Radio: Wag Bag

Some of radio's oldtimers had no time to think about old times.

Jack Benny headed right back where he started from: vaudeville. But 15 years before the microphone had made the boards seem mighty soft underfoot. When Jack quit the stage in 1931, he was making a mere $1,000 a week. Now he would open on Broadway, at the Roxy, for what looked like the biggest pay ever shelled out for a personal appearance. Variety's guess: $40,000 a week.

Boosted by such guest stars as Bob Hope, Fibber McGee & Molly, Red Skelton—and by the fact that Amos had a kidney operation...

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