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Cultural highlights of 1934

Radio shows: US
New shows
The Aldrich Family (from 17 October). Drama series.
Lux Radio Theatre (NBC Blue network, from 14 October). It becomes the top-rated drama series on American radio and runs for the next 21 years.

Print media: US
Flash Gordon. First appearance in print 0f Alex Raymond's cartoon superhero (7 January).
Li'l Abner. First appearance of Al Capp's comic cartoon strip in eight newspapers (13 August).

Other media
Four Saints in Three Acts. Premiere of Virgil Thomson's opera about two saints and their associates in a prologue and four acts, from a libretto by Gertrude Stein (20 February).

 


Chronomedia 1934

Page updated 9 April 2008
David Fisher