How To Repair A Living Room (Aired October 23, 1953)
Phil Harris was on the Jack Benny Show since 1934, playing the jive-talking hipster bandleader of questionable repute. His band members were hep in the sarcastic, fast-talking department, too. So when Phil Harris (in real life) married the glamorous and talented movie star Alice Faye, it seemed more like a match made in Hollywood than in Heaven. They knew each other from the old days of the Rudy Vallee Show, and were both radio veterans when they decided, in the Benny tradition, to work together professionally, using their own show-biz personnas. Hey, Ozzie and Harriett had done well with it! This show isn't like Ozzie and Harriett. Beside fame and glamour, Phil and Alice had two big things in their life, their lovely daughters. Jeanine Roose played Alice Jr. and Anne Whitfield was little Phyllis.
October 23, 1953. NBC network. Sponsored by: RCA Victor (the first RCA commercial is not included). Unedited tape or a rehearsal recording, recorded October 3, 1953. "How To Repair A Living Room,"
or "There'll Be Lots Of Sand For The Concrete Mother, I'm Coming Home With A Load." Phil and Elliott decide to straighten the foundation of Phil's house, they then decide to apply the wallpaper. The program is preceded by an audience warm-up by Bill Forman (briefly) and Phil Harris who jokes with the audience for about ten minutes. Phil Harris, Alice Faye, Walter Tetley, Elliott Lewis, Ray Singer (writer), Dick Chevillat (writer), Edward James (writer), John Hubbard, Jeanine Roos, Anne Whitfield, Walter Scharf and His Orchestra, Bill Forman (announcer), Hy Averback, Alvino Rey (guitar), Red Nichols (cornet), The Sportsmen. 40:20. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.