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Welcome to Retroville! It's 1945!
On June 7, 1945, The Adventures of Topper premiered on radio. The popular series had a brief run on radio, but was soon an extremely popular series on television. Several Topper movies were also made with Leo G. Carroll playing the role of Cosmo Topper.

Main Characters:

  • Cosmo Topper played by Roland Young (on radio and television)
  • George Kirby played by Frances Chaney
  • Marion Kirby played by Hope Emerson
  • Neil, the champagne-drinking St. Bernard owned by the Kirbys

Show Concept:

  • The series revolved around a bumbling banker, Cosmo Topper, and his friends, George and Marion Kirby, who died, but have come back to see to their affairs and manage their holdings at Cosmo's bank.

Hosts or Guests:

  • unknown

Writers or Producers:

  • Concept derived from The Jovial Ghosts by Thorne Smith


  • Post Toasties

Networks or stations:

  • NBC

Total shows or length of production:

  • Premiered on June 7, 1945
  • Final episode on September 13, 1945
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