11 September 2010

Jack Benny Live

This is totally priceless. Recently we were watching old installments of The March of Time on Turner Classic Movies (RIP). On one from May 1943, there were brief clips of Jack Benny and his cast doing an episode of their radio show. So, I went hunting online and found footage from a different episode of the Jack Benny show -- this one from 12 April 1942. (The links are below.)

It is amazing to be able to see the actual live version of a broadcast which I have heard a dozen times. How cool is it to watch Jack, Mary Livingstone, Don Wilson, Eddie Anderson and (surprise!) a brief glimpse of Frank Nelson! (If you don't know who he is, it is really hard to explain. You'ld probably recognize his voice.)

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