Lux Radio Theater, one of the genuine classic radio anthology series
(NBC Blue Network (1934-1935); CBS (1935-1955), adapted first Broadway
stage works, and then (especially) films to hour-long live radio
presentations. It quickly became the most popular dramatic anthology
series on radio, running more than twenty years. The program always
began with an announcer proclaiming, "Ladies and gentlemen, Lux
presents Hollywood!" Cecil B. DeMille was the host of the series each
Monday evening from June 1, 1936, until January 22, 1945.