The Life of Riley: ”Suggestion Contest”

September 3rd, 2021

Riley writes a sarcastic note to Peg that mistakenly gets submitted to his boss as a suggestion.

 

Originally aired on March 20, 1948. This is episode 193 of The Life of Riley.

 

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The Bob Hope Show with Special Guest, Jane Russell

September 1st, 2021

Bob Hope welcomes special guest, Jane Russell.

 

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Jane Russell, circa 1951

 

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Publicity still of Russell in The Outlaw by George Hurrell

 

Episode 502 of The Bob Hope Show. The program originally aired on October 2, 1951.

 

Link to the medley sung by Jane Russell, Connie Haines, Beryl Davis, and Rhonda Fleming on YouTube:

Connie Haines - Beryl Davis - Rhonda Fleming - Jane Russell - YouTube

 

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The Aldrich Family - “Coupon Craze”

August 31st, 2021

Henry tries to collect coupons to win an outboard motor.

 

Originally aired on April 23, 1940. This is episode 43 of The Aldrich Family.

 

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The Life of Riley: “The Monkey”

August 30th, 2021

Peg tells a story about a time, right after they were married, when she and Riley had a fight.

 

Originally aired on March 13, 1948. This is episode 192 of The Life of Riley.

 

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The Bob Hope Show with Special Guest, Jerry Desmonde

August 26th, 2021

Bob Hope welcomes special guest, Jerry Desmonde.

 

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Photo of Jerry Desmonde

 

Episode 498 of The Bob Hope Show. The program originally aired on June 5, 1951.

 

Link to the Sid Field & Jerry Desmonde sketch on YouTube:

Sid Field & Jerry Desmonde - London Town 1946 - Golf Sketch - YouTube

 

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The Aldrich Family - “Carrier Pigeons”

August 23rd, 2021

Henry tries to launch a business with his pigeons.

 

Originally aired on February 27, 1940. This is episode 35 of The Aldrich Family.

 

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The Life of Riley: “Riley Punches His Foreman”

August 20th, 2021

Riley gets into trouble when a rumor spreads that he punched his foreman in the nose.

 

Originally aired on March 6, 1948. This is episode 191 of The Life of Riley.

 

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The Bob Hope Show with Special Guests, Frankie Laine & Hedy Lamarr

August 19th, 2021

Bob Hope welcomes special Guests, Frankie Laine and Hedy Lamarr.

 

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Frankie Laine

 

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Hedy Lamarr and Bob Hope in a publicity photo for My Favorite Spy

 

Episode 490 of The Bob Hope Show. The program originally aired on April 10, 1951.

 

Link to the Hedy Lamarr documentary on YouTube:

Documentary - Hedy Lamarr (Extraordinary Women 2011) - YouTube

 

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The Aldrich Family - “Pigeon Coops”

August 16th, 2021

Henry believes he will make a fortune raising pigeons.

 

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Photo of a picture post card autographed by Ezra Stone, circa 1940

 

Originally aired on February 20, 1940. This is episode 34 of The Aldrich Family.

 

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The Life of Riley: “Bab’s Sweet 16 Birthday”

August 13th, 2021

Riley thinks he's the life of the party and ends up destroying Bab's birthday.

 

Originally aired on February 28, 1948. This is episode 190 of The Life of Riley.

 

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