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Olsen & Johnson

John Sigvard "Ole" Olsen (November 6, 1892 – January 26, 1963) and Harold Ogden "Chic" Johnson (March 5, 1891 – February 26, 1962) were American comedians of vaudeville, radio, the Broadway stage, motion pictures and television. Their shows were noted for their crazy blackout gags and orchestrated mayhem ("anything can happen, and it probably will"). Their most famous concept, Hellzapoppin, has become show-business shorthand for freewheeling, anything-goes comedy; it enjoyed a lengthy run on Broadway and spawned a movie version.

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933

Roles Represented in DAHR: dramatic group

Notes: Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson, comedians.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor LCS-76975 12-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 9/6/1933 Happy days are here again. SW-3 Hilmer V. Swenson Company Talk, with instrumental ensemble and dubbed recordings dramatic group  
Victor LCS-76976 12-in. (33-1/3 rpm) 9/8/1933 Happy days are here again. SW-3 Hilmer V. Swenson Company Talk, with instrumental ensemble and dubbed recordings dramatic group  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Olsen & Johnson," accessed October 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101459.

Olsen & Johnson. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101459.

"Olsen & Johnson." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101459

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