In the Corner with Dan Hughes
019-100927 In the Old-Time Radio Corner - My Favorite Husband

This is the show that evolved into television's I Love Lucy.

Three years before Lucy and Ricky on TV, there were Liz and George on the radio. 

The radio program was called My Favorite Husband, and many of the radio episodes were rewritten for use as scripts on the I Love Lucy TV show.

Lucy played Liz, but George was played by Richard Denning, who was replaced by Lucy's real-life husband, Desi Arnaz, when the show went to television.

So listen now to an early version of I Love Lucy.  Here's Lucille Ball in My Favorite Husband, from August 20, 1948.

Direct download: B19myfavoritehusband480820lizteachestheasamba2534.mp3
Category:oldtimeradio -- posted at: 11:10pm CDT

  • all of the episodes of "my favorite husband" come on the complete collection of "I love lucy". i had no idea i love lucy was inspired by it until recently, but just like it says in the article, quite a few of the episodes are the same, except with lucy and ricky instead of liz and george. it's a very cute show!

    posted by: lindsay on 2011-08-31 23:22:46

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