From Radio to the Big Screen: Hollywood Films Featuring Broadcast Personalities and Programs

McFarland, 19.5.2014 - 316 sivua
There was a time when “American popular entertainment” referred only to radio and motion pictures. With the coming of talking pictures, Hollywood cashed in on the success of big-time network radio by bringing several of the public’s favorite broadcast personalities and programs to the screen. The results, though occasionally successful, often proved conclusively that some things are better heard than seen. Concentrating primarily on radio’s Golden Age (1926–1962), this lively history discusses the cinematic efforts of airwave stars Rudy Vallee, Amos ’n’ Andy, Fred Allen, Joe Penner, Fibber McGee & Molly, Edgar Bergen, Lum & Abner, and many more. Also analyzed are the movie versions of such radio series as The Shadow, Dr. Christian and The Life of Riley. In addition, two recent films starring contemporary radio headliners Howard Stern and Garrison Keillor are given their due.

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I love both classic era movies and "otr" - old time radio, a surprisingly amount of which survives and can be found for free online - so I was surprised I was rather disappointed in this book. The ... Lue koko arvostelu

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This seems like a great book, just not the great book I was looking for. And that's entirely my fault -- the description is accurate, I just didn't pay attention. Many of the radio shows I know of and ... Lue koko arvostelu


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Hal Erickson has written several media-related books for McFarland, and was for many years a primary editor of the All-Movie Guide website. He lives and works in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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