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The Rexall Parade of Stars Radio Program

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Background

From the October 27th 1940 edition of the Fresno Bee The Republican: 

          Murray And Baker Appear
     Ken Murray, radio comedian, and Kenny Baker, popular network vocalist will be starred in three special programs to be broadcast at 6:15 P.M. Tuesday, 8:45 A.M. Thursday and 9 P.M. Friday under the sponsorship of the United Drug Company.
     In addition to the comedian and singer, the programs will include the music of David Breekman's Orchestra and the voices of Jimmy Wallington and Harlow Wilcox.  The programs are titled Rexall Parade Of Stars.
     Murray and Baker will engage in comedy dialog.  Wallington will serve as master of ceremonies, and Wilcox will present the commercial announcements.  Baker will sing currently popular songs on each program.

From the November 22nd 1941 edition of the Panama City News-Herald: 

     Childs' Cut-Rate Drug store is to present Rexall's "Parade of Stars," the new fall series of radio programs, over station WDLP, beginning Sunday, November 2nd, at 12:45 p.m., and followed at this same time on Tuesday, November 4th, Thursday, November 6th, and Saturday, November 8th.
     Rexall's "Parade of Stars" is worthy of more than passing attention, quarter-hour, comedy-laden revues boast soe of Hollywood's and radio's finest talent.  Among the headliners on the show, are Meredith Willson and his orchestra of 22 pieces.  A musician, composer and distinct radio personality, Willson has achieved national prominence for his fine handling of the musical end of many of the best network shows, the latest being the Fannie Brice program.  This summer he was featured guest conductor on the Ford Summer Hour and also contributed a first-ranking number to the Hit Parade--"You and I."
               Kenny Baker
     Kenny Baker, one of America's favorite singing stars.  Two seasons on the Jack Benny program made Kenny Baker not only a popular tenor, it also produced a comedian to be reckoned with.  Seasons with Fred Allen and in pictures have enhanced that popularity.  Kenny baker brings both his voice and his comic ability to these Rexall Revues.
     Ken Murray:  vaudeville, radio and Hollywood all rate Ken Murray as a top-notch comedian.  With his unique style and sure touch, no laughs escape this famous and fast working laugh-smith.
     Harlow Wilcox:  well-known and well-liked as the personable announcer of the Fibber McGee and Molly show.  Harlow Wilcox serves in a similar capacity on Rexall's "Parade of Stars," at the same time doing his part to emcee the program and appear as the famous Rexall Man.

Series Derivatives:

Rexall Radio Party; One Cent Sale; Rexall Magic Hour
Genre: Anthology of Golden Age Radio Musical Promotions
Network(s): CBS
Audition Date(s) and Title(s): Unknown
Premiere Date(s) and Title(s): 32-xx-xx 01 Title Unknown
Run Dates(s)/ Time(s): 32-xx-xx to 42-xx-xx; CBS [WKOW]; Fifty-two, 30-minute programs;
Syndication:
Sponsors: Rexall Drug Stores
Director(s):
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Author(s): None
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Estimated Scripts or
Broadcasts:
88
Episodes in Circulation: 4
Total Episodes in Collection: 4
Provenances:
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Notes on Provenances:

The most helpful provenances were newspaper listings.

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Template Radio Program Log

Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
32-xx-xx
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32-xx-xx
1
Title Unknown
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[ Spring One-Cent Sale Promotion]

32-xx-xx
2
Title Unknown
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32-xx-xx
3
Title Unknown
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32-xx-xx
4
Title Unknown
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32-xx-xx
1
Title Unknown
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[ Fall One-Cent Sale Promotion]

32-xx-xx
2
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32-xx-xx
3
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32-xx-xx
4
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33-xx-xx
1
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[ Spring One-Cent Sale Promotion]

33-xx-xx
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33-xx-xx
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33-xx-xx
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33-xx-xx
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[ Fall One-Cent Sale Promotion]

33-xx-xx
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33-xx-xx
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33-xx-xx
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34-xx-xx
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[ Spring One-Cent Sale Promotion]

34-xx-xx
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34-xx-xx
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34-xx-xx
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34-xx-xx
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[ Fall One-Cent Sale Promotion]

34-xx-xx
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34-xx-xx
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34-xx-xx
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35-xx-xx
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[ Spring One-Cent Sale Promotion]

35-xx-xx
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35-xx-xx
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35-xx-xx
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35-xx-xx
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[ Fall One-Cent Sale Promotion]

35-xx-xx
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35-xx-xx
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35-xx-xx
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36-xx-xx
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[ Spring One-Cent Sale Promotion]

36-xx-xx
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36-xx-xx
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36-xx-xx
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36-xx-xx
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[ Fall One-Cent Sale Promotion]

36-xx-xx
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36-xx-xx
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36-xx-xx
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37-xx-xx
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Title Unknown
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[ Spring One-Cent Sale Promotion]

37-xx-xx
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37-xx-xx
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37-xx-xx
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37-xx-xx
1
Title Unknown
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[ Fall One-Cent Sale Promotion]

37-xx-xx
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Title Unknown
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37-xx-xx
3
Title Unknown
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37-xx-xx
4
Title Unknown
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38-xx-xx
1
Title Unknown
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[ Spring One-Cent Sale Promotion]

38-xx-xx
2
Title Unknown
N
38-xx-xx
3
Title Unknown
N
38-xx-xx
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Title Unknown
N
38-xx-xx
1
Title Unknown
N
[ Fall One-Cent Sale Promotion]

38-xx-xx
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Title Unknown
N
38-xx-xx
3
Title Unknown
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38-xx-xx
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Title Unknown
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39-xx-xx
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Title Unknown
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[ Spring One-Cent Sale Promotion]

39-xx-xx
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Title Unknown
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39-xx-xx
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Title Unknown
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39-xx-xx
4
Title Unknown
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39-xx-xx
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Title Unknown
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[ Fall One-Cent Sale Promotion]

39-xx-xx
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Title Unknown
N
39-xx-xx
3
Title Unknown
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39-xx-xx
4
Title Unknown
N
40-05-01
1
Title Unknown
N
[ Spring One-Cent Sale Promotion]

40-04-28 Racine Journal-Times Sunday Bulletin
WRJN will broadcast Rexall's "Parade of Stars" next week.
Glay Clay and the Casa Loma orchestra, Tony Martin, the Radio Rogues and other stars will be heard four times: Tuesday at at 7:30 p.m., Thursday at 11:45 a.m., Friday at 10:45 a.m., and Saturday at 11:45 a.m.

40-05-03
2
Title Unknown
N
40-05-04
3
Title Unknown
N
40-05-05
4
Title Unknown
N
40-xx-xx
1
Title Unknown
N
[ Fall One-Cent Sale Promotion]

40-xx-xx
2
Title Unknown
N
40-xx-xx
3
Title Unknown
N
40-xx-xx
4
Title Unknown
N
41-04-27
1
Title Unknown
N
[ Spring One-Cent Sale Promotion]


41-04-29
2
Title Unknown
N

41-05-01
3
Title Unknown
N
41-04-30 Ironwood Times
Last week, we promised to tell you a little more about those Rexall programs, so here goes. Tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 9:45, you'll hear the Rexall Parade of Stars, which is exactly what the title implies. On the program you'll hear music by Rudy Vallee and his orchestra, Ken Murray, the madcap of laughter featured on the Texaco program for two years, and also lovely Frances Langford, singer of sweet songs. Don't forget to hear the Rexall Parade of Stars tomorrow morning at 9:45, and Friday evening at 6:45. They're great.


41-05-02
4
Title Unknown
N
41-xx-xx
1
Title Unknown
N
[ Fall One-Cent Sale Promotion]

41-xx-xx
2
Title Unknown
N
41-xx-xx
3
Title Unknown
N
41-xx-xx
4
Title Unknown
N
42-04-12
1
Title Unknown
Y
[ Spring One-Cent Sale Promotion]

42-04-12 Chicago Daily Tribune
1:45 p.m.--WBBM--Parade of Stars, with Ken Murray, Judy Canova, John Conte, Harlow Wilcox, and Meredith Willson's orchestra.

42-04-14
2
Title Unknown
Y
41-04-14 Chicago Daily Tribune
3:15--WBBM--Parade of Stars

42-04-16
3
Title Unknown
Y
42-04-18
4
Title Unknown
Y
42-10-31
1
Title Unknown
N
[ Fall One-Cent Sale Promotion]

42-10-31 Bismarck Tribune
The best things in life are free and that includes the music, the mirth and the all-around merriment on the new "Parade of Stars," a series of four quarter-hour programs starring Ken Murray over Station KFYR Sunday at 4:45 p.m.; Tuesday at 9 a.m.; Thursday at 9 a.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. As up-to-the-minute as tomorrow's headlines, Ken Murray paces a revue crammed with topical tunes, smart stores and top-notch talent.

42-11-02
2
Title Unknown
N
42-11-04
3
Title Unknown
N
42-11-06
4
Title Unknown
N
42-11-07
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