May 1, 1938 – This week Jack Benny’s Maxwell was in a race for old cars, the Fresno State College Hack Race. He lost to Fred Allen’s entry.
In this episode they debate wether or not Jack Benny is considered a movie star. They mention Leo the MGM lion, movie producers Darrel F Zanuck and Adolf Zukor, the comedy team The Ritz Brothers, Screen gangster George Raft, Walt Disney’s Silly Symphonies and Mickey, Donald and Pluto. Plus the 1927 boxing match known as “The Long Count”.
And the great silent film comedian Harold Lloyd.
Jack Benny, Harold Lloyd and wife Mildred Davis