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- DescriptionThe dictionary section, made up of more than 500 cross-referenced entries, provides brief vignettes of the more popular and also less well-kwn soaps, among them Back Stage Wife, Our Gal Sunday, Pepper Young's Family and The Guiding Light. Other entries evoke those who brought these programs to life: the actors, anuncers, scriptwriters, networks, and even the sponsors. Nor are the basic themes, the stock characters and the gimmick, forgotten. The book's introduction defines the soap opera, examines the span of the radio serial, reviews its origins and its demise, and focuses on the character types that made up its denizens. The chrology outlines the period and the bibliography offers further reading. Together, these elements make a comprehensive reference work that researchers will find invaluable long into the future.
- Author BiographyJim Cox is one of the best-known writers on American radio, having published no less than seven books on the subject, and he received an outstanding writing award from the largest OTR convention in 2002. He is a member of eight vintage radio clubs and regularly attends annual old time radio conventions.
- Author(s)Jim Cox
- PublisherScarecrow Press
- Date of Publication15/11/2005
- SubjectFilm, TV & Radio
- Series TitleHistorical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts
- Series Part/Volume Number3
- Place of PublicationLanham, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintScarecrow Press
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight508 g
- Width178 mm
- Height220 mm
- Spine23 mm
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