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GI Journal

“GI Journal” was popular comedy program produced by the AFRS, Armed Forces Radio Service. The AFRS, as the name would imply, produced much-needed entertainment for servicemen and women. “GI Journal” featured, a “guest editor” or guest host each week. It was a variety show, with guest editors such as Frank Sinatra, Groucho Marx, Bob Hope, and our protagonist, Welles. His turn came on 12-15-44, and in his episode he exchanged bawdy jokes with the fetching Faye Mackenzie, who managed to be beautiful even on the radio. On 6-15-45, he made his second and last appearance, with others on the show including Fred Waring and Kate Smith. He collaborated with Smith in a sketch in which he played a French perfume salesman.