The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes

Copyright 2014, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 21, 2014. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


46384. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. October 4, 1942. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes. The gang is getting ready for the first show of the season at the NBC studios. It sounds as if the show ran short and was stretched at the end. The closing commercial tag and system cue have been deleted. The first show sponsored by Grape Nuts Flakes, presumably because of wartime gelatin restricts limiting the production of Jell-O. Bill Morrow (producer, transcriber, writer), Dennis Day (doubles), Don Wilson, Ed Beloin (writer), Frank Nelson, Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Eddie Anderson, Verna Felton, Percy Kilbride, Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

46385. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. October 11, 1942. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes, Grape-Nuts Wheat Meal. The program originates from The Santa Ana Army Air Base, California. Mother Benny's old fashioned chili sauce. A visit to the house of guest Barbara Stanwyck. Peter Lind Hayes, who was a cadet at Santa Ana at the time, appears on the show, as a cadet! The final commercial tag and system cue have been deleted. Jack Benny, Frank Nelson (doubles), Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Barbara Stanwyck, Peter Lind Hayes, Don Wilson, Eddie Anderson, Ed Beloin (writer), William Orr (?), Harry Von Zell, Bill Morrow (writer), Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:32. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

46386. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. October 18, 1942. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes, Grape-Nuts Wheat Meal. The program originates from Williams Field, near Chandler Arizona. Jack turns in the Maxwell for the scrap drive! He then dreams that the car is a bomber, with Jack flying it on a mission to bomb Tokyo! Part of the final commercial and the system cue have been deleted. Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Frank Nelson (triples), Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Eddie Anderson, Ed Beloin (writer, performer: doubles), Bill Morrow (writer, performer), Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:42. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

60447. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. October 25, 1942. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes. The cast does its version of, "Tales Of Manhattan," it's the most pretentious picture of the season! Jack plays, "The Meditation From Thais" on his violin (or tries to). Jack imitates Charles Laughton, Edward G. Robin and Charles Boyer. Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Mary Livingstone, Dennis Day, Phil Harris, Eddie Anderson, Robert Welch, Ed Beloin (writer), Bill Morrow (writer), Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

46387. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. November 1, 1942. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes, Grape-Nuts Wheat Meal. The program originates from The Camp Elliott Marine Base, San Diego. Jack and Phil go down to the Camp Elliott rifle range for target practice, with Jack's trusty old flintlock! Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Eddie Anderson, Sam Hearn, Cliff Clark, Frank Nelson, Ed Beloin (writer), Bill Morrow (writer), Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

46388. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. November 8, 1942. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes. Guests Andy Devine and Norris Goff sell Jack a horse to replace his Maxwell. Jack says, "Hello Again" for the first time. The final commercial and the system cue have been deleted. Andy Devine, Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Norris Goff, Phil Harris, Eddie Anderson, Ed Beloin (writer, performer), Pinto Colvig (as the horse), Bill Morrow (writer), Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 28:54. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

46389. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. November 15, 1942. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes. The program originates from The Naval Air Station, Terminal Island, California. Dennis introduces his new girlfriend to the gang...and it's guest Dorothy Lamour! The opening is slightly upcut and there are a few sentences missing from the final commercial. Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Dorothy Lamour, Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Eddie Anderson, Ed Beloin (writer, performer), Bill Morrow (writer), Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:37. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

46390. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. November 22, 1942. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes, Grape-Nuts Wheat Meal. Jack and the gang go to a preview of Jack's new picture, "George Washington Slept Here" in a horse and buggy! Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Frank Nelson, Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris and His Orchestra, Eddie Anderson, Elvia Allman, Pinto Colvig (as a horse), Bill Morrow (writer, performer), Ed Beloin (writer), Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:29. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

46391. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. November 29, 1942. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes. The program originates from The Plaza Theatre, Palm Springs, California. The cast does an army drama called, "Three Men In A Tank;" an attempt to capture General Rommel! Don't miss Rochester as an Arab! The system cue has been deleted. Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Eddie Anderson (doubles), Ed Beloin (writer, performer), Bill Morrow (writer), Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:39. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

22687. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. December 6, 1942. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes, Grape-Nuts Wheat Meal. Phil and his band have joined the Merchant Marine and are leaving the show. Captain Benny captures a Japanese submarine on the high seas. Don't miss Dennis as "Captain Yamamoto." Jack plans to stay at the Acme Plaza hotel while he's in New York. Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Eddie Anderson, Ed Beloin (writer, performer: doubles), Bill Morrow (writer), Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

18046. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. December 13, 1942. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes Cereal. Jack and guest Gary Cooper go out on the town in New York City. Jack is staying at "The Acme Plaza Hotel." Rochester gets caught in a "dim-out" in Harlem! This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #8485. Jack Benny, Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Gary Cooper, Eddie Anderson, Jim Backus (doubles), Ed Beloin (writer, performer), Charlie Cantor (doubles), Dennis Day, Muriel Landers (?), Mary Livingstone, Bill Morrow (writer, performer), Alan Reed (as "Falstaff Openshaw"), Don Wilson. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

8485. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. December 13, 1942. Program #7. Red net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Jack and guest Gary Cooper go out on the town in New York. See cat. #18046 for a network, sponsored, version of this broadcast. AFRS program name: "The Jack Benny Program." The program closing has been deleted. Jack Benny, Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, Gary Cooper, Eddie Anderson, Jim Backus (doubles), Ed Beloin (writer, performer), Charlie Cantor (doubles), Dennis Day, Muriel Landers (?), Mary Livingstone, Bill Morrow (writer, performer), Alan Reed (as "Falstaff Openshaw"), Don Wilson. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

18047. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. December 20, 1942. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes Cereal. The program originates from Fort Devins, Massachusetts. Jack spends the night in the bed in which George Washington once slept. Jack has a dream with George, who remarks that he listened to Jack on the radio while he was at Valley Forge! Jack Benny, Abe Lyman and His Orchestra, Olivia Ross (speaking on behalf of student nurse recruitment), Eddie Anderson, Ed Beloin (writer, performer), Dennis Day, Sam Hearn, Bernard Lenrow, Bill Morrow (writer, performer), Don Wilson. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

18044. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. December 27, 1942. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes. The program originates from the Vanderbuilt Theatre in New York City. The cast does a New Year's fantasy, "The New Tenant." Don't miss Dennis Day as Hitler and Hirohito! A good show. Bill Morrow (producer, transcriber), Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Ed Beloin (writer), Fred Allen, Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, The Benny Goodman Sextet, George Wald. 29:53. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

18045. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. January 3, 1943. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes Cereal. The program originates from Dow Field, Bangor, Maine. Jack goes bear hunting in the "North Woods." Jack Benny, Abe Lyman and His Orchestra, Eddie Anderson, Ed Beloin (writer, performer: doubles), Dennis Day, Mary Livingstone, George Ward, Robert Welch (?), Don Wilson, Bill Morrow (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

46887. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. January 10, 1943. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes, Grape-Nuts Sweet Meal. The program originates from New York City. Benny Goodman is guest conductor. Jack and the gang visit guest Phil Baker in the hospital, to collect $64 from Phil's show. Benny Goodman, Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Phil Baker, Eddie Anderson (as "Random Harvest Brown"), Ed Beloin (writer, performer), John Brown, Bill Morrow (writer, performer), Blanche Stewart, Robert Welch (?). 29:33. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

22688. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. January 17, 1943. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes. The program originates from New York City. Jack is perform tonight at Carnegie Hall. The cast does a satire of, "Information Please." The system cue has been deleted. Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Abe Lyman and His Orchestra, Dennis Day, Mary Livingstone, Joe Besser, Oscar Levant, Eddie Anderson, Joe Besser, Bill Morrow (writer), Ed Beloin (writer), Robert Welch (?). 29:06. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

18048. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. January 24, 1943. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes Cereal. The program originates from Fort Meade, Maryland. The cast does its version of, "Mr. Benny Goes To Washington." Bill Morrow (producer, transcriber, performer: doubles), Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Ed Beloin (writer, performer: triples), Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Eddie Anderson, Sam Hearn, The McFarland Twins and Their Orchestra. 29:41. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

22689. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. January 31, 1943. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes. The program originates from the Quantico, Virginia Marine Base. Jack auditions for a part in a movie about the South. Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Gregory Ratoff (guest), Jack Benny, Eddie Anderson, Sam Hearn, The McFarland Twins and Their Orchestra, Virginia Bruce (guest), Ed Beloin (writer, performer), Bill Morrow (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

22691. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. February 7, 1943. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes. The program originates from New York City. Guest George Jessel gets $500 from Jack for appearing on the show. The system cue has been deleted. Abe Lyman and His Orchestra, Bill Morrow (producer, transcriber), Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Ed Beloin (writer), George Jessel, Jack Benny, Joe Besser, Mary Livingstone, Eddie Anderson. 29:33. Audio condition: Very good. Complete as above.

22690. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. February 14, 1943. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes. The program originates from Toronto. It's Jack's birthday. Dennis sings, "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To." Mary reads a poem in honor of Canada. Bill Morrow appears briefly as an Eskimo! The system cue has been deleted. Alan McIver and His Orchestra, Bill Morrow (producer, transcriber, performer), Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Ed Beloin (writer), Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Eddie Anderson. 29:31. Audio condition: Good. Complete as above.

46888. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. February 21, 1943. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes. The program originates from Chicago, with an Army Air Forces audience. An old, giggly friend of Jack's from back in Waukegan, comes to visit. Guests are Bob Crosby and His Orchestra. The final commercial and system cue have been deleted. Jack is to be a judge that evening on, "The Quiz Kids." Bob Crosby and His Orchestra, Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Eddie Anderson, Bob Jellison, Ed Beloin (writer), Bill Morrow (writer). 28:18. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

46392. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. February 28, 1943. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes. The program originates from Fort Custer, Michigan. The cast does a drama called, "Kit Carson Benny." The final commercial and system cue have been deleted. Bob Crosby and His Orchestra, Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Eddie Anderson, Ed Beloin (writer, performer), Bill Morrow (writer, performer). 27:57. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

40731. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. March 7, 1943. NBC net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes. George Burns and Gracie Allen substitute for Jack Benny, who's out sick. How to convince Gracie to fill-in for Jack. The last commercial and the system cue have been deleted. Bill Goodwin, Dennis Day, Don Wilson, George Burns, Gracie Allen, Paul Whiteman, Eddie Anderson, Elvia Allman, Clarence Nash (as "Herman The Duck"). 28:30. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

45521. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. March 14, 1943. NBC net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes. A re-named "The Jack Benny Show" because Jack is sick in Chicago. Phil Harris and His Orchestra return after a three month absence. Guest host Orson Welles decides to have a chat with the president of General Foods. The system cue and final commercial have been deleted. Andy Devine, Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Frank Nelson, Mel Blanc, Orson Welles (host), Phil Harris and His Orchestra, Eddie Anderson, Verna Felton, Bill Morrow (writer), Ed Beloin (writer). 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

45522. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. March 21, 1943. NBC net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes. Orson Welles substitutes for Jack Benny, who is still out sick. Orson invites the gang down to the studio to watch him make his latest film, "The March Of Destiny." The system cue and final commercial have been deleted. Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Mary Livingstone, Orson Welles (host), Phil Harris and His Orchestra, Eddie Anderson, Verna Felton, Hans Conried. 29:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

13000. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. March 28, 1943. NBC net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes. The cast does "Death At Midnight," a mystery drama. Orson Welles substitutes for Jack, who is out ill. The final commercial and system cue have been deleted. Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Mary Livingstone, Orson Welles (host), Phil Harris, Eddie Anderson, Verna Felton, Ed Beloin, Bill Morrow. 29:01. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

60448. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. April 4, 1943. NBC net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes. Orson Welles substitutes for Jack Benny who is out sick. The cast does its version of, "Little Red Riding Hood." The system cue has been deleted. Orson Welles, Don Wilson, Phil Harris, Dennis Day, Verna Felton, Eddie Anderson, Andy Devine, Bill Morrow (performer, writer), Ed Beloin (performer, writer), Mary Livingstone, Mel Blanc. 29:26. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

13001. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. April 11, 1943. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes. Jack returns to the show after five weeks of illness. Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Frank Nelson, Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Orson Welles (host), Phil Harris, Eddie Anderson, Verna Felton, Ed Beloin (writer, performer), Bill Morrow (writer), Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:29. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

22692. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. April 18, 1943. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes. Jack opens his swimming pool for the season. Loretta Young appears briefly to sell war bonds for the Second War Loan. The system cue has been deleted. Don Wilson, Eddie Anderson, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Dennis Day, Frank Nelson, Bill Morrow (writer), Ed Beloin (writer), Jack Benny, Loretta Young, Dix Davis, Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:30. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

45523. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. April 25, 1943. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes. The program originates from the Special Services Division of The War Department. Jack has sold a broken down horse to Rochester for $4. Rochester's entered him in the Kentucky Derby! The system cue and final commercial have been deleted. Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Eddie Anderson, Ed Beloin (writer, performer), Bea Benaderet, Bill Morrow (writer, performer), Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:28. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

45524. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. May 2, 1943. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes. Guest Eddie Cantor rents his Palm Springs house to Jack. The program opening is upcut, the final commercial and system cue have been deleted. Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Mel Blanc, Dennis Day, Eddie Cantor, Bert Gordon ("The Mad Russian"), Ed Beloin (writer, performer), Dix Davis, Bill Morrow (writer, performer), Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 28:21. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

60449. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. May 9, 1943. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes. The program opening is slightly upcut. Rochester is on the lam from Jack. The gang is going to a burlesque show. The system cue has been deleted. Guest Louis Armstrong plays, "Lazy River." Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Mary Livingstone, Eddie Anderson, Louis Armstrong, Dennis Day, Phil Harris, Ed Beloin (writer, performer), Bea Benaderet, Bill Morrow (writer, performer), Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:28. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

45525. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. May 16, 1943. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes. The program originates from the Camp Pendleton, California Marine Base. The cast does, "Rancho Bennay," a drama of old California, two hundred years ago. Rochester sings, "Takin' A Chance On Love." The final commercial and system cue have been deleted. Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Eddie Anderson, Ed Beloin (writer), Bill Morrow (writer), Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

45526. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. May 23, 1943. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes. The program originates from Gardner Field at Taft, California. Jack's first parachute jump. The final commercial and system cue have been deleted. Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Eddie Anderson, Ed Beloin (writer, performer), Bill Morrow (writer), Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

84237. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. May 30, 1943. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts, Grape-Nuts Flakes. Guest Deanna Durbin sings, "Say A Prayer For The Boys." The last show of the season. Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Dennis Day, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Bill Morrow (writer), Ed Beloin (writer), Eddie Anderson, Deanna Durbin, Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 28:30. Audio condition: Good. Incomplete.

60450. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. October 10, 1943. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts, Grape-Nuts Flakes, Grape-Nuts Wheat Meal. The program originates from New York. The first show of the season. Jack is just back from a U. S. O. tour of North Africa and is staying at the Acme Plaza Hotel. Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Mary Livingstone, Minerva Pious, John Brown, Eddie Anderson, Phil Harris, Dennis Day, Jackson Beck (?), Adele Harrison (?), Cy Howard (writer, performer), George Balzer (writer), Milt Josefsberg (writer), John Tackaberry (writer), Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:28. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

76045. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. October 17, 1943. Red net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts, Grape-Nuts Flakes, Grape-Nuts Wheat Meal. The program originates from New York City. This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #8498. The cast does its version of, "Casablanca." Rochester's rendition of, "As Time Goes By" is not to be missed! Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Eddie Anderson, Mary Livingstone, Dennis Day, Phil Harris, Minerva Pious, John Brown, George Balzer (writer, performer), John Tackaberry (writer, performer), Cy Howard (writer), Milt Josefsberg (writer, performer), Sam Perrin (writer), Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60452. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. October 17, 1943. Red net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts, Grape-Nuts Flakes, Grape-Nuts Wheat Meal. The program originates from New York City. This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #8498. The cast does its version of, "Casablanca." Rochester's rendition of, "As Time Goes By" is not to be missed! Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Eddie Anderson, Mary Livingstone, Dennis Day, Phil Harris, Minerva Pious, John Brown, George Balzer (writer, performer), John Tackaberry (writer, performer), Cy Howard (writer), Milt Josefsberg (writer, performer), Sam Perrin (writer), Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

8498. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. October 17, 1943. Program #33. Red net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The program originates from New York City. The cast does its version of, "Casablanca." Rochester's rendition of, "As Time Goes By" is not to be missed! AFRS program name: "The Jack Benny Show." See cat. #60452 for a network, sponsored version of this program. Dennis Day, Don Wilson, George Balzer (writer, performer), Jack Benny, John Brown, John Tackaberry (writer, performer), Mary Livingstone, Minerva Pious, Phil Harris, Eddie Anderson, Milt Josefsberg (writer, performer), Cy Howard (writer), Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 30:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60451. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. October 24, 1943. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts, Grape-Nuts Flakes. The cast does its version of, "Algiers" with Jack appearing as "Pepe Le Moko." Minerva Pious sings, "As Time Goes By" for the second week in a row! The system cue has been deleted. Eddie Anderson, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Dennis Day, Minerva Pious, Sara Berner, John Brown, Wally Maher, George Balzer (writer), John Tackaberry (writer), Sam Perrin (writer), Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

60791. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. October 31, 1943. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts, Grape-Nuts Flakes, Grape-Nuts Wheat Meal. Mr. Mortimer (the president of General Foods) has trouble getting in to see the show. Jack Benny in Brazil. Don't miss Jack's violin solo of "Brazil" with fascinating Grape-Nuts lyrics. Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Mary Livingstone, Dennis Day, John Brown, Phil Harris, Eddie Anderson, Butterfly McQueen, Minerva Pious, Arthur Q. Bryan, Frank Nelson, Benny Rubin, The Sportsmen, Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:29. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

60792. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. November 7, 1943. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts, Grape-Nuts Flakes. The program originates from the Marine Corps Air Station in the Mojave desert. Fighters keep buzzing Jack in the desert. Jack is mining for gold. The system cue has been deleted. Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, John Brown, Dennis Day, Eddie Anderson, Mel Blanc, Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:51. Audio condition: Very good. Complete as above.

60793. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. November 14, 1943. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts, Grape-Nuts Flakes. The program originates from Palm Springs, California. The gang visits a Palm Springs restaurant. Jack and the cast do a western drama called, "The Lone Palm." The system cue and final commercial have been deleted. Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Mary Livingstone, Dennis Day, Eddie Anderson, Phil Harris, Arthur Q. Bryan, John Brown, Frank Nelson, Minerva Pious, Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:20. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

45527. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. November 21, 1943. Red net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes. Jack buys a live turkey for Thanksgiving, then dreams that he's a turkey! Phil Harris is not heard. Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Jack Benny, John Brown, Mary Livingstone, Minerva Pious, Eddie Anderson, Ed Beloin (writer, performer), Mel Blanc, Frank Nelson, Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:36. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

60794. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. November 28, 1943. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts, Grape-Nuts Flakes. Barbara Stanwyck substitutes for Mary who is out with laryngitis. Dennis tries to get a raise from Jack. Butterfly McQueen applies for the job of maid for Mary. The final commercial and system cue have been deleted. Minerva Pious, Barbara Stanwyck, Phil Harris, Dennis Day, John Brown, Eddie Anderson, Butterfly McQueen, Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Sara Berner (first appearance as a telephone operator), Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 28:23. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

60795. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. December 5, 1943. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts, Grape-Nuts Flakes, Grape-Nuts Wheat Meal. Mary is still out with laryngitis. Jack goes to get his driver's license renewed. An excerpt from the show was broadcast as part of, "To The Rear March" (see cat. #10292). Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Dennis Day, Mel Blanc, Phil Harris, Butterfly McQueen, Eddie Anderson, John Brown, Minerva Pious, Frank Nelson, Isabel Randolph, Bea Benaderet, Ollie O'Toole (triples), Dinah Shore (unbilled), Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60796. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. December 12, 1943. Red net, KFI Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts, Grape-Nuts Flakes, Grape-Nuts Wheat Meal. The program begins with a 1:10 minute message from Jack Benny. He urges citizens not to travel during the holidays. Jack mocks Fred Allen's return to radio. Mary is still out with laryngitis. Dennis' mother loudly demands that Jack give her son a raise in salary. John Brown, Verna Felton, Dennis Day, Phil Harris, Butterfly McQueen, Eddie Anderson, Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

61260. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. December 19, 1943. Red net. Sponsored by: Post Grape Nuts Flakes. Jack has bought a new car...it's a taxicab! Mary returns to the show (after a three week absence), Jack and Rochester go Christmas shopping. The system cue has been deleted. Jack mentions that he has a vault (for the first time). Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Mary Livingstone, Butterfly McQueen, Dennis Day, Eddie Anderson, John Brown, Phil Harris, Frank Nelson, Minerva Pious, Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

61261. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. December 26, 1943. Red net. Sponsored by: Post Grape Nuts Flakes. Jack is throwing a Christmas party for his friends. Don sings a commercial to the tune of, "Jingle Bells." Jack plays "Love In Bloom" on his violin. The final commercial and system cue have been deleted. Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Eddie Anderson, Dennis Day, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Butterfly McQueen, Andy Devine, Ed Beloin (writer, performer), John Brown, Minerva Pious, Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 28:35. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

45528. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. January 2, 1944. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape Nuts, Grape Nuts Flakes. The cast does "The New Tenant," a New Year's allegory. "The World Series," a game featuring "The Axis Pole Cats" vs. "The Allied All-Stars." Dennis plays Hitler and Tojo! A funny skit. The final commercial and system cue have been deleted. Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Jack Benny, John Brown, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Eddie Anderson, Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

61262. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. January 9, 1944. Red net. Sponsored by: Post Grape Nuts Flakes. The password to use Jack's telephone is "L.S.M.F.T." Jack picks up his pet camel at the freight office and rides her home. The final commercial and system cue have been deleted. Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Eddie Anderson, Mary Livingstone, Butterfly McQueen, John Brown, Dennis Day, Phil Harris, Minerva Pious, Ed Beloin (writer, performer), Sara Berner, Stan Freberg (as the camel!), Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 28:54. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

61263. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. January 16, 1944. Red net. Sponsored by: Post Grape Nuts Flakes. The program originates from the Marine Corps Station at El Toro, California, with guest Alexis Smith. The final commercial and the system cue have been deleted. Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Dennis Day, Alexis Smith, Eddie Anderson, Mel Blanc, John Brown, Jane Tucker, Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

61264. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. January 23, 1944. Red net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Grape Nuts Flakes, Grape Nuts Wheat Meal. The program originates from the Army Air Station at Muroc, California. Jack announces that the new Warner Brothers picture he's doing with guest Alexis Smith is going to be called, "The Horn Blows At Midnight." He rehearses a love scene with Alexis. Mary's address is mentioned as being, 360 North Camden Drive in Beverly Hills (which was really Jack's office address). Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Eddie Anderson, John Brown, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Dennis Day, Alexis Smith, Mel Blanc, Butterfly McQueen, Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

61265. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. January 30, 1944. Red net. Sponsored by: Post Grape Nuts Flakes. Jack and Mary drive out to Warner Brothers to discuss Jack's new picture, "The Horn Blows At Midnight." Jack doesn't want the big love scene deleted. This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #22695. Don Wilson, Phil Harris, Dennis Day, Raoul Walsh, Mark Hellinger, John Brown, Eddie Anderson, Joseph Kearns (possibly James Kern), Minerva Pious, Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Jane Tucker, Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:38. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

22695. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. January 30, 1944. Program #8. Red net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Jack and Mary drive out to Warner Brothers to discuss Jack's new picture, "The Horn Blows At Midnight." Jack doesn't want the big love scene deleted. AFRS program name: "The Jack Benny Program." See cat. #61265 for a network, sponsored version of this broadcast. Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Don Wilson, Dennis Day, Phil Harris, Raoul Walsh (guest), Mark Hellinger (guest), Joseph Kearns (possibly James Kern), John Brown, Minerva Pious, Eddie Anderson, Jane Tucker, Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

60787. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. February 6, 1944. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts, Grape-Nuts Flakes, Grape-Nuts Wheat Meal. The program originates from the Roosevelt Navy Base at Terminal Island, California. Mary and Phil sing, "You Have To Talk Me Into It, Baby." The song sounds like it was pre-recorded. Jack recalls his days as a sailor in 1917. Rochester mentions, "Azusa and Cucamonga" (no Anaheim), which Mel Blanc would later make famous in many railroad station skis. Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Mary Livingstone, Eddie Anderson, Dennis Day, Phil Harris, John Brown, George Balzer (writer, performer), Mel Blanc, Cliff Clark, Frank Nelson, Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60785. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. February 13, 1944. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts, Grape-Nuts Flakes, Grape-Nuts Wheat Meal. The program originates from March Field, California. Dennis Day sings, "Besame Mucho." The program's guest is Larry Adler ("The World's Greatest Harmonica Player") who plays an excellent, "Blues In The Night." Larry and Jack visit Cairo. This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #42721. Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Phil Harris, Mary Livingstone, Dennis Day, Eddie Anderson, Butterfly McQueen, Larry Adler, Larry Adler, Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

42721. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. February 13, 1944. Program #50. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The program originates from March Field, California. Dennis Day sings, "Besame Mucho." The program's guest is Larry Adler ("The World's Greatest Harmonica Player") who plays an excellent, "Blues In The Night." Larry and Jack visit Cairo. AFRS program name: "The Jack Benny Program." See cat. #60785 for a network, sponsored version of this broadcast. Butterfly McQueen, Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Howard Duff (AFRS announcer), Jack Benny, Larry Adler, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Eddie Anderson, Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:38. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

60790. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. February 20, 1944. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts, Grape-Nuts Flakes, Grape-Nuts Wheat Meal. Guest Groucho Marx's ad libs have Jack cracking up within two minutes of Groucho's appearance. The cast does, "The Gilroy Murder Case." Rochester helps Don deliver one of the commercials. "L.S.M.F.T." is mentioned. Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Groucho Marx, Eddie Anderson, Mary Livingstone, Butterfly McQueen, Dennis Day, Phil Harris, John Brown, Ed Beloin (writer, performer), Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

45529. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. February 27, 1944. Red net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Grape Nuts Flakes, Grape Nuts, "Flamingo" nail polish (local). The program originates from The Hollywood Canteen, and is about a visit to The Hollywood Canteen. When Jack compares Rochester to Al Jolson (on his knees), Rochester answers by saying, "After it rains, I'm still Rochester!" Mention is made that the program is "transcribed." Mary is heard with Don during the final commercial. Butterfly McQueen, Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Eddie Cantor (guest), Jack Benny, Larry Adler, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Eddie Anderson, Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 30:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

45530. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. March 5, 1944. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape Nuts, Grape Nuts Flakes. The program originates from Lemoore Army Air Field, near Fresno, California. Don complains about being Jack's announcer for eleven years without a contract. Phil sings a vocal and Jack says, "Now, cut that out!" for the first time. The final commercial and system cue have been deleted. Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Jack Benny, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Eddie Anderson, Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

60788. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. March 12, 1944. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape Nuts, Grape Nuts Flakes, Grape Nuts Wheat Meal. The program originates from the Naval Air Station at Livermore, California. Part of the final commercial and the system cue has been deleted. Jack Benny, Don Wilson, John Brown, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Dennis Day, Eddie Anderson, Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:03. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

60789. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. March 19, 1944. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape Nuts, Grape Nuts Flakes, Grape Nuts Wheat Meal. Dennis dreams that he's rich and famous, and that guest Barbara Stanwyck is madly in love with him! Butterfly McQueen joins Don Wilson for one of the commercials. Barbara Stanwyck mutters, "L.S.M.F.T." This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #45531. The final commercial and system cue have been deleted. Jack Benny, John Brown, Eddie Anderson, Don Wilson, Phil Harris, Mary Livingstone, Butterfly McQueen, Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Day, Frank Nelson, Joseph Kearns, Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:33. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

45531. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. March 19, 1944. Red net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. Dennis dreams that he's rich and famous, and that guest Barbara Stanwyck is madly in love with him! AFRS program name: "The Jack Benny Program." See cat. #60789 for a network, sponsored version of this broadcast. Barbara Stanwyck, Butterfly McQueen, Dennis Day, Frank Nelson, Howard Duff (AFRS announcer), Jack Benny, John Brown, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Eddie Anderson, Joseph Kearns, Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 30:19. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

79858. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. March 26, 1944. Red net. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts. Jack is throwing a pool party for his friends. Don't miss Rochester singing, "Besame Mucho." In the middle of Dennis' song, a 1000 cps tone is heard, followed by the announcement, "Test message." The system cue has been deleted. Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Eddie Anderson, Mary Livingstone, Dennis Day, Butterfly McQueen, Phil Harris, Mel Blanc, Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 28:59. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete as above.

85267. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. April 16, 1944. Red net. The program originates from the Army Air Forces Pilot School, Stockton, California. The program features a visit from Sergeant George Hope, Bob Hope's brother. The cast does its version of, "The Bob Hope Show" (called "The Pesp-Nut Show"). Dennis' imitation of Jerry Colonna is uncanny. Rochester gets a laugh with just one word..."Who?" Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Mary Livingstone, Dennis Day, Phil Harris, George Hope, Dennis Day, Eddie Anderson, Mel Blanc, Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 19:15. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

8486. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. April 23, 1944. Red net origination, CBC aircheck. Sponsored by: Grape Nuts Flakes. The program originates from The Municipal Stadium, Vancouver, British Columbia. This show is Dennis' last appearance before joining the Navy. Phil and Mary sing, "It's Love, Love, Love." J. W. Cornett, the mayor of Vancouver, appears. Don Wilson, Phil Harris, Mary Livingstone, Eddie Anderson, John Brown, J. W. Cornett, Jack Benny, Sara Berner, Dennis Day. 27:24. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

18050. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. April 30, 1944. Program #61. Red net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The program originates from the Puget Sound Navy Yard. Jack and the gang are on the Vancouver-to-Seattle ferry. AFRS music fill by Phil Harris and His Orchestra. AFRS program name: "The Jack Benny Program." Dick Haymes (replacing Dennis Day), Don Wilson, Howard Duff, Jack Benny, John Brown, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Eddie Anderson, Sara Berner. 30:06. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

61266. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. May 7, 1944. Red net. Sponsored by: Post Grape Nuts Flakes. The program originates from the Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island, Washington. The cast does the story of the Wright Brothers and the invention of the airplane. Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Mary Livingstone, Dick Haymes, John Brown, Phil Harris, Eddie Anderson, Sara Berner. 28:12. Audio condition: Good to very good. Incomplete.

18049. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. May 14, 1944. Program #63. Red net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. The program originates from Camp Adair, near Corvallis, Oregon. Jack and the regulars join with the infantry on a twenty-mile hike and the infiltration course. AFRS program name: "The Jack Benny Program." Phil Harris, Eddie Anderson, Mary Livingstone, Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Luther Balliet (a soldier vocalist), Sara Berner, John Brown. 30:00. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

61267. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. May 21, 1944. Red net. Sponsored by: Post Grape Nuts Flakes. Jack hears his first commercial for Sympathy Soothing Syrup (spelled backward is "Yhtapmys"). Jack battles his split personality while buying a cigar. The final commercial and system cue have been deleted. Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Eddie Anderson, Phil Harris, Frank Nelson, Mary Livingstone, Butterfly McQueen, John Brown, Sara Berner, Mel Blanc (as a bird and Herman Peabody), The Sportsmen (identified as "Hi, Lo, Jack and Shapiro"), Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 28:37. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

61268. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. May 28, 1944. Red net. Sponsored by: Post Grape Nuts Flakes. Warner Brothers is planning to make a film called, "The Life Of Jack Benny. The show features a good "Yhtapmys" ("Sympathy Soothing Syrup" spelled backwards) routine. Guest Danny Kaye sings, "Stanislavsky" and is going to play the part of Jack Benny in the film! The final commercial and system cue have been deleted. Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Eddie Anderson, Frank Nelson, John Brown, Danny Kaye, Ken Christy, Sara Berner, The Sportsmen, Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:04. Audio condition: Good. Incomplete.

61269. The Jack Benny Program For Grape-Nuts and Grape-Nuts Flakes. June 4, 1944. Red net, KFI, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Grape-Nuts Flakes, Grape-Nuts Wheat Meal. The last program of the season, the last show sponsored by General Foods. Mary is out with laryngitis. Phil announces that he's going to take over Kay Kyser's show and sings, "The G. I. Jive." Jack reads Dennis' letter from a naval base in Tucson. Rochester announces that he's going to get married. John Brown is heard with Don during the final commercial. Jack Benny, Don Wilson, Phil Harris, Eddie Anderson, John Brown, Mel Blanc, Mahlon Merrick (conductor). 29:17. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

Report contains 74 programs.