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1940s Variety Shows

1940s Variety Shows (9)

1940’s Radio Presents Harry & Edna

Written by Monday, 02 January 2017 12:48 Published in 1940s Variety Shows

Harry and Edna on the wireless with your favourite 1940s Radio Station1940’s Radio Presents Harry & Edna

Harry & Edna on the Wireless

Every Thursday and Sunday 8:00pm GMT

 Join Harry & Edna as they have a good natter about the current British vintage scene & play ‘tip top’ gramophone tunes.

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The Old Gold Comedy Theater

Written by Tuesday, 11 October 2016 07:40 Published in 1940s Variety Shows

The Old Gold Comedy Theater

1940's Variety Theatre

The Old Gold Comedy Theater aired over NBC for one season, from October 29, 1944 to June 10, 1945. The Lennen and Mitchell ad agency wanted to produce a comedy series for Old Gold cigarettes, a brand of the Lorillard Tobacco Company.

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The Danny Kaye Show

Written by Saturday, 08 October 2016 18:30 Published in 1940s Variety Shows

Great 40's Family Favourites

 

The Danny Kaye Show is an American variety show hosted by Danny Kaye that aired on CBS from September 25, 1963, to June 7, 1967, on Wednesday nights. Directed by Robert Scheerer, the show premiered in black-and-white, but later switched to color broadcasts.

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The Alan Young Show

Written by Saturday, 08 October 2016 18:29 Published in 1940s Variety Shows

The Alan Young Show

The British Crossed The Pond - The Alan Young Show

The Alan Young Show is an American radio and television series presented in diverse formats over a nine-year period and starring English actor Alan Young.

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William "Bud" Abbott and Lou Costello

Written by Saturday, 08 October 2016 18:28 Published in 1940s Variety Shows

Abbott and Costello

Vintage Slapstick Comedy From Two of the Masters

William "Bud" Abbott and Lou Costello were an American comedy duo whose work in vaudeville and on stage, radio, film and television made them the most popular comedy team during the 1940s and early 1950s. Their patter routine "Who's on First?" is one of the best-known comedy routines of all time and set the framework for many of their best-known comedy bits.

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The Dinah Shore Show

Written by Saturday, 08 October 2016 16:32 Published in 1940s Variety Shows

A Truly Great American Variety Show

The Dinah Shore Show

The Dinah Shore Show is an American variety show which was broadcast by NBC from November 1951 to July 1957, sponsored by General Motors' Chevrolet division. For most of the program's run, it aired from 7:30 to 7:45 Eastern Time on Tuesday and Thursday nights, rounding out the time slot which featured the network's regular evening newscast (John Cameron Swayze's Camel News Caravan), which, like all such programs of the era, was then only 15 minutes in length.

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Duffy's Tavern 1940's Radio Variety

Written by Saturday, 08 October 2016 16:24 Published in 1940s Variety Shows

Duffy's Tavern Offering A Great Mash Up of Variety

American Radio Comedy From WWII

Duffy's Tavern was a popular American radio situation comedy which ran for a decade on several networks (CBS, 1941–1942; NBC-Blue Network, 1942–1944; NBC, 1944–1951), concluding with the December 28, 1951 broadcast.

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Bob Hope Wartime Entertainment

Written by Saturday, 08 October 2016 16:21 Published in 1940s Variety Shows

Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope

Bob Hope Was A Huge Family And Wartime Favourite

Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope, KBE, KC*SG, KSS (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003) was an American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author. With a career spanning nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in over 70 films and shorts, including a series of "Road" movies also starring Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour.

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Red Skelton American Radio Entertainer

Written by Saturday, 08 October 2016 16:10 Published in 1940s Variety Shows

Richard Bernard "Red" Skelton

Red Skelton And Guest With Classic 40's Variety

Richard Bernard "Red" Skelton (July 18, 1913 – September 17, 1997) was an American entertainer. He was best known for his national radio and television acts between 1937 and 1971, and as host of the television program The Red Skelton Show.

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