“Forgotten Hollywood”- Happy Holidays / 2012

Posted on December 22, 2011 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Lionel Barrymore’s annual radio performance of portraying Ebenezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol would lead to Frank Capra casting the veteran actor as Mr. Potter in It’s a Wonderful Life. He honored us as Scrooge for seventeen years; a holiday tradition that began in 1934. In 1936, John Barrymore stepped in after his brother’s wife had passed away from influenza. Lionel Barrymore died in November, 1954, just one month before he was to reprise the part. Let us remember Lionel Barrymore for the many years he  was welcomed into American family homes during the holidays.

   Here’s a link to a Barrymore broadcast in 1939. The sound quality is very good… ENJOY:



   Happy Chanukah… Merry ChristmasFeliz Navidad… Happy New Year… my friends and family!

Until next time>                                “never forget”

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