The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Collection

WGN : behind the mike at w-g-n

Pictorial tour of the staff of WGN introduces Tribune readers to the popular on-air personalities and the programs they are involved with. Photographs include: "The Three Girls" (Louise Starkey, Isobel Carothers, Helen King), five WGN announcers (Bob Elson, Pierre Andre, George Pidot, Reginald Martin, Russ Russell), radio pianist Allan Grant, Quin Ryan (WGN manager), "Little Orphan Annie" (Shirely Bell), "Joe Corntassel" (Allan Baruck), the entire WGN staff, Wayne King and his Aragon Ballroom Orchestra, the Harold Teen gang (Bill Farnum, Wally Colbath, Jack Spencer, Irene Wicker, Eunice Yanke), Ted Weems and his Trianon Ballroom Orchestra, Herr Louie and the Weasel (Henry Moeller, Hal Gilles), Skeezix (William Idelson), Tom, Dick and Harry (Fred Vandover, Marlin Hurt, Gordon Vandover), and four staff artists (Mark Love, Leonard Salvo, Lawrence Salerno, Walter Pontius).


47.3 x 36.8 cm

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  • The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Image Collection
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