Posted ByGerry O. on July 16, 2002 at 16:17:12:
In Reply to: Re: Jack Benny ornament posted byLaura Leff on July 16, 2002 at 11:57:19:
: : Every year Carlton Cards & Hallmark has special ornaments for christmas.They've never had a Jack Benny ornament.They aways have someone like laurel & hardy or Charlie Chaplin.This year Carlton has Abbott & costello.Could it have something to do with Jack's estate?.Well maybe next year.
: Could be, as they'd have to license the image from the estate. But if you see a picture of Charlie Chaplin, you know immediately who it is. Same thing with Laurel and Hardy, or the Three Stooges (who I believe were also on ornaments).
: The Benny characters are more subtle, and since their biggest days were on radio...NOT VERY VISUAL.
I don't know about the other Benny show characters, but I think that an ornament of Jack, dressed in a suit, wearing horn-rimmed glasses and playing the violin would be INSTANTLY recognizable....Oh well, at least it would be to US!