The Boulevard Of Make-Believe

Copyright 2014, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of January 17, 2014. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


103099. The Boulevard Of Make-Believe. 1931. Program #12. Radio Release Ltd. syndication. Music fill for local commercial insert. Wally is suspected of murdering his wife. A ransom note has been received; a double-cross is planned and then the plot gets confused. The date is approximate. Viola Dana, Anna Q. Nilsson. 14:4. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

82207. The Boulevard Of Make-Believe. 1931. Program #1. Radio Release Ltd. syndication. Music fill for local commercial insert. The program's theme and fill music is a sweetly played, "The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams." A serial drama set behind the scenes of the movie industry in Hollywood. Both of the program's leads were actually "silent era" film stars. Anna gives a new actress named Betty some good advice. Who is Mr. Bishop? The actress playing Louise, the colored maid, is atrocious! One of the performers sounds more Transylvanian than Bela Lugosi, even though he's supposed to be a Mexican! Could it be Bela? This program may well have been recorded before the sound film of "Dracula" made Lugosi famous. Listen especially to the really elegant announcer. The date is approximate. Anna Q. Nilsson, Viola Dane, Bela Lugosi (an intriguing possibility). 14:4. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

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