This 1937 black and white film about radio shows of that time was presented by Adolph Zukor and produced and directed by Herbert Moulton and Leslie Rousch. Actor Ted Husing plays The Star Reporter. The film opens with Ted dressed in a double-breasted 1930s suit and standing in front of a 1930s microphone on a stand. He introduces The Sons of the Pioneers, who play guitars and sing “Way Out There” around a campfire (:54-2:31). Singer Lanny Ross doddles on a piece of paper (2:33-2:45). Beautiful singer Jessica Dragonette poses (2:46-2:55). A man smokes a pipe and doodles (2:56-3:15). Radio comedians Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll (creators of Amos and Andy) sit in a studio, a large hanging microphone between them. A family leaves the dining table to sit in front of a large floor radio to listen to their show. The two men are shown working in an office writing the script, one typing on a 1930s upright typewriter. Bound books are shown of the episodes (3:16-5:15). The “studio in use” and “on the air signs are shown. Actor Harold Peary with his large mustache begins recording an episode of The Great Gildersleeve with a pretty young woman in 1930s clothing and hairstyle. We see several individuals performing the various sound effects, including rain, walking up and down steps, opening and shutting doors, turning on a light switch, and a loud kiss (5:17-7:58).

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