Bebe Daniels with announcer Thomas Cowan on WOR radio. Daniels (1901-1971) was a leading lady in silent pictures and, in the late 1920s, gracefully managed the transition to sound in such musicals as "Rio Rita" (1929), "Dixiana" (1930) and "Reaching for the Moon" (1931). She also appeared in the first film adaptation of "The Maltese Falcon" (1931), Dashiell Hammett's detective novel set in San Francisco. Cowan worked on WNYC in New York from 1925 to 1961.
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