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RADIO SERIES BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1943

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Land of the Lost
was a radio fantasy adventure, written and narrated by Isabel
Manning Hewson. It was broadcast Saturday mornings at 11:30 am on the ABC
Blue network until September 22, 1945. In 1944, it also was on ABC Tuesdays
at 7:00pm from July 4 until October 3. On October 14, 1945, the series moved
to Mutual, where it was heard until July 6, 1946 (Sundays at 3:30 until mid-
January and then Saturdays at 11:30am). Sponsored by Bosco, Land of the
Lost
aired on ABC from October 11, 1947 until the end of the run on July 3,
1948.

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Isabel Manning Hewson was a native of
Baltimore. MD.

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SERIES LAUNCHED ON THIS DAY IN 1943

 


Land of the Lost
was a radio fantasy adventure, written and narrated by
Isabel Manning Hewson, about the adventures of two children who traveled
underwater with the fatherly fish Red Lantern. The series aired from 1943
to 1948 on the Mutual Broadcasting System and ABC.

Betty Jane Tyler was the voice of the young Isabel, and Ray Ives was the
voice of Billy. Several actors voiced Red Lantern, including Art Carney.The
announcer was Michael Fitzmaurice
, and Cyril Armbrister directed. Organist
Bob Hamilton provided background music.


Isabel Manning Hewson


              

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FILM’S US RELEASE ON THIS DAY IN 1951

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The British-American animated fantasy film Alice in Wonderland was
produced by Walt Disney Productions and is the 13th film in the Walt
Disney Animated Classics series. It was first released in London on
July 26 for its world premier. The comedy-adventure film features the
voices of Kathryn Beaumont as Alice, and Ed Wynn as the Mad Hatter.

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English writer Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by his pen name,
Lewis Carroll

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THE VOICE OF PINOCCHIO IS 87 TODAY

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Dickie Jones

As a child and young adult, Jones achieved success especially in
B-Westerns and television. He was an accomplished horseman
from infancy, billed at the age of four as the World’s Youngest
Trick Rider and Trick Roper. At the age of six, he was hired to
perform riding and lariat tricks in the rodeo owned by western
film star Hoot Gibson. Dickie Jones is best remembered as the
voice of the lead character in the 1940 Walt Disney animated
film ”Pinocchio”.

Jones starred as Dick West, sidekick to the Western hero known as 
The Range Rider (1951), in a TV series that ran for 76 episodes
(and for decades in syndication). He was given his own series in
1955, Buffalo Bill, Jr. which ran for 40 episodes. Jones continued
working in films throughout the 1950s, then retired and entered the
business world.

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IT’S NOW A CHRISTMAS TRADITION!

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The movie It’s a Wonderful Life is a 1946 Christmas fantasy comedy-drama
produced and directed by
Frank Capra, based on the 1939 short story
"
The Greatest Gift" by Philip Van Doren Stern. The film is considered one
of the most loved films in American cinema and has become traditional
viewing during the Christmas season, alongside popular classics such
as Holiday Inn (and its "remake", White Christmas), A Christmas Carol,
Meet Me
in St. Louis, and Miracle on 34th Street.



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