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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


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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


Everyday Reading: Poetry and Popular Culture in Modern America

Mike Chasar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158657
eISBN:
9780231530774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158657.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book casts American poetry as an everyday phenomenon consumed and created by a vast range of readers and shows how American poetry in the first half of the twentieth century helped set the stage ... More


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