This entertaining essay chronicles a special period in the broadcast life of one of radio's most popular comedy series. During one of America’s darkest hours, Jim and Marion Jordan joined forces with the writing genius of Don Quinn and the unparalleled support of the Johnson (Wax) Company to produce a consistently entertaining series of programs that melded laughs and patriotism with an unwavering message--America was in the right, the men (and women) in the military deserved unflagging support, and the folks at home had a vital role to play, assuring the ultimate victory. As our government and the broadcast industry adapted to wartime conditions, Fibber McGee and Molly highlighted subjects not usually given a lot of attention, such as the Coast Guard, Merchant Marine, "WACS", inflation, aaid to European war victims.
Softcover, 6 x 9, 258 pgs.
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