Claudia


CLAUDIA Claudia , which is perhaps better known as Claudia and David , was an old time radio show based on a series of short stories written by Rose Franken and William Brown Meloney, which appeared in Redbook magazine. The program was a soap opera centered on newlyweds David and Claudia Naughton. It followed the problems and the successes, big and small, of an average newly-married couple, including the need for thrift, having an overhanded mother-in-law, and all those charming little moments of life. The program began as a skit on The Kate Smith Hour in 1941, and was expanded into a full summer series a month later. In those original shows, Claudia was played by Patricia Ryan and David by Richard Kollmar. Franken and Meloneyâs stories were collected into books that were adapted into a pair of RKO films, Claudia in 1943 and Claudia and David in 1946. Both films starred Robert Young and Dorothy McGuire. The success of the films prompted Coca-Cola to sponsor a 15-minute syndicated weekday radio program in the 1947-1948 season, starring Kathryn Bard and Paul Crabtree. The Claudia and David stories also spawned two TV movies in the late fifties, as well as British and German television adaptations. OTRR Certification Information: Series Name: Claudia Certification Status: OTRR Certified Complete Certification Date: October 1, 2012 Certification Version: Version 1 Number of CDs: 4 From the Old Time Radio Researchers Group. See "Note" Section below for more information on the OTRR.


This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

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