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Gerda and Olcott

From: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Series: CBC Radio's Outfront
Length: 15:10

A vacation in San Francisco, a flea market, and the chance purchase of old love letters. Read the full description.

Prxoutfrontplain_small Gerda and Olcott A vacation in San Francisco, a flea market, and the chance purchase of old love letters. So begins a remarkable journey of love lost and found. Kyla Sweet Producer: Yvonne Gall Outfront Opening and Closing Theme available - (see Timing and Cues section for more details) SEE ADDITIONAL LICENSE TERMS

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Gerda and Olcott A vacation in San Francisco, a flea market, and the chance purchase of old love letters. So begins a remarkable journey of love lost and found. Kyla Sweet Producer: Yvonne Gall Outfront Opening and Closing Theme available - (see Timing and Cues section for more details) SEE ADDITIONAL LICENSE TERMS

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Review of Gerda and Olcott

Gerda and Olcott is the kind of love story that would have any Hollywood film executive drooling over his/her wheatgrass martini. The setting is San Francisco and the story involves a flea market, a stack of 40-year-old love letters, the intersection of two long-distance relationships, and some serious sleuthing takes this story in an unexpected direction. Thanks to Outfront, public radio gets first dibs on this dreamy, real-life story . This is perfect radio for Valentine's Day programming. Without the context of this romantic day the piece does lose some of its charm.

Broadcast History

Broadcast on CBC Radio's Outfront
November 22, 2005

Timing and Cues

Runs: 15:09

IN: (music fades up 9 secs) "My name is Kyla...
OUT: ...this has been Outfront." (last words at 13:43, music to end)

Outfront Opening and Closing Themes available (free) in a separate file found in the Outfront Series, the piece entitled: OUTFRONT THEMES. The file contains 1 minute of Opening Theme and 2:30 of Outfront Closing Theme.

Outfront opening theme can be used to begin the item. Play theme for approximately 20 secs and fade under introduction.

Outfront Closing theme can be faded in under item signoff and featured for as long as needed following the piece ? ends cold or fade out.

Musical Works

Title: Love Letters Straight from your Heart
Artist: Barb Jungr
Album: Love Me Tender
Label: Linn Records AKD 255
Year: 2005
Length of Excerpt: 2 mins.

Title: Old Family Portrait
Artist: Kostia
Album: Romance: Music for Piano (Various Artists) #ND 61045
Label: Narada
Year: 1994
Length of Excerpt: 1 min.

Title: Shape of Her Face
Artist: Michael Whalen
Album: Hidden Beauty; The Evolution of Sound #ND 63922
Label: Narada
Length of Excerpt: 1 min.
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http://www.cbc.ca/outfront