Tonight: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

Tonight: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

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Janel Laban
Feb 7, 2007
It's the classic story of giving up your tiny urban apartment for the "dream home" in the suburbs. Cary Grant and Myrna Loy barely survived the real estate agents, architects and workmen in the 1948 film - some things never change. Before it was a popular film, Mr. Blandings was a radio play, and it's being performed tonight in that format at the Cultural Center. From the AFTRA/SAG Senior Radio Players site: In the '30s and '40s, Lux Flakes --"safe for your delicate hose and undies"-- were sold in huge quantities, thanks, in part, to its sponsorship, on CBS, of The Lux Radio Theater, one of the longest running and most listened to radio shows in the history of American broadcasting. Of the more than one thousand movies adapted for that program, a stand out was "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House", starring Cary Grant and Irene Dunne. It's the story of an upwardly mobile middle-aged couple who decide to make the move away from NYC and their tiny, crammed apartment. Tonight, Wednesday 2/7, at the Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington, 7pm (doors open at 6:30). Free! via: Gapers Block
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