Screen Guild Theater – July 4th Triple Feature

Once upon a screen...

A special post honoring Independence Day – Screen Guild Theater radio adaptations of three classics.

Yankee Doodle Dandy:
Starring:  James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Jeanne Cagney, Richard Whorf, S.C. Sokol, Charles Irwin

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A Yank in the R.A.F.:
Starring:  Tyrone Power, Betty Grable, John Sutton, Pat O’Malley

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Take a Letter, Darling:
Starring:  Rosalind Russell, Cary Grant (in the part played by Fred MacMurray in the film version), Edward Everett Johnson

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The shows:

 

The Guild, Gulf Oil and CBS bring The Screen Guild Show to the air:

The Gulf Oil Corporation sponsored the first four seasons, from 1939 to the Summer of 1942. The program was called The Gulf Screen Guild Show for its first season, andThe Gulf Screen Guild Theatre for Seasons Two through Four. The reasoning for the name change was simply a natural progression in the type of productions the Guild was mounting…

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