About

Call me Clair Schulz. (Melville still has dibs on Ishmael.) At various times in my life I have served as a teacher, librarian, museum archivist, and bookseller. Now I devote most of my time to writing and doing volunteer work for local social agencies. I am the author of one book published by McFarland, Tuning in The Great Gildersleeve, and  two books published by BearManor Media, Fibber McGee and Molly, On the Air 1935-1959 and On the Screen, On the Air, On My Mind. My hope is that the subjects currently on my mind which appear in this blog will edify or amuse those who read them.

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2 Responses to About

  1. Marc Witz says:

    I recently got your FIbber McGee and Molly, On the AIr and just got TUning in the Great GIldersleeve. I have an odd question for you. It’s about the October 12, 1941 episode, there is no known recording and you even say, No extant recording. No 1941 scripts at the Wisconsin State Historical Society. Was there an original broadcast that day? Last year I listened to every available broadcast i was able to get my hands on — over 500. I listened to virtually all of them (particularly the first few years) in the order of broadcast. I do not believe there was an original episode that day. Later on they repeated an episode and made note of it and referred to earlier repeats. Could that day have been a repeat of one of the preceeding 6 aired shows? (Of course if there’s a description somewhere of a new show that aired I’m totally wrong, but I have yet to read about it).
    Thanks!
    -Marc Witz

  2. Fr. Ron Hatton says:

    After all this time, I have finally found you on the internet! I am a big Fibber & Molly fan, and your ON THE AIR book has been indispensable as I listen to every episode I can lay my hands on, which is quite a few at this point. Thanks for being there! If you have the time, I would like to ask you some questions about the program, if you wouldn’t mind. It’s not like there are too many people out there to communicate with on the show.

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