Himan Brown played the father in "Little Italy." He recently passed away. The Brooklyn College communications department may have his archives. He had a strong relationship with them in recent years.
On Aug 9, 2010, at 5:06 PM, Weinberg, Shana wrote:
> I am doing research on Italian American radio programming
> (specifically soap operas) in the late 1920s-late 1930s, and I was
> wondering if you could help guide my research. I'd like to find
> transcripts/recordings to radio shows at the time, as well as get a
> broader sense of what programs Italian immigrants in New York City
> would have listened to. My initial research has led me to two
> programs focused on Italian Americans, "Life with Luigi" (aired on
> CBS) as well as "Little Italy" (aired on NBC Blue). Does anyone know
> where I could located a transcript/audio copy of the program "Little
> Italy?" Any suggestions about other programming (either Italian
> language soap operas or English language serials depicting
> Italian/Americans) would be most appreciated.
> My initial research has led me to a few Italian language radio
> stations that were popular at the time-including WOV (which later
> became WADO), WHOM, and WCDA. Does anyone know where any of these
> archives are housed ?
> Shana Weinberg