2 Hours on 2 CDs
When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better." - Mae West "A woman drove me to drink and I didn't even have the decency to thank her." - W.C. Fields This two-CD set stars two of the most iconic, most-imitated performers from the Golden Age of entertainment...and includes one of the most notorious broadcasts from the Golden Age of Radio! CHASE AND SANBORN PROGRAM (12-12-37) Starring Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Don Ameche, Dorothy Lamour, Nelson Eddy, and guest Mae West, who performs opposite Ameche in Arch Oboler's "Adam and Eve" sketch. West's suggestive performance as Eve was the source of massive controversy, resulting in hundreds of protests, an FCC investigation, and West's disappearance from radio for over dozen years! Chase and Sanborn, NBC. LUX RADIO THEATRE (3-7-38) "Poppy" starring W.C. Fields with Anne Shirley and John Payne in a radio version of Fields' 1936 movie. A carnival medicine man who wants the best for her daughter contrives to pass her off as a missing heiress. Cecil B. DeMille hosts. Lux Soap, CBS. -PLUS- THE DAY W.C. FIELDS DRANK A GLASS OF WATER (1946) One of Fields' last performances, as the legendary comedian answers his accusers by explaining how he came to consume the "hideous-looking stuff."