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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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Christmas on the Radio — Jack Benny

Jack Benny at the microphone, a photo listed on EBay for $9.97. Here are some of Jack Benny’s Christmas shows, courtesy of Archive.org. From 1936 | 1938 | 1941 | 1944 | 1947 | 1948

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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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Men 45-64 Register With Draft Boards

April 26, 1942: Men between the ages of 45 and 64 form a line a block long outside the draft board at 329 W. 2nd St. to comply with a new registration order. The men would be called upon to … Continue reading

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Japanese Americans Held After ‘Hissing Roosevelt’ in Theater

Jan. 3, 1942: Manila falls to the Japanese. “The Bare Facts of 1942” opens at the Aztec, 251 S. Main. Movie theater patrons Tombio Ambo and Shigeki Kayama are in custody after Winifred J. Stephens accused them of hissing a … Continue reading

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L.A. Women Are Slackers in Fighting the Axis!

Dec. 30, 1941: It seems that local women didn’t get the memo about the being the “Greatest Generation.” They’re a bunch of slackers in the war against the Axis and don’t want to work as air-raid wardens. “Los Angeles women … Continue reading

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James Curtis: L.A. Voices – Dick Lane, Part 6

Image: Listening to the radio, Oct. 28, 1945. This is Part 6 of James Curtis’ 1975 interview with Dick Lane. In this segment, Lane discusses Jack Benny, roller derby, professional wrestling and Gorgeous George. James Curtis’ interview with Dick Lane … Continue reading

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April 14, 1958

Above, the Dodgers get a champagne welcome from Lawrence Welk at the Aragon Ballroom. Below, can it really be 50 years since Van Cliburn won the Tchaikovsky piano competition?  And in case you’re wondering: Liu Shi-kun and Lev Vlasenko tied … Continue reading

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Nov. 10, 1957

 

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