Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Thursday, September 24, 2015


My wife has a soft spot for Jimmy Durante because he looked a lot like her grandfather who was once in vaudeville.

The Jimmy Durante Show was a revamped version of  The Durante Moore Show, which aired (first on NBC Radio, then on CBS Radio) from 1943 to mid 1947, when Moore left to begin a career on television.  After a brief hiatus the show returned (this time on NBC Radio) on October 1, 1947 and ran for another three years until Durante, too, left for  television career.  During its three-year run, The Jimmy Durante Show was constantly rated in the top ten radio programs.

Sponsored by Rexall and featuring Peggy Lee (who was a recurring guest star), this episode from March 3, 1948, features Jimmy taking "Flyng Lessons."  Howard Petrie is the announcer.

Listen, laugh, and enjoy.

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