My Friend Irma

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My Friend Irma was a situation comedy that was so popular that it inspired movies, comic books, and a television program. Marie Wilson was the star of the series in all of its media formats. The series was created by Cy Howard, a writer for Jack Benny. Irma was a pretty and clueless office worker and stenographer attempting to make it on her own in New York with her friend Jane (played by Cathy Lewis and later by Mary Shipp). Each show started with Jane explaining the trouble that Irma had just gotten into that week. * * * These recordings are part of the Joe Hehn Memorial Collection. Mr. Hehn (1931-2020) was a pioneering collector of radio recordings when the hobby emerged in the 1960s. Digitizing his collection of reel tapes and discs is the effort of a wide range of North American volunteers, and includes assistance of some international collectors. The groups supporting this effort with their funds, time, technology and skills are the Old Time Radio Researchers and a small group of transcription disc preservationists who refer to themselves as the "The Knights of the Turning Table."

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.