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Washington Talent for Radio Dramas
Part of the cast of "Covenant," written by Marvin Beers of the Federal Housing Administration and produced and directed by Larry Beckerman, WTOP. Pictured are Holly Wright, WRC; Dennis Connell, Federal Trade Commis sion; Bill Wood, State Department; Conrad Chyatte, Army Deportment; Mrs. Frutkin; Hugh Guidi, WTOP; Janet Day ton, WOL; Maurice Jarvis, Veterans' Administration; Baxter Ward, WMAL; Lee Vickers, WTOP; Stuart Finley, WRC; Fred Eden, WQQW, and Miss Helen Goodhue, United States Employment Service. Reni Newsphoto. IN AN attempt to convince Washington listeners—in cluding potential sponsors— that radio drama need not necessarily originate in New York, Chicago or Hollywood, members of the Washington local of the American Fed eration of Radio Artists have been presenting a series of productions entitled Radio Artists’ Workshop. The unfor tunate thing about the New York - Chicago - Hollywood myth, they say, is that it leaves potential performers in other cities little chance of reaching an audience. Washington AFRAs decided to pool their resources in the present campaign. Launched in August, the schedule calls for 16 presentations . in all, four each at WMAL (where the programs currently are heard on Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m.), WRC (their next stand* and WOL and WTOP, which already have served as hosts. Performers, writers and directors volunteer their services, stations provide fa cilities and music is through the co-operation of Local 161, American Federation of Musi cians. Many of the more than 70 actors heard in the plays are employed by radio sta tions of the Washington area as announcers, writers and in other capacities. Oth ers are Government workers, housewives and store em ployes. All hope their “free sample” will prove that local ly produced comedy, mystery and dramatic material is worth listening to—and pay ing for. —L. McC. A salesgirl in a toy store, Miss Lois Alexander, 1228 I street N.W., also is active in the workshop project. Star Staff Photos. Brown Alligator Calf By Dickerson 14” Lost 505 Steel ta 10 AAA to C Moil MEmmBgBm OMon M| M MnSBUiKUjiSMm with the scientific CROSS-BONED FRONT Zipper Closing The NYLON Girdle that holds you slim and trim breathes with you . . . sold at fine stores everywhere. Write for illustrated folder and name of nearest store. '»•«. U S. Poe. on.