Stars of the Radio 1932 (with Portraits)

Stars of the Radio 1932 (with Portraits)


STARS OF THE RADIO. Art Portraits of Famous Radio Favorites with Short Biographical Sketches. By A. J. Urbain,

Broadcast Weekly Publishing Co.,

San Francisco, California, 1932.


Amos and Andy:

Freeman F. Gosden and Charles J. Correll portrayed the characters of Amos and Andy for near thirty years. It was considered genius and racist and both were probably right. It was revolutionary for being the first radio show with continuing characters and a storyline.


Bing Crosby:

Harry, his mother calls him.


Guy Lombardo:

Signor Lombardo was a tailor up in London, Ontario when Guy was born thirty years ago. Guy was in his teens when he decided to organize an orchestra.


William Powers:

Was participating in the school exercises of Tuskegee, Alabama, when a wealthy cotton grower heard him and sent the young colored boy to Paris for vocal instruction. 


Softcover. Mild soil to cover with a large bottom corner chip and crease with smaller chip at same area of title page. And a small chip at same place to rear cover. First Edition. About 10-1/4 x 7 and unpaginated (about 230 pages, all illustrated). List of Portraits.

Early Radio. Rare!