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THIS IS MY BEST

 This is My Best

1 MP3 CD - 12 episodes


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Dramatic Anthology (1944-1946)

Orson Welles looking sharp in a bowtie.This is My Best began as a kind of book-of-the-week show. This is My BestPopular modern authors were asked to select their best writings, which were created into radio scripts. Many authors chose works that were not well known, and had not been dramatized before. Authors such as John Steinbeck and Thornton Wilder were guest authors on the show.

In 1945, Orson Welles took over the show, directing, acting, narrating, and adapting scripts to his liking. He changed the format of the show, insisting that they only recreate classics such as Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. Welles, notoriously stubborn and difficult to work with, was criticized by the network for changing the concept of the show and making it too highbrow. He was also criticized for using the show to further his own career by doing one show that he was interested in making into a movie, even though the bigwigs insisted he not do so.

Orson was fired April 24, 1945 after only a little over a month on the show. At this time it became a vehicle for Hollywood movies - potential big movie productions were tried out on this program to gauge audience approval.

For additional Orson Welles recordings, see the extensive Orson Welles Collection.

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
12 recordings - total playtime 5 hours 7 minutes

This Is My Best 441121 12 Around World In 80 Days
This Is My Best 441219 16 Plot To Overthrow Christmas
This Is My Best 441226 17 Secret Life Of Walter Mitty No Opening
This Is My Best 450313 28 Heart Of Darkness
This Is My Best 450320 29 Miss Dilly Says No
This Is My Best 450327 30 Snow White And Seven Dwarfs
This Is My Best 450403 31 Diamond As Big As Ritz
This Is My Best 450410 32 Master Of Ballentrae
This Is My Best 450417 33 I Will Not Go Back
This Is My Best 450424 34 Anything Can Happen
This Is My Best 450529 37 Babes In Woods W Jack Benny
This Is My Best 451204 49 Happily Ever After Aka Mr And Mrs Cugat

 


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