Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Science on Radio and Television

In 2011, on my "Radio Once More" program, I interviewed historian (and Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institution Archives) Marcel Chotkowski LaFollette, Ph.D.

We spoke about her 2008 book, Science on the Air: Popularizers and Personalities on Radio and Early Television (University of Chicago Press).

I enjoyed the book very much, and would like to make note of Dr. LaFollette's latest book, which will be published by the University of Chicago Press on December 21st.  The book is titled Science on American Television: A History.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Another "Evening of Old-Time Radio," with Johnny and Helen Holmes

In October, in this space, I wrote about my friends Johnny and Helen Holmes; they were hosting a Halloween-themed "Evening of Old-Time Radio," at The Daily Grind coffeehouse, in Mount Holly, New Jersey.

On Friday, from 6-9 p.m., they will be appearing again at The Daily Grind.

This week's event is titled "Home for the Holidays," and will feature Christmas-oriented radio programs:  "Miracle on 34th Street," from the Lux Radio Theater; a Jack Benny Christmas program; and "A Christmas Carol," from The Campbell Playhouse.

The Daily Grind is located at 48 High Street, in Mount Holly. The phone number is: (609) 267-8330.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

"Hit Parade Dancers," 1952

Here is another television-screen image, of Your Hit Parade, from the spring of 1952 (photographer unknown).  The picture is of the "Hit Parade Dancers"; I am fairly sure they are dancing to the song "Blue Tango."

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Snooky Lanson, "Your Hit Parade," 1952

In October, I posted an image from 1952, of the TV show Your Hit Parade

The photograph was of a television screen, taken as the program aired. (As mentioned previously, the picture was part of a group of photos I found this year, at my father's apartment, but I do not know who took them.)

Here is another TV-screen photo, from the same group of pictures.  It is of Snooky Lanson, one of the stars of the Hit Parade, singing on a telecast in the spring of 1952.