Radio: The Lunts v. The Air

When the theater's Alfred Lunt & Lynn Fontanne took to the air last week, the result was added proof that radio acting is a specialized art, that great ability on the stage is no guarantee of a payoff before the microphone. For Russian War Relief (WOR-Mutual) and The Cavalcade of America (NBC) respectively the lusty pair played a Russian metalworker & wife, a Bethlehem innkeeper & wife. These roles were not designed to exploit the Lunts' facility with bang and banter. Further, they were not favored by WOR-Mutual's jerky dramatization of the...

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