CRANFORD— Radio historian Henry L. Morse, otherwise known as the Old Time Radio Man, will present a lecture on “Comedy and the Golden Age of Radio” on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue.
Prior to the advent of television, comedy was one of the most popular forms of entertainment on radio. Morse will trace the history of radio comedy from its origins in burlesque and vaudeville to its decline in the 1950s. The program will feature a large number of audio clips from the period.
This marks Morse’s third appearance at the Community Center, where he also lectured on the Orson Welles “War of the Worlds” broadcast and on radio during the Great Depression. Admission to the program, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library, is free and all are welcome.
Information about this and other library programs can be found on the web at Cranford.com/library/special.asp.
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