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Dennis Day Show - January 8, 1947

October 22nd, 2008

Note:  This program has been removed from my site, as of August 21, 2010.  Recently, Radio Spirits has issued take-down notices to archive.org and other sites concerning claims they have on particular series and shows.  These claims not only include exclusive license for particular series, but also claims on images, likenesses and recordings of particular personalities.  Since Radio Spirits doesn't publicly provide a list of shows they license or estates they represent, I'm taking preventive action and removing some programs from my site, based on forum posts and archived news articles I've seen on their claims and the estates they say they represent. - rand

The "Dennis Day Show" was broadcast in the late 1940s on NBC and sponsored by Colgate.  Day, a singer and comedian that was a regular on "The Jack Benny Show", got his own sitcom where he played a down on his luck clerk in a drugstore.  The show is sometimes referred to as "A Day in the Life of Dennis Day".

There are several episodes of this series that are lost, but I've been lucky enough to dig up one that hasn't been publicly heard since it originally aired.  In this episode, broadcast January 8, 1947 from 9:00 to 9:30 pm, the government accidentally sends Dennis a tax refund of $100,000.  Dennis sings "My Pretty Girl" and "The Anniversary Song".

There's also a very special guest cameo about half-way through the show - I won't spoil the surprise and just let you listen to find out who it is.

The program was transferred from an original NBC reference acetate numbered R-28131.