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Fred Allen Show, Pgm 147

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Here's an exciting little find for Fred Allen fans.  This appears to be an uncirculated episode of Fred's long-running series.

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Originally broadcast March 6, 1949, and distributed as program 147 by the Armed Forces Radio Service, it's "The Fred Allen Show" with guest Henry Morgan.  People along "Main Street" are asked if they think a child with a high IQ will be a success later in life.  Columnist Earl Wilson of the NY Post presents Fred with a Silver Mic award from "Radio Best" magazine.  Henry Morgan helps Fred with ideas to promote his radio show to compete against tv and we hear a cute parody of the Lucky Strike commercials heard on the "Jack Benny Show".  The program also includes a brief appearance by "Digby O'Dell" from "The Life of Riley".

Our mp3 was transferred from an original AFRS vinyl transcription of the program.

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