Great Radio Soap Operas

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  • 341 Pages
  • Softcover
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  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company

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This reference work contains exhaustive histories of 31 of network radio's most durable soap operas on the air between 1930 and 1960. The soap operas covered are "Aunt Jenny's Real Life Stories," "Backstage Wife," "Big Sister," "The Brighter Day," "David Harum," "Front Page Farrell," "The Guiding Light," "Hilltop House," "Just Plain Bill," "Life Can Be Beautiful," "The Light of the World," "Lora Lawton," "Lorenzo Jones," "Ma Perkins," "One Man's Family," "Our Gal Sunday," "Pepper Young's Family," "Perry Mason," "Portia Faces Life," "The Right to Happiness," "Road of Life," "The Romance of Helen Trent," "Rosemary," "The Second Mrs. Burton," "Stella Dallas," "This Is Nora Drake," "Today's Children," "Wendy Warren and the News," "When a Girl Marries," "Young Doctor Malone," and "Young Widder Brown."

Included for each series are the drama's theme and story line, an in-depth focus on the major characters, and a listing of producers, directors, writers, announcers, casts, sponsors, ratings, and broadcast dates, times and networks. Profiles of 158 actors, actresses, creators and others who figured prominently in a serial's success are also provided.
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  • ISBN: 9780786438655
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