W2XBS Schedule, Week of January 28th, 1940

Here’s the schedule for NBC’s experimental station W2XBS in New York City for the week beginning January 28th, 1940. I’d like to see Paul Wing’s spelling bee just to know why eight secretaries were involved. And “The Right and Wrong of It” sounds interesting, with feminine hats and hair-dos. A feature film based on Ring Lardner’s play, “June Moon,” was released 1931.

Sunday, January 28th, 1940
2:30-3:30: Skating at Rockefeller Center
8:30-9:30: Varieties featuring Ben Yost’s Varsity Eight, Hopi Indian songs and dances, and Paul Wing’s spelling bee, with eight secretaries.

Wednesday, January 31st, 1940
2:30-3:30: “The Right and Wrong of It,” feminine hats and hair-dos, presented by Elizabeth Watts; films, “Burn ‘Em Up Barnes” and “Imprisoned Freshness”; “How to Improve Your Photographs,” Nicholas Haz, fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.
9:00-11:00: Preliminary bouts of the Golden Gloves amateur boxing tournament at Ridgewood Grove.

Thursday, February 1st, 1940
2:30-3:30: Films, “Isle of Moan,” “Silence,” “Trail of the Great Divide,” “Let’s Go to the Zoo,” “Over and Under.”
8:30-10:00: Wrestling at Ridgewood Grove.

Friday, February 2nd, 1940
2:30-3:44: – Film, “Secret of Stamboul,” with Valerie Hobson and Frank Vosper.
8:30-9:00: Play, “June Moon,” by Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman, with Julie Grant, Ray Mayer, James Spottswood, Hugh Renni, Richard Grime, Ann Seymore and Vicky Cummings.

Saturday, February 3rd, 1940
2:30-3:50: Film, “Little Men,” with Ralph Morgan.
7:30-8:00: “Art for Your Sake,” Dr. Bernard Myers.
8:30-9:50: Film, “Mill on the Floss,” with Geraldine Fitzgerald.

Sources:
“Notes on Television.” New York Times. 28 Jan. 1940: X10.

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