From the 1940's through the 1960's, many singers, Jill among them, contributed
their talents to a variety of radio programs sponsored by various governmental
agencies promoting civil defense, the National Guard or the sale of United
States savings bonds. In 1956, the twenty-one-year-old Jill also
made a series of fifteen minute television programs for those same
sponsoring agencies. Each program was devoted to the music of single
famous song writer of the day, among them Harold Arlen, Cole Porter and
By choosing one of the options presented below you can view actual excerpts
from some of these programs. Those with higher speed cable or DSL
internet service can see larger, higher quality video captured from the
original 1956 films distributed to individual television stations around
the country for broadcast.
We are deeply indebted to devoted Jill Corey fan Mr. John Greenstreet of
Baltimore, Maryland for his talent and expertise in preparing these videos.
You can read Mr. Greenstreet's story of his own introduction to Jill and
her many talents on our Reflections