Radio: Guests

The big boom in Guest Stars was on. Eight of last week's 15 most popular radio shows had at least one guest star. Altogether, the four networks carried more than 100 of them. For their Hooper-boosting services, they were paid a grand total of about $100,000. Individual guests pulled down as much as $3,500 in New York and $5,000 in Hollywood (perhaps because of the high cost of swimming pools) in cash, cars, refrigerators and whatnot.*

Radio's big names are more than glad to pass out that kind of money. In recent months, with...

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