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  Internet Archive: Details: Flying with Arthur Godfrey (Part II)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
They light up and Arthur sits back in the pilots chair while at the cruising altitude of 22,000 feet and declares "This is the life." Several years later he was diagnosed with lung cancer and was passed over by several surgeons that had considered him inoperable.
Godfrey was determined to live and sought for a surgeon whom he typified as having to be "one mean son of a bitch" who would be willing to take the risk to operate on him.
Arthur told Mom and Dad that it was a good thing for their young men to consider and he told the young men to think about it.
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 Radio Hall of Fame - Arthur Godfrey, Music / Variety   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Arthur Godfrey’s straightforward, informal style—along with his tendency to poke fun at his sponsors—made him one of the most popular radio personalities of all time.
Godfrey was born August 31, 1903, in New York City.
Arthur Godfrey was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1988.
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 Godfrey, Arthur   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Arthur Godfrey ranks as one of the important on-air stars of the first decade of American television.
Godfrey played host and impresario, sometimes singing off key and strumming his ukulele, but most often leaving the vocals to others.
Godfrey perfected the art of seeming to speak intimately to each and every one of his viewers, to sound as if he was confiding in "you and you alone." Despite all his irreverent kidding, then, advertisers loved him.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/G/htmlG/godfreyarth/godfreyarth.htm   (1079 words)

 Arthur Godfrey Shows (Various)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Though this was heralded as a country song, and recorded in Nashville, Godfrey's staff insisted Cline not wear one of her mother's hand crafted cowgirl outfits but appear in a cocktail dress.
Tony Marvin, as he was on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, served as both announcer and Godfrey's "second banana." The appeal of the hour long Arthur Godfrey and His Friends rested on the popularity of the assembled company of singers, all clean cut young people, and guest stars.
Godfrey made it sound like he was confiding to you and to you alone, and early television viewers listened to Godfrey's rich, warm, resonant descriptions and went out and purchased what he endorsed.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/A/htmlA/arthurgodfre/arthurgodfre.htm   (858 words)

 Internet Archive: Details: Flying with Arthur Godfrey (Part I)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Arthur Godfrey hosts this film, sponsored by Eastern Airlines, where he tells us that although broadcasting is his bread and butter, his real passion is flying airplanes.
Godfrey sweeps the viewer along on various flight adventures, while soft-selling the real message of the film, which is that commercial airline fight, at least as it’s done by Eastern, is completely safe, because nothing is left to chance.
Godfrey is the perfect pitchman for this sort of thing, with all of his TV experience.
www.archive.org /details/Flyingwi1953   (1482 words)

 Godfrey of Bouillon - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Godfrey of Bouillon (1061?-1100), French nobleman, soldier, and leader of the First Crusade (Crusades).
In 1082 Godfrey was granted the title of...
Baldwin I (of Jerusalem) (1058-1118), king of Jerusalem (1100-1118), brother of the French Crusader Godfrey of Bouillon.
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 Classic TV Shows - Arthur Godfrey
Arthur Godfrey was the hardest working man in TV with all these shows, often running at the same time.
While Godfrey was out recovering from a hip operation, the very popular LaRosa missed a mandatory ballet lesson.
Arthur Godrey died in 1983 and Archie Bleyer in 1989.
www.fiftiesweb.com /tv/arthur-godfrey.htm   (261 words)

 Arthur Godfrey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arthur Morton Godfrey (August 31, 1903 – March 16, 1983) was an American radio and television broadcaster and entertainer.
Godfrey eventually moved his base to CBS' New York City station, then known as WABC, and was heard on both WJSV and WABC for a time.
Godfrey's immense popularity and the trust placed in him by audiences was noticed not just by advertisers but by his friend U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower, who asked him to record a number of public service announcements to be played on American television in the case of nuclear war.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Arthur_Godfrey   (3252 words)

 Arthur Godfrey :: Award Winning Songwriter and Musician
Godfrey was the Contests 2001 Grand Prize Winner for his song Simple Man, in the Folk category.
Godfrey, the son of a Boston fireman, spent 20 years working for the U.S. Postal Service before he was discovered.
Penn flew Godfrey and band out to perform at the wrap up party for the cult cinema hit "21 Grams." Godfrey is a familiar face on the set these days, and even has a brief cameo in Penn's forthcoming film about Richard Nixon.
www.arthurgodfreyonline.com /press.html   (1398 words)

 Arthur Godfrey OTR MP3 List   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Arthur grew up in the early parts of the 20th century, where radio waves were the staging grounds for advertising companies to wage their "wars." It was probably Arthur's youth that help him look beyond the "war" and talk directly to people that these advertising companies where dehumanizing.
Arthur Godfrey was born in the "School of Hard-Knocks," in New York City, in 1903.
Godfrey is center foreground, the band and singers are in the background.
www.otrcat.com /godfrey.htm   (689 words)

 CONELRAD: Atomic Culture | The Doomsday Public Service Announcement
Godfrey was at one time a huge television star and a kind of wholesome "national grandfather." He also happened to be a friend of President Eisenhower.
In the message, Godfrey supposedly announces that the country is under atomic attack, that all measures are being taken to defend the population and, most importantly, we WILL survive.
Godfrey was reportedly chosen for this task because he was deemed to have the necessary trust to calm what would have been a rather anxious audience.
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 Amazon.com: Best of Arthur Godfrey: The Old Redhead: Music: Arthur Godfrey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Arthur Godfrey was a little before my time and I will leave the history or reviewing to those that actually listened to and/or watched him.
Arthur Godfrey was one of the first "crooning" announcers, disdaining the pompous, stentorian "March-of-Time" manner of early radio to speak to his listeners much as Bing Crosby sang to them -- one-to-one.
Godfrey was a big enough star to lure Mary Martin into two duets (one on a song that aspires to be "Baby, It's Cold Outside" but can't make it in); her gossamer tone somehow meshes with Godfrey's organ grinding.
www.amazon.com /Best-Arthur-Godfrey-Old-Redhead/dp/B00005J6ZH   (896 words)

 Major Arthur Godfrey Peuchen
Major Arthur Godfrey Peuchen, 52, was born in Montreal, Quebec, on 18 April 1859, the son of Godfrey Peuchen of Westphalia, Prussia and Eliza Eleanor Clark of Hull, England.
Arthur Peuchen married Margaret Thompson in 1893 the daughter of John Thompson, of Orillia, Ontario.
The dam project was apparently abandoned, a sign of financial woes that affected Arthur Peuchen.
www.encyclopedia-titanica.org /biography/234   (1151 words)

 CONELRAD: Atomic Culture | Updates on the Arthur Godfrey Ultimate PSA Search
GODFREY: It was thought by the Eisenhower administration that two voices were well known and trusted, and it was pretty tough to imitate us.
Also revealed during the WNET interview was that Godfrey's Virginia farm - which was a short distance from Mount Weather (a main government relocation center) - was designated by the government as a temporary hiding place for then-Vice-President Richard Nixon.
This individual informs CONELRAD that Godfrey had stated once to an associate that in the event of a nuclear attack he was to be taken to a government relocation center in the mountains of Virgina to broadcast to the nation.
www.conelrad.com /godfrey_2.html   (1416 words)

Arthur Godfrey ran away from home at 14 and joined the Navy at 17 where he received technical radio training.
To much fanfare, he began two television programs on CBS in 1948: “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts” and “Arthur Godfrey and His Friends.” While both were technically variety shows, a large portion of their content was talk.
His witty banter and down-to-earth interviews are considered the cornerstones of his achievement both on radio and television.
www.talkers.com /greatest/15tGodfrey.htm   (250 words)

 "Arthur Godfrey and His Friends" (1949)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Trivia: Made headlines in 1953 when Godfrey, whose public image was mellow and laid-back but who was notorious for his offstage crankiness and short temper, fired singer Julius LaRosa in the middle of the show - which was broadcast live - on the air.
He was so popular on radio and early TV that he not only had the number two show in the nation but the number three show as well (no one could touch Lucy in the number one slot).
Dave Garroway, Jack Paar, and Arthur Godfrey were hosts who were entertaining, exuded friendly down home qualities with exceptional rapport with their audiences, but with dark undertones.
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 Classic TV & Movie Hits - Arthur Godfrey and his Friends
Arthur Godfrey and His Friends was a television variety show which ran from 1949 until 1959.
Godfrey had been a major star on radio, and the news that he was switching over to television was a sign that television was the Coming Thing.
Both Arthur Godfrey and His Friends and Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts were top hits for years.
www.classictvhits.com /show.php?id=429   (259 words)

 Arthur Godfrey (p.3)
Where others might have been reluctant or "cool" or a host of things, Arthur was completely fearless and focused on the opportunity of introducing himself to Jim.
Although I explained that his agency was practically in the business of turning down hordes of hungry songwriters on a daily or weekly basis (and certainly at Folk Alliance, which I'd witnessed first hand at their Exhibit Hall booth), Arthur was completely undaunted, and was merely considering his imminent words, apparently.
I was surprised to see Jim give Arthur the compulsory fifteen seconds, then put his food down, let it get cold for what seemed like a full ten minutes, and exchange cards.
www.puremusic.com /godfrey3.html   (719 words)

 Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts (also known as Talent Scouts) was a radio and television variety show which ran on CBS from 1946 until 1958.
The concept for the show was that Godfrey had several "talent scouts" who brought their discoveries onto the program to showcase their talents.
According to the Nielsen Ratings, Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts was the highest rated television show for the 1951-1952 season.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Arthur_Godfrey's_Talent_Scouts   (403 words)

 Arthur Godfrey
He excused himself, as he had a stamped addressed postcard to his wife that he was walking over to the reception desk to have added to the morning post.
Although never on stage, Arthur does stutter somewhat in one to one conversation.
Arthur Godfrey: I was lucky in November, I found out that I had placed second in the Billboard International Song Contest in the Country/Folk division.
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 TIME.com: Like a Divorce -- Jan. 18, 1954 -- Page 1
Arthur Godfrey disappears behind a velvet curtain of pressagents, vice presidents and well-rehearsed secretaries.
Godfrey did his vanishing act once again last week when Liggett and Myers (Chesterfield cigarettes) withdrew its $4,000,000-a-year sponsorship from his Friday radio show, his Monday and Wednesday radio and TV shows, and the Wednesday night Arthur Godfrey and His Friends TV show.
Godfrey was reported to have said that he was giving up smoking.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,819434,00.html   (735 words)

 Hall of Fame Inductee Arhtur Godfrey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Born in New York City in 1903, Arthur Godfrey was a radio personality for almost 20 years before becoming one of the biggest stars of the early days of television.
Godfrey hosted a daily radio program and appeared in two top-ten prime time television shows, all for CBS.
Godfrey was television's first great master of advertising, hawking products he actually used.
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 VH1.com : Arthur Godfrey : Biography - Urge Music Downloads   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Arthur Godfrey was an active entertainer for most of his life, at least a half a century of performing in radio, television and movies, of singing and playing ukulele and guitar, stepping up to microphones to give voice to his latest promotional
There are many aspects of the Godfrey mystique--his facial expressions, some say his hair--that seem best experienced in a visual medium, such as DVD reissues of classic television programs.
Godfrey's ticket to fame circa the late '40s was the idea for a talent show he had come up with; beyond that, all he had to deliver was his friendly microphone-side manner and a selection of the talented, struggling young performers lining the streets.
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 The Book "Arthur Godfrey" (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Arthur Godfrey's voice was once the most recognized in America.
At one time, he was on radio and television sixteen hours a week with three different top-ten shows and was responsible for 12 percent of CBS's annual revenues.
Arthur J. Singer is associate vice president and general manager for television, radio, and film production at Emerson College in Boston and management and marketing consultant.
www.arthurgodfrey.com.cob-web.org:8888 /Book.htm   (172 words)

Arthur Godfrey (1903-1983) began his radio career as a staff announcer on NBC (1930-1933).
In the late 1940s, Godfrey did three different CBS radio shows a day, one in the morning and two at night.
He was enormously popular with his ukelele-playing folksy manner, earning around $400,000 a year (even before additional exposure on TV after 1948 made him a broadcasting superstar).
www.galleryofhistory.com /archive/6_2001/radio/ARTHUR_GODFREY.htm   (201 words)

 Tube City Almanac: 19-Cent Burgers, Arthur Godfrey and PSM
Over the past few days, I've been listening to episodes of "Arthur Godfrey Time." Godfrey is all but forgotten today, but in the 1940s and '50s, there was probably no bigger star on both radio and TV.
At one point, Godfrey had three successful series going on TV, a daily 30-minute morning program on CBS radio (including McKeesport's WEDO), a recording career and was very successful as a commercial pitchman.
In all fairness, Godfrey could also be extraordinarily kind, especially to people just starting out in radio or TV, and was a known "soft touch" for a wide variety of charities.
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 Arthur Morton Godfrey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
American variety show host, Arthur Godfrey, ranks as one of the important stars of the early years of American television.
He then hosted Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts on CBS television from 1948 to 1958 while also hosting Arthur Godfrey and His Friends from 1949 to 1959.
Godfrey also starred in the films Four For Texas (1963), The Glass Bottom Boat (1966) and Where Angels Go...
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 Arthur Godfrey and His Friends TV Show - Arthur Godfrey and His Friends Television Show - TV.com
Arthur Godfrey hosted this variety show with a number of famous singers, including Julius LaRosa, The Chordettes, and the McGuire Sisters.
Tell the world what you think of Arthur Godfrey and His Friends, write a review for this show.
I have been told that I would stand and rattle the bars of my playpen shouting "ah-ga" (for Arthur Godfrey) until someone would turn it on.
www.tv.com /arthur-godfrey-and-his-friends/show/7570/summary.html   (184 words)

"Arthur Godfrey is a deeply moving storyteller with a vocal grace and an acute heart." ---- Sean Penn, Actor/Director
"Arthur Godfrey is a deeply moving storyteller with a vocal
Arthur Godfrey playes honest blues-tinged Americana up there with the best of them" His music is raw and intelligent....it's no surprise that his notoriety just keeps growing." ----Performing Songwriter Magazine
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