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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Important Information for Users of the Collection
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lux Radio Theatre collection
    Date (inclusive): 1936-1955
    Collection number: 182
    Creator: Lux Radio Theatre
    Extent: 42 linear feet of papers.
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection


    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Lux Radio Theatre collection, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Lever Brothers and J. Walter Thompson Company, 1966


    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.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    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.


    Arranged in the following series: 1. Disc recordings; 2. Scripts

    Indexing Terms

    Lux Radio Theatre
    organization records