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Showing posts from February, 2014

Benny for Mexico

February 20, 1943 Benny for Mexico NEW YORK, Feb, 13— Jack Benny will do one and possibly two broadcasts from Mexico City within the next six weeks. South-of-the- border emanation stems from Benny’s show for servicemen, which will bring him into Mexico early in April. Currently the comedian, in addition to doing his broadcasts for servicemen, is devoting each Mondau and Tuesday to a vaude type of show, using his radio casts as nucleus, at army camps and navy bases. Now in Canada to entertain and broadcast before Canadian and British troops, Benny will play his way back to the Coast and then head for camps in Texas and finally Mexico.

Irene Rich's “DEAR JOHN” Old Time Radio Program

First Families of Radio “DEAR JOHN” STORIES have been told successfully in the form of betters in many novel and magazine yarns. Now IreneRich is doing a radio serial with letters . Kach Sunday evening she writes a letters to “Dear John,” but the letter fades quickly into a dramatic episode, which, in turn, fades into some such words as these, “And in, dear John, that’s the way things are. . .” Miss Rich, Faith Chandler, writes of her married life with Josh Chandler, writes of her married life with John Chandler (Norman Fields). Josh’s first wife is died. He has two grown children, Noel (Ray Minitgomeyy) and Carole (Betty Moran). Stumbling-block for Faith is the children’s nurse, Puindexter Brice—or Bricey, as they call her. Before Josh married Faith, nurse Briery was able to influence the children’s thinking and actions pretty much without interference. When Faith comes, both Noel and Carole turn in her for advice. So Brice is madly jealous. Her retaliation is a sly at