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Sunday Nights at Seven - The Jack Benny Story
Sunday Nights at Seven - The Jack Benny Story Author:Jack Benny and his daughter Joan SUNDAY NIGHTS AT SEVEN brings back the Jack Benny we remember so well: the deadpan, irascible cheapskate who played the violin (to everyone's dismay), insisted he was thirty-nine (to everyone's consternation), and fought a long-running battle of wits with Fred Allen that ended in an actual boxing match at Madison Square Garden. Jack's on air cha... more »racter was so popular that most folks assumed it was the real thing - like the hat check girl who returned his ample tip, begging him to "leave me with some illusions."
And SUNDAY NIGHTS AT SEVEN introduces you to the off-stage Jack Benny, a man who was generous to a fault. Throughout his career, he pampered his wife ("she's the only one I've ever had"), doted on his daughter and later his grandchildren - and was equally generous with new talent and lesser stars.
Here is Jack, entertaining the troops with Ingrid Bergman, hobnobbing with Laurence Olivier, making movied with Carole Lombard. And here is Joan, growing up with the kids of Burns and Allen and Barbara Stanwyck.
Featuring a hilarious foreword by Jack's lifelong chum George Burns, thirty-two pages of rare and wonderful photos, amd rememberances by friends like Claudette Colbert and Ronald Regan, SUNDAY NIGHTS AT SEVEN is a delightful Journey into Hollywood's glamorous, star-studded past - and a visit from an old friend that will warm your heart and bring a smile to your face.« less