Abroad With The Lockharts


Richard Davenport
 

Brian K just put out a nice little synopsis of the episodes and found a little more information on the individual episodes that I did but here is my input...

First Broadcast in October 1930 in Denver, Colorado
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Status of the Abroad With The Lockharts.
Currently, 9 of 13 survive.   1-7 and 12-13, missing 8-11

Characters:
Will Lockhart - Chicago businessman (Gene Lockhart)
Mrs. Lockhart (character 1st name unk) (Kathleen Lockhart)

The trip lasted supposedly 50 days.
She wanted at 10th Anniversary celebration
Will (he) would have preferred a fishing trip

He:
Edwin Eugene Lockhart
Born: July 18, 1891 - London, Ontario, Canada
Died: March 31, 1957 - Santa Monica, California, USA

A Canadian character actor, singer, and playwright. He also wrote the lyrics to a number of popular songs.

Born in London, Ontario, Lockhart made his professional debut at the age of six when he appeared with the Kilties Band of Canada. At the age of 15, he was appearing in sketches with actress Beatrice Lillie. Lockhart was educated in various Canadian schools and at the Brompton Oratory School in London, England. He also played football for the Toronto Argonauts.
Career

Lockhart had a long stage career; he also wrote professionally and taught acting and stage techniques at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City. He had also written theatrical sketches, radio shows, special stage material, song lyrics, and articles for stage and radio magazines.

He made his Broadway debut in 1916, in the musical The Riviera Girl. He was a member of the traveling play The Pierrot Players (for which he wrote the book and lyrics). This play introduced the song, The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise, for which Lockhart wrote the lyrics along with Canadian composer Ernest Seitz. (The song was subsequently made popular by Les Paul and Mary Ford in the 1950s.) He also wrote and directed the Broadway musical revue Bunk of 1926. He also sang in Die Fledermaus for the San Francisco Opera Association.

However, Lockhart is mostly remembered for his film work. He made his film debut in the 1922 version of Smilin' Through, as the Rector, but did not make his sound debut until 1934 in the film By Your Leave, where he played the playboy Skeets. Lockhart subsequently appeared in more than 300 motion pictures. He often played villains, including a role as the treacherous informant Regis in Algiers, the American remake of Pepe le Moko, which gained him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He also played the suspicious Georges de la Trémouille, the Dauphin's chief counselor, in the famous 1948 film, Joan of Arc, starring Ingrid Bergman. He had a great succession of "good guy" supporting roles including Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol and the judge in Miracle on 34th Street. He is also fondly remembered as the Starkeeper in the 1956 film version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel. Playing a bumbling sheriff, he appeared in His Girl Friday opposite Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. He also appeared in the movie The Sea Wolf (1941), adapted from the novel by Jack London, as a ship's doctor. His last film role was that of the Equity Board President in the 1957 film Jeanne Eagels.

On Broadway, Lockhart originated the role of Uncle Sid in Eugene O'Neill's only comedy, Ah, Wilderness!, and took over from Lee J. Cobb as Willy Loman, during the original run ofDeath of a Salesman.

He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6307 Hollywood Boulevard, one for motion pictures and one for television.
Personal life

Lockhart was the husband of Kathleen Lockhart, the father of June Lockhart, and the grandfather of Anne Lockhart.

Lockhart died from a coronary thrombosis at the age of 65 in Santa Monica, California. He is buried next to his wife in Culver City's Holy Cross Cemetery, a final resting place for people who were of the Catholic faith.

She:
Kathleen NMN Arthur
Born: 9 August 1894 - Southsea, Hampshire, England, UK
Died: 18 February 1978, Los Angeles, California, USA

Born Kathleen Arthur in Southsea, Hampshire. An actress and musician, Kathleen got her start on the stage in Britain and then emigrated to the United States in 1924, upon her marriage to Canadian-born actor Gene Lockhart. She continued to appear on stage and in Hollywood films for almost forty years. Kathleen and her husband, Gene, occasionally starred opposite each other, most notably as Mr. and Mrs. Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol (1938). After her husband died in 1957, she retired from acting and made no more film appearances, except for a small role in The Purple Gang (1960).

She was the mother of actress June Lockhart and grandmother of actress Anne Lockhart.

She died on 18 February 1978 in Los Angeles, California following a long (undisclosed) illness.

She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6241 Hollywood Boulevard. Her grave is located next to her husband, Gene in Culver City's Holy Cross Cemetery.

Episode 1 is the one they plan their itinerary. Episode 2 is the day they sail.  Episode 3 is the one they are on the ship heading to Europe.  In episode 4 they arrive in England.  In episode 5 they tour London.  In episode 6 they cross the channel by ferry to France to tour Paris.  Episode 7 is the visit to Paris.  I do not have 8-11.  Episode 11 is probably the travel to Rome.  Episode 12 is the visit to Rome.  Episode 13 is the heading home one.  If anyone has 8-11 please let me know so I can fill in that blank.

Anyway, my 2 cents on the subject.

Rick




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