Thursday, July 31, 2014

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Duffy's Tavern - July 29, 1940 - Audition Show

This is the audition show for Duffy's Tavern which ran as part of the "Forecast" series - an entire series made up of audition shows. The opening phone call and Archie's initial speech (where the elite meet to eat, Duffy ain't here) are already fully formed, but the format is a little looser, more like a variety show interrupted by sketches.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Jack Benny - April 28, 1940 - Buck Benny at the Paramount Theater

The show is performed form the Paramount Theater in New York as Jack's new movie, "Buck Benny Rides Again", is promoted.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Fibber McGee & Molly - April 26, 1954 - Fibber's Old Suit

After his morning ablutions, Molly tells McGee she's given his favorite old suit to the Salvation Army.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Our Miss Brooks - July 24, 1949 - Mrs. Davis' Cookies

Connie feeds Mr. Boynton some of Mrs. Davis' cookies in the hope that he'll get sick and she can nurse him back to health.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Jack Benny - April 23, 1944 - Dennis Leaves for the Navy

The cast says "so long" to Dennis Day as he enters the service. The show is broadcast from Mary's hometown of Vancouver. Dennis sings "Amour"; Mary and Phil sing "Love, Love, Love".

Monday, July 21, 2014

Dennis Day - April 21, 1948 - Newspaper Misquote

Dennis gets into trouble when a newspaper reporter puts words in his mouth. Frank Nelson plays the reporter. Dennis sings "There Ought to Be a Society" and "You Were Meant for Me".

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Jack Benny - April 20, 1947 - The Egg and I

The cast does a take-off on "The Egg and I", and Frank Nelson plays a real estate officer.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Our Miss Brooks - July 17, 1955 - Planning a Trip to Europe

Connie is trying to promote a summer vacation trip to Europe, but so are Mr. Boynton and Mr. Conklin.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

You Bet Your Life - April 16, 1952

Groucho meets a single woman and an Air Force Lieutenant, a housewife and a salesman, and a golf caddy and a woman who runs a cat motel.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Jack Benny - April 7, 1946 - Weekend at the Acme Plaza

Hollywood hearttthrob Van Johnson is the guest star, and he and Mary are late for the show after she goes to pick him up. Dennis Day sings "I Can't Begin to Tell You".

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Halls of Ivy - April 14, 1950 - Mrs Foster's Lost Dog

On the way to an event given by Mrs. Foster, a financial benefactor of the college, the Halls are delayed when they find a lost dog.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Fibber McGee & Molly - April 13, 1948 - New Fire Alarm Box

McGee's beside himself with excitement over the new fire alarm box that's being installed on the corner of the block.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Bob Hope - April 5, 1949 - Tom Sawyer

Doris Day helps Bob pack for a trip to New York to do a TV show. Bob plays Tom Sawyer in a sketch.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Phil Harris/Alice Faye - July 10, 1946 - First Audition Show

Here's Phil Harris & Alice Faye's audition show as hosts of the "Fitch Bandwagon", for Fitch shampoo. The show presented here is pretty much in the form it would have for years, beyond the point where they changed sponsors and the name became "The Phil Harris/Alice Faye Show".

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Jack Benny - April 12, 1942 - Try and Get it Quiz Show

The show originates from Camp Haan. Quiz shows are parodied in a sketch, and Dennis Day sings "She'll Always Remember". Frank Nelson plays Virgil, the Sound Man.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Dennis Day - April 7, 1948 - Save WEAZ

Station WEAZ is about to go out of business, and Dennis embarks on a mission to save it.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Friday, July 4, 2014

Jack Benny - March 28, 1943 - Death at Midnight

The cast meets at the drugstore to await the arrival of Orson Welles, who's subbing for an under-the-weather Benny.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

My Favorite Husband - July 1, 1949 - Reminiscing

While Liz works on her scrapbook, she and George reminisce about the day George taught her to drive, the time Liz signed an affidavit swearing never to interrupt George's stories again, and when the butcher thought that Liz had a crush on him. Frank Nelson plays a policeman.