Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to
you – we'll be "Speaking of Cinderella” and
have a visit from “The Magic Cuckoo” as we
salute today's radio birthdays - Lurene
Tuttle and Arthur Anderson.
THE AVENGERS-1972 Springbok Radio South
Africa. “All Done By Mirrors” Ch 5 & 6 of 7.
A cry for help sends Mrs Peel over a cliff,
then some answers are uncovered.
THE SHADOW OF FU MANCHU
#151 “Fu's Secret Hideout Explodes”
and (two missing shows later)
#154 “Is Fu in the Hospital??”
It all wraps up next week!
In our second hour, birthday salutes with
two shows based on fairy tales. From LET'S
PRETEND, the award-winning children's
radio series heard for years on Saturday
morning on CBS, we'll hear our dear pal from
the Friends of Old-Time Radio Convention,
Arthur Anderson (b. Aug 29, 1922) starring
in “The Magic Cuckoo” from April 10, 1954.
The juvenile cast, who acted out fairy tales
chosen by the listeners, was assembled by
series creator and writer Nila Mack. The
core group consisted of (among many others
who came and went) Gwen Davies, Jack Grimes,
Bill Lipton, Miriam Wolfe, Arthur Anderson,
and Sybil Trent, although be the end of the
run in 1954 these child actors had grown up
into their roles. Also heard in this episode
are Uncle Bill Adams (host), Cameron Andrews,
Daisy Aldan, Donald Madden, and Warren
Lurene Tuttle (b. 1907) may be best
remembered as Effie Perrine, Sam Spade's
secretary, but she was one of the busiest
actors in Hollywood. From the mid-thirties
through the end of network radio and on
into television, Tuttle worked with the best
in the business, from regular appearances
on LUX and Rudy Vallee, Fanny Brice and
GREAT GILDERSLEEVE, with Red Skelton
replacing Harriet Hilliard as the Mean
Widdle Kid's mom, HALLMARK PLAYHOUSE,
THE WHISTLER, and dozens more. This
morning she stars with Vincent Price
on THE CBS RADIO WORKSHOP
#11 “Speaking of Cinderella” or
“If the Shoe Fits” from April 06, 1956.
They tell conflicting versions of the
story, contrasting the traditional
telling to a modern spin on Cinderella
in a hep Madison Avenue style.
With Virginia Gregg, Harry Bartell,
Byron Kane, Irene Tedrow, Jeanette Nolan,
Louise Arthur, Jeanne Bates, Vic Perrin,
Sam Edwards, Peter Leeds, and Jack Kruschen.