This publicity 8×10 of radio comedian Fred Allen suits him perfectly. His funny, even silly, dialogues provided a sharp wit for audiences and brought him more censorship than any other broadcaster of his day. His show “Allen’s Alley” was the most popular of all his radio endeavors, after a long career in vaudeville, theater, and finally broadcasting. At the time this photograph was created Allen was working for CBS on a show called the “Texaco Star Theater.” That gives the photo a date between 1940 and 1942.
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