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 Post subject: 100 years since Einstein's theory released.
PostPosted: Nov Thu 26, 2015 3:51 am 
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What is his progeny's name and where did she subsequently get a job?
(HINT: Burns and Allen)

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 Post subject: Re: 100 years since Einstein's theory released.
PostPosted: Nov Sat 28, 2015 1:54 am 
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ndiamone wrote:
What is his progeny's name and where did she subsequently get a job?
(HINT: Burns and Allen)


Gracie Allen

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 Post subject: Re: 100 years since Einstein's theory released.
PostPosted: Nov Sat 28, 2015 5:59 am 
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poorguy wrote:
Gracie Allen?
Thanks for playing.
Longines Symphonette presents Jack Benny and Frank Knight's Memories of Golden Radio wrote:

Narrator: It's 1950 and with the dawn of a new half-century underway, George and Gracie are perusing a magazine listing the Greatest Men of the LAST half-century.

Gracie: Thomas Edison, Winston Churchill.
How can they pick men like that to head the list?

George: I’m intrested to know, Gracie, who is your choice?

Gracie: Need you ask, George?
I’m thinking of a man whose glorious romantic voice has thrilled millions.

George: ‘The birds are sweetly singing and perfumed flowers are bringing in the wind-‘

Gracie: No, a man whose charm and talent are world-famous.

George: Gracie, this is getting embarrassing.

Gracie: Only one man should top this list–Charles Boyer.

George: Charles Boyer?

Gracie: Uh-huh.

George: You put him ahead of Edison?

Gracie: Yep.

George: Edison invented the electric lights.

Gracie: With Boyer, who needs them?

George: Gracie, there are some pretty great men on this list.

Gracie: Not as great as Boyer.
Well, look at these names.
Arturo Toscanini, conductor.
How do you like that?
A man who punches transfers.

George: He happens to be a musical conductor.

Gracie: All right, so he hums while he punches transfers.
And here’s another one, Einstein. Now what did he do?

George: Einstein?

Gracie: Yes.

George: What did he do?

Gracie: Uh-huh.

George: He’s the father of relativity.

Gracie: Oh, what does she do?

George: Relativity Einstein?

Gracie: Yeah.

George: She’s at Warner Bros…


You know, Gracie, for a minute there, instead of Boyer,
I thought that you thought that I belonged on that list of great men.

Gracie: Oh. Oh, well, you see, George, you’re
my husband and I don’t think of you as a man.

George: Well, thanks.

Gracie: I mean, I don’t think of you as a man who does anything.

George: Thanks again.

Gracie: I mean, I don’t think of you as a man that does anything romantic.

George: A triple thanks, and stop thinking about me.

Gracie: Aw, now I’ve hurt your feelings.
And I didn’t mean to, George.
You know, I’d rather be married to you than any man on this list:
Churchill, Edison, Stalin, Hitler.

George: You have just earned my fourth ‘Thank you.’

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 Post subject: Re: 100 years since Einstein's theory released.
PostPosted: Nov Sat 28, 2015 10:03 pm 
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Very Good.
With Gracie Allen involved i should have known.

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 Post subject: Re: 100 years since Einstein's theory released.
PostPosted: Nov Sat 28, 2015 11:17 pm 
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poorguy wrote:
Very Good.
With Gracie Allen involved i should have known.
Or how about:

NARRATOR: Gracie has just come into a small inheritance and is discussing what to do with it with her stuffy neighbor Mrs. Peabody:

PEABODY: You need to put it into a bank dear and draw the interest.
GRACIE: How much do you get?
PEABODY: Four percent.
GRACIE: Ha, I get eight.
PEABODY: Eight percent? How did you manage that?
GRACIE: I put it in two banks. Which reminds me I have to go to the
greengrocer's today to get some grapefruits. Edna said
they're so big it only takes eight to make a dozen Want to go?.
PEABODY: No, no my Aristotle wants me to clean the house today but I can't
use the vacuum - I got scolded for using too much electricity.
GRACIE: Hah! Just cut the cord in half and use half the electricity.

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 Post subject: Re: 100 years since Einstein's theory released.
PostPosted: Nov Sun 29, 2015 12:57 am 
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Oh to live in Gracie Allen's world. so simple for her and yet so complicated for everyone else.

i like to catch the tv show in the wee hours of the morning along with the Jack Benny show.
i listen to both radio shows and cbs radio mystery theater along with several others that i catch on old radio programs.
here is the link.

https://oldradioprograms.us/

you just can't get better shows in my opinion as there is nothing like the old classics.

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 Post subject: Re: 100 years since Einstein's theory released.
PostPosted: Nov Sun 29, 2015 3:03 am 
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poorguy wrote:
You just can't get better shows in my opinion as there is nothing like the old classics.
Our community arts group stages readings off the old scripts to either individual episodes or sometimes entire series of classic radio where the original recordings no longer survive.

Just like in the originals - sound effects are performed live in person onstage with real materials and cast members are not allowed to memorize or even become more than passingly familiar with the general premise of the episode in question before going in front of a live audience to perform and record.

You get one ``full dress'' even tho that's somewhat of a misnomer since it's only for radio - and one performance - both of which are recorded. With scripts in hand, we go to the theatre in jeans and flannel same like they do going in to record a Broadway cast album - the dress in front of friends and family and the performance in front of arts-center patrons and benefactors and etc. The best segments of both are edited together to make the final show. Nice thing is: if you're reading aloud out of a book - just like at the Library Story Hour - even if you somewhat act it out - you don't have to pay rights on the material.

More and more civics groups are doing this, hopefully bringing the innocence and charm of classic radio drama to a new generation. The aforementioned Longines Symphonette 6-LP set along with its' various sequel editions and ancillary recordings was my own abduction into classic radio when it came out in the late 60's.

One day I hope to put all the different incarnations together (the 6-LP set, as well as excerpts from the following that do not appear on the set, A) the two-volume set that preceded it, B) the 7-inch flexidisc, C) the 7-inch rigid disc, D) the two-disc set The Years to Remember and finally E) the final two record set The Years to Remember: 1945-1963
along with expanding the musical selections found on the bonus record included with the original set with the music discs contained within D) and E).

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 Post subject: Re: 100 years since Einstein's theory released.
PostPosted: Nov Sun 29, 2015 3:56 am 
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we have a plaza theater school that performs old time radio shows twice a month. the wife and i go all the time as we both really enjoy it. we can kinda get a feel for what radio was like back in prime time of radio broadcast. the performers dress the style from the day and act their parts really well. it is all staged just like the original shows that i have read about and seen pictures of. i can still remember the stories my parents would tell us about when they would all sit around and listen to the radio shows. i don't know that i would want to live in those times but some parts of them i think would be cool to visit if it was possible.

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