man, Robert Mitchum as he’ll be heard in an hour long Suspense radio version of the motion picture “Crossfire” plus star in the half hour episode “Death At Life Oak” also produced for Suspense.

We have a Siodmak Siblings Celebration which marks the birthdays of brothers Robert and Curt Siodmak. It begins with a half-hour version of the Robert Siodmak (born August 8th, 1900) directed motion picture thriller, “The Spiral Staircase” as presented on The Screen Director’s Playhouse. Then it’s an hour long version 1948 Suspense and “Donovan’s Brain” based on a novel by younger brother Curt Siodmak (born August 10th, 1902) and starring John McIntire, Wally Maher, Jeannette Nolan and hosted by Robert Montgomery.

Additional birthday tributes for the following folks among others: movie director and Lux Radio Theater host; Cecil B. DeMille, film actor Lloyd Nolan (featured in two Suspense productions) Stan Freberg; Billie Burke (special guest on The Charlie McCarthy Show); Leo Carrillo (also a guest onThe Charlie McCarthy Show) and Jeff Corey (Escape’s “Mars Is Heaven” plus as Lt. Ybarra on The Adventures Of Philip Marlowe).

Greg

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