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TWTD Archive – October 19, 1996

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SALUTING
THE CHICAGO THEATRE’S
75TH ANNIVERSARY

Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, October 19, 1996

Recreating the stage and screen presentation
At the Chicago Theatre October 11-24, 1940:

–ON SCREEN—

Leading the Thrill Parade!
KNUTE ROCKNE, ALL-AMERICAN
Starring
Pat O’Brien and Ronald Reagan
–ON STAGE—
Leading the Laugh Parade
In Person – First Time in Chicago!
STAN LAUREL and OLIVER HARDY
With their own company
In their own Huge Stage Revue

Saluting the stage presentation
At the Chicago Theatre, May 9-15, 1947:

–ON STAGE—
The Greatest Show Value
The World Has Ever Known
–Regular Adult Prices For All Seats—
All In Person – One Week Only
JACK BENNY
Phil Harris – Rochester
Sportsman Quartet

Recreating the stage and screen presentation
At the Chicago Theatre October 7-13, 1949:

–ON SCREEN—
The All-American Picture
That’s Winning All America’s Heart!
FATHER WAS A FULLBACK
Fred MacMurray and Maureen O’Hara
–ON STAGE—
The World’s Most Famous Comedian
In Person!
DANNY KAYE
And His Own Stage Revue