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1906 Colgate and Company ad promoting the 100th Anniversary packaging for their dental and beauty products
1906 Colgate and Company ad promoting the 100th Anniversary packaging for their dental and beauty products


1924 Peet Brothers ad promoting their Crystal White Soap Chips, 'The Billion Bubble Soap'
1924 Peet Brothers ad promoting their Crystal White Soap Chips, 'The Billion Bubble Soap'

Colgate-Palmolive-Peet launched their 13-week Vacation Contest with the Theatre of Romance broadcast of May 31st 1935
Colgate-Palmolive-Peet launched their 13-week Vacation Contest with the Theatre of Romance broadcast of May 31st 1935

July 19th 1943 spot ad for Romance over KGLO
July 19th 1943 spot ad for Romance over KGLO


Colgate-Palmolive-Peet  promoted both its Tooth Powder and Palmolive Toilet Soap over 'The Colgate Tooth Powder Theatre of Romance'
Colgate-Palmolive-Peet promoted both its Tooth Powder and Palmolive Toilet Soap over 'The Colgate Tooth Powder Theatre of Romance'

1940s bar of Palmolive Toilet Soap

Spot ad promoting 'Pride and Prejudice' episode over The Colgate Tooth Powder Theatre of Romance
Spot ad promoting 'Pride and Prejudice' episode over The Colgate Tooth Powder Theatre of Romance

Colgate-Palmolive-Peet's Halo Shampoo was heavily promoted over the 'Colgate-Halo Theatre of Romance'
Colgate-Palmolive-Peet's Halo Shampoo was heavily promoted over the 'Colgate-Halo Theatre of Romance'

Lever Brothers promoted its Shadow Wave Home Permanent over 'Romance'
Lever Brothers promoted its Shadow Wave Home Permanent over 'Romance'

Lux briefly sponsored The Lux Hour of Romance and Mystery as a Summer replacement for Lux Radio Theatre. The 'romance' half-hour was Romance and the 'mystery' half-hour was Broadway Is My Beat
Lux briefly sponsored
The Lux Hour of Romance and Mystery as a Summer replacement for Lux Radio Theatre. The 'romance' half-hour was Romance and the 'mystery' half-hour was Broadway Is My Beat

Wrigley's promoted its Spearmint Gum over several short runs of 'Romance'
Wrigley's promoted its Spearmint Gum over several short runs of 'Romance'

Jergens' Lotion sponsored 1952's Jergens Hollywood Playhouse of Romance
Jergens' Lotion sponsored 1952's Jergens Hollywood Playhouse of Romance

1952 Spot Ad for Jergens' Hollywood Playhouse of Romance
1952 Spot Ad for
Jergens' Hollywood Playhouse of Romance

Background:

Colgate-Palmolive-Peet's long history of Radio sponsorship

From Broadcast Radio's inception in the mid-1920s to well into the waning days of the Golden Age of Radio, Colgate-Palmolive-Peet had been one of Radio's most prolific sponsors. From soaps to variety to adventure drama to sports, Colgate-Palmolive-Peet employed Radio in every way imaginable to promote their growing family of laundry products and beauty and health aids:

  • 1927 The Palmolive Hour
  • 1934 Colgate House Party
  • 1934 Palmolive Beauty Box Theater
  • 1935 Music At The Haydn’s [Observatory]
  • 1935 Theatre of Romance
  • 1936 Bachelor’s Children
  • 1936 The Goldbergs
  • 1937 True Adventures
  • 1937 Your Adventurers
  • 1938 How To Win Friends and Influence People
  • 1938 Stepmother
  • 1939-1951 Colgate Sports Newsreel
  • 1941 Colgate Spotlight Variety
  • 1941 Guy Lombardo
  • 1941 Hobby Lobby
  • 1942 Can You Top This?
  • 1943 Inner Sanctum
  • 1943 The Judy Canova Show
  • 1944 Kay Kyser’s College of Musical Knowledge
  • 1944 Theatre of Romance
  • 1946 A Day in the Life of Dennis Day
  • 1946 The Mel Blanc Show
  • 1947 Gramps
  • 1947 Mr. and Mrs. North
  • 1948 Our Miss Brooks
  • 1950 Satan’s Waiting
  • 1950 Strike it Rich
  • 1951 King’s Row
  • 1952 Bob and Ray
  • 1953 The Phrase That Pays

In 1806, soap and candle maker William Colgate opened up a starch, soap and candle factory on Dutch Street in New York City as William Colgate & Company. Colgate suffered a severe heart attack, sidelining his growing business for several years. After recovering enough to continue his business in earnest, William Colgate & Company began selling cakes of soap in uniform weights directly to consumers. William Colgate was also a deeply religious Christian and civic-minded lay-worker who helped found the American Bible Society, best known for its Good News Translation of the Bible. When William Colgate died in 1857, William Colgate & Company reorganized as Colgate & Company under the management of Colgate's son, Samuel Colgate. It was in 1872 that Colgate & Company introduced Cashmere Bouquet, a perfumed soap. At its introduction, Colgate & Company issued the following advertising copy to promote the product (from the July 22nd, 1872 edition of the Janesville Gazette):

"A healthy body is the tabernacle, but a
filthy, sickly one the prison, of the soul.
Let those who are filthy and sick, and
would be well, heed this proverb and place
their reliance upon the use of Colgate's
Cashmere Boquet Soap, so elegantly perfumed,
to guard against threatened disease,
and to regain the blessing of health."

Even more telling of the era, was this promotional copy for Cashmere Boquet and Colgate's Violet Toilet Water--from the November 7th 1877 edition of the Iowa State Reporter (reprinted precisely as found):

"It will be found upon inquiry of representative store-keepers in city and town, that ladies no longer depend on foreign makers for their Perfumery and Toilet Articles.

To Messrs. COLGATE & Co., the credit is largely due for this marked departure from the old preference.

Their Cashmere Boquet Soap and Violet Toilet Water, is universally esteemed by the tasteful and refined, as the most delicate and recherche of purfumes."

Both of the above were fairly representative promotional copy for feminine requisites of the era.

In 1873 Colgate introduced its first toothpaste, first in jars then in tubes. Colgate's first toothpaste in a tube, Colgate Ribbon Dental Cream, arrived in 1896. That same year Colgate hired Martin Ittner, under whose direction Colgate & Company founded one of America's first applied research labs. By 1908 Colgate & Company was mass-producing toothpaste in tubes. Samuel Colgate's brother, James Boorman Colgate, became a primary trustee of Colgate University.

Meanwhile, over in Milwaukee at the turn of the century, the B.J. Johnson Company had devised a soap--'Palm-olive'--rendered entirely from palm and olive oils, a formula B.J. Johnson had developed in 1898. B.J. Johnson's vegetable oil-based soap became so popular that B.J. Johnson adopted Palmolive as the firm's new name. At the dawn of the 20th Century Palmolive had become the world's most delicious(?) popular bar soap.

The huge Kansas City, Missouri and Oakland, California based soap manufacturer, Peet Brothers, merged with Palmolive to become Palmolive-Peet. And in 1928, Palmolive-Peet bought the Colgate Company to create the Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Company. It was the Peet Brothers 'Crystal White Soap Chips' that eventually evolved into Colgate-Palmolive-Peet's famous 'Super Suds Soap Flakes.' Peet Brothers' own Crystal White Soap Chips had long been promoted as "the billion bubble soap."

Super Suds' claim to be capable of 'all but filling two trailer trucks with suds' came under the scrutiny of LIFE magazine in its October 20th 1947 issue.
Super Suds' claim to be capable of 'all but filling two trailer trucks with suds' came under the scrutiny of LIFE magazine in its October 20th 1947 issue.

Colgate-Palmolive-Peet once responded to a 1947 challenge to that same claim by Super Suds by promising to fill two trailer trucks with the suds output from a single box of Super Suds. LIFE magazine followed the challenge to completion in a three-page article from their October 20th 1947 issue titled "Speaking of Pictures . . . Soapsuds prove an adman's claim." And indeed, a single box of Super Suds did in fact fill a single--even larger--trailer truck to overflowing by about 300 cubic feet with its output of soap suds. An ad executive's dream come true, to be sure. Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Company ultimately dropped the 'Peet' in 1953, becoming simply the Colgate-Palmolive Company.

Colgate promotes Crystal White Soap with Theatre of Romance

The Mutual Broadcasting System's key station, WOR, launched Theatre of Romance on April 30th 1935 as a two per week series of romantic variety programs in a fifteen minute format. Sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive-Peet, the series aired for thirty-four episodes, leaving the air on August 23rd 1935.

Colgate-Palmolive-Peet's 'Crystal White Soap' brand, already one of the company's earliest and most successful lines, launched a nationwide contest in May 1935 to promote the line. In addition to magazine and newspaper ads promoting the contest, Colgate-Palmolive-Peet sponsored Theatre of Romance, a two-a-week series of 15-minute broadcasts of romantic skits and variety.

The three-month contest, timed to coincide with Summer vacations, offered four weekly $250 prizes for thirteen weeks in response to submissions of a 25-words or less sentence beginning, " I like Crystal White Soap because . . ." Once the contest promotion ended, the radio series ended with it.

CBS launches Romance as a sustaining feature

Continually mining the airwaves for compelling new radio features, CBS launched a series of love story dramas on April 19th 1943 in hopes of attracting a sponsor for the series. Airing for fifty-eight weeks, Romance presented dramatizations of many of the most popular romance dramas and novels of the era, headlined by Film, Stage and Radio's finest actors. The CBS-sustained feature aired for a total of fifty-eight installments, leaving the air with its June 20th 1944 episode. CBS had found a commercial sponsor for the fine series: Colgate-Palmolive-Peet.

CBS and Colgate premiere The Theatre of Romance

Host Arnold Moss was featured in this 1944 Columbia Post Card promoting The Colgate Tooth Powder Theatre of Romance
Host Arnold Moss was featured in this 1944 Columbia Post Card promoting The Colgate Tooth Powder Theatre of Romance

Finally obtaining a sponsor for its well-produced Romance series, CBS relaunched the series on July 4th 1944 as The Colgate Tooth Powder Theatre of Romance--or simply, The Theatre of Romance. Colgate-Palmolive-Peet, having already sponsored radio's first "Theatre of Romance" in 1935, found the CBS production a natural extension of its decade-earlier promotional effort. In Radio, as well in as the Advertising Industry, leverage was an important promotional element. Having already established its connection with Theatre of Romance, the longer, 30-minute format of Colgate Tooth Powder's Theatre of Romance leant itself to even greater promotional possibilities.

Already a well-written and produced series as a sustaining feature, The Colgate Tooth Powder Theatre of the Romance added even more luster to the production with the addition of rising Stage and Radio star Arnold Moss as the host of the new series.

Having completed sixty installments, The Colgate Tooth Powder Theatre of the Romance morphed into The Colgate-Halo Theatre of Romance for the Fall Season of 1945 which premiered on September 4th 19
45. The renamed series more aggressively Colgate's Halo Shampoo along with several of Colgate-Palmolive-Peet's other health and hygeine products. Continuing to actively promote Halo Shampoo, Colgate ultimately streamlined the title of the production to simply Theatre of Romance, under "double-feature sponsorship": Halo Shampoo and Colgate Tooth Powder. Thus renamed, the series continued to air for sixty-three more installments, ultimately leaving the air with its holiday production of "Cindrella" on December 11th 1946.

CBS continues airing Romance--sustained--from 1947 to 1950

Recognizing the continuing value of its Romance series, CBS wisely continued sustaining Romance--in various fomats--for the following three and a half years. Nor did CBS stint on its history of fine production values for the Romance and Theatre of Romance series' that preceded it. As either CBS Presents Romance, Romance, or Your Theater of Romance, CBS found its various Romance series' an invaluable impromptu or Summer replacements for several of its more popular programs of the era.

Wrigley's Spearmint Gum picks Romance for the Summer of 1950

When the Wrigley's Spearmint Gum-sponsored Life With Luigi took its 1950 Summer vacation, Wrigley's chose CBS' Romance as Life With Luigi's placeholder. Wrigley's did the same, the following Summer of 1951--a Summer replacement for Lux's long running Radio Theatre.

Lux sponsors The Lux Hour of Romance and Mystery

During the 1952 Summer hiatus of Lux's Radio Theatre, Lux tried a novel approach for a Summer replacement for it's hour's worth of prime timeslots: two half-hour programs--Romance and Broadway Is My Beat. As might be expected, Romance filled the 'romance' portion of the hour and Broadway Is My Beat served as the 'mystery' portion of the hour. It was an interesting, albeit short-lived, concept; Lux dropped the 'two-fer' after the first six installments. Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum picked up tab for the remainder of the Summer of 1952--yet again renaming the series simply "Romance."

1952's Fall brings Jergens' Hollywood Playhouse of Romance

Finding yet another full-time sponsor for Romance, CBS and Jergens' Lotion retooled the series as Jergens' Hollywood Playhouse of Romance, premiering on September 4th 1952. Holding great promise, CBS and Jergens jointly promoted the series in newspapers and magazines via elaborate spot ads and talent teasers. But in spite of the continued big name talent, full-boat sponsor and prime timeslot, Jergens opted out of its sponsorship after only nineteen episodes.

In all fairness to Romance, the early 1950s were a period of rather ruthless talent and program poaching between CBS and NBC. By the time the dust had settled, CBS had managed to steal five major programs and name talents from NBC, while NBC was only able to coax two of CBS' major programs into the NBC fold. Needless to say, those three years of rather messy skirmishes and legal battles played the devil with a great deal of both Networks' primetime Radio schedules.

CBS takes Romance to the finish line as a sustaining feature

The compartive utility of a network-sustained Radio feature had radically evolved over Radio's first 30 years. By the mid-1950s it was the rare radio production indeed that commanded a full-time, dedicated sponsor for it's programming. The more common paradigm of the era was an elaborate combination of local, regional and national network feeds which were then sliced, diced, disassembled then reassembled with between three and seven sponsors for any given half-hour or full-hour segment of programming.

Under such circumstances, given a sufficiently strong and well-established following, a well-written, well-produced dramatic feature could still command a strong, extremely loyal audience well into the 1950s--with or without a major sponsor. While the network feed would have emanated over the network sans local or regional commercials, by the time that same feed--or transcribed feature--reached its target local market, it might well have acquired as many as four or five commercial inserts or PSAs along the way. And of course any number of those inserts may well have been promotions of other programming in the CBS lineup. From the network's standpoint it was a win-win--providing that the target audience remained loyal.

And as it turned out, CBS had indeed found an extremely loyal demographic for its sustaining Romance series: mid-Saturday-morning housewives. As unlikely as it might seem, Romance managed to hold this demographic's loyalty for the remaining four years between January 1953 and January 1957--on the same day and in the same timeslot . . . and without a major sponsor. Ah, the power of Romance.

Series Derivatives:

Romance; Colgate Tooth Powder's Theatre of Romance; Colgate Theater of Romance; The Theatre of Romance; Your Theatre of Romance; Colgate-Halo Theatre of Romance; Columbia Presents Romance; The Lux Hour of Romance and Mystery; Jergens Hollywood Playhouse of Romance
Genre: Anthology of Golden Age Radio Romance and Adventure Dramas
Network(s): Mutual; CBS; The AFRS
Audition Date(s) and Title(s): Unknown
Premiere Date(s) and Title(s): 35-04-30 01 Title Unknown

43-04-19 01 Smilin' Through

44-07-04 01 Goodbye Mr Chips

54-05-22 01 Frenchman's Creek
Run Dates(s)/ Time(s): Theatre of Romance:
35-04-30 t0 35-08-23; Mutual [WOR]; Thirty-four, two-per-week, 15-minute programs

Romance:
43-04-19 to 44-06-20; CBS; Fifty-eight, 30-minute programs;

Colgate Tooth Powder's Theatre of Romance:
44-07-04 to 46-12-11; CBS; One Hundred Twenty-three, 30-minute programs; Tuesday evenings

54-05-22 to 57-01-05; CBS [KNX]; One Hundred Thirty-eight, 25-minute programs;
Syndication:
Sponsors: Crystal White Soap; Colgate Tooth Powder; Palmolive Soap; Halo Shampoo; Lux Soap (Lux Soap Flakes, Lux Toilet Soap); Lever Bros. ( Shadow-Wave Home Permanent); The Drug, Costmetics and Allied Industries; Wrigley's Gum (Spearmint); Jergens
Director(s): Marx Loeb, Charles Vanda, Albert Ward, Norm Macdonald; Het Manheim; Fred MacKaye; William Froug; Anthony Ellis; William N. Robson;
Principal Actors: Madeline Carroll, Peter Donald, Sarah Burton, Alfred Shirley, Alice Frost, Myron McCormick, Julie Haydon, Ted Osborne, Betty Lou Gerson, Whitfield Connor, Herb Butterfield, Ben Wright, Bob Bailey, Jeanne Bates, William Conrad, Parley Baer, Barbara Jean Wong, Byron Kane, Virginia Gregg, Lou Krugman, Howard McNear, Irene Tedrow, Don Diamond, Ted deCorsia, Fritz Feld, Joyce McCluskey, Jack Kruschen, John Dehner, Hans Conreid, Ted Bliss, Paul Frees, Jeanette Nolan, Joan Banks, Barney Phillips, Shep Mencken, Larry Dobkin, Sammy Ogg, Dorothy Vaughn, Hy Averback, Harry Bartell, Nestor Paiva, Jack Moyles, Sammie Hill, Sam Edwards, Jean Howell, John Cranston, Dolores Pinar, Eleanor Tannin, Charlie Lung, Eddie Firestone, Ellen Morgan, G. Stanley Jones, Peggy Webber, Ralph Moody, Anthony Ellis, John Stevenson, Gloria Gordon, Norm Alden, Larry Thor, Barbara Whiting, Doris Singleton, Robert Nathan, Jay Novello, Edgar Barrier, Thurle Ravenscroft, June Foray, Pinto Colvieg, Tony Barrett, Stacey Harris, Mary Jane Croft, Richard Crenna, Don Diamond, Barbara Eiler, Chet Stratton, Cathy Lewis, Bruce Barlow, William Conrad, Charlotte Lawrence, Victor Rodman, Alice Backus, Karl Swenson, Gertrude Warner, Peggy Conklin, Peter Donald, Joan Banks, Richard Kollmar, Joan Alexander, Claire Niesen, Joan Wetmore, Shirley Booth, Ralph Bellamy, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ruth Chatterton, Victor Jory, Mary Astor, Paul Lukas, Vickie Vola, Claude Rains, Helmut Dantine, Walter Abel, Bonita Granville, Martha Scott, Constance Cummings, Sonny Tufts, Anne Baxter, Lloyd Nolan, Will Geer, John Hodiak, Ed Begley, Anthony Quinn, Judith Evelyn, Michael O'Shea, Larry Haines, Ann Shephard, Van Johnson, Susan Peters, Humphrey Bogart, Joseph Cotten, Loretta Young, Robert Walker, Vincent Price, Robert Alda, Ronald Colman, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Janis Paige, John Garfield, Henry Fonda, James Stewart, Melvyn Douglas, Robert Taylor, Joan Bennett, Gregory Peck, Cathy Lewis, Edward Arnold, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Cary Grant, Shirley Temple, Robert Young, Errol Flynn, Joan Lorring, Ida Lupino, Gerald Mohr, Lurene Tuttle, Joan Blondell, Howard Duff, Edward G. Robinson, Linda Watkins, Chester Stratton, Sharon Douglas, Lois Corbet, Constance Cavendish, Estelle Dodge, Lorette Filbrandt, Frances Robinson, Raymond Burr,
Recurring Character(s): None
Protagonist(s):
Author(s): Charles Jackson, Ben W. Levy, James Hilton, Daphne duMaurier, Ambrose Bierce, Friedrich Gerstäcker, Robert Nathan, William Kenealy, Anton Chekhov, Charles B. Smith, Ted Pittinger, Jules Maitland, Frank Stockton, Robert Carson, Don Brown, Somerset Maugham, Benn Levy, Sir Arthur Pinero, A.J. Cronin, George S. Kaufmann, Moss Hart, Sidney Howard, Robert F. Sherwood, Rachel Crothers, Somerset Maugham, Keith Winters, Clifford Odets, Maxwell Anderson, Jane Austin, Daphne Du Maurier, Ben Hecht, Booth Tarkington, Wilbur Daniels Steele
Writer(s) Albert R. Perkins, [Script supervisor]
John Mestin [Editorial supervisor]
Jean Holloway, Charles Gussman, Norm Macdonald, Joseph Hergesheimer, E. Jack Neuman, John C. Fleming, Lois Evey, James Street, Herb Purdum, Eric Knight, Ed Lacey, Christopher Anthony, John Cleary, Sigmund Berg, Les Crutchfield, Kathleen Hite, Leonard St. Clair, Morton Fine, David Friedkin, Ross Murray, Don Yarrow, John Dunkle, John Dawson, William Froug, William N. Robson, Walter Brown Newman, Charles Smith, Sylvia Richards, Adrien Gendou, Joseph Slotkin, Francis Van Hartesfeld, Jules Maitland, Shelby Gordon, Irene Winston, Gil Doud, Tony Barrett,
Music Direction: Charles Paul, Lud Gluskin, Alfredo Antonini, Eddie Dunstedter [Music Director]
Ben Ludlow, Alexander Semmler, Harry Simeon, Earle Towner, Jerry Goldsmith, Amerigo Moreno, Alexander Courage [Music Supervisors]
Tom Hanley, Bill James, Ray Kemper [Special effects]
Musical Theme(s): Charles Paul
Jerry Goldsmith
Announcer(s): "Miss Romance," Frank Gallup, Arnold Moss, Frank Graham, Tom Hanlin, Sandy Becker [Hosts]

Del Sharbutt, Frank Graham [Colgate commercial spokesmen]

Bob Stevenson [Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum spokesman]

Sidney Smith, Lee Vines, Hugh Douglas, Roy Rowan, Bob Stevenson, Bill Anders, Gil Warren, George Walsh, Dick Cutting, James Matthews, Dan Cubberly, Joe Walters, Jack Hattick, Larry Thor
Estimated Scripts or
Broadcasts:
494
Episodes in Circulation: 210
Total Episodes in Collection: 210
Provenances:
Newspaper listings; Radio Scripts; 1930-2001.

Notes on Provenances:

The most helpful provenances were newspaper listings.

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OTRisms:

Let's forever dispense with the utterly absurd, crackpot conjecture circulating throughout 'the OTR World' that Theatre of Romance and Romance were simply 'filler' programming:

  • Theatre of Romance and Romance spanned twenty-two years and over 490 installments during those twenty-two years.
  • Throughout those twenty-two years, Romance found at least four major, repeat sponsors--for contiguous runs of as many as 120 weekly episodes.
  • During most of its CBS runs, Romance commanded the greatest Film, Stage and Radio talent available during the era for leading--as well as supporting--roles in its dramas.
  • Even as a sustaining production, CBS' Romance continued to provide the highest production values, writing talent and West Coast Radio voice talent for its radioplays--right to the very end.

A 'filler program'? Really? Who makes this nonsense up? . . . and how does it manage to spread so pervasively throughout the Radio Collecting Hobby? 'Vanity book' authors? OTR Blogs? How exactly? Even more to the point, who in their right mind would trust these absurd sources and their predominately plagiarized--and uniformly inaccurate--tripe?

Four hundred ninety-four predominately half-hour programs spanning twenty-two years? Stars of the caliber of:

  • Cary Grant
  • Jimmy Stewart
  • John Garfield
  • Henry Fonda
  • Joan Bennett
  • John Hodiak
  • Anthony Quinn
  • Van Johnson
  • Susan Peters
  • Humphrey Bogart
  • Joseph Cotten
  • Loretta Young
  • Robert Walker
  • Vincent Price
  • Robert Alda
  • Ronald Colman
  • Sir Cedric Hardwicke
  • Janis Paige
  • Melvyn Douglas
  • Robert Taylor
  • Gregory Peck
  • Edward Arnold
  • Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
  • Shirley Temple
  • Robert Young
  • Errol Flynn
  • Ida Lupino
  • Edward G. Robinson

Did stars of the caliber and fame of those immediately above star in half-hour long 'filler programs'? And with full-boat orchestras lead by the likes of Lud Gluskin, Alfredo Antonini, Eddie Dunstedter, Alexander Semmler, Jerry Goldsmith, Amerigo Moreno, and Alexander Courage? Really? In what alternate universe is talent like that listed above deemed 'network filler'?!?

We're frankly well beyond trusting the 'OTR World' any longer for anything of historical validity, integrity or substance. The OTR Industry has proved itself time and time again to be nothing more than a radio hobby version of the now infamous astroturf Tea Party: just making it up as they go, with no respect whatsoever for historical facts, truth, principles nor human logic.

In point of fact, Romance and Theatre of Romance, in their various manifestations over the years, were some of the most well-received, popular, durable and well-produced romance and adventure genre programs of The Golden Age of Radio. But 'filler' ? Not by a long shot.


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Theatre of Romance Radio Program Log [1935 Colgate Run for Crystal White Soap]

Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
35-04-23
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35-04-23 New York Times
9:30--Studio Orchestra
35-04-26
--
--
35-04-26 New York Times
9:30--WOR--Health--Dr. J.F. Montague
35-04-30
1
Title Unknown
N
35-04-30 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-05-03
2
Title Unknown
N
35-05-03 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-05-07
3
Title Unknown
N
35-05-07 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-05-10
4
Title Unknown
N
35-05-10 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-05-14
5
Title Unknown
N
35-05-14 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-05-17
6
Title Unknown
N
35-05-17 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-05-21
7
Title Unknown
N
35-05-21 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-05-24
8
Title Unknown
N
35-05-24 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-05-28
9
Title Unknown
N
35-05-28 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-05-31
10
Title Unknown
N
[Begin Vacation Contest]

35-05-31 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-06-04
11
Title Unknown
N
35-06-04 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-06-07
12
Title Unknown
N
35-06-07 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-06-11
13
Title Unknown
N
35-06-11 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-06-14
14
Title Unknown
N
35-06-14 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-06-18
15
Title Unknown
N
35-06-18 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-06-21
16
Title Unknown
N
35-06-21 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-06-25
17
Title Unknown
N
35-06-25 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-06-28
18
Title Unknown
N
35-06-28 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-07-02
19
Title Unknown
N
35-07-02 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-07-05
20
Title Unknown
N
35-07-05 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-07-09
21
Title Unknown
N
35-07-09 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-07-12
22
Title Unknown
N
35-07-12 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-07-16
23
Title Unknown
N
35-07-16 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-07-19
24
Title Unknown
N
35-07-19 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-07-23
25
Title Unknown
N
35-07-23 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-07-26
26
Title Unknown
N
35-07-26 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-07-30
27
Title Unknown
N
35-07-30 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-08-02
28
Title Unknown
N
35-08-02 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-08-06
29
Title Unknown
N
35-08-06 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-08-09
30
Title Unknown
N
35-08-09 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-08-13
31
Title Unknown
N
35-08-13 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-08-16
32
Title Unknown
N
35-08-16 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-08-20
33
Title Unknown
N
35-08-20 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-08-23
34
Title Unknown
N
35-08-23 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Theatre of Romance
35-08-27
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35-08-27 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Story Teller's House
35-08-30
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35-08-30 New York Times
9:30-WOR--Bill Huggins, Songs





The Romance and Theatre of Romance Radio Program Logs

Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
43-04-12
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--
43-04-12 New York Times
11:15-WABC--War Loan Drive Show: What Price Victory: Deems Taylor, Conrad Nagel, Gertrude Berg, Walter Grose Orchestra; Others.
43-04-19
1
Smilin' Through
N
[Premiere of "Romance," sustaining]

43-04-19 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Play:
Smilin' Through

43-04-19 Mason City Globe-Gazette
"Smilin' Through"
"Smilin' Through," the tenderly beautiful story of a love that was stronger than life itself, is dramatized on KGLO-CBS "Romance" series which has its premiere Monday at 10:30 p. m. The radio adaptation of the famous play is by Charles Jackson.
43-04-26
2
Berkeley Square
N
43-04-26 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Play:
Berkeley Square

43-04-24 Mason City Globe-Gazette

FAMOUS LOVE
STORY ON AIR

"Berkeley Square" to
Be Given on "Romance"

     "Berkeley Square," the famous love story of a modern man for a woman who lived nearly 200 years ago, is presented by the KGLO-CBS "Romance" series on Monday from 10:30 to 11 p. m.
               * * *
     One of the most successful plays of the American stage, it starred Leslie Howard as the man who changed places with his ancestor of the same name—Peter Standish.  In the life of the modern Peter, events of the past, present and future are mingled.
               * * *
     Although the early Peter loved and married Kate Pettigrew, his cousin, the modern Peter fell in love with Kate's sister, Helen.  For a brief space, the two stand out in time eternal.  A highlight of the love story is Helen's vision of the
future as she sees the world of the twentieth century in Peter's eyes.
     "Berkeley Square" is the second in the "Romance" series, which is produced in answer to audience demands for love stories created with simplicity and sincerity.  Earle McGill is the producer, and Marx Loch the director.  Narrator for the program is Kaye Brinker, the girl with the "Voice of Romance."

43-05-03
3
There's Always Juliet
N
43-05-03 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Play:
There's Always Juliet. With Judith Evelyn
43-05-10
4
Wuthering Heights
N
43-05-10 New York Times
11:30-WABC--
Wuthering Heights; Katherine Cordell and Arnold Moss
43-05-17
5
Firebrand
N
43-05-17 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Play:
Firebrand
43-05-24
6
Accent On Youth
N
43-05-24 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Play:
Accent on Youth
43-05-31
7
Seventh Heaven
N
43-05-31 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Romance--Play
43-06-07
8
The Bride the Sun Shines On
N
43-06-07 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Play:
Bride the Sun Shines On
43-06-14
9
If I Were King
N
43-06-14 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Play:
If I Were King
43-06-21
10
One Sunday Afternoon
N
43-06-21 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Play:
One Sunday Afternoon
43-06-28
11
Camille
N
43-06-28 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Play:
Camille. With Judith Evelyn
43-07-05
12
Someone Else
N
43-07-05 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Romance--Play
43-07-12
13
The Three Musketeers
N
43-07-12 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Play:
The Three Musketeers
43-07-19
14
The Sun Field
N
43-07-19 New York Times
9:00-WABC--Play--
The Sun Field. With Claudia Morgan and Frank Lovejoy
43-07-26
15
The Apple Tree
N
43-07-26 New York Times
9:00-WABC--Play--
The Apple Tree. With James Monks and Others
43-08-02
16
Michael and Mary
N
43-08-02 New York Times
9:00-WABC--Play--
Michael and Mary
43-08-09
17
Portrait of Jennie
N
43-08-09 New York Times
9:00-WABC--Play--
Portrait of Jennie. With House Jameson, Others
43-08-16
18
The Scarlet Pimpernel
N
43-08-16 New York Times
9:00-WABC--Play--
The Scarlet Pimpernel; Eric Dressler, John Moore and A.J. Herbert
43-08-23
19
Lady Hamilton
Y
43-08-23 New York Times
9:00-WABC--Play--
Lady Hamilton. With Madeleine Carroll

Announces
Mrs. Moonlight as next
43-08-30
20
Mrs Moonlight
Y
43-08-30 New York Times
9:00-WABC--Play--
Mrs. Moonlight

Announces
Wild Oranges as next
43-09-06
21
Wild Oranges
N
[New Time]

43-09-06 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Romance--Play:
Wild Oranges
43-09-13
22
The Story of Robert Burns
N
43-09-13 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Romance--Play:
The Story of Robert Burns
43-09-20
23
Dark Victory
Y
43-09-20 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Romance--Play:
Dark Victory, With Carl Frank, Barbara Weeks

Announces
The Barker as next
43-09-27
24
The Barker
Y
43-09-27 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Romance--Play:
The Barker

Announces
The Prisoner of Zenda as next
43-10-04
25
The Prisoner of Zenda
N
43-10-04 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Romance--Play:
Prisoner of Zenda
43-10-11
26
Don't Ever Love Me
N
43-10-11 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Romance--Play:
Don't Ever Love Me, With Judith Evelyn and Henry Daniell
43-10-18
27
The Shining Hour
N
43-10-18 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Romance--Play:
The Shining Hour
43-10-25
28
Elizabeth of Austria
Y
43-10-25 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Romance--Play: Elizabeth of Austria

Announces
Daddy Long Legs as next
43-11-01
29
Daddy Long Legs
Y
43-11-01 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Romance--Play--
Daddy Long Legs

Announces
Rupert of Hentzau as next
43-11-08
--
Preempted
--
43-11-08 New York Times
11:15-WABC--Tenth Anniversary Congess of the National Council of American-Soviet Friendship; Soviet Ambassador Andrel A. Gromyko, Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes, Speakers; From Madison Square Garden

43-11-08 Mason City Globe-Gazette
ANTHONY HOPE'S "
RUPERT OF HENTZAU." THE SEQUEL TO THE PRISONER OF ZENDA," IS HEARD ON KGLO-CBS' "ROMANCE" SERIES, MONDAY, AT 10:30 P. M.
43-11-15
30
Rupert of Hentzau
N
43-11-15 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Romance--Play--
Rupert of Hentzau
43-11-22
31
Squaring The Circle
N
43-11-22 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Romance--Play:
Squaring the Circle
43-11-30
32
Accent On Youth
N
43-11-30 Wisconsin State Journal
9 p.m.--Romance (WBBM): Joan Blondell in "Accent on Youth."
43-12-07
33
Berkley Square
N
43-12-07 New York Times
10:00-WABC--Play:
Berkeley Square. With Brian Aherne
43-12-14
34
Dark Victory
N
43-12-14 New York Times
10:00-WABC--Play--Dark Victory
43-12-21
--
Preempted
--
43-12-21 New York Times
10:00-WABC--All Star Show. With Ray Noble orchestra, Spike Jones City Slickers, Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Fred Allen, Bob Burns, Dorothy Lamour, Don Ameche, Jose Iturbi; Speakers, Secretary of Agriculture Claude R. Wickard, Dr. Robert R. Williams
43-12-28
35
Jane Eyre
N
43-12-28 New York Times
10:00-WABC--Play--Romance
44-01-04
36
Goodbye, Mr Chips
N
44-01-04 Wisconsin State Journal
9 p.m.--Romance (WBBM): James Hilton's "Good-Bye, Mr. Chips."
44-01-11
37
Peg O' My Heart
N
44-01-11 Wisconsin State Journal
9 p.m.--Romance (WBBM): "Peg O' My Heart."
44-01-18
38
Squaring The Circle
N
44-01-18 Wisconsin State Journal
9 p.m.--Romance (WBBM): "
Squaring the Circle," popular Russian farce.

44-01-18 New York Times
10:00-WABC--Play--
Squaring the Circle
44-01-25
39
Elizabeth of Austria
Y
[Frank Gallup takes over as the host; Same star as 43-10-25 but different supporting actors]

44-01-25 Wisconsin State Journal
9 p.m.--Romance (WBBM): Postponed presentation of Russian farce, "
Squaring the Circle."

44-01-25 New York Times
10:00-WABC--Play--
Squaring the Circle

Announces
Quiet Wedding as next
44-02-01
40
Quiet Wedding
Y
44-02-01 New York Times
10:00-WABC--Play--
Quiet Wedding
44-02-08
41
Manslaughter
N
44-02-08 Wisconsin State Journal
9 p.m.--Romance (WBBM): "
Manslaughter," story of a district attorney who must prosecute the woman he loves.
44-02-15
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Preempted
--
44-02-15 Wisconsin State Journal
9:00 War Loan Drive--WBBM

44-02-15 New York Times
10:00-WABC--Fourth War Loan Drive Show, From Washington
44-02-22
42
Seventh Heaven
Y
44-02-22 Wisconsin State Journal
9 p.m.--Romance (WBBM): "
Seventh Heaven."
44-02-29
43
A Lady In Love
Y
[New time]

44-02-29 Wisconsin State Journal
9:00 Red Cross Drive

44-02-29 New York Times
10:00-WABC--Red Cross Program


44-02-29 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Play--
A Lady In Love

Announces
My Man Godfrey as next
44-03-07
44
My Man, Godfrey
N
44-03-07 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Play--
My Man Godfrey
44-03-14
45
The Enchanted Hearth
N
44-03-14 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Play--
The Enchanted Hearth
44-03-21
46
The Farmer Takes A Wife
N
44-03-21 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Play--
The Farmer Takes a Wife
44-03-28
47
Title Unknown
N
44-03-28 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Romance--Play
44-04-04
48
Trelawney Of the Wells
N
44-04-04 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Play--
Trelawney of the Wells
44-04-11
49
Death Takes A Holiday
N
44-04-11 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Play:
Death Takes a Holiday, Judith Evelyn, Henry Daniell
44-04-18
50
Jane Eyre
N
44-04-18 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Play-
-Jane Eyre, with Leslie Woods, Martin Gabel
44-04-25
51
Petticoat Fever
Y
44-04-25 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Play--
Petticoat Fever
44-05-02
52
Romantic Young Lady
N
44-05-02 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Play--
Romantic Young Lady
44-05-09
53
One Sunday Afternoon
N
44-05-09 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Play--
One Sunday Afternoon
44-05-16
54
Excess Baggage
N
44-05-16 New York Times
11:30-WABC--
Excess Baggage
44-05-23
55
Love Song
Y
44-05-23 New York Times
11:30-WABC--
Love Song--Play

Announces
Holiday as next
44-05-30
56
Holiday
N
44-05-30 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Play--
Holiday, With Peggy Conklin, Clayton Collyer
44-06-06
57
Pride and Prejudice
Y
44-06-06 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Play:
Pride and Prejudice

Announces
The Boomerang as next
44-06-13
--
Preempted
--
44-06-13 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Pastor Orchestra
44-06-20
58
The Boomerang
N
44-06-20 New York Times
11:30-WABC--Play--Boomerang

44-06-20 The Findlay Republican
"
The Boomerang ," 1915 romantic comedy success on Broadway, will be revived in a r adio adaptation over CBS Tuesday at 11:30 p. m. on its " Romance" series.
44-06-27
--
--
44-06-27 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 Judy Canova--WBBM WCCO





44-07-04
1
Goodbye, Mr Chips
Y
[Premiere of Colgate Tooth Powder's Theatre of Romance]

44-07-03 Wisconsin State Journal
Tuesday 7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM):
new series; "Goodbye, Mr. Chips."

44-07-04 New York Times
8:30-WABC--Play--
Goodbye, Mr. Chips. With Gertrude Warner, Karl Swenson

Arnold Moss announces
My Man Godfrey as next
44-07-11
2
My Man, Godfrey
Y
44-07-11 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Peggy Conklin and Peter Donald in "
My Man Godfrey."

Arnold Moss announces
Stage Door as next
44-07-18
3
Stage Door
Y
44-07-04 New York Times
8:30-WABC--Play--
Stage Door. With Joan Banks, Richard Kollmar, Joan Alexander, Others

Arnold Moss announces
Having Wonderful Time as next
44-07-25
4
Having Wonderful Time
N
44-07-25 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): "
Having Wonderful Time," comedy of summer romance in the Catskills.
44-08-01
5
The Barker
Y
44-08-01 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Elspeth Eric and Eric Dressler in "
The Barker," tale of romance in a carnival.

Arnold Moss announces
Lady Hamilton as next
44-08-08
6
Lady Hamilton
Y
44-08-08 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Gertrude Warner and Peter Donald in historical drama, "
Lady Hamilton."

Arnold Moss announces
A Star Is Born as next
44-08-15
7
A Star Is Born
N
44-08-15 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Richard Kollmar and Claire Niesen in "
A Star Is Born."
44-08-22
8
There's Always Juliet
N
44-08-22 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): "
There's Always Juliet," with Barbara Weeks and Karl Swenson.
44-08-29
9
Pride and Prejudice



N
44-08-29 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): dramatization of "
Pride and Prejudice."

44-08-29 Mason City Globe-Gazette
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE," a dramatization of Jane Austen's famous novel, is scheduled for presentation on "Colgate Theater of Romance" Tuesday at 7:30 p. m. Marx Loeb produces and directs. Ben Ludlow is in charge of music.

Arnold Moss announces
Dark Victory as next
44-09-05
10
Dark Victory
N
44-09-05 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Lesley Woods and Carl Frank in "
Dark Victory."
44-09-12
11
The Philidelphia Story
N
44-09-12 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): "
The Philadelphia Story."
44-09-19
12
Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning
N
44-09-19 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Doris Dalton and Martin Gable in "
Elizabeth Barrett and Browning."
44-09-26
13
Accent On Youth
N
44-09-26 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Julie Stevens and House Jameson in "
Accent on Youth."
44-10-03
14
Death Takes A Holiday
N
44-10-03 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Julie Haydon and Raymond Edward Johnson in "
Death Takes a Holiday."
44-10-10
15
Excess Baggage
N
44-10-10 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): "
Excess Baggage," drama of barnstorming days of vaudeville.
44-10-17
16
Waterloo Bridge
N
44-10-17 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Robert F. Sherwood's "
Waterloo Bridge."
44-10-24
17
Let Us Be Gay
N
44-10-24 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Rachel Crothers' "
Let Us Be Gay," starring Richard Kollmar and Joy Hathaway.
44-10-31
18
The Last Of Mrs Cheyney
N
44-10-31 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Mary Astor and Eric Dressler in "
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney.
44-11-07
--
Preempted
--
44-11-07 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 Theater of Romance--WBBM

44-11-07 New York Times
8:00-WABC--Election Returns Throughout the Evening
44-11-14
19
Soldier's Wife
N
44-11-14 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Martha Scott and Myron McCormick in "
Soldier's Wife."
44-11-21
20
Bachelor Mother
Y
[Edited, poor recording]

44-11-21 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Shirley Booth in "
Bachelor Mother."

Arnold Moss announces
Intermezzo as next
44-11-28
21
Intermezzo
Y
44-11-28 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Ralph Bellamy in "
Intermezzo."

Arnold Moss announces
Rendezvous at Mayerling as next
44-12-05
22
Rendezvous At Mayerling
Y
44-12-05 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Geraldine Fitzgerald in "
Rendezvous at Mayerling."

Arnold Moss announces
No Time for Comedy as next
44-12-12
23
No Time For Comedy
N
44-12-12 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): "
No Time for Comedy," with Ruth Chatterton.
44-12-19
24
Casablanca
Y
44-12-19 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Victor Jory in "
Casablanca."

Arnold Moss announces
The Messiah as next
44-12-26
25
The Messiah
N
[Christmas program]

44-12-26 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): original drama based on incidents connected with Handel's writing of "
The Messiah."
45-01-02
26
It Happened Tomorrow
Y
[New Year's program]

45-01-02 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Ralph Bellamy in "
It Happened Tomorrow."

Arnold Moss announces
The Letter as next
45-01-09
27
The Letter
N
[Begins performing before a live audience]

45-01-09 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Judith Evelyn in Somerset Maugham's "
The Letter."
45-01-16
28
The Dark Angel
N
45-01-16 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Miriam Hopkins in "
The Dark Angel."
45-01-23
29
Ball of Fire
Y
45-01-23 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Shirley Booth in "
Ball of Fire."

Arnold Moss announces
The Shining Hour as next
45-01-30
30
The Shining Hour
N
45-01-30 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Mary Astor in Keith Winter's "
The Shining Hour."
45-02-06
31
Lost Horizon
Y
45-02-06 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): James Hilton's "
Lost Horizon" with Paul Lukas.

Arnold Moss announces
Golden Boy as next
45-02-13
32
Golden Boy
N
45-02-13 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Claudia Morgan in "
Golden Boy" by Clifford Odets.
45-02-20
33
Destry Rides Again
N
45-02-20 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Claire Trevor in "
Destry Rides Again."
45-02-27
34
Springtime For Henry
Y
45-02-27 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Victor Moore in "
Springtime for Henry," by Benn Levy.

Arnold Moss announces
Blithe Spirit with Clifton Webb as next
45-03-06
35
The Man Who Came To Dinner
Y
45-03-06 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Clifton Webb in "
The Man Who Came to Dinner."

Arnold Moss announces
The Silver Cord as next
45-03-13
36
Silver Cord
N
45-03-13 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Sidney Howard's "
The Silver Cord."
45-03-20
37
The Citadel
Y
45-03-20 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Claude Rains stars in A.J. Cronin's "
The Citadel."

Arnold Moss announces
The Enchanted Cottage as next
45-03-27
38
The Enchanted Cottage
N
45-03-27 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Walter Abel in Sir Arthur Pinero's "
The Enchanted Cottage."
45-04-03
39
Saturday's Children
N
45-04-03 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Bonita Granville in "
Saturday's Children."
45-04-10
40
The Blue Danube
Y
45-04-10 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Martha Scott in "
The Blue Danube," original radio drama on life of Johann Strauss.

Arnold Moss announces
The White Cliffs as next
45-04-17
41
Penny Serenade
N
45-04-17 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): "
Penny Serenade" with Ralph Bellamy.
45-04-24
42
Burlesque
N
45-04-24 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Shirley Booth in "
Burlesque."
45-05-01
43
My Man Godfrey
N
45-05-01 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Clifton Webb in "
My Man, Godfrey."
45-05-08
44
Interference
N
45-05-08 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Helmut Dantine in "
Interference."
45-05-15
45
Call of the Siren
N
45-05-15 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Sonny Tufts in "
Call of the Siren."
45-05-22
46
The White Cliffs
Y
45-05-22 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Constance Cummings in "
The White Cliffs."

Arnold Moss announces
Jezebel as next
45-05-29
47
Jezebel
N
45-05-29 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Anne Baxter in "
Jezebel."
45-06-05
48
Winterset
N
45-06-05 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Margo in Maxwell Anderson's "
Winterset."
45-06-12
49
The Valiant
Y
45-06-12 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Lloyd Nolan in "
The Valiant."

Arnold Moss announces
Love Is News as next
45-06-19
50
Love Is News
Y
45-06-19 New York Times
8:30-WABC--Play--
Love Is News, With Faye Emerson, Dane Clark

Arnold Moss announces
The Informer as next
45-06-26
51
The Informer
Y
45-06-26 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): "
The Informer," drama of days of Irish Republican army.

Arnold Moss announces
The Man Without a Country as next
45-07-03
52
The Man Without A Country
N
[Independence Day program]

45-07-03 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): John Hodiak in "
The Man Without a Country."
45-07-10
53
Anne of Green Gables
N
45-07-10 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Peggy Ann Garner in "
Anne of Green Gables."
45-07-17
54
Suspicion
Angel Street
Y
45-07-17 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Judith Evelyn and Anthony Quinn in "
Angel Street."

45-07-17 New York Times
8:30-WABC--Play--
Suspicion, With Anthony Quinn, Judith Evelyn

Arnold Moss announces
Bringing Up Baby as next
45-07-24
55
Bringing Up Baby
Y
45-07-24 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 Theater of Romance--WBBM

45-07-24 New York Times
8:30-WABC--Play--
Bringing Up Baby, With Michael O'Shea

Arnold Moss announces
Made For Each Other as next
45-07-31
56
Made For Each Other
N
45-07-31 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Dane Clark in "
Made For Each Other."
45-08-07
57
My Sister Eileen
Y
45-08-07 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Comedienne Shirley Booth stars in "
My Sister Eileen."

Arnold Moss announces
Miracle in the Rain as next
45-08-14
58
Miracle In the Rain
N
45-08-14 New York Times
8:30-WABC--Play--
Miracle in the Rain; Larry Haines, Ann Shephard
45-08-21
59
Heaven Can Wait
Y
45-08-21 New York Times
8:30-WABC--Play--
Heaven Can Wait

Arnold Moss announces
Mary, Queen of Scots as next
45-08-28
60
Mary, Queen of Scots
Y
45-08-28 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Gertrude Warner in "
Mary, Queen of Scots."

Arnold Moss announces
Seventh Heaven as next





45-09-04
61
Seventh Heaven
Y
[Production moves to Hollywood; Series renamed Colgate-Halo Theatre of Romance; Frank Graham becomes host; Cracked master]

45-09-04 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Van Johnson and Susan Peters in "
Seventh Heaven."

Frank Graham announces
Conflict as next
45-09-11
62
Conflict
Y
[ Cracked master]

45-09-11 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Humphrey Bogart in "
Conflict," recreates his recent movie role of the perfect husband who commits "the perfect crime."

Frank Graham announces
One Life to Lose as next
45-09-18
63
One Life To Lose
Y
45-09-18 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Joseph Cotten in "
One Live to Give."

45-09-18 New York Times
8:30-WABC--Play--One Life to Give, With Joseph Cotten

Frank Graham announces
Hired Wife as next
45-09-25
64
Hired Wife
Y
45-09-25 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 Theater of Romance--WBBM

45-09-25 New York Times
8:30-WABC--Play--
Hired Wife, With Loretta Young, Others

Loretta Young announces
Vivacious Lady as next
45-10-02
65
Vivacious Lady
Y
45-10-02 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Robert Walker stars in "
Vivacious Lady."

Frank Graham announces
Angel Street as next
45-10-09
66
Angel Street
Y
45-10-09 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Vincent Price, Anne Baxter, and Sir Cedric Hardwicke in "
Angel Street."

Anne Baxter announces
Reverie as next
45-10-16
67
Reverie
Y
45-10-16 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Ronald Colman in "
Reverie," based on life of composer, Debussy.

Ronald Colman announces
Forty-Second Street as next
45-10-23
68
Forty-Second Street
Y
45-10-23 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Robert Alda and Janis Paige in "
Dust Be My Destiny."

Robert Alda announces
Dust Be My Destiny as next
45-10-30
69
Dust Be My Destiny
Y
45-10-30 New York Times
8:30-WABC--Play--
Dust Be My Destiny, With John Garfield

John Garfield announces
Herbert Marshall in To Mary, With Love as next
45-11-06
70
To Mary, With Love
Y
45-11-06 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Herbert Marshall in "
To Mary, With Love."

Melvyn Douglas announces
To Mary, With Love as next
45-11-13
71
Casanova Brown
Y
45-11-13 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Henry Fonda in "
Casanova Brown."

Henry Fonda announces
No Time for Comedy as next
45-11-20
72
No Time For Comedy
Y
45-11-20 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): James Stewart in "
No Time for Comedy."

James Stewart announces
Penny Serenade as next
45-11-27
73
Penny Serenade
Y
45-11-27 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Robert Walker in "
Penny Serenade."

Robert Walker announces
Magnificent Obsession as next
45-12-04
74
Magnificent Obession
Y
45-12-04 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Robert Taylor in "
Magnificent Obsession."

Robert Taylor announces
Love Affair as next
45-12-11
75
Love Affair
Y
45-12-11 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Van Johnson and Susan Peters in "
Love Affair."

Van Johnson announces
One Way Passage as next
45-12-18
76
One-Way Passage
Y
45-12-18 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Humphrey Bogart and Joan Bennett in "
One Way Passage."

Frank Graham announces
The Messiah as next
45-12-25
77
The Messiah
Y
[Christmas program; Edward Arnold steps in for previously announced Paul Lukas]

45-12-25 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Paul Lukas in dramatization of incidents in Handel's life while creating "
The Messiah."

Cathy Lewis announces
Intermezzo as next
46-01-01
78
Intermezzo
Y
[New Years program; Poor master]

45-12-31 Wisconsin State Journal
Tuesday 7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM):
stars Gregory Peck.

Gregory Peck announces
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. as next star.
46-01-08
79
The Corsican Brothers
Y
46-01-08 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. in "
Wuthering Heights."

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. announces
The Ghost Goes West as next.
46-01-15
80
The Ghost Goes West
Y
46-01-15 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Cary Grant in "
The Ghost Goes West."

Cary Grant announces
Kid Gallahad as next.
46-01-22
81
Kid Gallahad
Y
6-01-22 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Wayne Morris and Claire Trevor in "
Kid Gallahad."

Wayne Morris announces
The Cradle Song as next.
46-01-29
82
The Cradle Song
Y
[Poor recording]

46-01-29 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Shirley Temple in "
The Cradle Song."

Frank Graham announces
Gentleman Jim as next.
46-02-05
83
Gentleman Jim
Y
[Poor recording]

46-02-05 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM):
Errol Flynn in "Gentleman Jim."

Errol Flynn announces
Death Takes a Holiday as next.
46-02-12
84
Death Takes A Holiday
Y
[Tom Hanlin as host; Poor recording]

46-02-12 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Alan Ladd in "
Death Takes a Holiday."

Alan Ladd announces
The Uninvited as next.
46-02-19
85
The Uninvited
Y
[Frank Graham returns as host; Poor recording]

46-02-19 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Ray Milland in "
The Uninvited."

Ray Milland announces
The Enchanted Cottage as next.
46-02-26
86
The Enchanted Cottage
Y
46-02-26 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Herbert Marshall and Robert Young in "
The Enchanted Cottage."

Robert Young announces
Random Harvest as next.
46-03-05
87
Random Harvest
Y
46-03-05 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Don Ameche in "
Random Harvest."

Don Ameche announces
Next Time We Love as next.
46-03-12
88
Next Time We Love
Y
[Muffled, poor recording]

46-03-12 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Joan Blondell and Gerald Mohr in "
Next Time We Love."

Joan Blondell announces
The Hard Way as next.
46-03-19
89
The Hard Way
Y
[Muffled, poor recording]

46-03-19 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM):
Robert Alda and Ida Lupino.

Ida Lupino announces
Woman in the Window as next.
46-03-26
90
The Woman In the Window
Y
46-03-26 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): "
Woman in the Window".

Edward G. Robinson announces
The Virginian as next.
46-04-02
91
The Virginian
N
[From New York]

46-04-02 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Wayne Morris in Owen Wister's "
The Virginian."
46-04-09
92
Jamaica Inn
N
46-04-09 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Louise Albriton in Daphne Du Maurier's "
Jamaica Inn."
46-04-16
93
The Glass Key
N
46-04-16 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Richard Conte in "
The Glass Key."
46-04-23
94
Wait For Me, Darling
N
46-04-23 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): "
Wait for Me, Darling," with Claudia Morgan.
46-04-30
95
Shadow Of A Doubt
N
46-04-30 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Brian Donlevy in "
Shadow of a Doubt."
46-05-07
96
Fifth Avenue Girl
N
46-05-07 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Lucille Ball in "
Fifth Avenue Girl."
46-05-14
97
Blood On the Sun
N
46-05-14 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Dane Clark and Jeanne Cagney in
"Blood On the Sun."
46-05-21
98
In Name Only
N
46-05-21 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Shirley Booth stars in "
In Name Only."
46-05-28
99
Don't Ever Love Me
N
46-05-28 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Karl Swenson and Jan Miner "
Don't Ever Love Me."
46-06-04
100
June Moon
N
46-06-04 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Eddie Bracken in "
June Moon."
46-06-11
101
There's Always Juliet
N
46-06-11 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Gertrude Warner and Don McLaughlin in "There's Always Juliet."
46-06-18
102
And Now Goodbye
N
46-06-18 Wisconsin State Journal - 6:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Brian Aherne in "And Now Goodbye."
46-06-25
103
A Gentleman Of the Press
N
46-06-25 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Peter Lawford in "A Gentleman of the Press."
46-07-02
104
Tovarich
N
46-07-02 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Mischa Auer and Minerva Pious in "Tovarich."
46-07-09
105
The Trial Of Mary Dugan
N
46-07-09 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Louise Albritton in "The Trial of Mary Dugan."
46-07-16
106
The Kind Lady
N
46-07-16 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Mady Christians in "The Kind Lady."
46-07-23
107
The Petrified Forest
N
46-07-23 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Robert Alda and Peggy Conklin in "
The Petrified Forest."
46-07-30
108
Curtain Call
N
46-07-30 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Vivian Blaine in "
Curtain Call."
46-08-06
109
Morning Glory
N
46-08-06 Wisconsin State Journal - 6:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Diana Lynn in "Morning Glory."
46-08-13
110
Broadway
N
46-08-13 New York Times - 8:30-WABC--Play--Broadway, With Carl Eastman, Ralph Bell, Peggy Stanley
46-08-20
111
Topaze
N
46-08-20 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Edward Everett Horton in "
Topaze."
46-08-27
112
The Letter
N
46-08-27 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Theater of Romance (WBBM): Miriam Hopkins as deceitful wife in "
The Letter."
46-09-03
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--
46-09-03 New York Times
8:30-WABC--Premiere: Mel Blume Show; Victor Miller's Orchestra
46-09-25
--
--
46-09-25 New York Times
5:30-WABC--Cimarron Tavern--Sketch
46-10-02
113
The Apple Tree
N
46-10-02 New York Times
5:30-WABC--Theatre of Romance: James Monks, in
the Apple Tree
46-10-09
114
Excess Baggage
N
46-10-09 New York Times
5:30-WABC--Theatre of Romance:
Excess Baggage, With Eric Dressler
46-10-16
115
The Farmer Takes A Wife
N
46-10-16 New York Times
5:30-WABC--Theatre of Romance:
Farmer Takes a Wife, With Bill Quinn
46-10-23
116
Somebody Else
N
46-10-23 New York Times
5:30-WABC--Theatre of Romance:
Somebody Else
46-10-30
117
Seventeen
N
46-10-30 New York Times
5:30-WABC--Theatre of Romance:
Seventeen
46-11-06
118
The Rich Boy
N
46-11-06 New York Times
5:30-WCBS--Theatre of Romance:
Rich Boy
46-11-13
119
Camille
N
46-11-13 New York Times - 5:30-WCBS--Theatre of Romance: Camille
46-11-20
120
The Camel's Back
N
46-11-20 New York Times
5:30-WCBS--Theatre of Romance:
The Camel's Back, with Leon Janney
46-11-27
121
The Isles of Spice and Romance
N
46-11-27 New York Times
5:30-WCBS--Theatre of Romance:
Isles of Spice and Romance--Chester Stratton
46-12-04
122
Young Woodley
N
46-12-04 New York Times
5:30-WCBS--Theatre of Romance:
Young Woodley, With Hugh Thomas
46-12-11
123
Cinderella
N
46-12-11 New York Times
5:30-WCBS--Theatre of Romance:
Cinderella
46-12-18
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--
46-12-18 New York Times
5:30-WCBS--Bouquet for You





47-04-16
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--
47-04-16 New York Times
7:30-WCBS--Adventures of Ellery Queen
47-04-23
1
There's Always Juliet
N
[Premiere of Columbia Presents Romance; sustaining]

47-04-23 New York Times
7:30-WCBS--Romance: There's Always Juliet; With Judith Evelyn and Karl Swenson
47-04-30
2
The Isles of Spice and Lilies
Y
47-04-30 New York Times
7:30-WCBS--Romance: Isles of Spice and Lillies

Announces
Petticoat Fever as next
47-05-07
3
Petticoat Fever
N
47-05-07 New York Times
7:30-WCBS--Romance:
Petticoat Fever
47-05-14
4
Kitty Foyle
N
47-05-14 New York Times
7:30-WCBS--Romance:
Kitty Foyle
47-05-21
5
One Sunday Afternoon
N
47-05-21 New York Times
7:30-WCBS--Romance:
One Sunday Afternoon
47-05-28
6
Pride and Prejudice
Y
47-05-28 New York Times
7:30-WCBS--Romance:
Pride and Prejudice

Announces
Seventeen as next
47-06-04
7
Seventeen
N
47-06-04 New York Times
7:30-WCBS--Romance:
Seventeen, by Booth Tarkington
47-06-11
8
The Apple Tree
N
47-06-11 New York Times
7:30-WCBS--Romance:
The Apple Tree, by John Galsworthy
47-06-18
9
June Moon
N
47-06-18 New York Times
7:30-WCBS--Romance:
June Moon
47-06-25
10
Peg O' My Heart
N
47-06-25 New York Times
7:30-WCBS--Romance:
Peg o' My Heart
47-06-30
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--
47-06-30 New York Times
7:30-WCBS--Club 15: Bob Crosby, Margaret Whiting, The Modernaires, Jerry Gray Orchestra;

10:00-WCBS--Screen Guild Players: The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, with Ida Lupino, Dick Powell.

47-07-07
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--
47-07-07 New York Times
7:30-WCBS--Club 15: Bob Crosby, Margaret Whiting, The Modernaires, Jerry Gray Orchestra;

10:00-WCBS--Screen Guild Players: My Reputation, With Alexis Smith and Wayne Morris.
47-07-14
11
Great Expectations
N
47-07-14 New York Times
10:00-WCBS--Romance:
Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens
47-07-21
12
My Man, Godfrey
Y
[Final program of the current series; Replaced by My Friend Irma]

47-07-21 New York Times
10:00-WCBS--Romance:
My Man Godfrey

Announces
"This is the final program on the current Romance series."
47-07-28
--
--
47-07-28 New York Times
10:00-WCBS--Comedy: My Friend Irma; Marie Wilson and Cathy Lewis





47-10-11
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--
47-10-11 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 Sound Off WBBM
47-10-18
1
The Rich Boy
N
[Replaces Sound Off]

47-10-18 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Romance (WBBM): returns to the air with F. Scott Fitzgerald's "
The Rich Boy."

47-10-17 Ogden Standard Examiner
Saturday
KSL--5:30--Romance (CBS)
47-10-25
2
The Camel's Back
N
47-10-25 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Romance (WBBM): "
The Camel's Back," story of a masquerade ball by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

47-10-25 New York Times
7:30-WCBS--Romance: The Camel's Back
47-11-01
3
The Outward Room
N
47-11-01 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Romance (WBBM): "
The Camel's Back."

47-11-01 New York Times
7:30-WCBS--Romance:
The Outward Room
47-11-08
4
The Light That Failed
N
47-11-08 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Romance (WBBM): Rudyard Kipling's "
The Light That Failed."
47-11-15
5
The Camel's Back
N
47-11-15 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Romance (WBBM): F. Scott Fitzgerald's farce, "
The Camel's Back."

47-11-15 New York Times
7:30-WCBS--Romance: The Camel's Back
47-11-22
6
She Loves Me Not
N
47-11-22 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Romance (WBBM): "
She Loves Me Not."
47-11-29
7
Jamaica Inn
N
47-11-29 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Romance (WBBM): "
Jamaica Inn" from Daphne Du Maurier's novel.
47-12-06
8
Personal Appearance
N
47-12-06 New York Times
7:30-WCBS--Romance:
Personal Appearance
47-12-13
9
Lorna Doone
N
47-12-13 Wisconsin State Journal
5:30 p.m.--Romance (WBBM): R.D. Blackmore's adventure novel, "
Lorna Doone."
47-12-20
10
Take A Letter To Santa Claus
N
[Christmas program]

47-12-20 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Romance (WBBM): Edward Hope's "
Take a Letter to Santa Claus."
47-12-27
11
Cocktail Reporter
N
47-12-27 Wisconsin State Journal
6:30 p.m.--Romance (WBBM): Paul Gallico's "
Cocktail Reporter."
48-01-03
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--
48-01-03 Janesville Daily Gazette
5:30 p. m.
WBBM—Western Theatre.

48-01-03 New York Times
7:30-WCBS--Abe Burrows Show

48-01-03 Chicago Daily Tribune
5:30-WBBM-Western Theatre.
6:30-WBBM-Abe Burrows.





48-01-28
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--
48-01-28 New York Times
9:30-WCBS--Sweeney and March, Comedy
48-02-04
1
The Outward Room
N
48-02-04 New York Times
9:30-WCBS--Romance:
The Outward Room
48-02-11
2
Pearls Are A Nuisance
N
48-02-11 New York Times
9:30-WCBS--Romance:
Pearls Are a Nuisance
48-02-18
3
The Citadel
N
48-02-18 New York Times
9:30-WCBS--Romance:
The Citadel
48-02-25
4
The Light That Failed
N
48-02-25 New York Times
9:30-WCBS--Romance: Rudyard Kipling's
The Light That Failed
48-03-03
5
In the Hands Of the Senecas
N
48-03-03 New York Times
9:30-WCBS--Romance:
In the Hands of the Senecas
48-03-10
6
The Little Minister
N
48-03-10 New York Times
9:30-WCBS--Romance:
The Little Minister, By James M. Barrie
48-03-17
7
The Apple Tree
N
48-03-17 New York Times
9:30-WCBS--Romance:
The Apple Tree, by John Galsworthy
48-03-24
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--
48-03-24 New York Times
9:30-WCBS--The Whistler--Play





48-06-28
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--
48-06-28 New York Times
10:30-WCBS--Screen Guild Players: Up in Central Park, With Deanna Durbin, Dick Haymes and Vincent Price
48-07-05
1
Cluny Brown
N
[Premiere of Your Theatre of Romance; Sustaining]

48-07-05 New York Times
10:30-WCBS--Romance:
Cluny Brown, with Les Tremayne, Linda Watkins
48-07-12
2
High Tension
N
48-07-12 New York Times
10:30-WCBS--Romance--Play

48-07-12 Wisconsin State Journal
8:30 p.m.--Romance (WBBM): William Wister Haines' novel, "
High Tension."
48-07-19
3
Dark Angel
N
48-07-19 New York Times
10:30-WCBS--Romance:
Dark Angel, With Les Tremayne, Linda Watkins
48-07-26
4
Cocktail Reporter
N
48-07-26 New York Times
10:30-WCBS--Romance:
Cocktail Reporter, With Les Tremayne and Linda Watkins
48-08-06
5
Petticoat Fever
N
48-08-06 New York Times
8:30-WCBS--Romance
48-08-13
6
June Moon
Y
48-08-13 New York Times
8:30-WCBS--Romance:
June Moon, With Mason Adams, Linda Watkins

48-08-13 Mason City Globe-Gazette
Romance
(7:30) Mason Adams and Linda Watkins play the leading roles in
a drama in which love is the keynote on CBS' "Romance. "

Announces
Personal Appearance as next
48-08-20
7
Personal Appearance
N
48-08-20 New York Times
8:30-WCBS--Romance:
Personal Appearance
48-08-27
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--
48-08-27 New York Times
8:30-WCBS--Comedy--Sweeney and March (Premiere)

48-08-27 Wisconsin State Journal
WBBM 8:30 Spotlight Revue

48-08-27 Mason City Globe-Gazette
7:30 Romance, CBS

48-08-27 Hutchison News Herald
7:30 P. M.
KFH Sweeney and March
48-09-03
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--
48-08-27 Mason City Globe-Gazette
mr. ace & jane
. . .(7:30) Jane and a neighbor share a housemaid between them, but the Ace f a m i ly gets more than half its share of trouble.





48-10-16
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--
48-10-16 New York Times
10:30-WCBS--Mary Lee Taylor
48-10-23
1
Kitty Foyle
N
[Relaunch of Romance; sustaining]

48-10-23 New York Times
10:30-WCBS--
Kitty Foyle--Drama
48-10-30
2
Windward Passage
N
48-10-30 New York Times
10:30-WCBS--Drama:
Windwest Passage

48-10-29 Hutchison New Herald
Saturday
9:30 A.M.
KFH Romance (
Windward Passage)
48-11-06
3
Disputed Passage
N
48-11-06 New York Times
10:30-WCBS--Drama:
Disputed Passage
48-11-13
4
Long Engagement
N
48-11-13 New York Times
10:30-WCBS--Drama:
Disputed Passage

48-11-12 Wisconsin State Journal
Saturdaytime
9:30 a. m.— Romance (WBBM):
"Long Engagement," story of doctor waiting 13 years for wedding date.
48-11-20
5
The Highwayman
N
48-11-20 New York Times
10:30-WCBS--
The Highwayman, With Victor Jory
48-11-27
6
Quiet Wedding
N
48-11-27 New York Times
10:30-WCBS--Drama: Quiet Wedding
48-12-04
7
Wuthering Heights
N
48-12-04 New York Times
10:30-WCBS--Play--
Wuthering Heights, With Victor Jory
48-12-11
8
Daddy Longlegs
N
48-12-11 New York Times
10:30-WCBS--Play--
Daddy Long Legs
48-12-18
9
Somebody Loves Me
N
48-12-18 New York Times
10:30-WCBS--Play--
Somebody Loves Me
48-12-25
10
The Messiah
N
[Christmas program]

48-12-25 New York Times
10:30-WCBS--Play:
The Messiah
49-01-01
11
For Business Reasons
Y
49-01-01 New York Times
10:30-WCBS--Play:
For Business Reasons

Announces
The Pirate of Orleans as next and the move of Jack Benny Show to CBS, beginning "tomorrow night, January 2nd."
49-01-08
12
The Pirate of Orleans
Private of Orleans
Y
49-01-08 New York Times
10:30-WCBS--Play:
Pirate of Orleans; Victor Jory

Announces The Doll In the Pink Silk Dress as next
49-01-15
13
The Doll In the Pink Silk Dress
N
49-01-15 New York Times
10:30-WCBS--Play:
Doll in the Pink Silk Dress
49-01-22
14
Vigil For Chris
N
49-01-22 New York Times
10:30-WCBS--Play:
Vigil for Chris; Jeff Chandler and Betty Lou Gerson
49-01-29
15
A Young Woman's Darling
N
49-01-29 New York Times
10:30-WCBS--Romance:
Young Women's Darling
49-02-05
16
Man From the North
Y
49-02-05 New York Times
10:30-WCBS--Romance:
Man From the North

Announces "Next week, a new show to replace Romance. We offer you, Escape."
49-05-12
--
--
49-02-12 New York Times
10:30-WCBS--Escape: Arthur Conan Doyle's Lost Special





50-06-13
--
--
50-06-13 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Comedy: Life With Luigi, With J. Carrol Naish
50-06-20
1
The Apple Tree
Y
[Premiere of Romance, sponsored by Wrigley's Spearmint Chewing Gum; Summer replacement for Life With Luigi]

50-06-20 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance--Drama:
The Apple Tree (Premiere)

Announces Quiet Wedding as next
50-06-27
2
A Quiet Wedding
Y
50-06-27 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance--Drama:
Quiet Wedding

Announces Germelshausen as next
50-07-04
3
Germelshausen
Y
50-07-04 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance--Drama:
Germels Hausen

Announces Let There Be Honor as next
50-07-11
4
Let There Be Honor
Y
50-07-11 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance--Drama:
Let There Be Honor

Announces Carmen as next
50-07-18
5
Carmen
Y
50-07-18 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance--Drama:
Carmen

Announces Wild Oranges as next
50-07-25
6
Wild Oranges
Y
50-07-25 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance--Drama:
Wild Oranges

Announces Mayerling as next
50-08-01
7
Mayerling
Y
50-08-01 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance--Drama:
Mayerling

Announces The Offshore Pirate as next
50-08-08
8
The Offshore Pirate
Y
[Final program of the current series]

50-08-08 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance--Drama:
Offshore Pirate

Announces the return of Life With Luigi for the following week
50-08-15
--
--
50-05-15 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Comedy: Life With Luigi, With J. Carrol Naish





50-12-30
--
--
50-12-30 New York Times
11:30-WCBS--Comedy: Junior Miss, With Barbara Whiting

50-12-30 Los Angeles Times
8:30 A.M.
KNX-Jr. Miss
51-01-06
1
For Business Reasons
N
51-01-06 New York Times
11:30 a.m.--WCBS--Play--Romance

51-01-06 Los Angeles Times
8:30 A.M.
KNX-Romance
51-01-13
2
A Vigil for Chris
N
51-01-13 New York Times
11:30-WCBS--Play--Romance

51-01-13 Los Angeles Times
8:30 A.M.
KNX-Romance
51-01-20
--
--
51-01-20 New York Times
11:30-WCBS--The Somerset Maugham Theatre: The Colonel's Lady, With Martha Scott, Everett Sloane (Premiere)





51-06-25
--
--
51-06-25 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Radio Theatre. The Reformer and the Redhead With Dick Powell and June Allyson
51-07-02
1
To Live Again
Y
[Premiere of Romance as a Summer replacement for Lux Radio Theatre; sustaining]

51-07-02 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance:
To Live Again (Premiere)

Announces The Marriage of Lit-Lit as next
51-07-09
2
The Sword and the Knitting Needle
The Marriage of Lit-Lit
Y
51-07-09 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance:
Marriage of Lit-Lit

Announces The China Run as next
51-07-16
3
The China Run
Y
[Begin Wrigley's sponsorship]

51-07-16 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance:
The China Run

Announces Colomba as next
51-07-23
4
Colomba
Y
51-07-23 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance:
Columba--Corsican Story

Announces The Token as next
51-07-30
5
The Token
Y
51-07-30 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance:
The Token

Announces Pagosa as next
51-08-06
6
Pagosa
Y
51-08-06 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance:
Pagosa, Western Story

Announces Ulithi as next
51-08-13
7
Ulithi
N
51-08-13 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance:
Ulithi
51-08-20
8
The Marriage of Lit-Lit
N
[Wrigley ends sponsorship of Romance]

51-08-20 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance:
The Marriage of Lit-Lit
51-08-27
--
--
51-08-27 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Radio Theatre: The Mudlark, With Irene Dunne and Sir Cedric Hardwicke (Premiere)
51-09-01
--
--
51-09-01 New York Times
11:30-WCBS--Make-Believe Town: The Story of a Small Town Boy
51-09-08
9
Purple and Fine Linen
N
51-09-08 Los Angeles Times
9:30 A.M.
KNX-Romance

51-09-08 New York Times
12:30-WCBS--Grand Central Station: Romance
51-09-15
10
Damascus Steal
N
51-09-15 New York Times
11:30-WCBS--Romance

51-09-15 Los Angeles Times
8:30 A.M.
KNX-Romance
51-09-22
11
The Woman Who Wouldn't Run
N
51-09-22 New York Times
11:30-WCBS--Romance

51-09-22 Los Angeles Times
8:30 A.M.
KNX-Romance
51-09-29
12
Germelshausen
N
51-09-29 New York Times
11:30-WCBS--Romance

51-09-29 Los Angeles Times
8:30 A.M.
KNX-Romance
51-10-05
--
--
51-09-29 Los Angeles Times
8:30 A.M.
KNX-Give and Take





51-12-16
--
--
51-12-16 New York Times
8:30-WCBS--Horace Heidt
51-12-23
1
Home on Fasseri
N
51-12-23 Wisconsin State Journal
7:30 p.m.--Romance (WBBM):
returns to the air

51-12-23 New York Times
8:30-WCBS--Romance--Drama
51-12-30
2
Mail Order Bride
N
51-12-30 New York Times
8:30-WCBS--Romance--Drama

52-12-30 Wisconsin State Journal
WKOW 7:30 Romance
52-01-06
3
Impressario
N
52-01-06 New York Times
8:30-WCBS--Romance--Drama

52-01-06 Wisconsin State Journal
WKOW 7:30 Romance
52-01-13
--
--
52-01-13 New York Times
8:30-WCBS--Playhouse: Talk of the Town. With Ronald Colman and Minrose Crane (Premiere)

52-01-13 Wisconsin State Journal
WKOW 7:30 Playhouse On Broadway





52-05-26
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--
52-05-26 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p.m.--Radio Theater (WBBM): Cary Grant and Betsy Drake recreate original movie roles in "Room for One More," story of generous home-sharing with parentless children.
52-06-02
1
Monte Carlo
Sabbatical
Y
[ Premiere; The Lux Hour of Romance and Mystery; Summer replacement for first half of Lux Radio Theatre]

52-06-02 Wisconsin State Journal
7 p.m.--Romance (WBBM): "
Sabbatical," first in a series of summer programs about an English school master who takes a leave at Monte Carlo and meets an exotic European beauty.

52-06-02 New York Times
9-9:30--Romance--Play: "
Sabbatical," With Ben Wright, Georgia Ellis--WCBS.
52-06-09
2
Madame 44
Y
52-06-09 New York Times
9-9:30--Romance--Play: "
Madame 44"--WCBS.

Announces
Murder Island as next
52-06-16
3
Murder Island
Y
52-06-16 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance--Play
52-06-23
4
The Glass Wall
Y
52-06-23 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance:
The Glass Wall
52-06-30
5
I Am Not A Stranger
Y
52-06-30 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance:
I Am Not a Stranger, With Georgia Ellis and Harry Bartell
52-07-07
6
The Red Angel
Y
[Reverts to "Romance"; Sustaining]

52-07-07 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance: Play,
With Ann Barrett and Larry Dobkin

Announces This Above All as next





52-07-14
7
This Above All
Y
[Wrigley's resumes sponsorship of "Romance"]

52-07-14 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance--Play:
This Above All

Announces Old Man's Bride as next
52-07-21
--
--
52-07-21 New York Times
9:00-WNBC, WJZ, WCBS--Democratic National Convention, Chicago
52-07-28
8
Paradise Package
Y
52-07-28 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance--Play

Announces
Return to Tomorrow as next
52-08-04
9
Return To Tomorrow
Y
52-08-04 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance--
Play: Return to Tomorrow

Announces
Den of Thieves as next
52-08-11
10
Den of Thieves
Y
52-08-11 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance--Play:
Den of Thieves

Announces
Old Man's Bride as next
52-08-18
11
Old Man's Bride
Y
52-08-18 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance--Play:
The Old Man's Bride

Announces
The Barrier Reef as next
52-08-25
12
The Barrier Reef
Y
52-08-25 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance--Play:
Barrier Reef
52-09-01
13
The Hour of Truth
N
52-09-01 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance:
Hour of Truth
52-09-08
--
--
52-09-08 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Radio Theatre: Two Weeks with Love," with Jane Powell, Richardo Mantalban, Debbie Reynolds and Carleton Carpenter (Premiere)





52-08-28
--
--
52-08-28 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Mr. Chameleon
52-09-04
1
Stone Walls
N
[Premiere of Jergens Hollywood Playhouse of Romance]

52-09-04 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance:
Stone Walls, With Georgia Ellis and John Dehner
52-09-11
2
Motive For Murder
N
52-09-11 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance:
Motive for Murder, With Hy Averback
52-09-18
3
The Story of Mayerling
N
52-09-18 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance

52-09-18 Mason City Globe-Gazette
Playhouse
. . (8:00 p. m.) Jergen's "Hollywood Playhouse'.' brings you top stars in exciting dramas.
52-09-25
4
Bayou Song
N
52-09-25 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance:
Bayou Song, With Larry Thor
52-10-02
5
The Glass Hero
N
52-10-02 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance

52-10-02 Long Beach Press-Telegram
"
The Glass Hero" is the "Romance" airing on KNX at 7:30. The story is about the part Lord Byron played in guerilla warfare of Greek Liberalists.
52-10-09
6
Under the Big Top
The Valley of the Shadow
N
52-10-09 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance

52-10-09 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Playhouse (WKOW): Ann Dvorak in "
Under the Big Top" . . . Romance (WBBM): "The Valley of the Shadow."

52-10-09 Mason City Globe-Gazette
Playhouse :
... (8:00 p. m.) Ann Dvorak stars as a circus press agent in "
Under the Big Top" on Jergens' "Hollywood Playhouse,"

52-10-09 The Capital Times
8 p. m. — Hollywood Playhouse:
Ann Dvorak in "
Under the Big Top" — WKOW

52-10-09 Chicago Daily Tribune
8:00--WBBM Romance

52-10-09 Bakersfield Californian
Tonight at 6:00 -- HOLLYWOOD PLAYHOUSE With a stirring story from the film capital, Ann Dvorak, starring "
Under the Big Top."

52-10-09 San Antonio Light
Ann Dvorak stars in "
Under the Big Top" on Hollywood Playhouse (KTSA, 8 p. m.)

52-10-09 Long Beach Press-Telegram
DRAMA
6:00-KNX—Hollywood Playhouse, "
Under the Big Top," Ann Dvorak
52-10-16
7
Crystal
The Long Arm
N
52-10-16 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance

52-10-16 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Playhouse (WKOW): John Howard, Denny Shane in "
Crystal," drama of marital triangle.

52-10-16 Long Beach Independent
8 p.m.--KNX— Hollywood Playhouse "
Crystal." John Howard

52-10-16 San Antonio Express
Hollywood Playhouse—8 p.m. KTSA—John Howard and Denny Shane star in a romantic drama,"
Crystal."
52-10-23
8
For the Good of the Show
San Francisco Incident
N
52-10-23 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance

52-10-23 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Playhouse (WKOW): Elliott and Cathy Lewis in "
For the Good of the Show."

52-10-23 Long Beach Press-Telegram
6:00 P.M.
KNX — Hollywood Playhouse: "
For the Good of the Show," Elliott and Cathy Lewis.

52-10-23 Wisconsin State Journal
KGGM--CBS--610--7:00--Hollywood Playhouse: Gale Storm
52-10-30
9
The Most Unusual Pet in the World
The Bribe
N
52-10-30 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance

52-10-30 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Playhouse (WKOW): Bobby Driscoll in "
The Most Unusual Pet in the World."
52-11-06
10
A Dime a Dozen
Two Languages
N
52-11-06 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance.

52-11-06 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Playhouse (WKOW):
Gale Storm as teacher-heiress who decides to go on stage.

52-11-06 Albuquerque Journal
KGGM--CBS--610--7:00--Hollywood Playhouse:
Gale Storm

52-11-06 Mason City Globe-Gazette
KGLO-CBS
Hollywood
. . . (8:00 p. m.) Gale Storm stars in "
A Dime a Dozen" on Jergens' "Hollywood Playhouse.
52-11-13
11
Ask for Mr. Doonan
One-Oh-One
N
52-11-13 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance:
One-oh-One

52-11-13 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Playhouse (WKOW):
Adolphe Menjou as editor who works on mystery of vanishing reporters.

52-11-13 Long Beach Press-Telegram
Adolph Menjou heads the cast of
"Ask for Mr. Doonan" on "Hollywood Playhouse" over KNX at 6. As editor of a daily Menjou joins forces with his reporting staff to find out why pressmen told to ask for "Mr. Doonan" are, never heard from again.
52-11-20
12
Benefit Performance
The Fine Line
N
52-11-20 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance:
The Fine Line

52-11-20 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Playhouse (WKOW):
Rod Cameron as screen cowboy who fights with leading woman.

52-11-27 Mason City Globe-Gazette
Hollywood
(8:00 p. m.) Rod Cameron plays a western f ilm hero who has troubles in
"Benefit Performance" on Jergens' "Hollywood Playhouse."
52-11-27
13
Interlude
December Times Two
N
52-11-27 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance:
December Times Two

52-11-27 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Hollywood Playhouse (WKOW):
Margo in story of pianist's romance.

52-11-27 San Mateo Times
"Interlude," starring Margo, will be heard on "Hollywood Playhouse" on KCBS at 6 o'clock.

52-11-27 Mason City Globe-Gazette
Playhouse
. . . (8:00 p. m.) Jergens' "Hollywood Playhouse" presents Margo in "
Interlude."
52-12-04
14
Red
N
52-12-04 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance: Somerset Maugham's
Red, With Herbert Marshall

52-12-04 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Romance (WKOW):
Maugham story about love on Pacific Island; Herbert Marshall, narrator.
52-12-11
15
An Heiress From Red Horse
N
52-12-11 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance
52-12-18
16
The Bachelor
Y
52-12-18 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance

Announces
Herbert Marshall in a delightful Christmas program as next
52-12-25
17
The Cave
N
[Christmas Program]

52-12-25 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance:
The Cave, With Herbert Marshall

52-12-25 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Romance (WKOW): Herbert Marshall in "
The Cave," Christmas fantasy.
53-01-01
18
Wild Oranges
N
53-01-01 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance

53-01-01 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p. m. — Romance (WKOW):
David Wayne in "
Wild Oranges."

53-01-01 Tucson Daily Citizen
7—Playhouse. "
Wild Oranges" stars David Wayne (KOPO)
53-01-08
19
False Holiday
N
[Last Jergens Hollywood Playhouse of Romance; Replaced by Time for Love]

53-01-08 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance
53-01-15
--
--
[The following entries are from the "Philip Morris Playhouse on Broadway" canon ]

53-01-14 Idaho State Journal
7:00-WCBS--Hollywood Playhouse

53-01-14 New York Times
9-9:30--Playhouse: "Hold. Back the Dawn," With Joseph Cotten--WCBS.

53-01-15 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Time for Love, With Marlene Dietrich (Premiere)
53-01-21
--
--
53-01-21 New York Times
9:00--WCBS--Playhouse: Candlelight, With Corinne Calvet
53-01-28
--
--
53-01-28 New York Times
9-9:30--Play: "The Big Ride," With Glenn Ford--WCBS.
53-02-04
--
--
53-02-04 New York Times
8-9:30Playhouse: "The Two Mrs. Carrolls," With James and Pamela Mason--WCBS
53-02-11
--
--
53-02-11 New York Times
9-9:30-Playhouse: "Man's Weakness," With Macdonald Carey-WCES.





53-05-28
--
--
53-05-28 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Time for Love, With Marlene Dietrich
53-06-04
1
Latin Affair
N
53-06-04 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance; Drama:
Latin Affair
53-06-11
2
Home On Fasseri
N
53-06-11 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance
53-06-18
3
Palermo and Return
N
53-06-18 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance
53-06-25
4
December Times Two
N
53-06-25 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance
53-07-02
5
The Pool
N
53-07-02 Wisconsin State Journal
8 p.m.--Romance (WKOW): "
The Pool," tale of American soldier and English nurse.
53-07-09
6
Development In Portugal
N
53-07-09 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance
53-07-16
7
The Big Hello
N
53-07-16 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance
53-07-23
8
Flight 71
N
53-07-23 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance
53-07-30
9
A Very Considerate Burgler
N
53-07-30 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance
53-08-06
10
I Am Not A Stranger
N
53-08-06 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance
53-08-13
11
Martinique
N
53-08-13 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance
53-08-20
12
The Hour of Truth
N
53-08-20 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance
53-08-27
13
Captain Huckabee's Beard
Y
53-08-27 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance
53-09-03
14
A Simple Affair
N
53-09-03 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance
53-09-10
15
Bachelor's Quarters
N
53-09-10 New York Times
9:00-WCBS--Romance
53-09-12
16
Portrait of Stefanie
N
[Time and date change]

53-09-12 New York Times
11:05-WCBS--Romance:
Portrait of Stefanie
53-09-19
17
Miggles
N
53-09-19 New York Times
11:00-WCBS--Romance:
Miggles
53-09-26
18
Treadmill
Y
53-09-26 New York Times
11:00-WCBS--Romance
53-10-03
19
The Extra Point
N
53-10-03 New York Times
11:00-WCBS--Romance:
The Extra Point
53-10-10
20
Intermezzo
N
53-10-10 New York Times
11:00-WCBS--Romance
53-10-17
21
Goodbye Mr Chips
N
53-10-17 New York Times
11:00-WCBS--Romance
53-10-24
22
Rapaccini's Daughter
N
53-10-24 New York Times
11:00-WCBS--Romance
53-10-31
23
Portrait of Jennie
N
53-10-31 New York Times
11:00-WCBS--Romance
53-11-07
24
Point of View
N
53-11-07 New York Times
11:00-WCBS--Romance
53-11-14
25
The Egg Farm
Y
53-11-14 New York Times
11:00 Galen Drake

53-11-14 Washington Post
11:00 Romance
53-11-21
26
Title Unknown
N
53-11-21 New York Times
11:00 Galen Drake

53-11-14 Washington Post
11:00 Galen Drake
53-11-28
--
Title Unknown
--
53-11-28 New York Times
11:00 Galen Drake
53-12-05
--
Title Unknown
--
53-12-05 New York Times
11:00 Galen Drake
53-12-12
--
Pagosa
--
53-12-12 New York Times
11:00 Galen Drake
53-12-19
--
A Warm Coat For Mommy
--
53-12-19 New York Times
11:00 Galen Drake
53-12-26
--
The Citadel
--
53-12-26 New York Times
11:00 Galen Drake
54-01-02
--
--
54-01-02 New York Times
11:00 Robert Q. Lewis





54-05-15
--
--
54-05-15 New York Times
12:05-WCBS--Theatre of Today: Shakedown Cruise
54-05-22
1
Frenchman's Creek
Y
[Premiere of Romance; sustaining]

54-05-22 New York Times
12:05-WCBS--Theatre of Today:
Frenchman's Creek

54-05-22 Los Angeles Times
9:00 a.m.--KNX--News: Romance
54-05-29
2
Affair At Aden
Y
54-05-29 New York Times
12:05-WCBS--Romance:
Affair in Aden

Announces the Indianapolis 500 on Monday [May31st 1954]
54-06-05
3
Lost Horizon
Y
54-06-05 New York Times
12:05-WCBS--Romance:
James Hilton's Lost Horizon
54-06-12
4
Amalfi Summer
Y
54-06-12 New York Times
12:05-WCBS--Romance:
Amalfi Summer
54-06-19
5
Lord Sweeney
Y
54-06-19 New York Times
12:05-WCBS--Romance

Announces
My Friend Irma, "now on Monday nights"
54-06-26
6
The Kreutzen List
Y
54-06-26 New York Times
12:05-WCBS--Romance:
The Kreutzen List
54-07-03
7
Sometime Every Summertime
N
54-07-03 New York Times
12:05-WCBS--Romance:
Sometime Every Summertime
54-07-10
8
Cordoba
Y
54-07-10 New York Times
12:05-WCBS--Romance:
Cordova
54-07-17
9
The Valiant Lady
Y
54-07-17 New York Times
12:05-WCBS--Romance:
Cordova
54-07-24
10
The Long Way Home
Y
54-07-24 New York Times
12:05-WCBS--Romance:
The Long Way Home
54-07-31
11
The Fling
Y
54-07-31 New York Times
12:05-WCBS--Romance--Play
54-08-07
12
Flight To Athens
Y
54-08-07 New York Times
12:05-WCBS--Romance:
Flight to Athens
54-08-14
13
Isle To the Windward
Y
54-08-14 New York Times
12:05-WCBS--Romance:
Isle to the Winward
54-08-21
14
Paris Encounter
Y
54-08-21 New York Times
12:05-WCBS--Romance:
Paris Encounter
54-08-28
15
Silhouette
N
54-08-28 New York Times
12:05-WCBS--Romance
54-09-04
16
Postmistress of Laurel Run
Y
54-09-04 New York Times
12:05-WCBS--Romance
54-09-11
17
The Return of Maria Sanchez
Y
54-09-11 New York Times
12:05-WCBS--Romance:
The Return of Maria Sanchez
54-09-18
18
An Heiress From Red Horse
Y
54-09-18 New York Times
12:15-WCBS--Romance:
An Heiress From Red Horse
54-09-25
19
The Way To the Castle
Y
54-09-25 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
54-10-02
20
Down East
N
54-10-02 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance:
Down East
54-10-09
21
Pawhuska
Y
54-10-09 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance:
Pawhusha
54-10-16
22
A Young Stranger
Y
54-10-16 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance:
A Young Stranger
54-10-23
23
The Smoking-Out of Lexington Vale
Y
54-10-23 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
54-10-30
24
Development In Portugal
Y
54-10-30 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance:
Development in Portugal
54-11-06
25
The Inheritance of Susan
Y
54-11-06 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; City Hospital

54-11-06 Hutchinson News-Herald
11:05 — KFH — Romance
54-11-13
26
The Lesson and the Teacher
Y
54-11-13 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; City Hospital

54-11-13 Mason City Globe-Gazette
11:05 Romance, CBS
54-11-20
27
The Hired Man
Y
54-11-20 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; City Hospital

54-11-19 Hutchinson News-Herald
Saturday
11:05 — KFH — Romance
54-11-27
28
Two and One Is Awful
Y
54-11-27 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance

54-11-27 Long Beach Independent
9:00 A. M.
KNX — News; Romance:
Two and One Is Awful
54-12-04
29
Point of View
Y
54-12-04 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
54-12-11
30
The Third Swan From the Left
Y
54-12-11 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance

54-12-11 Bridgeport Telegram
12:05—ROMANCE:
Third Swan From the Left, story of a ballarina--WCBS
54-12-18
31
The Fall of Paris
Y
54-12-18 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
54-12-25
32
The Cave
N
[Christmas Program]

54-12-25 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-01-01
33
Room, Board and Stanislavski
N
55-01-01 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-01-08
34
Bachelor's Quarters
N
55-01-08 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-01-15
35
The School At Diaz Pass
N
55-01-15 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-01-22
36
Lady In the Press
N
55-01-22 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-01-29
37
Ski Resort
N
55-01-29 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-02-05
38
Semi-Private Eye
N
55-02-05 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-02-12
39
Winter of Difference
N
55-02-12 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-02-19
40
Zia's Dream
N
[AFRTS Only]

55-02-19 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-02-26
41
The Quiet Time
N
[AFRTS Only]

55-02-26 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-03-05
42
Tweedy Type
N
55-03-05 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-03-12
43
Class of '41
N
[AFRTS Only]

55-03-12 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-03-19
44
Home for the Weekend
N
[AFRTS Only]

55-03-19 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-03-26
45
Black Diamond
N
55-03-26 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-04-02
46
One Day At Heatherstone
N
55-04-02 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-04-09
47
This I Remember
N
55-04-09 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-04-16
48
Coffee and Cakes
N
[AFRTS Only]

55-04-16 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-04-23
49
Marriage Test
N
55-04-23 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-04-30
50
After All, It's Spring
Y
55-04-30 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-05-07
51
The Second Time Around
Y
[Scratchy recording]

55-05-07 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-05-14
52
A Wonderful Little Guy
Y
[Scratchy recording]

55-05-14 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-05-21
53
You Really Ought To Get Away For Awhile
Y
55-05-21 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-05-28
54
Heatherstone Revisited
Y
55-05-28 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-06-04
55
Wisdom Is Humble
N
55-06-04 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-06-11
56
Ten Years Ago Tonight
N
55-06-11 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-06-18
57
After All, You're Not
N
55-06-18 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-06-25
58
Whistle Switch
N
55-06-25 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-07-02
59
Summer Song
Y
55-07-02 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-07-09
60
Last Summer's Love
Y
55-07-09 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-07-16
61
Transport To Terror
Y
[Scratchy recording]

55-07-16 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-07-23
62
Home On Approval
Y
55-07-23 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-07-30
62
Such A Wonderful Team
Y
55-07-30 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-08-06
64
The Affairs of Private Bert Johnson
Y
55-08-06 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-08-13
65
Dateline: Escobar
Y
55-08-13 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-08-20
66
The Vortegs
Y
55-08-20 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-08-27
67
The Courtship of Mrs O'Toole
Y
55-08-27 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-09-03
68
Maddon's Folly
Y
55-09-03 New York Times
12:00-WCBS--News; Romance
55-09-10
69
Sometimes It's Hard To Be A Gentleman
Y
55-09-10 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
55-09-17
70
A Girl's Best Friend
Y
55-09-17 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
55-09-24
71
The Winds of June
Y
55-09-24 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
55-10-01
72
A Long Way To Go
N
55-10-01 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
55-10-08
73
Sir Henry Part 1
Y
55-10-08 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance

55-10-08 Long Beach Press Telegram
AN ADAPTATION of Robert Nathan's new and widely acclaimed novel, "
Sir Henry," will be broadcast in two parts on the KNX "Romance" series at 9:30 p.m. Jay Novello, one of the top radio actors, will be the star.
55-10-15
74
Sir Henry Part 2
Y
55-10-15 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance

55-10-15 Long Beach Press Telegram
PART II of Robert Nathan's story, "
Sir Henry" will be heard on KNX at 9 p.m. with Mr. Nathan narrating the action.
55-10-22
75
The Mission
Y
55-10-22 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
55-10-29
76
The Move
N
55-10-29 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
55-11-05
77
The Bear
Y
55-11-05 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
55-11-12
78
The Golden Face
Y
55-11-12 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
55-11-19
79
A Big Fish Story
N
55-11-19 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
55-11-26
80
Ladies Day At Medicine Hat
Y
55-11-26 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
55-12-03
81
Village Scandal
N
55-12-03 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
55-12-10
82
The Grasshopper
Y
55-12-10 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
55-12-17
83
One Way Trip
Y
55-12-17 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
55-12-24
84
Richer By One Christmas
Y
[Christmas program]

55-12-24 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
55-12-31
85
The Pride of Potawatomi, PA.
Y
[New Year's Eve program]

55-12-31 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-01-07
86
The Way To the Castle
Y
56-01-07 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-01-14
87
The Loup-Garou
Y
56-01-14 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-01-21
88
Old Army Buddy
Y
56-01-21 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-01-28
89
Julia
Y
56-01-28 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-02-04
90
San Francisco Incident
Y
[Poor recording]

56-02-04 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-02-11
91
The Enchanted Voyage
Y
56-02-11 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-02-18
92
The Other Side of Johnson
Y
56-02-18 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-02-25
93
Jackhammer Leg
Y
56-02-25 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-03-03
94
Riviera Story
Y
56-03-03 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-03-10
95
Oscar
N
56-03-10 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-03-17
96
Point of View
Y
56-03-17 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-03-24
97
The Strip Teaser and The Space Warp
Y
56-03-24 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-03-31
98
Bloodthirsty Kate
Y
56-03-31 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-04-07
99
Warrior's Return
Y
[Poor recording]

56-04-07 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-04-14
100
Between Gates
Y
[Poor recording]

56-04-14 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance

Announces
Sarah Churchill starring in the next episode.
56-04-21
101
Moment On A Train
Y
56-04-21 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-04-28
102
Roman Afternoon
Y
56-04-28 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-05-05
103
The Prelude
Y
56-05-05 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-05-12
104
The Lady Or The Tiger
Y
56-05-12 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-05-19
105
Public Furlough
Y
56-05-19 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-05-26
106
Bedside Manner
Y
56-05-26 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-06-02
107
Avery's Inheritance
Y
[Poor recording]

56-06-02 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-06-09
108
The Bachelor
Y
56-06-09 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-06-16
109
The Fling
N
[Rebroadcast of 54-07-31]

56-06-16 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-06-23
110
Mr Barber's Love Affair
N
56-06-23 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-06-30
111
The Pearl In the Oyster Sandwich
Y
56-06-30 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-07-07
112
Dakotah - Courtship
N
56-07-07 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-07-14
113
A Ragged Individualist
Y
56-07-14 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-07-21
114
One Night A Week
N
56-07-21 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-07-28
115
The Face Of Love
N
56-07-28 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-08-04
116
Gentle Torment
N
56-08-04 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-08-11
117
The Gypsy
Y
56-08-11 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-08-18
118
Fielder's Choice
Y
56-08-18 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-08-25
119
The Caddis Fly
Y
56-08-25 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-09-01
120
The Vortegs
N
[Rebroadcast of 55-08-20]

56-09-01 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-09-08
121
Bill Gunn's Mermaid
Y
56-09-08 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-09-15
122
The Man From Venus
Y
56-09-15 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-09-22
123
The Law and Miss Deborah
Y
56-09-22 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-09-29
124
Capt Willis' Wonderful Paddle Wheel
N
56-09-29 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-10-06
125
Earthquake
Y
56-10-06 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-10-13
126
The Bell That Couldn't Ring
N
56-10-13 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-10-20
127
Theatricals At Medicine Hat
N
56-10-20 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-10-27
128
Lovely Dead Letter
Y
56-10-27 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-11-03
129
The Egg Farm
Y
[Rebroadcast of 53-11-14]

56-11-03 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-11-10
130
The Log of the Black Parrot
N
56-11-10 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-11-17
131
The Long Way Home
Y
[Rebroadcast of 55-07-24]

56-11-17 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-11-24
132
London Interlude 1940
Y
56-11-24 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-12-01
133
Women of the Seventh
N
56-12-01 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-12-08
134
The Guitar
Y
56-12-08 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-12-15
135
The Indian Sign
Y
56-12-15 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-12-22
136
The Cave
N
[Christmas Program; AFRTS Only]

56-12-22 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
56-12-29
137
A Quiet Little Party
Y
[New Year's Eve program]

56-12-29 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance
57-01-05
138
Uncle Fats and the Goose Step
Y
57-01-05 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Romance

Announces
"the concluding story of Romance"
57-01-12
--
--
57-01-12 New York Times
12:05-WCBS: Amos 'n' Andy Music Hall





AFRTS 'Romance' Radio Program Log

Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
55-02-19 Zia's Dream
Y
55-02-26 The Quiet Time
Y
55-03-12 Class of '41
Y
55-03-19 Home For The Weekend
Y
55-04-16 Coffee And Cakes
Y
56-12-22 The Cave
Y
[Christmas program]







Theatre of Romance Biographies




Arnold Moss
(Host)
Stage, Radio, Television and Film Actor
(1910-1989)

Birthplace:
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.

Education:
B.A., New York City College
M.A., Columbia University
Ph.D., New York University

Radiography:
1938 Columbia Workshop
1939 Radio Guild
1939 Arch Oboler's Plays
1942 Great Plays
1942 This Is Our Enemy
1943 The Cresta Blanca Carnival
1943 Inner Sanctum
1943 Words At War
1944 The New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
1944 Columbia Presents Corwin
1944 The Open Door
1944 Theatre of Romance
1945 Molle Mystery Theatre
1945 Matinee Theatre
1945 This Is Your FBI
1945 Treasury Salute
1946 Adventures Of the Red Feather Man
1946 Radio Reader's Digest
1947 Then Are the Children Free
1947 The Shadow
1947 Casey, Crime Photographer
1947 The Spoken Word
1947 The Whistler
1947 The Journey Of the Magi
1948 Your Playhouse Of Favorites
1948 CBS Is There
1948 The Eternal Light
1948 The Big Story
1948 Gang Busters
1948 Ford Theatre
1948 Cabin B-13
1948 Hallmark Playhouse
1948 Cavalcade Of America
1949 And Not Yet Free
1949 The Adventures Of Frank Merriwell
1949 You Are There
1949 Radio City Playhouse
1949 MGM Theatre Of the Air
1950 The New Frontier
1950 Dimension X
1950 Lights Out
1950 Cloak and Dagger
1951 Guest Star
1952 Barrie Craig, Confidential Investigator
1953 The Chase
1953 Rocky Fortune
1956 This Is My Story
1957 X Minus One
1974 CBS Radio Mystery Theatre
1985 Americans All
The Cisco Kid
Treasury Star Parade
The Guiding Light
The Man On the Line
Arnold Moss as Dr. Bannister in Big Sister circa 1942
Arnold Moss as Dr. Bannister in Big Sister circa 1942

CBS promoted Arnold Moss as its host for 1944's Colgate Tooth Powder Theatre of Romance with this Al Hirschfeld caricature of the great actor
CBS promoted Arnold Moss as its host for 1944's Colgate Tooth Powder Theatre of Romance with this Al Hirschfeld caricature of the great actor

Arnold Moss studied at Eva LeGalliene's Civic Repertory Theatre
Arnond Moss studied at Eva LeGalliene's Civic Repertory Theatre

Arnold-Moss in dressing room before play, Back to Methusaleh, ca.1958
Arnold Moss in dressing room before play, Back to Methusaleh, ca.1958

Arnold-Moss in charaacter for play, Back to Methusaleh, ca.1958
Arnold Moss in charaacter for play, Back to Methusaleh, ca.1958

Arnold Moss as Anton Karidian in Star Trek, ca. 1966
Arnold Moss as Anton Karidian in Star Trek, ca. 1966

Arnold Moss as Vidaru in The Monkees, ca 1967
Arnold Moss as Vidaru in The Monkees, ca 1967

Arnold Moss was born on January 28, 1910 in Brooklyn, New York. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of New York City College, Moss earned his Master's Degree in Old French at Columbia with hopes of teaching. Moss soon settled upon Acting as a career and trained with Eva LaGallienne at her Civic Repertory Theatre. He returned to NYU in the 1960s and earned his Ph. D. in Theatre--at the age of 63.

A gifted, classically trained Stage actor, Arnold Moss formed his own company, The Shakespeare Festival Players. Moss also enjoyed an active career in Radio and also wrote for Inner Sanctum, Dick Tracy, Suspense and at least nine scripts for Himan Brown's CBS Radio Mystery Theatre (1974). But it's his over 500 acting appearances in Radio for which we honor him here. Arnold Moss' deep, resonant voice was perfect for a broad range of Radio genres. Moss was heard in adventures, mysteries, detective and crime dramas, melodramas, classical dramas and even comedies. Often cast as a forboding villain, Moss was as often heard in a broad range of ethnic roles, such as India Rajahs or Turkish or Arabian princes.

Moss is also fondly remembered for his recurring Dr. Fabian role in 1948's Cabin B-13. Arnold Moss had married Stella Reynolds, then a writer, in 1933. The couple had a daughter and a son, Jeff Moss, who eventually became a founding writer of the long-running Sesame Street PBS Television program. Arnold Moss would later work with his wife on the CBS Radio Mystery Theatre. Stella Moss wrote at least ten of the scripts for the great Golden Age Radio revival mystery series. Arnold and Stella adapted three of the CBS Radio Mystery Theatre scripts jointly.

Arnold Moss made his film debut in Temptation (1946) as Ahmed Effendi. His film credits later included: The Loves of Carmen (1948), Reign of Terror (1949), the film noir classic, Border Incident (1949), Kim (1950) with Errol Flynn, Quebec (1951), My Favorite Spy (1951), Viva Zapata! (1952), Salome (1953) in a return engagement with with Rita Hayworth, Bengal Brigade (1954), the classic comedy Casanova's Big Night (1954) with Bob Hope, Hell's Island (1955), the sci-fi thriller The 27th Day (1957), Caper of the Golden Bulls (1966) and Gambit (1966) with Michael Caine and Shirley MacLaine, his last film.

As if Moss needed any more accolades for his amazing career, for almost forty years from the 1940s through the 1980s, Arnold Moss was a major crossword puzzle constructor--or cruciverbalist--in the U.S.. Moss constructed a great number of vaunted New York Times Sunday crossword puzzles--the really hard ones. Moss also narrated and soloed for several symphony orchestras and was heard as The Voice of God for the Chicago Lyric Opera's production of Paradise Lost. Moss worked regularly as one of the great staff announcers for CBS radio, along with the likes of Dan Seymour and Dan O'Herlihy. The U.S. State Department sent him on a world tour as an Ambassador of Theatre. Moss also taught Theatre at several universities and taught Drama at Brooklyn College for ten years.

Adding Television to his extensive, multi-faceted c.v., Arnold Moss regularly guest-starred on Suspense, Lights Out, Tales of Tomorrow, Studio One, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Laredo, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Time Tunnel, Star Trek, The Monkees, Bonanza, Fantasy Island, and The Edge of Night. In all, Moss appeared in over twenty movies and over 100 Television appearances.

Arnold Moss succumbed to lung cancer on December 15, 1989, at age 79. For both his tens of thousands of current Radio fans and the tens of thousands to come, Arnold Moss' wonderfully distinctive voice and acting talent continue to be presrved in the hundreds of Golden Age Radio recordings preserved from the era.



Frank Lee Graham
(Host)

Stage, Screen and Radio Actor; Radio Producer; Voice Artist
(1914-1950)

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.

Radiography:
1937 White Fires Of Inspiration
1938 Night Car Yarns
1940 Community Mobilization For Human Needs
1941 Forecast
1941 Columbia Workshop
1941 Romance of the Ranchos
1942 Command Performance
1942 The New Swan Show
1943 Stars Over Hollywood
1943 Cavalcade Of America
1944 The Sportsman's Club
1944 Four For the Fifth
1944 The Purple Heart Program
1944 The Electric Hour
1945 Lady Esther Screen Guild Theatre
1945 The Talent Theatre
1945 Theatre Of Romance
1946 Encore Theatre
1946 The Rudy Vallee Show
1947 Your Movietown Radio Theatre
1947 Sound Stage For Joan Crawford
1948 Adventure, Inc.
1948 Crooks Cruise
1949 Jeff Regan, Investigator
1950 Satin's Waitin'
The Dinah Shore Program
Yarns For Yanks
Frank Graham, gifted young actor, producer and voice talent, called ''The Man of A Thousand Voices'' was found dead at his own hand in September 1950 at the age of 35
Frank Graham, gifted young actor, producer and voice talent, called ''The Man of A Thousand Voices'' was found dead at his own hand in September 1950 at the age of 35.
Brilliant young voice talent, Frank Lee Graham was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of an inventor and his wife.

Born also to show business, his mother was Ethel Briggs Graham, a concert and opera singer. Graham grew up in dozens of cities and attended a number of schools while traveling the concert circuit with his mother. He knew the backstage odors of grease paint and dress rooms as a toddler.

Frank Graham attended the University of California for a year then left to begin his acting career in Seattle--both on the stage and in radio. He was brought to Hollywood in 1937 to join the Columbia Pacific Radio Network's Radio station, KNX.

Graham had married the former Dorothy Jack of Seattle in 1935. They were later divorced. In addition to his radio roles, Graham's voice was well-known to motion picture fans. He created the voices of numbers of cartoon characters in animated films for Walt Disney, MGM and Warner Bros. studios.

Associates at the Columbia Broadcasting System said Graham was at the peak of his career in 1950. He had been starring in Jeff Regan, Investigator. He had just completed a summer announcing the popular dramatic program, Satin’s Waitin’, which he and Des Autels had developed and owned.

He had starred in Night Car Yarns over CBS from 1938 through 1942 and was the announcer of dozens of programs, including the Ginny Simms, Rudy Vallee and Nelson Eddy shows. He also announced or narrated several public interest programs over his short, but highly successful Radio career, including The Romance of The Ranchos (1941-1942).

With an estimated 1,200 appearances over Radio by the time of his death, one can only imagine the mark he'd have continued to make during the remainder of The Golden Age of Radio. Dubbed ''The Man of A Thousand Voices'' by peers and fans alike, there's no question that Graham did, indeed, leave his mark in Radio--and Animation, Film, and The Stage.

A great volume of exemplars of his Radio work remain in wide circulation, with new examples entering circulation with each passing year. As regrettable as the circumstances of his early demise remain to this day, he's almost certainly acquiring thousands of new admirers of his extraordinary voice talent with each new release of his work. Frank Graham's gifts, as exemplified through hundreds of vintage radio recordings and lovingly restored Animation features of the era, continue to impress all of us who've heard or seen them.

Thus, despite the circumstances of his passing, he's remembered just as fondly. If only he'd have been able to see that for himself . . .



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