Comedy Writers Show
Volume Number: 1

Episode Count: 2

Catalog # C-CWSH-1

Working from a rough outline sent in by a Hollywood celebrity, teams of professional radio writers attempted to fashion an acceptable script in 30 minutes. In one show, Loretta Young asked for "a Fred Allen--type program." The writers included Sherman Burns (then working for Groucho Marx), Roger Price (Bob Hope), Leonard Stern (Abbott and Costello), and Sidney Fields (Eddie Cantor). The writers worked through an opening skit in which Allen would discuss vacations with Portland Hoffa, an "Allen's Alley" routine, and a celebrity skit with Allen and guest Jack Haley looking for gold in the Yukon.
John Dunning