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Breakfast in Hollywood
- Year: 1946
Breakfast in Hollywood – rating:
- IMDb: 5.8
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Breakfast in Hollywood – directors:
- Harold D. Schuster
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Breakfast in Hollywood was a popular morning radio show created and hosted by Tom Breneman who broadcast from 1941 to 1948 on three different radio networks: NBC, ABC and Mutual. These unscripted shows were spontaneous and involved much audience participation. Breneman’s many guests included such stars as Jimmy Durante, Andy Devine and Orson Welles.
Radio personality Breneman was in Hollywood having lunch in 1940 with friends at Sardi’s Restaurant on Hollywood Boulevard when he realized the location’s potential for a radio program. He quickly found an audience when he began broadcasting his Breakfast on the Boulevard January 13, 1941, on KFWB Los Angeles. Newspaper radio schedules indicate that West Coast stations were broadcasting the program as “Breakfast at Sardi’s” as early as September 1941. The program was limited to radio stations in California, Oregon, and Washington State until Breakfast at Sardi’s aired on the Blue Network from August 3, 1942. One source claims that on February 26, 1943 the title was changed to avoid confusion with Sardi’s in New York.
However, newspaper radio schedules for the New York listening area began changing from “Breakfast at Sardi’s” to “Breakfast in Hollywood” only in early 1945 while other newspapers referred to Breneman’s program as “Breakfast at Sardi’s” until mid-1945. The program had numerous sponsors, including Kellogg’s cereals, Ivory Flakes, Planters Peanuts, Aunt Jemima Flour, Minute Man Soups and Alpine Coffee. By the mid-1940s, Breneman had ten million listeners. The popularity of the radio program was such that he created his own magazine, and in 1945 he opened his own establishment, Tom Breneman’s Restaurant, located on Vine Street off Sunset Boulevard. Organist Korla Pandit was only one of the musical talents who performed at the restaurant.