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Meets at 1:30 p.m. on the last Monday of the month to listen to nostalgic selections from copyright-free archives, everything from comedy to drama, all with follow-up discussions and historical perspective.

Upcoming Events

Past Presentations

2020

Soap Operas – One Man’s Family, Mary Noble, Backstage Wife and The Romance of Helen Trent

Science Fiction: X Minus One, Buck Rogers, and others

Madness & Insanity: Suspense and Escape

Comedy: Fred Allen, Jack Benny and more

Variety: Jack Benny, Lowell Thomas, Life of Riley and a surprise show

The Shadow, Fibber McGee and Molly, and Gunsmoke

Duffy’s Tavern, The Lone Ranger and some period appropriate music

Spike Jones, Abbot & Costello, and Dragnet

Cisco Kid, Ozzie & Harriet and Box 13

Halloween: Lights Out and Our Miss Brooks

Christmas: Blondie, The Doris Day Show and Tales of the Texas Ranger

2019

  • Westerns – Gunsmoke and Have Gun Will Travel
  • Quiz Shows
  • Suspense, Escape and Quiet Please
  • Fairy Tales – Let’s Pretend, The Story Lady, and Falstaff’s Fables
  • Propaganda, PSA’s and popular music from World War II
  • Bloopers and Commercials
  • Hard-Boiled Detectives – Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade and Richard Diamond
  • Variety Shows – Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, The National Barn Dance and Bob Hope
  • Private Eyelashes – Candy Matson, Phyl Coe, and others
  • Halloween – Suspense, Quiet Please, Baby Snooks
  • Holiday Shows

 

 

2018

  • Full episodes of The Shadow and excerpts from Suspense
  • Amos & Andy, Fibber McGee & Molly, Fred Allen and Abbott & Costello
  • Comedy selections including The Great Gildersleeve
  • Full “panic” broadcast episode of Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds in its 80th anniversary year