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17 June 1946 – Marriage Is A Private Affair – Screen Guild Theater

Hi everybody,
At the 23rd of Aug. 1944 MGM released the film “Marriage Is A Private Affair.”
At the 17th of 1946 there was a radio adaptation of this movie.
Lana Turner and John Hodiak played the lead roles.
Truman Bradley  was the announcer and Wilbur Hatch was the arranger and conductor.
It was sponsored by: Lady Esther cosmetics.

The Screen Guild Theater was a popular radio anthology series during the Golden Age of Radio, broadcast from 1939 until 1952, with leading Hollywood actors performing in adaptations of popular motion pictures such as “Going My Way” and “The Postman Always Rings Twice.”
The show had a long run, lasting for 14 seasons and 527 episodes. It initially was heard on CBS, NBC, ABC and then again on CBS.
It aired under several different titles: The Gulf Screen Guild Show, The Gulf Screen Guild Theater, The Lady Esther Screen Guild Theater and The Camel Screen Guild Theater. Fees actors would typically charge were donated to the Motion Picture Relief Fund, in order to support the creation and maintenance of the Motion Picture Country Home for retired actors. The series came to an end on CBS at the 29th of June 1952.

You can listen to the broadcast here:

Thanks Lou Valentino for the photos! 😀

8 April 1941: Honky Tonk – CBS
29 March 1943: Crossroads – Lux Radio Theatre
17 June 1946: Marriage Is A Private Affair – Screen Guild Theater
13 March 1947: Radio Broadcast about the Academy Awards Ceremony
1948: MGM presents Lana Turner

MGM presents Lana Turner – 1948

Hi everybody,
In 1948 Lana Turner already played in 24 films.
MGM, her film company, found that it was time to present Lana Turner.
This was also done to publicize “The Three Musketeers” movie.
In the late 1940s MGM had it’s own radio station.
Lana recorded this radio broadcast when she returned to the USA after her European honeymoon with Bob Topping.
“The Three Musketeers” was about to open for Thanksgiving Nov. 1948.
You can listen to the radio broadcast here: