Here are 10 things you should know about Bebe Daniels, born 119 years ago today. Before she left Hollywood in the mid-’30s, she had appeared in over 270 films, more than 210 of them in the silent era.
To close out our week of Christmas-themed old-time radio programs and given that it’s Friday, a day we’ve been devoting to Mr. Rudy Vallée‘s 1930 memoir, we thought it the perfect time to offer a holiday installment of Rudy’s popular radio program, The Fleischmann’s Yeast Hour, from December 20, 1934.
Rudy’s guests on the show that night included, among others and in Rudy’s words, “Hollywood’s happiest couple, Ben Lyon and Bebe Daniels” and the English Singers of London, “regarded in concert circles,” Rudy informs us, “as the foremost interpreters of early English song, particularly carols.”
We hope that the dulcet croonings of Rudy and Company serve to set the perfect mood for a relaxing Christmas Eve and that your Christmas Day is one filled with joy and laughter. We’ll be taking a few days off from our daily dispatches here at Cladrite Radio, but we’ll be back before the dawning of the new year. And, in the meantime, there’ll be, as always, plenty of toe-tapping tunes from the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s here for your streaming pleasure.