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Fein, Irving 1911-2012

Overview
Works: 134 works in 148 publications in 1 language and 1,421 library holdings
Genres: Humor  Thrillers (Radio programs)  Drama  Radio comedies  Biography  Caricatures and cartoons  Radio programs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN2287.B4325, B
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Irving Fein
Publications by Irving Fein
Publications by Irving Fein, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Irving Fein
Jack Benny : an intimate biography by Irving Fein( Book )
9 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 1,166 libraries worldwide
The best of old time radio starring Jack Benny ( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Performances by Jack Benny on several different radio shows
An audio-biography of The Jack Benny program by Jack Benny( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 5 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
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
The Jack Benny program ( visu )
2 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The show opens with the audience in line to see the show comparing notes on how they got their tickets. Jack's monologue is about his trip to Australia. He introduces Australian singer Lorrae Desmond, who sings Wouldn't it be loverly. Jack and Lorrae compare the U.S. and Australia. Don asks Lorrae whether you lose or gain a day when you cross the international date line on the way to Australia; he is concerned because he doesn't want to miss a One-a-Day Vitamin. Lorrae asks how Jack first got the idea of using the Marquis Chimps on his show. In the sketch, Jack remembers the first visit he paid Detroy after seeing the act in Las Vegas
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
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 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 )
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Jack goes to a nightclub. The Sportsmen Quartet sing 'When my sugar walks down the street.' The next act is a hypnotist; the hypnotist makes a pretty girl from the audience think a middle-aged man from the audience is Tony Curtis, then makes the man think he is Fred Astaire; Jack scoffs, so the hypnotist suggests that when he leaves the stage he will think he is Diamond Jim Brady, 'the world's greatest spendthrift.' When Jack comes back angry about the results, the hypnotist makes him think he is Bob Hope
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 1961 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
In the opening segment, Jack practices his lines on the bus on the way to the rehearsal for his show. While Don and the director are waiting for Jack to arrive, Jane Morgan sings The Second time around. When Jack arrives, he flirts with Jane, then invites her to lunch. Don does the Lipton Tea commercial with a parrot that does so well Jack fires Don. Jack takes Jane to lunch at a cafeteria. He and Jane rehearse their lines for a skit about a fight between a husband and a wife; everyone in the cafeteria takes sides, and a brawl ensues
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 1964 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
In the sketch, Don has arranged for Harlow to take the sponsor's daughter on a date. Unfortunately, Harlow has never been on a date before
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 1960 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Jack takes his girlfriend Mildred to a violin concert, even though she would prefer to go to the fights. Jack spots the Stewarts in the audience and tries to get their attention by tossing peanuts at them, eventually driving them out. When Mildred turns on her transistor radio to listen to the fight, the entire audience leaves
The Jack Benny program ( visu )
1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Don, Carol and Jack make their entrance jumping through large doorways covered with paper; Jack can't break through and Carol has to do it for him. Jack and Carol talk about her desire to become a director, and she makes some suggestions about his show. She sings 'Sweet Georgia Brown.' In the sketch, Jack, Don and Carol play riverboat card sharks out to cheat each other
The Jack Benny program ( visu )
1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Because Jack is late so often, Frederick de Cordova and Don are rehearsing with Jack's stand-in, Charlie, who looks nothing like him. When Jack finally arrives, the stand-in criticizes Jack's entrance. The rehearsal is interrupted by a phone call from Rochester who announces that the Maxwell has been stolen. Don rehearses the Lipton Flow-Through Teabag commercial with Charlie. At the Beverly Hills Police Station, Jack is reminded of the sumptuousness and refinement of the station. Rochester is interrogated. Eventually the car is found; it has been returned to Jack's house by the thieves. Remake of skit originally done Nov. 18, 1956
The Jack Benny program ( visu )
1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Jack hosts amateur talent contest with a barefoot tap dancer, an acrobat and his dog, a drunk acrobat, and a Mexican musical group led by Mel Blanc. Benny and Jessel do a skit
The Jack Benny program ( visu )
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Dennis comes on in squeaky shoes and sings 'It's almost like being in love.' In the sketch, Jack plays an N.Y.P.D. police detective trying to get a confession from a gangster
 
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Alternative Names
Fein, Irving A. 1911-
Fein, Irving A. 1911-2012
Irving Fein American producer
Irving Fein Amerikaans filmproducent (1911-2012)
Irving Fein produttore cinematografico statunitense
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