Hollywood on the Radio
By Hollywood on the Radio
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Hollywood on the Radio is a podcast about the intersection of classic film and old-time radio. During the classic era, movie stars and studios used radio to promote films, and to keep the stars' names in the public eye. On each episode, you'll learn a bit of Hollywood history, and then hear an old-time radio episode that illustrates the week's topic.
||CleanEpisode 26: Frank Sinatra||Radio was an important part of many Hollywood careers, But formed the backbone of Frank Sinatra’s success, especially in the beginning. Long before Sinatra made a film, his voice could be heard on the radio, crooning love songs to bobbysoxers.||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: Richard Widmark||Unlike most actors I’ve featured on HOTR, Richard Widmark did not turn to radio as a means of promoting his film career. He started on radio, working as supporting player, then lead in daytime serials and mystery programs,||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: Marlene Dietrich||Marlene Dietrich appeared frequently on radio in the 1930s, mostly in Lux Radio Theater adaptations of her films. During the war years, she actively raised funds during bond drives and entertained the troops in person and via radio.||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: Breakfast in Hollywood||Breakfast in Hollywood aired on the Blue Network from 1941 to 1948. The show originated daily from Tom Brenneman’s restaurant in Hollywood and featured Brenneman walking through the restaurant, chatting up the mostly female,||1/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22: Greer Garson||MGM star, and serial Academy Award nominee (she won once) Greer Garson spent her radio career performing in adaptations of her own films for Lux Radio Theater. She was also active in on-air wartime fundraising,||12/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Rita Hayworth||The words Rita Hayworth and radio star don’t seem to quite fit together. Celebrated primarily for her beauty and glamour, Rita Hayworth electrified the motion picture screen. But did she have the personality for a medium without pictures,||12/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Judy Garland, part 3||In the post-war years, Judy Garland appeared on many of the leading radio variety shows, including Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and The Big Show. She also contributed her time and talnet to charitable and political causes. In this episode, however,||12/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Judy Garland, part 2||Judy Garland was among the most active film performers on radio during World War II. The war happened to coincide with the height of Garland’s early film success, but she was also an enthusiastic participant in the war effort. On this episode,||12/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Judy Garland, part 1||Long before she made her first MGM film, Judy Garland was known to radio audiences. Shortly after signing with the studio in 1935 (at age 13) Judy began appearing on radio shows sponsored by the studio, and eventually landed regular roles on other vari||11/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Command Performance||Command Performance was Hollywood’s gift to the men and women serving overseas during World War II. Produced by the US War Department with 100 percent donated labor and facilites, the show featured appearances by performers as requested by servicemen.||11/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Hollywood on the radio
I love this podcast but there hasn't been any new episodes since 2016. Please Shelly resume the podcast.