Radio: Variety Show

After 38 critical years on the sidelines, Variety, the smartest show-business paper in the U.S., last week went into show business itself. The celebrated weekly put on a weekly radio show for Philco (Blue Network, Sun., 6-7 p.m., E.W.T.). Just why the shrewd, slangy journal should break into radio was candidly explained by its grizzled, punchy editor, Abel ("Hiya, sonny boy!") Green: "For cash consideration, filthy lucre, publicity. For the durable function of bringing to the air what's good in all branches of show business—a sort of personality Crossley."

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