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.
|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|
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.
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