Lux Radio Theatre

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The Lux Radio Theatre, later known as Lux Presents Hollywood, began broadcasting in New York in October 1934, using adaptations of movies and Broadway plays. During the program's prime years it was heard regularly by 30 million listeners.

The program first aired on Sunday afternoons on NBC but shortly moved to Monday evenings on CBS. Lever Brothers moved the show to Hollywood in 1936 and hired Cecil B. DeMille as host. DeMille was followed by William Keighley and Irving Cummings. The series went off the air in June 1955.

From the description of Scripts, 1934-1955. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 145566970

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creatorOf Lux Radio Theatre. Scripts, 1934-1955. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
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associatedWith Ameche, Don. person
associatedWith Colbert, Claudette. person
associatedWith Davis, Bette, 1908-1989. person
associatedWith DeMille, Cecil B., 1881-1959. person
associatedWith Gable, Clark, 1901-1960. person
associatedWith Loy, Myrna, 1905-1993. person
associatedWith MacMurray, Fred, 1908-1991. person
associatedWith National Broadcasting Company, inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Powell, William, 1892-1984 person
associatedWith Reagan, Ronald. person
associatedWith Stanford, Antony. person
associatedWith Stanwyck, Barbara, 1907-1990. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Motion pictures, American
Radio plays

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Active 1934

Active 1955

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