Mail Call from the United States of America was primarily played to the American soldiers of WWII and featured an amazing array of celebrities. Some of the best and brightest stars of radio came out to entertain our men in uniform when they needed it most. The guest stars include comedians Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Tito Guizar and Groucho Marx; starlets Dinah Shore, Tallulah Bankhead, Bette Davis, and Judy Garland; and comic duos Burns and Allen, among others.
Then men who served in the military during WWII could request stars that they wanted to hear on the show. The show is primarily comedy to help the soldiers forget about their wartime woes and remember the America they were fighting to preserve.
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 49 old time radio episodes:
|N/A||afrs 103 norma shearer nelson eddy jack carson||
+ Program #103. AFRS origination. A tribute to the soldiers of Canada. The first tune is, "The Maple...
|N/A||afrs 104 rudy vallee frank sinatra fred allen||
+ Program #104. AFRS origination. A tribute to the state of Maine. Rudy Valle sings, "The Maine Stei...
|N/A||afrs 111 ginny simms jimmy durante harry james||
+ Program #111. AFRS origination. A tribute to the men of "The American Forces Network" in Britain. ...
|N/A||afrs 112 kay kyser king sisters jack haley||
+ Program #112. AFRS origination. A salute to North Carolina. The first tune is "Please Don't Say No...
|N/A||afrs 120 bing crosby andrew sisters||
+ Program #120. AFRS origination. Bing sings, "Accentute The Positive." A salute to the men of the "...
|N/A||afrs 127 groucho marx gene krupa||
+ Program #127. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The program was released in ...
|N/A||afrs 128 bing crosby martha mears||
+ Program #128. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. The program was released in ...
|N/A||jack benny chico marx celeste holm||
+ Program #173. AFRS origination. The first tune is, "June Is Bustin' Out All Over."
|11.11.1942||mail call 012 bob burns, dinah shore, george montgomery, johnny mercer|
|01.09.1943||groucho marx betty grable judy garland||
+ Program #19. AFRS origination. Judy Garland sings, "I Never Knew," then teaches Jose to swing. Bet...
|03.31.1943||mail call 031 claire trevor, connie haines, edgar bergen|
|04.07.1943||mail call 032 lionel barrymore, frances langford, phil baker|
|06.30.1943||george jessel paulette goddard tommy dorsey||
+ Program #44. AFRS origination. After Georgie takes a phone call from mama, the Music Maids sing, "...
|07.15.1943||edward g robinson dick powell ann miller||
Program #46. AFRS origination. Marion Hutton sings a medley, starting with, "I've Heard That Song Be...
|08.26.1943||groucho marx irene manning paulette goddard||
+ Program #53. AFRS origination. The program was released in September or October, 1943. The first t...
|09.30.1943||mail call (58) lionel barrymore, baby snooks, dennis day|
|10.20.1943||mail call 061 bing crosby, nora lou martin, frank morgan, john conte|
|10.27.1943||mail call 062 betty grable, carlos ramirez, fibber mcgee and molly|
|11.24.1943||lucille ball harry richman kay thompson laurel and hardy||
+ Program #66. AFRS origination. Kay Thompson sings, "Yes, Indeed!" Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy do ...
|12.08.1943||al pearce eddie anderson janet blair||
+ Program #68. AFRS origination. A tribute to the army ground forces. Rochester sings! Al does an "E...
|01.05.1944||jack benny judy garland johnny mercer delta rhythm boys||
+ Program #72. AFRS origination. A program of special greetings to the fighting men of Illinois. The...
|01.12.1944||bing crosby skinnay ennis dorothy lamour||
+ Program #73. AFRS origination. A tribute to the state of Iowa. The program features a skit from, "...
|N/A||mail call ann rutherford ep 126 n a|
|N/A||mail call bandamp;a harpo marx rita hayworth ep 137 n a|
|N/A||mail call cathy downs, victor borge, johnny green|
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