Moylan Sisters with their mother, in rehearsal for their radio program
(Added 6/10/07) Treasury Star Parade radio program #245
August 23, 1943
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The Backyard Broadcast (1936)
Starlets (1937) - Directed by Joseph Henabery
Toyland Casino (1938) - Directed by Joseph Henabery
World's Fair Junior (1939) - Directed by Joseph Henabery
Treasury Star Parade! (Click Here.)
This program is 12 minutes long and uses RealOne© streaming software. (Free download.)
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Candid Photo of the Moylan Sisters, in rehearsal for their radio show
The Moylans with Ed McMahon, host of the Philadelphia television show
"Strictly For The Girls," in April 1951
Earliest known photo of the Moylan Sisters, ages 2 and 4
Promotional photo: circa 1942
Photo, promoting WWII War Effort
Photo, promoting the Moylan Sisters' 3rd year in radio
Photo from Song Hits Magazine, January 1942 issue
Photo from Radio Mirror Magazine, April, 1943 issue
Candid 1939 Photo at Sagaponack Beach, NY
1949 Photo of the Moylans as teenagers
Sisters in Bonnets with Rascal
1940 Christmas Wishes Photo
" We feed our doggie thrivo - he's very much alive-o
Full of Pep and Vim
If you want a Peppy pup, you had better hurry up
Buy Thrivo for him."
Oct. 15, 1939-June 18, 1944 Blue Radio Network., 15 minutes
Sundays at 5 pm, 1939-43
Sundays at 12:45, 1944-45
Sponsored by Thrivo Dogfood, 1939-41.
Peggy Joan is still alive and living in New York State, but Marianne passed away in 1992.
The aim of this web page is to fill this void on a little-remembered singing duo from the past that deserves recognition.
This is just the beginning, so check this page regularly for more updates.
ABOUT Horn and Hardart Children's Hour
The Horn and Hardart Children's Hour (later known as The Children's Hour) was a variety show with a cast of children, including some who later became well-known adult performers.
Launched in 1927, the program was initially broadcast on WCAU Radio in Philadelphia, hosted by Stan Lee Broza, and was later aired on NBC Radio in New York during the 1940s and 1950s. The original New York host was Paul Douglas, followed by Ralph Edwards and finally Ed Herlihy.
The program was sponsored by Horn & Hardart, which owned automats in New York and Philadelphia. A number of performers became quite successful after their work on the Philadelphia TV series, including Ted Arnold (musical director for Glenn Yarbrough and José Feliciano), Frankie Avalon, Rosemary Clooney, Buddy DeFranco, Eddie Fisher, Kitty Kallen (1940s-1950s vocalist), Ann Sheridan, comedy actor Arnold Stang, Bernadette Peters, and Ezra Stone (radio's original Henry Aldrich).
Click HERE to listen to the Thrivo jingle, sung by the Moylan Sisters!
Moylan Sisters Decca 78 Discography:
3301A A LAZY LACK-A-DAISY MELODY (1940)
3301B LITTLE SWEETHEART OF THE VALLEY (1940)
3915A SCHOOL DAYS / LITTLE RED SCHOOL HOUSE (1941)
3915B I DON'T WANT TO PLAY IN YOUR YARD / SMARTY (1941)
3916A HUCKLEBERRY FINN (1941)
3916B FRECKLES (1941)
3917A M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I (1941)
3917B SIX TIMES SIX IS THIRTY SIX (1941)
251 Decca 78 Album No. 251 "Decca Presents SCHOOL DAYS"
( 3915, 3916, and 3917 are gathered in this 3-record set.)
If you have any other information about the Moylan Sisters, or information on more of their recordings, please contact me.
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Please take a listen to Peggy Joan and Marianne Moylan, 5 and 7 years old:
"Schooldays / Little Red School House" "I Don't Want To Play In Your Yard / Smarty" "Six Times Six IsThirty Six" (Thanks to Michele Caywood) "M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I" (Thanks to Michele Caywood) "Little Sweetheart of the Valley" "Lazy Lackadaisy Melody" "Huckleberry Finn" "Freckles Moylan Fan Counter - You are visitor Number Do you have Moylan Sisters memorabilia to share with others fans?
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Thanks to Michele Caywood, Michael Desky, Ray Flatow, Arnie Feder, Peter Muldavin: The Kiddie Rekord King, and Wayne Collins.