James Scully

Don Quinn, The Colmans, And The Story Behind The Halls Of Ivy

Don Quinn, The Colmans, And The Story Behind The Halls Of Ivy

This is a snippet from Breaking Walls Episode 95: Radio And The Classroom (1939 - 1965) _________________________ Radio’s Don Quinn rose to fame as Jim and Marion Jordan’s head writer. Throughout the 1940s as he wrote Fibber McGee and Molly, Quinn mulled over the idea of creating a college-centered comedy. Entitled, The Halls of Ivy, in June of 1949 an audition tape was produced with Gale Gordon and Edna Best in the title roles. When both had to back out, Nat Wolff, who was Edna Best’s husband and Don Quinn’s agent thought of his friend Ronald Colman.

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