The Orson Welles Almanac

1944 variety show hosted by Welles
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The Orson Welles Almanac (also known as Radio Almanac and The Orson Welles Comedy Show) is a 1944 CBS Radio series directed and hosted by Orson Welles. Broadcast live on the Columbia Pacific Network, the 30-minute variety program was heard Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET January 26 – July 19, 1944. The series was sponsored by Mobilgas and Mobiloil. Many of the shows originated from U.S. military camps, where Welles and his repertory company and guests entertained the troops with a reduced version of The Mercury Wonder Show. The performances of the all-star jazz band that Welles brought together for the show were an important force in the revival of traditional New Orleans jazz in the 1940s.

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  1. Groucho Marx (unknown file size)
  2. Hedda Hopper (unknown file size)
  3. Victor Moore (unknown file size)
  4. Lucille Ball (unknown file size)
  5. Charles Laughton (unknown file size)
  6. Betty Hutton (unknown file size)
  7. Mary Boland (unknown file size)
  8. Dennis Day (unknown file size)
  9. Monty Woolley (unknown file size)
  10. Lucille Ball (fragment) (unknown file size)
  11. Ann Sothern (unknown file size)
  12. Lee and Lyn Wilde, Lois Collier (unknown file size)
  13. Marjorie Reynolds (unknown file size)
  14. D-Day Program (unknown file size)
  15. Tex-Arkana Program (unknown file size)
  16. Martha O'Driscoll (unknown file size)
  17. Lynn Bari (unknown file size)
  18. Lana Turner (unknown file size)
  19. Susan Hayward (unknown file size)
  20. Ruth Terry (unknown file size)

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