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The Big Broadcast, 1920-1950.

BUXTON, Frank, and OWEN, Bill.

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ISBN 10: 067016240X / ISBN 13: 9780670162406
Published by The Viking Press [1972], New York, 1972
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Introduction by Henry Morgan. Small 4to. Orange cloth spine with copper lettering and brown decorative paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. xv, 301pp. Illustrations. Very good/near fine. Tight, attractive first edition, being "A New, Revised, and Greatly Expanded Edition of Radio's Golden Age.". Bookseller Inventory # 37829

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Title: The Big Broadcast, 1920-1950.

Publisher: The Viking Press [1972], New York

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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The Big Broadcast will guide readers in their search for an inside look at a radio that helped to shape the lives and the attitudes of the American people through the Twenties, the Depression, World War II and beyond. It is a compilation of information about the "golden age" of radio programs when Fibber McGee and Molly, The Shadow, and Information, Please were on the weekly listening schedule of American families. The A to Z listings include hundreds of radio programs from The A&P Gypsies to Ziegfeld Follies of the Air. Each entry includes cast lists, writers, theme music, openings and closings and descriptions of the programs and their chronology. There are narrative descriptions of such subjects as "Announcers," "Bid Band Remotes," "Soap Operas," and "Quiz Shows." Includes a comprehensive bibiliography and index.

About the Author:

Frank Buxton is a professional broadcaster who has been affiliated as a writer, producer, and/or director of such television classics as The Odd Couple, Happy Days, and Mork and Mindy. He was the original host of Discovery and performed in hundreds of television shows and feature films.

Bill Owen was a major voice on ABC radio and TV for thirty years and was the principal voice of Superstation WWOR-TV.

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