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In the Corner with Dan Hughes

Jan 22, 2015

An Irishman playing an Italian?  Somehow it worked.  Luigi Basco, newly arrived in Chicago from the Old Country, writes a letter each week to his mother back home in Ireland.  And each episode of Life With Luigi is the story told in Luigi's letter.

J. Carroll Naish was Luigi, and Alan Reed (TV's Fred Flintstone) was Luigi's friend Pasquale. 

The show touched a tender spot in many Americans, and it aired from 1948 to 1953.

This episode, Luigi's First Date with an American Girl, first aired on January 9, 1949.