She claimed a preference for radio acting over TV, declaring “there are no ulcers in radio.”
Source: Oliver, Wayne. “Radio Holds First Place Over TV With Elspeth Eric”. (Montgomery) Alabama Journal. Feb 17, 1955. P. 2. (Via Newspapers.com)
Did you know she... Also wrote for Himan Brown’s Radio Adventure Theater
Source: “Classic tales told in weekend radio series”. The Bakersfield Californian. Jan 31, 1977. P. 22. (Via Newspapers.com)
...Would often bring her bulldog to Inner Sanctum recording sessions
Source: Tune In Magazine. Feb 1945. P. 5. (Via worldradiohistory.com)
...Lived at New York’s Algonquin Hotel (of Dorothy Parker fame)
Source: Wellesley (MA) College Bulletin, Volume 32, No. 1. P. 295.
...Had her first radio role was in Tompkins Corners in 1932
Source: “Miss Elspeth Eric plays the young heroine of ‘Thompkins Corners,’ the famous radio drama”. The Morning News, Wilmington, DE. Oct 4, 1932. P. 7. (Via Newspapers.com)
...Was adopted as a mascot by New York medical students in honor of her title role on the radio show Joyce Jordan—Girl Interne [sic]
Source: “Elspeth Eric, lovely star of ‘Joyce Jordan—Girl Interne’…” The Central New Jersey Home News, New Brunswick, NJ. Aug 6, 1939. P. 14. (Via Newspapers.com)
...Was never seen without her crochet work, which she worked on between radio sessions.
Source: Belvidere (IL.) Daily Republican. Dec 14, 1939. P. 6. (Via Newspapers.com)
There is no shortage of 1930s-'40s articles featuring Elspeth Eric in the latest fashions. She modeled net socks, gardening duds, bathing suits and knitwear dresses. She was often photographed by Ray Les Jackson, a New York photographer who loved to sign his photos in a distinctive white script. (We tried to dig up more about this photographer but he seems to have been lost to time).
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