Junior Miss is a collection of semi-autobiographical stories by Sally Benson
first published in The New Yorker
. Between 1929 and the end of 1941, the prolific Benson published 99 stories in The New Yorker
, some under her pseudonym of Esther Evarts. She had a bestseller when Doubleday published her Junior Miss
collection in 1941.
Benson's stories were adapted by Jerome Chodorov
and Joseph Fields
into a play, directed by Moss Hart
, which had a successful run of 710 performances on Broadway from November 18, 1941, to July 24, 1943. Patricia Peardon had the title role of Judy Graves, a teenager who meddles in people's love lives.
had different runs as a CBS Radio
situation comedy. Sponsored by Procter & Gamble
. The series was first heard from March 4 to August 26, 1942, with Shirley Temple
as Judy Graves. Priscilla Lyon played her friend, Fuffy Adams, "the odd child from the apartment downstairs." Benson and Doris Gilbert were the credited writers. Broadcast on Wednesday evenings, the program cost $12,000 a week to produce.
In the late 1940s, the Junior Miss
radio program starred Barbara Whiting
, who had appeared in the 1945 film as Fuffy Adams. This series ran from April 3, 1948, to December 30, 1950, sponsored by Lever Brothers. the music was composed and conducted by Walter Schumann
. The 1948-50 cast returned for a series in various formats and timeslots from October 2, 1952, to July 1, 1954.
- ^ Yagoda, Ben. About Town. Scribner, 2000.
- ^ Junior Miss at the Internet Broadway Database
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