Radio: Back Yard & Basement

Two months ago NBC opened its brand-new broadcasting studios in Hollywood— the $1,500,000 Radio City on Sunset Boulevard and Vine Street—and simultaneously knocked the dust out of Hollywood tradition. No floodlights streaked the sky, no celebrities battled their way past autograph hounds to offer congratulations.

NBC's officials simply announced: "Papa is too busy with fixing up the back yard and the basement to entertain company." Last week both back yard and basement had been fixed and the public was invited in to look it over. They saw three stories of offices, four...

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