FRANK SINATRA PROGRAM, THE {JUDY GARLAND} (RADIO)

Summary

One in this series of musical programs with a bit of comic relief starring Frank Sinatra. In this installment the singer welcomes a guest he predicts servicemen overseas will be glad to hear, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer actress and singing star Judy Garland. Sinatra tells comic Jerry Lester that he is working on a film at MGM himself, "Anchors Aweigh," and Lester reveals his own aspirations to film stardom, averring that he can "out act" just about any of the movie studio's stars. Sinatra suggests that they ask Garland to help the comic find a job in pictures. In the break that follows, sponsor Vimms Vitamins offers a public service announcement on behalf of the War Manpower Commission. Announcer Truman Bradley urges American women to go to work in order to free up men to fight overseas. Next, Sinatra sings "Then You Kissed Me," and he and Lester pay a visit to Garland in her dressing room at MGM. There the actress boasts to them that she has producer Joe Pasternak under her thumb. When Pasternak shows up at her door, however, she turns subservient, and she advises Sinatra to be sure to run errands for George Sidney, the director of his upcoming picture. She then sings "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart." After the song, Lester attempts to woo Garland with a French accent, but she suggests that he does not meet her standards as a leading man. When Walter Pidgeon takes a girl in his arms, explains Garland, "he just oozes charm." "What about me?" counters Lester. "You just ooze," he is informed. Although she is unwilling to find Lester a job, she takes him and Sinatra on a brief tour of the studio, and Garland and Sinatra pause outside a soundstage to sing "Embraceable you." Includes a commercial, a promo, and public service announcements.

(This program contains minor technical problems. This represents the best copy of this program currently available to the Museum.)

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: May 24, 1944 Wednesdasy 9:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:28:14
  • COLOR/B&W:
  • CATALOG ID: R:17671
  • GENRE: Radio - Music/Variety
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Comedy
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - Radio series, 1944
  • COMMERCIALS: Radio - Commercials - "The White Cliffs of Dover" (theatrical release of a feature film)^Radio - Promos - "The Frank Sinatra Program"^Radio - PSA - Manpower Commission urges women to go to work

CREDITS

    • Axel Stordahl … Conductor
    • Vimms Vocalists, The … Choir/Chorus
    • Frank Sinatra … Singer, Host
    • Truman Bradley … Announcer
    • Judy Garland … Guest
    • Jerry Lester … Cast
    • Joe Pasternak
    • Walter Pidgeon
    • George Sidney