Bill Stern's Sports Newsreel! Paul Harvey stole his entire schtick from this guy. "Rudy Vallee" (24 January 1945). I'll always love Vallee for his role as a rich fop in "The Palm Beach Story," in which he uttered the immortal line: "It's a tragedy of this world that the men most in need of a beating up are always enormous."
Okay, one more line from that movie:
Wienie King: I'm the Wienie King! Invented the Texas Wienie! Lay off 'em, you'll live longer.
X Minus 1: Robert Heinlein's early classic, "The Roads Must Roll" (4 January 1956).
A wartime Duffy's Tavern: "War Bond Drive With Boris Karloff" (1943). Karloff, "America's favorite pin-up ghoul."
Suspense! A Dashiel Hammett story (my, ain't we literary tonight): "Two Sharp Knives" (30 September 1942).
Post a Comment