Posted ByMichael on January 18, 2004 at 22:22:01:
In Reply to: Re: Jack Benny's violin posted byLL on January 18, 2004 at 18:17:49:
: : I am wondering where is Jack's Violin Now? Is it still in the possession of his descendents or is it somewhere else?
: Jack donated the two violins he had at the time of his death (the Stradivarius and the Pressenda) to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. I had some contact with them during the setup of 39 Forever and was trying to find out the right person to talk with about what happened to them, but was too busy with the 39F arrangements and never followed through. Gotta do that some time...
You know, I'm rather surprised that neither of them have wound up in the Smithsonian... I mean if it's a good enough place for Charlie McCarthy and all.......... :-)