Monday, 11 January 2010

Jack Benny in Casablanca - continued...

Chicago Sun, February 21, 1943, p. 32, c. 2:
Jack Benny Background for Bogart

Jack Benny is in Chicago and he will do his broadcast tonight from a local studio. He is also to be seen, unheralded, in the picture "Casablanca" which has been moved to the Garrick Theater for a third week’s run in the Loop.

Benny went stage-hopping at the Burbank studio recently and visited the "Casablanca" set at the time Michael Curtiz was directing a café scene featuring Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart. There were about 50 extras seated at the small tables and a number of waiters scurrying about.

There’s where you’ll see Benny, among the waiters. He borrowed a white coat from one of them and appears in the background all during the scene.


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