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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Saved From Oblivion – Dear Adolf (5/18/14)

29:20 – WW II brought out the best in most writers it seems, and such is the case with Stephen Vincent Benet, who wrote six letters to Hitler from people from different walks of life, in a dramatic radio series called, “Dear Adolf.”

I present to you two episodes (roughly 14 minutes long, each) that I think you will find engrossing, well-acted and certainly well-written.  The first is “Letter from an American Farmer” starring Raymond Massey.   The second episode here features acting by Helen Hayes, who was probably the most-respected radio actor of her day, even above actors Orson Welles and that ilk, in “Letter from an American Housewife and Mother”.  Both are from 1942.

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Attribution by Jimbo.

Released May 2014 on The Overnightscape Underground (, an Internet talk radio collective with a freeform monologue style,  diverse and fascinating hosts who craft thought-provoking, unique transmissions, and having fun doing it!

posted by pqribber at 5:26 am filed in Jimbo,May14  

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