Palmolive Beauty Box Theater

April 3, 1934 to October 6, 1937
135 episodes known to exist
Palmolive Beauty Box Theater was an American radio program that featured an operetta or other musical each week from April 3, 1934 to October 6, 1937. It was sponsored by Palmolive soap and produced by Bill Bacher. Nathaniel Shilkret directed the orchestra through July 1935, for a total of 70 broadcasts. Announcer Tiny Ruffner introduced "the Palmolive Players, with John Barclay as director and leading man. More on Wikipedia
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Radio series often ran for multiple seasons and/or through many incarnations with different radio networks, sponsors, cast/crew, and revivals after many years.
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Show
# Episodes (Known)
Network
1
April 3, 1934 - July 30, 1935
Palmolive Beauty Box Theater
70
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2
August 9, 1935 - December 27, 1935
Palmolive Beauty Box Theater
20
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3
January 11, 1936 - February 15, 1936
Palmolive Beauty Box Theater
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4
January 13, 1937 - October 6, 1937
Palmolive Beauty Box Theater
39
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Palmolive Beauty Box Theater
April 3, 1934 - July 30, 1935
70 episodes known to exist
Orchestra: Nat Shilkret, conductor
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
April 3, 1934 
The Vagabond King 
Theodore Webb 
60:00 
April 10, 1934 
The Student Prince 
Paul Oliver 
60:00 
April 17, 1934 
Rogue Song Part 1 
John Barclay 
60:00 
April 24, 1934 
Rogue Song Part 2 
John Barclay 
60:00 
May 1, 1934 
Blossum Time 
James Melton 
60:00 

 
May 8, 1934 
Eileen 
James Melton 
60:00 

 
May 15, 1934 
My Maryland 
John Barclay 
60:00 

 
May 22, 1934 
The Chocolate Soldier 
John Barclay 
60:00 

 
May 29, 1934 
Carmen 
James Melton 
60:00 

 
10 
June 5, 1934 
Sweethearts 
James Melton 
60:00 

 
11 
June 12, 1934 
Rio Rita 
 
60:00 

 
12 
June 19, 1934 
Bittersweet 
 
60:00 

 
13 
June 26, 1934 
Countess Maritza 
 
60:00 
14 
July 3, 1934 
Robin Hood 
Marie Wilson 
60:00 
15 
July 10, 1934 
Mademoiselle Modiste 
John Barclay 
60:00 
16 
July 17, 1934 
Blue Paradise 
Rose Kirkman 
60:00 
17 
July 24, 1934 
Floradora 
 
60:00 
18 
July 31, 1934 
Madame Butterfly 
Mario Chamlee 
60:00 
19 
August 7, 1934 
The Red Mill 
 
60:00 
20 
August 14, 1934 
Prince of Pilsen 
 
60:00 
21 
August 21, 1934 
H.M.S. Pinafore 
Gloria La Voy 
60:00 
22 
August 28, 1934 
The White Eagle 
John Barclay 
60:00 
23 
September 4, 1934 
The Count of Luxembourg 
 
60:00 

 
24 
September 11, 1934 
The Vagabond King 
 
60:00 

 
25 
September 18, 1934 
The Fortune Teller 
 
60:00 

 
26 
September 25, 1934 
Girl of the Golden West 
 
60:00 
27 
October 2, 1934 
Miss Springtime 
 
60:00 

 
28 
October 9, 1934 
Student Prince 
 
60:00 

 
29 
October 16, 1934 
Dearest Enemy 
 
60:00 

 
30 
October 23, 1934 
Sari 
 
60:00 

 
31 
October 30, 1934 
Bohemian Girl 
Annie Jameson 
60:00 

 
32 
November 6, 1934 
Cyrono De Bergerac 
 
60:00 

 
33 
November 13, 1934 
Hit the Deck 
 
60:00 

 
34 
November 20, 1934 
Naughty Marietta 
Annie Jameson 
60:00 

 
35 
November 27, 1934 
Pink Lady 
John Barclay 
60:00 

 
36 
December 4, 1934 
Connecticut Yankee 
Jane Froman 
60:00 

 
37 
December 11, 1934 
Princess Flavia 
 
60:00 

 
38 
December 18, 1934 
The Mikado 
 
60:00 

 
39 
December 25, 1934 
Babes in Toyland 
John Barclay 
60:00 

 
40 
January 1, 1935 
Lady Be Good 
Jane Froman 
60:00 

 
41 
January 8, 1935 
New Moon 
 
60:00 

 
42 
January 15, 1935 
Girl Crazy 
Jane Froman 
60:00 

 
43 
January 22, 1935 
Paganini 
 
60:00 

 
44 
January 29, 1935 
Desert Song 
 
60:00 

 
45 
February 5, 1935 
The Only Girl 
 
60:00 

 
46 
February 12, 1935 
Lady in Ermine 
Peggy Allenby 
60:00 

 
47 
February 19, 1935 
The Great Waltz 
Francia White 
60:00 

 
48 
February 26, 1935 
Good News 
 
60:00 

 
49 
March 5, 1935 
Rogue Song Part 1 
John Barclay 
60:00 

 
50 
March 12, 1935 
Rogue Song Part 2 
John Barclay 
60:00 

 
51 
March 19, 1935 
One Night of Love 
Francia White 
60:00 

 
52 
March 26, 1935 
The Merry Widow 
John Barclay 
60:00 

 
53 
April 2, 1935 
The Pirates of Penzance 
 
60:00 

 
54 
April 9, 1935 
Apple Blossums 
 
60:00 

 
55 
April 16, 1935 
Naughty Marietta 
Francia White 
60:00 

 
56 
April 23, 1935 
I Pagliacci 
Jan Pearce 
60:00 

 
57 
April 30, 1935 
Princess Pat 
 
60:00 

 
58 
May 7, 1935 
Blossum Time 
 
60:00 

 
59 
May 14, 1935 
Circle Princess 
Francia White 
60:00 

 
60 
May 21, 1935 
The Chocolate Soldier 
 
60:00 

 
61 
May 28, 1935 
Jenny Lind 
Sylvia Brema 
60:00 

 
62 
June 4, 1935 
Prince of Pilsen 
 
60:00 

 
63 
June 11, 1935 
Madame Pompadour 
 
60:00 

 
64 
June 18, 1935 
Eileen 
Francia White 
60:00 

 
65 
June 25, 1935 
Chimes of Normandy 
Francia White 
60:00 

 
66 
July 2, 1935 
My Maryland 
 
60:00 

 
67 
July 9, 1935 
Mississippi 
 
60:00 

 
68 
July 16, 1935 
Die Fledermaus 
 
60:00 

 
69 
July 23, 1935 
Bittersweet 
 
60:00 

 
70 
July 30, 1935 
Iolanthe 
 
60:00 

 
Palmolive Beauty Box Theater
August 9, 1935 - December 27, 1935
20 episodes known to exist
Orchestra: Al Goodman, conductor
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
71 
August 9, 1935 
Desert Song 
Rose Bampton 
60:00 

 
72 
August 16, 1935 
Love Me Forever 
Jan Pearce, Francia White 
60:00 

 
73 
August 23, 1935 
Countess Maritza 
Frank Parker 
60:00 

 
74 
August 30, 1935 
Natoma 
Francia White, Jan Peerce, John Barclay 
59:54 

 
75 
September 6, 1935 
Rio Rita 
 
60:00 

 
76 
September 13, 1935 
The Love Song 
John Barclay, Frank Parker 
60:00 

 
77 
September 20, 1935 
Carmen 
Rose Bampton, Theodore Webb, Jan Peerce 
59:08 

 
78 
September 27, 1935 
Dream Girl 
 
60:00 

 
79 
October 4, 1935 
Student Prince 
Francia White 
60:00 
80 
October 11, 1935 
La Boheme 
 
60:00 
81 
October 18, 1935 
Maytime 
 
60:00 

 
82 
October 25, 1935 
Here's to Romance 
 
60:00 

 
83 
November 1, 1935 
Sari 
 
60:00 
84 
November 8, 1935 
Land of Smiles 
Rose Bampton 
60:00 
85 
November 15, 1935 
The Three Musketeers 
 
60:00 
86 
November 22, 1935 
Stars over Broadway 
Jane Froman 
60:00 
87 
December 6, 1935 
The Gondoliers 
 
60:00 
88 
December 13, 1935 
The Merry Widow 
 
60:00 
89 
December 20, 1935 
I Dream Too Much 
Helen Jepson 
60:00 
90 
December 27, 1935 
Manon 
 
60:00 
Palmolive Beauty Box Theater
January 11, 1936 - February 15, 1936
6 episodes known to exist
Orchestra: Al Goodman, conductor
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
91 
January 11, 1936 
Rose of the Rancho 
 
60:00 

 
92 
January 18, 1936 
Irene 
 
60:00 

 
93 
January 25, 1936 
Waltz Dream 
Jessica Dragonette 
60:00 

 
94 
February 1, 1936 
Rose of Algeria 
 
60:00 

 
95 
February 8, 1936 
The Vagabond King 
 
60:00 

 
96 
February 15, 1936 
The Great Waltz 
 
60:00 

 
Palmolive Beauty Box Theater
January 13, 1937 - October 6, 1937
39 episodes known to exist
Stars: Jessica Dragonette
Orchestra: Al Goodman, conductor
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
97 
January 13, 1937 
New Moon 
 
30:00 

 
98 
January 20, 1937 
Desert Song 
 
37:21 

 
99 
January 27, 1937 
Student Prince 
William Haines 
29:57 

 
100 
February 3, 1937 
Rio Rita 
 
22:25 

 
101 
February 10, 1937 
Countess Maritza 
 
29:59 

 
102 
February 17, 1937 
My Maryland 
 
30:00 

 
103 
February 24, 1937 
Blossum Time 
 
30:00 

 
104 
March 3, 1937 
Street Song 
 
30:00 

 
105 
March 10, 1937 
Land of Smiles 
 
30:00 

 
106 
March 17, 1937 
Two Tickets to Romance 
 
30:00 

 
107 
March 24, 1937 
Hits From the Classics 
 
30:00 

 
108 
March 31, 1937 
Naughty Marietta 
 
30:00 

 
109 
April 7, 1937 
Mademoiselle Modiste 
 
30:00 

 
110 
April 14, 1937 
Chocolate Soldier 
 
29:55 

 
111 
April 21, 1937 
Vagabond King 
 
29:58 

 
112 
April 28, 1937 
Lady in Ermine 
Thomas L. Thomas 
29:59 

 
113 
May 5, 1937 
The Merry Widow 
 
30:00 

 
114 
May 12, 1937 
Eileen 
 
29:58 

 
115 
May 19, 1937 
Rogue Song Part 1 
 
30:00 

 
116 
May 26, 1937 
Rogue Song Part 2 
 
29:59 

 
117 
June 2, 1937 
The Only Girl 
 
29:59 

 
118 
June 9, 1937 
Irene 
 
30:00 

 
119 
June 16, 1937 
Maytime 
 
30:00 

 
120 
June 23, 1937 
Sari 
 
30:00 

 
121 
June 30, 1937 
Pink Lady 
 
29:57 

 
122 
July 7, 1937 
Sweethearts 
Rehearsal 
32:30 

 
123 
July 14, 1937 
Bittersweet 
 
29:57 

 
124 
July 21, 1937 
Princess Pat 
Rehearsal 
37:48 

 
125 
July 28, 1937 
Madame Pompadour 
 
29:58 

 
126 
August 4, 1937 
The Dream Girl 
 
30:00 

 
127 
August 11, 1937 
Prince of Pilsen 
 
29:58 

 
128 
August 18, 1937 
The Three Musketeers Part 1 
 
30:00 

 
129 
August 25, 1937 
The Three Musketeers Part 2 
 
30:00 

 
130 
September 1, 1937 
Robin Hood 
JAN PEERCE 
29:42 

 
131 
September 8, 1937 
Blue Paradise 
 
29:59 

 
132 
September 15, 1937 
A Waltz Dream 
 
30:00 

 
133 
September 22, 1937 
Dearest Enemy 
 
30:00 

 
134 
September 29, 1937 
The Count of Luxembourg 
 
29:56 

 
135 
October 6, 1937 
Request Numbers 
Final Show of the Series 
30:00 

 
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