Wednesday • October 27
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New Years Eve with Eddie Cantor
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This week on radio’s golden age, we ring out the old and ring in the old, with THE EDDIE CANTOR SHOW, from 1944. We’ll also hear a New Year’s Eve broadcast of SHERLOCK HOLMES starring John Stanley, as Holmes and Watson ring in the New Year aboard an ocean liner. And we finish the year with THE JACK BENNY SHOW, as Jack and the gang prepare to ring in the New Year, and to receive the final entries in the “I can’t stand Jack Benny because…” contest.
Episode Segments:
Radio's Golden Age: The Eddie Cantor Show

We begin with EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (12-27-44) With Harry von Zell, Bert Gordon, singer Nora Martin. Eddie discusses plans for a New Year’s Eve show at the Hollywood Canteen. Bristol Myers, NBC. Then it's more New Year's eve festivites with SHERLOCK HOLMES from 12-28-47. “New Year’s Eve Off the Sicily Isles” stars John Stanley as Holmes, who rings in the new year aboard an ocean liner. Clipper Craft Clothes, MBS.
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Radio's Golden Age: The Jack Benny Program

We have the conclusion of the SHERLOCK HOMES tale "New Year’s Eve Off the Sicily Isles". Then on the JACK BENNY PROGRAM from 12-30-45, The gang comes by to wish Jack a happy new year and read the last entries in the “I Can’t Stand Jack Benny” contest. Lucky Strike Cigarettes, NBC.
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