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Oct 28, 2020

October 18, 1936 - Jack Benny has a new movie out called "The Big Broadcast of 1937". Then they continue with a comedy version of the drama "Anthony Adverse". 

In the episode they mention animal trapper Frank Buck, movie stars Robert Taylor, Clark Gable and Gretta Garbo, bandleader Paul Whiteman, and songs "Jingle...


Oct 21, 2020

October 11, 1936 - Jack Benny and the gang spoof the major motion picture "Anthony Adverse". At least the first half of the movie.

In the episode they mention The NY Giants World Series loss, radio programs Little Orphan Annie, Manhattan Merry Go Round, Phil Baker, Eddie Cantor, Amos 'n Andy, plus movie stars Carole...


Sep 16, 2020

February 21, 1937 - Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone had starred in this week's episode of the Lux Radio Theater in a play called "Brewster's Millions". 

References include Irene Dunn in "Theadora Goes Wild", Cathrine Hepburn, Sarah Burnhardt, Goody Ace, Jack Pearl, Phil Baker, Walter Winchel and Ed Sullivan.


Sep 9, 2020

January 17, 1937 - The Jack Benny / Fred Allen feud continues with Fred claiming that Jack's violin only had two strings. Plus Jack and the cast continue the Buck Benny saga with a special guest star - Universal Pictures western star Buck Jones.

Plus Andy Devine. and references to William S Hart, Harry Cooper the...


Sep 2, 2020

January 10, 1937 - After Jack Benny's little comment last week, Fred Allen really ramps up the feud on his show by asking each of his amateur guests about Jack's violin playing. 

Jack Benny also hosted the Paramount Silver Jubilee for Adolph Zukor. They mention Carole Lombard, Clark Gable, Fred MacMurray and Mary...