WorldCat Identities

Marks, Hilliard

Overview
Works: 88 works in 103 publications in 1 language and 1,180 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Television comedies  Variety shows (Television programs)  Drama  Television series  Television programs  Humor  Television specials  Parodies, imitations, etc  Caricatures and cartoons 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN2287.B4325, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Hilliard Marks
Jack Benny by Mary Livingstone( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who would know one of the world's greatest comedians from vaudeville, to radio, to television better than his wife who worked by his side for many years
The Jack Benny program by Mel Blanc( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack's stinginess, vanity about his supposed age of 39, basement vault where he kept his fortune, ancient Maxwell automobile and his ineptness at playing the violin were all part of the act
Road to Nairobi( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three episodes of Jack Benny television shows. In Road to Nairobi, Hope and Benny hit the road to Africa. In Goldie, Fields, and Glide, Jack remembers an act from years ago with two fellow vaudevillians played by Burns and Crosby. In the Jack Benny hour the Beach Boys appear with surfers Benny and Hope and in other skits Benny tries to weasel Disneyland tickets from Walt Disney and Hope, Sommer, and Benny spoof Italian movies. The Beach Boys sing California girls and Barbara Ann
The Christmas show( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two episodes from the 1957-58 television season. In "The Christmas show" Jack is determined to finish his Christmas shopping in one visit and tortures a wallet salesman with constant changes to his order. Meanwhile, Dennis is having difficulty finding the right present for his mother. In "The railroad station" Jack experiences a challenging train trip involving a difficult ticket agent, a live turkey, and a violin solo
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

2 editions published between 1953 and 1956 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack reads a public service announcement on behalf of the IRS, and jokes about the Band's deductions. Gisele MacKenzie comes out, and she and Jack talk about funny names: Snooky Lanson, Gisele, and Jack's middle name, Tecumseh. Gisele gives him a kiss from Dorothy Collins. Then Gisele sings a comic medley about Paris. Don, his wife Lois, and his son Harlow come out to beg for one more chance for Harlow as an announcer; Harlow attempts the Lucky Strike ad, but flubs it to the point that even his mother yells at him, and breaks Jack's violin over his head. Jack and Gisele play 'Getting to know you' as a violin duet
Amos 'n Andy. The Trouble with Father. Jack Benny Program( Visual )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of television comedies from the 1950's
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

2 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack delivers a monologue on critics. He is anxious to get home because at 8 p.m. some friends are coming over for their weekly jam session. At home, the guests arrive: Tony Martin with his clarinet, Fred MacMurray with his saxophone, Dick Powell with his trumpet, Dan Dailey with his drums, and Kirk Douglas with his banjo. Guests must purchase food, drink or smokes from vending machines in Jack's closet. They play 'Basin Street.' Jack holds a contest for the most popular guest
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his monologue, Jack considers what he should give various members of his cast for Christmas. He introduces Gisele, and they talk about her recent trip to Europe. She sings a song in Italian. While Jack is backstage, Don introduces his son Harlow to Gisele, and she lets him do the commercial, which he keep interrupting in order to make advances to her. In the sketch, Jack puts a quarter in the coke machine, and gets a coke and two quarters back; the second time, the machine takes his money and gives him an empty coke bottle. Dennis appears to do a promo for his new Christmas album. Jack and Gisele do their customary violin duet. For a second piece, Gisele is to play a piano, out of which Red Skelton appears
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

2 editions published between 1957 and 1960 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary invites Jack to come to the annual reunion of her old May Co. co-workers. Rochester explains to a friend on the phone what happened when Jack went the year before. In flashback, Jack arrives at Mary's place to find Rocheser fixing a lot of food. When Mary arrives, she persuades Jack to come and meet the girls. After he leaves, the girls ask Mary if Jack ever proposed. In flashback, Jack takes Mary to buy a ring, but backs down after learning how much it costs
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rochester does the Lucky commercial, singing and dancing with the Four Sports singing group. During an interview, Jack recalls how he met Mary twenty years ago, behind a hosiery counter in the May Co
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jack and Mary are touring London. Jack takes a lesson in British currency. Jack and Mary visit the Tower of London on a tour; Jack is so entranced with the Crown Jewels that he loses track of time and is locked in at the close of the day. He falls asleep and dreams he is a lover of Anne Boleyn about to be executed by Henry VIII
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jack is preparing to leave for a concert tour of England. The Sportsmen Quartet sing 'Bye bye Benny' for the Lucky commercial. The doctor gives Jack his shots. His agent brings in a supporting act, the 'Landrew Sisters,' who audition by singing 'Did you ever see a dream walking?'
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Western skit. Good girl Dinah is forced to sing in a saloon because she must raise $2000 to pay off the mortgage to bad guy Leonard, or marry him. After Dinah sings 'My Momma done told me,' Benny challenges Leonard to poker, in order to raise money for Dinah, but loses again. Back in the saloon, Dinah tries to shoot Benny because he couldn't help her, but Benny's gun, which always hits the wrong person, kills Leonard. Dinah and Benny embrace. Benny introduces Alan Hale, Jr. and Randy Stuart to promote Biff Baker U.S.A. Dinah Shore and the Sportsmen Quartet do a singing commercial for Lucky Strike
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dennis sings 'The 12th of never.' In the sketch, Jack plays Ralph Kramden in a take-off of the Honeymooners, with Meadows as Alice, and Dennis as Ed Norton
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jack and Gary Cooper do a routine, and Cooper forgets his lines; he sings Bird dog with the Sportsmen Quartet. In the sketch, Jack tries for the part of Cooper's twin brother in Cooper's next film; he comes to the auditions in elevator shoes and western costume, but chickens out when he realizes the part requires that he be beaten up in a barroom brawl. At the end of the show, he introduces Cooper's wife and daughter in the audience
The Jack Benny show( Visual )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Mary calls and says she is coming over because she has something delicate to discuss; Jack thinks she is going to agree to marry him at last, but she just wants him to stop being so cheap. He daydreams about what their 21st anniversary would be like if she would marry him: in the dream, he is a would-be radio actor who keeps house while his wife works; his daughter Joan plays herself
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jack's monologue is interrupted by Lassie walking across the stage. Soon Jon Provost follows, and Lassie has to rescue him from Jack's invitation to join the Beverly Hills Beavers, once he learns Provost makes $500 a week. Benny introduces John Forsythe in the audience. Don does the Lucky Strike commercial as a man-on-the-street interview. Mel Blanc plays a passerby who is insulted when it turns out he is not being featured on This is your life. Mary Costa sings 'One fine day' from Madame Butterfly. Jack has forgotten that he asked her to dinner, and has made another date. John Forsythe asks her out instead. They go to a gypsy restaurant where they discover Jack masquerading as a gypsy violinist
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

After being awakened by a phone call from an all-night disc jockey at 4 a.m., Jack Benny decides to take a long early-morning walk. Later in the day, Mary Livingstone reminds Jack that he has to buy a new suit, and they go together to a men's clothing store to buy the suit
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rochester calls Jack in the middle of his monologue to tell him his Maxwell has been stolen. While he goes to the Beverly Hills Police Station, the Sportsmen cover for him, singing 'Puttin' on my top hat' while they get dressed on stage. Jack is amazed at the sumptuousness of the police station. Eventually the car is found; it has been returned to Jack's house by the thieves
The Jack Benny program( Visual )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dennis sings If I loved you. Jack takes Mary to the races. Dennis tags along, much to Jack's dismay. Dennis tells Jack his system for betting. Don tells racetrack tout Leonard to buy Luckies. Leonard tells Jack what table to eat at. Jack meets his sponsor and convinces him to bet on the horse that Jack likes. Jack, though, is convinced by the sponsor to bet on his horse
 
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