Posts Tagged ‘Classic Television’

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Graduation from Radio to TV

February 6, 2011

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Oddly enough, the versitility of their acts allowed Burns and Allen to mold to any medium. Moving from the stage to the radio did not phase them one bit.

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Ad-Lib

January 31, 2011

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In their debut episode on television, George explained their roles for those who may not have seen them before. He explained that he is the “straight man” whose job is to ask the question to which the commedianne hilariously responds. Then it is his job to pause…George’s true gift.

In this picture, George demonstrates on of his “ad-libs.”

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Television-Era Portrait

January 16, 2011

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Following Instructions

January 13, 2011

Gracie: You can’t eat these peaches, it’s twelve o’clock!

Harry Morton: What has that got to do with it?

Gracie: It says right here: should serve from two to four.

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TV Guide Has Me on the Cover

November 5, 2010

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In Jail

October 18, 2010

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A couple of images from another hilarious episode of the George Burns and Gracie Allen Show. It appears that George, Harry Morton, and Harry VonZell have been arrested… and I wonder if Gracie had anything to do with it?

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Kissing… :-X

October 5, 2010

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A rare shot of the Burns couple kissing.  This is a still from an episode, “The Beverly Hills Uplift Society.” The club of women are out of money and cannot pay rent on their club room.  George loans them money and the women pay him back… “at a dollar a kiss.”