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26 April: A crime

L to r: Bill Idelson (Rush), Art Van Harvey (Vic), Bernadine Flynn (Sade), with, presumably, mastermind Paul Rhymer seated in the background. (Photo: NBC.)

L to r: Bill Idelson (Rush), Art Van Harvey (Vic), Bernadine Flynn (Sade), with, presumably, mastermind Paul Rhymer seated in the background. (Photo: NBC.)

Customarily, the only thing anyone wants when listening to Vic & Sade is more, more, more. Thanks to the abject stupidity of sponsor Procter & Gamble, alas, about three thousand discs would be destroyed after World War II. Those that survive the eventual demise of the great comedy will miss their openings and closings and be in dubious sound quality that doesn’t erode the performances or the writing but makes it arduous for a 21st Century listener.

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Unexpected mourning on Quality Street: Old-time radio listening, 14 September

Lux Radio Theater: Quality Street (CBS, 1936)

 

DeMille dedicates tonight’s Lux to Thalberg’s memory . . . (Photo: CBS)

There is a pall over tonight’s Lux Radio Theater production of this classic light-to-medium comedy.

It may not become evident until the broadcast’s end, when host DeMille addresses it directly, but Hollywood, and much of the world, is mourning the unexpected and premature death of one of the film industry’s genuine early giants.

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