Two 7th grade classes from Central School in San Carlos compete in a quiz show on the “Book Box Lady’s Radio Program.” Each team must name the story that is being pantomimed for them., Central School in San Carlos is currently named “Central Middle School.” Archival research reveals that the Book Box Lady was Mrs. Ruth Tooze (San Mateo Times; July 17, 1945)., “What is the Story?” was produced under the Palo Alto Children's Theatre production company, “Children's Productions.” The founder of the Children's Theatre, Hazel Glaister Robertson, noted that she set out to create educational and narrative films for children because the “motion picture industry cannot, because of box office, make films for child audiences without adding adult overtones” (The San Francisco News; Aug. 7, 1945). Film shipping boxes found in our archives suggest that these films were rented and shipped nationally.
Print Sound Black and White 16mm film
Nonfiction films Children's films Radio quiz shows
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Radio shows Radio quiz shows Contests Guessing games Broadcasting studios Fairy tales Tales Puss in Boots Hansel and Gretel Cinderella Aladdin Children's radio programs Children's stories
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