Dec 15

From Our Archives-On the Air!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 12:01 AM

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“Aloha from the paradise of the Pacific–Hawaii–as we bring you another 15 minutes of lilting Hawaiian music and a story about the U.S. Navy.” Thus began each episode of “Across the Blue Pacific” a radio show broadcast from Pearl Harbor by the Pacific Fleet. The show consisted of a couple of songs and a 10-minute drama based on a historic Navy story. Many Hollywood stars—Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Fred MacMurray, Dorothy Lamour, Ralph Bellamy, Robert Cummings, and others— volunteered their voices for these stories.

Below, from the USNI Archives, is a collection of photos from radio shows broadcast in 1960.

 

Guest star Robert Cummings and Lt. (j.g.) Lyndon D. Adams, CINCPACFLT’s radio officer. Lt. Adams supervises the production of “Across the Blue Pacific.” In addition to reviewing scripts, casting, and tending to the many minute details connected with the production of a weekly show, Lt. Adams frequently portrays one of the script’s characters.

Guest star Robert Cummings and Lieutenant (j.g.) Lyndon D. Adams, CINCPACFLT’s radio officer. Lieutenant Adams supervises the production of “Across the Blue Pacific.” In addition to reviewing scripts, casting, and tending to the many minute details connected with the production of a weekly show, Lieutenant Adams frequently portrays one of the script’s characters.

 

RECORDING-James Bartley, UN2 9right) records a voice animation with J02 Charles Brown. Voice will be used as a “dubbed in” character portrayal in a new production.

RECORDING-James Bartley, UN2 9 (right) records a voice animation with J02 Charles Brown. Voice will be used as a “dubbed in” character portrayal in a new production.

 

Bill Steck, J0SN (Soon to be J03) unwinds taped shows onto smaller reels for distribution to over 85 stations and networks across the nation.

 

SCRIPT WRITERS-Charles Brown, J02, starts another script for “Across the Blue Pacific” series.

SCRIPT WRITERS-Charles Brown, J02, starts another script for “Across the Blue Pacific” series.

 

CHIEF ENGINEER-Kenneth O. Hightower, J03, tends to the congery of control knobs on the console as recording of another show progresses in the studio.

CHIEF ENGINEER-Kenneth O. Hightower, J03, tends to the congery of control knobs on the console as recording of another show progresses in the studio.

 

Visiting celebrities, such as Ralph Bellamy, often lend their talents in the production of the fifteen minute weekly show.

Visiting celebrities, such as Ralph Bellamy, often lend their talents in the production of the 15-minute weekly show.