The Screen Guild Theater

The Screen Guild Theater

Infobox Radio Show
show_name = The Screen Guild Theater


imagesize = 250px
caption = (l. to r.) Jack Benny, George Murphy, Joan Crawford and Reginald Gardiner appeared together January 8, 1939, on the premiere of "The Screen Guild Theater".
other_names = "The Gulf Screen Guild Show"
"The Gulf Screen Guild Theater"
"The Lady Esther Screen Guild Theater"
"The Camel Screen Guild Theater"
format = Anthology drama
runtime = 30 minutes. / 1 hour (13th season)
country = United States
language = English
home_station = CBS (01/08/39-06/28/48)
NBC (10/07/48-06/29/50)
ABC (09/07/50-05/31/51)
CBS (03/13/52-06/29/52)
syndicates =
television =
presenter = John Conte (Gulf Oil)
Truman Bradley (Lady Esther)
Michael Roy (Camel)
starring = Numerous Hollywood actors
creator =
writer = Bill Hampton, Harry Kronman
director = Bill Lawrence
producer = Bill Lawrence
executive_producer =
narrated =
record_location =
first_aired = January 8, 1939
last_aired = June 29, 1952
num_series = 14
num_episodes = 527
audio_format = Monaural sound
opentheme =
endtheme =
website =
podcast =

"The Screen Guild Theater" was a popular radio anthology series during the Golden Age of Radio broadcast from 1939 until 1952 with leading Hollywood actors performing in adaptations of popular motion pictures such as "Going My Way" and "The Postman Always Rings Twice".

The show had a long run, lasting for 14 seasons and 527 episodes. It initially was heard on CBS from January 8, 1939 until June 28, 1948, continuing on NBC from October 7, 1948 until June 29, 1950. It was broadcast on ABC from September 7, 1950 to May 31, 1951 and returned to CBS on March 13, 1952. It aired under several different titles: The Gulf Screen Guild Show, The Gulf Screen Guild Theater, The Lady Esther Screen Guild Theater and The Camel Screen Guild Theater.Actors on the series included Ethel Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Eddie Cantor, Gary Cooper, Bing Crosby, Bette Davis, Jimmy Durante, Nelson Eddy, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Clark Gable, Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Johnny Mercer, Agnes Moorehead, Gregory Peck, Dinah Shore and Frank Sinatra. Fees these actors would typically charge were donated to the Motion Picture Relief Fund, in order to support the creation and maintenance of the Motion Picture Country Home for retired actors.

The series came to an end on CBS June 29, 1952.


ee also


*Lux Radio Theater
*Suspense
*Screen Director's Playhouse
*Ford Theatre
*Theater Guild on the Air
*Academy Award Theater
*Author's Playhouse
*Cavalcade of America
*CBS Radio Workshop
*General Electric Theater
*The Campbell Playhouse
*Mercury Theatre on the Air

References

* [http://www.audio-classics.com/lthescreenguildtheater.html Audio Classics Archive Radio Logs: "The Screen Guild Theater"]

Listen to

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External links

* [http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf5779p13c "Screen Guild Players" Recordings Collection] at the University of California, Santa Barbara
* [http://www.sag.org/history/chronos_pages/sag_radio.html Screen Actors Guild - Screen Guild Radio Show]


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