Cover art for NBC University Theater: Heart of Darkness

NBC University Theater: Heart of Darkness

Summary

NBC University Theater initially started in Chicago with a remit to bring adaptations of classic novels, usually Anglo-American, to a radio audience. Additionally, if listeners signed up, they received college credit to a radio-assisted correspondence course. A study guide, The Handbook of the World's Great Novels, was available for 25 cents.   In its later years, it also included short stories and plays, and went on to win the distinguished Peabody award. Unlike many other radio shows, University Theater, did not pursue glamorous stars for its productions, but instead relied on excellent distillations of the novels. and first-class acting alongside high production values. But now it is time to enjoy these timeless novels. Let’s begin.

©2019 Deadtree Publishing (P)2019 Copyright Group

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Cover art for Hollywood Stage - The Phantom Lady

Hollywood Stage - The Phantom Lady

Summary

Hollywood is indelibly printed in our minds as the ‘go-to’ place for entertainment and has been for decades.   When there really did seem to be more stars in Hollywood than in heaven, Hollywood Stage had them performing films as radio plays - on the sponsor's dime, of course.   Classic films now become audiobooks, with many featuring the original stars from way back when. Here's The Phantom Lady starring Brian Aherne and Ella Raines.

©2019 Hollywood Stage Productions (P)2019 The Copyright Group

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Cover art for Hollywood Stage - Peg o' My Heart

Hollywood Stage - Peg o' My Heart

Summary

Hollywood is indelibly printed in our minds as the ‘go-to’ place for entertainment and has been for decades.   When there really did seem to be more stars in Hollywood than in heaven, Hollywood Stage had them performing films as radio plays - on the sponsor's dime, of course.   Classic films now become audiobooks, with many featuring the original stars from way back when. Here's Peg o' My Heart starring Marion Davies and Brian Aherne.

©2018 Hollywood Stage Productions (P)2019 The Copyright Group

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Cover art for NBC University Theater: Lord Jim

NBC University Theater: Lord Jim

Summary

NBC University Theater initially started in Chicago with a remit to bring adaptations of classic novels, usually Anglo-American, to a radio audience. Additionally, if listeners signed up, they received college credit to a radio-assisted correspondence course. A study guide, The Handbook of the World's Great Novels, was available for 25 cents.   In its later years, it also included short stories and plays, and went on to win the distinguished Peabody award. Unlike many other radio shows, University Theater, did not pursue glamorous stars for its productions, but instead relied on excellent distillations of the novels. and first-class acting alongside high production values. But now it is time to enjoy these timeless novels. Let’s begin.

©2019 Deadtree Publishing (P)2019 Copyright Group

Length: 1 hr
Available on Audible