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1944 on the Radio — Fred Allen and Jack Benny, March 26, 1944

March 26, 1944 It’s Sunday in 1944, which means we have: — Rochester sings the current hit song “Besame Mucho” on “The Jack Benny Show.” Courtesy of Otrrlibrary.org via Archive.org. — Ed Gardner of “Duffy’s Tavern” is Fred Allen’s guest … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — Jack Benny and Fred Allen, March 12, 1944

March 12, 1944 It’s Sunday in 1944 and today we have: — “The Jack Benny Program” makes a live appearance at the LIvermore Naval Air Station. Courtesy of Archive.org. — And here’s Benny’s radio rival, Fred Allen, on the Texaco … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — ‘Texaco Star Theater’ With Fred Allen, Jan. 16, 1944

Jan. 16, 1944: It’s Sunday in 1944 and today we have: “Texaco Star Theater” with Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa and guest Mary Pickford. Allen talks about the Jan. 10, 1944, issue of Life magazine featuring photos of comedians. Also in … Continue reading

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1944 on the Radio — ‘Texaco Star Theater’ and ‘The Great Gildersleeve,’ Jan. 9, 1944

Jan. 9, 1944 — “Texaco Star Theater” with Fred Allen and Portland Hoffa. —“The Great Gildersleeve” with Harold Peary. Courtesy of archive.org.

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1944 the Year in Radio — ‘Texaco Star Theater’ With Fred Allen

Jan. 2, 1944: “Texaco Star Theater” with Fred Allen, Portland Hoffa and violinist Albert Spalding. Courtesy of archive.org.

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Christmas on the Radio — Fred Allen and Jack Benny

A photo of Jack Benny, left, and Fred Allen from “Love Thy Neighbor,” listed on EBay at $14.80. Christmas with Fred Allen and guest Jack Benny, from 1937, courtesy of Archive.org.

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Girl ‘11 or 12’ Taken From 62-Year-Old Husband

Jan. 7, 1942: Whenever people give me this nonsense about the past being “a kinder, simpler time,” I always think of stories like Joe Downs and his “wife.” President Roosevelt delivers his annual State of the Union address, which was … Continue reading

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