From 1950 to 1953, Hollywood Star Playhouse has aired suspenseful dramas which starred big names in Hollywood. In its three years, it was able to bring theater (play) to the comfort of everyone’s home (house), thus the name. The playhouse genre became popular especially since this period of time was the post-economic depression of US. People who can’t afford Broadway can instead opt to the radio show. Marilyn Monroe, in fact, made her radio debut with one of the episodes of Hollywood Star PlayHouse in September 1952.
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 18 old time radio episodes:
+ "Venom". Sponsored by: Bromo Seltzer. A hunter and deadlier-than-the-male lady battle in the jung...
|09.18.1950||a question of time||
+ "A Question Of Time". Sponsored by: Bromo Seltzer.
|10.09.1950||of night and the river||
+ "Of Night and The River". Sponsored by: Bromo Seltzer. A good suspense yarn about a gangster bein...
+ "Exhibit A". Sponsored by: Bromo Seltzer.
|01.15.1951||statement in full||
+ "Statement In Full". Sponsored by: Bromo Seltzer. "If you could get away with murder, would you?"
|01.29.1951||later than you think||
+ CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Later Than You Think". Racketeer Nick LaGrange has been ba...
+ "Calculated Risk". Sponsored by: Bromo Seltzer. The story of a virtuoso crook. Sydney Greenstreet...
|07.09.1951||knee high to a corpse||
+ "Knee High To A Corpse". Sponsored by: Bromo Seltzer. The story of "Inch," a small crook who gets...
|07.26.1951||im a coward||
+ "I'm A Coward". The first show of the series on ABC. A librarian attempts to capture, "The Omah...
|08.16.1951||an obit for joe||
+ "An Obit For Joe". A reporter investigates his last murder.
|09.20.1951||hour of truth||
+ "Hour Of Truth". An affair of honor, as an older man fights his last bull.
+ "The Frontier". Dramatic story about a couple and their baby and their desperate flight for fre...
|04.13.1952||the six shooter||
+ "The Six-Shooter". Sponsored by: The Bakers Of America. The first adventure of Britt Ponset, whic...
|04.27.1952||nor gloom of night|
+ "Safari". Sponsored by: The Bakers Of America. Another feuding couple on safari in East Africa. T...
|08.17.1952||haunt me not|
|09.07.1952||the tenth planet||
+ "The Tenth Planet". Sponsored by: The Bakers Of America ( ). A man's brother has been taken to an...
|11.02.1952||the big one||
+ "The Big One". Sponsored by: The Bakers Of America. A carnival mentalist is offered $50,000 to re...
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- Hollywood star time
- Anacin Hollywood Star Theater
- My secret story
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