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  Jack Carson Show - 10 hours [Audio CDs] #RA269
The Jack Carson Show


 
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The Jack Carson Show

 
The Jack Carson Show was a radio situation comedy that ran from 1943 until 1947, with popular Hollywood character actor Jack Carson playing a fictionalized version of himself as a none-too-bright movie star. Every week, he dealt with strange friends, neighbors and relatives in his hectic life in Hollywood. Dave Willock, Carson’s old vaudeville partner, played Jack’s nephew who often took his uncle down a peg or two, while comedian Eddie Marr played Jack’s press agent and Arthur Treacher played Jack’s butler, a part he was well-accustomed to playing. Irene Ryan, best known for her role as “Granny” on The Beverly Hillbillies, was also a cast member. Sponsored by Campbell’s Soup, the show was a big budget production and was given a prime time slot.
 
Jack Carson was best known and most remembered as a character actor who played supporting roles for comic relief, often wisecracking know-it-alls who were undone by their own overconfidence. He played this type of role in movies such as Bringing Up Baby (1938), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) and Arsenic and Old Lace (1944). Occasionally, he was able to show his dramatic skills, in films such as Mildred Pierce (1945) – a performance critics generally agree was his best – Cat On a Hot Tin Roof (1962) and the James Mason-Judy Garland version of A Star Is Born (1954).
 
An appearance on Kraft Music Hall in 1938 led to a lucrative film career for Jack, beginning with a standout role in Enemy Agent (1940). These parts eventually led to his own radio program, which Jack created with his former vaudeville partner, Dave Willock. Dave and Jack had been college friends, and when Jack inadvertently destroyed the set in a stage play to big laughs, Dave recruited him for a vaudeville act, which set the tone for characters that Jack would later play in films. When vaudeville began to wane, Jack relocated to Hollywood to find his fortune in film.
 
This hilarious collection contains twenty half hour shows, primarily from 1947, the final season of the program and features a rare 1954 audition show. This overlooked gem is a comedy show that you are sure to enjoy.
 
Prepares For a Film Role
Wednesday, January 1, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Campbell's Soup
 
Movie Magazine interview
Wednesday, January 8, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Campbell's Soup
 
George Burns and Gracie Allen
Wednesday, January 15, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Campbell's Soup
 
A Date with Irene Ryan
Wednesday, January 22, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Campbell's Soup
 
Who's Sending Threatening Letters?
Wednesday, January 29, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Campbell's Soup
 
Hires a Bodyguard
Wednesday, February 5, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Campbell's Soup
 
Fixing a Radio
Wednesday, February 12, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Campbell's Soup
 
Tanya
Wednesday, February 19, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Campbell's Soup
 
Fourteen Days Left
Wednesday, February 26, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Campbell's Soup
 
Sam Spade Guest Howard Duff
Wednesday, March 5, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Campbell's Soup
 
Jack Writes His Will
Wednesday, March 12, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Campbell's Soup
 
Ad in the Personal Column
Wednesday, March 26, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Campbell's Soup
 
Unpaid Bills
Wednesday, April 2, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Campbell's Soup
 
Baby on the Doorstep
Wednesday, April 9, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Campbell's Soup
 
Taking Care of the Baby
Wednesday, April 16, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Campbell's Soup
 
Lease Forbids Keeping a Baby in the Apartment
Wednesday, April 23, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Campbell's Soup
 
High School Speech
Wednesday, June 18, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Campbell's Soup
 
Jack Gets Ready For Vacation
Wednesday, June 25, 1947 - 30:00 - CBS, sponsored by Campbell's Soup
 
1954 Audition Show
Monday, June 14, 1954 - 45:00 - CBS
 
The Sealtest Village Store Guest Eve Arden
Saturday, October 30, 1948 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Sealtest Dairies

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