The Best Of Benny

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


63471. The Best Of Benny. October 28, 1956. CBS net. Sustaining. After lunch at the drugstore, Jack takes Polly to a bird psychiatrist. A funny show. A rebroadcast of "The Lucky Strike Program Starring Jack Benny" of September 27, 1953 (see cat. #8551). The system cue is added live. The program was recorded September 24, 1953. Don Wilson, The Sportsmen, George Balzer (writer), Milt Josefsberg (writer), John Tackaberry (writer), Sam Perrin (writer), Hilliard Marks (producer, transcriber), Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Dennis Day, Bob Crosby, Eddie Anderson, Mel Blanc (as the parrot), Hy Averback, Sam Hearn, Mahlon Merrick (music director). 25:42. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

60898. The Best Of Benny. November 11, 1956. CBS net. Sustaining. After not getting an invitation to the Colman's party, Jack, Don and Dennis go to a drive in movie...and guess what's playing. A rebroadcast of "The Lucky Strike Program With Jack Benny" of October 24, 1954 (see cat. #93867 and cat. #8581). The program was recorded September 5, 1954. The system cue is added live. John Tackaberry, Sam Perrin (writer), The Sportsmen, Mel Blanc, Milt Josefsberg (writer), Eddie Anderson, Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Frank Nelson, Jack Benny, Al Gordon (writer), George Balzer (writer), Hal Goldman (writer), Hilliard Marks (producer, transcriber), Mahlon Merrick (music director), Elvia Allman, Artie Auerbach, Colleen Collins, June Earle, Benny Rubin, Dick Ryan, Eric Snowden, Marty Sperzel, Herb Vigran, Veola Vonn. 25:42. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

63478. The Best Of Benny. November 25, 1956. CBS net. Sustaining. Jack searches for "The Elephant's Graveyard." The system cue has been deleted. This is a rebroadcast of "The Lucky Strike Program starring Jack Benny" of January 9, 1955 (see cat. #6695). The program was recorded October 23, 1954. Mel Blanc, Don Wilson, The Sportsmen, John Tackaberry (writer), Al Gordon (writer), Hal Goldman (writer), Milt Josefsberg (writer), Hilliard Marks (producer, transcriber), Eddie Anderson, Jack Benny, Dennis Day, Sam Hearn, Benny Rubin, Herb Vigran, Veola Vonn, Mahlon Merrick (music director). 23:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

6697. The Best Of Benny. December 2, 1956. CBS net. Sustaining. After cleaning out the garage with Rochester, Don and Jack go to a gym for a workout. A rebroadcast of "The Lucky Strike Program" of January 30, 1955 (see cat. #8580). After the story, Galen Drake promotes the crime show "Indictment," "Edward R. Murrow News" and "The Bing Crosby Show." Murrow and Crosby are heard only briefly. The system cue has been deleted. The program was recorded November 1, 1954. Sam Perrin (writer), George Balzer (writer), Hilliard Marks (producer, transcriber), Galen Drake, Jack Benny, Artie Auerbach, Dennis Day, Mel Blanc, Don Wilson, Eddie Anderson, Hal Goldman (writer), Al Gordon (writer), John Tackaberry (writer), Bing Crosby, Edward R. Murrow, Jeanette Eymann, Joseph Kearns, Veola Vonn, Mahlon Merrick (music director). 29:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

61594. The Best Of Benny. December 9, 1956. CBS net. Sustaining. A rebroadcast of the program of January 24, 1954 (see cat. #8563, #64083, #41531). The program was recorded January 14, 1954. The cast does a tale of the frozen north: "The Shooting Of Dan McGrew." After the show, Robert Q. Lewis presents an extensive promotion for "Amos 'n' Andy" and, "The Top Ten News Stories Of 1956." Part of one of the public service announcements has apparently been deleted. Don Wilson, Dennis Day, Eddie Anderson, Hilliard Marks (producer, transcriber), Robert Q. Lewis (promotional announcement host), John Tackaberry (writer), Jack Benny, Bob Crosby, Milt Josefsberg (writer), Hal Goldman (writer), Al Gordon (writer), Freeman Gosden (promotional announcement), Charles Correll (promotional announcement), George Balzer (writer), Mel Blanc, Harry Shearer, Veola Vonn, Mahlon Merrick (music director). 28:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

63479. The Best Of Benny. December 16, 1956. CBS net. Sustaining. Jack prepares for two weeks in Palm Springs, but Polly's not going with him! A rebroadcast of "The Lucky Strike Program Starring Jack Benny" of December 6, 1953 (see cat. #45769). The program was recorded November 25, 1953. The system cue has been deleted. Bob Crosby, Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Hal Goldman (writer), Hilliard Marks (producer, transcriber), John Tackaberry (writer), Mary Livingstone, Jack Benny, Al Gordon (writer), Mel Blanc, Milt Josefsberg (writer), The Sportsmen, Eddie Anderson, Art Linkletter, Robert Q. Lewis, Judy Johnston, Don Rondo, Hy Averback, Benny Rubin, Mahlon Merrick (music director). 28:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

64652. The Best Of Benny. December 20, 1956. CBS net. Commercials deleted. Jack gives a Christmas present to Ed, down in the vault. It's the day after Christmas, and all through Jack's house...Jack visits Dennis, who's sick in bed. This is a rebroadcast of the program of December 26, 1954 (see cat. #41559). The program was recorded October 7, 1954. The program ends with an extended promo for various CBS evening show. The system cue has been deleted. Eddie Anderson, Roy Glenn, Dennis Day, Verna Felton, Bea Benaderet, Milt Josefsberg (writer), Al Gordon (writer), Hal Goldman (writer), Hilliard Marks (producer, transcriber), Warren Hull, Mitch Miller, Billy Gilbert, Paul Whiteman, Irving Berlin, Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Mahlon Merrick (performer, music director), Jimmy Baird, Mel Blanc, Joseph Kearns, Harry Shearer. 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

61595. The Best Of Benny. January 6, 1957. CBS net. Sustaining. A rebroadcast of the program of January 2, 1955 (see cat. #40632). Jack and the Maxwell find themselves in the Rose Bowl parade! After the show, Donald Woods (host of "The Woolworth Hour") appears to promote "The Galen Drake Show," "The Stuart Foster Show," "Art Linkletter's House Party." One public service announcement and the system cue apparently have been deleted. The program was recorded October 22, 1954. Jack Benny, Bob Crosby, Don Wilson, Joe Besser, Dennis Day, Bea Benaderet, Artie Auerbach, Mel Blanc, Donald Woods, Galen Drake, Stuart Foster, Art Linkletter, Rafael Mendez, John Tackaberry (writer), Sam Perrin (writer), George Balzer (writer), Al Gordon (writer), Hal Goldman (writer), Hilliard Marks (producer, transcriber), Mahlon Merrick (music director), Eddie Anderson, Charlie Bagby, Jimmy Baird, Jeanette Eymann. 28:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

61606. The Best Of Benny. January 27, 1957. CBS net. Sustaining. A rebroadcast of "The Lucky Strike Program Starring Jack Benny" of January 25, 1953 (see cat. #41560, which is the original broadcast). The script is the same as the show of January 25, 1953 (see cat. #50935 and #8530). See cat. #22717 for a similar script on the Jack Benny television show of February 9, 1958. After a visit to the vault, Jack and the gang are off to the race track. After the show, "Amos 'n' Andy" do an extended promotion for "The Arthur Godfrey Show." The system cue has been deleted. The program was recorded January 15, 1953. Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Mary Livingstone, Dennis Day, Eddie Anderson, Mel Blanc, Sheldon Leonard, John Tackaberry (writer), Al Gordon (writer), Hal Goldman (writer), Hilliard Marks (producer, transcriber), Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll, Arthur Godfrey, Milt Josefsberg (writer), Joseph Kearns, Gerald Mohr, Frank Nelson, Benny Rubin, Dick Ryan, Mahlon Merrick (music director). 28:52. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

61607. The Best Of Benny. February 3, 1957. CBS net. Sustaining. A rebroadcast of "The Lucky Strike Program Starring Jack Benny" of October 3, 1954 (see cat. #8585). The program was recorded September 4, 1954. Jack recalls his days in vaudeville and his early years in radio! The cast does "The Garden Of Evil," a satire of the adventure film set in Mexico. Mel Blanc does a fine "Sy?, Si!" routine. The Sportsmen do a parody of "Blue Skies" called "Blue Eyes." After the program, Bob Bailey hosts an extended promotion for "Ma Perkins." The system cue has been deleted. The Sportsmen, Milt Josefsberg (writer), John Tackaberry (writer), Don Wilson, Hal Goldman (writer), Al Gordon (writer), Hilliard Marks (producer, transcriber), Mel Blanc, Eddie Anderson, Mahlon Merrick (performer, music director), Jack Benny, Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Dennis Day, The Sportsmen, Bob Bailey, Virginia Payne, Hilliard Marks (producer). 29:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

6699. The Best Of Benny. March 10, 1957. CBS net. Sustaining. Jack visits the doctor for a vitamin shot. A rebroadcast of the program of November 9, 1952 and November 7, 1954 (see cat. #8587 for an AFRS rebroadcast of the original program, cat. #45215 for the network, sponsored version of the original program). The program is also known as, "The Jack Benny Show." The show was recorded November 6, 1952. Bea Benaderet, Bob Crosby, Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Frank Nelson, Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Mel Blanc, Eddie Anderson, Iris Adrian, The Sportsmen, Sam Hearn, Benny Rubin, Hilliard Marks (producer), Mahlon Merrick (music director). 25:49. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

63475. The Best Of Benny. March 17, 1957. CBS net. Sustaining. Jack takes Dennis to the psychiatrist. It's the Sportsmen's birthday. The program concludes with an extended promotional anouncement for the New York Philharmonic broadcasts by William Conrad. The system cue has been deleted. A rebroadcast of "The Lucky Strike Program Starring Jack Benny" of November 28, 1954 (see cat. #8588). The program was transcribed on September 28, 1954. Eddie Anderson, Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, The Sportsmen, Artie Auerbach, Hilliard Marks (producer, transcriber), Milt Josefsberg (writer), George Balzer (writer), John Tackaberry (writer), Al Gordon (writer), Hal Goldman (writer), William Conrad, Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Shirley Mitchell, Hy Averback, Charlie Bagby, Dennis Day, Benny Rubin, Mahlon Merrick (music director). 28:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

61608. The Best Of Benny. March 24, 1957. CBS net. Sponsored by: Look Magazine. A rebroadcast of "The Lucky Strike Program Starring Jack Benny" of February 20, 1955 (see cat. #41561). "The Beavers" impersonate the entire Jack Benny Show cast. This is a rebroadcast of the program of February 22, 1953. After the show, Pat Buttram hosts an extended promotion for "Our Miss Brooks." The system cue has been deleted. Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Eddie Anderson, Don Wilson, Bob Crosby, The Sportsmen, Dennis Day, Milt Josefsberg (writer), John Tackaberry (writer), Hal Goldman (writer), Al Gordon (writer), Hilliard Marks (producer, transcriber), Pat Buttram, Eve Arden, Jane Morgan, Mahlon Merrick (music director), Frank Bank, Gloria Gordon, Patricia Ianonne, Rosemary Ianonne, Eric Nielson, Harry Shearer, Stuffy Singer, Peter Votrian, Beverly Washburn, Walter Wooten. 29:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

63476. The Best Of Benny. March 31, 1957. CBS net. Sustaining. Ed, the vaultkeeper, is brought to the surface by Jack and is amazed by the modern world. This is a rebroadcast of "The Lucky Strike Program Starring Jack Benny" of April 3, 1955 (see cat. #41532). The program was recorded February 8, 1955. The date is subject to correction. An extended CBS net promotional nnouncement features Art Linkletter, Alan Jackson and Eric Sevareid. The system cue has been deleted. John Tackaberry (writer), Al Gordon (writer), Hal Goldman (writer), Hilliard Marks (producer, transcriber), Art Linkletter, Alan Jackson, Eric Sevareid, Joseph Kearns, The Sportsmen, Dennis Day, Mel Blanc, Frank Nelson, Milt Josefsberg (writer), Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Eddie Anderson, Benny Rubin, Mahlon Merrick (music director). 28:11. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

61609. The Best Of Benny. April 7, 1957. CBS net. Sponsored by: Look Magazine. A rebroadcast of "The Lucky Strike Program Starring Jack Beny" of January 10, 1954. The show used script portions from the shows of October 30, 1949 and May 6, 1945. The program was rercorded January 7, 1954. It's Don's twentieth anniversary with Jack and so the cast does his life story: "The Don Wilson Story" or "Life Can Be Plentiful." Robert Q. Lewis appears after the story with an extended promotion for Lowell Thomas and Edward R. Murrow. The system cue has been deleted. Bob Crosby, Dennis Day, The Sportsmen, Eddie Anderson, Frank Nelson, Mel Blanc, Hilliard Marks (producer, transcriber), George Balzer (writer), Sam Perrin (writer), John Tackaberry (writer), Al Gordon (writer), Hal Goldman (writer), Milt Josefsberg (writer), Robert Q. Lewis, Lowell Thomas, Edward R. Murrow, Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Mahlon Merrick (music director), Hy Averback, Lois Corbett, Jeanette Eymann, Sandra Gould. 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

63477. The Best Of Benny. April 14, 1957. CBS net. Sustaining. When Jack's writers don't come up with a script, the cast does a murder drama with no rehearsal called "The Murder Of Malcolm Smith." The date may be November 4, 1956, but even that is subject to correction. A rebroadcast of "The Lucky Strike Progrm Starring Jack Benny" of January 16, 1955 (see cat. #8582), which was recorded October 27, 1954. Mary Livingstone, Mel Blanc, Bob Crosby, Dennis Day, Eddie Anderson, Sam Perrin (writer), Milt Josefsberg (writer), George Balzer (writer), John Tackaberry (writer), Al Gordon (writer), Hal Goldman (writer), Hilliard Marks (producer, transcriber), Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Mahlon Merrick (music director), Hal March, Benny Rubin. 23:52. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

28505. The Best Of Benny. April 21, 1957. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Jack and Mary are walking and singing in the Easter Parade. Originally broadcast on April 18, 1954 and again on April 10, 1955 (see cat. #41533). AFRS program name: "The Jack Benny Program." The AFRS public service announcements have been deleted. The program was recorded on April 7, 1954 and seems to contain recordings from the programs of April 13, 1952 and April 5, 1953). Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Eddie Anderson, Artie Auerbach, Mel Blanc, Arthur Q. Bryan, Bob Crosby, June Crosby, Dennis Day, Sheldon Leonard, Frank Nelson, Stuffy Singer, Don Wilson, Hilliard Marks (producer), Mahlon Merrick (music director). 23 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

63474. The Best Of Benny. April 28, 1957. CBS net. Sustaining. After a meeting of the Beverly Hills Beavers, Jack rents his Maxwell to 20th Century Fox to use in a movie. The program conrains an extended promotion for "The FBI In Peace In War," narrated by "Wendy Warren." The system cue has been deleted. A rebroadcast of "The Lucky Strike Program Starring Jack Benny" of April 24, 1955 (see cat. #8589), recorded on February 9, 1955. Artie Auerbach, Mel Blanc (as a horse and the Maxwell), Eddie Anderson, Dennis Day, Hilliard Marks (producer, transcriber), Sam Perrin (writer), Milt Josefsberg (writer), George Balzer (writer), John Tackaberry (writer), Al Gordon (writer), Hal Goldman (writer), Don Wilson, Jack Benny, Jimmy Baird, Joseph Kearns, Harry Shearer, Veola Vonn, Sammy Weiss, Steve Wooten, Mahlon Merrick (music director). 27:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

63482. The Best Of Benny. May 5, 1957. CBS net. Sponsored by: Look. Jack has lost $4.75 at the race track. This is a rebroadcast of "The Lucky Strike Program Starring Jack Benny" of May 2, 1954 (see cat. #50939). The program was recorded April 21, 1954. Don McLaughlin appears after the story to promote "National Radio Week," along with Arthur Godfrey, Edward R. Murrow, Amos 'n' Andy. The show has an excellent dream sequence. The system cue has been deleted. Artie Auerbach, Bob Crosby, Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Frank Nelson, Hal Goldman (writer), Hilliard Marks (producer, transcriber), John Tackaberry (writer), Mary Livingstone, Mel Blanc, Milt Josefsberg (writer), Eddie Anderson, Arthur Godfrey, Edward R. Murrow, Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll, Jack Benny, Al Gordon (writer), Mahlon Merrick (music director), Charlie Bagby, Herb Vigran, Mahlon Merrick (music director). 28:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

63481. The Best Of Benny. May 17, 1957. CBS net. Sustaining. Who is the "Mean Old Man?" Tune in and find out! This is a rebroadcast of "The Lucky Strike Program Starring Jack Benny" of March 21, 1954 (see cat. #8570), recorded March 18, 1954. The script was originally used on the program on March 4, 1951 (see cat. #74518). The final CBS promotional announcement features Mitch Miller. Tony Marvin and Arthur Godfrey are also heard. The system cue has been deleted. Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Eddie Anderson, Dennis Day, Bea Benaderet, Elvia Allman, The Sportsmen, Ralph Levy, Milt Josefsberg (writer), Al Gordon (writer), Hal Goldman (writer), John Tackaberry (writer), Hilliard Marks (producer, transcriber), Mitch Miller, Tony Marvin, Arthur Godfrey, Mahlon Merrick (music director), Joseph Kearns, Shirley Mitchell, Benny Rubin. 26:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

64376. The Best Of Benny. June 2, 1957. CBS net. Sponsored by: Look Magazine. A rebroadcast of "The Lucky Strike Program Starring Jack Benny" of May 1, 1955 (see cat. #41487). The program was recorded February 13, 1955. Jack decides to buy a baseball team, and almost ends up with "Benny's Buxom Bloomer Girls." Hilliard Marks (producer, transcriber), Eddie Anderson, Dennis Day, Artie Auerbach, Bea Benaderet, Donald Woods (promotional announcement for "Wendy Warren"), Douglas Edwards ("Wendy Warren" promotion), Milt Josefsberg (writer), John Tackaberry (writer), Hal Goldman (writer), Al Gordon (writer), Hal Goldman (writer), Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Jeanette Eymann, Shirley Mitchell, Mahlon Merrick (music director). 28:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

64377. The Best Of Benny. June 9, 1957. CBS net. Sustaining. The cast does "Wings Of The Hawk," a saga of Mexican revolutionaires. Mel Blanc does a great "Sy? Si!" routine. This is a rebroadcast of the program of October 18, 1953 (see cat. #8556), recorded October 16, 1953. Bob Bailey does an extended promotional announcement for the Mitch Miller Show (Bobby Hackett and Wilfred Hyde White are heard) and the Galen Drake Show. The program is also known as "The Jack Benny Show." Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Dennis Day, Bob Crosby, Mel Blanc, Hilliard Marks (producer, transcriber), Bob Bailey, Bobby Hackett, Wifred Hyde White, Sam Perrin (writer), Milt Josefsberg (writer), George Balzer (writer), John Tackaberry (writer), Al Gordon (writer), Hal Goldman (writer), Mahlon Merrick (music director). 28:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

64378. The Best Of Benny. June 16, 1957. CBS net. Sponsored by: Look Magazine. The cast does its version of "Jack and The Beanstalk." This is a rebroadcast of the program of March 28, 1954 (see cat. #8571). The program was recorded March 21, 1954. The program is also known as "The Jack Benny Program." Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Dennis Day, Bob Crosby, Mary Livingstone, Mel Blanc, Frank Nelson, Hilliard Marks (producer, transcriber), Sam Perrin (writer), Milt Josefsberg (writer), George Balzer (writer), John Tackaberry (writer), Hal Goldman (writer), Al Gordon (writer), Veola Vonn, Mahlon Merrick (music director). 28:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

64379. The Best Of Benny. June 23, 1957. CBS net. Sustaining. Jack and the gang are holding a seance when the ghost of Diamond Jim Brady appears! This is a rebroadcast of the program of April 25, 1954 (see cat. #8574). The program was recorded April 15, 1954. Nat Polen does an extended promotion for "Young Doctor Malone" (Sandy Becker is heard). The program is also known as "The Jack Benny Program." Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Bob Crosby, Eddie Anderson, Nat Polen, Sandy Becker, Sam Perrin (writer), Milt Josefsberg (writer), George Balzer (writer), John Tackaberry (writer), Al Gordon (writer), Hal Goldman (writer), Hilliard Marks (producer, transcriber), Iris Adrian, Elvia Allman, Hy Averback, Mel Blanc, Dennis Day, Mahlon Merrick (music director). 27:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

64380. The Best Of Benny. June 30, 1957. CBS net. Sponsored by: Look Magazine. After a massage in chicken fat, Jack and his date Gertrude (the telephone operator) visit a French restaurant. This is a rebroadcast of the program of May 16, 1954 (see cat. #8576). The program was recorded April 29, 1954. Warren Hull hosts an extended promotion for CBS News (Robert Trout and Phil Rizzuto are heard). The program is also known as "The Jack Benny Program." Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Eddie Anderson, Bob Crosby, Frank Nelson, The Sportsmen, Dennis Day, Bea Benaderet, Mel Blanc, Hilliard Marks (producer, transcriber), Robert Trout, Phil Rizzuto, Sam Perrin (writer), Milt Josefsberg (writer), George Balzer (writer), John Tackaberry (writer), Al Gordon (writer), Hal Goldman (writer), Hy Averback, Gloria Gordon, Benny Rubin, Dick Ryan, Herb Vigran, Mahlon Merrick (music director). 28:01. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

64381. The Best Of Benny. September 29, 1957. CBS net. Sustaining. The first show of the season. Jack complains to the chief engineer at CBS when he discovers that his show isn't being broadcast! This is a rebroadcast of the program of September 26, 1954 (see cat. #35287). The program is also known as, "The Jack Benny Program." The program was recorded September 2, 1954. Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Bob Crosby, Dennis Day, Mary Livingstone, The Sportsmen, Mel Blanc, Frank Nelson, Hilliard Marks (producer, transcriber), George Balzer (writer), Hal Goldman (writer), Al Gordon (writer), Sam Perrin (writer), Milt Josefsberg (writer), John Tackaberry (writer), Benny Rubin, Mahlon Merrick (music director). 26:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

64382. The Best Of Benny. October 6, 1957. CBS net. Sponsored by: Home Insurance Company. Jack goes for an insurance physical exam. Don't miss the very funny scene in the doctor's office. The script was previously used on the program of October 12, 1947 (see cat. #47456). This is a rebroadcast of the program of May 24, 1953 (see cat. #8545) and February 6, 1955 (see cat. #105020). The commercials have been partially deleted. The program is also known as, "The Jack Benny Program." The program was recorded May 20, 1953. Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Mary Livingstone, The Sportsmen, Marjorie MacGregor, Dennis Day, Bea Benaderet, Bob Crosby, Frank Nelson, Mel Blanc, Hilliard Marks (producer, transcripber), Milt Josefsberg (writer), John Tackaberry (writer), Hal Goldman (writer), Al Gordon (writer), Eddie Anderson, Benny Rubin, Mahlon Merrick (music director). 28:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

64383. The Best Of Benny. October 13, 1957. CBS net. Sponsored by: Home Insurance Company. Jack tries to watch the wrestling matches on television. Don't miss the sequence when Jack tries to tune in the radio! This is a rebroadcast of a program originally heard on February 27, 1955 (see cat. #41562). The program is also known as, "The Jack Benny Program." Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Mahlon Merrick, Dennis Day, Eddie Anderson, The Sportsmen, Frank Nelson, Sara Berner, Mel Blanc (commercial spokesman: as Bugs Bunny!), Hilliard Marks (producer, transcriber), Al Gordon (writer), Hal Goldman (writer), John Tackaberry (writer), Sam Perrin (writer), Milt Josefsberg (writer), George Balzer (writer), Mahlon Merrick (music director). 28:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

64650. The Best Of Benny. October 27, 1957. CBS net. Sponsored by: Home Insurance Company. Jack has trouble in a music store, buying a G-string for his violin. Mel Blanc joins Don Wilson in one of the commercials...as a horse! Don't miss Mel as a French baby! This is a rebroadcast of the program of October 25, 1953 (see cat. #8553). The program is also known as, "The Jack Benny Program." The program was recorded October 21, 1953. Jack Benny, Mel Blanc (performer, commercial spoeksman), Don Wilson, Eddie Anderson, Roy Glenn, Bob Crosby, The Sportsmen, Bea Benaderet, Frank Nelson, Hilliard Marks (producer, transcriber), Milt Josefsberg (writer), John Tackaberry (writer), Al Gordon (writer), Hal Goldman (writer), Veola Vonn, Mahlon Merrick (music director). 28:44. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

64386. The Best Of Benny. November 3, 1957. CBS net. Sponsored by: Home Insurance Company. Jack dreams that he's bought 20th Century Fox and produces "The Life Of Jack Benny." A rebroadcast of the program of October 19, 1952 (see cat. #8528). The program is also known as, "The Jack Benny Program." The program was recorded October 16, 1952. Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Eddie Anderson, Mel Blanc, Darryl F. Zanuck, Dennis Day, Bob Crosby, George Fisher, Hilliard Marks (producer, transcripber), Al Gordon (writer), Hal Goldman (writer), Sam Perrin (writer), Milt Josefsberg (writer), George Balzer (writer), Mary Livingstone, Veola Vonn, Mahlon Merrick (music director). 28:46. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

64385. The Best Of Benny. November 10, 1957. CBS net. Sponsored by: Home Insurance Company. Jack is preparing to leave for New York for a testimonial dinner to be given for Bob Hope (who does not appear). It's down to the railroad station once again. A rebroadcast of the program of March 1, 1953 (see cat. #8558). The program was recorded February 18, 1953. Don't miss Mel Blanc portraying a steam calliope during one of the commercials! The program is also known as, "The Jack Benny Program." Don Wilson, Bob Crosby, Mary Livingstone, Mel Blanc, The Sportsmen, Artie Auerbach, Frank Nelson, Jack Benny, Eddie Anderson, Hilliard Marks (producer, transcriber), Sam Perrin (writer), George Balzer (writer), Milt Josefsberg (writer), Al Gordon (writer), Hal Goldman (writer), Charlie Bagby, Muriel Landers, Doris Singleton, Mahlon Merrick (music director). 28:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

64384. The Best Of Benny. November 17, 1957. CBS net. Sponsored by: Home Insurance Company. The cast does "The Snows Of Kilimanjaro." A rebroadcast of the program of March 8, 1953 (see cat. #8535). A funny show with Mel Blanc at his best! The program was recorded on February 14, 1953. Part of the script was used previously on February 8, 1948. The program is also called, "The Jack Benny Program." Mary Livingstone, Eddie Anderson, Mel Blanc (performer, commercial spokesman: as the Maxwell!), Sara Berner, Hilliard Marks (producer, transcriber), Al Gordon (writer), Hal Goldman (writer), John Tackaberry (writer), Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Sam Perrin (writer), Milt Josefsberg (writer), George Balzer (writer), Iris Adrian, Bob Crosby, Dennis Day, Benny Rubin, Mahlon Merrick (music director). 28:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

63473. The Best Of Benny. November 24, 1957. CBS net. Sponsored by: Home Insurance Company. Guest Louella Parsons visits Jack to interview him, and to have dinner with him. The system cue is added live. A rebroadcast of "The Lucky Strike Program Starring Jack Benny" of October 26, 1952 which was recorded October 23, 1952. Part of the script was used previously on April 2, 1944. The program is also called, "The Jack Benny Program." Mary Livingstone, Dennis Day, Bob Crosby, The Sportsmen, Louella Parsons, Eddie Anderson, Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Sara Berner, Frank Nelson, Mel Blanc, Hilliard Marks (producer, transcriber), Sam Perrin (writer), Milt Josefsberg (writer), George Balzer (writer), John Tackaberry (writer), Al Gordon (writer), Hal Goldman (writer), Gwen Delano, Mahlon Merrick (music director). 28:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

8492. The Best Of Benny. March 16, 1958. CBS net. Sponsored by: Home Insurance Company. The program originates from in New York. Guest George Jessel tells the story of Jack's life. A rebroadcast of the program originally heard February 28, 1954. (see cat. #8568). The program was recorded February 20, 1954 and parts of the script were heard on November 4, 1951. George Jessel, Jack Benny, The Chordettes, Eddie Anderson, Jackson Beck, Mel Blanc, Lois Corbett, Bob Crosby, Jeanette Eymann, Don Wilson, Mahlon Merrick (music director), Hilliard Marks (producer). 26 minutes. Audio condition: Very good. Apparently complete.

64648. The Best Of Benny. April 6, 1958. CBS net. Sponsored by: Home Insurance Company. A rebroadcast of the program of April 18, 1954. Jack and Mary stroll down Wilshire Boulevard singing "Happy Easter." The program was recorded April 7, 1954 and uses parts of the shows of April 13, 1952 and April 5, 1953. The program is also called, "The Jack Benny Program." Mary Livingstone, Bob Crosby, June Crosby, Mel Blanc, Don Wilson, Lois Wilson, Artie Auerbach, Frank Nelson, Sheldon Leonard, Dennis Day, Hilliard Marks (producer, transcriber), Sam Perrin (writer), Jack Benny, Eddie Anderson, Milt Josefsberg (writer), George Balzer (writer), John Tackaberry (writer), Al Gordon (writer), Hal Goldman (writer), Arthur Q. Bryan, Stuffy Singer, Mahlon Merrick (music director). 27:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

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