Original air dates on NBC/CBS: October 14, 1934 to June 7, 1955.
Lux Radio Theatre was a long-run classic radioanthology series, broadcast on the NBC Blue Network (1934–35); CBS Radio (1935-54), and NBC Radio (1954–55). Initially, the series adapted Broadway plays during its first two seasons before it began adapting films. These hour-long programs were performed live before a studio audiences. The series became the most popular dramatic anthology series on radio, broadcast for more than 20 years and continued on television as the Lux Video Theatre through most of the 1950s. The primary sponsor of the show was Unilever through its Lux Soap brand. Lux Radio Theatre strove to feature as many of the original stars of the original stage and film productions as possible. Cecil B. DeMille took over as the host on June 1, 1936, continuing until January 22, 1945.