Radio stars (Oct 1938)

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RADIO STARS WEST COAST CHATTER (Continued from page 3) HED BE THE CUTEST BABY AT THE PARTY IF THAT SUIT WASNT SO FULL OF TATTLE-TALE GRAY HIS POOR MOTHER MUST BE USING / LAZY SOAP. I WISH TO GOODNESS SHED SWITCH TO FELS-NAPTHA AND LET ITS RICHER GOLDEN SOAP AND LOTS OF GENTLE NAPTHA GET CLOTHES REALLY CLEAN AND WHITE/ Two minutes isn't long—but it was long enough for a lot of finger-nails around CBS to be chewed up while waiting for the team to show . . . Incidentally, many of the prominent picture and radio personalities (such as Don Ameche, Jack Benny, Clark Gable and Eddie Cantor) sponsored boys in the Hollywood contingent. THE unsung hero of the Al Jolson pro- pram is writer "Red" Corcoran, who was used in a dozen different capacities during the season's run. He was drafted to play the dwarf "Sleepy'' when the original of the Disney cartoon couldn't be secured. Later, he was "Dopey" when the other Disney characters did a guest appearance. In between, Red has played sound effects for horses, cows, parrots and other animals introduced on the show. Occasionally, he sings, often takes part in the commercial, and somewhere in between finds time to work on the weekly scripts. But Red is happy about the whole thing. "My soul," he admits cheerfully, "is not my own. But, by Parkyakarkus, my pay-check is!" XO studio dandy is John Nesbitt, who has started a new series of broadcasts to the East Coast. He appeared at the open- ing broadcast wearing an old pair of slacks, a favorite jacket much the worse for 'wear, and on his feet a pair of Mexican huarchos — in the same condition. The theme music on the ■ program is the latest composition by the program's maestro, Oscar Bradley. The diminutive musical director zvrote the score oil the train en route to Hollywood from Nczv York, when he made the trip immediately after signing off the air with Phil Baker's program. THE principals of the new program met for the first time at the studio during the rehearsals. Though they all admitted a dis- like for puns, the same were flying thick and fast. When Nesbitt and Al Garr, the handsome tenor, were introduced, John re- sorted to a low pun as he remarked: "Al, I understand you were born in Hong Kong. It ought to be a cinch for you to come in on queue." But Al wasn't going to be outdone. "That's right, John," he said, "and, of course, the fact that you were born in Canada accounts for the timber in your voice." KENNY BAKER'S greatest regret at present is that he won't be back from Europe in time to supervise the completion of his new Beverly Hills home. Kenny, who sailed in July for London to play the lead in Alexander Korda's movie version of The Mikado, will be gone for three months, during which time the house will have been completed. The Bakers landed one of the choice locations in Southern California for the new nest. It's high up on a mountain-top, commanding a view of the Pacific Ocean as well as of the San Fernando Valley, spreading lazily to the other side, and of Mount Baldy, snow- capped in the distance. (Continued on page 59) EMBARRASSING? It certainly is — and then some — when people whisper about your clothes! So why take chances with tattle- tale gray? Lazy soaps can't wheedle out every last bit of dirt—no matter how hard you rub and rub. There's one sure way to get all the dirt—use Fels-Naptha Soap! Get whiter washes! Try it and see if you don't get the snowiest, sweetest washes that ever danced on your line! See how much easier and quicker its richer golden soap and lots of naptha make your wash! Change to Fels-Naptha! Get a few golden bars from your grocer on your next shopping trip. You'll save money. And you'll save your clothes from tattle-tale gray. c BANISH "TATTLE-TALE GRAY (PEPPIEST FLAKES WITH FELS-NAPTHA SOAP! J TRY FELS SOAP CHIPS, AKES EVER!? •NAPTHA f PS, TOO! \ 9 1