Episode 12, Lux part 1, The Legionaire & the Lady

Marlene Dietrich

With this episode, I begin a five-part series focusing on the history of Lux RadioTheater, the most successful, longest-running radio drama series in history.

We begin with the first Lux Radio Theater broadcast to originate from Hollywood. In The Legionnaire and the Lady, MarleneDietrich recreates her role in the 1930 film, Morocco. She stars with Clark Gable, who takes the part played by Gary Cooper in the film. From this star-studded beginning, Lux built a phenomenal 20-year run, and sold a whole lot of soap flakes.