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FORD THEATER

 Ford Theater

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1947 - 1949

1947 FordThe Ford Theater has an interesting history and reflect the change in radio to adapt to the popularity of Hollywood. It began as a show that wished to distinguish itself from Hollywood-leeching old time radio shows such as Lux Radio and Academy Award Theater. The show stared good but not famous New York Radio performers. Producer George Zachary attempted to use genres popular radio stars rather than Hollywood stars. This version of the show was marked by minimal success and low ratings thus Zachary was replaced with Fletcher Markle, husband to radio legend Mercedes McCambridge.

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Markle made a reputation for flashy-high budget shows such as Studio One which Ford Theater replaced. The second version included a star-studded cast in which no expense was spared. The Ford Theater also moved west, it starred the top Hollywood celebrities including Jack Benny, Marlene Dietrich, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Lucille Ball, Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis, and many others. This move made the show a hit old time radio show with these top named Hollywood performers.

The Ford Sunday Evening Hour featured music, but in order to reach all Americans, The Ford Theatre began and included drama, comedy, and adaptations of literature and film. They spared no expensive and used the best radio personalities to entertain and advertise Ford Motor products. Though very short lived, The Ford Radio Theater was popular in the two years that it lasted.

For more Ford-sponsored entertainment see: The Ford Show

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
16 shows - total playtime 16 hours 9 minutes

Ford 470402 Guest Carmen Miranda
Ford 471116 07 Carmen Jones
Ford 480104 14 The Adventures of a Bad Boy
Ford 480111 15 Storm in a Teacup
Ford 480113 16R Girl Crazy Dress Rehearsal
Ford 480201 18 The Green Pastures
Ford 480321 25 It's a Gift
Ford 480509 32 The Front Page
Ford 480516 33 Counselor-at-Law
Ford 480523 34 A Star is Born
Ford 480530 35 Laura
Ford 480613 37 My Sister Eileen
Ford 480620 38 The Late Christopher Bean
Ford 480627 39 Arrowsmith
Ford 481015 41 Double Indemnity
Ford 490304 61 The Horn Blows at Midnight
Ford 490401 65 Wuthering Heights

 


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