The Elgin Company's Second Annual Tribute To The Armed Forces

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

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69360. The Elgin Company's Second Annual Tribute To The Armed Forces. November 25, 1943. CBS net, WJAS, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sponsored by: Elgin Watches. James Newell starts the program with a medley of service songs. Gracie Allen tells George that she's invited a few servicemen over for Thanksgiving dinner. Frank Lovejoy appears in a battlefield Thanksgiving drama. "The Swing Wing" plays, "The Poet and Peasant Overture" and "The Hawaiian War Chant." A visit to Duffy's Tavern: Two-Top Gruskin joins the army, a funny routine! From Chicago, Danny O'Neil sings, "My Heart Tells Me." Jose Iturbi plays Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody #11" and boogie woogie. Jack Douglas does a comedy route, Alvine Rey plays, "Farewell Blues" on an electrified guitar. Elsie Janis remembers the songs she sang while entertaining the troops during the last war. Edgar Bergen tells Charlie about the first Thanksgiving and the very funny story of Pocahontas. Susanna Foster sings, "AH, Sweet Mystery Of Life." Alan Reed appears as "Fallstaff Openshaw" and recites his poem, "Downfall." Reed then steps out of chracter to read a serious and moving poem about the world today. The program opening has been upcut. Robert Young (host), Ken Carpenter (announcer), James Newell, George Burns, Gracie Allen, The Pied Pipers, Jackson Beck, Frank Lovejoy, Louis Silvers and His Orchestra, The Swing Wing, Manny Klein, Ed Gardner, Danny O'Neil, Jose Iturbi, Jack Douglas, Ginny Simms, Alvino Rey, Elsie Janis, Frances Langford, Edgar Bergen, Susanna Foster, Alan Reed. 1:59:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

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