How many of these have you heard, seen or read?
Top Six Books:
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, a story that leaves you with shivers.
Anthem by Ayn Rand, a precursor to Fountainhead. The author probably knew George Orwell.
Out of the Silent Planet, Space Trilogy #1 by CS Lewis. A non-scary science fiction
The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. The best story of a child and his pet, ever!
The Sword in the Stone by TH White, starting the Camelot fascination of the past century
Top Six Movies
Bringing Up Baby starring Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant. Romance
Boys Town starring Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney. Drama and bio
You Can’t Take it With You starring Jean Arthur and James Stewart. Drama and romance
Olympia Part 1: Festival of Nations starring David Albritton and Arvo Askola. Sports from Nazi Germany!
Port of Shadows starring Jean Gabin and Michel Simon. Drama and romance
The Baker’s Wife starring Raimu and Ginelle Leclerc. If your wife runs away and you can’t work, comedy
Top Evening Radio Shows
Chase and Sanborn Hour with Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy
Jello Program with Jack Benny
Lux Radio Theater
Kraft Music Hall with Bing Crosby
Major Bowes Amateur Hour
News of the Year
The first use of a Seeing Eye dog
Minimum wage went from 25 cents to 40 cents an hour
Oil was discovered in Saudi Arabia and the world was never the same!
September 30th the Munich Accord was signed by European leaders, allowing Germany to take over Czechoslovakia within a year
October 30th: The War of the Worlds was broadcast without commercials, leading many to think that the eastern US had been invaded by aliens.