Greenwood Press 1995
The Magic Key of RCA
at The Museum of Broadcasting, NY, NY
Robert Benchley Special Audition
Audition for CBS radio program.
at MoB, NY, NY
The Undecided Molecule
episode of Columbia Presents
includes Groucho Marx and Vincent Price.
at MoB, NY, NY
(audio rarities LPA 110)
Selections from the radio program?
World of Benchley
(a.k.a Benchley's Best )
Originally Listening Library, LL 3316/17R, LL 3316/17CX (1985)
Cassette Bookshelf Service CB 121Cx
Essays read by Henry Morgan
Introduction by Nathaniel Benchley.
Distributed by Newman Communications.
The Best of Benchley
Caedmon TC 1731, CP 1731 (1983)
Essays read by Bob Elliot. (Bob of Bob & Ray ).
Directed by Ward Botsford.
Program notes by Heywood Hale Broun.
Humor on Wry
Audio Partners (1991)
includes something read by Henry Morgan.
Robert Benchley, a Biography
(McGraw-Hill - 1944 )
Written by Benchley's first son, with an introduction by his longtime friend and playwright Robert Sherwood.
Robert Benchley: His Life and Good Times
(Doubleday - 1970 )
Laughter's Gentle Soul: The Life of Robert Benchley
( Norton - 1997)
This was recently reviewed by John Updike in The New Yorker (April 7, 1997).
"It is less good on the Worcester background than Nathaniel Benchley, and less good on the writing than, in her bouncy way, Rosmond; but Altman is excellent on Hollywood."
(Twayne - 1968)
Discussion of major themes in Benchley's works.
Starring Robert Benchly: Those magnficent Move Shorts
( University of NM Press - 1973 )
Discusses Benchley's film career, concetrating on his shorts. Includes a filmography.
"Mr. B." Or Comforting Thoughts about the Bison,
A Critical Biography of Robert Benchley.
(Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture, number 35)
(Greenwood Press - 1992)
Includes a biography section, noteworthy because of conversations with Marjorie Benchley (Nathaniel's widow, and current 'keeper of the archives'). Also includes annoted bibliography and filmography.
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