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FirstLines: FredAllenHourOfSmiles

Date Aired : 34/03/21
Episode Number : 1
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Judge Allen's Cut Rate Court
First Line : Allen: "Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and more than welcome to our new full hour radio show which we are calling ‘The Hour of Smiles.'"
Notes: First show with two products, Sal Hepatica and Ipana Toothpaste, sponsored by the Bristol-Myers Company. The shows are 60 minutes in length. At the end of the show, the announcer states that in two weeks the makers of Ipana will announce details of a dental charm contest. Three winners will receive free trips to the Chicago World’s Fair. The 1st prize winner will be the official Dental Charm Girl of the Century of Progress 1934.
Note: My copy has been edited and runs 31:32.

Date Aired : 34/03/28
Episode Number : 2
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Stamping Out Crime
Guest: Norma Terris
First Line : Allen: “-have radio’s brilliant baritone, the Sal Hepatica singers, the Song Smiths, and as our guest artist tonight, the brilliant star of so many Broadway successes, Miss Norma Terris.”
Notes: There is a reminder at the end of the show to tune in next week for the rules of the dental charm contest.
Note: My copy has been edited and runs 22:40.

Date Aired : 34/04/04
Episode Number : 3
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Circus Has Arrived
First Line : Allen: "The curtain is lowered, the studio darkened, the camera starts, and we bring you the latest news of the week. [fanfare] The Bedlam News, sees nothing, shows all. [fanfare] New York City. Circus arrives at Madison Square Garden."
Note: My copy has been edited and runs 25:06. The dental charm contest details have been edited out.

Date Aired : 34/04/11
Episode Number : 4
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Spring Has Arrived
First Line : Allen: "-starts, and we bring you the latest news [record skip]. [fanfare] Bedlam News, sees nothing, shows all. [fanfare] Spring is here and the Bedlam News cameraman heralds arrives a vernal season around the world."
Note: At the end of the show details are given on the dental charm contest.
Note: My copy has been edited and runs 26:29.

Date Aired : 34/04/18
Episode Number : 5
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: To Buy or Not Buy a Toupee
First Line : Allen: "The curtain is lowered, the studio darkened, the camera starts, and we bring you the latest news of the week. [fanfare] Bedlam News, sees nothing, shows all. [fanfare] Baseball season opens and crowds throng parks to greet their favorites.
Note: My copy has been edited and runs 24:35.

Date Aired : 34/04/25
Episode Number : 6
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bedlam Department Store
First Line : Allen: "-that great waste of time, trouble and money, we bring you the Bedlam News."
Note: At show's end, the announcer states that this is the last chance to enter the dental charm contest, which ends at midnight on Monday, April 30th. Contestants are to send in a photograph.
Note: My copy has been edited and runs 26:30.

Date Aired : 34/05/02
Episode Number : 7
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Bedlamville Needs Funds
First Line: Woman: "Mr. Allen, it's the director with the budget." Allen: "Hello, well, have you got that budget balanced yet? Can't balance it, eh?"
Note: At show's end the announcer congratulates station WLW Cincinnati for broadcasting that night with half a million watts.
Note: My copy has been edited and runs 14:59.

Date Aired : 34/05/09
Episode Number : 8
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/05/16
Episode Number : 9
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/05/23
Episode Number : 10
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/05/30
Episode Number : 11
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/06/06
Episode Number : 12
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/06/13
Episode Number : 13
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/06/20
Episode Number : 14
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/06/27
Episode Number : 15
Available : NO

Date Aired : 34/07/04
Episode Number : 16
Available : NO

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