Volume Number: 1

Episode Count: 22

Catalog # C-BEAU-1

Marlin Hurt was a master of what was perceived by the audience to be black dialect. Had Freeman Gosdan and Charles Correll discovered him, he'd have been a natural for Amos 'n Andy.

But Hurt was discovered by Don Quinn, the man who wrote Fibber McGee and Molly. When the war took away some of Quinn's best performers (Bill Thompson alone was doing four characters on the McGee show), Quinn remembered Hurt, whose act had impressed him on the Maxwell House Show Boat more than four years before.John Dunning