Let’s Pretend, created and directed by Nila Mack (1891-1953), was a long-run CBS radio series for children. Mack’s Let’s Pretend began March 24, 1934, running for two decades before the final show on October 23, 1954. Adaptations included classics and fairy tales.The series received numerous awards, including two Peabody Awards, a Women’s National Radio Committee Award and five Radio Daily Awards.In 1970 Telegeneral adapted these stories on vinyl records.
Hansel and Gretel.
“Hansel and Gretel” German: Hänsel und Gretel, diminutives of Johannes and Margaret) is a well-known fairy tale of German origin, recorded by the Brothers Grimm and published in 1812. Hansel and Gretel are a young brother and sister threatened by a cannibalistic hag living deep in the forest in a house constructed of cake and confectionery. The two children save their lives by outwitting her. The tale has been adapted to various media, most notably the opera Hänsel und Gretel (1893) by Engelbert Humperdinck and a stop-motion animated feature film made in the 1950s based on the opera. Under the Aarne–Thompson classification system, “Hansel and Gretel” is classified under Class 327.
Three golden hairs.
The Devil With the Three Golden Hairs is a German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm, tale number 29.
It falls under Aarne-Thompson classification types 461, “three hairs from the devil”, and 930, “prophecy that a poor boy will marry a rich girl.”
The story was first translated into English as “The Giant and the Three Golden Hairs”, to avoid offense, but the devil in the story does indeed act like a folklore giant. Ruth Manning-Sanders included it, as “The Three Golden Hairs of the King of the Cave Giants”, in A Book of Giants.