Jack Benny’s busy year


Comedian Jack Benny was busy with his top-rated radio show, starred in a movie and even got in trouble with the law. His comedy routines often revolved around how cheap he was — in real life he was in court on a smuggling charge to avoid paying import duty. It’s a long story but it’s worth reading about his year at http://tralfaz.blogspot.com/2016/04/jack-benny-1939.html .

His show was broadcast from NBC studios in Hollywood. The photo above is from his Man About Town movie released in 1939. He’s standing just to the left of the big fellow at the center.

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