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Season 1 Episode 13

Meet Cyd Charisse

Aired Tuesday 9:30 PM Dec 29, 1959 on NBC
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Meet Cyd Charisse
Musical variety episode starring dancer Cyd Charisse, with guest stars comedienne Eve Arden; dancer James Mitchell; Charisse's husband, singer Tony Martin, and a company of over twenty dancers. Includes Charisse and Mitchell in a dramatic ballet set on the Hong Kong waterfront, involving an ill-fated romance between an Oriental entertainer and a thief; Charisse and Mitchell in a romantic dance story set to Gershwin's Love Walked In; Martin in song and dance numbers with wife Charisse and two featured dancers; and Arden and dancer Ray Kellogg educating coffeehouse beatniks on the dance and music of the flapper generation. Come Away With Me / performed by Cyd Charisse -- Cocktail party/Love Walked In (sketch) / performed by Charisse, James Mitchell, Eve Arden, and dance ensemble -- Tres Chic / performed by Tony Martin, Dana Lorenson, and Diane Frederick -- Baubles, Bangles, and Beads / performed by Charisse and Arden -- For the Very First Time / performed by Charisse and Martin -- Hong Kong Ballet / performed by Charisse, Mitchell, and ensemble -- Coffee house sketch / performed by Arden, Ray Kellogg, and ensemble -- Arrivederci Roma / performed by Martin -- Tropical Rhythms / performed by Charisse and dance ensemble -- The Last Dance / performed by Charisse, Arden, Mitchell, Martin, and ensemble.moreless

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