Looking at this body of talent as they prepare to go on the air, I wondered what it might have been like to be a kid working in the station that day --- you know, running errands, getting coffee, that sort of thing. You’d be in and out of the room as these powerhouse names got ready for their show. Imagine the conversations that went on. So what did they talk about? How well would Gale Sondergaard and Dick Powell have known each other, if at all? Some of these folks may have crossed paths at other broadcasts or benefits, but not in a movie studio. Anyway --- what a thrill it would have been just to eavesdrop that day. From left to right (standing), we have Walter Abel, Ralph Bellamy, Hugh Herbert, Gale Sondergaard, James Cagney, Henry Fonda,Joan Blondell, and Dick Powell. Seated from left to right are Gloria Dickson, Patricia Morrison, and Lionel Barrymore. The date is unknown, but I’m guessing 1941 or 1942.