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The Resource The A to Z of American radio soap operas, Jim Cox

The A to Z of American radio soap operas, Jim Cox

Label
The A to Z of American radio soap operas
Title
The A to Z of American radio soap operas
Statement of responsibility
Jim Cox
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The period from 1925 to 1960 was the heyday of the American Radio Soap Opera. In addition to being part of popular culture, the soap opera had important commercial aspects as well that were not only related to their production, but also to the desperate need to sell products or perish. Both sides of this story are traced in this comprehensive compendium. The dictionary section, made up of more than 500 cross-referenced entries, provides brief vignettes of the more popular and also less well-known "soaps," among them Back Stage Wife, Our Gal Sunday, Pepper Young's Family and The Guiding Light. Other entries evoke those who brought these programs to life: the actors, announcers, scriptwriters, networks, and even the sponsors. Nor are the basic themes, the stock characters and the gimmick, forgotten. The book's introduction defines the soap opera, examines the span of the radio serial, reviews its origins and its demise, and focuses on the character types that made up its denizens. The chronology outlines the period and the bibliography offers further reading. Together, these elements make a comprehensive reference work that researchers will find invaluable long into the future
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
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Cox, Jim
Dewey number
791.44/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1991.8.S4
LC item number
C69 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cox, Jim
Series statement
A to Z guide series
Series volume
no. 50
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Radio soap operas
  • Radio soap operas
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Radio soap operas
Label
The A to Z of American radio soap operas, Jim Cox
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in 2005 as Historical dictionary of American radio soap operas
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-289)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Editor's Foreword; Acknowledgments; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Chronology; Introduction: The Span of the Radio Serial; Photospread; The Dictionary; Bibliography; About the Author
Control code
435772702
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 291 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780810863491
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)435772702
Label
The A to Z of American radio soap operas, Jim Cox
Publication
Note
Originally published in 2005 as Historical dictionary of American radio soap operas
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-289)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Editor's Foreword; Acknowledgments; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Chronology; Introduction: The Span of the Radio Serial; Photospread; The Dictionary; Bibliography; About the Author
Control code
435772702
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 291 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780810863491
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)435772702

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