The Cinnamon Bearis arguably the best holiday series ever developed for radio. First heard in1937, this wonderful Christmas fantasy adventure was created and written byGlanville Heisch (with the help of his wife, Elisabeth) for children of all ages. It all starts with twins Judy andJimmy Barton just before Christmas. Someone—or something—has taken the “SilverStar” for the top of their Christmas tree. The very Irish teddy bear, Paddy O’Cinnamon,comes to their rescue and tells them that the Crazy Quilt Dragon has taken thestar to Maybeland. The three venture off to find the Silver Star and comeface-to-face with many fantastical characters in Maybeland, including a dragon, a witch, a whale, a queen, a rhyming rabbit, a magician, cowboys, a gentle giant,and even pirates. The adventureconcludes with a trip to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus himself!
Many well-known radio actors lent their voices to thispopular series, including Howard McNear, Gale Gordon, Verna Felton, FrankNelson, Elliott Lewis, Lou Merrill, and Joseph Kearns. Judy Barton was playedby Barbara Jean Wong, Jimmy Barton by Tommy Carr, and Paddy O’Cinnamon by BuddyDuncan. Now, in collaboration with the Heisch estate, we bring you alltwenty-six episodes of The Cinnamon Bear,recorded directly from the original masters for superb sound quality.
Episodes include “Surprised by the Cinnamon Bear”; “Pilotedthrough the Attic Tunnel”; “Stranded in Looking Glass Valley”; “Captured byRuthless Ink Blotters”; “Outwitted by a Polka Dot Whale”; “Frustrated by aPelican”; “Intrigued by a Treasure Chest”; “Befriended by Pirates”; “Upset by aMysterious Force”; “Approached by a Giant”; “Scared by Yellow Flashing Lights”;“Trapped in a Forest”; “Threatened by a Witch”; “Helped by Queen Melissa”; “Foiledby a Crocodile”; “Obstructed by a Deep, Dark Well”; “Pelted with Mud”; “Chasedby Indians”; “Confronted by an Angry Witch”; “Lulled to Sleep by a Singing Tree”;“Flown to the Land of Ice and Snow”; “Welcomed by Santa Claus”;“Enchanted by Santa’s Storeroom”; “Thrilled by a Train Ride”; “Betrayed byCrazy Quilt”; and “Returned to the Attic.”