Toast of the Town

January 20, 1952: New York Critics Awards of 1951

Season 4, Ep 20, Aired 1/20/52
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  • Episode Description
  • New York Critics Awards of 1951 --Ed Announces the names in the Annual N.Y. Film Critics Awards. Ed talks about the Italian film "Miracle In Milan" followed by a clip from that movie with people flying away on brooms. --Ed introduces Bosley Crowther of the N.Y. Times, the head of the N.Y. Film Critics presenting award. --On film: a clip from "Bright Victory" with Arthur Kennedy. Guests: --Mahalia Jackson (Gospel singer) - "These Are They" --Ed introduces dancers Elaine Dunn, Danny Scholl, Helen Wood and Hal Leroy, who dance to George Gershwin's "I Got Rhythm" & "S'wonderful" --Phil Spitalny & the Hour Of Charm Orchestra (aka Phil Spitalny and His All-Girl Orchestra) - "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" (all female orchestra & chorus) and "You and the Night and the Music" (2nd song features a couple dancing) --John Tio's Talking Parrot (trained animal act) - parrot does imitations: train, kiss, opening bottle pop, Bing Crosby, Jimmy Durante. --Audience Bows: Paul Henri, Pat Malurky (Maid of Cotton) Scheduled guests (not mentioned on episode transcript): --Kirkwood and Goodman (comedy team) --The LeRoy Brothers (puppeteers) --Also, the Kay Francis tribute, with photo highlights, was cancelled.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bern Bennett

    Announcer (1948-1949)

  • Ed Sullivan

    Host

  • Ralph Paul

    Announcer (1964-1971)

  • Art Hannes

    Announcer (1949-1964)

  • Danny Scholl

    Himself

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