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RADIO SHOW BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1934

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Lux Radio Theatre was a radio show that ran on CBS from 1934–1955. Every
week they broadcast an hour-long adaptation of a popular film or
Broadway
play
, often starring members of the original cast.

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Left to Right: Cecil B. DeMille, unidentified actor, Gary Cooper, and
Helen Mack rehearsing "The Virginian" for a 1939 episode of Lux
Radio Theater.

With Jane Wyman.Publicity photo for Lux
Jane Wyman and Jimmy Stewart in the Lux Radio Theater
adaptation of the 1947 film “Magic Town”.

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Cary Grant and Greer Garson during a 1942 Lux Radio Theatre
broadcast of “Bedtime Story”.   
 
      
     


May 31, 1943

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SINGLE RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1975

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The Four Seasons single “December,1963 (Oh What A Night)” hit number
one on the UK Singles Chart on February 21, 1976. It repeated the feat
on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on March 13, 1976, remaining in the top
spot for three weeks and one week on Cash Box. Billboard ranked it as
the No. 4 song for 1976. It was the Four Seasons’ final song, as a group,
to reach number one. (Valli would have one final chart-topper as a solo
act in 1978 with the theme song from the film Grease.)

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST NEWS STORIES

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FILM RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1953

Peter Pan is a animated fantasyadventure film produced by Walt Disney
and based on the play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up by
J. M. Barrie. It is the 14th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series 
and was originally released by RKO Radio Pictures. Peter Pan is the final
Disney animated feature released through RKO before Walt Disney’s
founding of his own distribution company, Buena Vista.

    

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SYSTEM INTRODUCED ON THIS DAY IN 1926

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Warner Brothers introduced Vitaphone, a sound film system, in New York with
the release of the silent feature Don Juan starring John Barrymore. The film 
had been retrofitted with a symphonic musical score and sound effects.

  
  

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VitaphoneDemo

A Vitaphone projection setup at a 1926 demonstration. Engineer E. B. Craft
is holding a soundtrack disc. The turntable, on a massive tripod base, is at 
lower center.

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