Toast of the Town

January 30, 1955: A Cavalcade of Radio

Season 7, Ep 21, Aired 1/30/55
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  • Episode Description
  • "A Cavalcade of Radio, 1920 - 1955," broadcast from New York City and Hollywood. Stars of radio's Golden Age recreate past radio programs and historic radio moments. Music: --Rudy Vallee sings "My Time Is Your Time," "I'm Just a Vagabond Lover" and the "Maine Stein Song."--Paul Whiteman's Orchestra, with pianist Vincent Lopez, perform "Nola."--The Pickens Sisters sing a medley of their greatest hits.--Radio soap opera stars sing "Happy Birthday."Comedy:--In Hollywood, Jack Benny tells a few jokes, then is joined by George Burns. --Eve Arden and Gale Gordon do an "Our Miss Brooks" radio sketch. --Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy (ventriloquist act)Also appearing: --Edward R. Murrow recalls famous moments in radio news. --Radio veterans Norman Brokenshire, David Ross, H.V. Kaltenborn, and Milton Cross remember their biggest on-air blunders. --Harry Von Zell repeats his famous 1931 flub when he referred to President Herbert Hoover as "Hoobert Heever."--Audience bows (in Hollywood, introduced by Harry Von Zell): Ed Wynn, Bob "Bazooka" Burns, Jean Hersholt, Ken Murray and Art Linkletter. --Cameos: Don McNeill, Jack Bailey and Rubinoff.--Audience bows: Jimmy Wallingford, J. Carroll Naish, Hal Peary (the original "Gildersleeve"), George Givot, John Gambling, and Peter Potter. --Audience bow: Ben Gross, author of "I Looked and I Listened," a book which gave Ed Sullivan the idea for this episode. Finale: --Paul Whiteman leads his orchestra on "When Day Is Done."moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bern Bennett

    Announcer (1948-1949)

  • Ed Sullivan

    Host

  • Ralph Paul

    Announcer (1964-1971)

  • Art Hannes

    Announcer (1949-1964)

  • Harry Von Zell

    Himself (Los Angeles host)

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