The 13 Days of Christmas: Audio
Classics Archive "Christmas & New Year Special" is LIVE!
The 13 different "Joe Bev"
holiday specials are airing on public radio, streamed at BearManor Radio, and
podcasts on demand at Waterlogg.com and other websites.
Audio Classics Archive
"Christmas/New Year Special" is 1 of 13 Joe Bev specials.
Dec. 18, 2014-NAPANOCH, N.Y.--On January 9, 1983, Terry Salmonson began hosting
Audio Classics, in St. Louis. Terry is the
owner of Audio Classics Archive, a collection of old time radio shows. Terry
became good friends with Lone Ranger writer Fran Striker Jr. and gained access
to many of the transcriptions, scripts and other materials from the programs
produced by WXYZ in Detroit.
Terry also produced Wireless Warehouse and The Inner Ear and has taught a
course on radio history at MeramacCommunity
College. He is the recipient of the Allen
Rockford Award (1989), Stone/Waterman Award (2001), Parley E. Baer
Award (2006), Dave Warren Award (2010)and Ray Stanich Award (2010). Terry also co-authored, with Martin Grams,
The Green Hornet: A History of Radio, Motion Pictures, Comics and Television: http://www.amazon.com/THE-GREEN-HORNET-Pictures-Television/dp/0982531109.
In May of 2014, Terry Salmonson approached radio producer, actor, director,
writer, and BearManor Radio Network Program Director Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev)
and asked him to produce a new series of hour long Audio Classics Archive
The Audio Classics Archive "Christmas & New Year Special" is just
one of 13 different "Joe Bev" holiday specials, which are airing on
public radio, streamed at BearManor Radio, and podcast on demand athttp://www.Waterlogg.comand other websites.
The veteran, award-winning radio producer is releasing 13 holiday radio
specials over the next 13 days and calling it "The 13 Days of
Joe Bevilacqua Christmas Programming is available to all public radio stations
via The Public Radio Exchange at: http://www.prx.org/series/22441-joe-bevilacqua-christmas-programming
Audio Classics Archive with Terry Salmonson
"Christmas & New Year Special"
Jump Jump And The Ice Queen: "A Tour Of Santa's Workshop", originally
syndicated November 30, 1948.
Lum and Abner: "Lum and Abner's Christmas Story", originally aired on
CBS December, 23, 1938.
The Jell-O Show Starring Jack Benny: "Goodbye, 1941" originally aired
on NBC December 28, 1941.
Plus, the amazing Fred Frees as Professor Ludwig Von Watchamacallit continues
opening "The 12 BearManor Presents of Christmas" early.
Public radio stations running Joe Bev's Specials include:
The Joe Bev Holiday Treat: WAMU
A Jazz-O-Rama Christmas Special: WVAS
A Jazz-O-Rama New Year: WVAS
A Jazz-O-Rama Christmas Special:WCBE
The Christmas That Almost Never Was: WRNC
Joe Bev Christmas Specials include:
1. Cartoon Carnival: The Cartoon Carnival Christmas Party
2. The Joe Bev Experience: "Christmas Special"
3. The Jazz-O-Rama Hour: "A Jazz-O-Rama Christmas"
4. The J-OTR Show: "The Christmas That
Almost Never Was" & "Holmes Creepy Christmas"
5. Fred Frees Favorites: An Audio Book Sampler: "A Rockabilly
Christmas", "The Christmas I Saved Macy's", "The Gift of
6. Audio Classics Archive with Terry Salmonson: "A Tour Of Santa's
Workshop", "Lum and Abner's Christmas Story" and "Goodbye,
1941" with Jack Benny.
7. The Lost OTR Show: "The
Big Show" with Tallulah Bankhead.
8. What's Cookin'? with Chef Steve Mendoza: How to Cook a Turkey
9. Aroma Thyme Radio with Chef Marcus Guilliano: Healthy Christmas and New Year
10. The Comedy-O-Rama Hour New Years Special: CampWaterlogg: "A Year
11. The Jazz-O-Rama Hour: A Jazz-O-Rama New Year
12. The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention Celebrity Interviews: James Darren
and Robert Colbert from "Time Tunnel"
13. The Joe Bev Holiday Treat
A full announcement of each show will be be released one per day until December
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If you're old enough to remember Old Time Radio when it was a newfangle fad, then you heard Lionel Barrymore (and John Barrymore, once) play Scrooge in the annual broadcast of A Christmas Carol.
If you're even older and remember silent movies when they were a newfangled fad, you probably saw at your neighborhood nickelodeon the 1910 film directed by J. Searle Dawley for Edison that was a ten-minute version and one of the earliest film adaptations. You can still see it now 115 years later for free anytime. Just click on the movie screen below:
There so much history to this famous story that Craig Wichman was moved by the spirit to document the facts in a fascinating book, Standing in the Spirit at Your Elbow: A History of A Christmas Carol As Radio/Audio Drama.
You can hear the author's recent Sunday December 7 interview on New York's WBAI-FM's The Golden Age of Radio show. Host Max Schmid and Wichman discuss the book and play clips covering the 100-year history of Dickens' A Christmas Carol on radio and on records. Hear it hear: http://www.wbai.org/.
New York-area folks are welcome to come see Waxman play another iconic Yuletide character, one "George Bailey," this December 14 and 15tin Mark Preston's staged radio production of It's A Wonderful Life at the historic Little Church Around the Corner. Sound effects by his wife, Bernadette Fiorella. Hear it here: http://www.actorsguild.org/events.html
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CRAIG'S BOOK
DECEMBER NEW MOVIE RELEASES
Speaking of Christmas, here's just a few of the dozen films coming right at you. (We'll be writing about them all one day in the future when they are considered "nostalgia," we're sure!)
Annie: a young, happyfoster kid who's also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they'd be back for her someday, it's been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan. But everything's about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Director:Will GluckStars: Jamie Foxx, Quvenzhané Wallis, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale.
Recent movies, old movies, Broadway, Music, Old Time Radio, Classic TV, they're all in our new 2015 Catalog that just premiered with a bang. Get your copy on your handy dandy electronic device that you'll be showing off to everyone when you see them at a Christmas party. Let your friend, whose name you've drawn in the gift pool, pick out their favorite book as a gift.
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A HARDBACK BOOK OR A PAPERBACK BOOK?
Still can't decide?
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The debate over paperback and hardback books is no different. Both editions are great in their own ways. If kept nicely, a paperback will last the rest of your life, and their lower cost enables you to buy more. On the other hand, hardback books are best for propping up furniture legs.
You'll have to make your own decision. We've got enough on our plate just trying to decide whether to go on a ski trip to Santa Fe or just wait until our street gets coated in sleet.
In the meantime, our books are available in various editions, including hardback, paperback, e-book, and audio book. Our hardback books are dancing around nicely at CoverOut. Click the logo below and see the latest titles.
They have rare silent pictures and early sound films that are offered nowhere else, a bit of everything available, including dramas, comedies, Westerns, serials, and a wide assortment of early foreign films. Plus they're adding more titles all the time! You love classic cinema, and you'll want to be informed of their introductory prices on new releases and other special offers. Sign up for their newsletter byclicking here.
Here are four silent films released on DVD just last month:
A Girl's Folly (1917) - Maurice Tourneur directs Robert Warwick and Doris Kenyon in this drama set about a film studio.
The Prince and the Pauper (1920) - Alexander Korda’s German adaptation of Mark Twain’s classic tale of two identical boys of very different origin.
Timothy's Quest (1922) - Sidney Olcott directs this touching silent drama about two orphans who flee the city in a quest for a better future.
Kit Carson Over the Great Divide (1925) - Frank S. Mattison directs Roy Stewart and a star studded cast in a Western frontier epic!
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Murder in Babylon A Novel Based on Fact by Michael B. Druxman On the evening of February 1, 1922, silent film director William Desmond Taylor was shot to death in his Los Angeles home. The murder itself was never “officially” solved, but subsequent revelations about the director’s unsavory past, as well as his recent secret activities that took him into the Los Angeles underworld, effectively ended the careers of two popular screen stars, Mabel Normand and Mary Miles Minter.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.
Eddie Dean The Golden Cowboy by Stephen Fratallone
Singing cowboy star Eddie Dean rode high, wide, and handsome on the movie screens in the 1940s. The Texas-born wrangler galloped through 55 films, starring in 20 of them, and was voted one of the most popular Western stars of his time. His long-awaited life story has now been told by Stephen Fratallone. Read more.
Indestructible Man by Tom Weaver
Horror legend Lon Chaney puts his considerable all into his performance as the Indestructible Man in this sci-fi/action drive-in favorite. Read the fascinating story of the making of the film, quotes from its writers and its producer-director, cast member memories, Production Code correspondence, a dissertation on the music, release information, pressbook, and the ultra-rare full script. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.
The Evolution of the Hollywood Heartthrobby Sylvia Safran Resnick. The silent film era transported and captivated audiences around the world with Douglas Fairbanks, Rudolph Valentino, and hundreds of other heartthrobs. In the "talkies," millions of women swooned over Clark Gable, John Boles, Errol Flynn, and still hundreds more. Fall in love again with the men who first made your heart skip a beat.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.
Michael Landon: The Career and Artistry of a Television Genius by David R. Greenland
At last, a long overdue appreciation of Landon’s work as an actor, writer and director across more than three decades of television. Included are his guest star appearances, his accomplishments as a director, and an examination of all episodes he wrote for Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie,and Highway to Heaven. Illustrated with publicity and production stills, and featuring a Foreword written by his wife, Cindy Landon. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.
Superhero Confidential Volume 1 The days of finding superhero comics only on supermarket magazine racks are over. The superhero genre has exploded, with comic book heroes conquering the big screen and making massive inroads on television. Superheroes are here to stay, whether well-known brand names, such as Batman and Spider-Man, or lesser-recognized characters, such as Daredevil and Hellboy. Superhero Confidential Volume 1 by Edward Gross goes behind the scenes on the making of these filmed adventures. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.
Naval Gazing: How Revealed Belly Buttons of the 1960s Signaled the End of Movie Cliches Involving Negligees, Men's Hats, and Freshwater Swim Scenes.
Film censors once required women’s costumes to cover their navels, so who first dared to bare? Many actresses once wore seductive negligees, so who ironed out the ruffles? Men once sported hats when outdoors, so what toppled their toppers? Movie bathtub scenes once gave audiences a risqué peek at the stars, so who pulled the plugs? CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.
A Memoir From the Golden Years of M-G-M and The Six Million Dollar Man to Now
Autobiographies of actors from popular television series of the past are always enjoyable, and you'll fast forward to this work about Richard Anderson. He was one of the most familiar faces on television in The Six Million Dollar Man andThe Bionic Woman. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.
The Power and the Glory . . . For Ever and Ever
Mob boss Philip Vega is back in Janette Anderson's new thriller. Vega passes the torch to his favorite son, but betrayal, treachery, and deception rear their ugly heads in a nail-biting race to an unforgettable climax. Read more.
The Man Who Was Old Mother Riley
Dr. Robert V. Kenny explores the lives and films of Arthur Lucan and Kitty McShane, who were among the highest-paid and most admired variety artistes in Britain during the 1930s and 1940s. They packed theatres throughout the land, and made a series of zany films with Arthur as the belligerent washerwoman Old Mother Riley, and Kitty as her flighty daughter. Read more.
Rock & Roll Recollections
He was there. He rocked. Read his interesting and revealing compilation of fascinating interviews, conversations, and anecdotes about a diverse lineup of Rock, Pop, and Soul performers. Author and musician William R. Chemerka provides unique glimpses into the professional and personal lives of the world's most famous rmusical performers who have made important contributions to popular music. Read more.
We Can Be Who We Are
Lee Gambin explores this explosive energy and diversity lf 1970s musicals. From the quirky sophistication of On A Clear Day You Can See Forever and the dark unnerving genius ofCabaret to the sweet sentimentality of Charlotte’s Web,Gambin’s book offers insightful film criticism while exhaustively covering the decade. Pre-order now or read more.
Nobody's Stooge: Ted Healy
Discover the missing back-story of the dawn of The Three Stooges in this groundbreaking full-length biography of Ted Healy. He began his show business career in Vaudeville and climbed to the pinnacle of fame as a movie star, appearing in dozens of films, such as Dancing Lady (1933) with Joan Crawford and Clark Gable, Operator 13 (1934) with Gary Cooper and Marion Davies, Reckless (1935) with Jean Harlow, and the Academy Award-winning San Francisco(1936) with Jeanette MacDonald, Spencer Tracy, and Gable. Healy's sudden death at age forty-one just days after the birth of his son has long been surrounded in mystery and scandal. Was his death by natural causes or did foul play involving an alleged MGM/Wallace Beery murder cover up the truth? Pre-order now or read more.
Mad Movies With the LA Connection
Mad Movies with the L.A. Connection was a 1985 syndicated television show produced by the comedy troupe, The L.A. Connection. Every episode was a spoof of a classic movie edited to fit the show's half-hour format and all the dialogue overdubbed with new, ridiculous, wacky, and humorous dialogue written and voiced by the L.A. Connection in a manner similar to Woody Allen's feature-length film, What's Up, Tiger Lily? Author Mike White presents the ultimate guide to the show that caused an entire generation to tune in to the turned-on team.Coming soon!
Our Classic Edition of the Week
Errol Flynn: The Quest for an Oscar
Take an incredible journey through Errol Flynn’s quest for an Oscar. This book retraces his long career and illustrates his success through more than 200 photographs, most never before published and rare art posters from around the world. Includes a complete Filmography, synopsis of each movie, and production credits. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.
During a span of 55 years, Emil Richards has been a renowned presence in Hollywood soundstages, recording studios, Jazz clubs, and international touring venues. Thrill to the back stories about his work with Frank Sinatra, George Harrison, Burt Bacharach, Elvis Presley, and Ravi Shankar, and Stan Kenton, to name but a few. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE.
THIS WEEK'S WINNER IN OUR WEEKLY FREE BOOK DRAWING
It's true. Winning feels wonderful when we pull your name out of our fish bowl for our Weekly Free Book Drawing. All you have to do to get your name in the bowl is buy something. Every name of every buyer this week get's put in the bowl, and if you're the lucky person chosen, we'll notify you promptly to visit our web site and choose one FREE BOOK from our current catalog.
THIS WEEK'S WINNER IS FAITH ROSSMAN. Congratulations Faith! You've just been contacted by BearManor Media to order your free book.
Antoine Domino, a famously shy Rock and Roll pioneer, is very much alive at age 86, though he lost 20 Gold Record awards—for hits such as “Blueberry Hill” and “Ain’t That a Shame”—when his house was flooded during Hurricane Katriina. A happy ending: the music trade group RIAA replaced the awards.
He's alive and quite well, as shown in a recent photo below with Little Richard.
We've been documenting iconic singers in the history of music through a fascinating series of books. Here are but a few of the truly interesting BearManor exclusive titles:
Click on any book cover to read more or to order today! Here's a tip: at www.bearmanormedia.com, all you have to do is type in MUSIC as a keyword in our search field, and you'll be bowled over by the menu of rare titles we've got in store for you. Check it out! Just click the button below to get started.
BARBRA STREISAND MAKES MUSIC HISTORY
Speaking of music news, official word recently out ranks Barbra Streisand's Partners album as entering the Billboard 200 chart at #1, making her the only recording artist in history to have a #1 release in six consecutive decades.
Ms. Streisand is the best-selling female recording artist in history. She is the only woman to make the All-Time Top 10 Best Selling Artists list, an honor which includes fellow duet partners, Elvis Presley and Billy Joel. She also now has the longest span of #1 albums in history; just under fifty years. (She first landed at the top of the chart in October 1964 with People.)
Barbra Streisand has recorded fifty-one gold, thirty platinum and thirteen multi-platinum albums in her career, including ten #1, including People, The Way We Were, A Star is Born, Guilty, The Broadway Album, Greatest Hits Volume 2, Back to Broadway, Higher Ground, Love is the Answer, and now Partners. With ten, Streisand is the female artist with the most #1 albums in Billboard's history.
Partners is Ms. Streisand's 33rd album to make it into the Top 10 on the US charts. She is the only female artist to have achieved this milestone, tying her with Frank Sinatra.
On Partners, Barbra blends with Elvis Presley on a new mix of "Love Me Tender." You can hear a preview of this track here.
PORTRAIT OF THE WEEK
Actor John Abraham (2014).
Who says they don't make stars like they used to?
John Abraham is an Indian film actor, producer, former model, and a bodybuilder. After modeling for numerous advertisements and companies, John made his film debut with Jism (2003), which earned him a Filmfare Best Debut Award nomination.
This was followed by his first commercial success, Dhoom (2004). He received two Filmfare Award nominations for his roles in Dhoom and in Zinda (2006). He later appeared in the major critical success, Water (2005). He was nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for the film Baabul (2006). Since then, Abraham has starred in many critically and commercially successful films, including Dostana (2008), New York (2009), Force (2011), Shootout at Wadala (2013), and Madras Cafe(2013).
In 2012, he produced Vicky Donor, which was a critical and commercial success and earned him a National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. He then established his own production house, John Abraham Entertainment. His second movie as a Producer was Madras Cafe, which garnered fantastic critical acclaim.
He is also the co-owner of the Indian Super League football team, NorthEast United FC.
If your listening tastes veer toward the nostalgic sounds of yesterday, don't touch that dial! We've got them on the air!