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Cultural highlights of 1942

Radio: Australia
New shows
Kindergarten of the Air (ABC station 6WF Perth). For young children. Later goes nationwide.

Radio: UK
New shows
Desert Island Discs (BBC from 29 January). Devised by Roy Plomley, the format invites a guest to pick eight records, a book (the Bible and Shakespeare are provided) and a luxury. It is still running weekly in 2008.

Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, premiered in New York (26 November).

On February 10 sales of Glenn Miller's Chattanooga Choo Choo reach 1m copies in less than a year. RCA Victor presents Miller with a commemorative gold disc.

Chronomedia 1942

Page updated 21 November 2008
David Fisher