Adam Hats spot ad for 'Star for A Night' from January 12th 1944
Adam Hat spot ad for 'Star for A Night' from January 1944
From the December 11th 1943 edition of the Williamsport Gazette Bulletin:
RADIO CHART LISTENING POST
By RALPH W. BARNES
The cab driver, the welder, and the waitress, long harboring a secret yearning to become great stars, will have the chance to fulfill their ambitions and win a major award of $1,000 cash besides, in "Star for a Night," new variety show to be launched over the BLUE Network, Wednesday, Dec. 15, from 10:30 to 11:00 p.m., EWT.
"Star for a Night" will present young hopefuls each week, cast opposite a name star of stage, screen or radio in a skit designed to give them equal opportunity to display their histrionic ability. The innovating series will be heard over a nationwide network of 138 stations.
Presiding at each "Star for a Night" performance will be Paul Douglas, popular man-about-the-microphone, officiating as the "Paymaster of ceremonies." Douglas' many tasks will include casting and coaching the finalists who will be chosen each week, and paying the $1,000 award--1,000 one-dollar bills.
Selection of the starry-eyed amateurs who, like Cinderella, will bask in fame and fortune for a night, will be governed by the reactions of the studio audience to their individual performances. The participant meriting the most applause will be given the major award. There also will be several lesser awards.
The opportunity of becoming a "Star for a Night," appearing opposite a name star and earning a star's salary, is open to everyone.
||Paul Douglas, Patsy Kelly, Willie Howard, Laird Cregar, Billie Burke, Lucille Ball, Benay Venuta, Phyllis Brooks, Gene Kelly, Wendy Barrie
The Billboard review of the Star for A Night
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