The Straw The Chase and Sanborn Hour
NBC - Sunday, February 13, 1938
Eileen Carmody - Barbara
Stanwyck Stephen Murray -
The Chase and Sanborn Hour served as the launching pad for Edgar Bergen
and Charlie McCarthy’s fame, was an hour-long
extravaganza that debuted over NBC on May 9, 1937 and featured quite a
few stars in addition to the soon-to-be-famous ventriloquist and his
dummy. Diverse performers like W.C. Fields, Dorothy Lamour, Nelson Eddy,
The Canovas (Judy, Zeke and Annie), and the Stroud Twins (Clarence and
Claude) all were regulars at one time from 1937-40. One
of the most important featured players was Don Ameche, who served as an
emcee/singer/straight man for the Chase & Sanborn proceedings.
[February 9, 1938 Circleville (OH) Herald]
Barbara Stanwyck makes her second
appearance on the Don Ameche program on Sunday Feb 13, and once again
does a scene from a Eugene O'Neill play. With Ameche, Miss Stanwyck will
be heard in an adaptation of O'Neill's "The Straw". Last time she
appeared on the program it was in a portion of "Anna Christie."
Charlie McCarthy also has a "double" act with Miss Stanwyck. He is going
to sing a duet with her.
Other features of the full
hour broadcast over the NBC red network at 8 p. m. are the Stroud Twins,
Dorothy Lamour, John Carter, and Robert Armbruster's orchestra. Edgar
Bergen also appears by special permission of Charlie McCarthy.
John Carter, tenor, is the latest addition to the ranks of radio's
important solo artists. Several critics have predicted a great future
for him in concerts and on the air.