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Balzer, George

Overview
Works: 226 works in 232 publications in 1 language and 243 library holdings
Genres: Humor  Caricatures and cartoons  Drama  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Author of dialog
Publication Timeline
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Publications about  George Balzer Publications about George Balzer
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posthumous Publications by George Balzer, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by George Balzer
An audio-biography of The Jack Benny program by Jack Benny ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Radio historian Chuck Schaden discusses The Jack Benny program with Jack Benny, fellow performers, writers, Benny's manager, and daughter Joan. Includes excerpts from some of the show's 23 years of weekly broadcasts
Benny, Burns & Bing ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack connives to get his pals George Burns and Bing Crosby to be guests on his show -- at a reduced rate of course. Rochester is also on hand with a special appearance by Bob Hope
The Jack Benny program ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1960 and 1963 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack goes Christmas shopping with Rochester and drives the staff of the department store crazy
The Jack Benny program ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In his monologue, Jack reveals that his producer has been using raffle tickets to get the audience to stay in their seats until the end of the program. He introduces Connie Francis, and they argue about whether it is harder to sing or to get laughs. She sings I was born too late, and an Al Jolson medley (Swanee, Mammy, and April showers). Don does the Alka-Seltzer commercial as an endorsement by a safe-cracker. In the sketch, Benny, Stevens, Dale White and Don Wilson play members of the Skinner family of the Ozarks. They all sing a parody of Sit right down and write yourself a letter
Jack Benny & Jayne Mansfield ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack will do anything to get a big star to appear on his program, as sexy Jayne Mansfield finds out! Also appearing on the show is Mel Blanc, "Man of a thousand voices."
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
Jack Benny & Liberace ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pianist Liberace visits the Jack Benny show. Violin maestro Jack pushes Liberace to perform, resulting in a hilarious duet, one of the funniest moments in television
Jack Benny & friends ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack Benny's one hour special, with guests Bob Hope, Elke Summer, and Walt Disney. With help from the Beach Boys, surfers Jack and Bob Hope search for the perfect wave, plus a wacky send-up of Mary Poppins -- Italian style
Jack Benny New Year ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack is all decked out for a night on the town on New Year's Eve when his date stands him up. But loyal pal Rochester won't let Jack down on this poignant New Year's show
The Jack Benny program ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the opening monologue, Jack shows the audience why his Stradivarius is worth $30,000. He introduces Milton Berle and they spar a bit. Don introduces Miss Carmelita Montoya, a dancer from Madrid who uses One-a-Day Brand Vitamins for castanets. The sketch is about Jonathan Goodheart (Jack), wealthy philanthropist who believes there is no such thing as a bad boy, but his newly adopted son (Berle) gives him cause to wonder
The Jack Benny program ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack is berating his publicity agent for not getting him dignified publicity, when the agent gets a phone call informing him that Ronald Reagan won't be able to make his scheduled appearance on the Impromptu panel discussion show. Jack insists that his agent get him on the show. Dennis arrives looking for a ruby lost from his ring; he thinks he has found it, but he has found a One-a-Day Brand Vitamin, allowing Don to do the commercial. On the show, Jack can't think of anything to say on various intellectual topics, until a question is asked about the effect on the American dollar of the fall of the British pound; Jack is still talking about money after the final credits have gone on, and the camera has been turned off
Jack Benny & Bob Hope ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this rare, thought to have been lost kinescope, Jack and special guest Bob Hope set out on "The Road to Nairobi," only to be captured by cannibals! Also includes brief appearances by Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin
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 1963 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Jack devotes the program to answering request letters from his viewers. One viewer asks about sound effects on his radio program, so he asks Ray Erlenborn to demonstrate; he makes the sounds of horses' hooves, a parade of marching soldiers, the milking of a cow, and a fight between Jack and John Wayne. For the State Farm Car Insurance commercial, Jack invites a serviceman up from the audience, who claims State Farm insured his tank in the Battle of the Bulge. Dennis sings a country western song. Jack's sister Florence has written in asking why he never gives Dennis or Don a chance to work alone; they do a Laurel and Hardy imitation. The last request is that Jack play a piece of serious music. Unfortunately, the accompanist sent over at the last minute by the Musicians' Union completely upstages Jack with his comic antics
The Jack Benny program ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Jack's monologue is interrupted by a phone call from U.S. Treasury agents, who want to see Jack at home in an hour. Jack is so nervous, he lets Don take the rest of the show, and goes home. It turns out the agents are from Fort Knox and want to study the security systems in Jack's vault
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 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 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Jack's monologue is about the freeways. The sketch is the same as the one done on October 4, 1953
The Jack Benny program ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Jack's monologue is about being in New York again. Geneviève sings a song in French about Paris in the spring. The sketch is a courtroom drama in which Jack plays the prosecutor and Ed Sullivan plays Gentleman Jim Sullivan, the defense attorney, defending Geneviève on a charge of murder; the part requires Ed Sullivan to do lots of emoting. Don is the commentator. For the Lucky commercial, Benny introduces into evidence Luckies found in Geneviève's purse, and Luckies found at the scene of the crime; Sullivan demonstrates that everyone in the audience smokes Luckies
The Jack Benny program ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Jack is working on a Julius Caesar sketch, and is being pursued by an amorous female fan. Don does the State Farm commercial as an encounter with an admirer who thinks State Farm is terrific because it paid for his car accident even though he wasn't insured with them. Dennis wants to take over the show for a few weeks, so he hires a Benny impersonator to make phone calls in Benny's name, and thus make Jack think he is going crazy; Jack winds up on the mental ward of the hospital
 
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