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Jack’s Bodyguard (Mata Hari)

January 29, 1939 – Jack Benny is in the midst of this feud with Fred Allen. In this episode the reference the Western movie series “Hopalong Cassidy” which ran through they 1930s and 1940s. They also make a few very old references. The comedy recording “Cohen on the Telephone” from 1913 (and 1916) and the real life exotic dancer and WWI spy Mata Hari.

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Hopalong Cassidy

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The Horn Blows at Midnight

January 30, 1944 – The Mills Brothers song “Paper Doll” was at the top of the charts. In this episode Jack Benny is promoting his upcoming movie “The Horn Blows at Midnight” by visiting the studio lot. It is a whole lot of fun. Too bad the movie would end up bombing at the box office.

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