Robert Moulton wrote:The Benny show exists, it's the Nov 11, 1934 show. Jack mentions on the show that the Brothers were to have appeared but could not make it. Interesting that Jack refers to them as the Four Marx Brothers though Zeppo's departure had been announced in March that year.
Well, ick, I'm glad I hadn't heard it, that would be rather frustrating. Now, has the show from the same period with Wheeler and Woolsey turned up? That's the other one I wanted to hear.
The Hollywood Agents sketch is from Jan 15, 1937 not 1938 (when Jean Harlow jokes were definitely out). This wasn't the show that caused the plagiarism lawsuit. That one was The Hollywood Adventures of Mr Dibble and Mr Dabble which the Brothers performed on Sept 01, 1936 on station KHJ.
So HOLLYWOOD AGENTS was actually broadcast then? I always had it that it was a transcribed pilot And just where is THE HOLLYWOOD ADVENTURES OF MR. DIBBLE AND MR. DABBLE then? If it was the product of a lawsuit, someone should have transcribed it!
More than one and a half episodes of FSF exist, they're just not all in general circulation at the time. A few were recovered in the late 1960s when an RCA warehouse was to be demolished, those were 16 inch discs used for extension spotting and started ending up on ebay in 1999. Other sources include smaller aluminum discs made for the sponsor by Speak-O-Phone. Those are three minutes a side and explain snippets of the show that are that length.
Ahhhh, lovely Greedbay, so who bought em and who's hoarding them? That is good news though, I like the one and a half episodes of FSF that I've heard, so we do have a chance to hear more. I'm still tickled to get to see an episode of THE COLLEGE BOWL on THE MARX BROTHERS TV COLLECTION, though I would like to know how they can do a musical show with Chico Marx and not let him play the piano.
RICHARD M ROBERTS