Friday, October 4, 2013
October 4: Happy Birthday, Arthur Hopkins
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.