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Jewelry Store Robbery (Aired December 12, 1939)
Fibber McGee and Molly was a popular radio show during the era of classic, old-time radio. It was one of the longest-running comedies in the history of classic radio in the United States. The series premiered on NBC in 1935 and remained popular until its demise in 1959, long after radio had ceased to be the dominant form of entertainment in American popular culture. James "Jim" Jordan (16 November 1896–1 April 1988) and Marian Driscoll (15 April 1898–7 April 1961), were natives of Peoria, Illinois who met in church and married in 1918. The genesis of Fibber McGee and Molly occurred when the small-time husband-and-wife vaudevillians began their third year as Chicago-area radio performers. Two of the shows they did for station WENR beginning in 1927, both written by Harry Lawrence, bore traces of what was to come and rank as one of the earliest forms of situation comedy. THIS EPISODE: December 12, 1939. NBC network. Sponsored by: Johnson's Wax. Fibber the detective recovers a missing necklace after a Jewelry Store Robbery. Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan, Harlow Wilcox, Billy Mills and His Orchestra, Bill Thompson, Isabel Randolph, Jimmy Shields, Don Quinn (writer). 33:57. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.