- The Screen Guild Theater
Infobox Radio Show
show_name = The Screen Guild Theater
imagesize = 250px
caption = (l. to r.)
Jack Benny, George Murphy, Joan Crawfordand Reginald Gardinerappeared 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"
runtime = 30 minutes. / 1 hour (13th season)
language = English
presenter = John Conte (
Truman Bradley (Lady Esther)
Michael Roy (Camel)
starring = Numerous Hollywood actors
writer = Bill Hampton, Harry Kronman
director = Bill Lawrence
producer = Bill Lawrence
January 8, 1939
June 29, 1952
num_series = 14
num_episodes = 527
audio_format = Monaural sound
"The Screen Guild Theater" was a popular radio
anthology seriesduring 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
CBSfrom January 8, 1939until June 28, 1948, continuing on NBCfrom October 7, 1948until June 29, 1950. It was broadcast on ABC from September 7, 1950to May 31, 1951and 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 Shoreand 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 Homefor retired actors.
The series came to an end on CBS
June 29, 1952.
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* [http://www.audio-classics.com/lthescreenguildtheater.html Audio Classics Archive Radio Logs: "The Screen Guild Theater"]
*InternetArchiveOTR|id=ScreenGuildTheater|title=The Screen Guild Theater
* [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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