Jack Benny Audiobook

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JACK BENNY and the Golden Age of American Radio Comedy Audiobook
By Kathryn H. Fuller-Seeley
Read by Stephanie Henderson

Join us at the International Jack Benny Fan Club virtual convention on February 18, 2023 for a live video interview.

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Chapter One – Becoming Benny: The Development of Jack Benny’s Character-Focused Comedy for Radio

Chapter Two – “What Are You Laughing at, Mary?” Mary Livingstone’s Comic Voice

Chapter Three – Masculine Gender Identity in Jack Benny’s Humor

Chapter Four – Eddie Anderson, Rochester, and Race in 1930s Radio and Film

Chapter Five – Rochester and the Revenge of Uncle Tom in the 1940s and 1950s

Chapter Six – The Commercial Imperative: Jack Benny, Advertising and Radio Sponsors

Chapter Seven – Jack Benny s Intermedia Juggling of Radio and Film

Chapter Eight – Benny at War with the Radio Critics

Chapter Nine – Jack Benny’s Turn Towards Television


Author Kathy Fuller-Seeley Interview (2016)

Kathy Fuller-Seeley is a media history professor at University of Texas at Austin and a Jack Benny fan club member. She is currently writing book called “Jack Benny and the Golden Age of American Radio Comedy” and in the process has obtained and read nearly all of the scripts to the lost episodes.

Interview (2016) Part 1

Interview (2016) Part 2