Request Performance

October 7, 1945 to April 21, 1946
29 episodes known to exist
Request Performance was a variety / music shows radio show which ran from October 7, 1945 to April 21, 1946.
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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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October 7, 1945 - April 21, 1946
Request Performance
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Request Performance
October 7, 1945 - April 21, 1946
29 episodes known to exist
Announcer: Del Sharbut DIRECTOR
Writers: Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Music: Leith Stevens Orchestra
Producer: Masquer's Club of Hollywood
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October 7, 1945 
A Tour of New Orleans 
Ronald Colman, Frances Langford, Arthur Treacher, Bea Benedaret, Marlin Hurt (Beulah), Charlie Cantor (Duffy's Tavern's Finnegan), Mel Blanc (Burns & Allen's Postman). Radio tour of New Orleans. Great Jazz music. This is the only time Colman ever did narration to a jazz backdrop ... Terrific job! Miss Langford sings "I Wish I Knew". Mr. Colman reads "The Prophet" by Kahlil Gibran. Great Start for an Excellent series! 
30:00 

 
October 14, 1945 
Huckleberry Finn 
Frank Morgan, Diana Lynn, Rudy Vallee, J. Lydon, Hoagy Carmichael 
30:00 

 
October 21, 1945 
Trip to the Moon 
Orson Welles, Eddie Bracken, Virginia O'Brien, Johnny Mercer 
29:56 

 
October 28, 1945 
Guests: W.C. Fields, Agnes Moorehead, Ida Lupino, Reginald Gardiner 
W.C. Fields, Agnes Moorehead, Ida Lupino, Reginald Gardiner Incomplete - 1st half only 
15:00 

 
November 4, 1945 
Sherlock Holmes 
Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce, Dick Powell & June Allyson, Lee de Forrest 
29:35 

 
November 11, 1945 
Tell-Tale Heart 
Author: Edgar Allan Poe. Stars: Jack Benny, Mary Astor, Katharine Grayson, Sidney Greenstreet Halloween Program 
29:37 

 
November 18, 1945 
Guests: Lauritz Melchior, Judy Canova, Herbert Marshall, Larry Adler 
Lauritz Melchior, Judy Canova, Herbert Marshall, Larry Adler 
30:00 

 
November 25, 1945 
Guests: Ozzie Nelson & Harriet Hilliard, Charles Laughton & Elsa Lanchester 
Ozzie Nelson & Harriet Hilliard, Charles Laughton & Elsa Lanchester, Donald Duck 
30:00 

 
December 2, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Jack Carson, Kenny Baker, Vera Vague, Earl Robinson (composer) 
30:00 

 
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December 9, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Garry Moore, Ginny Simms, Rita Hayworth, Edward Everett Horton 
30:00 

 
11 
December 16, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Jimmy Durante, Andy Russell, Kay Kyser & Georgia Carroll 
30:00 

 
12 
December 23, 1945 
Gift of the Magi 
Robert Walker, Maureen O'Sullivan Christmas Program 
30:00 

 
13 
December 30, 1945 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Alan Ladd, Dale Evans, Bud Abbott & Lou Costello 
30:00 

 
14 
January 6, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Lucille Ball, Keenan Wynn, Victor Borge, The Andrews Sisters 
30:00 

 
15 
January 13, 1946 
Guests: Dennis Morgan, Jane Powell, George Burns & Gracie Allen 
Dennis Morgan, Jane Powell sings "Desert Song", George Burns & Gracie Allen 
30:00 

 
16 
January 20, 1946 
Guests: Veronica Lake, Jack Haley, Shirley Ross, Eddie Anderson 
Veronica Lake, Jack Haley, Shirley Ross, Eddie Anderson (Rochester) 
30:00 

 
17 
January 27, 1946 
The Death of Carmalita 
Alice Faye & Phil Harris (Performing together for the first time), Lionel Barrymore, Meredith Wilson 
30:00 

 
18 
February 3, 1946 
The Reconversion of Karloff 
Boris Karloff, Frank Morgan, Roy Rogers, Janet Blair, Allan Jones 
30:00 

 
19 
February 10, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Red Skelton, Spike Jones, Dame May Whitty, Lena Romay 
30:00 

 
20 
February 17, 1946 
The Last Chair 
David Niven, Eddie Cantor, Frances Langford, Art Linkletter 
29:55 

 
21 
February 24, 1946 
One For the Money 
Rudy Vallee, Cass Daley, Edward Arnold, Jerry Colonna 
30:00 

 
22 
March 3, 1946 
Guests: Ed Gardner (archie), Cornell Wilde, Zasu Pitts, Oacar Levant 
Ed Gardner (Archie), Cornell Wilde, ZaSu Pitts, Oacar Levant 
30:00 

 
23 
March 10, 1946 
Rappaccini's Daughter 
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Tommy Riggs & Betty Lou, Janet Waldo, Louise Erickson 
30:00 

 
24 
March 17, 1946 
Mulvaney and Company 
Barry Fitzgerald, Dorothy Lamour, Alan Young, Jean Sablon St. Patrick's Day Program 
30:00 

 
25 
March 24, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Merle Oberon, Joe E. Brown, Vera Vague, The Merry Macs 
30:00 

 
26 
March 31, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Ida Lupino, Ed Gardner (Archie), Lina Romay, Bill Goodwin, Clark Dennis 
30:00 

 
27 
April 7, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Red Skelton, Helen Forrest, Dick Haymes 
30:00 

 
28 
April 14, 1946 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
Jimmy Durante, Charles Laughton, Mischa Auer, Marilyn Maxwell 
30:00 

 
29 
April 21, 1946 
Spring Comes to Central Park South 
Host: Dick Powell. Stars: George Raft, Bud Abbott & Lou Costello, Janet Waldo. Final Show of the Series Easter Program 
30:00 

 
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