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The novel by Anita Loos adapted for broadcasting by Douglas Cleverdon with Volande Donlan as Lorelei Lee
Produced by DOUGLAS CLEVERDON Sixtb broadcast
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, a radio adaptation first broadcast in 1953 of Anita Loos 's hilarious novel, is described on the title pace as ' The illuminating Diary of a Professional Lady.' This, in short, is the story of Lorelei and her unrefined friend Dorothy, and their encounters with American gentlemen. French gentlemen, English gentlemen. and even gentlemen's mothers. For. as Lorelei explains,
' a girl like 1 is really always on the verge of meeting gentlemen's mothers.'


Novel By: Anita Loos
Broadcasting By: Douglas Cleverdon
Unknown: Volande Donlan
Unknown: Lorelei Lee
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Unknown: Anita Loos
Dorothy: Tucker Maguire
Mr Eisman: Charles Farrell
Sir Francis Beekman: Norman Shelley
Lady Beekman: Vivienne Chatterton
Monsieur Broussard: Jacques Brunius
Louis, his son: Jean Driant
Henry Spoffard: Guy Kingsley Poynter
The Senator: MacDonald Parke
Lady Shelton: Mary Williams
Mrs Weeks: Mary Wimbush
The Shop Assistant: Hugh Munro


Mariano Stabile in excerpts from Verdi's Falstaff Introduced by THE EARL OF HAREWOOD


Unknown: Mariano Stabile


Corot's figure paintings and studies from nature were not generally exhibited in his lifetime. Since the 'twenties these have been more highly regarded than the romantic landscapes which established his fame.
Ronald Davey , Lecturer In the History of Art, University of New-castle upon Tyne. Questions the idea, implied by some of his modem critics, that Corot may be regarded as a man of diminished artistic responsibility. Second broadcast


Unknown: Ronald Davey
Unknown: Ronald Davey


played by the Duo
LEMKES Bouw Lemkes , Jeanne Vos


Unknown: Lemkes Bouw Lemkes
Unknown: Jeanne Vos



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