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WITHERS, Jack. The Adventures of the Irene B. Mellon. From the radio scripts of Jack Withers; Adapted by Tom Cahill. St. John's : Harry Cuff Publications Limited, 1995. First Edition. Pp. (2),iii-xvii,(3),21-253,(3). 8vo, illustrated blue card covers.
"The Irene B. Mellon, was a serial that ran on Newfoundland radio between 1934 and 1941, longer than any similar series on Newfoundland radio or television.
The Mellon was a musical programme, serving up home-grown musical talent, while relating the continuing story of a fictional three-masted schooner crewed by Newfoundlanders and carrying freight all over the North and South Atlantic and into the Mediterranean. The crew continually met adventures and dangers; they got in trouble, made friends, executed dramatic rescues, fought Middle Eastern pirates, defeated a German submarine, and even took on both sides in the Spanish Civil War. They also met the natural problems of sailing the sea and always overcame the obstacles.
The Irene B. Mellon was a product of the cultural revival in Newfoundland in the 1920s and ots demoralized economy in the early 1930s. It exemplified the wiliness, wit, musicality, hardiness, and handiness of Newfoundlanders at a time when official propaganda claimed that the country's culture was insufficient for a modern democratic state.
Broadcast on VOGY, VONF, and later VOCM, the series continued to inspire Newfoundlanders until the early '40s when the Great Depression was no more." from front flap.
Jack Withers (born 1899 in Canso, Nova Scotia - d. 1964).
Foreword : The Irene B. Mellonl Radio Programme" by Philip Hiscock (pp.v-xvii).
Small crease to upper left of front cover, else very good. 25.00
Title: Adventures of the Irene B. Mellon
Publisher: Harry Cuff, St. John's, 1995, ISBN:1896338046: 1995
ISBN Number: 1896338046
ISBN Number 13: 9781896338040
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