IJBFC Video Library

After decades of requests, the IJBFC has a video library.  Jack Benny's work in television and movies has often been extremely elusive, and we hope to be able to make this material more readily available for our members to discover and enjoy.  We offer a variety of Jack Benny titles, and are continuously expanding our listing through the help of the IJBFC membership. 

These titles are available on DVD only. 

Apologies to people who only have tape capabilities, but the cost of high-speed video duplicating equipment is beyond the finances of the IJBFC (and getting speedily antiquated).  But you can get a DVD player for under $50 now, and enjoy Benny titles and lots more.

NOTE:  These materials are released for educational or research purposes ONLY according to Title 17 of the U.S. Copyright code.  They may not be used for resale, publication, production or public display.

How do I order?

Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing (sorry folks...I'm one person with one DVD burner)

IJBFC Video Library Holdings

Movies

Television programs

Note:  Programs with a number in parentheses by the date are part of special collections and cannot be combined with other programs.

Programs with (A) in parentheses by the date are sourced from the Jack Benny Collection, Boxes 1-3, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.  These may be ordered individually and/or combined with other programs.

Specials

All the specials listed below are professional transfers direct from the original color master tapes.  Better quality cannot be found anywhere!  These are provided with the permission of the Jack Benny Estate, who owns the copyrights to these programs.

Due to the professional grade of the transfer, an hour show occupies more than the usual space on a DVD.  Please see the individual show for an estimate of how much DVD space each show requires.

"But I want them all...do I have to only order five at a time?"  Sure, you can order all of these at the same time.  Just be nice and know that this takes up a good chunk of my time to copy them individually, so please send a reasonable donation with your request (a few people requesting enormous orders and sending no donation at all was why we originally created the limit).  Thanks! 

Other items

Shower of Stars with (A) in parentheses by the date are sourced from the Jack Benny Collection, Boxes 123-124, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

We will be providing additional titles in the coming months, so please recheck this page for updates.

NOTE:  These materials are released for educational or research purposes ONLY according to Title 17 of the U.S. Copyright code.  They may not be used for resale, publication, production or public display.

How do I know how many DVDs to send?

We will try to combine as many titles as possible on a single DVD for you, which can hold 2 hours of material. However, titles cannot be broken across DVDs.  (Note:  Many television programs are part of special collections and cannot be combined with other programs.) Here are some examples of calculating the proper number of DVDs:

If you are not sure how many DVDs to send, E-mail your want list to president@jackbenny.org with the subject line of "How many DVDs?"