The A to Z of American radio soap operas

Cox, Jim, 1939-
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  • Creator Jim Cox
  • Format Books
  • Publication Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2009, c2005.
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (322 p.)
  • ISBNs 1282520113, 9786612520112, 0810863499
  • OCLC ocn435772702


  • The dictionary section, made up of more than 500 cross-referenced entries, provides brief vignettes of the more popular and also less well-known 'soaps,' among them Back Stage Wife, Our Gal Sunday, Pepper Young's Family and The Guiding Light. Other entries evoke those who brought these programs to life: the actors, announcers, scriptwriters, networks, and even the sponsors. Nor are the basic themes, the stock characters and the gimmick, forgotten. The book's introduction defines the soap opera, examines the span of the radio serial, reviews its origins and its demise, and


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-289).
  • English


  • Contents; Editor's Foreword; Acknowledgments; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Chronology; Introduction: The Span of the Radio Serial; Photospread; The Dictionary; Bibliography; About the Author
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