THE JACK BENNY PROGRAM - VOLUME 1

The format of the show, and the personality of it's star, so well honed in two decades on radio, made the transition to television almost intact in 1950. Joining him from his radio cast were Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, as Jack's wise-cracking valet; Dennis Day, the naive, somewhat dense tenor who sang on the show; Mel Blanc and Don Wilson the announcer. Seen on a more irregular basis was Mary Livingstone, Jack's real-life wife. Jack Benny moved into television slowly.

In his first season (1950-1951), he only performed 4 shows. By the 1951-1952 season, Jack was ready to do 1 show approximately every 6 weeks. In the third season (1952-1953), the show was broadcast every 4 weeks. During the 1953-1954 season, The Jack Benny Program aired every 3 weeks. - From 1954-1960, the Benny programs aired every other week, rotating with such shows as Private Secretary and Bachelor Father. Beginning in the 1960-1961 season, The Jack Benny Program began airing every week.

Jack's stinginess, vanity about his supposed age of 39, basement vault where he kept all his money ancient Maxwell automobile, and feigned ineptness at playing the violin were all part of the act. Added to Jack's famous pregnant pause and exasperated "Well" were a rather mincing walk, an affected hand to the cheek, and a painted look of disbelief when confronted by lifes little tragedies. Jack was blessed with some of the best comedy writers in the business and he is still considered one of the all time greatest comedians. We believe this to be the biggest and best picture and sound quality set ever offered.

VOLUME #1 - 48 SHOWS
ISSAC BOOSTS JACKS MORALE
MARRY MAY COMPANY REUNION
PHIL SILVERS SHOW
JACK DIRECTS A FILM
GEORGE JESSEL AMATEUR SHOW
DON BREAKS HIS LEG
HOW JACK FROUND DENNIS
FINAL LEBLANC SKETCH
JOHNNY CARSON SHOW
HOW JACK MET GEORGE BURNS
PETER PAUL AND MARY
JACK BOATS TO HAWAII
NAT KING COLE SHOW
BOBBY DAREN SHOW
RIVERBOAT SKETCH
JACK SEES AN ALERGY DOCTOR
I AM THE FIDDLER
ED SULLIVAN SHOW
JACK ADOPTS A SON
LETTERMAN SHOW
ROBERT GOULET SHOW
HILLBILLY SHOW
ANDY WILLIAMS SHOW
TALL COWBOY SKETCH
JACK WRITES A SONG
JACK MAKES A RECORD
JACK PLAYS GOLF
DENNIS DAYS BIRTHDAY
LUCILLE BALL SHOW
INCOME TAX SHOW
TENNESSEE ERNIE FORD
WAYNE NEWTON SHOW
JACK RENEWS HIS LISCENSE
RELAXING AFTER THE SHOW
JACK AT THE MARKET
MAIN STREET SHELTER
JACK CASTING FOR TV SPECIAL
JACKS CAMPING TRIP
JACK AT THE CAFETERIA
LUNCH COUNTER MURDERS

THE JACK BENNY PROGRAM - VOLUME 1
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