Tagged: 1930’s

December 21, 1939 – Christmas In Wartime – Festive In Short Supply – The Last Of Merry For The Duration.

Despite news earlier in the week of the sinking of the German Battleship Admiral Graf Spee, Germany was celebrating Christmas, this week in 1939, with a shipment of some 1 million Christmas trees into Berlin. War news, it seemed, wasn’t going to deter anybody from celebrating. The trees were plentiful...

FDR - 1936

November 2, 1936 – Eve Of An Election 1936 – A Last Word Or Two From FDR Before The Polls Close.

November 2nd in 1936 was the last day before the Presidential election that year. As a “final word”, President Roosevelt, along with Postmaster General James Farley and New York Senator Robert Wagner, addressed the nation via that relatively recent mass-media device; radio. The end of a hard fought campaign, FDR...

FDR - Fireside Chat 1934

September 30, 1934 – FDR Has A Few Words About Government

Patrons and Subscribers: Become a Patron! President Roosevelt Fireside Chat – Recovery, Banks and Government – September 30, 1934 News for this day had much to do with the continuing efforts at recovery, stability and getting America back to work – trying to undo the tangle of economic collapse and...

Preparing for War - 1938

September 27, 1938 – “Because Of A Quarrel In A Faraway Country, Between People Of Whom We Know Nothing” – Neville Chamberlain

Patrons get perks – join up and find out: Become a Patron! News for this September 27th in 1938 was grim. The crisis in Munich was rapidly coming to a boil and it seemed at the time inevitable that war would break out. British Prime Minister Chamberlain, exhausted from the...

Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain - 1938

September 24, 1938 – Chamberlain Arrives In London From Munich Conference

Subscribers: Become a Patron! The Crisis of 1938 – the dispute between Germany and Czechoslovakia over land claims by the Germans marked a significant change in what was going on in the world and how it was being received. First, it represented the introduction of Shuttle Diplomacy. As was mentioned...

1936 Music Guild Awards – 3rd Prize – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

1936 Music Guild Awards – 3rd Prize – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

1936 Music Guild Awards – Rudolf Forst: String Quartet – The Gordon String Quartet – January 1, 1937 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection 1936 Music Guild Awards. Begun in 1934 by NBC to promote serious music to a mass audience, The NBC Music Guild put together a series of awards...

Cincinnati Symphony With Eugene Goosens And Marjorie Lawrence – 1938 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Blue Network – The Magic Key – Cincinnati Symphony, Eugene Goosens – April 24, 1938 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A rare concert from the 1930s this weekend. From the radio series The Magic Key, the program devoted the whole...

Ignace Jan Paderewski In Recital – 1939 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC The Magic Key – Ignace Jan Paderewski in Recital- February 26, 1939 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection A few months ago I ran an earlier (1938) concert with the legendary Pianist/composer/statesman Ignace Jan Paderewski. It originated in Switzerland and the...