Radio stars (July 1933)

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RADIO STARS for an audience of one, her husband. Or perhaps the motor needs over- hauling, and she will hand Lee the tools. And this is where Lee belies the general conception that a pianist must have long slender hands which are kept wrapped in velvet. As someone once said, "he has the hands of a steam fitter and a heart as big as his hands." He likes to pet them dirty, and he keeps the spark plugs as clean as the keys on his piano. In a penthouse overlooking their he- loved Lake Michigan, this ideal couple do their rehearsing, play with their pets and entertain their guests. Lee descrihes the music room like this: "We have a special concert grand, nine and one-half feet long, and an extra large panatrope. There is a huge fire- place which has in front of it the larg- est Polar hear skin rug this side of Alaska." A picture of the Sims at home would he something like this. Lee, dressed in a comfortahle rohc, huries himself in the huge Polar bear rug. Ilomay is at the piano, playing softly and singing. Lee rolls over and gazes at her while she plays. She finishes and stops for a moment. It's Lee's cue to ask for cof- fee—and he gets it. piping hot. his twenty-fifth cup for the day. DROBABLY no more important job ever befell any wife than Ilomay's duty to keep her husband supplied with steaming hot coffee. Day and night, night and day. the master of modern piano drink.s coffee, three, four and five cups after the other. When Ilomay tires of playing Lee seeks the comfort of a great easy chair and becomes absorbed in the most hair- raising detective yarn he can find. S. S. Van Dyne is a favorite, but Fletcher and a host of others fill the bill. too. In the studio, they bewilder engi- neers and production men. They never have a program set before they go on the air. Lee seats himself at the piano and Ilomay stations herself at a micro- phone. Lee starts out on a number and Ilomay picks Up the words. As the mood switches, he transposes to another melody. Amazingly, Ilomay follows. Each a soloist in bis own right, when working together, they are still soloists. It was Lee, remember, who swore that he would never accompany anyone again. Last spring, they planned a vacation away from their Chicago home. "I'm going where nobody can find me," Lee said to his manager. "I'm going to be Mr. Nobody for two swell weeks." So they went to New York. And told no one. Three days of oblivion were theirs. Three days crammed with the music and shows and spectacles that only New York can provide. They were like kids alone in a big town for the first time. On the fourth day a man tapped Lee on the shoulder. An old friend from Chicago. "I've got a job for you." he said. "We're building a new air program and I've been looking for you and your wife everywhere." So back to work they went, together, of course, on the hour that Eddie Can- tor had owned. That's their formula for happiness and success . . . be it work or play, they do it together. Your Radio Corner (Continued from page 37) as a Double Diode Triode type .and is used in this model in a new circuit de- signed around it. The new set is re- ported to have an amazing amplification gain. The price is low. somewhere in the neighborhood of $25. A FIVE-TUBE Clarion AC-DC radio set with dynamic speaker and listed at $25 complete with tubes, tax paid, has l>een announced by Transformer Corporation of America, Chicago. The "little wonder" set, as it is called, op- erates on 6-32, 110 or 220 volts. AC or I>(_'. 25-60 cycles, and is suitable for universal use. McMurdo Silver. Inc., 1134 West Austin Avenue, Chicago, recently set out to see what could be done to apply advanced broadcast engineering tech- nique to the design of a specialized but low priced amateur receiver. The re- sult is the Type 3A Ham Super, a strictly amateur superheterodyne. This set is in no sense a broadcast receiver, since the high order of audio fidelity required for satisfactory short wave broadcast reception has been intention- ally sacrificed for simple intelligible amateur radio phone reception and to permit of a very high degree of selec- tivity for C. W. code signals. Should you be interested in amateur receivers, write the company for details. They will gladly send them. Model K-140, rejectostatic type de luxe console is a beautiful set offered by Kolster Radio, Inc., International Telephone and Telegraph Building, 67 Broad Street. New York City. It is completely shielded ten-tube super- heterodyne with two harmonized, full dynamic re-creating speakers. The large speaker. 11^4 inches, provides excep- tional low-frequency response; the smaller speaker, 6 inches, remarkable high-frequency response. It stands 48 inches high and it's cabinet makes an attractive piece of furniture. With Radiolrons. it sells for $148.00. Excel- lent value. The Crosley Radio Corporation, Cin- cinnati, have two attractive twelve-tube models which have come to our atten- tion. The first is a table set selling for $40.W and the other a six-legged cabi- net priced at $5«).Q0, both with tax paid. These two sets feature Manual Static Control. This new radio development makes possible silent tuning between stations and under ordinary condi- tions virtually eliminates static. Happy legs are here again — thanks to EXTRA LONG STRETCH p/qRis GARTERS FOR GREATER COMFORT Encircle SIX legs easily, yet fit one leg perfectly. No binding—no slip- ping. No doubt about their carefree comfort. Made of long stretch, long lasting Steinweave Elastic — found only in Paris Garters. Long on honest value, too. NO METAL CAN TOUCH YOU Made in U.S.A. by A. Stein & Company Makers of Paris Suspenders and Belts TKe&trc 4(Mli year. (iraduates; ' Una Merkle. Fred Astaire. Zi lord, Alice Joyce, etc. Drama incut culture. StaKe. Talking and 66 West 85th St., New York. 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