Carmichael the Polar Bear (Mr. Wong)

February 19, 1939 – Jack Benny’s new polar bear gets a name. It’s also Oscar season for films made in 1938. Who will win for Best Actor – James Cagney, Spencer Tracy…or Jack Benny??? We also talk a bit about the stereotypical views of Chinese immigrants and Boris Karloff’s portrayal of Mr.Wong in a series of movies of the time.


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