|Other names||Woodbury Hollywood Playhouse|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Air dates||October 3, 1937to December 25, 1940|
Hollywood Playhouse, also known as Woodbury Hollywood Playhouse, is a radio anthology drama series that featured adaptations of plays and short stories. Created as a showcase for Tyrone Power, the series began October 3, 1937, on the Blue Network, with Darryl F. Zanuck introducing his 20th Century-Fox star. The half-hour program aired Sundays at 9 p.m. ET until September 1939, when it was moved to the NBC Red Network Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET. Woodbury Soap and Jergens Lotion sponsored the show.
Charles Boyer starred in the second season. He left in 1939 to make a film in France, and briefly joined the French army when World War II broke out in Europe. Herbert Marshall succeeded Boyer on Hollywood Playhouse for nine weeks, and he was replaced by Gale Page and Jim Ameche until Boyer returned on the January 3, 1940, broadcast. Page and Ameche headed a summer version of the program titled Promoting Priscilla (July–October 1940).
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- "Woodbury Hollywood Playhouse". Jerry Haendiges Vintage Radio Logs. Retrieved 2015-11-16.