OLD TIME RADIO - 12 AUDIO CD - 24 Shows
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Life With Luigi was a radio comedy-drama series which began September 21, 1948 on CBS Radio, with the final episode broadcast on March 3, 1953.
The story concerned Italian immigrant Luigi Basco, and his experiences as an immigrant in Chicago. Many of the shows take place at the English classes that Luigi attends with other immigrants from different countries, as well as trying to fend off the repeated advances of the morbidly-obese daughter of his landlord/sponsor. Luigi was played by J. Carrol Naish, an Irish-American actor.
Beginning on September 22, 1952, Naish continued the role on the short-lived CBS Television version and was later replaced by Vito Scotti when the series was briefly revived in the spring of 1953. With a working title of The Little Immigrant, the TV version of Life with Luigi was created by Cy Howard, who earlier had created the hit radio comedy, My Friend Irma. Other characters on the radio show included Pasquale (Alan Reed), another Italian-American who was always trying to set Luigi up with his daughter Rosa, and Shultz (Hans Conreid), a German immigrant and fellow student in Luigi's citizenship class.
The show was sometimes regarded as the Italian counterpart to the radio show The Goldbergs, which chronicled the experience of Jewish immigrants in New York City.
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49-06-05 At The Racetrack
49-06-12 Papa's Coat Pocket
49-06-19 Pasquale's Birthday Party
49-06-26 Life Insurance Policy
49-07-03 July 4th Parade
49-07-10 The Registered Letter
49-07-17 At the Beach
49-07-31 X- Ray Pictures
49-08-07 A Date with Shirley
49-08-14 Sore Thumb
49-08-21 The Driver's License
49-08-28 Go West, Young Man
49-09-04 Hit and Run Witness
49-09-11 Luigi Tries to Become a Singer
49-09-18 Midget Radio Lawsuit
49-09-25 Block Party
49-09-27 Stock Investments
49-10-04 Luigi Throws a Party at the Store
49-10-11 Columbus Day Play
49-10-25 The Zoning Commission
49-11-01 Football Game
49-11-08 No Electioneering
49-11-22 Thanksgiving Celebration