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Aw. Relax Archie! Re-laxx! - When Radio was "King", I Was Once a "Prince", But Ended up a "Jughead"

Hal (Harlan) Stone

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ISBN 10: 0972017003 / ISBN 13: 9780972017008
Published by Bygone Days Press, Sedona, AZ
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Signed and inscribed by the author at the half-title page, "Yo Dennis, my good OTR Digest Buddy / Hope you enjoy reading the book. / Keep the faith. / Regards, / Hal (Harlan) Stone / "Jughead" / 11-18-02". The covers are bright and clean, the pages are crisp and clean, without tears, the text is unmarked, and the book is tightly bound and in fine condition. (F/No Jacket.) 321pp. Bookseller Inventory # 24620

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Title: Aw. Relax Archie! Re-laxx! - When Radio was ...

Publisher: Bygone Days Press, Sedona, AZ

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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In a jaunty, conversational style, Hal Stone takes you on a trip down memory lane, as seen through the eyes of a kid who grew up in "Show Business" and ultimately became a well-known radio personality during the golden age of radio broadcasting. He co-starred on one of the most popular children’s programs of the mid 40’s, "The Adventures of Archie Andrews" (an adaptation of those famous comic book characters) with Hal playing the goofy "Jughead" for over 9 years. Hal (Harlan) Stone’s nostalgic memoir of those "Old Time Radio Days" is filled with recollections of many famous personalities and performers of that era. It’s a "treasure trove" of photos from his personal collection and includes many original illustrations by the author.

About the Author:

Hal enjoyed a career in the entertainment industry that spanned nearly fifty years. He started as a three year-old child model and at age eight began acting on the Broadway stage—appearing in many Theatre Productions of the early 1940’s. He also appeared on numerous Network Radio programs for about fifteen years, and is fondly remembered by old time radio fans for his nine years as co-star on the "Adventures of Archie Andrews" program in the role of "Jughead".

Some early live TV appearances followed his "radio days", and upon his discharge from the Air Force after the Korean War, Hal obtained a degree in Speech/Drama from Hofstra University with advanced study of Television Production at Columbia University. Ultimately he became a television producer-director for some twenty-five years, culminating that career by establishing and serving as Board Chairman of Centrex Productions, Inc., a major New York based television and videotape Production Company.

After retiring from TV production in 1980, Hal has focused on numerous other creative activities, encompassing a variety of art forms. An established painter and sculptor, Hal is also a published writer. His first book, Aw...Relax, Archie! Re-Laxx! is a memoir about his early, varied career in the entertainment industry. His second book (in progress) covers his quarter-century "zany" experiences as a television director. His new corporate identity is as a principal in Dual Dimensions, Inc. and Bygone Days Press.

On a personal note, Hal is married to Dorothy Dobson-Stone. He is the father of two grown children from a former marriage and has three grandchildren.

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