Radio Comedy: Programs;Books;Essays;People

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JFK
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Radio Comedy: Programs;Books;Essays;People

Unread post by JFK » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:09 pm

Point Sublime - Mel Blanc; Verna Felton; Carlton KaDell; Earle Ross; Jane Morgan; Robert Redd; Cliff Arquette
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The main cast of Point Sublime (1940-1948) all had bigger fish to fry elsewhere.
Mel Blanc...Verna Felton...Earle Ross...Jane Morgan...Cliff Arquette

Though Arquette- granddad of an Oscar winner- achieved his greatest fame as the codgerly Charley Weaver,
the age-shifting on Point Sublime was done by his love interest, Jane Morgan: 25 years older than Arquette,
Morgan was soon to begin her 9 year run as Our Miss Brooks' Radio/TV landlady, Mrs. Davis.
Earle Ross, Judge Horace Hooker on the The Great Gildersleeve, later guested on 3 Our Miss Brooks TV episodes.
Mel Blanc, Man of a Thousand Voices- many of them the same- performed his character Moony
in a manner that must have given Porky Pig's legal team pause.

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47-10-06 Ben Willet Returns Home
47-12-08 Refused Blood Transfusion
47-12-22 Thief Has Change of Heart
47-12-29 New Years Eve Show
48-01-05 Willet's Mail Order Bride
48-01-12 Ben Mistaken for Counterfeiter
48-01-19 Scottish Girl Visits
48-02-16 Voting Contest for County Commissioner
48-02-23 Ben Proposes to Evelyn
48-03-22 Ben Goes to SF with War Vet
48-04-05 Blinded War Vet Sees
48-04-12 Moony Bitten by Love Bug
48-04-26 Sammy's Job as Band Singer



JFK
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Radio Comedy Books (and Mags)

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Harry Conn

Unread post by JFK » Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:21 pm

Harry Conn: "Jack Benny couldn't ad-lib a belch after a Hungarian dinner."

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Re: Radio Comedy: Programs;Books;Essays;People

Unread post by wich2 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 9:06 pm

>Harry Conn: "Jack Benny couldn't ad-lib a belch after a Hungarian dinner."<

The same Harry COHN who Frank Capra claimed, "thought the world was wired to his a**"?

And though yes, Jack was largely a scripted guy, you only have to listen to a few episodes of his estimable radio series, to hear him skate very well through times where he or others fluff the material.

-Craig

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Re: Radio Comedy: Programs;Books;Essays;People

Unread post by salus » Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:13 pm

Verna Felton was very funny as a maid Lucy hired on an episode of I Love Lucy

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