The Big Show

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The Big Show, Volume 1 Inhaltsangabe

The Big Show presented a weekly mixture of comedy, drama, and music from such guest stars as Jimmy Durante, Ethel Merman, Danny Thomas, Groucho Marx, Fanny Brice, Bob Hope, Eddie Cantor, Rudy Vallee, Judy Garland, and Fred Allen - the latter graduating to semiregular/contributing writer status. In fact each program found the guests introducing themselves by name, the introductions completed with a husky voice intoning, "...and my name, dahlings, is Tallulah Bankhead".
Bankhead, a celebrated stage veteran renowned for her work in plays like The Little Foxes and The Skin of Our Teeth, served as the show's mistress of ceremonies - proving to be both an apt foil for the program's guests and a self-deprecating good sport for an endless series of "rivalry with Bette Davis" jokes. In explaining her motivation for agreeing to host a weekly radio series, she told Newsweek Magazine, "I have to live in the style, dahling, to which I'm really accustomed."
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