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Chuck Schaden's Conversations with the Stars Who Made it Golden

TWTD Archive – October 21, 1995

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, October 21, 1995

FRED ALLEN SHOW (5-19-46) Excerpt with Fred trying to convince guest Phil Harris to leave the Benny program and join the Allen show.

SPEAKING OF RADIO (6-15-88) Phil Harris talks about his career as a musician and on the Jack Benny program in this conversation with Chuck Schaden recorded at Phil’s home in Palm Desert, California. Phil Harris died August 11, 1995 at age 91.

PHIL HARRIS AND HIS COCONUT GROVE ORCHESTRA (1932) Early 1930s dance music provided by Harris in this remote broadcast from the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

JACK BENNY PROGRAM (3-22-42) Mary Livingstone tells what happened when Jack and Phil Harris played golf together.

KOLLEGE OF MUSICAL KNOWLEDGE (8-16-44) Phil Harris subs for Kay Kyser in this program before an audience of servicemen.

PHIL HARRIS-ALICE FAYE SHOW (1-2-49) Phil gets a draft notice from the government and must go to the draft board to straighten it out.