Julian, Joseph.  This Was Radio: A Personal Memoir.  New York: Viking, 1975.

 

Julian’s career in radio began in 1934, when he was cast in crowd scenes heard on the March of Time program.  After a stint as a sound man, he returned to acting, gaining recognition in plays written by Norman Corwin.

Julian was in great demand during the postwar years until his name appeared in Red Channels.  Barred from work at CBS, he was virtually unemployed until William Fitelson, a theatrical lawyer and executive producer of the Theater Guild-US Steel Hour TV series bought one of Julian’s plays.  Thereafter, Julian received new offers and continued to work in radio until the demise of network drama.


Candid in his observations, Julian does not hold back in his criticism of Hollywood star, producers, and the medium he loved.


For more on Julian, read this entry in the broadastellan journal.