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Judy Garland on Radio, 1939

 1938
 1940
 
 
various? Leo Is on the Air  (various?, 15 minutes)
This was probably aired multiple times on multiple networks, like a commercial
Trailer for Babes in Arms 3

 
Date? Mobilization for Human Needs   (network?, ?min)
Judy speaks and sings (from record), Over the Rainbow and I Cried for You.
[source 3]

 
January 8 Gulf Screen Guild Theater  (CBS, 30min)
Program debut; variety show
Master of Ceremonies: George Murphy
Guests: Judy Garland, Reginald Gardiner, Jack Benny, Joan Crawford, Ralph Morgan
Judy sang: Sweet or Swing? and Thanks for the Memory (operatic style)
"Thanks for the Memory" is on CD: Judy Garland on Radio

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from Screen Book Magazine, April 1939


January 22 Council of Stars  (CBS, 60min)
Eddie Cantor broadcast for the March of Dimes
Guests included Judy, Mickey Rooney and "a dozen others" 1,2
Details unknown

 
March 7 The Pepsodent Show Starring Bob Hope  (NBC, 30min)
Master of Ceremonies: Bob Hope
Regulars: Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra, Patsy Kelly, Jerry Colonna
Guest: Judy Garland
Judy sang: It Had to Be You and Franklin D. Roosevelt Jones 3

 
April 6 Tune Up Time  (CBS, 45min)
Master of Ceremonies: Walter O'Keefe
With: Andre Kostelanetz and His Orchestra, Kay Thompson and The Rhythm Singers and Judy Garland
Judy sang: Sweet Sixteen and closed the show with F.D.R. Jones
Judy's two numbers are on CD: Judy Garland on Radio

 
May 9 The Pepsodent Show Starring Bob Hope  (NBC, 30min)
Master of Ceremonies: Bob Hope
Regulars: Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra, Six Hits and a Miss, Patsy Kelly, Jerry Colonna
Guest: Judy Garland
Details unknown

 
June 29
(Sept. 10?)
Good News of 1939  (NBC, 60min)
"Behind the Scenes at the Making of The Wizard of Oz"
Host: Robert Young
Guests: Ray Bolger, Harold Arlen, Hanley Stafford, Bert Lahr, Meredith Willson and The NBC Orchestra, E.Y. Harburg, Fred Stone, Frank Morgan, Fanny Brice, Judy Garland
Judy sang: Over the Rainbow
This was the first time Judy performed "Over the Rainbow" on radio.

 
August The Fred Waring Show  (NBC, 30min)
Judy sang: Over the Rainbow

 
September 8 Good News of 1939  (NBC, 60min)
This program was actually broadcast on September 8, 1938, though some sources indicate 1939.

 
September 10 Maxwell House Coffee Time  (CBS, 30min)
Guests: Members of the Cast of The Wizard of Oz 3
Details unknwon

 
September 24 Screen Guild Theater  (CBS, 30min)
Master of Ceremonies: Roger Pryor
Guests: Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Ann Sothern, Cary Grant
Oscar Bradley and Orchestra
Judy sang Good Morning (with Mickey Rooney) and God's Country

 
September 26 The Pepsodent Show Starring Bob Hope  (NBC, 30min)
Master of Ceremonies: Bob Hope
Regulars: Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra, Six Hits and a Miss, Jerry Colonna, Judy Garland
(details unknown)
Judy became a regular on this program, beginning with this episode, the season premiere
It is not know which episodes she appeared on later in the year.

 
December ? Christmas with the Hardy Family (promo)
Judy sang Silent Night
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December 12 The Pepsodent Show Starring Bob Hope   (NBC, 30min)
Master of Ceremonies: Bob Hope
Regulars: Skinnay Ennis and His Orchestra, Six Hits and a Miss, Jerry Colonna, Judy Garland
Details unknown
Haendiges seems to have a tape of the rehearsal on December 10.3

 
December 16 Opening of Arrowhead Springs Hotel   (CBS, 25min)
(broadcast from Palm Springs, California)
Master of Ceremonies: Rudy Vallee
Guests: Al Jolson, Judy Garland
Judy sang: Comes Love
"Comes Love" is on CD: Judy Garland on Radio

 
Sources:
1. Watson/Chapman
2. Emily Coleman
3. John Walther


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