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Aunt Jennys Real Life Stories - Old Time Radio Show OTR

Description - This listing is for 8 episodes of Aunt Jennys Real Life Stories.

Aunt Jennys Real Life Stories is a 15-minute radio soap opera that aired January 18, 1937 November 16, 1956, on CBS, sponsored by Spry shortening. The program was heard weekdays at 11:45 a.m. until 1946, when it moved to 12:15 p.m.

Unlike most continuing soap operas, on Monday of each week a new, self-contained storyline was begun, one which would then reach its conclusion on Friday. A review in the trade publication Radio Daily noted that the programs dramatic playlets with popular appeal plots hold good human interest. Aunt Jenny (Edith Spencer, Agnes Young) offered cooking tips and homespun philosophy from her home in Littleton where she lived on Indian Hill with her canary (Henry Boyd). Her full name was Jennifer F. Wheeler.

Aunt Jennys recipes often included a mention of her sponsor, Spry shortening. Jimmy Dwan supplied the sound effects of rattling pots and pans. Every day, her friend Danny (announcer Dan Seymour) would drop by for a chat in her kitchen. Then Aunt Jenny would introduce and narrate one of her stories. These were five-chapter daytime dramas with different casts in stories which came to a conclusion on Fridays. One actor who began his radio career on this series was Richard Widmark. Eleanor Abbey also was a member of the cast.

The shows theme was a strings interpretation of Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms, and the background music was supplied by organist Elsie Thompson. Various Aunt Jenny cookbooks were offered as Spry premiums.


1 Molly Still Loves Bill Crawford (Thursday September 21, 1939) - Aunt Jennys Real Life Stories - 15:06
2 Jim Abbott Returns To Littleton (Tuesday June 6, 1944) - Aunt Jennys Real Life Stories - 13:19
3 Eric Confronts Joad (Monday May 6, 1946) - Aunt Jennys Real Life Stories - 15:09
4 Widow Farrell And Iron Man McLowan - Segment - Aunt Jennys Real Life Stories (Australia) - 03:52
5 Aunt Pennys True To Life Stories (Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Spatz) - Bob and Ray - 04:06
6 Honorary Titles for Sale (January 4, 1943) - Vic and Sade - 13:23
7 Johns Relapse (1939) - Johns Other Wife - 10:32
8 None But The Lonely Heart (A Soaperetta) (1949) - Spike Jones & His City Slickers - 03:16

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