Lux Presents Hollywood

A Show-by-Show History of the Lux Radio Theatre and the Lux Video Theatre, 1934–1957


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About the Book

The Lux Video Theatre was the longest-running radio drama program ever broadcast. Starting in 1934 the show usually featured a one-hour adaptation of a motion picture screenplay, often with members of the original movie cast. The Lux Video Theatre, the television counterpart to the radio broadcast, aired from 1950 through 1957.
This reference work is a show-by-show chronicle of the series, arranged by broadcast season, and showing network affiliation, host, announcer, director, musical director, and adaptation writer. Show listings include title, date first broadcast, cast, cast of the Lux commercials, plot synopsis, and film versions of the story. Also provided are the intermission guests—D.W. Griffith, Theda Bara, King Vidor, Sid Grauman among others—interviewed between acts of the broadcasts.

About the Author(s)

Connie Billips, a graduate of the University of Southern California, is self-employed.
Arthur Pierce is the executive director of the Capitol Theatre in Rome, New York.

Bibliographic Details

Connie Billips and Arthur Pierce
Format: softcover (6 x 9 in 2 vols.)
Pages: 739
Bibliographic Info: 83 photos, references, appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012 [1995]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6723-5
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8771-4
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“important…recommended”—Classic Images; “there are so many interesting things, it’ll keep any genuine film buff turning pages and going without food for days”—The Hollywood Reporter; “provides broadcast dates, cast lists and plot summaries for each production”—Choice; “well researched”—Big Reel; “comprehensive”—Mayland Public Radio; “highly recommended…a most welcome addition”—OTR Book Review; “lengthy and vivid details…impressive”—Past Times; “excellent plot synopsis…well written, easy to read…an abundance of screenplay knowledge”—ARBA; “thorough index”—Trail Dust.