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British husband-and-wife actors Ronald The Collegians* - Music From Depauw and Benita Hume starred in both versions of the show. The Halls of Ivy's audition program featured radio veteran Gale Gordon then co-starring in Our Miss Brooks and Edna Best in the roles that ultimately went to the Colmans, who demonstrated a flair for radio comedy during the late s recurring roles on The Jack Benny Program. The Halls of Ivy featured Ronald Colman as William Todhunter Hall, the president of small, Midwestern Ivy College, and Benita Hume as his wife, Victoria, a former British musical comedy star who sometimes feels the tug of her former profession, and followed their interactions with students, friends, and college trustees.
Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee continued as a writing team; their best-known play is Inherit the Wind. In subject matter, the program was often notably ahead of its time, forward looking, and willing to tackle controversial topics. Another episode centered on an unmarried student's pregnancy.
But listeners were surprised to discover that the episode of January 24,"The Goya Bequest"—a story examining the bequest of a Goya painting that was suspected University Choir* being a fraud hyped by its late owner to avoid paying customs duties when bringing to the United States—was written by Colman, who poked fun at his The Halls of Ivy - University Band* while taking a rare turn giving the evening's credits University Choir* the show's conclusion.
A further treat was the episode of November 22,in which Jack Benny appeared as himself, in a storyline involving his accepting Victoria Hall's invitation to perform for charity at Ivy College. Nat Wolff produced and directed. Henry Russell handled the music and co-wrote the theme with Vick Knight. Radio veteran Ken Carpenter was the announcer. The radio program received a Peabody Award in The TV version premiered on October 19,and ran for 38 half-hour black-and-white episodes.
Its last airing was October 13, Many television episodes are missing so that some credits and episode titles are unknown. It is known, however, that Ronald Colman personally supervised production of the TV series, with William Frye as producer, under executive producer Leon Fromkess. The creator of the television version was Don Quinn and virtually all of the scripts were adapted from those originally heard on radio.
Bryan played Professor Warren, head of the college's history department, a role he also had on the radio program. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. October 31, Retrieved August 22, — via Newspapers. Categories : American comedy radio programs s American radio programs Peabody Award-winning radio programs Radio programs adapted into television programs NBC radio programs s American sitcoms American television series debuts American television series endings CBS network shows Television series based on radio programs Television The Halls of Ivy - University Band* by ITC Entertainment Black-and-white television programs American college television series.
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