Christmas on the Radio — Lionel Barrymore in ‘A Christmas Carol’

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Another staple of the radio era was a production of “A Christmas Carol” starring Lionel Barrymore as Ebenezer Scrooge. From Christmas Eve, 1939, courtesy of Archive.org.

Dec. 4, 1944, Pittsburgh Press

Dec. 4, 1944, Pittsburgh Press

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3 Responses to Christmas on the Radio — Lionel Barrymore in ‘A Christmas Carol’

  1. aryedirect says:

    Orson Welles actually directed Lionel Barrymore in the radio version. Mr. Barrymore had a long presence in the medium. I remember when he was the host of Lux Radio Theater and his passing was announced.

  2. Jack Calvert says:

    Wow. Thanks for posting this. My grandfather had a 33 rpm recording of Lionel Barrymore doing Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol.” We used to listen to it every Christmas. It was a holiday tradition. To this day, Alistair Sim and Lionel Barrymore are my two favorite Scrooges.

    • lmharnisch says:

      I had a very good friend who used to tell me about his strong tradition of listening to Lionel Barrymore as Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol” on the radio in the 1930s. It’s nice to keep the tradition alive. Cheers, Larry

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