When Legends Gather #50


Portland Hoffa, Jack Benny, Fred Allen and Mary Livingston

3 comments:

swac said...

A 10-disc set of Jack Benny programs has been my constant companion in the car for the past little while. Most notable is one episode guest starring Orson Welles (which I noted in this space a while back) and I haven't got to disc 10, which includes both a Bob Hope and a Bing Crosby episode. On the way there, I still have Peter Lorre and James Stewart to listen to, I'm in no rush.

"Allen hates to fly...the airlines make him pay extra luggage handling fees for the bags under his eyes."

Ivan G. said...

March 14, 1937, The Hotel Pierre, NYC--"The Battle of the Century". One of my favorite photos, which spotlights both my comedy heroes. Thanks, Tom...

(By the way, Stephen--the duet between brothers Bob and Bing on the Crosby broadcast is sensational.)

"Benny was born ignorant and he's been losing ground ever since..." --Fred Allen

swac said...

I have that vinyl box set on Radiola of Benny-Allen feud highlights...'bout time I converted that to CD...