Adrienne Ames, 1936, photo by George Hurrell

Adrienne Ames, 1936, photo by George Hurrell

Ames was busy in the Thirties, under contract first to Paramount and later Fox, but by the end of the decade her popularity had waned. Rather than hang around Hollywood, she took herself to New York in 1941. She went to work for local radio station WHN doing a talk show twice a day, six days a week, adding a third show three nights a week. Not long thereafter she also began a movie review program once a week. She was a successful radio personality until her death in 1947 at the age of 39.