Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Edgar Guest connection

Edgar A. Guest was a well-known poet in the early days of radio and had several radio shows where he was able to show off his talents.

It has been known for a while that Mr. Guest was a huge fan of the Vic and Sade radio show and though we could only surmise the reasons, perhaps now we know for a fact, why.  There is a photo of Guest along with the Vic and Sade gang in existence and a famous quote (actually a short poem) from him from another patch of time, showing his admiration for the show.

In 1936-1937 (and perhaps before and after these dates) Art Van Harvey and Bernardine Flynn played husband and wife on Welcome Valley, a show starring Guest.  Not much is known about the show, other than Joan Blaine was also a co-star and Guest played the editor of a newspaper, the Welcome Valley Chronicle.

It seems now the mystery of the connection of why Guest was such a big fan of the show is now solved.

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