Radio fan lives happily ever after
Oct 22, 2007 | Posted by: Belleville News-Democrat | Full story: Belleville News-Democrat
“Hang on to the son of a b----!”
Q. In the late '40s or early '50s, there was a radio program called 'Let's Pretend.' It consisted of actors telling a fairy tale. I loved it and waited for another story every Saturday morning. Do you know how I can find these stories? I would love to get them for my grandchildren.
-- D.V., of Millstadt
A. You're not going to believe how lucky you are to have written when you did. Now, I'm hoping your luck continues right through today so I can give you a real-life fairy-tale ending.
For the younger set and those otherwise unacquainted, 'Let's Pretend' was sort of the Sesame Street of its time on CBS radio. Begun in 1928, the show went through a number of fits and starts as it tried to find a workable format. For the first six years, it hit the airwaves as 'Aunt Jymmie and Her Tots in Tottyville,' and 'Land O'Make Believe' -- among others. Read more
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