Thursday, June 5, 2014

Joe Bev Acquires First Broadcast Rights to Recently Discovered "Lost OTR" - for BearManor Radio

The Lost OTR Show to air hundreds of hours of A Date with Judy; Bulldog Drummond; Blondie; Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons; My Friend Irma; and The Cisco, not heard since the 1930s and 40s.

Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) has acquired first broadcast rights to hundreds of hours of old time radio shows, once thought lost, but recently unearthed by a collector. These have not been aired since their original broadcasts over 60 years ago.

Joe introduces each show as many of his alter egos
Sam Shovel, Tracer of Lost Radio Programs
More 200 transcription discs of A Date with Judy; Bulldog Drummond; Blondie; Mr. Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons; My Friend Irma; and The Cisco were recently found in storage. These will air first on the new BearManor Radio series, The Lost OTR Show, which is the 14th unique regularly broadcast series created by the veteran award-winning radio producer.

Bevilacqua is known as one of the only producers consistently creating radio theater left in the world. His thousands of hours of work encompasses everything from modern radio drama and comedy to new stories using classic old time radio characters, sometimes before live audiences. He also incorporates radio theater techniques into the more than 100 audio books he has created for Blackstone Audio, available at Amazon and all online vendors.

 Click to hear it all!
The BearManor Radio Network is streamed 24/7
at: 
http://www.bearmanorradio.com
Joe Bev's 34 radio hours per month are broadcast worldwide--on Bear Manor Radio, Sound Stages Radio, WHRO-Norfolk, VA, The 1920s Radio Network, Toon Radio, Pawling Public Radio, Radio New Zealand, WGTD, Wisconsin Public Radio and others, plus via a free SmartPhone app, available at http://www.waterlogg.com.




Jackson Beck as
 'Cisco Kid', c. 1942
Throughout the month of June,
The Lost OTR Show will present:

The Cisco Kid #17: The Fighting Editor - The Cisco Kid came to radio October 2, 1942, with Jackson Beck in the title role and Louis Sorin as Pancho. Vicki Vola and Bryna Raeburn took supporting roles and Michael Rye being the announcer. The series continued on Mutual Broadcasting until 1945. Only one episode of the live series is known to exist. It was then followed by another Mutual series in 1946, starring Jack Mather and Harry Lang, who continued to head the cast in the syndicated radio series of 630 episodes from 1947 to 1956. It is estimated that more than 300 hundred of these are known to exist in collectors hands.
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Blondie #1
(10/30/39) - Created by Chic Young, comic strip characters Blondie & Dagwood have been published in newspapers, since September 08, 1930. In 1939, Blondie, the radio program, was born and had a very long run (1939-1950) on several different radio networks. Throughout its broadcast years,"Blondie" was sponsored by many companies, including Colgate-Palmolive Soap, Pepsodent Toothpaste & Camel Cigarettes. This is one of two shows recently found, making the official total of Blondie episodes in collectors hands at 33.

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A Date with Judy
was later turned into a film
staring Elizabeth Taylor

A Date with Judy #1: Tiger - This 1940s teenage comedy radio show, starting out as a summer substitute for Bob Hope's Show. The series aired on NBC from June 24 to September 16, 1941, starring 14 year old Ann Gillis. The following season Dellie Ellis, and later Louise Erickson, took over Judy's role. Jane Powell starred as Judy in the 1948 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie A Date with Judy, with Wallace Beery, Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Stack, and Carmen Miranda. 220 episodes were recently discovered.

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Bulldog Drummond:
A Dinner with Death
(3/23/45) - This radio series, based on the stories of H. C. McNeile, follow Captain Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond, DSO, MC, a member of "the Breed", a class of Englishman who was patriotic, loyal and "physically and morally intrepid". The series ran on the Mutual Broadcasting System from 13 April 13, 1941 to January 12, 1949 and January 3 to March 28, 1954. Drummond was initially portrayed by George Coulouris, before being taken over by Santos Oretega and Ned Wever after 1942; Cedric Hardwicke took over in 1954. BearManor Media has created a new Bulldog Drummond with a full cast at http//www.bearmanormedia.com.
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Throughout June 2014, BearManor Radio
is also airing other classic OTR:


LISTEN NOW FREE!
Penny Singleton,
Daisy and Arthur Lake
from the radio program Blondie
The Lost OTR Show #1
Host Joe Bev presents an hour of recently discovered rare old time radio, not heard since their original broadcasts, including: The Cisco Kid #17: The Fighting Editor and Blondie #1 (10/30/39).

LIKE OTR?
CHECK OUT OUT OUR
NEW & OLD TIME RADIO TITLES:

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LISTEN NOW FREE!
Hear Barbara Stanwyck
on the radio program
 Lux Radio Theatre
Audio Classics Archive
Host Terry Salomonson host an hour of OTR from his personal vault. This time:
Lux Radio Theatre #145 - Stella Dallas with Barbara Stanwyck & John Boles (October 11, 1937)
Produced by Joe Bevilacqua

LIKE OTR?
CHECK OUT OUT OUR
NEW STORIES
OF OLD TIME RADIO TITLES:

audible-BUYThe New Stories of Old-Time Radio:  
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LISTEN NOW FREE!
Paul McGrath
and Margaret Brayton
 portrayed Judy's parents,
Melvin and Dora Foster
on A Date with Judy
The Lost OTR Show #2
Host Joe Bev presents an hour of recently discovered rare old time radio, not heard since their original broadcasts, including: A Date with Judy #1: Tiger & Bulldog Drummond: A Dinner with Death (3/23/45).

LIKE OTR?
CHECK OUT OUT OUR
NEW & OLD TIME RADIO TITLES:

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cds.
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VIDEO of Joe Bevilacqua & Bob Greenberg as Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
 doing "Who's on First?" at the Vaudeville in the Caksills show, April 1, 2012:
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