A Tribute to Glenn Miller

As discussed in Jimmy Stewart on the Air, Jack Cullen had a show on CKNW, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, called Sunday Special. The show was 90-minutes in length. On one Sunday in 1971, he dedicated the entire program to Glenn Miller. He played lots of Miller music and talked with people who had been involved with Miller and music in general. Stewart and June Allyson, who starred in The Glenn Miller Story, were both interviewed. Also heard on the show were Ben Pollack, Frank Sinatra, Ray Eberle, Cleveland Amory, Dave Garroway, Hal Dickinson and Paula Kelly of the Modernaires, Benny Goodman and Guy Lombardo.

In the Stewart segment, he first talks about the ad-lib jam session featuring Louis Armstrong from The Glenn Miller Story. Then Cullen explains that he had interviewed Jimmy in August of 1953 at the Hotel Vancouver and he plays the part of that interview where they talk about The Glenn Miller Story. Unfortunately, when they begin talking about other subjects, Cullen ended the transcription playback before the entire interview was completed. If the remainder of that interview still exists, we have not been able to locate a copy of it.

We’ve included the entire program in seven segments. If you only want to hear the Jimmy Stewart interviews, listen to segments #5.

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