Academy Award Theater
Volume Number: 1

Episode Count: 40

Catalog # D-AATH-1

The Academy Award (Theater) began its full 39 week season with a high note - with Bette Davis in her Oscar winning role in Jezebel. By looking at the list of actors who appeared duringthe series you can see that this series ranked up there with the Lux Radio Theater in itsrange of movies chosen to be dramatized as well as the actors involved. Gene Hersholt, veteran radio and movie star spoke as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences during the first show welcoming the E.R. Squibb Co., a giant pharmaceutical company,as sponsor. These 30 minute programs consisted of dramatizations of movies whose pictures, players, techniques and skills won or were nominated for the coveted golden Oscars.