The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 10 Episode 13

December 22, 1957: Christmas Show with Frankie Lymon, Rise Stevens, Carol Lawrence

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 22, 1957 on CBS
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December 22, 1957: Christmas Show with Frankie Lymon, Rise Stevens, Carol Lawrence

--Frankie Lymon - "Goody Goody" and "It's Christmas Once Again."
--Carol Lawrence - "The Christmas Song."
--Mary Knoll SeminariansBoys Choir- "Mary Had A Baby."
--Rise Stevens - "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas."
--Rise Stevens, Robert Maxwell, and the Mary Knoll Seminarians - "I Wonder As I Wander."

--Robert Maxwell (harpist) - "White Christmas."
--Joey Alfidi (8-year-old piano player) plays "The Minute Waltz" (while 3 beauty queens look on).

Also appearing:
--William Saroyan (playwright) - recites a Christmas message on the topic of praying.
--Shirley Reid (ventriloquist) - "Santa Claude Is Coming To Town" (doll is shown singing)
--Jill and Dolly Davis (dancers) - tap dance to "It's Beginning To Look A lot Like Christmas."
--Parade Of The Snowmen skate to "Winter Wonderland," followed by skaters doing a flying skating routine to"Sleigh Ride."
--Dancer Pat Kelly (wearing a harness) performs in air above audience, followed by dancers wearing Christmas lights.
--Professional skiers are shown skiing (some falling) down a slope set up on stage: Art Devlin, Art Topo, Norman Cummings, Roy Sherwood, Rudy Maki, Charles Tremblay, Jack Irving, Maynard Dolan, Bern Blikstad.
--The Marionettes of Braunschweig, Germany -Christmas show on the birth of Jesus.
--Audience bow: Wayne Morris

--Filmed segment: The Hollywood premiere of "A Farewell To Arms" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Among the theatergoers are David O. Selznick, Jennifer Jones, Rock Hudson. Tony Martin, Cyd Charisse, Mercedes McCambridge, Dana Wynter, Charles Vidor, Jack La Rue, Paul Douglas & wife, Charlton Heston & wife, Terry Moore, Jerry Wald, and Buddy Adler.


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