Glenn Miller’s biggest fan Dennis M. Spragg writes;
“A restored and digitized recording of “G. I. Journal” episode 42, featuring Bob Hope, will air on the Glenn Miller Archive “Star Spangled Radio Hour”, our Glenn Miller Archive radio program which airs every Saturday at 6:00 p.m. MDT (GMT-6) on KEZW, AM 1430 and FM HD 101.1, and streaming on the internet at www.kezw.com or www.studio1430.com.
The Bob Hope AFRS program is airing this week to recognize the passing last week of Dolores Hope at the request of Rick Crandall. The G. I. Journal episode also stars Betty Grable and includes music by the Glenn Miller AAF Orchestra. Hope is especially funny on this program, which also features Jerry Colonna, Mel Blanc, Ransom Sherman and Arthur Q. Bryan. Grable is also in prime form and shows a great self-depreciating sense of humor.
Hope’s performance is proof that AFRS could get away with copy that could never get past the network censors. His service audience overseas naturally ate it up. The restoration was engineered by David Bennett and it is part of the GMA Christopher Way Collection. Read about Hope’s sexual exploits by CLICKING HERE.
Airing along with the G. I. Journal episode, we will be airing the November 20, 1943 OWI “Uncle Sam Presents” program which was recorded at NBC. What else? Captain Miller and his men appear in the first program courtesy of NBC splicing “I Sustain the Wings” recordings from NBC New York into the NBC Hollywood production, so it seemed natural to have them continue the show. This is a previously unissued recording featuring four “new” performances of tunes and the “ride-out” tune which may be of interest. This one needs some more work to correct flaws apparent on the tape.”
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Thank you Dennis.
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