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Life With Luigi

Life With Luigi was a depiction of the dream of America as the great melting-pot. Airing decades after the first and second waves of European emigration to the shores of the United States, Luigi is both a reminiscence and a representation of what life is still like for new immigrants working to carve out better tomorrows for themselves and their families.

Similar to the intent and sentiments of The Gold bergs radio show, which portrayed the daily life of a family of Jewish immigrants in New York, Life with Luigi told stories of Luigi's efforts to become Americanized, to retain his Italian culture while, at the same time, becoming a model American citizen in the little Italy section of Chicago, Illinois.

Luigi rents a building for his antique shop next door to Pasquale's Spaghetti Palace where conflicts erupt between the two men. Pasquale is unkind to Luigi because Luigi refuses to marry or even date Pasqualie's daughter, Rosa.

There are 138 shows in our collection! Date Aired
Finds Stolen Diamond Ring November 9, 1948
Antique Colonial Silver Cup December 21, 1948
Paul Revere December 14, 1948
Damage Claim on Broken Mirror December 7, 1948
Luigi Joins Hospital Plan November 30, 1948
Luigi Attends PTA Meeting November 16, 1948
Luigi Discovers America September 21, 1948
Luigi Tries to Return a Nightgown April 3, 1949
Rosa Must Lose Weight April 10, 1949
Luigi Gets a Big Electric Bill April 24, 1949
Plans a Block Party May 1, 1949
Luigi's Toothache May 8, 1949
The Wedding May 29, 1949
Papa's Coat Pocket June 12, 1949
Pasquales Birthday Party June 19, 1949
Luigi Goes to Dance School March 27, 1949
Luigi's First Car March 20, 1949
Surprise Party January 16, 1949
Character References January 30, 1949
Luigi Receives Erroneous Phone Bill February 6, 1949
Making a Speech with a Fever February 20, 1949
Luigi Needs Drivers License February 27, 1949
Income Tax Problems March 6, 1949
The Raffle March 13, 1949
Life Insurance Policy June 26, 1949

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