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The Blue Network, still in its infancy, brought Little Blue Playhouse to the air on April 4th 1942.
The Blue Network, still in its infancy, brought Little Blue Playhouse to the air on April 4th 1942.


Background

From the March 25th 1942 edition of the Panama City News-Herald:

Radio Day by Day head

     NEW YORK, March 25--(Wide World)--More serious consideration in the training of its own actors is another prospect for radio.  While through its children programs it has turned out quite a few, these have not been sufficient to meet all the requirements.  Most microphone actors come from stage and screen or other sources.
     So, to provide a place where this idea can be materialized, the Blu network is setting up a series of programs to be known as "The Little Blue Playhouse."  In it boys and girls aged six to 16 not only will obtain dramatic training but enable the listeners to hear how they are getting along.
     Under the guidance of Madge Tucker, who will write and direct and who has had long experience with young actors, the playhouse, to start at 10:30 a.m. April 4, will present the childhood stories of American heroes, past and present.
     Almost simultaneously, the Blu on April 5 is starting a grown-up series as "The Blue Theater Players."  Actors who are experienced primarily in radio will be used.

From the May 15th 1943 issue of The Billboard:

Some Current Celebs Came Up As Radio Brats; a Flock Are Draftable; H and H 'Hour' Pioneer

     NEW YORK, May 8.--If there's such a thing as the forgotten show in radio, it's the kiddie program.  Kiddie-cast layouts are still going strong on network and local stations (in fact, many veteran "kid" performers have reached draft age), but few manage to land sponsors.  Brat programs draw packed studio audiences, long waiting lists of would-be actors annd big fan mail.  Also build a lot of good will from "just folks" for radio--but still the sponsors act coy.  For example, the time for CBS's Let's Pretend, now in its 14th year, was sold three times with the contingency that it precede the sponsor's program.  In other words, the money man wanted the audience drawn by the LP kiddie show but didn't want the show itself--a horrible example, say kid show producers, of sponsors being "unfair" to tot-talent programs.
     Only two kid-peopled network shows are sponsored:  Quiz Kids, on Blue for Alka-Seltzer, and Bobby Hockey, on Mutual for Pharmacal, Inc. (commercial on Don Lee stations and sustaining on rest of the web).
     Despite lack of sponsors, child artists draw enough attention to encourage I. W. Clements, of the Clements Agency, Philadelphia, to plan a fall Broadway musical, Automatically Yours, which will use low-age performers from both of Horn & Hardart's New York (WEAF) and Philadelphia (WCAU) programs.  Will be the first kid musical to reach Broadway.  Programs will be tied in with the stage-show, each plugging the other, and a large audience is expected to be drawn from relatives of youngsters in the cast.

 
               5 on Nets Sans Sponsor
     There are five network sustaining kid-cast shows:
     (1)  Let's Pretend, which started on CBS in 1930 as a dramatization of fairy tales, changed to Adventures of Helen and Mary, changed back to Let's Pretend in 1934, when Nila Mack took it over.  Won the Women's National Radio award as best children show for 1942.
     (2)  Youth on Parade, on CBS Saturday mornings, started at WEEI, Boston, two years ago under Dolphe Martin and with Milton Grubbs, 12, as emsee.  Went Coast to Coast last year.
     (3)  Game Parade, Saturday mornings on the Blue, now in its sixth year.  Oldest kid quiz in the business, produced and directed by Natalie Purvin Prager.
     (4)  Coast to Coast on a Bus, Sunday mornings on the Blue, on the air since 1942 (oldest sustainer in radio), with Milton Cross stil emsee and Madge Tucker the producer-director since 1929.
     (5)  Little Blue Playhouse, Saturday mornings on the Blue for a year, which uses professional juveniles and has Madge Tucker, producer-writer, and Ira Marion, writer.
     These shows have produced a raft of kids that were good enough to become pro performers, some moving on to big money in radio, legit and films.  According to Miss Tucker, bigest money-makers developed among the kid actors have been:  Jak Kelk, recently in films and still under film contract; Billy Hallop, an original Dead End kid, now an army corporal, and Nancy Kelly, now a film contract player.
     Hottest performer is Skippy Homeier, 12-year-old veteran of 600 radio programs, featured in the Broadway hit Tomorrow the World.  Started his career on Coast to Coast on a Bus and also worked on Let's Pretend.  Another hot shot is Bobby Hockey, five-year-old singer and radio's youngest regular network performer, who is on Mutual Sunday nights in a 15-minute airing for Choos (Pharmacal, Inc.).  Does a Rocking Horse Rhythm program.  (Show is commercial only on the Don Lee net.)  Also has a regular spot on Voice of Olivio program, on a limited NBC network Sunday nights, for dog food sponsor Thrivo.  Hockey started on Horn & Hardart program three years ago when he was two.  Important also is Olivio Santoro, 14, singer, who has the Voice of Olivio show.
 
               Long-Pants Growth
     Other kids who have become standard performers after starting on raio low-age programs:
     Mickey O'Day, 18, who started at 6; Charita Bauer, 17; Vivian Smolen, 18; Billy Redfield, 15, in Junior Miss; Alastair Kyle, English refugee, of brief-run The Rock; Peter Fernandes, 15, formerly in several legit shows; Ronnie Liss, 12, who started on radio when only 2 1/2; Bobby Hastings, 17; Ann Blythe, 13, signed by Universal Pictures; Marily Day, 16, now with Johnny Long's band and also under contract to Columbia Pictures; Walter Tetley, 18, now in pictures and in Great Gildersleeve program on the Coast; Nancy Walker, Dewey Barto's daughter now working for MGM; Tommy Dix, also under contract to MGM; Tommy Dix, also under contract to MGM; Joan Tetzel, under contract to David Selznick and now in the play Harriet; Paul Porter Jr., who has worked more than 200 broadcasts and is now in Tomorrow the World.
     Many of kid actors on the air are now old enough to qualify for Uncle Sam.  Group includes:  Jerry Tucker, who ran away three times to enlist in the navy; Charles Reilly, who enlisted in the Canadian Air Force; Billy Hallop, now a corporal; Ralph  Welliver, now in Iceland; Eddie Wraggs, a lieutenant in the Signal Corps; John Most, a lieutenant ferry pilot, and Jimmy MacCallion, 24, formerly in films, now at Camp Jackson, S.C.
 
               Auditioning Mom's Pride
     Kid casts draw a lot of would-be actors.  Quiz Kids, which started in Chicago almost three years ago as a sponsored show, has handled 5,000 auditions in Chi and other cities, according to Louis Cowan, who owns the show.  It has used around 150 punks during that time and has rafts of applications that it thins down thru questionnaires.  (Its latest Crossley is 10.5, very high for the Blue Network.)  Sustaining Game Parade has had 1,400 kids on its quiz program during its five years, with a waiting list of 1,755.  Coast to Coast draws 1,700 requests a year for auditions, but can use only about four new children monthly, and only one of the four is usually good enough to rate repeat appearances.  Let's Pretend draws 500 audition bids annyally, but "only 2 out of 30 are good enough to get on the show," says Nila Mack, the show's producer.
    Child shows draw many adults to the studio audiences and from among those writing in.  For example, 40 per cent of the 1,500 questions sent in weekly to Game Parade come from grown-ups.
     As for earnings, the quiz programs pay off in prizes; amateur contest programs often hand out awards also, and the others pay AFRA scale or more.  Those kids who establish themselves on radio augment their income thru making shorts and feature pictures, plus modeling, doing voices for animated cartoons and legit, etc.

From the November 1943 issue of Radio Mirror:

Radio Mirror head for Skippy Homeier

     There's a young boy of twelve who's worth watching. His name is Skippy Homeier and you hear him daily on the radio in The Right to Happiness and, if you're lucky enough to live nearby, you can see him nightly in the Broadway
success "Tomorrow The World," in which Skippy's performance as a nasty Nazi-conditioned child brought rave notices from New York's critics.
     Skippy—real name George Vincent Homeier, Jr.—was one of those kids who could go to the movies or the theater and come home and act out what he had seen and heard—and do it well. At five he was sent to dancing school, not with a professional career in mind, but so he could learn poise and make friends easily.
     That's what his mother thought. When the family moved to New York, Skippy soon found himself auditioning for Madge Tucker—and he had a job on her Little Blue Playhouse. Mrs. Homeier then gave in to the inevitable, did a bit of scouting around on her own and pretty soon Skippy was one of the busiest juveniles around NBC. He's played in such shows as Mary Marlin, Portia Faces Life, Cavalcade of America, The March of Time, Against the Storm and many others. In spite of his strenuous career, Skippy finds time to pursue the normal activities of a healthy American boy. His hobby is building model airplanes and he's an ardent swimmer and diver.
     Like most other youngsters his age, he is heart and soul for winning the war. He is the president of the Children's Section of the Ambijan Committee for the Relief of Russian Children. The organization sends necessities to the needy children of heroic Stalingrad and other Russian cities. Skippy's work is cut out for him. When "Tomorrow the World" finishes its successful run in New York, Skippy will be due in Hollywood to fulfill an MGM contract.
     Not bad—for twelve!


Series Derivatives:

Blue Playhouse ; Celebrity Theater ; Blue Theater Players
Genre: Anthology of Golden Age Radio Historical Juvenile Dramas
Network(s): The Blue Network
Audition Date(s) and Title(s): Unknown
Premiere Date(s) and Title(s): 42-04-04 01 Title Unknown
Run Dates(s)/ Time(s): 42-04-04 to 43-10-09; The Blue Network; Seventy-nine, 30-minute programs;
Syndication: The Blue Network
Sponsors:
Director(s): Madge Tucker [Producer /Director]
Principal Actors: Billy Redfield, Peter Fernandes, Jean Louis, Vivian Smolen, Lilias McClellan, Bobby Hastings, Irving Goldwater, Tommy Hughes Smolen, Jeff Brown, Arthur Bruce, Jackie Kelk, Charita Bauer, Mickey O’Day, James McCallion, Renee Terry, George Vincent "Skippy" Homeier Jr., Ronny Liss, Billy Hallop, Nancy Kelly, Josephine Huston, Beverly Kelley
Recurring Character(s):
Protagonist(s):
Author(s): Donald C. Peattie
Writer(s) Madge Tucker, Ira Marion, Vera Eikel
Music Direction:
Musical Theme(s):
Announcer(s):
Estimated Scripts or
Broadcasts:
79
Episodes in Circulation: 2
Total Episodes in Collection: 2
Provenances:
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Notes on Provenances:

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Little Blue Playhouse Radio Program Log

Date Episode Title Avail. Notes
42-03-28
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42-03-27 Wisconsin State Journal
WIBA Saturday 10:30 NBC Ask Young America
42-04-04
1
America's First Fighting Hero
N
42-04-03 Wisconsin State Journal
Saturday 10:30 a.m.--Little Blue Playhouse (WIBA):
new juvenile series.

42-04-04 Washington Post
11:30, WMAL-
Premiere: The Little Blue Playhouse raises its curtain, offering plays by youngsters from 6 to 16.

42-04-03 New York PM Daily
A.M. Saturday 11:30 WJZ: The Little Blue Playhouse--
America's fighting hero, the late Lt. Alexander Ramsey Nininger, Jr. All roles acted by children.

42-04-04 Gloversville Herald
AROUND THE RADIO CLOCK By C.E. BUTTERFIELD . . . The Little Blue Playhouse, series designed to develop acting talent among the younger generation, opens its doors or microphones on the Blue at 11:30 A.M. The play will deal with America's first fighting hero of the war, the later
Second Lieut. A. R. Mininger, Jr.
42-04-11
2
The Boy With the Powder Horn
N
42-04-10 Wisconsin State Journal
Saturday 10:30 a.m.--Little Blue Playhouse (WIBA): "
The Boy With the Powder Horn."
42-04-18
3
The Girl Behind the Gun
N
42-04-17 Wisconsin State Journal - Saturday 10:30 a.m.--Little Blue Playhouse (WIBA): "The Girl Behind the Gun."

42-04-18 Findlay Republican
Saturday at 11:30 a. m. the Blue network's Little Blue! Playhouse offers
the story of Molly Pitcher . . .
42-04-25
4
Boy Scout On the Burma Road
N
42-04-24 Wisconsin State Journal
Saturday 10:30 a.m.--Little Blue Playhouse (WIBA): "
Boy Scout on the Burma Road," story of "Scarsdale Jack" Newkirck.
42-05-02
5
The Story of Nathan Hale
N
42-05-01 Wisconsin State Journal
Saturday 10:30 a.m.--Little Blue Playhouse (WIBA):
story of Nathan Hale.
42-05-09
6
Indian Princess Goes To Court
N
42-05-08 Wisconsin State Journal
Saturday 10:30 a.m.--Little Blue Playhouse (WIBA): "
Indian Princess Goes to Court," a story of Pocahontas.
42-05-16
7
Captain Jones of the U.S. Navy
N
42-05-15 Wisconsin State Journal
Saturday 10:30 a.m.--Little Blue Playhouse (WIBA): story of
John Paul Jones.

42-05-16 New York Times
11:30-WJZ--Little Blue Playhouse: Captain Jones of the U.S. Navy
42-05-23
8
World War Ace
N
42-05-22 Wisconsin State Journal
Saturday 10:30 a.m.--Little Blue Playhouse (WIBA):
story of Eddie Rickenbacker.

42-05-22 Wisconsin State Journal

LITTLE BLUE PLAYHOUSE

An American hero of another war, Eddle: Rlckenbacker, will be honored by the Little Blue Playhouse when its young actors present .a dramatization
of Ws colorful life in a play called "
World War Ace," to be broadcast Saturday at 10:30 over 'Station WIBA.

42-05-23 New York Times
11:30-WJZ--Little Blue Playhouse:
World War Ace

42-05-30
9
Little Spartan
N
42-05-29 Wisconsin State Journal
WIBA Saturday 10:30 Memorial Day Parade.

42-05-30 New York Times
11:30-WJZ--Little Blue Playhouse:
Little Spartan--Clara Barton
42-06-06
10
Around the World To the Land Down Under
N
42-06-05 Wisconsin State Journal
Saturday 10:30 a.m.--Little Blue Playhouse (WIBA):
Ensign Cox and his P-T boat.

42-06-05 Madison Capital Times

LITTLE BLUE PLAYHOUSE

One of the most timely and heroic stories of this war—that of Ensign George Cox and his P-T boat—will be portrayed over the air on the Little Blue Playhouse Saturday at 10:30 a.m. over Station WIBA; Ensign Cox safely conveyed Gen. MacArthur and President Quezon out of the Philippines to Australia, evading a score of enemy craft.

42-06-06 New York Times
11:30-WJZ--Little Blue Playhouse:
Around the World to the Land of Down Under

42-06-13
11
The Story of A Flag
N
42-06-12 Wisconsin State Journal
Saturday 10:30 a.m.--Little Blue Playhouse (WIBA): "
The Story of a Flag" from John Paul Jones to Corregidor.
42-06-20
12
Big Six
N
42-06-19 Ardmore Adrmoreite

Christy Mathewson's
Life Dramatized

Baseball’s immortal Christy Mathewson will be honored by the Little Blue Playhouse pn Saturday when the story of his life is dramatized over the Blue network and KVSO a t 10:30 a. m. (cwt). Title of the play, written by Madge Tucker, Is "Big Six.” Playing the title role wll be Mickey O’Day; James McCallion appears as John McGraw.

42-06-19 Wisconsin State Journal - Saturday 10:30 a.m.--Little Blue Playhouse (WIBA):
story of Christy Mathewson.

42-06-20 New York Times
11:30-WJZ--Little Blue Playhouse:
Big Six

42-06-27
13
Florence Nightingale
N
42-06-26 Wisconsin State Journal
Saturday 10:30 a.m.--Little Blue Playhouse (WIBA): "
Florence Nightingale."
42-07-04
14
The Life of Admiral Robert Peary
N
42-07-03 Wisconsin State Journal
WIBA Saturday 10:30 NBC The Little Blue Playhouse.

42-07-04 New York Times
11:30-WJZ--Little Blue Playhouse:
Life of Admiral Robert Peary
42-07-11
15
General George A. Custer
N
42-07-10 Wisconsin State Journal - Saturday 10:30 a.m.--Blue Playhouse (WIBA): life of Gen. George A. Custer.

42-07-11 New York Times - 11:30-WJZ--Little Blue Playhouse:
General George A. Custer
42-07-18
16
The Man Who Beat the Sun
N
42-07-17 Wisconsin State Journal - WIBA Saturday 10:30 NBC The Little Blue Playhouse.

42-07-18 New York Times
11:30-WJZ--Little Blue Playhouse:
The Man Who Beat the Sun
42-07-25
17
Davy Crockett Plows A Furrow Straight
N
42-07-24 Wisconsin State Journal
WIBA Saturday 10:30 NBC The Little Blue Playhouse.

42-07-24 Lockport Union-Sun and Journal - WEBR Saturday Specials: "Davy Crockett Plows a Furrow Straight" will be the Little Blue Playhouse offering at 11:30 tomorrow morning

42-07-25 Chicago Daily Tribune - 10:30 a.m.--WCFL--The Little Blue Playhouse: "
Davy Crockett Plows a Straight Furrow."

42-07-25 New York Times
11:30-WJZ--Little Blue Playhouse:
Davy Crockett Plows a Furrow Straight
42-08-01
18
The Girl Who Won the Heart of the Nation
N
42-07-31 Wisconsin State Journal
Saturday 10:30 a.m.--Little Blue Playhouse (WIBA): "
The Girl Who Won the Heart of the Nation," story of Dolly Madison.
42-08-08
19
The Greatest Show On Earth
N
42-08-07 Wisconsin State Journal - WIBA Saturday 10:30 NBC Little Blue Playhouse

42-08-08 Chicago Daily Tribune - 10:30 a.m.--WCFL--The Little Blue Playhouse: "
The Greatest Show on Earth," story of P.T. Barnum, starring Mickey O'Day.
42-08-15
20
The Story of John Cullen, Coast Guard Hero
N
42-08-14 Wisconsin State Journal
Saturday 10:30 a.m.--Little Blue Playhouse (WIBA): story of Jack Cullen, responsible for apprehension of eight Nazi saboteurs.

42-08-15 New York Times
11:30-WJZ--Little Blue Playhouse:
Story of John Cullen, Coast Guard Hero
42-08-22
21
The World At My Fingertips
N
42-08-21 Wisconsin State Journal
Saturday 10:30 a.m.--Blue Playhouse (WIBA): "
The World At My Fingertips."

42-08-22 Gloversville Herald
BLUE--11:30 A.M.--Little Blue Playhouse, "
World at my Fingers."
42-08-29
22
The Schoolroom For Democracy
N
42-08-28 Wisconsin State Journal - WIBA Saturday 10:30 NBC Little Blue Playhouse

42-08-29 New York Times
11:30-WJZ--Little Blue Playhouse:
The Schoolroom for Democracy
42-09-05
23
The Story of Jacob Riis
N
42-09-04 Wisconsin State Journal - WIBA Saturday 10:30 NBC Little Blue Playhouse

42-09-05 Chicago Daily Tribune
10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Blue Playhouse: "
The Story of Jacob Riis."
42-09-12
24
Forward, the Nation
Y
[ Partial recording -- 1st half only]

42-09-11 Wisconsin State Journal
Saturday 10:30 a.m.--Little Blue Playhouse (WIBA): "Forward The Nation," story of Lewis and Clark expedition.

42-09-12 Buffalo Courier-Express
The Little Blue Playhouse dramatization today is titled
Forward the nation, taken from Donald C. Peattie's novel about the Lewis and Clark expedition (WEBR, 11:30 a.m.).
42-09-19
25
First Women In White
N
42-09-18 Wisconsin State Journal - WIBA Saturday 10:30 NBC Encores.

42-09-19 Chicago Daily Tribune - 10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Playhouse: "
First Women in White."
42-09-26
26
Title Unknown
N
42-09-26 Chicago Daily Tribune - 10:30--WCFL--Little Blue Playhouse [B].
42-10-03
27
The Story of Charles Goodyear
N
42-10-03 Chicago Daily Tribune - 10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Playhouse: "Story of Charles Goodyear."
42-10-10
28
Hero of San Pasqual
N
42-10-10 Chicago Daily Tribune - 10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Playhouse: "Hero of San Pasqual."
42-10-17
29
The Minstrel Man
N
42-10-17 Chicago Daily Tribune - 10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Playhouse: "The Minstrel Man," dramatization of the life of Stephen Foster.
42-10-24
30
The Life of Jane Addams
N
42-10-24 Chicago Daily Tribune - 10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Playhouse: "The Life of Jane Addams," with Charita Bauer.
42-10-31
31
The Raven's Destiny
N
42-10-30 Lockport Union-Sun
Saturday Specials:
the life of Sam Houston will be dramatized on the Little Blue Playhouse via WEBR at 11:30.

42-10-31 Chicago Daily Tribune - 10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Playhouse: "
The Raven's Destiny."
42-11-07
32
The Life of Francis Scott Key
N
42-11-07 Chicago Daily Tribune - 10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Blue Playhouse: "Life of Francis Scott Key."
42-11-14
33
Invincible Louisa
N
42-11-14 Chicago Daily Tribune - 10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Blue Playhouse: "Invincible Louisa."
42-11-21
34
The Life of George Washington Carver
N
42-11-21 Chicago Daily Tribune - 10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Blue Playhouse: "Dr. George Washington Carver."
42-11-28
35
The Life of Sarah Josepha Hale
N
42-11-28 Chicago Daily Tribune - 10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Blue Playhouse: "Life of Sara J. Hale."

42-11-28 New York Times - 11:30-WJZ--Little Blue Playhouse: Life of Sarah Josepha Hale
42-12-05
36
The Life of Father Flanagan
N
42-12-05 Chicago Daily Tribune - 10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Blue Playhouse: "The Story of Father Flanagan."

42-12-05 New York Times - 11:30-WJZ--Little Blue Playhouse: Life of Father Flanagan
42-12-12
37
The Life of Dr William P. G. Morton
N
42-12-12 Chicago Daily Tribune
10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Blue Playhouse: "The Life of Dr. William P.G. Morgon," discoverer of anaesthesia.

42-12-12 New York Times
11:30-WJZ--Little Blue Playhouse:
Life of Dr. William P.G. Morton
42-12-19
38
Man of Good Will
N
42-12-19 Chicago Daily Tribune - 10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Blue Playhouse: "Man of Good Will."
42-12-26
39
The Story of Helen Keller
N
42-12-26 Chicago Daily Tribune - 10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Blue Playhouse: "Story of Helen Keller."
43-01-02
40
The Life of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker
N
43-01-02 Chicago Daily Tribune - 10:30 a.m.--WCFL--The Little Blue Playhouse presents "The Life of Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker."
43-01-09
41
The Life of George Washington Carver
N
43-01-09 Chicago Daily Tribune - 10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Playhouse: "Life of George Washington Carver."
43-01-16
42
The Life of George Westinghouse
N
43-01-16 Chicago Daily Tribune - 10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Blue Playhouse: "Life of George Westinghouse."
43-01-23
43
A President Walks With Courage Part 1
N
43-01-23 Chicago Daily Tribune - 10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Blue Playhouse: "Life of President Roosevelt."

43-01-23 New York Times
11:30-WJZ--Little Blue Playhouse: A President Walks With Courage
43-01-30
44
A President Walks With Courage Part 2
N
43-01-30 Chicago Daily Tribune - 10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Playhouse: "A President Walks With Courage."

43-01-30 New York Times
11:30-WJZ--Little Blue Playhouse: A President Walks With Courage
43-02-06
45
Steamboat Down the River
N
43-02-06 Chicago Daily Tribune - 10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Blue Playhouse: "The Life of Robert Fulton."

43-02-06 New York Times - 11:30-WJZ--Little Blue Playhouse: Steamboat Down the River
43-02-13
46
Young Tom Edison
N
43-02-13 Chicago Daily Tribune - 10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Blue Playhouse presents "Young Tom Edison."
43-02-20
47
The Life of David Carter Beard
N
43-02-20 Chicago Daily Tribune - 10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Playhouse: "Life of Daniel Carter Beard."

43-02-20 New York Times - 11:30-WJZ--Little Blue Playhouse--Life of David Carter Beard
43-02-27
48
Fighting Billy Mitchell
N
43-02-27 Chicago Daily Tribune - 10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Blue Playhouse: "Fighting Billy Mitchell."
43-03-06
49
The Life of Jane Addams
N
43-03-06 Chicago Daily Tribune - 10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Blue Playhouse: "The Life of Jane Addams."
43-03-13
50
The Life of Mme. Chiang Kai-Shek
N
43-03-13 Chicago Daily Tribune - 10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Blue Playhouse: "Life of Mme. Chiang Kai-shek."
43-03-20
51
The Life of J. Edgar Hoover
N
3-03-20 Chicago Daily Tribune - 10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Blue Playhouse: "The Life of J. Edgar Hoover."
43-03-27
52
The Life of Andrew Jackson
N
43-03-27 Chicago Daily Tribune
10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Blue Playhouse: "
The Life of Andrew Jackson."
43-04-03
53
The Story of Barney Ross
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43-04-03 Chicago Daily Tribune
10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Blue Playhouse: "
The Story of Barney Ross."
43-04-10
54
Pride of the Yankees
N
43-04-10 Chicago Daily Tribune
10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Blue Playhouse:
"Life of Lou Gehrig."

43-04-10 New York Times
11:30-WJZ--Little Blue Playhouse: Pride of the Yankees
43-04-17
55
The Man of Monticello
Y
[ Edited recording]

43-04-17 Chicago Daily Tribune
10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Blue Playhouse: "
The Man of Monticello," drama of Thomas Jefferson as a farmer.

43-04-17 New York Times
11:30-WJZ--Little Blue Playhouse: Thomas Jefferson, the Farmer.
43-04-24
56
Mr England Part 1
N
43-04-24 Chicago Daily Tribune
10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Blue Playhouse presents "
Mr. England," drama about Winston Churchill.
43-05-01
57
Mr England Part 2
N
43-05-01 Chicago Daily Tribune
10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Playhouse:
Second episode in the story of "Mr. England," life of Winston Churchill.
43-05-08
58
The Fighting Bantam
N
43-05-08 Chicago Daily Tribune
10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Blue Playhouse: "
The Fighting Bantam," the story of Maj. Gen. James Doolittle. [Gen. Doolittle to speak.]
43-05-15
59
Flying Sweethearts
N
43-05-15 Chicago Daily Tribune
10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Blue Playhouse:
The Flying Sweethearts."
43-05-22
60
Song of the Open Road
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43-05-22 Chicago Daily Tribune
10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Blue Playhouse: "
Song of the Open Road."

43-05-22 Lockport Union Sun
The life story of
Walt Whitman will be told on WEBR's Little Blue Playhouse at 11:40.
43-05-29
61
Lightning On Horseback
N
43-05-29 Chicago Daily Tribune
10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Blue Playhouse: "
The Story of Stonewall Jackson."

43-05-29 New York Times
11:30-WJZ--Little Blue Playhouse:
Lightning on Horseback
43-06-05
62
Hero of the Volga
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43-06-05 Lima News
In response to numerous requests, the Little Blue Playhouse will dramatize the life of Josef Stalin, Russia's iron man, on Saturday, at 11:30 a.m., EWT, over WJZ.

43-06-05 New York Times
11:30-WJZ--Little Blue Playhouse:
Hero of the Volga
43-06-12
63
Story of the Stars
N
43-06-12 Chicago Daily Tribune
10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Blue Playhouse: "
Story of the Stars."
43-06-19
64
For Women Only
N
-06-19 Chicago Daily Tribune - 10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Blue Playhouse: "For Women Only."
43-06-26
65
I Am An American
N
43-06-26 Chicago Daily Tribune
10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Blue Playhouse: "
I Am an American."
43-07-03
66
How America Works
N
43-07-03 Chicago Daily Tribune
10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Blue Playhouse:
"How America Works."
43-07-10
67
The Story of Jeanne d'Arc
N
43-07-10 Chicago Daily Tribune
10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Blue Playhouse:
"Story of Joan of Arc."

43-07-10 New York Times
11:30-WJZ--Little Blue Playhouse: Story of Jeanne d'Arc
43-07-17
68
The Face of America: Part I -- The Iron Horse
N
43-07-16 New York Evening Post
SATURDAY A.M. 11:30 WJZ--Little Blue Playhouse, "
The Face of America," dramatizing Part I "Iron Horse."

43-07-17 Chicago Daily Tribune
10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Blue Playhouse presents "The Face of America."

43-07-17 Buffalo Courier-Express
Iron Horse, first of a series of plays dramatizing the development of the machine age in this country, is the Little Blue Playhouse offering for this morning over WEBR at 11:30 o'clock.

43-07-17 New York Times
11:30-WJZ--Little Blue Playhouse: The Iron Horse
43-07-24
69
The Face of America: Part II -- Gasoline Buggy
N
43-07-24 Chicago Daily Tribune
10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Blue Playhouse: "The Face of America."

43-07-24 New York Times
11:30-WJZ--Little Blue Playhouse:
Gasoline Buggy
43-07-31
70
The Face of America: Part III -- Spark Coil To Radar
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43-07-31 Chicago Daily Tribune
10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Blue Playhouse: "
Spark Coil to Radar."
43-08-07
71
The Face of America: Part IV -- Aloysius Flies Again
N
43-08-07 Chicago Daily Tribune
10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Blue Playhouse: "
Aloysius Flies Again."

43-08-07 Findlay Republican
"
Aloysius Flies Again'' will be presented by the Little Blue Playhouse Saturday at 11:00 am over the Blue network.

43-08-14
72
The Face of America: Part V -- Hope Is Bright
N
43-08-14 Chicago Daily Tribune
10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Blue Playhouse: "
Hope Is Bright."

43-08-14 San Antonio Express
KABC
FOR THJE KIDS
"
Hope Is Bright," a play celebrating. Atlantic Charter Day, will be the Little Blue Playhouse dramatization. Written by Ira Marion, at the request of the United Nations public relations office, the play will .be about the Four Freedoms, 10:30 a. m.
43-08-21
73
The Face of America: Part VI -- Roaring Skies
N
3-08-21 Chicago Daily Tribune
10:30 a.m.--WCFL--Little Blue Playhouse: "
Roaring Skies," story of aviation.
43-08-28
74
Big Top Dynasty
N
43-08-28 Chicago Daily Tribune
10:30 a.m.--WCFL--The Blue Playhouse presents story of Ringling Brothers.

43-08-28 New York Times
11:30-WJZ--Blue Playhouse:
Big Top Dynasty
43-09-04
75
Ships of the Seven Seas
N
43-09-03 Wisconsin State Journal
Saturday 10:30 a.m.--Blue Playhouse (WCFL): "
Ships of the Seven Seas," story of merchant marine.

September 1943 Movie-Radio Guide
11:30 A. M.
BN-Little Blue Playhouse; WJZ KQV WFIL WABM WEBB
43-09-11
76
Volts Times Amperes Equal Watts
N
43-09-10 Wisconsin State Journal
Saturday 10:30 a.m.--Blue Playhouse (WCFL):
drama of history of electric power.

43-09-11 New York Times
11:30-WJZ--Blue Playhouse:
Volts Times Amperes Equal Watts

September 1943 Movie-Radio Guide
11:30 A. M.
BN-Little Blue Playhouse; WJZ KQV WFIL WABM WEBB
43-09-18
77
Fighting Bridge Builders
N
43-09-17 Wisconsin State Journal
Saturday 10:30 Blue Playhouse--WCFL

43-09-18 Chicago Daily Tribune - 10:30--WCFL--Blue Playhouse: Story of "
Fighting Bridge Builders."

September 1943 Movie-Radio Guide
11:30 A. M.
BN-Little Blue Playhouse; WJZ KQV WFIL WABM WEBB
43-09-25
78
Flying Doctor
N
43-09-24 Wisconsin State Journal
Saturday 10:30 Blue Playhouse--WCFL

43-09-25 New York Times
11:30-WJZ--Blue Playhouse:
Flying Doctor

September 1943 Movie-Radio Guide
11:30 A. M.
BN-Little Blue Playhouse; WJZ KQV WFIL WABM WEBB
43-10-02
79
Batter Up
N
43-10-01 Wisconsin State Journal
Saturday 10:30 Blue Playhouse--WCFL

43-10-02 New York Times
11:30-WJZ--Blue Playhouse,
Batter Up
43-10-09
80
Doughboy
N
43-10-08 Wisconsin State Journal
Saturday 10:30 Land of the Lost--WCFL

43-10-09 Chicago Daily Tribune
10:30--WCFL--Land of the Lost [B]

43-10-09 New York Times
11:30-WJZ--Land of the Lost

43-10-09 Findlay Republican Courier
"Doughboy" will be presented by the "Little Blue Playhouse" Saturday at 11 a. m.
43-10-16
81
Title Unknown
N
43-10-16 Findlay Republican Courier
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