Mural Detail, The World of Radio, 1934
This scene is from Jessica Dragonette’s debut on NBC’s Cities Service program on January 3, 1930. Dragonette is pictured with the Cities Service forty-piece orchestra, conductor Rosario Bourdon, announcer Ford Bond, and the Cavaliers Quartet. The singer’s seven-year engagement with this program (1930–37) made her an entertainment fixture in American homes. The banner reads “NBC Studio 711 Fifth Avenue.” In 1933, the broadcast would move to Studio 8H—the largest in the world—at Radio City Studios in Rockefeller Center.
It is credited
Gift of Nicholas Meredith Turner in memory of Jessica Dragonette.
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The World of Radio.