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Lux Radio Theatre collection
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Description
The Lux Radio Theatre collection spans the years 1936-1955 and encompasses 42 linear feet, consisting of 23 feet of disc recordings and 19 feet of scripts. The 1,750 discs contain more than 750 of the 844 shows, beginning with the first Hollywood broadcast in 1936.
Background
Lux Radio Theatre was an American radio program created through a collaboration between the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency and its client Lever Brothers, the maker of Lux toilet soap. The hour-long dramatic program, broadcast from 1934 to 1955, used stars from the screen and stage in radio adaptations of popular films and plays.
Extent
42 linear feet of papers.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.
Availability
Available by appointment only.