Jack Benny

Jack Beny Statue

Statue by L. Noble, photo by Jerrold Foutz

I parked my bike in front of the famous Sunset Strip apartment building, threw the saddle bags with the Hollywood Citizen-News around my neck and headed for the elevator. In 1944 I was a 14 year old paper boy and Jack Benny was the most famous customer on my route. He lived on a higher floor of the apartment building and I would deliver his paper first.

As requested, I fully inserted it under the door so it did not show.
Jack Benny lived in Beverly Hills but maintained an apartment on Sunset Blvd to be nearer the NBC studio where he broadcast his show — and I was his paper boy!

I never expected to see Jack Benny when delivering papers — but collecting payment each month always raised my expectations.
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