A look at my 12 favorite obscurities from the 1940s, including Mary Kay and Johnny, The Face of the War, Super Circus, Hour Glass, and Faraway Hill.
My latest spotlight is about Thrills and Chills, an early TV series on the air in New York City from 1941 to 1946. It featured interviews with adventurers and films they had taken of their expeditions.
Thrills and Chills was a long-running early TV series in New York City, on the air from August 1941 through June 1946. Host Doug Allan interviewed adventurers and explorers and presented films they had taken of their expeditions.
My review of Doug Allan’s 1946 book How to Write for Television, which includes very little information on actually writing for TV but several complete scripts for programs aired in 1944 and 1945.
Schedule for NBC’s commercial station WNBT in New York City for the week starting Sunday, October 19th, 1941.
Schedule for NBC’s commercial station WNBT in New York City for the week starting Sunday, September 21st, 1941.