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RUSC Radio - 4th July
Showboat

Showboat

Broadcast: 19th January 1953
Added: Jan 21 2013

Tonight the American Association of Railroads presents the musical success Showboat starring Gordon MacRea and his charming guest Dorothy Kirsten.

Showboat is the story of Captain Andy’s showboat, the Cotton Blossom. It is the story of the Mississippi and of the river gambler Gaylord Ravenal and leading actress Julie and of Captain Andy’s beautiful daughter Magnolia.

Music by Jerome Kern and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein.

Music prepared and conducted by: Carmen Dragon

Based on the novel Showboat by Edna Ferber

Adapted for radio by: Lawrence and Lee

Announcer: Marvin Miller