Friday, July 18, 2014
VOICES FROM FILMLAND ( Radio Program )
VOICES OF FILMLAND was a radio program featuring the stars of the talkies on the air.
Reblogged from http://www.mwotrc.com/rr2012_04/HarryLangdon.htm
In May of 1929, he signed with Hal Roach Studios for a series of talking two-reel comedies. While this was a comedown for a one-time star of feature length films, it gave Langdon the opportunity to test his screen character's suitability in talkies. Roach's shorts were distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and they too sponsored a weekly radio program for promotional purposes, titled Voices of Filmland, which aired over the CBS Network. On January 27, 1930, a special "Hal Roach" edition of the show was broadcast, featuring not only Langdon, but also Roach's other stars: Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy, Charley Chase, Thelma Todd, and the juvenile members of Our Gang (a.k.a. The Little Rascals), which then included young Jackie Cooper. What a remarkable find this broadcast would be, but alas no recording is known to exist.
Jack Benny appeared on the same program around the same time.
Reblogged from http://clevelandclassicmedia.blogspot.com/2012_01_01_archive.html
January 20, 1930 Broadcast on WHK-1390 Cleveland at 7:30 PM called "Voices From Filmland"
Voices From Filmland: