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Academy Award
     On the air for only one season, this series dramatized many stories taken directly from the movies.  Original film stars were used whenever possible.  Each story that was broadcast, or the stars heard, had been nominated or had won an academy award.  The average appearance fee for the stars was $4,000.00 and the sponsors of this series also paid the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences an additional $1,600.00 to use the name.  After 39 broadcasts, and costs of production, the series left the air permanently.
Sponsor background information.
     Edward Robinson Squibb founded the Brooklyn, New York based pharmaceutical company in 1856.  In 1895 most of the management responsibilities were turned over to his sons, Charles and Edward and the company became known as E.R. Squibb & Sons.  After Edward Squibb’s death in 1900, the sons, in turn, sold the company in 1905 to Lowell M. Palmer and Theodore Weicker.
     William McLaren Bristol and John Ripley Myers purchased Clinton Pharmaceutical Company in 1887 for $5,000.00 and incorporated on 12/13/1887 as Bristol, Myers Company.  In 1899 after Myers’s death the name was changed by replacing the comma with a hyphen.  The company went into the black financially in 1900 and has remained there ever since.
     In 1989 Bristol-Myers and Squibb merged forming the second largest pharmaceutical company in the world.
Broadcast History:
Network: CBS
  03/30/46 to 06/29/46 Saturday 7:00 p.m.
  07/03/46 to 12/18/46 Wednesday 10:00 p.m.
  Leith Stevens
  Frank Wilson
  Dee Engelbach
Sound Effects:
  Berne Surrey, Gene Twombly, Jay Roth, Clark Casey
  The House Of Squibb
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Saturday – 7:00 p.m.
03/30/46  # 1 Jezebel w/Bette Davis
04/06/46  # 2 Kitty Foyle w/Ginger Rogers
04/13/46  # 3 The Life Of Louis Pasteur w/Paul Muni
04/20/46  # 4 The Great McGinty w/Brian Donlevy, Gerald Mohr
04/27/46  # 5 Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
05/04/46  # 6 Stagecoach w/Randolph Scott, Claire Trevor
05/11/46  # 7 If I Were King w/Ronald Colman
05/18/46  # 8 My Sister Eileen w/Janet Blair, Rosalind Russell
05/25/46  # 9 The Informer w/Victor McLaglen, Wallace Ford
06/01/46  #10 Arise My Love w/Ray Milland
06/08/46  #11 Ruggles Of Red Gap w/Charles Laughton
06/15/46  #12 Pride Of The Marines w/John Garfield, Rosemary DeCamp
06/22/46  #13 The Front Page w/Adolphe Menjou, Pat O’Brien
06/29/46  #14 A Star Is Born w/Janet Gaynor, Fredric March
Wednesday – 10:00 p.m.
07/03/46  #15 The Maltese Falcon w/Humphrey Bogart, Sydney Greenstreet, Mary Astor,
                          Peter Lorre
07/10/46  #16 Young Mr. Lincoln w/Henry Fonda
07/17/46  #17 The Prisoner Of Zenda w/Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
07/24/46  #18 Foreign Correspondent w/Joseph Cotten
07/31/46  #19 Hold Back The Dawn w/Olivia deHavilland, Jean Pierre Aumont
08/07/46  #20 Watch On The Rhine w/Paul Lucas
08/14/46  #21 Vivacious Lady w/Lana Turner
08/21/46  #22 Keys Of The Kingdom w/Gregory Peck
08/28/46  #23 One Sunday Afternoon w/James Stewart
09/04/46  #24 Pinnochio
09/11/46  #25 Shadow Of A Doubt w/Joseph Cotten
09/18/46  #26 The White Cliffs Of Dover w/Irene Dunn
09/25/46  #27 Guest In The House w/Kirk Douglas, Anita Louise
10/02/46  #28 My Man Godfrey w/William Powell
10/09/46  #29 It Happened Tomorrow w/Ann Blythe, Eddie Bracken
10/16/46  #30 Blood On The Sun w/John Garfield
10/23/46  #31 The Devil & Miss Jones w/Charles Coburn, Viriginia Mayo
10/30/46  #32 Suspicion w/Cary Grant, Ann Todd
11/06/46  #33 Cheers For Miss Bishop w/Olivia deHavilland
11/13/46  #34 Night Train w/Rex Harrison
11/20/46  #35 Brief Encounter w/Greer Garson
11/27/46  #36 Lost Horizon w/Ronald Colman
12/04/46  #37 Portrait Of Jenny w/Joan Fontaine, John Lund
12/11/46  #38 Enchanted Cottage w/Peter Lawford, Joan Lorring
12/18/46  #39 Lost Angel w/Margaret O’Brien
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