Popular Music (1932-1949)
Produced by Frank and Anne Hummert, The Manhattan Merry-Go-Round was reminiscent of Your Hit Parade. Music was chosen based on record and sheet music sales. It was known for its up-to-date tunes and plugs of popular dinner and dance nightclubs of the era.
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New York nightclubs, such as The Stork Club and the Diamond Horseshoe, were often advertised on the show. This added to night clubs' growing popularity, and encouraged out-of-towners to attend nightly shows when coming to New York. This collection includes one full show and one short musical number. So grab your mink or slip into your spats, it's time to take a whirl on The Manhattan Merry-Go-Round!
This collection is in the extensive Hummert Radio Factory Collection. Called the parents of soap opera, Anne and Frank Hummert also created Betty and Bob, Front Page Farrell, Mr. Keen Tracer of Lost Persons, Ma Perkins, Just Plain Bill, Mary Noble Backstage Wife, Young Widder Brown, Mr. Chameleon, Stella Dallas, Manhattan Merry Go Round, Lora Lawton, The American Melody Hour, Hearthstone of the Death Squad, Lorenzo Jones, Nona From Nowhere, Our Gal Sunday, Inspector Thorne, Romance of Helen Trent, and more..