1940’s

A Life Plundered – Simon Goodman And The Search For Nazi-Looted Art – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

A Life Plundered – Simon Goodman And The Search For Nazi-Looted Art – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

– ABC Radio National – Life Matters Program – Interview with Simon Goodman – August 6, 2015 – ABC Radio National, Australia – During the final months of World War 2 in Europe, and as Allied armies pushed closer and closer to Berlin, the larger, more sinister and horrifying picture...

A Raid On Dieppe – August 19, 1942

Become a Patron! News for this August 19th in 1942 was about a glimmer of hope for the allies during World War 2. A raid on the French coastal port of Dieppe. Intended as a morale boost, the raid was in fact a dismal failure. But much propaganda was gleaned...

A Surrender Delegation Arrives – August 18, 1945

A Surrender Delegation Arrives – August 18, 1945

– CBS Radio – Special Broadcast from Ie Shima Island – August 18, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – With the end of hostilities just days earlier on August 15th, the process of making the surrender official began. On the morning of August 18th, a plane carrying a surrender...

Chuck Cabot And His Orchesta – Live From Houston – 1953 – Mainstream Pop, Pre-Rock n’ Roll – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

– CBS Radio – Chuck Cabot And His Orchestra – live from The Rice Hotel, Houston Texas – April 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As a distinct contrast between my Lennie Tristano post earlier today, I ran across this tape, and noted only a year separated the two....

Hollywood Commies – Hollywood Gossip – 1951 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

Hollywood Commies – Hollywood Gossip – 1951 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles

– Let’s Go, Hollywood! with George Fisher – September 12, 1951 – KNX-AM – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Politics and Popular Culture – not a new phenomenon. During the Postwar/Cold War period, the Red Scare sweeping over America was seemingly everywhere – from Hollywood to Chewing gum. The paranoia...

‘War Is Over – War Is Over – Peace Has Come – Peace Has Come!’ – August 14, 1945

– August 14, 1945 – Mutual – 12 Noon-2:00pm – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – – NBC Radio – News – August 14, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – News for this August 14th, 70 years ago, was like the end of terminal waiting. The news the war in...

The Atomic Bomb – Now What? – August 12, 1945

The Atomic Bomb – Now What? – August 12, 1945

– Chicago University Roundtable: Atomic Force: It’s Meaning for Mankind – August 12, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – As the world waited for the official end of World War 2, and as the effects of the Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki began to settle in, the question...

Marshal Petain – State Of The Nation – August 13, 1940

Marshal Petain – State Of The Nation – August 13, 1940

  – Marshal Petain – Address to the French People – Radio Paris – August 13, 1940 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 75 years ago this day, the French government, now under control of Nazi German occupation, appointed former World War 1 hero Marshal Phillippe Petain as head of...

August 12, 1945 – Any Day – Any Hour- Any Minute

– NBC – World News Roundup – News Of The World – August 12, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – – WOR-MBS – News and programming from 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm EWT – August 12, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Become a Patron! August 12, 1945...

On Tenterhooks And Turns Of Phrase – August 11, 1945

On Tenterhooks And Turns Of Phrase – August 11, 1945

– Special Report by Morgan Beatty, State Department – August 11, 1945 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – More suspense, this August 11th in 1945. Following a day of premature celebration came a day of waiting. Diplomatic cables passing back and forth between legations in Switzerland – relayed to the...