Halls of Ivy

The Halls of Ivy featured Colman as William Todhunter Hall, the president of small, Midwestern Ivy College, and his wife, Victoria, a former British musical comedy star who sometimes felt the tug of her former profession, and followed their interactions with students, friends, and college trustees. Others in the cast included Herbert Butterfield as testy board chairman Clarence Wellman; Willard Waterman (then starring as Harold Peary's successor as The Great Gildersleeve) as board member John Merriweather; and Bea Benaderet, Elizabeth Patterson, and Gloria Gordon as the Halls' maids. Alan Reed (television's Fred Flintstone) appeared periodically as the stuffy English teacher, Professor Heaslip. The series ran 109 half-hour radio episodes from January 6, 1950, to June 25, 1952, with Quinn, Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee writing many of the scripts and giving free if even more sophisticated play to Quinn's knack for language play, inverted cliches and swift puns (including the show's title and lead characters), a knack he'd shown for years writing Fibber McGee & Molly. Jerome Lawrence and Robert Lee continued as a writing team; their best-known play is Inherit the Wind. Cameron Blake, Walter Brown Newman, Robert Sinclair, and Milton and Barbara Merlin became writers for the program as well.

Dr Halls Reappointment


Student Editorial

The Gangsters Son

Wellmans Nose - Charter Day Ceremonies

Dr Bromley Shakespeare Expert

The Snowman

The Chinese Student

Student Thief

Merton Savadas Crush

Victorias New Review

Dirty Politics

Toddy Plays Hookey

Mrs Fosters Lost Dog

Traffic and Cocoanuts

The Scofield Prize

Student Actress

Mrs Whitneys Statue

Dr Abel

The Fighting Med Student

The Sexton Award


Stolen First Edition

The Bentheimers and the Census

Faculty Raffle

Poetry Reading

The Education of Annie Belle

The Leslie Hoff Painting

The New English Teacher

Phone Problems

Jack Benny Visits Ivy

Professor Barrettes Play

The Goya Bequest

Professor Warrens Retirement

The French Scholarship

Eddie Grays Wedding

Romiette and Julio

Champ Waterfield

Post Show Talk

Finals Day Award

Finals Season

Pork Barrel Politics


Editorial in the Ivy Bull

Football Coach


Don Quinn Interview

The Ministers Son

Professor Warrens Romantic Folly

Calhoun Gaddys Agricultural Development

Professor Royce Returns

Sweet Sorrow

Hell Week

Nelson Carters Son

Art Exhibit

Medal of Honor

Track Star

Glee Club Donation

Dean Huxley VOA

Voice of the Ivy Vine

Budget Problems

The Astronomy Exam

The Lame Girl and the Hypochondriac

The Oldest Living Graduate

Stolen Money

Professor Grimes

Faculty Marriage

Professor Waldens Son

Faculty Follies Part 1

Faculty Follies Part 2

Student Singer

Doctor Spatzen


Pregnant Student

The Wellmans Come to Dinner

Math Professor

Summer Vacation