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Goldman, Hal

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Works: 203 works in 216 publications in 1 language and 1,492 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Anecdotes  Humor  Drama  Caricatures and cartoons  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Classifications: PN2287.B87, 792.7028092
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Publications about Hal Goldman
Publications by Hal Goldman
Publications by Hal Goldman, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Hal Goldman
 
Most widely held works by Hal Goldman
Wisdom of the 90s by George Burns( Book )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 1,084 libraries worldwide
Comedian George Burns writes about what he's learned in life and offers advice full of wit and charm
Wisdom of the 90s by George Burns( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
George shares some insights and anecdotes for the 1990's now that he is in his 90's
The metaphysical needle by Madeline Gleason( Book )
2 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Mother's day ( visu )
2 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
A man sits in a woman statue's lap. An intertitle appears: "Mother was the loveliest woman in the world, and mother wanted everything to be lovely." Mother stands in a room, dressed in a fur coat. There is a closeup of her face. A man holding a ukelele stands outside the house, appearing to court her. The next intertitle appears: "Mother always said she could have her pick." Mother sits at a table with a man. The next cut shows a man standing under her apartment window. Mother looks out the window, a bored expression on her face. Various men try to woo her by bringing presents under her window. She ignores them. The next intertitle: "And she picked father." Adults acting as children play in a yard, suck their thumbs, play with dolls and guns, and swing. They progressively age with each successive sequence: next they are shown as flirting young gentlemen and ladies, then they appear older. An older mother puts on a hat and leaves the house. The "children" play again. Many hats are thrown out a window after one "boy" steals father's beard and tears it up. A man's hat is stuck in a tree; the man uses a stick to get it down, and the hat becomes a woman in the tree. At the end of the film, father's portrait is upside down with closed eyes. Mother appears dressed in father's suit, holding a bridal bouquet
The Jack Benny program ( visu )
2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 2 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
Jack Benny New Year ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 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 ( visu )
2 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 2 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
The Jack Benny program ( visu )
2 editions published between 1957 and 1960 in English and held by 2 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 ( visu )
2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 2 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 & Jayne Mansfield ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 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 hour ( visu )
2 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Jack Benny's entrance takes so long that Bob Hope gets there first. Bob introduces Elke Sommer. Benny's monologue concerns the fact that the show is in color (the stage manager chokes him from time to time to keep his cheeks rosy) and that it is called a special; Benny asserts that it's not a special, it's two half hours put together; a special is when coffee goes from 85 cents to 74 cents. The sketch concerns "elements popular on television today," and parodies The Munsters, Bewitched, The fugitive ("the doctors are after me; I voted for Medicare"), Secret agent, My mother the car, Peyton Place and Hullabaloo. The Beach Boys sing California girls. Jack and Bob drive up in a dune buggy dressed as long-haired surfers. Benny introduces Elke Sommer and goes on and on about her beauty, until she feels compelled to assert that she thinks that her physical appearance is over-emphasized and she thinks the fact she speaks five languages is far more important. She translates a phrase Benny heard over and over in Italy as "how can a man be so cheap?" Benny tells her she has 2 seconds to change costume if she wants to promote her new record album, which she accomplishes thanks to pre-recording. In a song-and-dance number, she sings He's a clown (to Jack) on a Madrid set. Jack's travel agent comes out to discuss his flight on Eastern Airlines in two weeks, mentioning the discount for his wife on the "family plan," and introducing 3 beautiful dumb stewardesses, 3 crew members, 3 chefs and 3 violinists who plan to serve him on the flight. Benny announces he is flying to London for a command performance for Queen Elizabeth, and recalls his previous command performances and previous visits to England. The Beach Boys sing Barbara Ann. In the sketch, Benny visits Walt Disney to ask for 110 free tickets to Disneyland for the people putting on this special. In exchange, Benny says he is going to do an Italian sex film with the Walt Disney approach on his sketch. The sketch follows, a parody of Marriage Italian style, with Elke Sommer playing the governess, Maria Poppini, culminating with a rendition of Mozzarella-provolone-Parmesan-ricotta to the tune of Supercalafragalisticexpialidocious. Disney sends his pet tiger over to get the free tickets back
The Jack Benny program ( visu )
2 editions published between 1960 and 1963 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Jack goes Christmas shopping with Rochester and drives the staff of the department store crazy
The Jack Benny program ( visu )
2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 2 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 & friends ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 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
The Jack Benny program ( visu )
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 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 ( visu )
1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 1 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 ( visu )
1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1 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 ( visu )
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 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 ( visu )
1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1 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
The Jack Benny program ( visu )
1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 1 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
 
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Alternative Names
Goldman, Harold, 1919-2001
Languages
English (34)
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