Tag Archives: Jack Benny
It is impossible to chronicle the birth of the Fred Allen-Jack Benny feud without going into the life and background of Fred Allen. At the age of fourteen, Fred Allen opened a book that would forever change the course of … Continue reading
December 12 would be Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday. We would like to wish Ol’ Blue Eyes a happy one. Sinatra is a bit of an enigma. There is no getting around it: Frank was cool. Frank made sure that everyone … Continue reading
Happy 39th, Jack Benny – From 1937-55, listeners had a chance (or had no choice but to turn the station) to sit in on the perpetual 39th birthday of the famous radio ham, whose real 39th was in 1933.
Carole Lombard death causes grieving Jack Benny show cancellation (Jan 16, 1942) There has been plenty written on how the Hollywood community came together to aid their nation when America became embroiled in World War Two. The attack on PearlHarbor … Continue reading
On July 22, we celebrate the anniversary of one of Old Time Radio’s greatest treasures, Suspense. Soon fans will argue that the anniversary is actually June 17, 1942. That is when the fully developed program launched as a weekly series. … Continue reading
Old Time Radio believes it appeals to a “Nostalgia Market”, which sadly often means that the market will dry up once the generation that remembers when the programs were broadcast moves on. Fortunately, a growing number of enthusiasts are joining … Continue reading