Dave’s Gone By #323 (12/31/09): THE MARSHALL PLAN


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host: Dave Lefkowitz
guests: Marshall Efron (“Marshall Efron’s Illustrated, Simplified and Painless Sunday School,” “The Smurfs”) & Alfa-Betty Olsen (“The Producers”)

Featuring: Dave chats with comic performer Marshall Efron and his long-time writing partner, Alfa-Betty Olsen.  Plus: the satirical News Gone By.

00:00:01  DAVE GOES IN
00:03:00  NEWS GONE BY
00:22:00  GUESTS: Marshall Efron and Alfa-Betty Olsen
01:15:00  DAVE GOES OUT

Dec. 31, 2009 Playlist: “Ding Dong Ding Dong” (George Harrison).

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(pictured: Marshall Efron, Alfa-Betty Olsen, Arnold Stang, The Producers.)

Dave’s Gone By Interview (12/9/09) – GERALD NACHMAN


a1Dave Lefkowitz interviews author and journalist Gerald Nachman

This interview originally aired Dec. 9, 2009 as part of the “Dave’s Gone By” radio program hosted by Dave Lefkowitz.

Topics include: Ed Sullivan, comedians, newspaper journalism.

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Dave’s Gone By #322 (12/9/09): EINE KLEINE NACHMAN


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host: Dave Lefkowitz
guest: Gerald Nachman (“Right Here on Our Stage Tonight: Ed Sullivan’s America,” “Seriously Funny”)

Featuring: Media critic and former newspaper columnist Gerald Nachman visits to discuss his new book about Ed Sullivan and his previous books about stand-up comedy and old-time radio. Plus: Liam Clancy remembered.

00:00:01  DAVE GOES IN
00:09:00  GUEST: Gerald Nachman
00:53:00  DAVE SAYS BYE to Liam Clancy
01:11:00  DAVE GOES OUT

Dec. 9, 2009 Playlist: “Ed Sullivan” and spoken excerpts (“The Sullivan Years: Best of Broadway, Vol 1 & 2”), “The Patriot Game,” “The Wild Colonial Boy” & “The Final Trawl” (The Clancy Brothers).
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(pictured: Gerald Nachman and his book; The Clancy Brothers.