+ The Halls of Ivy is an NBC radio sitcom that ran from 1950-1952. It was created by Fibber McGee & Molly co-creator/writer Don Quinn before being adapted into a CBS television comedy (1954-55) produced by ITC Entertainment and Television Programs of America. British husband-and-wife actors Ronald Colman (1891-1958) and Benita Hume (1906-1967) starred in both versions of the show. Quinn developed the show after he had decided to leave Fibber McGee & Molly in the hands of his protege Phil Leslie. The Halls of Ivy's audition program featured radio veteran Gale Gordon (then co-starring in Our Miss Brooks) and Edna Best in the roles that ultimately went to the Colmans, who demonstrated a flair for radio comedy during their late 1940s recurring roles on The Jack Benny Program. The Halls of Ivy featured Colman as William Todhunter Hall, the president of small, Midwestern Ivy College, and his wife, Victoria, a former British musical comedy star who sometimes felt the tug of her former profession, and followed their interactions with students, friends, and college trustees. Others in the cast included Herbert Butterfield as testy board chairman Clarence Wellman; Willard Waterman (then starring as Harold Peary's successor as The Great Gildersleeve) as board member John Merriweather; and Bea Benaderet, Elizabeth Patterson, and Gloria Gordon as the Halls' maids. Alan Reed (television's Fred Flintstone) appeared periodically as the stuffy English teacher, Professor Heaslip. The series ran 109 half-hour radio episodes from January 6, 1950, to June 25, 1952, with Quinn, Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee writing many of the scripts and giving free if even more sophisticated play to Quinn's knack for language play, inverted cliches and swift puns (including the show's title and lead characters), a knack he'd shown for years writing Fibber McGee & Molly. Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee continued as a writing team; their best-known play is Inherit the Wind. Cameron Blake, Walter Brown Newman, Robert Sinclair, and Milton and Barbara Merlin became writers for the program as well.-WikiPedia
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Please enjoy these 89 old time radio episodes:
+ An audition program. See cat. #8079 for the same script which became the first show of the series....
+ Sponsored by: Schlitz Beer. The first show of the series. Will Dr. Hall be re-appointed as head of...
+ Sponsored by: Schlitz Beer. Jared Buckley, an Ivy student, has written an editorial in the student...
+ Sponsored by: Schlitz Beer. It's "Charter Day" at Ivy College, and then there's Dr. Wellman's nos...
|02.03.1950||dr bromley the shakespeare expert||
+ Sponsored by: Schlitz Beer. Chester Bromley, the famed Shakespearean scholar, is coming to visit ...
+ Welcome to Ivy, Ivy College that is in the town of Ivy USA. Five people didn’t go to bed all las...
|02.17.1950||the chinese student||
+ Sponsored by: Schlitz Beer. Dr. Hall uses the opportunity of an address in the Ivy chapel to spea...
|02.20.1950||the gangsters son|
+ Sponsored by: Schlitz Beer. Dr. Hall and "Doc" Fish, the Ivy barber, try to clear the name of Eddi...
|03.03.1950||merton savadas crush||
+ Sponsored by: Schlitz Beer. Fifteen-year-old genius Merton Sevada is in love...with Mrs. Hall! + ...
|03.10.1950||victorias new review||
+ Sponsored by: Schlitz Beer. Mrs. Hall's old theatrical partner invites her to play the lead in a ...
+ Sponsored by: Schlitz Beer. Is "Willow Walk" a lover's lane or a den of vice? Dr. Hall battles P.T...
|03.24.1950||professor gerhardts secret||
+ Sponsored by: Schlitz Beer. What is Professor Gearhart's secret? Has he lost interest in his wife?
|03.31.1950||the ivy chamber music and knockwurst society||
+ Sponsored by: Schlitz Beer. Will Dr. Hall be invited to join the "Ivy Chamber Music and Knockwurst...
|04.07.1950||toddy plays hooky||
+ Sponsored by: Schlitz. Dr. Hall decides to play hookey and go on a picnic. This is not as easy as...
|04.14.1950||mrs fosters lost dog||
+ Sponsored by: Schlitz Beer. The Halls are late for an important dinner because of a little lost do...
|04.21.1950||traffic and coconuts||
+ Sponsored by: Schlitz Beer. Dr. Hall isn't feeling well and Victoria is off to the drugstore. Memo...
+ Sponsored by: Schlitz Beer. Dr. Hall's newly finished biography has just won the Scofield Prize......
+ Sponsored by: Schlitz Beer. Dr. and Mrs. Hall are under attack because of a letter written by Mrs...
|05.10.1950||mrs whitneys statue||
+ Sponsored by: Schlitz Beer. The program is now on Wednesdays at 8:00 P. M. Mrs. Whitney offers to ...
+ Sponsored by: Schlitz Beer. A student at Ivy wants to enroll his father as a student. + Welcome t...
|05.24.1950||the fighting med student||
+ Sponsored by: Schlitz Beer. Will a medical student at Ivy give up his career to become a prize fi...
|05.31.1950||the sexton award||
+ Sponsored by: Schlitz Beer. Ivy College is about to receive a $250,000 gift from George Sexton, bu...
+ Sponsored by: Schlitz Beer. Phillip Weatherby wants to be a farmer, and is being expelled from the...
|N/A||halls of ivy (xx) the umbrella man (tv stck)|
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