+ 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:
|06.20.1951||pork barrel politics|
|10.10.1951||editorial in the ivy bull|
|10.17.1951||student council election|
|11.14.1951||the late student|
|11.15.1951||halls of ivy (xxx) don quinn interview|
|11.21.1951||the ministers son||
+ The son of Dr. Jarvis, a prominent clergyman, has upset his father by deciding to write and play...
|11.28.1951||professor warrens romantic folly|
|12.05.1951||calhoun gaddys agriculture development||
+ , Voice Of America rebroadcast. A student starts a co-operative farm on Ivy College property, much...
|12.12.1951||professor royce returns||
+ At this time of the year academic responsibilities are pushed around by social obligations and whi...
|12.19.1951||halls of ivy (083) the snowman||
+ Sponsored by: Schlitz Beer. President Hall is disturbed because his students haven't built a Chris...
+ Program #71. , AFRS rebroadcast. A group of Ivy's students are planning to stage a revival of, "S...
|01.09.1952||nelson carters son||
+ , Voice Of America rebroadcast. A student named Jerry Carter is having trouble with his economics ...
|01.23.1952||medal of honor||
+ , Voice Of America rebroadcast. The operator of "A La Cart," the Ivy College hot dog stand, is ho...
+ Sponsored by: Schlitz Beer. The strange problem of the track star at Ivy who quits the team to imp...
|02.06.1952||glee club donation|
+ “Out of the Fog, out of the night and in to his American adventures comes Bulldog Drummond”. I...
|02.20.1952||voice of the ivy vine|
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