The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 11 Episode 7

October 26, 1958: Esther Williams (guest host), Johnny Mathis, Janet Blair

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 26, 1958 on CBS
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October 26, 1958: Esther Williams (guest host), Johnny Mathis, Janet Blair
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Guest host:
--Esther Williams (movie actress) - fills in while Ed is in Alaska filming an upcoming show.
Music:
--Johnny Mathis sings "The Lady Is A Tramp," "Call Me" and "Sweet Lorraine."
--Janet Blair - "Last Night When We Were Young."
--Lisa Kirk - "Anything Goes," "Far Away Places" and "Riviera."
Broadway:
--Imogene Coca, Peggy Wood, and other cast members perform a scene from the Broadway comedy "The Girls In 509" about spinsters holding a man captive.
Comedy:
--Shecky Greene (comedian) - routine includes jokes about Chinese restaurants and night clubs. Then, assisted by Ray Block, plays "Taps."
--Terry Hall and "Lenny the Lion" (British ventriloquist act).
Also appearing:
--Bob Hammond's Birds (trained bird act)
--The Martin Brothers (South American juggling act) - jugglers are assisted by Esther Williams.
--Audience bow: Jacques Tati (French comedian-film maker)
Filmed segment:
--In a scene filmed the previous day, Esther Williams and a team of ladies perform a swimming production number reminiscent of Williams' MGM movies. (Depending upon the source, this swimming segment was either filmed at Queens College or the New York University pool in Manhattan.)

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