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Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee were a creative team who wrote, adapted, and produced scripts for radio broadcasts, television programs, and musical theatre productions from the 1940's into the 1970's. Lawrence and Lee began their collaboration with the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS), which they helped to create in 1942. While with the AFRS, they wrote a wide variety of programs that were broadcast to troops overseas - comedy programs, dramatic programs, and informational programs - including such titles as Command performance, Yarns for Yanks, and Mail call .

After the war, Lawrence and Lee continued their collaboration, working in commercial radio and producing such programs as The Railroad hour, Request performance, Favorite story, and Young love . At the same time, they began to write musicals and television scripts, such as the television adaptation of James Hilton's Lost horizon, which was aired under the title Shangri-La, and the musical production of Auntie Mame . Overall, Lawrence and Lee produced many major works for radio, television and stage.

Both Lawrence and Lee were active in later years as teachers and lecturers, giving talks to a wide range of academic and industry groups, both domestic and international.

From the guide to the The Railroad hour, radio program [sound recording], 1948-1954, (The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.)

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