Sunday, June 1, 2014

June 1, 1936: First Film Adaptation on Lux Radio Theatre on the Radio

 
June 1, 1936: On this day, The NBC Blue network's program host, Cecil B. DeMille, introduced Clark Gable and Marlene Dietrich in "The Legionnaire and The Lady" and The Lux Radio Theater radio show moved from New York City to Hollywood.

The Lux Radio Theater  was one of the longest-running classic radio dramas. During its first season, they were performing Broadway stage plays. The program, which lasted for hours, was performed before a live audience. When their sponsor moved the show from New York to Hollywood,  The Lux Radio Theater   also shifted from using Broadway plays into adopting movies.

Enjoy The Lux Radio Theater's first ever movie adaptation, "The Legionnaire and the Lady", which aired on this date, 1936