Benny, Jack. (1894-1974) [Stern, Isaac. (1920–2001)] [Borge, Victor. (1909–2000)] [Davis Jr., Sammy. (1925–1990)]
Four Original Photographs, including with Isaac Stern, Sammy Davis and Victor Borge
Four original press photographs of the great entertainer, as follows:
Photograph of the great entertainer and violinist, dressed as Tarzan and playing a rustic violin on a 1962 episode of "The Jack Benny Program." Carol Burnett appeared in the episode as Jane to Benny's Tarzan. Slight creases and cropping marks to the edges; overall in very fine condition. 17.9 x 23.1 cm; 8 x 10 inches.
Playing the violin in concert dress, with Isaac Stern visible in the background. Slight nicks to edges; overall in very fine condition. 17.8 x 23.1 cm; 8 x 10 inches.
1961 photograph of the two great musical comedians, Benny playing the violin with Victor Borge seated at the piano, making a disgusted face. The press caption on the verso from CBS, dated September 8, 1961, announces "Victor Borge's 20th Anniversary Show" and "Carnegie Hall Salutes Jack Benny." Very slight creasing to the lower left corner; otherwise in very fine condition. 17.7 x 23.1 cm; 8 x 10 inches.
1968 photograph showing the two great entertainers on stage, Benny playing the violin and Sammy Davis Jr. tap-dancing. Davis appeared at the Hollywood Palace with Liza Minelli and other guests in a show hosted by Benny in January 1968. Very slight creases and nicks; overall a crisp image in very fine condition. 18 x 23.4 cm; 8 x 10 inches.
The American comedian, vaudevillian, radio, television and film actor, and violinist Jack Benny is recognized as a leading 20th-century American entertainer, often portraying his character as a miser, playing his violin badly, and claiming to be 39 years of age, regardless of his actual age. Known for his comic timing and the ability to cause laughter with a pregnant pause or a single expression, such as his signature exasperated "Well!", his radio and television programs, popular from 1932 until his death in 1974, were a major influence on the sitcom genre.
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