Radio stars (July 1933)

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RADIO STARS YOUR FAVORITES Mr. Morton Downey, Mrs. Morton Downey (Bar- bara Bennett, you know) and Master Downey. That wide-eyed look on the baby's face is due to the fact that he's just been told that he is the nephew of Joan and Constance Bennett and the grandson of Richard Bennett. Downey's in London now. At the AII-the-Family Luncheon given by the Advertising Club of New York. Martha Atwell, dramatic director of Ward Baking Co.'s Happy Landing programs; Mitzi Green's mother, Mitzi herself, Paul Meyer, Mrs. Grover Whalen and Mr. V. P. McKinnis, Ward's manager. Louis DEAN has a new distinction. He is radio's only singing announcer, his vehement warbling of Pon- tiac's automotive excellence having startled the natives recently on two separate occasions. Mr. Dimpleduffer, the office stooge, hopes that this practice doesn't become too widespread—the thought of David Ross bursting into melody over the virtues of Ex-Lax being more than he can stand. ChARLES WINNINGER of "Show Roat" sprang this nifty the other night. "I can remember," said Charles, "when passengers used to worry about catching trains. Now, trains worry about catching passengers." KlNG KILL KARE, the whoop-de-do guy of the NRC. recently celebrated the arrival of a crown prince, a seven pounder. ()ur undercover agents report that in the Kill Kare household, the Crown Prince can do wrong. HoLI -YWOOD was very nearly the scene of another battle of the century last winter. Ely Culbertson, Grand Vizier of the bridge world, was out there making movie shorts. A couple of upstarts by the name of the Marx Brothers challenged him to a match—with a $1,000 side bet that the Marxes beat Mr. and Mrs. Culbertson. Ru- mors have it that Rajah Culbertson backed out of the deal. He'd beard, probably, that those actor guvs aren't such easy Marx. ((> woo! We're awfully sorry!) ^^DD crossroad decisions: Harold Stokes, NRC ork director, learned to play the accordion when he was a student at the University of Missouri because it was easier to carry than a piano when on serenading trips. H AVE you listened to "Sleep" played by Fred Wir- ing's Pennsylvanians for his radio signature? There's a story behind it. Back in 1919, Fred was at Penn State attending college. A negro band came to town and blasted that tune in the hottest of foot-thumping rhythms. Fred wanted the piece for his own band and asked who had written it. No one knew. So Fred started to Hawk- shaw a bit. Finally, he learned that "Sleep" had been a hymn called "Visions of Sleep" written thirty vears be- fore by a blind organist in Philadelphia. Fred re-ar- ranged it and made it a hit. Today, it's his luck number. He's played it on every single program he's given. Y I OU don't know it, but a lot of the songs you hear are cleaned up before they tickle your ears. NBC is par- ticularly choosy. That "You Are So Beautiful" number from Jolson's film called "Hallelujah, I'm a Bum," for instance. NBC demanded a purer set of lvrics and got them before they'd permit the number to hit their air. The CBS, on the other hand, thought the original lyrics were quite all right and broadcast them without restric- tions. "Young and Healthy" from the picture "42nd Street," is another that came to you all tidied up. 15