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Thursday, October 27, 2011

JOAN DAVIS WAS CALLED "THE QUEEN OF COMEDY" IN 1940s RADIO

DISCOVERING OUR VALLEY     2011

With Kay Kyser and Mischa Auer, the great radio comic Joan Davis starred in RKO's film "Around the World" in 1943.  Comedy was exceedingly important to an America at war, and Joan Davis was much loved.
Joan Davis, radio and film star, 1943. "Around The World" - Photograph in the Putney Collection - Bird Wonderland Archive - The Museum of the San Fernando Valley 2011. The wonderful cockatoo, "Cockie" was a film star in his own right. He was part of the Bird Wonderland collection, and lived to be 75 years old.
Kay Kyser, a big band leader of his time, was called "The Old Professor of Swing."

1 comment:

Scott Mumford said...

Isn't this the Joan of "I Married Joan"?

One of my favorite TV shows as a young Boomer...