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You Bet Your Life, 776 Old Time Radio Quiz, Game Shows Broadcasts mp3 DVD

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Classic Full length old time radio shows on MP3 format on disk.  Anyone into old time radio will love this disk.  This disk is for a computer, not for a CD player.



A Double Feature Old Time Radio mp3 DVD

featuring 776 classic episodes of:

 Information Please old time radio You Bet old time radio

230 classic broadcasts of Information Please
classic broadcasts of You Bet Your Life
332 more bonus classic Old Time Radio Shows


Don't be fooled by other collections that claim to contain more episodes.  Many of these shows were aired on multiple dates in reruns, so you have plenty of sellers out there padding their collections with reruns!  We feature all known episodes in existence and do not add "fluff" to our collections to increase our claimed episode count like many others. 

NOTICE: This collection is all in MP3 format supplied on DVD.  You play this in your computer and then can copy all the MP3 files to your MP3 player of choice.  This DVD will NOT play in a regular CD player in your car, or your TV's DVD player, it is intended for your computer only which will allow you to transfer the MP3 files to any device that can play MP3's.  This collection remains the largest most original collection on ebay.

Information Please:

Information Please was an American radio quiz show, created by Dan Golenpaul, which aired on NBC from May 17, 1938 to April 22, 1951. The title was the contemporary phrase used to request from telephone operators what was then called "information" but is now called "directory assistance".

The series was moderated by Clifton Fadiman. A panel of experts would attempt to answer questions submitted by listeners. For the first few shows, a listener was paid two dollars for a question that was used, and five dollars more if the experts could not answer it correctly. When the show got its first sponsor (Canada Dry), the total amounts were increased to five and ten dollars respectively. A complete Encyclopædia Britannica was later added to the prize for questions that stumped the panel. The amounts went up to ten and twenty-five dollars when Lucky Strike took over sponsorship of the program.

Panel regulars included writer-actor-pianist Oscar Levant and newspaper columnists and renowned wits and intellectuals Franklin P. Adams and John Kieran. All the panelists were well-versed in a wide range of topics, though each had a specialty. Music and film questions were often addressed to Levant. Adams was well known for his mastery of poetry, popular culture and Gilbert and Sullivan. Kieran was an expert in natural history, sports and literature. A typical question would have three or four parts and would require the panelists to get a majority of the questions right, lest they lose the prize money.

The show would always have a fourth guest panelist, usually either a celebrity, a politician or writer. Guest panelists included Fred Allen, Leonard Bernstein, Boris Karloff, Clare Boothe Luce, Dorothy Parker, S. J. Perelman, Sigmund Spaeth, Rex Stout, Jan Struther, Deems Taylor, Jackie Robinson, Alexander Woollcott, George S. Kaufman, Ruth Gordon, Orson Welles, Basil Rathbone and a very young Myron "Mike" Wallace.

The show was as much a comedy as a quiz show. The panelists displayed a quick wit in answering the questions, reveling in puns and malapropisms. (For instance, once the panel was asked to supply a common household expression. Adams: "Please pass the salt." Kieran: "The front doorbell's ringing." Levant: "Are you going to stay in that bathroom all day?"[1]) Due to the spontanteous nature of the program, it became the first show for which NBC allowed a prerecorded repeat for the West Coast.

You Bet Your Life:

You Bet Your Life was a comedy quiz show that aired from 1947 to 1956, with Groucho Marx as the host and George Fenneman as his assistant. It was first heard on ABC Radio in 1947, then on CBS Radio in 1949, before it made its way to the television in 1950. In 1960, the show changed its name to The Groucho Show.

The contestants for the show were chosen from the live audience or sometimes well-known or interesting celebrities. The chosen contestants will then play in pairs-- one male, one female. The pairs were made in such as way that each one is a complete opposite of the other, which makes it interesting. After introducing themselves, each pair will then be required to choose a category (from the 20 available) and answer the questions under it. The show had different format through its run, but basically, the more correct answers the pair gives, the higher their pot money becomes; on the opposite, if they give the wrong answer, their money will be reduced. The pair with the highest earnings/score will proceed to the jackpot round, where they will risk half of their winnings to answer the final question. They win the jackpot if the final question is answered correctly.

The radio version of the show had its final air date in 1956, while its counterpart on television was terminated by NBC in 1961.

And more Bonus Radio Shows:

As a sampler of our old time radio library, we are including these classic old time radio shows on this DVD-ROM at no extra charge:

 Kraft Music Hall - Various Hosts  Minstrel Train  Quiz Kids
 Laugh Parade  Mirror  What's My Line
 Lawless Twenties  Mirror of Life  What's the Name of That Song
 Let's Listen to Spencer  Mirth Parade  What's the Score
 Little Orley Radio Shows  Miss Pinkerton Inc  Which is Which
 Lives of the Great  Miss Sherlock  Win Place or Show
 Louise Massey and the Westerners  Mission Village  WOR Reference Recording
 The Magician's Nephew  Molly and the Captain  Words with Music
 Minnesota School of the Air  Morning Stories of Life  World in Music

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