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Jack Benny and the Golden Age of American Radio Comedy

Kathryn H. Fuller-Seeley

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295049
eISBN:
9780520967946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295049.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

Jack Benny became one of the most influential entertainers of the 20th century - by being the top radio comedian, when the comics ruled radio, and radio was the most powerful and pervasive mass ... More


Cold War on the Airwaves: The Radio Propaganda War against East Germany

Nicholas J. Schlosser

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039690
eISBN:
9780252097782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039690.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

Founded as a counterweight to the Communist broadcasters in East Germany, Radio in the American Sector (RIAS) became one of the most successful public information operations conducted against the ... More


Conclusion

Kathryn H. Fuller-Seeley

in Jack Benny and the Golden Age of American Radio Comedy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295049
eISBN:
9780520967946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295049.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

Jack Benny accomplished major achievements in 23 years on the radio. Adapting his performance from vaudeville, he brought the progenitor of stand-up comedy to the new broadcast form through the ... More


Benny at War with the Radio Critics

Kathryn H. Fuller-Seeley

in Jack Benny and the Golden Age of American Radio Comedy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295049
eISBN:
9780520967946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295049.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

Jack Benny and his radio program faced numerous challenges during World War II – difficult performances at military camps, key personnel lost to the draft, mediocre comedy, and creative ennui. Benny ... More


Live from Hitler’s Reich: Transmitting the Games and the Listener’s Experience

Michael J. Socolow

in Six Minutes in Berlin: Broadcast Spectacle and Rowing Gold at the Nazi Olympics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040702
eISBN:
9780252099144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040702.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

This chapter details the radio broadcasting of the Berlin Olympic Games. The opening ceremony broadcasts primed global audiences for two weeks of Olympic experience. For U.S. network radio ... More


Heeding the Call

Kathleen Battles

in Calling All Cars: Radio Dragnets and the Technology of Policing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816649136
eISBN:
9781452945996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816649136.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

This introductory chapter discusses how the police made use of radio technology in response to the increasing crime numbers as a result of automobile exploitation. Literary sources from the 1930s ... More


The Dragnet Effect: Space, Time, and Police Presence

Kathleen Battles

in Calling All Cars: Radio Dragnets and the Technology of Policing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816649136
eISBN:
9781452945996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816649136.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

This chapter explains the role of radio crime dramas in establishing the police’s new focus on criminal arrest and the construction of the call-and-response model of policing. The integration of ... More


Rowing, Radio, and American Sports Broadcasting, 1925–36

Michael J. Socolow

in Six Minutes in Berlin: Broadcast Spectacle and Rowing Gold at the Nazi Olympics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040702
eISBN:
9780252099144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040702.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

This chapter discusses the role of broadcasting and rowing during the U.S. network radio's developmental decade between 1926 and 1936. Before advertising agencies captured control over production and ... More


Conclusion: The Berlin Olympic Games and Global Sports Broadcasting

Michael J. Socolow

in Six Minutes in Berlin: Broadcast Spectacle and Rowing Gold at the Nazi Olympics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040702
eISBN:
9780252099144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040702.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

This chapter argues that the advertising climate in U.S. radio changed significantly after 1935 and intensified even further immediately after the war. The commercial imperative in postwar network ... More


Between Objectivity and Engagement

Nicholas J. Schlosser (ed.)

in Cold War on the Airwaves: The Radio Propaganda War against East Germany

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039690
eISBN:
9780252097782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039690.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

This chapter introduces the main themes, objectives, scope, and sources underpinning this study of the Radio in the American Sector (RIAS). It also contextualizes this book within the larger body of ... More


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