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Damon Runyon Theater

Damon Runyon Theater was a drama series broadcast from January to December 1949. The series dramatized 52 of Runyon's short stories. Runyon, born in 1880 in Kansas, became a newspaper man and a writer . He was best known for his short stories celebrating the world of Broadway in New York City that emerged from the Prohibition era.

Runyon's stories express an interest to real human lives. He wrote humorous tales of gamblers, hustlers, actors, and gangsters. Runyon's stories are written in a vernacular style, often mixed with a formal speech and slang.

There are 52 shows in our collection! Date Aired
Dream Sweet Rose December 25, 1949
Blood Pressure April 10, 1949
Old 'Em's Kentucky Home April 17, 1949
Blond Mink April 24, 1949
Leopard's Spots May 1, 1949
All Horse Players Die May 8, 1949
The Hottest Guy May 15, 1949
A Piece of Pie May 22, 1949
Barbecue May 29, 1949
Lonely Heart June 5, 1949
Broadway Complies June 12, 1949
Madam La Gimp June 19, 1949
The Brain Goes Home April 3, 1949
Hold 'Em Yale March 27, 1949
Little Miss Marker January 9, 1949
Romance in the Roaring Fire January 16, 1949
The Lemon Drop Kid January 23, 1949
A Nice Price January 30, 1949
The Idyll of Miss Sarah February 6, 1949
For a Pal February 13, 1949
Princess O'Hara February 20, 1949
Butch Minds the Baby February 27, 1949
Breach of Promise March 6, 1949
Dancing Dan's Christmass March 13, 1949
Pick a Winner March 20, 1949

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