Radio Guide

Description (Brief)
This booklet is a Radio Guide for the week ending October 16,1937. Featured on the cover are ventriloquist Edgar Bergen (1903–1978) and his puppet "Charlie McCarthy."
During the late 1930s, radio was a nationwide phenomenon, with over 40 million sets in use. Broadcasts covered the full spectrum of programming, from news reports and symphonies to scripted dramas and comedy-variety series. Able to enjoy varied entertainments in their homes, Americans were brought together through shared listening experiences.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
1937-10-16
subject
Bergen, Edgar
maker
Annenberg, M. L.
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
inks (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14 in x 10 3/4 in; 35.56 cm x 27.305 cm
ID Number
1980.0840.01
accession number
1980.0840
catalog number
1980.0840.01
Credit Line
Gift of Robert J. Schurk
subject
Puppetry
Radio and television broadcasting
Radio broadcasts
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
1939 exhibit
Popular Entertainment
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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