Retro Radio Memories: Daredevils Of Hollywood (1938)

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Welcome to another installment of Retro Radio Memories and this time we have something kind of special. We have an episode of the 1938 Daredevils of Hollywood radio show, a series that made its focus on those brave men and women who had risked their lives on the sets of motion pictures just two years earlier for meager pay and no insurance. While only about 13 minutes long it still remains an incredibly entertaining bit of radio production and offered an interesting “behind the scenes” look at early films.

The first radio show broadcast featured stunt-man Bob Rose (Fort Apache, Flight of the Phoenix).

So come join us during a simpler time as we enjoy Retro Radio Memories and thrill to the Daredevils of Hollywood!


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2 thoughts on “Retro Radio Memories: Daredevils Of Hollywood (1938)

  1. Mwentworth, to be totally honest I had originally set up the post to include the Canutt episode…but the way the Internet Archive embedding was working caused problems and it wouldn’t show up. It’s a great little radio series.

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