e.phemera: You Bet Your Life full recording

Here’s a treat for you. It’s the full recording of an episode of You Bet Your Life*, and it’s well worth a watch. Groucho insisted that they do longer recordings of the show so that they could be edited down to the standard half-hour slots. The format also allowed for a simulcast with CBS radio.

The story of how these shows were saved from the garbage heap is fascinating too, and can be read here.


* According to @SquidyUK, this is actually a pilot recording that never aired. They simply filmed the radio show to test if it worked visually.

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