Radio: Rudy's Girl

What Rudy Vallee needed was a big-nosed redhead who could take a verbal pratfall. A year ago, when his music & gag show started skidding badly, Rudy got the girl. Comedienne Joan Davis accepted a two-week guest spot on Rudy's program.

Joan stayed on as a regular.

Presently the Vallee show (NBC, Thursdays, 10 p.m. E.W.T.) began revolving almost entirely around thin (118 lb.), good-looking (except for the nose), redheaded Joan. Simulated muscle woman, wrestler and weight lifter, irrepressible Joan took the toughest punishment and bobbed up for more.

Once, while playing a jealous...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!