Oscar Night (The Continental)

March 24, 1952 – Jack and Mary attend the Academy Awards and Jack tries to sing his song.

References include the many celebrities at the Oscars – Host Danny Kaye, best actor nomonees Marlon Brando (A Streetcar Named Desire), Montgomery Clift (A Place in the Sun), Arthur Kennedy (Bright Victory), Fredric March (Death of a Salesman), and Humphrey Bogart (The African Queen) plus James Cagney, Lionel Barrymore, Edward G Robinson, Shelly Winters, Betty Davis, Irene Dunn, Joan Crawford, Gene Aurty, Charles Boyer and more.

They also mention the imfamous, short-lived TV show “The Continental”.


the continental 1952


Now Cut That Out! (Hubba Hubba Hubba)

March 5, 1944 – From Lemoore Army Air Field, Don Wants to Get Paid. This is the first episode where Jack Benny says “Now Cut That Out!”.

References include George Burns’ singing voice, Bob Hope, Fred Allen, Hedy Lamarr, Betty Grable and her husband Harry James, and the song from Oklahoma “A Surrey With The Fringe On Top”.


surrey with ethe fringe on top

Surprise Guests (Tamarisk Country Club)

March 2, 1952 – Guest Show in Palm Springs at the Tamarisk Country Club. The surprise guests will be Danny Kaye, George Burns, Frank Sinatra and Groucho Marx!

References include Lord Calvert Whisky, conductor Dir Thomas Beecham, Eddie Cantor, Lana Turner and announcer Harry Von Zell.