Radio: Jell-O's Dollface

Aside from Franklin Roosevelt—who is rated an amateur—smooth-tongued, silver-haired, 46-year-old Funnyman Jack Benny is the biggest voice in radio. With a Crossley (Cooperative Analysis of Broadcasting) rating of 42.4, an estimated audience of 11,000,000 families, he is so important to General Foods, his sponsor, that the company devotes more than three-quarters of its advertising appropriation for Jell-O to his show. Just what it costs to ballyhoo Jell-O is something General Foods keeps under its hat. But no secret is the staggering gross that Benny will rake in this year for 35 half-hour appearances...

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