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Merton Of The Movies
Title:
MERTON OF THE MOVIES
Category:

Radio

Label:
Pelican Records
Catalog Number:
Pelican LP 139
Release Date:
Circa 1970's
Type:
12" 33 1/3rpm
Discs:
1
Length:
Not given
Availability:
Out of print
Merton Of The Movies



ABOUT THE DISC & RECORDINGS:

This record contains the complete November 17, 1941 broadcast of "Merton Of The Movies" starring Mickey Rooney as "Merton Gill" and Judy as "Phyllis Wayne". This is the only time that Judy and Mickey performed a musical comedy on the radio that was not a radio version of one of their hit films.

The show was produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille with musical direction by Louis Silvers.

This performance is available as a part of the CD set "The Smithsonian presents Judy Garland" released in 2005 by Radio Spirits, Inc.

All images on this page from the collection of Scott Brogan.

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TRACK LISTING

From the back of the album:
MERTON OF THE MOVIES is the story of Merton Gill, a starstruck grocery clerk from the midwest, who comes to California to seek fame and fortune in the world of motion pictures. He meets Phyllis Wayne, a young actress who knows the ropes a little better than Merton does, and who helps him find his niche in the dizzy world of Hollywood.

Along the way Judy and Mickey engage in some of the hilarious nonsense which was typical of their films together. And of course this broadcast has its share of music, as Judy sings "The Peanut Vendor" and "How About You?", the latter a duet with Mickey.



DISC CREDITS:

Album design: Bill O'Donnell

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