Anthology

February 28, 1954 to June 12, 1955
64 episodes known to exist
Anthology was a variety / music shows radio show which ran from February 28, 1954 to June 12, 1955.
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February 28, 1954 - June 12, 1955
Anthology
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Anthology
February 28, 1954 - June 12, 1955
64 episodes known to exist
Announcer: Fleetwood
Director: John Malcom Brennen
Producer: Steve White
Writer: Draper Lewis
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February 28, 1954 
Theodore Sturgeon 
 
30:00 

 
March 7, 1954 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
March 14, 1954 
Murder From the Past and Merriment From the Present 
 
25:00 

 
March 21, 1954 
Facade 
Edith Stewell, Agnes Moorhead, Nancy Hanks 
30:40 

 
March 28, 1954 
Poetry in Sound 
 
29:00 

 
April 4, 1954 
Poetry of the Theater, by the Theater, and For the Theater 
Judith Anderson, Norman Rose 
29:40 

 
April 11, 1954 
On a Note of Triumph 
Norman Corwin 
30:00 

 
April 18, 1954 
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere 
Fredric March, Tamar Cooper, Stanley Tanen 
28:40 

 
April 25, 1954 
Mine the Harvest 
Deems Taylor, Edna St. Vincent Millet 
29:00 

 
10 
May 2, 1954 
Thoughts and Stories of England 
Lynn Fontanne reading a complete version of "The White Cliffs of Dover" 
30:00 

 
11 
May 16, 1954 
Poetry by Elizabeth Bishop 
Show of 5-9 Pre-empted Gertrude Stein, Carl Sandberg, Agnes Moorehead. Incomplete show - First Half only 
15:00 

 
12 
May 23, 1954 
The Wastland 
T.S. Elliott, Gertrude Moore. This is a two part program. The first is a regular ANTHOLOGY program and the second is a BBC version of the program called TIME FOR BERT. Only the ANTHOLOGY portion is here. 
15:00 

 
13 
May 30, 1954 
Memorial Day 1954 
Bing Crosby, Agnes Moorehead, Frank Lovejoy Memorial Day Program 
30:00 

 
14 
June 6, 1954 
Contemporary American Poets 
Marian Roomy, Herd Hatfield, Judith Anderson 
30:00 

 
15 
June 13, 1954 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
16 
June 20, 1954 
American Verse 
Tom Scott, Susan Reid 
28:30 

 
17 
June 27, 1954 
Shakespearian Festival Part 1 
"Remeo and Jullette" Alan Baettle & Clair Bloom, "Julius Caesar" Orson Welles. End cut 
28:30 

 
18 
July 4, 1954 
Special July 4th Edition 
Ronald Colman ANNOUNCER: Gene Hamilton End Cut Independence Day Program 
28:30 

 
19 
July 11, 1954 
Shakespearian Festival Part 2 
John Barrymore as King Richard III. Maurice Evans in Richard II ANNOUNCER: Gene Hamilton 
30:00 

 
20 
July 18, 1954 
Shakespearian Festival Part 3 
Laurence Olivier, Alex Guines, Pamala Brown ANNOUNCER: Gene Hamilton. 
30:00 

 
21 
July 25, 1954 
Shakespearian Festival Part 4 
David Allen Fleetwood returns as ANNOUNCER 
30:00 

 
22 
August 1, 1954 
Carl Sanburg Reads His Poetry 
 
29:30 

 
23 
August 8, 1954 
French Poetry 
George Guy 
29:30 

 
24 
August 22, 1954 
Children's Poetry and Nursary Rhymes 
Program of 8-15 Pre-empted for a special program commorating the 12th anniversary of the WAVES. 
29:20 

 
25 
August 29, 1954 
Mine the Harvest 
Deems Taylor, Edna St. Vincent Millet Repeat of Episode 9 
29:00 

 
26 
September 5, 1954 
Dr. Faustus 
Christopher Marlowe Gene Hamilton takes over for Fleetwood for the next two weeks 
30:30 

 
27 
September 12, 1954 
Ohmar Kayam 
Canada Lee 
30:00 

 
28 
September 19, 1954 
A Midsummer Night's Dream 
Vincent Price 
29:40 

 
30 
September 26, 1954 
Casey At the Bat 
Dame Edith Evans, Mel Allen, Albert Ramsbottom Program moves to 1:30 - 2:00 pm 
30:00 

 
31 
October 3, 1954 
Poetry Americana 
Archibald McLeash Beginning today, the series goes coast to coast. 
29:50 

 
32 
October 10, 1954 
Classic English Verse 
John Gielgud, Dame Edith Evans 
30:00 

 
33 
October 17, 1954 
Edna St. Vincent Millay 
 
30:00 

 
34 
October 24, 1954 
The Rubiat of Omar Khyam 
Jim Ameche 
28:10 

 
35 
October 31, 1954 
The Three Witches of Macbeth 
Alec Guiness and The Old Vic Company Halloween Program 
28:30 

 
36 
November 7, 1954 
The Caedmon Story 
Judith Anderson, Ogdon Naish, Basil Rathbone 
28:40 

 
37 
November 14, 1954 
Poetry From Wales 
Peter John Stevens, Richard Davis, Dillan Thomas Show moves to 6:30 
30:00 

 
38 
November 21, 1954 
The Story of Thanksgiving 
Agnes Moorehead, Fred Waring Glee Club Thanksgiving Program 
28:30 

 
39 
November 28, 1954 
Poetry From the Dance 
Walter Sorrill, Sidney Smith as Isadora Duncan Disc 1 only 
15:00 

 
40 
December 5, 1954 
The Brownings 
Alex Templeton Poetry by Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning Minor speed fluctuation throughout 
28:30 

 
41 
December 12, 1954 
Salute to Jewish Book Week 
E.E. Cummings 
29:50 

 
42 
December 19, 1954 
Poetry For Christmas 
Edna St. Vincent Millet, Dillon Thomas Christmas Program 
28:40 

 
43 
December 26, 1954 
The Old and the New 
Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud 
29:50 

 
44 
January 2, 1955 
Anthology 1954 
A Review of 1954 
29:00 

 
45 
January 9, 1955 
Poetry in Song 
Flora Wind, Leonard Warren, Mack Harold 
29:50 

 
46 
January 16, 1955 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:50 

 
47 
January 23, 1955 
Thomas Hornsby Ferrell 
Basil Rathbone 
29:50 

 
48 
January 30, 1955 
 
Hy Sobaloff, Wallace Stevens 
29:50 

 
49 
February 6, 1955 
My Little Boy 
Tennessee Williams, David Allen 
28:50 

 
50 
February 13, 1955 
A Salute to Lincoln 
Orson Welles, David Houston, Carl Sanburg 
29:50 

 
51 
February 27, 1955 
By Heart From the Bbc 
 
29:50 

 
52 
March 6, 1955 
The Shield of Achilles 
 
29:50 

 
53 
March 13, 1955 
My Heart's in the Highlands 
 
29:30 

 
54 
March 20, 1955 
Thoughts and Stories of England 
Repeat of episode 10 
29:50 

 
55 
March 27, 1955 
Facade: Osbert Sitwell's Works 
 
29:50 

 
56 
April 3, 1955 
Abraham and Isaac 
Marian Romey, Barbara Cohen End Cut 
25:30 

 
57 
April 10, 1955 
The Art of Ruth Draper 
 
25:00 

 
59 
April 24, 1955 
Shakespeare: Romeo & Julette 
 
29:50 

 
60 
May 1, 1955 
Poets Gold: Volume 1 
Raymond Massey, Helen Hayes 
29:00 

 
61 
May 8, 1955 
Poets Gold: Volume 2 
Norman Rose, Wallace Stevens, Geraldine Brooks 
29:30 

 
62 
May 15, 1955 
Poets Gold: Volumes 3 and 4 
Thomas Mitchell, Helen Heyes, Raymond Massey, Carl Sandberg Bob Wilson is HOST 
29:50 

 
63 
May 22, 1955 
The Literature and Language of Learning 
Eugene Brooks from Phono Tapes. This program is nothing but a sales pitch for a new Audio Tape company. 
29:50 

 
64 
May 29, 1955 
Memorial Day 1955 
Helen Hayes, Walter Huston, Claude Rains. Memorial Day Program 
29:50 

 
65 
June 5, 1955 
The Life and Times of Archie & Mehitabel 
David Wayne as Narrator, Eddie Bracken, Carol Channing 
29:50 

 
66 
June 12, 1955 
Anthology: Poems Most Requested 
Final show of the series "A Child's Christmas In Wales" Christmas Program 
29:50 

 
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