Steve Allen was in the studio for an interview. One of Mal’s heroes. Wish we had the tape of this one.
In the 60s the family took a vacation at Aspen. One evening we went to Toklat for dinner. In this recording from around 1968 Mal and Jo remember Stuart Mace the owner of Toklat at Aspen, now part of the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. Mal always had an...
Here is a video That IBA prepared to honor Mal. He gave this talk in 1995. The award was given in June 2009 when Mal was 89 and no longer as spry. This link shows you others who have been given the broadcast pioneer award. The video above was...
Mal and Jo with some of the kids. Fall 1968 picking pumpkins for Halloween. Only 3 minues long with a couple of places where the audio drops off badly. At the Wauconda Apple Orchard.
On Tuesday, Mal’s guests include Ed Ames and Helen Gurley Brown. Also, apparently, the Bellairs kids bought everything for sale at FAO Schwartz on 5th Ave. Greatest toy store ever.
Mal makes it through discussing women’s sex lives with Gurley Brown and Ames sings “Try to Remember” from The Fantasticks.
Godfrey pitches Lysol, diet pills and breakfast bran cereal.
Mal went long – announcer says the program was edited to meet time requirements. Or maybe Helen said too much.
First 15 minutes of Music Wagon on January 21, 1959. Mal Bellairs, the Boyd Twins, Hal Carton, Billy Leach, Paul Rogers. A snowy day in Chicago. School closings. Survey – what do you gals want in your house? Porky Panico, Big Boogie.
Here’s a great video about Art Hellyer, another Chicago radio pioneer. Some of the comments about Art are by Mal. In a home where we mostly listened to Dad on the radio, I still managed to listen to Art’s AM radio show on WCFL. I love that the video also credits Lenny Kaye. Dr. Kaye was a true artist.
Among Dad’s tapes was a disk of Mom’s. The A side is the recording of a radio play by Jo Morrissy. It won first place in the annual radio playwriting contest of the Wisconsin Dramatic Guild (in 1939?). The B side has no identifying info. It is a dramatic...