The Lux Radio Theatre was a one-of-a-kind OTR show. Imagine the greatest Hollywood stars doing one-hour versions of their biggest motion pictures, complete with full orchestra, live on stage with a studio audience.
Cecil DeMilleThe one-and-only Cecil B. DeMille was your host ('36-45) for a lavish production of what was to become a veritable film checklist of many of Hollywood's best films from the mid-30s right through the mid 50s. The first Lux film adaptation was "The Legionnaire and the Lady," with Marlene Dietrich and Clark Gable, based on the film Morocco. Every genre is included, from darkest noir crime dramas to historical epics to bubbly musicals and broad comedies.
Burlesque-6/15/36 Lux Radio Theater, one of the genuine classic
radio anthology series (NBC Blue Network (1934-1935); CBS (1935-1955),
adapted first Broadway stage works, and then (especially) films to
hour-long live radio presentations. It quickly became the most popular
dramatic anthology series on radio, running more than twenty years. The
program always began with an announcer proclaiming, "Ladies and
gentlemen, Lux presents Hollywood!" Cecil B. DeMille was the host of
the series each Monday evening from June 1, 1936, until January 22,