Radio stars (Dec 1938)

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RADIO STARS the War. That's the reason he wears the mask. If you'll meet me here at the the- atre this evening, I'll take you backstage to see him." That, says Joe, was the nearest he came to being introduced to himself! He is still being billed as The Silver Mashed Tenor, and gets fan mail from all over the country, from people who have held him in affection for more than twelve years. This happy, friendly bunch of veteran artists have stuck together through the years and form a distinct social crowd of their own, with May Breen and Peter de Rose at the head. May and Peter are famous for their parties, at which you'll find all of the "gang"—Wendell Hall, Vaughn de Leath, Billy Jones and Ernie Hare, The Happiness Boys; the Landt Trio, Sam Herman, Welcome Lewis, Mil- ton Cross and Kelvin Keech, the popular announcers; Graham McXamee, with his tall stories which the gang loves; Joe White, Nellie Revell. Phil Cook, the per- ennial favorite comedian, always carrying on in three or four dialects to everyone's amusement; Bill Steinke, Vincent Lopez, discussing numerology with anyone who will listen; Paul Whiteman, playing his favorite party prank of giving people "the hot foot"; the Revelers, who have helped to make the Cities Service program a favorite for a decade; Robert Simmons, Annette Hanshaw, Gene and Glenn, when they are in from Chicago; Bertha Brain- erd. Phillips Carlin and George Engles, XBC executives; Mathilde Harding, Jud- son House and last, but not least, though he is on the short side, Andy Sannella, the wizard of the steel guitar. Andy, with his orchestra, is a real "star without bally- hoo," since people have thrilled to his guitar for more than ten years and, for the past five, have hailed him on the Manhattan Merry-Go-Round. May and Peter's parties are distinguished for their tricks, electrified chairs, dummy cigarettes and dishes, glasses with holes in them that spill water on the guests, chairs with rubber legs, in fact everything to keep people in an uproar. And, everyone gets up and does a specialty. The parties are given at the drop of a hat—a birthday party for Bertha Brainerd every year, a party for "the sons and daughters of NBC," at which all the gang bring out their children and show them off, a party to celebrate someone's wedding anni- versary. It's a "folksy" set. It makes one won- der if the younger daytime crowd, the stars springing up now, without any spe- cial help from anyone, will have a similar congenial circle after they've been on the air for ten years. There are the cute brother-sister team. Jack and Loretta Clemens; Dorothy Dreslin, of the lovely soprano voice; George Griffin, the lyric baritone; Maurinc Ward and Florence Muzzy, a two-piano team whom the morn- ing listeners have heard for four years now over NBC; and Amanda Snow, who is fast building up a great following for her simple songs, to mention a few. Perhaps ten years from now, these art- ists, too, in point of service and amount of fan mail, will have proved their un- shakable positions in the affections of the public. K LI) E When it's swingtime and dancetime. she'll never be lonely again. What a difference since she discovered Blue Waltz Perfume! There's something actually tantalizing about its lovely, floral bouquet. Perhaps you'd find greater happiness, too, if you'd remember to say "Blue Waltz" when you buy perfume and cosmetics. Blue UJolta 10c at 5 and 10c stores. Q BLUE WALTZ PERFUME • FACE POWDER • LIPSTICK • BRILLIANTINE • AND IT'S SO EASY WHEN YOU USE THESE GRIFFIN POLISHES GRIFFIN A. B. C. LIQUID WAX requires no brushing or polishing. Just spread it on ... it dries to a real shine in a jiffy! GRIFFIN A. B.C. WAX POLISH in the famous jumbo tin with the easy opener for the nearest thing to a professional shine at home. It's water-re- pelling! All Popular Colors GRIFFIN THE GREATEST NAME IN SHOE POLISH