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Favorite Story - Pgm 13 - Joan of Arc

May 1st, 2009

I recently came into a group of discs from the Ziv syndicated series "Favorite Story".

According to Goldin, the show originated at KFI, Los Angeles.  Each week, the program presented the "favorite" stories of famous personalities.  Program 13 in the series dramatizes the story of "Joan of Arc", the favorite story of actress Jennifer Jones.  Joan Lorring stars as Joan and the program, as it was each week, was introduced by Ronald Coleman.  Goldin dates this particular episode to September 16, 1946.

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I have to admit that Joan Lorring was unfamiliar to me, but it turns out she starred opposite Bette Davis in "The Corn is Green" in 1945 and was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her work.  Also in the cast of "Joan of Arc", you'll recognize a couple of the hardest working men in radio, Howard Duff and William Conrad.  Other programs in the "Favorite Story" series include many old time radio regulars.

The show was transferred from an original red vinyl Ziv syndication transcription set, matrix numbers L22370-A1 and L23371-A1.

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