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When A Girl Marries

Postby Lou » Tue Oct 25, 2005 12:38 pm

On the Air: For complete list, see p. 269, The Great Radio Soap Operas

Joan Field Davis: Noel Mills (May-November 1939), Mary Jane Higby (1939-57) ... Harry Davis: Whitfield Connor, Robert Haag, John Raby, Lyle Sudrow ...Lily: Georgia Burke ... Sammy Davis: Dolores Gillen ... Mother Davis: Marion Barney ... Mother Field: Frances Woodbury

Announcers: George Ansbro, Frank Gallop, Don Gardiner, Hugh James, Dennis King, Wendell Niles, Dick Stark, Charles Stark

Theme Song: "Serenade" (Drigo)

Epigraph: This is the story of Joan Field, a young girl who came to know that love can be stronger and finer than anything else in the world. Perhaps you yourself can remember the thrilling, heartbreaking days that now are hers -- and the hopes and dreams and struggles that every young couple experiences before that day of all days -- When a Girl Marries.

Premise: Writer Elaine Carrington's tribute to "everyone who has ever been in love" was fraught with amnesia, vast gaps in social strata, infidelity, murder, suicide, separation and the usual barrage of tricks that most soap opera heroes and heroines encountered. Despite that, for much of the air life of When a Girl Marries, the central figures -- Joan and Harry Davis -- remained true to their common values and, thus, to one another. For a dozen years their story became one of the most popular in serialdom, at times drawing more listeners than any other daytime radio feature. It began as Harry Davis, a young, poverty-stricken law graduate, interrupted the wedding plans of Joan Field, a debutante not firmly committed to her intended. Love at first sight resulted for both Joan and Harry. The reaction -- and interaction -- of their friends and families was the basis of their story. On their way through life they became parents of two children, gained practical advice from Harry's mother and brushed against the traumatic struggles of companions. Carrington wanted her serials to be believable; she wanted to place actors in situations that could realistically occur to people whom the listener knew. When a Girl Marries followed that pattern -- in the years she wrote it, at least -- although more drama occurred in the lives of the Davises than anybody could expect to confront in a lifetime. No one would have listened, of course, had there been less of it.

Trivia question: What TV soap opera actually picked up the early scripts of When a Girl Marries, slightly changing the names of personalities and locations, and put the show before the cameras? Was it successful?

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Re: When A Girl Marries

Postby ihanna » Thu May 31, 2012 3:51 am

Lou wrote:On the site. If you would like to see a more complete list, see p. 269, The Great Radio Soap Operas

Joan Field Davis: Noel Mills (May-November 1939), Mary Jane Higby (1939-57) ... Harry Davis: Whitfield Connor, Robert Haag, John Raby, Lyle Sudrow ...Lily: Georgia Burke ... Sammy Davis: Dolores Gillen ... Mother Davis: Marion Barney ... Mother Field: Frances Woodbury

Announcers: George Ansbro, Frank Gallop, Don Gardiner, Hugh James, Dennis King, Wendell Niles, Dick Stark, Charles Stark

Theme Song: "Serenade" (Drigo)

Epigraph: This is the story of Joan Field, a young girl who came to know that love can be stronger and finer than anything else in the world. Perhaps you yourself can remember the thrilling, heartbreaking days that now are hers -- and the hopes and dreams and struggles that every young couple experiences before that day of all days -- When a Girl Marries.

Premise: Writer Elaine Carrington's tribute to "everyone who has ever been in love" was fraught with amnesia, vast gaps in social strata, infidelity, murder, suicide, separation and the usual barrage of tricks that most soap opera heroes and heroines encountered. Despite that, for much of the air life of When a Girl Marries, the central figures -- Joan and Harry Davis -- remained true to their common values and, thus, to one another. For a dozen years their story became one of the most popular in serialdom, at times drawing more listeners than any other daytime radio feature. It began as Harry Davis, a young, poverty-stricken law graduate, interrupted the wedding plans of Joan Field, a debutante not firmly committed to her intended. Love at first sight resulted for both Joan and Harry. The reaction -- and interaction -- of their friends and families was the basis of their story. On their way through life they became parents of two children, gained practical advice from Harry's mother and brushed against the traumatic struggles of companions. Carrington wanted her serials to be believable; she wanted to place actors in situations that could realistically occur to people whom the listener knew. When a Girl Marries followed that pattern -- in the years she wrote it, at least -- although more drama occurred in the lives of the Davises than anybody could expect to confront in a lifetime. No one would have listened, of course, had there been less of it.

Trivia question: What TV soap opera actually picked up the early scripts of When a Girl Marries, slightly changing the names of personalities and locations, and put the show before the cameras? Was it successful?





Can somebody answer the trivia question? because I'm really really curious but can't find the answer on the net. I'll appreciate if someone answers, thanks in advance!


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