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Oct 9, 2019

October 9, 1938 - Jack Benny and the gang spoof the movie "Yellow Jack" in which Lewis Stone, Robert Montgomery and Virginia Bruce play Americans in Cuba looking for the cure to yellow fever. In the episode they mention the song "I've Got a Pocket Full of Dreams", the columnist Jimmie Fidler, and an ice skating...


Oct 2, 2019

October 2, 1938 - Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone talk about appearing on the radio show Lux Radio Theatre in the play "Seven Keys to Baldpate". 

They mention newspaper popularity contests, dancer Bill Robinson, choreographer Busby Berkley, Scottish singer Harry Lauder, British prime minister Neville Chamberlain, and...


Aug 28, 2019

November 3, 1935 - Before Dennis Day there was Kenny Baker. This is a fun early episode of the Jack Benny program where Jack goes to the barber, meets Kenny and spoofs a movie studio.

In the episode they mention the Joe Louis vs Max Baer boxing match, college football, playwright George Bernard Shaw's beard, gowns by...


Jun 19, 2019

June 21, 1936 - Don Wilson talks about how he will be the host of the JELL-O Summer Show starring Tim and Irene. The episode is a little bit short because of the way it was recorded on transcription disc. So to fill the time listen for two recordings of Phil Harris from the same time.


Jun 12, 2019

June 7 & 14, 1936 - Worried about his place at Paramount, Jack Benny decides to start his own studio called Bennymount. The guest stars are Ralph Rainger and Leo Robin, the writers of Jack's signature song "Love in Bloom". These recordings have pretty low sound quality and are missing portions of the episodes.

Plus...