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March 20, 2021 9:19 pm  #1

Wayne & Shuster As They Were - In 1947

Maclean's Magazine is offering a glimpse into some past issues for a "limited time." In this very long article from 1947, noted author Trent Frayne profiles Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster, who had just been signed to a summer replacement show on NBC Radio. 

There are a lot of typos and glitches with the story, which likely has more to do with the transfer from old technology than what was printed in the actual magazine. It's an interesting look at the legendary duo long before they became famous down south on Ed Sullivan (in fact, they were the most frequent guest of anyone on the Sullivan show) and years prior to their CBC-TV specials. (There was no TV in Canada at the time this was published and almost none in the States.) 

A blast from the past you rarely get to see these days that certainly evokes a different era in North American entertainment.

Wayne and Shuster, Canada’s top yak merchants, refused to move to the U.S.—so the U.S. moved to Wayne and Shuster


March 20, 2021 11:07 pm  #2

Re: Wayne & Shuster As They Were - In 1947

Since it was March 15th last Monday, this Wayne  and Shuster sketch, never gets tired...

Great work RA 


Last edited by Muffaraw Joe (March 20, 2021 11:08 pm)

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