Ronald Reagan “Gangbusters” Audio Tape

Submitted by Bob Ramsdell December 11th, 2010
Certifikitsch Winner

Long before Ronald Reagan became a movie and TV star, his very recognizable voice was used on commercials and acting in radio. At a garage sale, I found this audio tape of two performances on “Gangbusters”, “An Appointment with Death” and “The Horserace Hijackers”. In addition to his voice, the caricature on the tape is unmistakable.

4 Responses to “Ronald Reagan “Gangbusters” Audio Tape”

  1. Allee Willis

    Though I have no interest in ever hearing what this guy has to say again I think all the kinds of things he did like this are very collectible. I really like that caricature too. You don’t usually see Reagan portrayed that way. I wish he had stuck to audio tapes!

  2. Bob Ramsdell


    I agree with you on Reagan staying on radio. When I saw this tape at
    the garage sale, I was attracted by the caricature of him with a five
    o’clock shadow and a cigarette dangling out of his mouth. I thought it
    had to be him but listened to it to make sure. I thought it was
    totally ridiculous to name a super aircraft carrier for him. The
    clamor for putting him on Mt. Rushmore by the lunatic fringe was also
    stupid. Finally, in the movie “Bedtime for Bonzo” why wasn’t the chimp
    given equal billing!

    • windupkitty

      I believe that it was only a matter of a lack of Chimp Rights that prevented Bonzo from TOP billing, but then, being a wise Chimp, he was probably listed in the credits under a pseudonym anyway……(Hey, a Chimp has to feed his family, ya know!?)