The Prudential Family Hour of Stars ran from 1948 to 1949 and was a program where they featured a wide assortment of dramatic plays with such stars as Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis and Barbara Stanwyck just to name a few. Initially promoted as a rotating ensemble production featuring six major Hollywood movie stars, the build-up to the premiere also promised that major Hollywood Film Sextet in original dramas, whatever that hoped to convey. It was an ambitious undertaking for the era to be sure. The initial six promised Film stars were: Humphrey Bogart Bette Davis Gregory Peck Ginger Rogers Barbara Stanwyck Robert Taylor A stunning promised line-up to be sure. All six promised actors represented some of Film's most famous and popular names of the era. But managing and scheduling such a prestigious core of feature artists ultimately proved to be--as might be expected-- more like wrangling a herd of cats, even for a sponsor with the deep pockets of The Prudential. The schedule held up about as promised through the first four or five rotations, but soon proved to be all but impossible to sustain beyond The Prudential's initial commitment of twenty-six programs. By the production's twenty-sixth episode: Humphrey Bogart had appeared in his only two productions of the entire run: Destination and Mink Gloves Bette Davis had appeared in only two productions: Time In Boston and Three Hours (with Ray Milland) Gregory Peck had appeared in five productions: the premiere production John Jones Vice President, The Driven Snow, the Christmas production Lullaby of Christmas, The Man on the Third Floor, and Impact--and was never heard again for the remainder of the canon. Ginger Rogers had appeared in four productions: Lady Alice and the Dog Biscuit, The Secret Diary of Mistress Croft, Appointment In Springfield, and The Capture of Kitty Stone and would appear in only one more production, Yo Ho Ho for Emily, for the remainder of the canon.
Includes 7 Episodes!
Some Of The Episodes On This CD-R:
FHOS481107 - The Deeper Shadow.mp3
FHOS481219 - Lullaby Of Christmas .mp3
FHOS491030 - Winterset.mp3
FHOS500101 - The Great Gatsby.mp3
FHOS500205 - Night Must Fall.mp3