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Lux Radio Theatre - Hollywood's Finest - 6 hours [Audio CDs] #RA011
Lux Radio Theatre - Hollywood's Finest
 
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The Lux Radio Theatre
Hollywood's Finest
Liner Notes by Nick Santa Maria
 
 
"Lux Presents Hollywood!"
 
You want stars? We got stars! You want the cream of the crop in Hollywood film classics? Look no farther, they’re here.
 
Quality Street starring Ruth Chatterton as a woman who poses as her non-existent younger niece in order to win the affections of a returning soldier, played by Brian Ahearn.
 
Next up is Oscar winner, it’s Paul Muni as he reprises his most famous role in The Story of Louis Pasteur. This historical drama chronicles the man who rocked the world of medicine with his discoveries.
 
In our next entry soap opera reigns supreme as Irene Dunne and Robert Taylor appear in Magnificent Obsession, both of whom starred in the 1935 Universal production. It’s a classic story of misplaced blame and the power of love as a healing force.
 
In A Stolen Life, Bette Davis reprises her role as twin sisters; one good and one, well, Bette Davis! She’s bad as only Bette can be. Glenn Ford plays the object of both their desires, and of course he marries the wrong one.
 
This is followed by Sunset Boulevard, Billy Wilder’s acidic taste of Hollywood’s forgotten star, Norma Desmond. Gloria Swanson and William Holden repeat their roles from this all-time classic film.
 
The African Queen stars Humphrey Bogart reprising his Academy Award winning performance as Charley Alnut, the slovenly boat captain; while Greer Garson takes over the role (from Katherine Hepburn) of the spinster missionary. Sparks fly when they’re forced to share a once in a lifetime adventure together.
 
Listen to some of the greatest films ever made and revel in the presence of true star power. Restored to sparkling audio quality by Radio Archives.
 
Nick Santa Maria, a published film historian and author, is the Project Producer for this series.
 
#98 Quality Street
Starring Ruth Chatterton and Brian Ahearn
Monday, September 14, 1936 - 60:00 - CBS, sponsored by Lux Soap
 
#108 The Story of Louis Pasteur
Starring Paul Muni and Fritz Leiber
Monday, November 23, 1936 - 60:00 - CBS, sponsored by Lux Soap
 
#130 Magnificent Obsession
Starring Irene Dunne and Robert Taylor
Monday, April 26, 1937 - 60:00 - CBS, sponsored by Lux Soap
 
#578 A Stolen Life - Dress Rehearsal
Starring Bette Davis and Glenn Ford
Sunday, August 24, 1947 - 60:00 - CBS, sponsored by Lux Soap
 
#756 Sunset Boulevard
Starring Gloria Swanson and William Holden
Monday, September 17, 1951 - 60:00 - CBS, sponsored by Lux Soap
 
#807 The African Queen
Starring Humphrey Bogart and Greer Garson
Monday, December 15, 1952 - 60:00 - CBS, sponsored by Lux Soap

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5 of 5 Lux Radio Theatre -- Always a favorite August 15, 2019
Reviewer: Robert Cockrum from TEMPLE, TX United States  
If you are a fan of classic movies, then Lux Radio Theatre is a special treat. It's an interesting comparison study, too -- what was kept for radio, what had to go, and how they otherwise adapted the show. You also can tell who took to radio acting rather well and those who didn't. The sound? As always, excellent.

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