Right around Christmas in 1933, Thorne Smith's novel SKIN AND BONES was performed as a radio dramatization.
The show was sponsored by Macy's and performed live in New York City.
It was produced by Robert
Haydon Jones and following the performance, Jones interviewed Thorne on
the air for what is believed to be the first and only time!
A quick side note: Robert Haydon Jones worked for R.H. Macy & Company and was a key figure in starting the Thanksgiving Day parade we've all come to know and love.
Later, Jones became the director of advertising and public relations for Thorne's publisher Doubleday Doran & Co. He served in that capacity from 1934 to 1937.
I have not been able to locate a copy of the show despite even going so far as to track down Robert Haydon Jones's son, who is generously still trying to locate a transcript of the show for me.
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