The Big Broadcast 1920-1950 Author:Frank Buxton and Bill Owen Do you remember... — Who was that MASKED MAN? Who played the "Aunt Fanny" who sang "She's Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage" for the Don McNeill Breakfast Club? Who "The True-To-Life Story of Mother Love and Sacrifice" was about? — With this delightful, fact-filled compendium of stars and supporting casts, script excerpts, theme songs, backstage talen... more »t, the golden age of radio is brought back to life for all its loyal listeners, for the television generation that grew up without it, and for the guaranteed rescue of stumped trivia players. Here are Bob and Ray with their famous "Mock Turkey" recipe. Art Carney playing F.D.R., Ozzie and Harriet appearing as vocalists on the Red Skelton Show, Orson Welles taking over as the voice of "The Shadow," and many, many more.
"The Big Broadcast," said Newsweek, "is a dangerous book to have on the bedside table: open it for a few minutes browsing at midnight and you must be inhumanly strong-willed to turn the light off before 2 a.m....an endearing reference work, an argument settler's and trivia collector's delight."« less