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When a Girl Marries - May 4, 1954

October 13th, 2018

When a Girl Marries”, a continuing drama about young married life and “dedicated to everyone who has been in love”, was a constant presence on daytime radio from 1939 to 1957, running at one time or another on all three networks.  It was created by Elaine Carrington, who was also responsible for “Pepper Young’s Family” and “Rosemary”.

The episode of May 4, 1954, numbered 742F in the series, involves some mysterious goings-on with Joan Davis’s mother.  The show was sponsored by Friskie’s dog food.  Featured in the cast is Mary Jane Higby, author of a wonderful memoir about her work in radio.  The director is Warren Somerville.  The announcer is Wendell Niles.  Despite the long run of the show, it appears that only fourteen episodes of the series are circulating and this appears to be a previously lost program in the series.

The program was transferred to digital from an original ABC radio network lacquer.

Our thanks to blog listener William Harris for the disc - check the blog next week to hear the episode on the other side of the disc.

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