Radio: This, Too, Will Pass

One September day in 1938, Papa David Solomon of NBC's Life Can Be Beautiful gave shelter in his secondhand bookstore to a teen-age slum girl named Chichi and put her to bed on a pallet in the rear of his shop. This week, 15 years later, Chichi is only about five years older and she is still camped in Papa David's back room.

As Life Can Be Beautiful (known to the trade, through its initials, as Elsie Beebe) celebrates its 15th year on the air, Papa David (played since the beginning by Actor Ralph Locke)...

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