Jul 30, 2012
The short story spawned a novel, the novel spawned a movie, and
the movie spawned a radio series.
The novel and the movie were Mr. Blandings Builds His Dreamhouse, and the radio show was Mr. & Mrs. Blandings.
The movie and the radio series both starred Cary Grant, and in the radio version, Mrs. Blandings was played by the real-life wife of Cary Grant, Betsy Drake (seen in this photo).
The series lasted less than 20 episodes, reportedly because Grant felt he wasn't being paid enough.
This is the pilot episode, from November 8, 1950.