FOUR STAR PLAYHOUSE
Old-Time Radio Series


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FOUR STAR PLAYHOUSE
FOUR STAR PLAYHOUSE
Postwar radio wasn't all private eyes, sitcoms, and giveaway shows -- there were plenty of ambitious new dramatic anthologies. The most ambitious, perhaps, was Four Star Playhouse. A high-budget series featuring a rotating cast of Hollywood favorites in well-crafted half-hour weekly dramas, the Playhouse was intended as a potent response to the poaching by CBS of much of NBC's comedy lineup. With Fred MacMurray, Rosalind Russell, Robert Cummings and Loretta Young headlining, anticipation ran high. The program kicked off in the summer of 1949 without a sponsor -- and despite a great deal of promotional ballyhoo, it never attracted one. This left NBC with little choice but to drop the series after just three rotations of the Four Stars.
OLD TIME RADIO PROGRAMS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FROM RADIO SPIRITS ON AUDIO CD:
   1. Four Star Playhouse - Volume 4
Item #: 92616
Media: DVD
Description: Riveting stories, both dramatic and whimsical, alternated on Four Star Playhouse, one of the "gold...
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   2. Golden Age Thrilling Adventure Pulp Audio Volume Four
Item #: 91922
Media: CD
Description: Charge into these tales of heroes, honor, and impossible odds with this great set of two Thrilling...
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   3. Great Hollywood Actors on Television (Four Hours in White/Jacob and the Angel)
Item #: 93070
Media: DVD
Description: The hour-long anthology series Climax! ran on CBS from 1954 to 1958, broadcasting live from Los...
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   4. Photomosaic Star Wars Han Solo & Chewbacca - 1,000 Piece Puzzle
Item #: 92814
Media: OTHER
Description: Relive your favorite Star WarsTM movie scenes as you put together this 1,000 piece photomosaic...
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   5. Star Wars Light Sabre Duel - 750 Piece Puzzle
Item #: 92815
Media: OTHER
Description: Relive your favorite Star Wars movie scenes as you put together this 750 piece photomosaic jigsaw...
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   6. Bright Star
Item #: 45262
Media: CD
Description: "Starring Irene Dunne as Susan…and Fred MacMurray as George…together in a gay new exciting comedy...
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   7. Saluting the Stars
Item #: 92460
Media: CD
Description: DISC 1

1.PERRY COMO - Marrying For Love

2.PERRY COMO - The Best Thing For You

3.MARGARET...
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   8. Hal Roach All-Star Comedies (Silent)
Item #: 92573
Media: DVD
Description: Silent comedy legend Hal Roach had a unique method for discovering and nurturing performers. He...
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   9. Star Performance: 4-Episode Collection
Item #: 92455
Media: DVD
Description: From 1952-1956 riveting stories, both dramatic and whimsical, alternated on "Star Performance," one...
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