Tuning In The Great Gildersleeve: The Episodes and Cast of Radio's First Spinoff Show, 1941-1957

Tuning In The Great Gildersleeve: The Episodes and Cast of Radio's First Spinoff Show, 1941-1957

by Clair Schulz

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Overview

Tuning In The Great Gildersleeve: The Episodes and Cast of Radio's First Spinoff Show, 1941-1957 by Clair Schulz

When Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve bade farewell to Fibber McGee and Molly and left Wistful Vista on a train in 1941, no one could have predicted that he would be riding the airwaves with his own new show until 1957. But when one listens to episodes of radio’s first spinoff, it becomes clear the The Great Gildersleeve succeeded because its likable and amusing characters were appealingly fallible, much like the folks each of us knew in our hometowns. This book is a guide to more than 500 episodes of The Great Gildersleeve that are in circulation and also to the scripts of 46 episodes for which no recordings exist. Background on the development of the program is included, and the appendices include a list of episodes as well as information about cast members, notable occurrences on the program, ratings, and the films and TV series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786473366
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 01/18/2013
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Clair Schulz served as the archives director at the Museum of Broadcast Communications and is the author of two books and numerous articles about old-time radio and vintage films. He lives in Muskego, Wisconsin.

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Introduction 3

Format of Episode Entries 12

Episode Guide 13

Appendix A Cast Members 193

Appendix B Gildersleeve in Film and on Television 204

Appendix C Alphabetical List of Episodes 210

Appendix D Notable Occurrences 219

Appendix E Ratings and Rankings Summary 222

Bibliography 224

Index 225

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