As you and your family are gathering for Thanksgiving, we at Hear Again Radio Project thought it might be nice to dig up a few vintage holiday specials for your listening pleasure while preparing for your holiday feast. Enjoy!
In this link you can listen to an episode of "Command Performance" from Thanksgiving Day 1944. It was a variety/comedy show during WWII where celebrities would perform for the troops. This episode features Dinah Shore, Harry von Zell, and Wally Brown.
In the "Elgin Thanksgiving Show 7th Annual" in 1948 - Dean Martin was introduced as a "new star" and part of a night club duo with Jerry Lewis. The following year the Dean Martin And Jerry Lewis Show was on the air. The Elgin Watch Company sponsored 7 Elgin Holiday Specials for Thanksgiving from 1942 to 1948. These specials feature several celebrities. They made Christmas specials as well.
On a 1939 episode of "The Answer Man" titled "Who Ate The Most at the First Thanksgiving" Albert Carlyle Mitchell, The Answer Man, discussed some important questions about Thanksgiving. In 1939 there were two different Thanksgivings in America, and The Answer Man explains why.
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