A Jack Haley Christmas
Another in our series of Christmas themed old time show biz posts…
Nowadays we tend to remember Jack Haley primarily as the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz, but Haley was in a ton of other movies as well, and he hosted his own shows on radio for years. Wonder Bread was one of his primary sponsors on radio. Here is his Christmas episode from the Wonder Show from 1938. For more info on Jack Haley and his stage background go here.
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