Monday, September 13, 2004

Thrilling Days of Yesteryear : "Nostalgia isn't what it used to be." -- Peter DeVries

Thrilling Days of Yesteryear : "Nostalgia isn't what it used to be." -- Peter DeVries Some enterprising soul discovered that on this site one could locate copies of the scripts from those old-time radio programs sponsored by the likes of Camel and Lucky Strike; for example, you can download (in .pdf form) scripts from The Jack Benny Program, The Abbott & Costello Show, Blondie, Richard Diamond, etc. (A few of the scripts won’t download properly due to missing pages, but I worked around that problem.) To me, the most interesting find was a cache of scripts of The Jimmy Durante Show from 1948-50; there are only three shows available from that period so the scripts are an amazing discovery (there are also a handful of scripts from The Durante-Moore Show as well).

This is a pretty interesting discovery, all right!

1 comment:

Dave Lewis said...

Cool news, Mr. Bill. After a little fooling around, I found a mess of Richard Diamond scripts in the R.J.Reynolds collection. You spot any other mystery or western dramas?