As a one-time contributor to “The Fred Allen Show,” I was intrigued by Neil Grauer’s “Forgotten Laughter: The Fred Allen Story” (February issue). One of my proudest accomplishments was the acceptance and broadcast of a complete script for “Allen’s Alley.”
Your readers may be interested in this typical excerpt from a letter written to me by Allen in 1946 (all in lower case, of course):
“we try to do good programs but the network censorship and policy rulings prohibit us from using political or important items as grist for our fun mill.
“radio has been active for over twenty-five years, it is still in its infancy, radio is the only mongoloid industry in the world.”