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Laura Lawton – Sept. 3, 1947

October 30th, 2008

What does it mean to be married to one of the richest and most attractive men in the world?

Well, we probably won’t be asking Melinda Gates about that, but we might get some insight from "Laura Lawton", a soap opera broadcast on NBC in the 1940s. The series looks at "the conflict between love and riches in a world everyone dreams of – but where so few dreams come true".

Sounds like a reality tv show on MTV, doesn’t it?

From September 3rd, 1947, we offer this episode, brought to you by Bab-O Cleanser, where Gail deals with her sister-in-law, who is putting a plan in motion that may mean Gail’s downfall. And, yes, all the scheming and high drama going on with these people does sound much like a modern day reality tv show. They should all be voted off the island.

The show was transferred from an original Audiodisc acetate recorded from the NBC network line by an unknown local station, probably for time-shifting purposes during Daylight Savings Time or a similar purpose. (There's no label to post a picture of this time around.)


  • barb g

    I am SO happy to find this here! When I was a kid, my mom would sometimes tell me that I should be more like “Laura Lawton, the girl who didn’t know what she could do, until she had to do it!”. I never knew what the heck she was talking about, since this was WAY before my time… Are their more episodes online anywhere?

    Dec 12, 2009 at 7:51 pm
  • Laura

    Just did a Google search on my name, which is Laura Lawton, and this came up. How cool! Ironically, my profession is a voice actor (with bg in radio & television)… talk about synchronicity.

    Jan 9, 2010 at 6:16 pm