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Building Toward The Oscars (the 90th Ceremony on Sunday March 4th) with a number of classic Academy Award nominated and winning films and performers. As we do every year ahead of the ceremony, this week has an Oscar theme.
We have Bette Davis & Spencer Tracy in Lux Radio Theater’s “Dark Victory”; Charles Laughton in Academy Award Theater’s “Ruggles Of Red Gap”; Ford Theater’s “Double Indemnity”; Academy Award Theater’s “The Maltese Falcon”; William Powell and Myrna Loy in Lux Radio Theater’s “The Thin Man”; Screen Guild Players “The Yearling” with Jane Wyman and Gregory Peck; Rosalind Russell in Academy Award Theater’s version of “My Sister Eileen” plus we also bring back radio adaptations of the following Best Picture Winners; “It Happened One Night” and “Going My Way.”
Birthday tributes for Elizabeth Taylor (Lux Radio Theater’s “National Velvet”); Desi Arnaz (the radio audition of I Love Lucy, Suspense’s “The Red-Headed Woman” and The Bob Hope Show all co-starring his wife Lucille Ball); Betty Hutton (Mail Call); Joan Bennett (Ford Theater, The Jack Benny Program); Madeleine Carroll (Suspense); Franchot Tone (Lights Out); Jim Backus (Alan Young Show and guest shots on Jeff Regan Investigator and Richard Diamond Private Detective); Dane Clark (Suspense, Crime and Peter Chambers); Dinah Shore; child actor Bobby Driscoll (Lux Radio Theater’s “Treasure Island”); Mason Adams (Inner Sanctum Mysteries, Gangbusters, The Mysterious Traveler); Cliff Carpenter (Ford Theater, X-Minus One); a centennial celebration for science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon (X-Minus One) and Louise Erickson’s 90th (A Date With Judy, The Life Of Riley, The Great Gildersleeve).
We also celebrate series debut anniversaries of Duffy’s Tavern (77th) and Broadway Is My Beat (69th).
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