The Charlotte Greenwood Show
|Other names||The Hallmark Charlotte Greenwood Show|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Country of origin||United States|
Thomas Freebairn Smith
|Original release||June 13, 1944 – January 6, 1946|
Hallmark Cards (1945–46)
The program began as a summer replacement for The Bob Hope Show. Newspaper columnist Hedda Hopper reported, "The interesting thing is that she (Charlotte Greenwood) got the job on a couple of scripts written by her husband, Martin Broones, who's never before written for radio."
The 1944 version of the show had Greenwood in the role of a cub reporter who worked for a small newspaper while she harbored dreams of becoming a Hollywood star. When the program resurfaced in 1945, Greenwood's character had the responsibility of raising three children, teenagers Jack and Barbara and little Robert after her good friend died, making her executor of the estate. The setting was the fictional town of "Lakeview".
Characters, cast and personnelEdit
|Jack Barton||Edward Ryan|
|Barbara Barton||Betty Moran|
|Robert Barton||Bobby Larson|
|Judge Cronin||Charles Cantor|
|William Anderson||John Brown|
|Mr. Reynolds||Edward Arnold|
Others in the cast were Shirley Mitchell, Arthur Q. Bryan, Harry Bartell and Will Wright. Wendell Niles was the announcer. The writers included Jack Hasty, Don Johnson, Ray Singer, and Phil Leslie.
- Dunning, John. (1998). On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. Oxford University Press; ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3. P. 150.
- "Photo caption" (PDF). Broadcasting. July 10, 1944. p. 49. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
- Hopper, Hedda (April 3, 1944). "Looking at Hollywood". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. 18. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
- Boyd, Malcolm (April 22, 1945). "The Winnah!" (PDF). Radio Life. pp. 26–27. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
- "Stereotypes on Radio" (PDF). Routledge. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
- West, Virginia (November 4, 1945). "KECA mike memos" (PDF). Radio Life. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
- "On All Accounts" (PDF). Broadcasting. February 21, 1949. pp. 10, 84. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
- Partial episodic log of The Charlotte Greenwood Show along with other radio appearances of Greenwood, radiogoldindex.com
- Episodes of The Charlotte Greenwood Show, archive.org