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The Story Lady

Arkie 13 Apr 10 - 09:41 PM
Sorcha 13 Apr 10 - 09:58 PM
Bettynh 14 Apr 10 - 06:33 AM
Arkie 14 Apr 10 - 05:53 PM
Bettynh 14 Apr 10 - 06:18 PM
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Subject: The Story Lady
From: Arkie
Date: 13 Apr 10 - 09:41 PM

This is not about music but after 50 years it should qualify as popular folklore. Just curious if anyone remembers The Story Lady. During the 1950s she did one minute spots on radio telling a fractured version of old fairy tales and other stories in a sweet voice under the pretense of addressing the tales to children. I could not find an audio of any of the tales for a link but the following link does take you to written scripts.

The Story Lady


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Subject: RE: The Story Lady
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 Apr 10 - 09:58 PM

Is this by any chance the 'source' for the video series, 'Fractured Fairy Tales'?

But no, I never heard of her.


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Subject: RE: The Story Lady
From: Bettynh
Date: 14 Apr 10 - 06:33 AM

Everything's on YouTube:
The Hunchback of Notre Dame


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Subject: RE: The Story Lady
From: Arkie
Date: 14 Apr 10 - 05:53 PM

Sorcha, I do not know much about the Story Lady but I doubt that she would be the source for the video. While she used some fairy tales she branched out quite a bit and "fractured fairy tales" was also a standard with Smiling Ed and Froggie the Gremlin and others.

Bettynh, thanks for the YouTube connection. I did wonder if the Story Lady had made YouTube but since it was always audio I figured not.

When old time radio shows began to be offered on the internet I found a source for Story Lady episodes and am pretty well armed now, but am puzzled that so few people remember the series. I found her amusing 50 years ago and still do.


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Subject: RE: The Story Lady
From: Bettynh
Date: 14 Apr 10 - 06:18 PM

I've been finding a lot of rare audio on YouTube. Folks with rare vinyl will just show a picture of the disc, still or spinning. Radio buffs just show a picture of an old radio. Maybe there's less of a copyright issue?


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