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
Object Name
booklet
Date made
1937-10-16
subject
Bergen, Edgar
maker
Annenberg, M. L.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
inks (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14 in x 10 3/4 in; 35.56 cm x 27.305 cm
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
ID Number
1980.0840.01
accession number
1980.0840
catalog number
1980.0840.01
subject
Puppetry
Radio and television broadcasting
Radio broadcasts
1939 exhibit
Popular Entertainment
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
1939 exhibit
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Robert J. Schurk

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