Star Spangled Radio Hour - 11.18.17

Saturday, November 18th

SSRH 389

November 18, 2017

“Happy Thanksgiving 2017”


Special Service Division

Radio Branch

Produced in November 1942

Broadcast Thursday, November 26, 1942


Olivia DeHavilland, host

With Red Skelton, Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, Truman Bradley, Dinah Shore, The Charioteers

Meredith Willson with Orchestra (unidentified)


Saturday. September 2, 1944

(Trans-Atlantic Simulcast)

London, 6:30 – 7:00 pm DBST

New York, 12:30 - 1:00 pm EWT

(BBC and NBC)

with Major Glenn Miller and the American Band of the AEF (London),

Paula Kelly and the Modernaires (New York) and Marion Hutton (Atlantic City, NJ)


Thursday, November 23, 1944

6:00-6:30 pm PWT

NBC Hollywood

Ken Carpenter, announcer

Bing Crosby, host

Rise Stevens, guest

With Eugenie Baird, The Charioteers, Charles Stevens and the Kraft Choir,

John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra

SSRH 389 Playlist

(26Nov42) Program open and remarks by Olivia DeHavilland, Red Skelton Comedy Skit with Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard and Truman Bradley; Mister Five by Five (Dinah Shore, vocal), The Meaning of Thanksgiving by Olivia DeHavilland, Ride, Red, Ride (The Charioteers, vocal), Medley of “Hit of the Past” (comedy) with Red Skelton, Harriet Hilliard, Dinah Shore, Meredith Willson and the cast; I’ve Plenty To Be Thankful For (including Medley of Service Songs) (Dinah Shore with Chorus, vocal), America the Beautiful and closing remarks by Olivia DeHavilland, Closing fanfare (Meredith Willson and orchestra) (2Sep44) Atlantic Spotlight opening fanfare (2Sep44) I’ve Got a Heart Filled with Love (Paula Kelly and the Modernaries, vocal), Tabby the Cat (Paula Kelly and the Modernaries, vocal), Flying Home, I’ll Be Seeing You (Sgt. Johnny Desmond, vocal), Juke Box Saturday Night (Marion Hutton from Atlantic City with the Crew Chiefs from London, vocals), In the Mood (fades), Atlantic Spotlight closing fanfare; (23Nov44) Proghram open, Dance with a Dolly (Bing Crosby and Choir), I Didn’t Know About You (The Charioteers, vocal), I Dream of You (Eugenie Baird, vocal), Let’s Take the Long Way Home (Bing Crosby, vocal), Through the Years (Rise Stevens, vocal), How Many Hearts Have You Broken (Bing Crosby, vocal), Medley from “Dixie”: Sunday, Monday or Always (Bing Crosby, vocal), The Last Rose of Summer (Rise Styevens, vocal), She’s from Missouri (The Charioteers, vocal), Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (The Charioteers and Choir, vocal), Program Close