Jimmy Durante teamed with Garry Moore in 1943. Durante’s comic chemistry with the young, brushcut Moore brought Durante an even larger audience. “Dat’s my boy dat said dat!” became an instant catchphrase. The duo became one of the nation’s favorites for the rest of the decade. Starring: Jimmy Durante, Garry Moore, Peggy Lee 16 half-hour radio shows with the original commercials for Rexall. Digitally remastered and restored.
His distinctive clipped gravelly speech, comic language butchery, jazz-influenced songs, and large nose helped make him one of America’s most familiar and popular personalities of the 1940s and 50s. His jokes about his nose included referring to it as a “Schnozzola”, and the word became his nickname. The epsiodes in this collection are from the 1947 – 48 season and the storyline revolves around Jimmy running for vice-president. The beautiful Peggy Lee was songstress for the program and played the part of “Hotbreath Hulahan.” He took four weeks off for surgery beginning with the second show in this series and the show was hosted by numerous friends.
Christmas Show (Camel Cigarettes) 12-22-44, Thanksgiving Pilgrim Opera – 11-22-46, Eddie Cantor – 10-8-47, Arthur Treacher Moves In – 10-22-47, Lucille Ball – 10-29-47, Bing Crosby – 11-5-47, Dorothy Lamour – 11-12-47, Victor Moore 11-26-47, Charles Boyer – 12-3-47, Boris Karloff – 12-10-47, Runs for Vice President – 12-17-47, Margaret O’Brien – 12-24-47, Red Skelton – 12-31-47, Bob Hope Subs – 1-7-48, Frank Morgan – 1-14-48, Al Jolson – 1-21-48.