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TWTD Archive – February 25, 1995

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, February 25, 1995

JACK BENNY PROGRAM (5-25-47) Jack’s last show of the 1946-47 season and his last from New York after his great vaudeville tour. Guest Fred Allen turns up and the gang does their version of “Allen’s Alley.”  Later, Jack introduces his summer replacement, Jack Paar who will take over the time slot for Jack during the vacation period. Paar gets tips from Benny and Allen.

BRAVE MEN ARE AFRAID (2-10-45) WW II program.  Paul Killiam talks with Lt. Bob Crosby, now with the 5th Division in the Pacific. Also: a new Marine song, first time on the air; and a message to Tokyo Rose.

LUX RADIO THEATRE (9-26-38) “Seven Keys to Baldpate” starring Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone.  Jack and Mary, as themselves, find plenty of mystery at the Baldpate Inn.  Host Cecil B. DeMille also has a role in the story, playing himself. The program is introduced by TWTD movie historian Bob Kolososki.

AMERICAN WEEKLY (2-24-45) “Smashing the Black Market in Italy” tells a WW II front page drama taken from the pages of the Hearst Newspapers.

FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (2-27-45) Fibber discovers that someone has replaced him as head of the WW II Red Cross Drive for his district.

SCREEN GUILD THEATRE (10-20-30) Variety program with Roger Pryor, Claudette Colbert, Edward Arnold, Basil Rathbone, Ernest Lubitch and, maybe, Jack Benny who haggles with almost everyone on the show.