Encore Theater was a 13-week series sponsored by Schenley Laboratories, a pharmaceutical manufacturer. The big-budget, well-produced series offered compelling medical dramas, but did not garner enough of an audience for Schenley to renew its sponsorship. * * * These recordings are part of the Joe Hehn Memorial Collection. Mr. Hehn (1931-2020) was a pioneering collector of radio recordings when the hobby emerged in the 1960s. Digitizing his collection of reel tapes and discs is the effort of a wide range of North American volunteers, and includes assistance of some international collectors. The groups supporting this effort with their funds, time, technology and skills are the Old Time Radio Researchers and a small group of transcription disc preservationists who refer to themselves as the "The Knights of the Turning Table."
This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.
THE ENCORE THEATER. June 4, 1946. CBS. Sponsored by Schenley Laboratories. "Magnificent Obsession," starring Cornell Wilde and Lurene Tuttle. First show of the series. 30 min.