Toast of the Town

August 16, 1953

Season 5, Ep 49, Aired 8/16/53
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  • Episode Description
  • Guests: --Frankie Laine - "Hey Joe" & "New Orleans" --Frankie Laine & Jimmy Boyd - "Poor Little Piggy Bank" --Mitch Miller, of Columbia Records, presents Frankie Laine with a Gold Record (one million records sold). --Betty Dodd - "Don't the Moon Look Lonesome" (sings & plays guitar) --Babe, Betty Dodd & Jimmy Boyd - "Little Train A Chuggin'" --Nanci Crompton (ballet dancer) - does a waltz with the Toastettes and a ballet solo. --Gene Nelson (Hollywood dancer) - dances to "St. Louis Blues" in a production number (with ballroom set & extras) --Babe Didrikson Zaharias (female golfer) - does a golf demo, then plays "Begin The Beguine" on harmonica --The Romano Brothers - perform acrobatic stunts & Italian medley --Carl Ballantine (comic magician, aka "The Amazing Mr. Ballantine") - none of his tricks work) --Zippy the Monkey (plays tic tac toe with trainer cleans chalkboard & dances) Audience bows: Jerome Thome & wife; Ward Morehouse (newspaperman); General Brandon Burnsmoreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bern Bennett

    Announcer (1948-1949)

  • Ed Sullivan

    Host

  • Ralph Paul

    Announcer (1964-1971)

  • Art Hannes

    Announcer (1949-1964)

  • Frankie Laine

    himself

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