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Jun 18, 2017

June 13, 1937 - Andy Devine is in this early Jack Benny episode talking about his upcoming movie with Bing Crosby. They also mention Fred MacMurray, Gary Cooper and Marlene Detrick. But the star is Mary Livingstone and her first (and possible last) movie "This Way Please".

Jun 11, 2017

June 11, 1939 - Jack first does a parody of gossip columnist Jimmy Fidler. He mentions a number of old Hollywood stars including youngsters like Mickey Rooney and Bobby Breen. Plus The Cisco Kid, Dr.Kildair, Charlie Chan and most of all Sherlock Holmes.

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Jun 4, 2017

June 4, 1939 - Jack Benny is compared to dramatic actors Paul Muni and Spenser Tracy. But it's really just a rib. Jack Benny is Sherlock Holmes in the preview to "The Hound of the Baskervilles".

May 28, 2017

May 28, 1939 - Not only to they spoof the movie "The Story of Alexander Graham Bell", they also talk about Jack Benny's movie "Man About Town". Plus the FBI director J. Edger Hoover.

May 21, 2017

May 21, 1939 - In this episode of the Jack Benny program, Phil Harris inflicts the worst torture imaginable on talk! Plus we learn about Eleanor Roosevelt's radio show and the NY World's Fair. Plus the second half of "Gunga Din".