In this post, we feature a little heard 1940s comedy series, "The Joan Davis Show" also known as "Joanie's Tea Room".
According to an article on Joan Davis from Wikipedia, "Joanie's Tea Room" ran on CBS from 1945 to 1947 and was later called "Joan Davis Time". Davis's career extended from vaudeville, films and radio to television, but the comedienne is probably best remembered today for her 50s television series, "I Married Joan".
In program 23 of the series as broadcast on the Armed Forces Radio Service, and originally heard on CBS on February 11, 1946, the gang at the Tearoom plots to throw a surprise birthday party for Joan. The show features announcer Harry Von Zell, songs by Andy Russell, Paul Weston and His Orchestra, regular cast members Verna Felton and Shirley Mitchell and guest Jack Carson. This appears to be a uncirculated episode of the series among otr collectors.
The program was transferred from an original vinyl AFRS transcription disc.
Updated 3/29/09 - Corrected "Feldon" to "Felton".