This is my Best was a 30-minute drama anthology series that aired from 1944 to 1946. It involved popular authors, such as Thorntorn Wilder and John Steinbeck, presenting their best works to be featured in the show. Most of the time, the authors chose unpopular works, or those that had never been dramatized before.
In 1945, Orson Welles started to work on the show as the actor, director, and narrator. It is said that he changed the show’s concept according to his liking and insisted that they only recreate classics and use stories that he thought would make a great movie. This caused him to be criticized by the network, and get fired eventually just after a few months of stay. Since then, nevertheless, This is my Best had been used as a gauge to determine if a potential Hollywood movie would be a hit with the audience.Click here to read more about This Is My Best
- Radio Shows
Please enjoy these 10 old time radio episodes:
|05.29.1945||babes in the woods||
+ "Babes In The Woods". Sponsored by: Cresta Blanca Wines. A Hollywood playwright and a lady cab dr...
|12.04.1945||happily ever after||
+ "Happily Ever After". Sponsored by: Cresta Blanca Wine. Mr. Cugat's old flame is throwing a party...
|03.13.1945||heart of darkness||
+ "The Heart Of Darkness". Sponsored by: Cresta Blanca. A trip up an African river...into the heart...
|04.17.1945||i will not go back||
+ "I Will Not Go Back". Sponsored by: Cresta Blanca Wine. A program dedicated to "an American presi...
|03.20.1945||miss dilly says no||
+ "Miss Dilly Says No". Sponsored by: Crest Blanca Wine. Miss Dilly writes a best-selling book. Hol...
|12.26.1944||secret life of walter|
|03.27.1945||snow white and the seven dwarfs||
+ "Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs". Sponsored by: Cresta Blanca. The Walt Disney version. Beware o...
|04.03.1945||the diamond as big as the ritz||
+ "The Diamond As Big As The Ritz". Sponsored by: Cresta Blanca Wine. A very strange love story inv...
|04.10.1945||the master of ballantrae||
+ Set in 1745 in Scotland during the Jacobite rising this is a dark and tragic story of two brothers...
|12.19.1944||the plot to overthrow christmas||
+ "The Plot To Overthrow Christmas". Sponsored by: Cresta Blanca Wine. The well-done story told ...
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