Guests Are Ronald Colman & Ella Mae Morse (Aired July 10, 1943)
From March 1st, 1942 To December 20th, 1949. Special Services Division of the War Department, Armed Forces Radio Service from 1943. From October 7th, 1945 To. April 21st, 1946, on CBS. Announcers : Paul Douglas, Ken Carpenter . Creator : Lous G. Cowan . Producers : Vick Knight, Maury Holland, Cal Kuhl . Director : Glenn Wheaton . Writers : Melvin Frank, Norman Panama. All talent for this program was donated, and valued at $75,000 a week. There were more than 400 shows. AFRS Production for the entertainment of Armed Forces troops. The first name listed was designated the "Master of Cermonies". Dates listed should be taken with a grain of salt. Sometimes the AFRS scripts listed mastering date, sometimes release date, sometimes air date, and sometimes nothing at all. Command Performance was one of the few radio shows that were sent overseas to boost the morale of US Troops during World War 2. In March 1942 it became a weekly show featuring famous people such as Bob Hope, Fred Allen, Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, Vincent Price and more. Each show consisted of several stars who get together and perform comedy routine.
July 10, 1943. Program #74. AFRS origination. The date above is the recording date. "Special Guest Ella Mae Morse"
starts the show with, "Thank Your Lucky Stars." Ronald Colman (m.c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Jeanette MacDonald, Ginny Simms, Ella Mae Morse, Jimmy Davis, Dick Ryan. 29:35. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.