Click to go to Digital Deli Too Home Page blank head
Preserving the Golden Age of Radio for A Digital Age
Explore Our Golden Age Radio Research Pages Click here to learn about our approach to Golden Age Radio Preservation [Under Development] Click to go to Our Radio Articles Page This Feature Is Currently Not Available
 
This will take you to our Numeric Radio logs
This will take you to our A Series Radio logs This will take you to our B Series Radio logs This will take you to our C Series Radio logs This will take you to our D Series Radio logs This will take you to our E Series Radio logs This will take you to our F Series Radio logs This will take you to our G Series Radio logs This will take you to our H Series Radio logs This will take you to our I Series Radio logs This will take you to our J Series Radio logs This will take you to our K Series Radio logs This will take you to our L Series Radio logs This will take you to our M Series Radio logs
This will take you to our N Series Radio logs This will take you to our O Series Radio logs This will take you to our P Series Radio logs This will take you to our Q Series Radio logs This will take you to our R Series Radio logs This will take you to our S Series Radio logs This will take you to our T Series Radio logs This will take you to our U Series Radio logs This will take you to our V Series Radio logs This will take you to our W Series Radio logs This will take you to our X Series Radio logs This will take you to our Y Series Radio logs This will take you to our Z Series Radio logs This will take you back to our Text List of Radio logs

Original Silver Theatre header art

The Silver Theater Radio Program

Dee-Scription: Home >> D D Too Home >> Radio Logs >> The Silver Theater

The Silver Theater Spot Ads proliferated in Newspapers throughout America from 1938 to 1945

1932 Saturday Evening Post Rogers' Silver Advertisement highlighting its Her Majesty design
1932 Saturday Evening Post Rogers' Silver Advertisement highlighting its 'Her Majesty' design
Advance Promotion really works. The Silver Theatre is the proof. The International Silver Company began to promote their proposed The Silver Theatre [they tended to intermix the use of 'Theatre' and 'Theater' in the advertising copy they distributed] between three months and ten months prior to a season's premiere.

The International Silver Company began sponsoring Radio programs with their Tony Wons' Scrapbook, which ran from 1932 to 1941 under several high-profile sponsors. Tony Wons' Scrapbook began as a poetry and variety anthology. The Scrapbook was a collection of
"noble thoughts, snatches of homely humor, tributes to beauty, diligence, nature, perseverance, motherhood, home, etc."

The Silver Theater was by far International Silver's most ambitious undertaking, but this must be tempered by the fact that International Silver was a $20,000,000 company in 1937 with subsidiaries throughout the entire civilized world. One glance at the spot ads from the era (left) gives some indication of what it must have cost to mount each of The Silver Theater's nine seasons comprising 232 dramatic programs between 1937 and 1947. This, in addition to another 23 contemporary variety programs under it's 1941 Silver Theater Summer Show, hosted by no less than journalist Ed Sullivan of American Television fame. International Silver of Canada, Ltd., also mounted a summer programme of their own in 1941, titled The Silver Theatre Summer Show, over the CBC, although the Canadian production bore little resemblance to its American counterpart during the same summer season. It ran for only ten productions as contrasted with Silver Theater Summer Show's 23 airings. We make the comparison only for the sake of disambiguation.

Also in an historical context, International Silver and it's 1847 Rogers Bros. subsidiary was by far one of America's most prized consumer silver flatware and accessories suppliers. Most middle class homes throughout America held Rogers' Silver Sets among their most prized possessions, handed down from generation to generation to this day. International Silver seized on this universal popularity to create even more middle class demand for its Silver Sets through various flatware utensil promotions throughout The Silver Theater's run. Indeed, Rogers' 'Her Majesty' Collection of flatware design was one of America's most widely held and popular silverware offerings in its history. My own mother's estate contained a set of 'Her Majesty' handed down to her by her mother-in-law.

It's not as if International Silver really needed to entice their listeners with weekly premiums. From beginning to end, The Silver Theater series was top notch entertainment. But of course there's always something to be said for clever promotions. Who, for example, having acquired one fork, or one spoon or one table knife would settle on that one premium to satisfy their interest. Assuming that it would normally be the fairer sex applying for the premium, it's only reasonable that upon acquiring say one or two sets of settings that it might be time to talk with the family about the possibility of filling in the whole 4-, 8-, or 12-place flatware or silverware setting.

International Silver's sponsorship of Radio was both a sound business investment with a demonstrated return, and a standard setter for production values. They brought previously unattainable products to the middle class and in the process established a brand identification legacy that few international brands have ever realized.

The stunning pantheon of talent appearing in Silver Theater was the envy of any network. Given the $5,000 to $7,000 most of these Film stars commanded, in addition to the ancillary $4,000 to $6,000 each production would have commanded, the Silver Theater was a Blue Chip production by any measure.

And finally, here's a review of Silver Theater by John Crosby from the July 24, 1947 edition of the Oakland Tribune:
 

Hey, That Silver Is Tarnished!

 By JOHN CROSBY
 
     Either by accident or design, Silver Theater, which occupies for the summer the old Ozzie and Harriet half hour (CBS, 2 p.m., Sundays), presented two dramas of such striking similarity that I'd like to dwell on them for a moment.  The first was a story of a 41-year-old Kenneth Holden, businessman of intense respectability, who one rainy night was trapped in a cab by Jeanie, age 20.  Ah Jeanie, there was a girl!  Moonbeams in her hair.  Stars in her eyes.  Comets in her ears.  And interstellar space in her handbag.
     A rainy night, a taxicab and a whole zodiac full of charm.  Anyone who has ever been to the movies can tell you what a combination like that will do to a middle-aged businessman, particularly when he has been married--as had Kenneth--to a nice girl whose moonbeams had been long since replaced by something more practical by Antoine.  To make matters worse, they raced--Kenneth and Jeanie--the last block through the rain.  (Kenneth and his wife, Virginia, had once raced through the rain, too; but that was long ago.  She carries an umbrella now and takes cabs.)
 
FANCY THAT NOW
     Up they went--Kenneth and Jeanie, laughing like children--to Jeanie's Greenwich Village furnished room, third floor back, where Jeanie hung the poor, entranced idiot out in front of the fire to dry and threw Debussy at him.  That finished it.
     After that, Virginia, a woman of great poise and magnificent understanding, sat home chewing her nails while Kenneth hung around Greenwich Village, giving his little sprite small kisses and sizeable checks and listening to her moon-spun conversation.  "Like when I watch the dawn come," sighs Jeanie, "I love the dawn.  I love the night, too."  That was the sort of babe she was, impractical but quivering with romance.
     Naturally it couldn't last.  Virginia and Jeanie had a good talk and a good cry together, and Jeanie relinquished Kenneth, only slightly damaged, to commerce and respectability.  Virginia went back to arranging those stuffy dinner parties.  Jeanie went on playing Debussy.  It stopped raining.
 
ATTRACTIVE GHOST
     So much for Drama No. 1.  Now for No. 2.  A middle-aged genealogist, separated though not seriously so from his wife, picks up abode in an old haunted house to dash off a little genealogy.  First night on the job he encounters a "hant," a girl named Melody.  Melody has been dead these hundred years, but the moonbeams still glitter in her hair, the stars are still bright in her eyes, the--well, never mind.
     It's the same old story except that Melody, disembodied as she is, is even more moonstruck than Jeanie and doesn't require the assistance of Debussy.  The two of them race through the moonlight together with such determination that the genealogist clean forgot to call his wife sitting home by the telephone, her heart aching.  This situation, too, is clearly implausible.  Ultimately the wife shows up and has a good heart-to-heart talk (and a good cry) with the moonstruck ghost, who agrees (sobbing) to take her clammy hands off him.  As a final and, to me, heart-rending gesture, Melody even finishes his genealogical papers, which the man had totally neglected in favor of those moonlight romps.
     Now, there's nothing unusual about this story.  It's been told in a variety of ways since the dawn of time.
 
OH, DEAR!
     But what makes this pair of dramas particularly quaint is the fact that Silver Theater is sponsored by a silver manufacturer.  During the intermissions the radio audience was tactfully advised that no more handsome present for a 20th anniversary existed than this particular silver.
     I don't for a moment mean to suggest that the sponsor broke up these romances deliberately; nevertheless, it is a fact that silver is the hallmark of marriage, not of illicit Greenwich Village romance.  One doesn't want silver candlesticks in Greenwich Village, one sticks the candles in old whisky bottles.  In Greenwich Village the spoons are from the 5-and-10, the trays from the two-bit shops--not from a high falutin' silversmith.  And in both cases, mark you, the husbands abandoned the charming but inexpensive tableware and came home to their own sideboards, gleaming with the sponsor's silver.
(Copyright, 1947, for The Tribune)

Series Derivatives:

AFRS H-5 Front Line Theatre; AFRS H-5 Globe Theatre;The Silver Theater Summer Show [Variety with Ed Sullivan]; The Silver Theatre Summer Show [CBC Variety]
Genre: Anthology of Golden Age Radio Drama
Network(s): CBS and The AFRS.
Audition Date(s) and Title(s): None
Premiere Date(s) and Title(s): 1937-47 Seasons: 37-10-03 01 First Love Part One
Summer 1941 Season: 41-04-27 01 Adele Girard, Swing Harpist
Run Dates(s)/ Time(s): 1937-47 Seasons: 37-10-03 to 47-08-17; CBS;
Summer 1941 Season: 41-04-27 to 41-09-28; CBS;
Syndication: AFRS
Sponsors: The International Silver Company
Director(s): Conrad Nagel and Paul Franklin
Principal Actors: 1937-47 Seasons: Jimmy Stewart, Rosalind Russell, Bette Davis, Fredric March, Lurene Tuttle, Bill Goodwin, Margaret sullavan, Joseph Kearns, Phyllis Brooks, Franchot Tone, Rita Johnson, Carleton Young, Morgan Farley, Ginger Rogers, Jack Arnold, William Farnum, John Gibson, Paula Winslowe, Carlton KaDell, P amela Caveness, Ida Lupino, Rita Johnson, Elliott Lewis, Myrna Loy, Jane Bryan, Loretta Young, Bud Hiestand, Graham Baker, Lindsay MacHarrie, Eric Snowden, Herbert Marshall, Maureen O'Sullivan, Lee Tracy, Shirley Ross, Glenda Farrell, John Brown, Robert Montgomery, Helen Wood, Henry Brandon, Joan Crawford, Robert Bomberg, Frances Robinson, Edna Best, Thomas Mitchell, Kay Francis, Jerry Hausner, Reed Hadley, Mary Shipp, Loretta Young, Joseph Cotton, Jack Benny, Mary Livingston, Charles Boyer, Hans Conried, John Garfield, Betty Grable, Fred MacKaye, Wally Maher, Alan Ladd, Connie Boswell, Robert Young, Chester Morris, K.T. Stevens, Ruth Hussey, Theodore Von Eltz, Marilyn Maxwell, Robert Alda, Gayne Whitman, Pedro De Cordoba, Marguerite Chapman
Summer 1941 Season [Variety ]: Adele Girard, Larry Adler, Joan Merrill, Evelyn Tyner, The Hilton Sisters, Gypsie Markoff, Ethel Shutta, Gertrude Niesen, Jan Froman, Tommy Dorsey, Will Bradley, Hazel Scott, Syvia Froos, Kitty Carlisle.
Recurring Character(s): Varied from Production to Production.
Protagonist(s): Varied from Production to Production.
Author(s): Faith Baldwin, Vivian Breverton, I.A.R. Wylie
Writer(s) Grover Jones, Mel Shipman, David Garth, Forrester Barnes, Hubbel Robinson, Therese Lewis, True Boardman; Charles Tazewell [Adapter]
Music Direction: Felix Mills [Composer/Arranger/Conductor]; Mark Warnow - Music Conductor [East Coast productions]
Musical Theme(s): Unknown
Announcer(s): 1937-47 Seasons: John Conte, 'Bud' Hiestand, Henry Charles, Verne Smith; Conrad Nagel, Orson Welles, Ralph Edwards [Hosts]; True Boardman, Helen Hayes, Melvyn Douglas [Narrators]
Summer 1941 Season [Variety ]: Ed Sullivan [Host]
Estimated Scripts or
Broadcasts:
1937-47 Seasons: 230
Summer 1941 Season: 23
Episodes in Circulation: 1937-47 Seasons: 55
Summer 1941 Season: 0
Total Episodes in Collection: 57
Provenances:
RadioGOLDINdex, Hickerson Guide, Wisconsin State Journal, 'The Directory of The Armed Forces Radio Service Series'.

Notes on Provenances:

All above cited provenances are in error in one form or another. The most helpful provenances were the log of the radioGOLDINdex and The Wisconsin State Journal Radio Listings.

What you see here, is what you get. Complete transparency. We have no 'credentials' whatsoever--in any way, shape, or form--in the 'otr community'--none. But here's how we did it--for better or worse. Here's how you can build on it yourselves--hopefully for the better. Here's the breadcrumbs--just follow the trail a bit further if you wish. No hobbled downloads. No misdirection. No posturing about our 'credentials.' No misrepresentations. No strings attached. We point you in the right direction and you're free to expand on it, extend it, use it however it best advances your efforts.

We ask one thing and one thing only--if you employ what we publish, attribute it, before we cite you on it.

We continue to provide honest research into these wonderful Golden Age Radio programs simply because we love to do it. If you feel that we've provided you with useful information or saved you some valuable time regarding this log--and you'd like to help us even further--you can help us keep going. Please consider a small donation here:

We don't pronounce our Golden Age Radio research as 'certified' anything. By the very definition, research is imperfect. We simply tell the truth. As is our continuing practice, we provide our fully provenanced research results--to the extent possible--right here on the page, for any of our peers to review--or refute--as the case may be. If you take issue with any of our findings, you're welcome to cite any better verifiable source(s) and we'll immediately review them and update our findings accordingly. As more verifiable provenances surface, we'll continue to update the following series log, as appropriate.

All rights reserved by their respective sources. Article and log copyright 2009 The Digital Deli Online--all rights reserved. Any failure to attribute the results of this copywritten work will be rigorously pursued.







Silver Theater Radio Program Log

Silver Theater Radio Program Season One






Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
37-10-03
1
First Love Part 1
Y
Premiere Episode
37-10-03 Wisconsin State Journal Rosalind Russell, film star, will inaugurate the new "Sunday Afternoon Silver Theater" series in an original radio drama "First Love" over WBBM at 4 o'clock.
37-10-10
2
First Love Part 2
Y
37-10-10 Wisconsin State Journal Silver Theater (WBBM): Rosalind Russell James Stewart in "First Love."
37-10-17
3
First Love Part 3
Y
37-10-24
4
First Love Part 4
Y
37-10-31
5
P.S. She Got the Job
N
37-10-31 Wisconsin State Journal Silver Theater (WBBM): Miriam Hopkins in Faith Baldwin story.

37-12-02 Wisconsin State Journal Clark Gable has selected "Detour to Love," True Boardman story, as his starring vehicle on the Silver Theater over CBS Dec. 5.
37-11-07
6
Honesty's Policy Part 1
N
37-11-07 Wisconsin State Journal Silver Theater (WBBM): Brian Aherne, Jane Wyatt in Faith Baldwin's "Honesty's Policy."
37-11-14
7
Honesty's Policy Part 2
N
37-11-21
8
Medicine Girl
N
37-11-21 San Antonio Light Constance Bennett and Cary Grant, screen stars seen together in "Topper," will appear at the Silver Theater (KTSA--4 p.m.) in a microphone adaptation of the P.G. Wodehouse comedy, "Medicine Girl."
37-11-28
9
Hospitals Are For Sick People
N
37-11-28 Wisconsin State Journal 4 p.m.--Silver Theater (WBBM): Lee Tracy, Joan Fontaine in "Hospitals Are for Sick People."
37-12-05
10
Detour To Love
N
37-12-02 Wisconsin State Journal Clark Gable has selected "Detour to Love," True Boardman story, as his starring vehicle on the Silver Theater over CBS Dec. 5.
37-12-12
11
Bright Shadow
N
WBBM— Doug Fairbanks Jr. and Andrea Leeds in the Silver Theater.
37-12-19
12
The Queen Can Do No Wrong
N
Madeleine Carroll, Ray Milland
37-12-26
13
Skyscraper
N
[ Last Episode ]
4:00, WBBM — Fernand Gravet, who spurted brilliantly In "The King And The Chorus Girl," and Florence Rico wind up the Silver Theater scries today.





Silver Theater Radio Program Log

Silver Theater Radio Program Season Two






Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
38-10-02
1
Stronger Than Steel
Y
[Premiere Season Two]

38-10-02 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Fredric March in "Stronger Than Steel."
38-10-09
2
The Moon's Our Home
Y
38-10-09 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): with Margaret Sullavan
38-10-16
3
Wings In the Dark
Y
38-10-16 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Cary Grant, Phyllis Brooks in "Wings in the Dark."
38-10-23
4
Up From Darkness Part 1
Y
38-10-23 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): James Stewart, Rosalind Russell in "First Love"
38-10-30
5
Up From Darkness Part 2
Y
38-10-30 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Rosalind Russell, James Stewart in "Up From Darkness."
38-11-06
6
Hollywood Legend
Y
38-11-06 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): "Rest Cure"
[NOTE: Wayside Theatre out of Chicago presented 'Rest Cure' on this same date. It's concievable the copysetter misplaced the entry for this listing, since the Wisconsin State Journal was well within Chicago's broadcast range]

38-11-06 San Antonio Light
Rita Johnson and Franchot Tone will appear at the Silver Theater in a radio adaptation of "Hollywood Legend," a story vy Vivian Bretherton (KTSA--5 p.m.)
38-11-13
7
Stars In Their Courses Part 1
Y
38-11-13 Wisconsin State Journal 5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Orson Welles introduces Helen Hayes in "Stars in Their Courses."

38-11-20
8
Stars In Their Courses Part 2
Y
38-11-14 Wisconsin State Journal For the first time in a year and a half, Helen Hayes, veteran of the screen, stage and radio, appeared over the radio Sunday Nov. 13, in the Silver Theater production "Stars in Their Courses," heard at 6 p. m. EST, over the Columbia network.

38-11-20 Nebraska State Journal
Three dramatic shows feature this week's dialing. The first is the appearance of Helen Hayes, under the direction of Orson Wellesl, on the Silver Theater program over KFAB and CBS at 5 p. m.

38-11-20 San Antonio Light Helen Hayes and Orson Welles will complete their two-episode drama at the Silver Theater (KTSA--5 p.m.)
38-11-27
9
The Captain Had A Daughter
Y
38-11-27 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Ginger Rogers in "The Captain Had a Daughter."
38-12-04
10
Danger Lights
Y
38-12-04 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Clark Gable in "Danger Lights."
38-12-11
11
Broken Prelude Part 1
Y
38-12-11 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Bette Davis in "Broken Prelude."
38-12-18
12
Broken Prelude Part 2
Y
38-12-18 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): "Broken Prelude" with Pamela Caveness.
38-12-25
13
Challenge For Three Part 1
Y
38-12-25 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Conrad Nagel and Ida Lupino in part one of "Challenge for Three."
39-01-01
14
Challenge For Three Part 2
Y
39-01-01 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Conrad Nagel and Ida Lupino in second episode of "Challenge for Three."
39-01-08
15
Study In Triangles
Y
39-01-08 Nebraska State Journal
Silver Theater Drama. Leslie Howard and Rita Johnson will appear in an original pay on the Silver Theater broadcast over KFAB and CBS this afternoon at 5 p. m.
39-01-15
16
Debutante
Y
39-01-15 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Myrna Loy in "Debutante"
39-01-22
17
Misty Mountain Part 1
Y
39-01-22 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): James stewart and Jane Bryan in "Misty Mountain."
39-01-29
18
Misty Mountain Part 2
Y
39-01-29 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): James Stewart and Jane Bryan in the second episode of "Mystery Mountain."
39-02-05
19
It May Be Forever
Y
39-02-05 Nebraska State Journal
5:00 p.m.--The Silver Theater presents Loretta Young in a half hour dramatic sketch.
39-02-12
20
Escape From Tomorrow Part 1
Y
39-02-12 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Andrea Leeds and John Garfield in a sketch.
39-02-19
21
Escape From Tomorrow Part 2
Y
39-02-19 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Andrea Leeds and John Garfield in the second episode of "If This Be Crime."
39-02-26
22
Dear Victim
Y
39-02-26 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Herbert Marshall, Maureen O'Sullivan in original drama.
39-03-05
23
Son Of the Navy
Y
39-03-05 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Ginger Rogers in "Single Party Going East."

Vivacious Ginger Rogers, -who made a notable Silver theatre debut last fall in "The Captain Has a Daughter," returns to star in "Single Party Going East," Sunday, March 5, WABC-CBS, fi- to 5:30 CST.
39-03-12
24
Love Is Where You Find It
Y
39-03-12 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Shirley Ross and Lee Tracy in an original drama.
39-03-19
25
Timber Valley
N
39-03-19 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Henry Fonda, Gail Patrick in "Timber."
39-03-26
26
For Us, the Living Part 1
Y
39-03-26 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Rosalind Russell in "For Us, the Living."
39-04-02
27
For Us, the Living Part 2
Y
39-04-02 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Rosalind Russell in final episode of "For Us, the Living."
39-04-09
28
The Man From Medicine Bow
Y
39-04-09 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Chester Morris and Glenda Farrell in "The Man from Medicine Hat."
39-04-16
29
Expert Opinion
Y
39-04-16 San Antonio Light
Robert Montgomery, of the screen, will appear in an original radio drama at the Silver Theater (KTSA--5 p.m.)
39-04-23
30
The Villain Still Pursues Her
Y
39-04-23 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Robert Montgomery
39-04-30
31
Love Is Our Destiny
Y
39-04-30 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): "Love Is Our Destiny," with Constance Bennett and Melvyn Douglas.
39-05-07
32
Train Ride
Y
39-05-07 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Joan Crawford in "Train Ride."
39-05-14
33
Understudy
Y
39-05-14 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., in a comedy.
39-05-21
34
Crossroads For Two Part 1
Y
39-05-21 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Helen Hayes in "Crossroads for Two."
39-05-28
35
Crossroads For Two Part 2
Y
[ Last Episode Season Two ]
39-05-28 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Helen Hayes in "Crossroads for Two."





Silver Theater Radio Program Log

Silver Theater Radio Program Season Three






Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
39-10-08
1
Lost Yesterday Part 1
N
39-08-28 Wisconsin State Journal
Silver Theater return Oct. 8.

39-08-31 Wisconsin State Journal
Contracted, Conrad Nagel as Silver Theater (radio) director for third successive season.

39-10-08 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): returns to the air with Loretta Young in "Lost Yesterday."
39-10-15
2
Lost Yesterday Part 2
N
39-10-15 Nebraska State Journal
Loretta Young will put in another appearance on the Silver Theater this afternoon at 5 o'clock over KFAB and KOIL.
39-10-15 San Antonio Light
The second episode of "Lost Yesterday", starring Loretta Young at the C.B.S. Silver Theater (KTSA--5 p.m.).
39-10-22
3
Ex Spy
N
39-10-22 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): David Niven in title role of "Ex-Spy."
39-10-29
4
Last Crossing
N
39-10-29 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Merle Oberon in "Last Crossing."
39-11-05
5
The Road Goes Further Part 1
N
39-11-05 Nebraska State Journal
John Garfield will play the role of a surgeon in a two part Silver Theater drama titled, "The Road Goes Further," on KFAB and KOIL this afternoon at 5 o'clock.
39-11-05 San Antonio Light
John Garfield, screen star, will appear in a two-episode drama "The Road Goes Further," at the C.B.S. Silver Theater (KTSA--5 p.m.). First episode today, the second next week.
39-11-12
6
The Road Goes Further Part 2
N
39-11-12 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): John Garfield in second part of "The Road Goes Further."
39-11-19
7
Incredible Lady
N
39-11-19 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Carole Lombard in an original play concerning the future.
39-11-26
8
Speak Of the Devil
N
39-11-26 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): William Powell in "Speak of the Devil," the altering of a man's faith.

39-11-27 Wisconsin State Journal
William Powell, recovered from an illness which kept him in semi-retirement, will be the guest star on Silver Theater over CBS Sunday.

39-12-03
9
With All My Love
N
39-12-03 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Ginger Rogers in "With All My Love," the story of a man coming home from a prison term.
39-12-10
10
For Richer, For Richer
N
39-12-10 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Clark Gable in a comedy.
39-12-17
11
Twice Upon A Time
N
39-12-17 Charleston Daily Mail
Kay Francis of the screen makes her first "Silver Theater" appearance on the CBS network Sunday in "Pot Luck," an original drama at 6 p.m. Miss Francis will be supported by an all-star Hollywood radio cast, including Elliott Lewis and Paula Winslow, under direction of Conrad Nagel. "Pot Luck" was written by True Boardman, based on an original idea by Saul Elkins. It's the name of a ghost town, left standing after a movie company had abandoned it as a picture location.
39-12-24
12
The Magic Of the Mistletoe
N
39-12-24 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Conrad Nagel, Margaret Lindsay in "Magic of the Mistletoe."
39-12-31
13
Second Hand Ghost
N
39-12-31 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Conrad Nagel and Wendy Barrie in "Second Hand Ghost."

39-12-31 Capital Times
Conrad Nagel will co-star with Wendy Barrie in the Silver Theater presentation of "Second Hand Ghost," through WBBM at 5 o'clock today.
40-01-07
14
A Rose for Julie
N
40-01-07 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): "A Rose for Julie" with Cary Grant.
40-01-14
15
Return Engagement
N
40-01-14 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Madeleine Carroll in "Return Engagement."
40-01-21
16
Meet Mr Tomkins
N
40-01-21 Nebraska State Journal
5:00 p.m.--Silver Theater with George Brent cast as an Indiana lawyer in "Meet Mr Thompkins."
40-01-28
17
To the Memory Of . . .
N
40-01-22 Wisconsin State Journal Marlene Dietrich, shown here, makes on of her rare radio appearances on "Silver Theater" over CBS on Sunday, Jan. 28.
40-02-04
18
Parent By Proxy
N
40-02-04 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): William Powell in "Parent by Proxy," a refugee problem.
40-02-11
19
Wild Blows the Wind
N
40-02-11 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Joan Bennett in "Wild Blows the Wind," a confusion of values.
40-02-18
20
Heaven Is Like That
Y
40-02-18 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Herbert Marshall in "Heaven is Like That," one year to live.
40-02-25
21
Service Aplenty
N
40-02-25 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Cary Grant in "Service Aplenty," in which a wealthy young man poses as a butler.
40-03-03
22
The Long Way Out
N
40-03-03 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Kay Francis in "The Long Way Out" when money comes easy.
40-03-10
23
School Crossing
N
40-03-10 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Humphrey Bogart in an original drama Fifth Row Center.
40-03-17
24
Away From It All
N
40-03-17 San Antonio Light
Ida Lupino and Louis Hayward will guest star at the Silver Theater (KTSA--5 p.m.). Paulette Goddard's scheduled appearance was postponed.

40-03-17 Capital Times
Ida Lupino and Louis Hayward, one of Hollywood's married couples, will be co-starred in the Silver Theater dramatization through WBBM at 5 o'clock today.
40-03-24
25
Delayed Exit
N
40-03-24 Capital Times
Mary Martin realizes another ambition today when she plays a dramatic role in "Delayed Exit" for the Silver Theater production through WBBM at 5 o'clock. It is the story of a night club singer who marries into a wealth family and learns her in-laws have taken the welcome sign off the doormat.
40-03-31
26
Broken Destiny
N
40-03-31 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Paulette Goddard in "Broken Destiny" a study in suicidal psychology.
40-04-07
27
The Prince and the Pauper
N
40-04-07 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Douglas Fairbanks in "The Prince and Pauper," tale of an exiled king.
40-04-14
28
Diana Discovers America
N
40-04-14 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Madeleine Carroll as a spoiled heiress in "Diana Discovers America."

40-04-17 Wisconsin State Journal "Fun in Print," a quiz show, will replace radio's Silver Theater beginning May 12.
40-04-21
29
Census, 1940
Y
40-04-21 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): "Census 1940" with Thomas Mitchell and Edna Best.
40-04-28
30
Days Of Grace
N
40-04-28 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Carole Lombard in "Days of Grace," love in war.
40-05-05
31
Ice To the Eskimos
N
[ Last Episode Season Three ]
40-05-05 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Carole Lombard in "Ice to Eskimos," a super saleslady.





Silver Theater Radio Program Log

Silver Theater Radio Program Season Four






Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
40-10-06
1
I'll Never Forget
N
40-10-06 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Laurence Olivier opens new series with "I'll Never Forget," an original drama on the rise and fall of a man.
40-10-13
2
The Hour Shall Come Part 1
N
40-10-13 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Bette Davis in "The our Shall Come," a story of peaceful China.
40-10-20
3
The Hour Shall Come Part 2
N
40-10-20 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Bette Davis in "The Hour Shall Come.
40-10-27
4
Nothing To Sneeze At
N
40-10-27 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., in "Nothing to Sneeze At," a comedy.
40-11-03
5
Two Loves Have I
N
40-11-03 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Virginia Bruce in "Two Loves Have I."
40-11-10
6
Who Done It?
N
40-11-10 Nebraska State Journal
Bob Hope, radio and film comedian, will appear in an original radio drama on the Silver Theater broadcast today at 5 p.m. over KFAB.
40-11-17
7
World Without End
N
40-11-17 Nebraska State Journal
At 5 p.m., on KFAB, Silver Theater offers Martha Scott in an original radio drama.
40-11-24
8
Not Without Publication
N
40-11-24 Nebraska State Journal
5:00 p.m.--Silver Theater, starring William Powell in an original radio drama.
40-12-01
9
Critic On the Hearth
N
40-12-01 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Greer Garson in an original drama.
40-12-08
10
The Great Adventure
N
40-12-08 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Ronald Colman in "Great Adventure."
40-12-15
11
Four On A Match
N
40-12-15 San Antonio Light
Kay Francis, also of the films, will be sta rred at the C.B.S. Silver Theater (KTSA--5 p.m.). She replaces Olivia deHavilland, who will not be able to keep a scheduled appearance.

40-12-15 Charleston Daily Mail
Kay Francis, film star, guest of Silver Theater" in an original play (CBS, 6 p.m.).
40-12-22
12
Christmas Armistice
N
40-12-29
13
Americana
N
40-12-29 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Conrad Nagel and daughter, Ruth, in "Americana."

At 5 p. m., the Silver Theater presents Ruth Nagel, co-starred with her father, Conrad Nagel, in an original radio drama titled, "Americana." This will be Miss Nagel's professional debut. The Theater is on KFAB.

Conrad Nagel and his youthful "Daughter, Ruth, will co-star in an original drama, "Americana." at the C. B. S. Silver theater (KTSA—5 p.m.)
41-01-05
14
The Hottest Man in Town
N
41-01-05 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): James Stewart in "The Hottest Man in Town," by James Stewart.
41-01-12
15
Two Loves Have I
N
41-01-12 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Linda Darnell in "Two Loves Have I."
Script Repeat of 40-11-03
41-01-19
16
Scene Of the Crime
N
41-01-19 Nebraska State Journal
Milland On Silver Theater...

41-01-24 Wisconsin State Journal
41-01-24 Exciting news on the radio drama front is the anticipated appearance of Judy Garland on the CBS Sunday "Silver Theater" within the next few weeks. Advance inklings are that Judy will do her first straight dramatic role sans song.
41-01-26
17
Love's New Sweet Song
N
41-01-26 San Antonio Light
Judy Garland will be heard in "Love's New Sweet Song" at the Silver Theater (KTSA--5 p.m.).
41-02-02
18
Bachelor Habit
N
41-02-02 Nebraska State Journal
Another drama highlight is the appearance of Brian Aherne on the Silver Theater stage today at 5 p.m. over KFAB, in an original radio play.
41-02-09
19
As I Love Thee
N
41-02-09 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Merle Oberon in "As I Love Thee."
41-02-16
20
Back Street
N
41-02-16 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Charles Boyer in "Back Street," the story of a doctor and his fight for humanity.
41-02-23
21
Drawn By Lot
N
41-02-23 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Olivia de Havilland in "Drawn by Lot," the junior league goes "army."
41-03-02
22
Out Of This World
N
41-03-02 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Adolphe Menjou and wife, Verree Teasdale in the story of show business, or "Out of This World."
41-03-09
23
Murder Unlimited
Y
41-03-09 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Carole Lombard in "Murder Unlimited," a blonde on the case.
41-03-16
24
The Magic Darkness
N
41-03-23
25
Lady With Ideas
N
41-03-23 Wisconsin State Journal
"Lady With Ideas," with Ann Sothern
41-03-30
26
One Step Ahead
Y
41-03-30 Nebraska State Journal
At 5 p.m. Orson Welles, one of radio's ablest dramatists, appears on the Silver Theater in John LaTouche's "One Step Ahead." The program is on KFAB.
41-04-06
27
Niagara To Reno
N
41-04-06 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Kay Kyser and Ginny Simms in "Niagara to Reno," for the "Lady of the Press."
41-04-13
28
Tommy Malone Comes Home
N
41-04-13 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Ireland at Easter with Pat O'Brien in "Tommy Malone Comes Home."
41-04-20
29
A Man's Best Wife
N
41-04-20 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): starring Myrna Loy.





Silver Theater Radio Program Log

Silver Theater Radio Program Season Five






Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
41-10-05
1
The Better the Day
N
41-10-05 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Mickey Rooney in "The Better the Day," a youth in trouble finds the answer.
41-10-12
2
Eternally Yours Part 1
N
41-10-12 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Judy Garland in "Eternally Yours," faith comes to a couple through a child.
41-10-19
3
Eternally Yours Part 2
N
41-10-19 San Antonio Light
The "Silver Theater" offers Judy Garland in the concluding half of "Eternally Yours" (5 p.m.).
41-10-26
4
The Case Of the Evil Angel
N
41-10-26 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Adolph Menjou and Verree Teasdale in "The Case of the Evil Angel," a philandering husband plus a sensible wife.
41-11-02
5
Petticoat Fever
N
41-11-02 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Red Skelton in an original play.
41-11-09
6
Alone In Paris
N
41-11-16
7
Father Darcy and the Beloved Blackguard
N
41-11-16 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Pat O'Brien as a prison chaplain.

"Father Darcy and the Beloved Blackguard" by Matt Taylor
41-11-23
8
Ladies In Retirement
N
41-11-30
9
Strictly Personal
N
41-11-30 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Myrna Loy in "Strictly Personal."

41-11-30 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Errol Flynn in an original story.
41-12-07
10
For Richer, For Richer
N
41-12-07 San Antonio Light
Errol Flynn plays in an original drama on "Silver Theater." (KTSA-5) This is an appearance on which the screen star was previously scheduled. Conrad Nagel is master of ceremonies and directs.
Repeat of Script 39-12-10
41-12-14
11
The Widow Wore A Black Eye
N
41-12-14 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Alice Faye, Robert Preston, and James Craig in the comedy of a young woman with a goal, "The WIdow Wore A Black Eye."
41-12-21
12
Goodnight Galatea
N
41-12-21 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Conrad Nagel and Betty Field in "Good Night, Galatea," story of a stuffed-shirt and a jitterbug.
41-12-28
13
Wings For the Lady
N
41-12-28 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Ellen Drew, Conrad Nagel and James Craig in "Wings for the Lady."
42-01-04
14
Unknown
N
42-01-11
15
The Awful Truth
N
42-01-11 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Ann Sothern in "The Awful Truth."
42-01-18
16
Weekend In Havana
N
42-01-18 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Bing Crosby in "weekend in Havana."
42-01-25
17
Next Time We Love
N
42-01-25 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Margaret Sullavan in "Next Time We Love."
42-02-01
18
Public Enemy
N
42-02-08
19
The Seventh Man
N
42-02-08 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Charles Boyer in an original play.
42-02-15
20
Talk Of the Town
N
42-02-15 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Joan Bennett in "Talk of Town," a gal sob sister goes after a reporter.
42-02-22
21
Three On A Journey
N
42-02-22 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Jean Hersholt in "Three on a Journey," a philosophical hitch-hiker has company.
42-03-01
22
Duration Girl
N
42-03-01 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): wartime Washington with Dorothy Lamour as "Duration Girl."
42-03-08
23
Christmas In July
N
42-03-08 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Mickey Rooney in "Christmas In July," a contest winner spends his money.
42-03-15
24
The Whole Town's Talking
N
42-03-15 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Kay Kyser in "The Whole Town's Talking."
42-03-22
25
Only Yesterday
N
42-03-22 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Loretta Young in "Adolf and Mrs. Runyan."
42-03-29
26
Her Perfect Mate
N
42-03-29 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Laraine Day in "Her Perfect Mate."
42-04-05
27
Summer Evening
N
42-04-05 Long Beach Independent
Charles Boyer is recruited for the Silver Theater presentation of a True Boardman radio story, "Summer Evening," 3 p.m., KNX.

42-04-05 San Antonio Light
Jean Hersholt who is heard every Wed. as Dr. Christian will play the leading role in Silver Theater Sunday at 5 p.m. over KTSA.

42-04-05 San Antonio Light
"Silver Theater" recruits another bright star from Hollywood, Charles Boyer, for the top role in an original radio drama. Conrad Nagel is director and master of ceremonies (KTSA--5 p.m.).
42-04-12
28
Pursuit
N
42-04-12 San Antonio Light
Paulette Goddard has the lead role in "Pursuit" by Frederick Hazlitt Brennen, on "Silver Theater," to be brought KTSA listeners at 5 p.m. Sunday. Paulette plays Frances Johnston, a 23-year-old nurse, and Brennan's unusual narrative has her writing a letter to her grandchildren-to-be. In the letter through which the story unfolds, she tells how she met the man who is to be their grandfather.
42-04-19
29
The Amazing Mr Williams
Y
42-04-19 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Jack Benny in "The Amazing Mr. Williams."





Silver Theater Radio Program Log

Silver Theater Radio Program Season Six






Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
43-07-04
1
Murder Unlimited
N
43-07-04 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Kay Francis, first guest star in new series.

Repeat of Script from 41-03-09

43-07-04 San Antonio Light
John Hall will play the lead in the Silver Theater's original radio drama "Timber Valley," by Grover Jones and True Boardman, when the second of this series of radio vehicles is released through the C.B.S. network on Sunday at 5 p.m.
43-07-11
2
Timber Valley
N
5 p. m. — Sliver Theater (WBBM): John Hall in "Timber Valley." 5:30

Jon Hall to Star In 'Timber Valley'
Jon Hall will play the lead in the 'Silver Theater's" original radio drama, "Timber Valley," by Grover Jones and True Bprdman, when the st-cond of this series' of radio vehicles is released through the C. B. S. network on Sunday at 5 p. m.
43-07-18
3
Love Is Where You Find It
N
43-07-18 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Janet Blair in "Love Is Where You Find It."

Repeat of Script from 39-03-12
43-07-25
4
China Bridge
N
43-07-25 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Ellen Drew and Preston Foster, in "China Bridge."
43-08-01
5
Days Of Grace
N
43-08-01 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Edna Best in "Days of Grace."
43-08-08
6
Niagara To Reno
Niagra To Reno
N
(WMAQ): 5 p. m. — Silver Theater (WBBM): Dennis Day in "Niagara to Reno." 5:30 p. m.

Repeat of Script from 41-04-06
43-08-15
7
With All My Love
N
43-08-15 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Marjorie Reynolds in "With All My Love," story of wife's help for ex-convict.

Repeat of Script from 39-12-03
43-08-22
8
The Villain Still Pursues Her
N
43-08-22 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Richard Whorf in old-time melodrama "The Villain Still Pursues Her."

Repeat of Script from 39-04-23
43-08-29
9
Son Of the Navy
N
43-08-26 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Ruth Hussey in "Son of the Navy."

Repeat of Script from 39-03-05
43-09-05
10
Out Of This World
N
43-09-05 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Henry Hull in "Out of This World."

Repeat of Script from 41-03-02
43-09-12
11
Lady With Ideas
N
5 p. m. —Silver Theater (WBBM): Vera Vague in "Lady With Ideas."

Repeat of Script from 41-03-23
43-09-19
12
The Man From Medicine Bow
N
43-09-19 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Roy Rogers in "The Man from Medicine Bow."

Repeat of Script from 39-04-09
43-09-26
13
Lost Yesterday Part 1
N
43-09-26 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Loretta Young in "Lost Yesterday."
43-10-03
14
Lost Yesterday Part 2
N
43-10-03 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Loretta Young in second half of "Lost Yesterday."
43-10-10
15
Please Forgive Me
N
43-10-10 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Charles Boyer in "Please Forgive Me," drama of French underground.
43-10-17
16
What This Country Needs
N
43-10-17 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Rosalind Russell in "What This Country Needs."
43-10-24
17
Melody In Two Flats
N
43-10-24 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Mickey Rooney in "Melody in Two Flats."
43-10-31
18
Adventures In Algiers
N
43-10-31 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Laraine Day in original radio drama.
43-11-07
19
Once Upon A Weekend
N
43-11-07 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): John Garfield in "Once Upon a Weekend."
43-11-14
20
Appointment In the Sky
N
43-11-14 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Anne Baxter in "Appointment in the Sky."
43-11-21
21
A Little Journey
N
43-11-21 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Betty Grable in "A Little Journey."
43-11-28
22
The Lady Grew Up
N
43-11-28 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Kay Francis in "The Lady Grew Up."
43-12-05
23
Help Wanted
N
43-12-05 Nebraska State Journal
Screen stars Herbert Marshall and Virginia Bruce are co-starred in an original radio comedy, "Help Wanted," on the CBS "Silver Theater" program Sunday, 6 to 6:30 p.m., over KFAB. Marshall pays the role of a famous producer stranded in a small town when his train reservation is canceled by priority regulations. An eight-year-old girl in the same predicament decides to adopt him as a father.
43-12-12
24
Ringside Table
N
43-12-12 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): "Ringside Table" with Judy Garland and Alan Ladd.
43-12-19
25
The Juggler Of Notre Dame
N
43-12-19 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): "The Juggler of Notre Dame," with Ralph Bellamy as master of ceremonies; Robert Weede, Metropolitan baritone singing vocal solos; and John Nesbitt, narrator.
43-12-26
26
And the Farmer's Son
Y
43-12-26 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Ann Sothern and Preston Foster in "The Farmer's Son."
44-01-02
27
Here Swims the Bride
N
44-01-02 5:00 p.m. Richard Whorf, formerly a German citizen who came to the U.S. to get away from Nazism, and is now a prominent screen actor who usually portrays the role of a German Nazi, will take the leading rold in tonight's "Silver Theater" drama.
44-01-09
28
Assignment In China
N
44-01-09 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Claudette Colbert in "Assignment in China."
44-01-16
29
Mr Margie
N
44-01-16 5:00 p.m. Silver Theater presents an original comedy starring Bing Crosby. Under the direction of John Loder, master of ceremonies for the program, Crosby combines his acting talent with a spot of singing here and there.
44-01-23
30
Quite In Order
Quite An Order
N
44-01-23 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Basil Rathbone in "Quite in Order."

Basil Rathbone, best-known to radio listeners for his title role in "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes," turns to straight drama for the lead in a drama of the Orient, "Quite In Order" on the "Silver Theatre" broadcast over the Columbia network Sunday, 5 p. m., KFAB.
44-01-30
31
For This We Live
N
44-01-30 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Dorothy Lamour in "For This We Live."
44-02-06
32
Travel Is Broadening
N
44-02-06 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): William Powell in "Travel Is Broadening."
44-02-13
33
Honeymoon Deferred
N
44-02-13 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Alan Ladd in "Honeymoon Deferred."
44-02-20
34
She Looked Like An Angel
N
5 p. m. — Silver Theater (WBBM): Hedy Lamarr anrl John Loder in "She Looked Like an Angel." . . .
44-02-27
35
One Day After Another
N
44-02-27 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Bette Davis in "One Day After Another."
44-03-05
36
A Brown Study
N
44-03-05 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Robert Young in "A Brown Study" by Norman Corwin.
44-03-12
37
Someone Suitable
N
5 p. m. — Silver Theater (WBBM): Chester Morris in original story . ..
44-03-19
38
The Good Old Days
N
44-03-19 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Brian Donlevy in drama of Steve Brodie's life, "The Good Old Days."
44-03-26
39
Wrong Number
N
44-03-26 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Janet Blair in "Wrong Number."
44-04-02
40
The Steadfast Heart
N
44-04-02 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Paul Lukas in "The Steadfast Heart."
44-04-09
41
Miracle In the Rain
N
44-04-09 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Helen Hayes in "The Miracle in the Rain."
44-04-16
42
William and Mary
N
44-04-16 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Otis Skinner and Roland Young in a "William and Mary" skit.
44-04-23
43
The Woman I Killed
N
44-04-23 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): "The Woman I Killed," with Herbert Marshall.
44-04-30
44
The Snow Goose
N
44-04-30 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Ronald Colman in "The Snow Goose."
44-05-07
45
Bad Dream
N
44-05-07 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Adolphe Menjou and Verree Teesdale in "Bad Dream."
44-05-14
46
Little Johnny Appleseed
N
44-05-14 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Kate Smith in "Little Johnny Appleseed."
44-05-21
47
The Guardsmen
N
44-05-21 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Ingrid Berman, Herbert Marshall and Nigel Bruce in "The Guardsman."
44-05-28
48
The Sun Field
Y
44-05-28 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): George Raft and Ruth Hussey in Heywood Broun's "The Sun Field," baseball comedy.
44-06-04
49
Nothing Ever Happens
N
44-06-04 Nebraska State Journal
Comedy drama and the excitement of a spy-chase are combined in a "Silver Theater" presentation of George Travis' "Nothing Ever Happens," starring the screen's Joan Bennett, over KFAB at 5 p.m.
44-06-11
60
Heaven Is Like That
N
44-06-11 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): John Loder and Edna Best in original drama, "Heaven Is Like That."

Repeat of Script from 40-02-18
44-06-18
61
The Lady's Name Was Paris
N
IDA LUPINO, the screen actress shown here, will guest star on "Silver Theater" at 5 p. m. over KFAB in an original radio drama.
44-06-25
62
Suez Road
N
44-06-25 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): John Loder presents Ann Sothern and Brian Donlevy in "Suez Road."
44-07-02
63
Partners In Blue
N
44-07-02 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Donna Reed in "Partners In BLue."
44-07-09
64
Adventure For Two
N
44-07-09 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Jean Cagney, K. T. Stevens and Shirley Booth in "Wanted--Adventure for Two."
44-07-16
65
Home Again
N
44-07-16 Nebraska State Journal
K.T. Stevens will be starred in "Home Again," a drama by Lucian Cary based on the difficulties of reunion between man and wife after war separation, on "Silver Theater" over Columbia network and KFAB at 5 p.m.
44-07-23
66
Long Engagement
N
44-07-23 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Shirley Booth in "Long Engagement."

Shirley Booth, leading Broadway actress, recently star of "Tomorrow The World," will be the star of "Silver Theater's" presentation of "Long Engagement" by Cathryn Forbes in the broadcast over KFAB at 5 p.m.
44-07-30
67
The Sound Of Her Voice
N
5 p. m. — Silver Theater (WBBM): Bill Goodwin in "The Sound of Her Voice,"
44-08-06
68
For All Good Men
N
44-08-06 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Louise Allbritton in "For All Good Men."

Repeat of Script from 40-11-03
44-08-13
69
My Wife's Other Love
N
44-08-13 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): June Vincent in "My Wife's Other Love."
44-08-20
70
Two Loves Have I
N
44-08-20 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): "Two Loves Have I," with Ann Rutherford.

Repeat of Script from 41-01-12
44-08-27
71
Lucy Is A Lady
N
44-08-27 Nebraska State Journal
Diana Lynn, Paramount starlet, plays the leading role in "Lucy Is A Lady," on the "Silver Theater" broadcast over the Columbia network and KFAB at 5 p.m. "Lucy Is A Lady" is the story of a 20-year-old actress who masquerades as a 14-year-old member of the bobby socks brigade.
44-09-03
72
Mr Margie
N
44-09-03 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): "Mr. Margie," with John Conte.


Repeat of Script from 44-01-16
44-09-10
73
Forever Walking Free
N
44-09-10 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): June Duprez, British-born Hollywood actress in MacKinlay Kantor's "Forever Walking Free."
44-09-17
74
What Kind Of Girl Was Julie?
N
44-09-17 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): June Havoc in "What Kind of a Girl Was Julie."
44-09-24
75
Imperfect Lady
N
44-09-24 Sunday Times Signal
"The Imperfect Lady" stars Ruth Warwick in the leading role when the madcap comedy drama is aired on "Silver Theater" today at 6 p.m., EWT over the Columbia Network. The radio adaptation of the Cosmopolitan magazine story by Cap Palmer casts Miss Warwick in the role of Donna Brown, brilliant young playwright in love with her co-author, Jerry Gates, played by Wally Maher. The Devious ways of cupid take a new turning when a gossip columnist's erroneous report of a divorce before a marriage is instrumental in bringing about the latter. John Loder hosts the Silver Theater Series and Felix Mills supplies the music.
44-10-01
76
Till Death Do Us Part
N
44-10-01 Wisconsin State Journal
5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Maria Palmer and John Loder in "Till Death Do Us Part."





Silver Theater Radio Program Log

Silver Theater Radio Program Season Seven [Summer]

[ Summer Replacement for Ozzie and Harriet]





Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
45-06-17
1
One Day After Another
Y
45-06-17 Wisconsin State Journal 5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): returns with Conrad Nagel as director and master of cremonies; guest, Mary Astor in "One Day After Another."

Repeat of Script from 44-02-27
45-06-24
2
A Study In Triangles
N
45-06-24 San Antonio Express 5:00 p.m.--Silver Theatre Fine drama played by great stars. Today Conrad Nagel takes the leading role in "A Study in Triangles."

Repeat of Script from 39-01-08
45-07-01
3
Bright Shadow
N
45-07-01 San Antonio Express 5:00 p.m.--Silver Theater Conrad Nagel brings you lovely Hollywood star, Ruth Hussey, in a thrilling radio drama entitled "Bright Shadow."
45-07-08
4
Broken Destiny
N
45-07-08 Wisconsin State Journal 5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Sylvia Sidney stars in "Broken Destiny."

Repeat of Script from 40-03-31
45-07-15
5
Love Is Where You Find It
N
45-07-15 Wisconsin State Journal 5 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Marilyn Maxwell and Robert Alda, "Love Is Where You Find It."

Repeat of Script from 39-03-12
45-07-22
6
With Pen In Hand
N
45-07-22 Hutchinson News-Herald 5:00 p.m. Silver Theatre With Pen In Hand

Master of Ceremonies Conrad Nagel welcomes Screen Starlet Diana
Lynn to the radio spotlight as the star of "
With Pen in Hand," to be
heard on the "Silver Theatre" at G p. m. Sunday, over WABC.
45-07-29
7
The Gilded Pheasant
N
45-07-29 Hutchinson News-Herald 5:00 p.m. Silver Theatre The Gilded Pheasant
45-08-05
8
A Charmed Life
N
45-08-05 Hutchinson News-Herald 5:00 p.m. Silver Theatre A Charmed Life





Silver Theater Radio Program Log

Silver Theater Radio Program Season Eight [Summer]

[ Summer Replacement for Ozzie and Harriet]





Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
46-06-23
1
Romance Incorporated
N
46-06-23 Wisconsin State Journal
4 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): first of new series with Conrad Nagel as master of ceremonies; Virginia Bruce stars in "Romance Incorporated."
46-06-30
2
Pre-empted [See Notes]
Return To Tomorrow
N
46-06-30 The Lima News
Screen Headliner Dane Clark stars In "Return to Tomorrow," an original radio drama to he presented on the "Silver Theatre" broadcast at 5 p. m. Sunday over CBS.

46-06-30 Wisconsin State Journal
4:00 Atom Bomb Test — WBBM and WMAQ
46-07-07
3
My Father and I
N
46-07-07 Wisconsin State Journal
4 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Peggy Ann Garner and James Dunn in "My Father and I," Conrad Nagel, narrator.
46-07-14
4
Backfire
N
46-07-14 San Antonio Express
BRIAN DONLEVY in a COMEDY DETECTIVE MYSTERY on the SILVER THEATER at 4:00 p.m.
46-07-21
5
Bring Down the House
N
46-07-21 Wisconsin State Journal
4 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Marsha Hunt in "Bring Down the House."
46-07-28
6
The Sea and Dennis Murphy
N
The cool breezes blow , . . from the electric fan . . . and its a day to sit and listen to KEYS. Your favorite Irishrman. Pat O'Brien, steps into a role suitably entitled "The Sea and Dennis Murphy" on International's SILVER THEATRE at 4:00.
46-08-04
7
Sauce For the Gander
N
46-08-04 Wisconsin State Journal
4 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Eve Arden in "Sauce for the Gander."
46-08-11
8
Private Eye
N
George Raft, filmdom's favorite tough guy, takes a starring role in "Private Eye," an original radio drama by Ted Heddiger, to be broadcast on the summer "Silver Theatre" at 5 p. m. Sunday over CBS. Raft plays the role of a paroled convict who returns to his old job of a private detective. His goal is to find a man who sent him to prison.
46-08-18
9
Until Forever
N
46-08-18 Wisconsin State Journal
4 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Claire Trevor in "Until Forever," a glamour girl's romance.
46-08-25
10
Return To Tomorrow
N
46-08-25 Wisconsin State Journal
4 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Dane Clark in "Return To Tomorrow."

46-08-25 The Lima News
Screen Headliner Dane Clark stars in "Return to Tomorrow," an original radio drama by True Boardman, on the final summer "Silver Theatre" broadcast of the season over CBS at 5 p. m. Conrad Nagel acts as director and emcee for the dramatic series





Silver Theater Radio Program Log

Silver Theater Radio Program Season Nine [Summer]

[ Summer Replacement for Ozzie and Harriet]





Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
47-06-08
1
Guardian Angel
N
47-06-08 Wisconsin State Journal
4 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): returns to the air. Conrad Nagel, Jay Jostyn, Mary Jane Higby.

47-06-08 Corpus Christi Caller-Times
SILVER THEATRE returns to the air at 4:00 with Conrad Nagel as emcee. Sponsored by International Silver, this drama spot frets underway with "Guardian Angel."
47-06-15
2
Murder and Crumpets
N
47-06-15 Wisconsin State Journal
4 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Virginia "Ma Perkins" Payne and Ann "Stella Dallas" Elstner in "Murder and Crumpets."
47-06-22
3
Penny Wise
N
47-06-22 Wisconsin State Journal
4 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): "Penny Wise," tale of a cent that broke an engagement.
47-06-29
4
At Home In Central Park
N
47-06-29 Wisconsin State Journal
4 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): "At Home in Central Park," with Lucille Wall of "Portia Faces Life" and "Lorenzo Jones."
47-07-06
5
Crystal
N
47-06-08 Corpus Christi Caller-Times
An original drama, "Crystal" on International Silver's SILVER THEATRE at 4:00 .. .Conrad Nagel is host.
47-07-13
6
Pardon, My Heart's Showing
N
47-07-13 Wisconsin State Journal
4 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): "Pardon, My Heart's Showing," with Karl Swenson of Lorenzo Jones, Marian Shockley of Road of Life, and Mary Shipp of the Aldrich Family.
47-07-20
7
You'll Never Be Far From Me
N
47-07-20 Wisconsin State Journal
4 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Conrad Nagel, Margaret Phillips in "You'll Never Be Far from Me," romantic drama.
47-07-27
8
Leave It To Ethel
N
47-07-27 Wisconsin State Journal
4 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Ethel Merman in "Leave It to Ethel."
47-08-03
9
The Boiling Point
N
47-08-03 Wisconsin State Journal
4 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Fran Lafferty and Ray Heatherton in "The Boiling Point," comedy about music.
47-08-10
10
Eager Beaver
N
47-08-10 Corpus Christi Caller-Times
And earlier at 4:00 p.m. Arnold Stang, Berle's Bad Boy, gets a lift, on elevator shoes, when he stars in "Eager Beaver" on International Silver's SILVER THEATRE.
47-08-17
11
Horse In the Kitchen
N
47-08-17 Corpus Christi Caller-Times
For great fun, listen at 4:00 to "The Horse in the Kitchen," a light hearted satire on man's desperation-In the great American Housing shortage, by International Silver's SILVER THEATRE.





Silver Theater Summer Show [Summer Silver Theater] Radio Program Log






Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
41-04-27
1
Adele Girard, Swing Harpist
N
[Premiere ]
Sundays, 6 pm with Ed Sullivan
41-04-27 Wisconsin State Journal
4 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Adele Girard, swing harpist, first guest on Columnist Ed Sullivan's summer series.

41-04-27 Nebraska State Journal
Summer Silver Theater. The change in time also brings some new programs to the air. Heading the list is the Summer Silver Theater which becomes a variety show conducted by Ed Sullivan, Broadway and Hollywood columnist. In addition to his news of the film stars, the show will have guest stars. This week the guest is adele Girard, swing harpist. Lynn Bardner will be the vocalist and Will Bradley's orchestra furnishes the music. The show is on KFAB Sundays at 4 p.m.
41-05-04
2
Hilton Sisters, Vocal Trio
N
41-05-11
3
Unknown
N
41-05-18
4
Larry Adler, Harmonica Virtuoso
N
41-05-18 Wisconsin State Journal
4 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Larry Adlerl, harmonica virtuoso, guest.
41-05-25
5
Joan Merrill, Hollywood Starlet
N
41-05-25 Wisconsin State Journal
4 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Joan Merrill, night club singer, guestars.
41-06-01
6
Evelyn Tyner, Singer
N
41-06-01 Charleston Daily Mail
5--Evelyn Tyner, young pianist, to be guest on the "Silver Theater Summer Show."
41-06-08
7
Gypsy Markoff, Accordionist
N
41-06-08 Wisconsin State Journal
4 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Gypsy Markoff, accordionist, guest.

41-06-13 Wisconsin State Journal
One of the loveliest newcomers to Columbia network is 19-year-old Lynn Gardner, raven-haired songstress of the new "Silver Theater Summer Show," starring Ed Sullivan, Broadway and Hollywood columnist and Will Bradley's Orchestra. Bradley gave Lynn her big start when he discovered her singing in a night club in her native Union City, J.J. Program is heard Sundays coast to coast.
41-06-15
8
Ethel Shutta, Songstress
N
41-06-15 Wisconsin State Journal
4 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): with songstress Ethel Shutta.
41-06-22
9
Gertrude Niesen, Singer
N
41-06-22 Charleston Daily Mail
Gertrude Niesen, torch singer of radio and the films, will be the guest of columnist Ed Sullivan on the Columbia network's "Silver Theater Summer Show" this evening at 5. It was just nine years earlier, on June 20 1932, that Ed Sullivan first introduced a nervous young girl with a healthy voice to the air. She was Gertrude Niesen.
41-06-29
10
Unknown
N
41-07-06
11
Jane Froman, Singer
N
41-07-13
12
Tommy Dorsey and Will Bradley, Trombonists
N
41-07-09 Wisconsin State Journal
Tommy Dorsey and Will Bradley, trombonists, will co-star on the Silver Theater over WBBM at 4 p.m. Sunday...
41-07-20
13
Hazel Scott, Nightclub Pianist and Singer
N
41-07-20 Wisconsin State Journal
4 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Hazel Scott, night club pianist and singer, guest.
41-07-27
14
Sylvia Froos, Nightclub Singer
N
41-07-27 Wisconsin State Journal
4 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Sylvia Froos, night club singer.
41-08-03
15
Kitty Carlisle
N
41-08-03 Wisconsin State Journal
4 p. m. -- Silver Theater (WBBM): Kitty Carlisle guestars.
41-08-10
16
Unknown
N
41-08-17
17
Unknown
N
41-08-24
18
Unknown
N
41-08-31
19
Unknown
N
41-09-07
20
Unknown
N
41-09-14
21
Unknown
N
41-09-21
22
Unknown
N
41-09-28
23
Unknown
N





The Silver Theatre Summer Show [CBC Variety] Radio Programme Log






Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
41-04-27
1
Unknown
N
[Premiere]
Sundays, 4:00 p.m. C.S.T.
Russ Gerow and his Music and The Campbell Sisters and Others
41-05-04
2
Unknown
N
41-05-11
3
Unknown
N
41-05-18
4
Unknown
N
41-05-25
5
Unknown
N
41-06-01
6
Unknown
N
41-06-08
7
Unknown
N
41-06-15
8
Unknown
N
41-06-22
9
Unknown
N
41-06-29
10
Unknown
N





Front Line Theatre [AFRS H-5] Radio Program Log






Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
41-04-20
29
A Man's Best Wife [Silver Theatre]
Y
43-10-10
15
Please Forgive Me
N
43-11-07
19
Once Upon A Weekend
N
43-11-23
21
A Little Journey
N
44-02-13
33
Honeymoon Deferred
N
44-02-27
35
One Day After Another
N
44-03-05
36
A Brown Study [Silver Theatre]
Y
44-03-12
37
Someone Suitable [Silver Theatre]
Y
44-03-19
38
The Good Old Days [Silver Theatre]
Y
44-03-22
25
Only Yesterday
Y
44-04-30
44
The Snow Goose [Silver Theatre]
Y
44-05-08?
45
Suez Road [Silver Theatre]
Y
44-06-25
44-05-15
41
Miracle in the Rain [Silver Theatre]
Y
44-04-09
44-05-28
48
The Sun Field [Silver Theatre]
Y
44-07-21
33
Honeymoon Deferred [Silver Theatre]
Y





Globe Theatre [AFRS H-5] Radio Program Log






Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
44-08-27 71 Lucy Is A Lady [Silver Theatre]
Y






Silver Theater Radio Program Biographies




Conrad Nagel
(Host/Director)

(1897-1970)
Stage, Screen, Radio and Television Actor; Director

Birthplace: Keokuk, IA, U.S.A.

Radiography:
1933 Fleischmann's Yeast Hour
1937 Silver Theater
1939 The Johnson's Wax Program
1942 Radio Reader's Digest
1943 Treasury Star Parade
1944 Four For the Fifth
1945 War Town
1949 Cavalcade Of America
1951 Stars On Parade
1951 Proudly We Hail

Conrad Nagel Fan Card Circa 1924
Conrad Nagel Fan Card Circa 1924

Conrad Nagel circa 1925
Conrad Nagel circa 1925

Conrad Nagel with Bethel Leslie in the 1948 Stage Play Goodbye My Fancy
Conrad Nagel with Bethel Leslie in the 1948 Stage Play Goodbye My Fancy
Bom in Keokuk, Iowa, Nagel began his stage career in 1918 in Forever After. He started in motion pictures the following year as the hero in Little Women. During the next 14 years he played in 150 features.

Returning to the stage in 1933, Nagel toured with such productions as The Petrified Forest and The Male Animal, before starring in Broadway hits including the Pulitzer Prize winning The Skin of Our Teeth (1942). 1933 also saw his entry into Radio, embarking on a distinguished career of over 400 acting and directing appearances over twenty years.

Nagel, a handsome, blonde haired, blue-eyed movie matinee idol of the 20s and 30s, was one of the few silent screen stars to make the transition to talkies. He was on loan to Warner Brothers from MGM when the industry began its revolution.

"Jack Warner and Darryl Zanuck, then in charge of production, came on the set one day," Nagel recalled in a 1955 interview. "They were very excited. Warner said that Zanuck had a great idea. Al Jolson had just opened in 'The Jazz Singer' in New York, and there was a lot of excitement about the use of sound for a song he sang. Zanuck suggested using sound for some of the dialogue in our picture."

Nagel was able to handle the dialogue and after the picture was released, producers of the early talkies said: "Get Nagel. He can talk." In a period of 24-months, the actor played in 31 features.

Nagel founded the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which awards the Oscars along with Fred Niblo and Louis B. Mayer. He himself received an Oscar in 1940 for his work on the Motion Picture Relief Fund. He was also the host and director of several radio and television series, including Radio's ten-year fun of Silver Theater broadcasts and ABC-TV's Celebrity Time.

The International Silver Company
(Sponsor)


(1898-Present)

Incorporated: 1898

Radiography:

1932 Tony Won’s Scrapbook
1937 Silver Theater
1940 Fun In Print
1941 Silver Theater Summer Show
1944-47 Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, The

International Silver Company Trademark circa 1932
International Silver Company Trademark circa 1932

International Silver Touchmark
International Silver Touchmark
The International Silver Company was an amalgamation of fourteen independent silverware manufacturers, formed in 1898. Many of the manufacturers incorporated into International Silver were the result of layer upon layer of previous consolidations and mergers. Member firms retained their identities and touchmarks. In addition, an International Silver mark (left) was used on products sold by the parent company.

International Silver traces its heritage back to Ashbil Griswold, who established a pewter shop in Meriden, Connecticut in 1808. Under Griswold's leadership, Meriden soon became a leading center in the production of Britanniaware, pewter, and silverware.

In nearby Hartford, three brothers, Asa, Simeon and William Rogers, opened a workshop to manufacture coin silver silverware. As the cost of coin silver rose, the brothers conducted electroplating experiments. By 1847 they had perfected the process and issued their first electroplated silverware under the name of Rogers Bros. The company introduced Olive, the first fancy electroplate flatware pattern made from start to finish in America.

Because of its more durable qualities, Britannia had replaced pewter in most American homes by the 1850s. H.C. Wilcox & Co. of Meriden, was one of the leading manufacturers of this new pewter ware. In 1852, The Meriden Britannia Company was organized. In 1862 it purchased Rogers Bros. and moved the company from Hartford to Meriden.

By the 1890s, Meriden Britannia had established branches in Canada and London and sales offices in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. Meriden Britannia eventually convinced other small independent silver shops in the Connecticut area that cooperation was more efficient. The International Silver Company was the result.

The Meriden-Wallingford area of Connecticut became the American silverware manufacturing center by 1900. International Silver's Joan of Arc and Prelude patterns proved to be popular in their introduction and are among the most desired of the company's products. Production reached its peak in the late 1940s.

International Silver has been marketed aggressively since its 1898 formation. In 1968, International Silver became part of Insilco, itself a large conglomerate. In 1972, International silver spun off its Hospitality Division as the independent subsidiary,
World Tableware International. A group of private investors purchased World Tableware in 1983 and organized the American Silver Company.



Home >> D D Too Home >> Radio Logs >> The Silver Theater