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Backstage Wife - July 3, 1947

January 2nd, 2009

Now that we're in a great mood and ready to face the day with a smile, let's have some heartbreak and tears, courtesy of the long-running soap opera, "Backstage Wife", the program that attempts to answer the question, "What is it like to be married to a famous star?"

In the program of July 3, 1947, originally broadcast on NBC, playwright Eric Jackson, who has a hankering for Mary, is signing a deal to produce a play at a summer playhouse so he can be close to Mary.  What will Mary's husband Larry make of this?  The show is sponsored by Haley's M-O and Energine.

The program was transferred to digital directly from an original acetate line check made by an unknown local NBC affiliate; it includes the opening system cue.