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The Chiffon Trenches

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New York Times Best Seller From the pages of Vogue to the runways of Paris, this “captivating” (Time) memoir by a legendary style icon captures the fashion world from the inside out, in its most glamorous and most cutthroat moments. “The Chiffon Trenches honestly and candidly captures 50 sublime years of fashion.” (Manolo Blahnik) Named one of the best books of the year by NPR, Fortune, and Garden & Gun During André Leon Talley’s first magazine job, alongside Andy Warhol at Interview, a fateful meeting with Karl Lagerfeld began a decades-long friendship with the enigmatic, often caustic designer. Propelled into the upper echelons by his knowledge and adoration of fashion, André moved to Paris as bureau chief of John Fairchild’s Women’s Wear Daily, befriending fashion’s most important designers (Halston, Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta). But as André made friends, he also made enemies. A racially tinged encounter with a member of the house of Yves Saint Laurent sent him back to New York and into the offices of Vogue under Grace Mirabella. There, he eventually became creative director, developing an unlikely but intimate friendship with Anna Wintour. As she rose to the top of Vogue’s masthead, André also ascended and soon became the most influential man in fashion. The Chiffon Trenches offers a candid look at the who’s who of the last 50 years of fashion. At once ruthless and empathetic, this engaging memoir tells with raw honesty the story of how André not only survived the brutal style landscape but thrived - despite racism, illicit rumors, and all the other challenges of this notoriously cutthroat industry - to become one of the most renowned voices and faces in fashion. Woven throughout the audiobook are also André’s own personal struggles that have impacted him over the decades, along with intimate stories of those he has turned to for inspiration (Diana Vreeland, Diane von Fürstenberg, Lee Radziwill, to name a few), and of course his Southern roots and ongoing faith, which have guided him since childhood. The result is a highly compelling listen that captures the essence of a world few of us will ever have real access to, but one that we all want to know oh so much more about.

©2020 André Leon Talley (P)2020 Random House Audio

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Classic Radio's Greatest Shows, Vol. 2

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This collection contains 12 of the greatest radio shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio. You'll hear Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll in Amos 'n' Andy; Bob Bailey in Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar; Jim and Marian Jordan in Fibber McGee and Molly; William Bendix as Chester A. Riley in The Life of Riley; Eve Arden as Connie Brooks in Our Miss Brooks; William Conrad as Marshal Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke; Edward G. Robinson in a terrifying episode of Suspense; plus many more. You can relive the classic radio shows from yesterday, featuring the legendary stars that made them great, in this incredible collection. Contents include: The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, "The Girl from Pitchfork Corners", starring Gerald Mohr; The Amos 'n' Andy Show, "Kingfish's Brother-in-Law Visits", starring Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll; Dragnet, "The Big Test", starring Jack Webb; Fibber McGee and Molly, "Merchant Marines", starring Jim and Marian Jordan; Gunsmoke, "The Overland Express", starring William Conrad; Have Gun Will Travel, "The Silver Queen", starring John Dehner; The Life of Riley, "Thanksgiving with the Gillises", starring William Bendix; Our Miss Brooks, "The Auction Mix-Up", starring Eve Arden; Suspense, "My Wife, Geraldine", starring Edward G. Robinson; The Whistler, "Package for Emily", starring Bill Forman; X Minus One, "Nightfall", by Isaac Asimov and starring Bob Hastings; Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, "Rasmussen Matter", starring Bob Bailey.

©2015 Black Eye Entertainment (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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The Healing Heart

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"[E]veryone's health - including that of the next generation - may depend more on the health of society and the healing of nations than on the conquest of disease." Norman Cousins' experience with a massive heart attack is used as a case study in how to mobilize inner resources to overcome fear and panic. He also he generalizes from his experience with life-threatening illness to examine the experience of life-threatened humanity.

©1987 Norman Cousins (P)2009 Phoenix

Narrator: William Conrad
Length: 2 hrs and 44 mins
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Classic Radio's Greatest Mystery Shows, Vol. 1

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This collection contains 12 of the greatest mystery shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio! You'll hear Richard Widmark starring in Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Orson Welles in The Black Museum, Peter Lorre in Mystery in the Air, William Conrad in The Whistler, Ernest Chappell in Quiet, Please, Everett Clarke in Lights Out, Harry Bartell in Escape, and Fredric Marchin a tale well calculated to keep you in Suspense, plus such others as The Weird Circle, Molle Mystery Theatre, The Hall of Fantasy, and Crime Classics. Pull the covers up close and relive twelve of the best classic radio mystery shows from yesterday and the legendary stars who made them great in this incredible collection. Contents include: The Black Museum, "A Lady's Shoe," starring Orson Welles Crime Classics, "Blackbeard's Fourteenth Wife and Why She Was No Good for Him," starring Lou Merrill Escape,"The Second Class Passenger," starring Harry Bartell The Hall of Fantasy, "Death in the Bayous," starring Richard Thorne Inner Sanctum Mysteries, "The Shadow of Death," starring Richard Widmark, with Paul McGrath (host) Lights Out,"The Battle of the Magicians," starring Everett Clarke, written and directed by Wyllis Cooper Molle Mystery Theatre, "Female of the Species," starring Lizabeth Scott Mystery in the Air, "Beyond Good and Evil," starring Peter Lorre Quiet, Please, "The Thing on the Fourble Board," starring Ernest Chappell Suspense,"Actor's Blood," starring Fredric March and Hans Conried The Weird Circle, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," by Edgar Allan Poe The Whistler, "Whirlpool," starring William Conrad

©2014 Hollywood 360 Radio (P)2014 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
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Escape Essentials

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Who knew mystery better than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? Who knew science fiction better than H. G. Wells? Who knew high adventure better than...Escape? Venture into dark forests and darker jungles for suspenseful stories of creatures and curses, trains and treasure, secrets and superstitions. Jack Webb, William Conrad, Paul Frees, Peggy Webber, John Dehner, and Gerald Mohr thrill in tales by Doyle, Wells, Robert Louis Stevenson, Roald Dahl, Stephen Vincent Benet, and more. Delve into 20 dramas of love, honor, immortality...and the law of unintended consequences. Episodes include: "Ring of Thoth", 08-11-47; "Pollock and the Porroh Man", 10-29-47; "The Young Man with the Cream Tarts", 11-12-47; "Casting the Runes", 11-19-47; "Taboo", 12-03-47; "Ancient Sorceries", 02-15-48; "John Jock Todd", 05-02-48; "Beau Geste", 06-06-48; "A Tooth for Paul Revere", 07-04-48; "Dream of Armageddon", 09-05-48; "Orient Express", 02-19-49; "The Adaptive Ultimate", 03-26-49; "When the Man Comes, Follow Him", 04-09-49; "Night in Havana", 10-22-49; "Figure a Dame", 12-20-49; "The Pistol", 01-03-50; "Poison", 07-28-50; "The Time Machine", 10-22-50; "The Cave", 12-24-50; "The Man Who Could Work Miracles", 12-31-50.

©2015 Audio Programs are released under license from series rights holders. All Rights Reserved. (P)2015 Audio Programs are released under license from series rights holders. All Rights Reserved.

Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
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Gunsmoke, Season 1

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Set in Dodge City, Kansas, during the thriving cattle days of the 1870s, the Gunsmoke radio show was routinely called by radio drama enthusiasts “the best show of any kind and any time”.  For nine years from 1952 to 1961, Gunsmoke dominated the airwaves as it portrayed the epic legend of the American West. The lead character of Marshall Matt Dillon, as played by William Conrad, was called the “Philip Marlowe of the Old West”. Besides Conrad, the superb supporting cast included Parley Baer as Chester, Howard McNear as Doc Adams, and Georgia Ellis as Miss Kitty.  After ending its nine-year run on radio, Gunsmoke made the transition to television, where it ran for 20 years. (P)2020 Timely Audio from public domain recordings. Gunsmoke is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

©2020 Timely Audio (P)2020 Timely Audio

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Classic Radio's Greatest Science Fiction Shows, Volume 1

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This collection contains 13 of the greatest science fiction shows ever broadcast during the golden age of radio - including two episodes each of Dimension X, CBS Radio Workshop, and X Minus One, plus three episodes of Suspense and Escape. Radio's finest actors perform before the microphones, including William Conrad, Parley Baer, Joseph Cotton, Hans Conried, Paul Frees, John Dehner, and Peggy Webber. You'll be entertained by stories from such master science fiction writers as H. G. Wells, Aldous Huxley, Graham Doar, Mary Shelley, H. L. Gold, and George Steward. Relive 13 of the best classic radio sci-fi shows from yesteryear and the legendary stars that made them great in this incredible collection.

Public Domain (P)2015 Black Eye Entertainment, LLC

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Gunsmoke, Vol. 2

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"Around Dodge City and in the territory out West, there's just one way to handle the killers and the spoilers, and that's with a US marshal and the smell of...Gunsmoke!" Radio westerns were strictly for kids until 1952, when Gunsmoke hit the radio airwaves. The stories were grim, the deaths brutal, and life on the plains was harsh. Radio audiences had never heard anything like Gunsmoke, and they made it the number one western on the radio. It soon made a successful transition to television, becoming the longest-running dramatic series in television history. Join William Conrad (Marshal Matt Dillon), Parley Baer (Deputy Chester Proudfoot), Georgia Ellis (Kitty Russell), and Howard McNear (Doc Adams) in the continuing "story of the violence that moved west with young America and the story of a man who moved with it", Matt Dillon, United States marshal. Episodes include: "Cain" "The Round-Up" "Meshougah" "Trojan War" "Absalom" "Cyclone" "Pussy Cats" "Quarter-Horse" "Jayhawkers" "Gonif" "Bum's Rush" "Tacetta"

©2015 Hollywood 360 and CBS Radio (P)2015 Black Eye Entertainment

Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
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Police and Thieves: Crime Drama Radio

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A police car speeds by with its siren wailing, and we can't help but wonder: what kind of criminal is it dashing off in pursuit of? We are intrigued by crime and fascinated with the work of the police as they track down the transgressors.  This anthology of post-World War II crime radio drama presents fictionalized crime, dramatizations of actual crimes, and programs that presented on-the-spot recordings of real police investigations. Radio Spirits is proud to present 20 adventures from 15 of the best (and most unusual) programs broadcast in the last dozen or so years of commercial network dramatic radio. Series include Gang Busters, The Line Up, Broadway's My Beat, Man from Homicide, Night Watch, and more!  Includes performances by Raymond Burr, Bela Lugosi, Mike Wallace, Dan Duryea, William Conrad, Raymond Edward Johnson, Louis Nye, Larry Thor, and more!  Episodes include: Broadway's My Beat: The Stacy Parker Murder Case 07-05-52, The John Rand Murder Case 07-04-53; Crime Does Not Pay: Gasoline Cocktail 12-12-49; Crime on the Waterfront: Audition Show 02-24-49; Gang Busters: The Case of the Inside Track 06-10-50, The Case of the Temperate Thief 09-30-50; The Line-Up: The Mad Bomber Case 01-11-51, The Lapinish Lighter-Upper Case (a.k.a. The Elsner Case) 03-27-51; The Man from Homicide: Don Shelberger Murder 07-09-51, Old Man Kelso 07-16-51; Night Watch: Glass Breaker 05-03-54, Hammer 211 07-10-54; Official Detective: Butcher Shop Murder 02-23-56; Police Blotter: Homicide by Hurricane 1956; Somebody Knows: The Black Dahlia 08-24-50; Squad Room: Body Found in a Plastic Bag 1955; Treasury Agent: The Case of the Faithful Wife 08-11-47; Twenty-First Precinct: Abandoned Baby 06-28-56; Under Arrest: Mrs. Mollison's Handbag 05-08-49; Unit 99: First Call - Attempted Suicide 11-01-57  PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2011 RSPT LLC. All Rights Reserved. Audio programs released under license from series rights holders. For home use only. Unauthorized distrubution prohibited. (P)2011 RSPT LLC. All Rights Reserved. Audio programs released under license from series rights holders. For home use only. Unauthorized distrubution prohibited.

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The Adventures of Philip Marlowe, Season 1; 44-Episode Collection

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Raymond Chandler’s famous private eye, Philip Marlowe, comes to life in this 44-episode collection of season one of The Adventures of Philip Marlowe radio show, featuring the original cast recordings originally aired on the CBS Radio Network from 1948-1950. The Adventures of Philip Marlowe was a fan favorite for its no-nonsense, hard-boiled approach to crime solving and is presented here in 44 commercial-free episodes.  Digitally remastered and edited from public domain recordings. Additional new content created and produced by Timely Audio © 2020, all rights reserved.

©2020 Timely Audio (P)2020 Timely Audio

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Gunsmoke: The Hunter

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"It's a chancy job, and it makes a man watchful...and a little lonely." The late 1950s were the golden age of the radio western, and Gunsmoke stood at the top of the mesa, proudly overlooking the terrain! These searing dramas of frontier life - told with honesty, sensitivity, and nail-biting tension - feature William Conrad as Marshal Matt Dillon. Here are 24 unforgettable adventures of the Old West, originally broadcast between 1956 and 1958. Parley Baer co-stars as Chester, with Howard McNear as Doc, and Georgia Ellis as Kitty. Episodes Include: Pucket's New Year 01-01-56; Doc's Revenge 01-08-56; How To Cure A Friend 01-15-56; Romeo 01-22-56; Bureaucrat 01-29-56; Legal Revenge 02-05-56; Kitty's Outlaw 02-12-56; New Hotel 02-19-56; Who Lives By The Sword 02-26-56; The Hunter 03-04-56; Bringing Down Father 03-11-56; Hanging Man 03-25-56; How To Sell A Ranch 04-01-56; Another Man's Poison 09-29-57; The Partners 04-20-58; Little Bird 05-11-58; The Stallion 05-18-58; Blue Horse 05-25-58; Hot Horse Hyatt 06-08-58; Target 06-22-58; Chester's Choice 07-06-58; A House Ain't A Home 08-10-58; The Blacksmith 08-24-58; Tried It - Didn't Like It 09-07-58 PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 ©? 2019 RSPT LLC. All Rights Reserved. For home use only. Unauthorized distribution prohibited. (P)2019 ©? 2019 RSPT LLC. All Rights Reserved. For home use only. Unauthorized distribution prohibited.

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Escape: High Adventure (Digitally Remastered)

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"Tired of the everyday grind? Ever dream of a life of... romantic adventure? Want to get away from it all? We offer you... Escape!" Radio Spirits is pleased to present 20 classic tales from one of radio's greatest action and adventure series. This collection will bring you tales of black pearls, headhunters, volcanoes, Nazi convoys and cargos of gold in exotic settings and locales - from South of the Border to Dutch East India, Paris, North Africa, and points unknown! These tightly scripted and directed episodes feature many of radio's finest voices, including William Conrad, Paul Frees, Georgia Ellis, Harry Bartell, Raymond Burr, Joseph Kearns, Parley Baer, Jeanette Nolan, John Dehner, Virginia Greg and many more. Digitally remastered and restored for your listening enjoyment. Episodes include: "Evening Primrose" 08-25-49, "The Vanishing Lady" 01-10-50, "The Sure Thing" 01-17-50, "Outer Limits" 02-07-50, "Macao" 07-18-51, "Man Who Stole the Bible" 08-30-51, "Gringo" 10-12-52, "The Derelict" 04-26-53, "The Vessel of Wrath" 05-10-53, "A Good Thing" 05-31-53, "The Thirteenth Truck" 08-16-53, "The Man from Tomorrow" 08-23-53; "The Train from Olbefelde" 09-06-53, "The Elementals" 10-11-53, "The Coward" 08-14-54, "Two and Two Make Four" 08-21-54, "The King of Owanatu" 08-28-54, "The Boiling Sea" 09-04-54, "The Target" 09-18-54, "The Heart of Kali" 09-25-54.

©2010 ©? 2010 RSPT LLC. Audio programs are released under license from series rights holders. All rights reserved. For home use only. Unauthorized duplication prohibted. Manufactured by Radio Spirits. (P)2010 ©? 2010 RSPT LLC. Audio programs are released under license from series rights holders. All rights reserved. For home use only. Unauthorized duplication prohibted. Manufactured by Radio Spirits.

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