Monday, March 31, 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Jack Benny - March 30, 1947 - From San Francisco with Jane Wyman

The gang performs the show from San Francisco with guest Jane Wyman, who had just been nominated for an Academy Award for "The Yearling".. Dennis Day sings "Wyoming".

Saturday, March 29, 2014

You Bet Your Life - March 29, 1950

Groucho meets a circus wardrobe mistress and a doorman for a burlesque theater, a fireman and a housewife, and an engaged couple.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Fibber McGee & Molly - March 28, 1944 - Fibber Has Pneumonia

With both of the Jordans laid up sick in real life, the show focuses on the supporting cast, with former Wistful Vista resident Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve visiting, along with Leroy.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Duffy's Tavern - March 23, 1943 - Susan Hayward and Frank Buck

Dissatisfied with his salary, Archie thinks it would impress actress Susan Hayward if he were a wilderness adventurer like Frank Buck, both of whom are guests at the Tavern.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Bob Hope - March 21, 1950 - Bing Crosby / Cleveland Indians

The Indians, in L.A. for spring training, are in the audience for the show. Bob and Doris Day perform a sketch built around the song "Dearie, You're Much Older Than I". Bing Crosby sings "My Foolish Heart", and in another sketch, Bob visits Bing in the hospital.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Fred Allen - March 19, 1941

Fred interviews men in the street about the bus strike; the subject of the roundtable discussion is small talk by barbers or beauticians.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Jack Benny - March 18, 1945 - How Jack Found Mary

Jack tells the story of how he met Mary Livingstone. Frank Nelson plays a radio announcer; Larry Stevens sings "Don't You Know I Care".

Monday, March 17, 2014

Town Hall Tonight - March 17, 1937 - St. Patrick's Day Show

Fred Allen's feud with Jack Benny is discussed; the Mighty Allen Art Players perform a hillbilly sketch.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Saturday, March 15, 2014

You Bet Your Life - March 15, 1950

Groucho meets a pair of Irish people, a barber and a housewife, and an IRS agent and a Hollywood business manager.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Jack Benny - March 14, 1943 - Return of Phil Harris

Orson Welles hosts the show in place of an ailing Jack Benny, during the height of Welles' notoriety as a cinema and theater genius. Frank Nelson plays an accountant.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Burns & Allen - March 13, 1940 - Gracie's Triumphant Return

Gracie's given a big welcome upon her return from a presidential campaign stop in Washington, D.C.

The "Gracie for President" routine continued well into the summer of 1940, but it was retired when the show changed sponsors from Hinds to Hormel Spam on July 8 of that year.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

Jack Benny - March 10, 1946 - Ray Milland

Ray Milland is the guest star, fresh off his huge success in "Lost Weekend". In a sketch spoofing the movie, Jack plays Milland's brother and Frank Nelson plays a doctor. Larry Stevens sings "Come Closer to Me".

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Phil Harris/Alice Faye - March 9, 1947 - Will Benny Renew Phil's Contract?

When Jack Benny says he wants to talk to Phil about next year's program, Alice wonders if he's going to be fired. Phil sings "How the Blues Were Born" and Alice sings "April Showers".

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Fibber McGee & Molly - March 8, 1949 - The Elks Club Mortgage

As the financial officer of the Elks Club, McGee plans to oversee the burning of its paid-in-full mortgage.

Friday, March 7, 2014

You Bet Your Life - March 7, 1956

Groucho interviews a 70-year-old USO entertainer and a model, and a postal clerk and a cinema historical consultant.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Jack Benny - March 6, 1938 - Don's 15th Anniversary on Radio

Don's beginnings in the early days of radio are discussed, and Jack plays the new song "Thanks for the Memory" on the violin in tribute.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Our Miss Brooks - March 5, 1950 - Letter from the Education Board

When Walter finds an old letter from the school board criticizing the previous principal for using harsh discipline, he tries to make Mr. Conklin think the letter was sent to him.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Jack Benny - March 2, 1941 - Climb to Taquitz Falls

In Palm Springs, Jack rents a house and invites the gang over for a swim and then a hike. Dennis Day sings "It All Comes Back to Me Now".

Saturday, March 1, 2014