Friday, October 4, 2013
Another star born on this day--in this case in 1878--is Arthur Hopkins. As is apparent, Hopkins lived to adulthood before Marconi's marvelous invention began broadcasting content into homes.
He entered the world of theater as a press agent and began writing plays. Late in his life, he endeavored to bring high-quality drama into American homes and thus produced and hosted Arthur Hopkins Presents. The program brought to life such classics as "The Philadelphia Story," "The Deluge," "Mr. Pim Passes By," and "Our Town." Actors and actresses who contributed were Katharine Hepburn, Wendell Corey, and Helen Hayes.
We salute the contributions of this author, producer, and host.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
March 20: Happy Birthday, Wendell Corey
Wendell Corey was a stage and screen actor whose appealing voice made him a shoo-in for radio success. The star of the films Hell's Half Acre, Rear Window, and Alias Jesse James and the TV series Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Peck's Bad Girl, Corey also made notable appearances on the radio.
His performances were on notable shows such as Inner Sanctum, Lux Radio Theater, and Cavalcade of America. On Lux Radio Theater, Corey reprised his supporting role in the film "Carbine Williams."
A future Santa Monica City Council member, Corey was a team player as an actor, taking on many supporting roles.