History of the 1920's, 1930's and 1940's

1920s

  • Home for Convalescent Children turned over to Childrens Hospital Society and now is known as Childrens Hospital Rehabilitation Center (1924).
  • Formation of Players Group (1927).

1930s

  • Players Group, in connection with the Board of Education, was expanded to become a trouping group, renamed Children's Theater (1939-1972).
  • Radio Group, in connection with Public Library and Board of Education, later became “Tell Me A Story” network radio program (1939-1940).

1940s

  • "Youth Interprets the News" radio program with Board of Education, Los Angeles Times and Station KMPC (1944-1945).
  • "Young America Speaks" radio program on KFI which won the Peabody Award for outstanding student participation programming. Turned over to the Board of Education in 1953 (1946-1950).
  • Veterans Psychiatric Clinic co-sponsored with the Southern California Society for Mental Hygiene. Turned over to a Community Chest agency (1945-1948).
  • Established the Volunteer Bureau with help of Welfare Foundation. Now supported by United Crusade (1947-1949).
  • Seven-week live talent show produced over KMPC using League members as writers and actors. Later developed into Free Radio and Television Committee presenting local Christmas and Easter telecasts (1948).
  • "The Bedpost News" published with the Los Angeles Tuberculosis and Health Association and Heart Association for home-bound children (1949-1954).
  • League provided funds for remodeling and operational expenses to Childrens Hospital School of Physical Therapy for three years (1949).
  • Puppets Committee trouped to hospitals, schools, underprivileged, handicapped and retarded children. Later co-sponsored a Puppeteers Festival of America at UCLA and also initiated a project designed to educate as well as entertain by presenting two family units of hand puppets to Speech Hearing Clinic at USC and Speech Division of Psychological Outpatient Clinic at UCLA (1949-1968).

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