Radio: Vanda's Show

An audience that can get the savor of Edgar Bergen's ventriloquism can probably get the savor of anything—even a disembodied Marlene Dietrich. This week radio addicts will get a chance to do precisely that. For one full hour Miss Dietrich will do her sultry best to vocalize the life and hard times of Scheherazade.

Responsible for the Hollywood aspects of this experiment is a man named Vanda of CBS. CBS has invested $50,000 in a series of twelve try out shows (blanket title: Forecast) that it hopes will make hay when the summer doldrums are over. Last year, from a similar showcase,...

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