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Feb 5, 2020

Winter 1934 - This is a very early episode of Jack Benny with poor sound quality. They mention Eddie Cantor and the movie "Little Women" with Katharine Hepburn.

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Dec 11, 2019

December 11, 1938 - Jack Benny and the gang are in New York where Jack and Mary Livingstone go for Christmas shopping.

In this episode they mention the upcoming World's Fair, comedian Fred Allen, announcer Graham McNamee, playwright Noel Coward, dancer Gypsy Rose Lee, opera singer Giovanni Martinelli, plus Betsy Ross...


Nov 20, 2019

November 21, 1937 - In this episode they spoof the 1937 Ronald Colman movie "Lost Horizon" directed by Frank Capra. Plus they mention the swing dance called The Suzie-Q, adventurer Frank Buck, Eddie Canton (and his 5 daughters), and the Elk's Lodge.

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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...