The Great Radio Soap Operas

The Great Radio Soap Operas

This reference work contains exhaustive histories of 31 of network radio's most durable soap operas on the air between 1930 and 1960.

Author: Jim Cox

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476604145

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 341

View: 296

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.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Edward G Robinson Encyclopedia

The Edward G  Robinson Encyclopedia

This work documents Robinson's every known public performance or appearance, listing co-workers, source material, background and critical commentary.

Author: Robert Beck

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786438648

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 424

View: 914

Edward G. Robinson, a 1930s cinema icon, had an acting career that spanned more than 60 years. After a brush with silent films, he rose to true celebrity status in sound feature films and went on to take part in radio and television performances, then back to Broadway and on the road in live theatre. This work documents Robinson's every known public performance or appearance, listing co-workers, source material, background and critical commentary. The entries include feature films, documentaries, short subjects, cartoons, television and radio productions, live theatre presentations, narrations, pageants, and recordings. Also included are entries relating to his life and career, ranging from his wives to his art collection.
Categories: Performing Arts

The A to Z of American Radio Soap Operas

The A to Z of American Radio Soap Operas

Both sides of this story are traced in this comprehensive compendium.

Author: Jim Cox

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810863499

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 322

View: 969

The period from 1925 to 1960 was the heyday of the American Radio Soap Opera. In addition to being part of popular culture, the soap opera had important commercial aspects as well that were not only related to their production, but also to the desperate need to sell products or perish. Both sides of this story are traced in this comprehensive compendium. The dictionary section, made up of more than 500 cross-referenced entries, provides brief vignettes of the more popular and also less well-known 'soaps,' among them Back Stage Wife, Our Gal Sunday, Pepper Young's Family and The Guiding Light. Other entries evoke those who brought these programs to life: the actors, announcers, scriptwriters, networks, and even the sponsors. Nor are the basic themes, the stock characters and the gimmick, forgotten. The book's introduction defines the soap opera, examines the span of the radio serial, reviews its origins and its demise, and focuses on the character types that made up its denizens. The chronology outlines the period and the bibliography offers further reading. Together, these elements make a comprehensive reference work that researchers will find invaluable long into the future.
Categories: Performing Arts

Historical Dictionary of American Radio Soap Operas

Historical Dictionary of American Radio Soap Operas

Both sides of this story are traced in this comprehensive compendium.

Author: Jim Cox

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810865238

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 904

The period from 1925 to 1960 was the heyday of the American Radio Soap Opera. In addition to being part of popular culture, the soap opera had important commercial aspects as well that were not only related to their production, but also to the desperate need to sell products or perish. Both sides of this story are traced in this comprehensive compendium. The dictionary section, made up of more than 500 cross-referenced entries, provides brief vignettes of the more popular and also less well-known 'soaps,' among them Back Stage Wife, Our Gal Sunday, Pepper Young's Family and The Guiding Light. Other entries evoke those who brought these programs to life: the actors, announcers, scriptwriters, networks, and even the sponsors. Nor are the basic themes, the stock characters and the gimmick, forgotten. The book's introduction defines the soap opera, examines the span of the radio serial, reviews its origins and its demise, and focuses on the character types that made up its denizens. The chronology outlines the period and the bibliography offers further reading. Together, these elements make a comprehensive reference work that researchers will find invaluable long into the future.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Great Radio Sitcoms

The Great Radio Sitcoms

"This volume examines 20 of the most popular sitcoms which aired between the mid-1920s and early 1950s during the three decade heyday of radio.

Author: Jim Cox

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015070746394

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

View: 459

"This volume examines 20 of the most popular sitcoms which aired between the mid-1920s and early 1950s during the three decade heyday of radio. Each series is discussed from an artistic standpoint, taking a look at the program's character development andextent of vaudeville heritage"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Daytime Serials of Television 1946 1960

The Daytime Serials of Television  1946 1960

"This history of 'golden age' soaps begins with an overview of earlier serialized entertainments that set the stage for the televised daytime soap.

Author: Jim Cox

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114557684

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 236

View: 294

"This history of 'golden age' soaps begins with an overview of earlier serialized entertainments that set the stage for the televised daytime soap. An analysis of early TV soap stars, personnel and production follows. Appendices include chronological andalphabetical directories of period daytime serials and rankings, actors and actresses, announcers and sponsors"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Performing Arts

Speaking of Soap Operas

Speaking of Soap Operas

In Speaking of Soap Operas, Robert Allen undertakes a reexaminati

Author: Robert Clyde Allen

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807841293

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 245

View: 239

From "Ma Perkins" and "One Man's Family" in the 1930s to "All My Children" in the 1980s, the soap opera has capture the imagination of millions of American men and women of all ages. In Speaking of Soap Operas, Robert Allen undertakes a reexaminati
Categories: Performing Arts

The Great Radio Audience Participation Shows

The Great Radio Audience Participation Shows

44 . 5 . Cox , Jim . The Great Radio Soap Operas . Jefferson , N . C . : McFarland
& Co . , Inc . , 1999 , p . 4 . 6 . Nachman , Gerald . Raised on Radio . New York :
Pantheon Books , 1998 , p . 9 . Broadcast : A Celebration of Radio ' s Golden Age
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Author: Jim Cox

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015053480177

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

View: 129

This work contains the histories of 17 radio audience participation shows on the air during the 1940s and 1950s. They are Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, Art Linkletter's House Party, Break the Bank, The Breakfast Club, Bride and Groom, Can You Top This?, Dr. Christian, Dr. I.Q., Double or Nothing, Information Please, Queen for a Day, Stop the Music!, Strike It Rich, Take It or Leave It, Truth or Consequences, Welcome Travelers, and You Bet Your Life. Included for each show are the premise it was based upon, the producers, host, announcer, vocalists, orchestra conductor, writers, sponsors, the ratings, and the air dates. Biographical sketches are provided for 177 figures who were connected to radio audience participation shows. A guide to network audience participation shows follows the text as an appendix.
Categories: Performing Arts

Soap Opera History

Soap Opera History

An introduction to the slow-moving world of soap operas includes reviews of major storylines, histories of how each show began, cast lists, and other information on both daytime and evening serials

Author: Mary Ann Copeland

Publisher: Bdd Promotional Book Company

ISBN: 0792454510

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 541

An introduction to the slow-moving world of soap operas includes reviews of major storylines, histories of how each show began, cast lists, and other information on both daytime and evening serials
Categories: Performing Arts

A Resource Guide to the Golden Age of Radio

A Resource Guide to the Golden Age of Radio

All For Love : A Study In Soap Opera . 3110 . Buck , Jack and Bob ... New
Amusing Glossary of Baseball Terms Used by Radio York , D . Appleton -
Century - Crofts , 1906 . Broadcasters . ... The Great Radio Soap Operas .
Jefferson , NC , by ...

Author: Susan Siegel

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015063343571

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 215

View: 862

The first ever guide to 3,800 primary and seconary sources that explore radio's contribution to America's cultural heritage.Index integrates separate listings in Special Collections, Bibliography and Internet chapters and can be searched by program title, person or subject.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Rise of American Radio Radio programming to 1945

The Rise of American Radio  Radio programming to 1945

INTRODUCTION TO VOLUME IV: RADIO'S PROGRAMMES General Works
Boemer, Marilyn Lawrence, The Children's Hour: Radio ... American Radio
Entertainment Cox, Jim, The Great Radio Soap Operas, Jefferson, NC:
McFarland, I999.

Author: Christopher H. Sterling

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000064828473

Category: Radio

Page:

View: 801

Categories: Radio

Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors

The Great Radio Audience Participation Shows: Seventeen Programs from the
1940s and 1950s, McFarland & Co. ... Cox's first radio book, The Great Radio
Soap Operas, deals with thirty-one classic dramas that were serialized from the ...

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 0787667048

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 452

View: 240

Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors® .
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Soap Opera Book

The Soap Opera Book

Author: Manuela Soares

Publisher: New York : Harmony Books

ISBN: 0517533316

Category: Radio soap operas

Page: 182

View: 624

Categories: Radio soap operas

Radio Speakers

Radio Speakers

Let ' s Pretend : A History of Radio ' s Best Loved Children ' s Show by a Longtime
Cast Member . ... The Great Radio Audience Participation Shows : Seventeen
Programs from the 1940s and 1950s . ... The Great Radio Soap Operas .

Author: Jim Cox

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123213550

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 360

View: 973

"This reference guide covers the 1,160 performers who filled the strategic roles of the voices of radio. The text is alphabetically arranged and features most of the prominent air-life "speakers." Each entry includes radio programs; the personality's spec
Categories: Performing Arts

Staying Tuned

Staying Tuned

Staying Tuned: Contemporary Soap Opera Criticism examines serials.

Author: Suzanne Frentz

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879725370

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 136

View: 661

Staying Tuned: Contemporary Soap Opera Criticism examines serials. Broadcast first in 1926 on radio and since 1956 on television Monday through Friday 52 weeks a year, soap operas provide a clear promise to continue for as long as mass medicated entertainment exists. Over the last sixty years, billions have happily suffered along with the gallant men and women of the afternoon. A growing body of scholarly literature exists now to provide insights and suggest answers to the question of why so many continually return to the routine tragedies of daytime drama. Each of our chapters explores an aspect of soap opera which contributes to the endurance of the genre.
Categories: Performing Arts

Convenient Fictions

Convenient Fictions

The Construction of the Daytime Broadcast Audience, 1927-1960 Jennifer
Hyland Wang ... Is For some examples of radio and television encyclopedias that
detail daytime programming , see Jim Cox's The Great Radio Soap Operas (
Jefferson ...

Author: Jennifer Hyland Wang

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89097475214

Category:

Page: 760

View: 942

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Radio and the Jews

Radio and the Jews

51 Jim Cox , in his excellent book , The Great Radio Soap Operas , wrote that the
series appropriately began with a multi - part retelling of the story of Adam and
Eve featuring Philip Clark and Eleanor Phelps in the titleroles . 52 In the weeks ...

Author: David S. Siegel

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131789963

Category: Social Science

Page: 283

View: 411

From stereotypes to role models, the first in-depth look at how Jews were porotrayed on netwrok radio from the 1920s to the 1950s.Includes CD with sample program excerpts.
Categories: Social Science

Book Review Digest

Book Review Digest

... American radio , 1920 - 1960 Radio scripts See also Radio programs Radio
serials See also Soap operas Cox , J . The great radio soap operas Radioactivity
See also Nuclear physics Raffi Raffi . The life of a children ' s troubadour The raft .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078261925

Category: Bibliography

Page:

View: 158

Categories: Bibliography

Great Radio Personalities in Historic Photographs

Great Radio Personalities in Historic Photographs

Before becoming Charlie Hume on television ' s Lou Grant , Mason Adams was a
major star of radio soap operas from 1946 through 1960 , appearing on upwards
of four live shows a day . He is best remembered as Pepper Young on NBC ' s ...

Author: Anthony Slide

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015013131613

Category: Photography

Page: 117

View: 483

All the favorites from the golden days of radio appear in black and white portraits. Extended biographical captions make this irresistible for fans of entertainment history.
Categories: Photography