The Ed Sullivan Show - Season 10

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Episode Guide

  • December 1, 1957: Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Sam Cooke, Bobby Helms
    Music:
    --Buddy Holly and the Crickets - "That'll Be the Day" and "Peggy Sue."
    --Sam Cooke sings "You Send Me" and "For Sentimental Reasons."
    --The Rays - "Silhouettes."
    --Bobby Helms - "My Special Angel."
    --Polly Bergen sings "Mean To Me" and "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes."
    --Ray McKinley & the Glenn Miller Orchestra (with guest singers) - perform a medley (please see Recap for songs).
    Comedy:
    --Jean Carroll (comedian)
    Dance:
    --Martha Ann Bentley (ballerina, dressed as a jockey)
    --Tony And Sally Demarco - couple dances to "White Christmas."
    Also appearing:
    --Douglas Fairbanks (actor) - appears in a comedy sketch and, later in show, recites the Rudyard Kipling poem "If."
    --The Colliers All American Football Team (General Mills) - Ed Sullivan introduces the individual players (see Recap) and coach Lefty James.
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  • November 3, 1957: Sam Cooke, Jimmie Rodgers, Paul Anka, The Sparkletones

    Music:
    --Sam Cooke - "You Send Me" (excerpt performed at end of show).
    --Paul Anka - "Diana."
    --Jimmie Rodgers - "Honeycomb" and "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine."
    --Joe Bennett & the Sparkletones - "Black Slacks."
    --Patachou - "Paris Looks at Herself" and "Jambes Roses."
    Alberghetti Sisters segment:
    --Anna Marie Alberghetti sings "Fa La Nana Bambin"."
    --The Alberghetti Sisters (Anna Maria & Carla) - "Mutual Admiration Society" duet.
    --Carla Alberghetti (Anna Maria's sister) sings "Mi Amore Sorento" (an Italian folk song) and "Fascination."
    --Mrs. Alberghetti (mother of the Alberghetti Sisters) - performs a piano solo.
    Comedy:
    --Arthur Worsley (British ventriloquist) - the puppet does all the talking.
    --Sue Carson (comedian-impressionist) - imitates teenagers and, using a Brooklyn accent, sings a novelty song.
    Also appearing:
    --Joy Kay & Co. (slapstick "golliwog" act) - Man's body is shoved into trunk, comes out as woman in bathing suit.
    --The Latinos (Three Italian dancers)
    --The Dancers Of Bali (ethnic dance and costumes) perform "The Monkey Dance."

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  • February 16, 1958
    February 16, 1958
    Episode 21
    2/16/58
    9.9

    Scheduled guests:
    --Vic Damone sings "Gigi" and "Gift of Love."
    --The Four Esquires (vocal quartet) - "Up Above My Head."
    --The Little Gaelic Singers (from Ireland)
    --Toni Dalli (singer from Italy) - "Just Say I Love Her."
    --Davis and Reese (comedy team)
    --Willie, West and McGinty (vaudeville comedians, doing a "House-building" sketch).
    --George Carl (pantomime artist).
    --Richiardi (illusionist-magician from Spain)
    --The Three Szekelys (a "hand-balancing" act)
    --On film: Anna Magnani takes Ed on a tour of Rome.
    --Audience bows: Anthony Franciosa and Anthony Quinn, actors who appear with Magnani in the movie "Wild Is the Wind."

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  • March 23, 1958: Rodgers & Hammerstein, Bert Lahr, The Rays, Four Preps, Roberta Peters

    Music:
    --The Four Preps (vocal quartet) sing "26 Miles (Santa Catalina)."
    --The Rays (vocal group) sing "The Man Above."
    --Michael Hale (nightclub singer) - "Luck Be A Lady Tonight."
    --Roberta Peters (coloratura soprano) - "The Shadow Song."

    Rodgers and Hammerstein segments:
    --Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II appear on stage with Ed.
    --On film: The NYC premiere of the movie "South Pacific." Among the celebrities arriving for the premiere: Mitzi Gaynor and her husband Jack Bean, Admiral William "Bull" Halsey, actor Rossano Brazzi, actors John Kerr and France Nuyen, actress Maureen O'Hara, Denise Darcel, Juanita Hall, Maurice "Buddy" Adler ("South Pacific" film producer) and his wife Anita Louise.
    --Ed Sullivan talks with Rodgers and Hammerstein about the song "The Surrey With The Fringe On Top" followed by Rodgers playing a few notes from "Surrey…" on piano.
    --Roberta Peters sings "Younger Then Springtime" accompanied by Richard Rodgers playing the piano.
    --Audience bows: Dorothy Rodgers (Mrs. Richard Rodgers) and Dorothy Hammerstein (Mrs. Oscar Hammerstein II).

    Comedy:
    --Bert Lahr (comedian) - does a baseball sketch with sportscaster David Burns.
    --Dickie Henderson (British singing comedian)
    --Wally Griffith (comedian)
    --Carol Haney and Peter Gennaro (dancers/choreographers) - dance to two Danny Kaye records.
    Also appearing:
    --The Marquis Chimps (trained animal act)
    --Audience bows: Torakichi Nakamura and Koichi Ono (Japanese golfers)
    --Audience bow: Frank Pace (former US Secretary Of War)
    --Audience bows: Herb Graffis? (of the Chicago Sun-Times) and Charles Silvia (Springfield College swimming coach).

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  • January 19, 1958
    January 19, 1958
    Episode 17
    1/19/58
    9.2

    Music:
    --The Kirby Stone Quartet - "It's A Really Big Show" (performed with Ed Sullivan at opening of show)
    --The Kirby Stone Quartet - "S'wonderful" (comic version about two snakes.)
    --Dario Cassini (operatic tenor) - "Could My Heart Still Be Beating?"
    --Valerie Clark - "You're The Greatest."
    --The Coquettes (vocal and instrumental quartet) - "Yacca Do Ray Do Ray."
    --Julie Wilson - "I've Got To Sing" and "All The Way."
    Comedy:
    --Clifford Guest (ventriloquist) - Dummy trapped in suitcase bit. Clifford Guest re-appears later in show pretending to hold a baby in his arms, making crying noises, belches.
    Also appearing:
    --Filmed segment: In Rome, Mario Lanza talks to Ed about the film "7 Hills of Rome." This is followed by a clip of Lanza singing "Arrivaderci Roma."
    --Marisa Allasio (Italian actress from "7 Hills of Rome") - appears on stage with Ed.
    --Ballet De Florence & Frederick (3 men and woman dance troupe) - ballet dance. Later in show, wearing primitive costumes, do a "voodoo dance" where natives sacrifice a maiden.
    --Harrison and Kossi (ice skaters) - skate to "Midnight In Paris." Also, re-appear later in show.
    --See Hee Family - (family from Formosa, plate spinners) - family spins plates on poles. man spinning plates bends backwards, picks up glass in mouth.
    --Diro Brothers (two jugglers) - spin and balance sticks, juggle, and spin hats with sticks.
    --Audience bows: Jimmy Fow (Philadelphia Athletics ball player); Georges Cotari (French actor); Helen Gallagher (actress); Robert Strauss (from "Stalag 17"); Richard Nay ("Stalag 17" producer); Louis Belsen ("Stalag 17" composer); Jean Carter (1958 Maid Of Cotton); Lt. Col. Ruby L. Bradley (Army's most decorated nurse); Donald S. Charles (Chief of Fire Chiefs); and Romy Schneider (actress).

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

    Music:
    --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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  • August 17, 1958: Gregory Peck (cameo), Teresa Brewer, Carol Lawrence, Perez Prado, Roger Williams

    --Gregory Peck (actor) talks about his new movie and introduces Judy White, a burn victim who's now completely recovered.
    Music:
    --Perez Prado and his orchestra - "Patricia."
    --Teresa Brewer - "Don't Bring Lulu" and "I Wouldn't Trade The Silver In My Mother's Hair."
    --Roger Williams (pianist) - "Near You."
    --Domenico Modugno (Italian singer-songwriter) - "Volare" (a.k.a. "Nel blu dipinto di blu").
    Comedy:
    --Shelley Berman (stand-up comedian) - routine about life's most embarrassing moments.
    --Elsa & Waldo (comedy dance team with woman in tutu).
    --Jackie Kannon (stand-up routine).
    Also appearing:
    --Carol Lawrence & Peter Gennaro - "With A Shine On My Shoes" dance number.
    --Ted Williams (of the Boston Red Sox, in a remote from Boston's WNAC-TV) makes an appeal for the Jimmy Fund for children with cancer.
    --The Marquis Chimps (trained monkey/chimp act).
    --Audience bows: Max Case, Harry Dekay, Emmy Wideman & Anthony Marsello, Dana Andrews (actor), Jack Sterling (actor).

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  • May 11, 1958: Connie Francis, Dick Contino, Al Hibbler, Tony Martin, Don Rondo, Art and Dotty Todd
    Music:
    --In honor of Mother's Day, the show opens with the cast singing "Mother."
    --Connie Francis sings "Who's Sorry Now?" and "I'm Sorry I Made You Cry."
    --Dick Contino - "Arrivaderci Roma."
    --Benny Fields and Blossom Seeley - "Gotta Have You Go With Me."
    --Al Hibbler - "I'm Glad I'm Not Young Anymore."
    --Tony Martin - "Taking A Chance on Love," "Life Is Just A Bowl of Cherries," "Till" and "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You."
    --Don Rondo - "Dormi, Dormi, Dormi."
    --Art and Dotty Todd - "Chanson D'Amour (Song of Love)."
    Comedy:
    --Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) - "Brown Pumpernickel" sketch.
    --George Givot does a comedy monologue.
    --Trio Rayros (comic acrobats)

    Cameos/Audience bows include Geraldine Fitzgerald and tennis champion Althea Gibson.

    Additional guest? (scheduled to appear):
    --Eleanor Roosevelt pays tribute to Israel's 10th anniversary.
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  • May 18, 1958
    May 18, 1958
    Episode 34
    5/18/58
    8.2

    Music:
    --Maurice Chevalier & Sophie Tucker perform an "I Remember It Well" duet, then sing each other's theme song: "Mimi" (sung by Sophie) & "Some Of These Days" (by Maurice).
    --Sallie Blair (Latin Quarter singer) - "Witchcraft."
    --Carol Lawrence (singer-dancer from Broadway's "West Side Story") - "I Won't Dance."
    --The Kirby Stone Four - "It's A Really Big Show Tonight."
    --The West Point Glee Club
    Comedy:
    --Jack E. Leonard (comedian)
    Also appearing:
    --Ogden Nash (poet) reads some of his own writings on matrimony.
    --Georgie Taps and his dancers
    --The Wake Forest College Drum Majorettes from Winston-Salem, N.C.
    --Cameos: Arthur Freed and Vincente Minnelli (producer and director of the movie "Gigi").
    --John Risko (plate spinner) - performs at the end of the show and into the closing credits.

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  • July 20, 1958: US Army Talent Show
    7/20/58
    7.8

    Sullivan's 5th Annual U.S. Army talent show.
    Civilian guests:
    --Teresa Brewer (vocalist, guest host) sings "I Think the World of You" and "Pickle Up a Doodle."
    --Jack Carter (comedian) - performs a comedy monologue.

    Army talent (winning acts from talent contests held all over the world):
    --Pfc. Constantine Cassolas (opera tenor, from Brooklyn, NY) sings an aria from "La Tosca."
    --Pvt. John Erwin (impressionist, 8th Inf. Div.) - demonstrates how Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" would sound if Walter Brennan, Gary Cooper, Robert Mitchum, Rod Steiger and John Wayne played the lead role.
    --Pfc. Walter A. Kopycinski (guitarist, from Pittsburgh, PA).
    --Pfc. Jack Larson (singer, stationed in Seoul, Korea).
    --Pfc. James Mosby (vocalist, from Pittsburgh, PA).
    --Pfc Thomas Politis (organist, of the Second Army) (from Kingston, PA) - performs "The Lady Is a Tramp."
    --The Birk Twins (acrobatic dancers Pfc Edward J. and Pfc John E. Birk, of the Fifth Army) (both from Conemaugh, PA).
    --The Kavanaugh Twins (singers-dancers, Pvt. Myles T. and Pvt. Leonard, of the Sixth Army) (both from North Hollywood, CA).
    --The Circle A Trio (country and western group) made up of Sfc. Horace Burns (from Knoxville, Tenn.), Sgt. Ervin C. Elswick (from Cromona, Kentucky) and Sgt. Thomas H. Parker (from Kannapolis, NC).
    --The Cold Cuts (instrumental group from Ft. McPherson, GA) with Sp-1 Cpl. Ernest D. Calla (from Boston, MA), Pfc. Howard M. Garfin (Flushing, NY), Pfc. John Guthman Stowe, VT), Pfc. Stan Kletkewics (Philadelphia, PA) and Pfc. Robert Runion (Bluefield, WV).
    --The Drum Feudders featuring Pfc. Jose Escobosa (from Canoga Park, CA) and Pfc. Marshall Danield (Phoenix, AZ).
    --The Eighth Infantry Bullets (rifle team).
    --The Four Fifths (musicians, Sixth Army) with Sp 2 Charles J. Revelos (from Middleton, Ohio), Sp 2 William M. Beldin (Watertown, NY), Sp. 3 Richard T. Bowen (New York City), and Sp. 3 Thomas P. Dee (Philadelphia, PA).
    --The Keynotes with Sp 3 Billy L. Dowle (of Jackson, MS), Pfc. Marvin O. Blihovde (Coon Valley, Wisconsin) and Pfc. Joseph W. Brunner (Memphis, TN).
    --The Melodaires II (vocal group) composed of Sp 3 Eugene Simpson (from Bladenboro, NC), Sfc. Samual Bailum (Brooklyn, NY), Sp. 2 Boyd Dounveor (Washington, DC), and Pfc. Norman Anderson (Uleda, PA).
    --The Second U.S. Army Chorus, directed by Rinaldo Massimino.

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  • January 26, 1958: Buddy Holly & the Crickets, Jimmie Rodgers, Ted Lewis, Joyce Grenfell

    Music:
    --Buddy Holly and the Crickets (their 2nd Sullivan appearance) - "Oh Boy" (performed towards end of show).
    --Jimmie Rodgers - "Oh, Oh, I'm Falling In Love" and "Long, Hot Summer."
    --Ted Lewis - "Steppin' Out With A Memory," "K-K-K-Katy" (with Eddie Chester and Beverly Marshall) and "Tiger Rag."
    --Billy Myles - "The Joker."
    --Duke University Glee Club - "Prayer" & "Alma Mater."

    Comedy:
    --Joyce Grenfell (British comedienne) - does a nursery school routine.
    --Wally Griffin (stand-up comedian).

    Also appearing:
    --Japanese film actresses Hediko Takimini, Shiro Kido (approximate spellings) and other Japanese female stars appear in recognition of Japanese Film Week.
    --Gartner and Landry (judo).
    --Kovach & Rabovski (jazz / ballet).
    --Andre Moon & his Puppets - 8 Dancing Puppets.
    --Japanese Dance Group - Japanese dancers and singer appear in production numbers at the beginning and end of show.

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  • December 29, 1957
    December 29, 1957
    Episode 14
    12/29/57
    7.0

    Music:
    --Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five perform "Caldonia" and "I've Found My Peace of Mind."
    --The DeCastro Sisters (vocalists) - "Birth Of The Blues."
    --Roberta Sherwood sings "Up A Lazy River."
    --Roberta Sherwood and her three sons perform "Look Down That Lonesome Road."
    Comedy:
    --Red Buttons (comedian-actor)
    --Jackie Kannon (comedian)
    --Jo Hanwey (comic juggler)
    --"Norbu: The Almost Human Gorilla" (circus performer Norbert Kreisch) - roams through the audience as part of his act.
    Also appearing:
    --The All-American Redheads (a women's basketball team)
    --Victor Julian and his Pets (Circus dog act)

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  • May 4, 1958: Lillian Roth, The Chordettes, Ed Townsend, Helen Gallagher, Denise Darcel

    Music:
    --The Chordettes - "Lollipop."
    --David Seville - "Witch Doctor."
    --Lillian Roth - "How About You" & "Sing You Sinners."
    --Amru Sani (singer from India) - "I Remember You."
    --Denise Darcel - "Mam'selle."
    --Helen Gallagher - "Something's Coming."
    --Ed Townsend - "For Your Love."
    Comedy:
    --Wayne & Shuster (comedy team) - Julius Caesar sketch.
    Also appearing:
    --Carol Haney & Peter Gennaro - "On The Sunny Side of the Street."
    --The Kims (3 men comic acrobat act)
    --Gaston Palmer (French comic juggler)
    --The Clementi Twins (Australian bicyclist balancing act)
    --On-stage bows: Captain Zohar (Israeli pilot) & Milo Valenzuela (Kentucky Derby jockey); Bob Mathias -
    -Audience bows: BPOE National Youth Leadership contest Winners; winners of the 15th Annual National Press Photographers News Picture award; Pakistan's cricket team.

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  • March 16, 1958: St. Patrick's Day Show

    1958 St. Patrick's Day Show
    Music:
    --Mickey Shaughnessy (actor) sings "Danny Boy."
    --The Friendly Sons Of St. Patrick - "Eileen Alanna Asthore" and "O'Donnell Abu."
    --Darryl Stewart (Australian singer) - "When Irish Eyes are Smiling."
    --Eddy Manson & His Harmonica Group - "The Orange and The Green," "The Rose Of Tralee," "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" and "The Irish Washerwoman."
    Broadway:
    --Peter Lind Hayes, Mary Healy, and Ray Walston perform the opening scene from the comedy "Who Was That Lady I Saw You With?"
    Comedy:
    --Myron Cohen (story-telling comedian)
    --Sue Carson sings "I Do" while telling humorous stories.
    Also appearing:
    --Jesse Owens is presented with a Championship Performance Award (as an outstanding athlete of the 1930-45 era.)
    --The McNiff Irish Dancers - Irish step dancing.
    --Martin Granger Marionettes
    --The Mascots (acrobatic balancing act)
    --Championship Pee Wee Leprechaun Junior hockey team from Lucan, Ontario, Canada.
    --Cameos: Mitzi Gaynor, Pier Angeli, Carol Heiss (ice-skater), Maureen O'Hara and Mary Healy are introduced by Ed Sullivan at the beginning of this show.

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  • August 24, 1958
    August 24, 1958
    Episode 48
    8/24/58
    0.0

    Music:
    --Frankie Lymon (singer) - "The Only Way To Love."
    --Althea Gibson (tennis champion) sings "I Should Care?"
    --Charlie Applewhite (singer) - "Stormy Weather."
    --Ann Leonardo (pianist-singer) performs "You, You Romeo."
    Comedy:
    --Wayne and Shuster (comedy team, appearing as guest hosts) - "Frontier Psychiatrist" sketch, a satire of TV Westerns.
    --Georgie Kaye (comedian)
    --Jean Carroll (comedian) - monologue about purchasing a dress.
    Also appearing:
    --Ronnie Robertson ("Ice Capades" skater)
    --Elissa Jayne (aero dancer) - does celebrity impressions while dancing.
    --Janik and Arnaut (dancers) - perform their "Snake Dance."

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  • August 10, 1958: US Navy Talent Show
    8/10/58
    0.0

    Scheduled: The 4th Annual U.S. Navy World Wide Talent Contest --Sam Levenson (comedian, appearing as guest host) Guests include --Rear Adm. Dan Gallery's steel drum band (from the San Juan, Puerto Rico Naval Base)

  • December 15, 1957
    December 15, 1957
    Episode 12
    12/15/57
    0.0

    Music:
    --Tony Bennett (singer) - "I Never Felt More Like Falling In Love" (from the movie "I Know What You Mean").
    --Della Reese (singer) - "I Only Want to Love You."
    --Rita Streich (coloratura soprano, from Vienna)
    Comedy:
    --Sue Carson (comedian) - does vocal impressions of Dinah Shore and Pearl Bailey.
    --Lo, Hite and Stanley (comedy trio)
    Also appearing:
    --The Konyots (comedy dance team)
    --Rudy Cardenas (juggler)
    --Opal the Elephant (performing baby elephant)

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  • February 2, 1958
    February 2, 1958
    Episode 19
    2/2/58
    0.0

    A Tribute to the Brussels World's Fair (which opens April 1958).
    Scheduled guests:
    --Doretta Morrow sings "Blue Skies" and "S'Wonderful."
    --Georges Guetary (French singer & Broadway performer) sings the title song from the Broadway musical "Portofino."
    --Georges Guetary and Helen Gallagher perform "Isn't It Wonderful?" (another song from Broadway's "Portofino").
    --Frank Libuse and Margot Brander (nightclub comedy duo)
    --Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham (comedian)
    --Mata and Hari (dancers) do a dance number titled "The Clown."
    --The Obernkirchen Children's Choir
    --The Rocket Chorister from the University of Toledo
    --Rolly and Arry (German nightclub song-and-dance team)
    --Ricky Layne (ventriloquist with his puppet Velvel)
    --The Five Olanders (Danish acrobat troupe)
    --On film: The Bolshoi Ballet featuring prima ballerina Galina Ulanova.
    --On film: A preview of the Brussels World's Fair with footage of the fairgrounds and pavilions.

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  • October 31, 1958: U.S. Air Force Talent Show

    August 31, 1958
    The Air Force Talent Show

    Civilian guests:
    --Dick Powell (actor, appears as guest host while Ed is visiting Israel)
    --Roberta Peters (coloratura soprano) sings "Younger Then Springtime."
    --John Gabriel (actor & composer) - sings his own composition, the title tune of the 1958 movie "The Hunters."
    --Jack E. Leonard (comedian)

    U.S. Air Force Talent (Winners of the grand finals held May 1958 at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi):
    --Robert Richardson and David Banks (comedy duo)
    --Beau Tanner (from Randolph AFB, San Antonio) sings "Night and Day."
    --Jackie Crowder (from Travis AFB, California) sings "An Affair To Remember."
    --A-2C Don Fitzpatrick (master of ceremonies winner, native of Philadelphia, stationed at Ft. Myers AFB, Florida) - comedy routine.
    --Patricia Williams (vocalist, stationed at Palm Beach AFB, Florida) - sings "Foggy Day."
    --Jack Hayden (comic magician, stationed at Hunter Airforce Base, Savannah, Georgia) - swallows razor blades.
    --James Wasden & Eugene Fornier (From Fayetteville Pope AFB, North Carolina) - "Bird Dog."
    --Bill Dupree (or Bill Dupuis, of the Washington, D.C. Air Force band) sings "Nom Le L'amour."
    --The Skyliners (instrumental group, from McConnell AFB, Kansas; comprised of A-2C Phil Fava, A-2C Willis Jackson, and A-1C Salvatore Ferla) - perform "Lover"
    --Sergeant Bob Kearns (opera singer)
    --Donald Sealy (yodeler & acoustic guitar player)
    --The Pearls (quartet stationed at McCord AFB, Washington; comprised of A-1C Artis Johnson, A-2C Elsie Pierre, A-3C Ronald Small, and A-3C Reuben Martin) - perform "My Love."

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  • February 9, 1958
    February 9, 1958
    Episode 20
    2/9/58
    0.0

    Verified guests:
    --Gina Lollobrigida (movie actress) sings "Mr. Sandman" (and possibly "Ah, Francesca").
    --Bill Kenny (vocalist, formerly of the Ink Spots) - "I'll Be Seeing You"/"Charmaine" medley.
    --Sally Ann Howes (musical-comedy star who replaced Julie Andrews in Broadway's "My Fair Lady") sings "I Could Have Danced All Night" and "Show Me."
    --Jack Carter (comedian) - routine includes an Ed Sullivan impression.

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --The Harlem Magicians, a comedy basketball team which includes Reece "Goose" Tatum and Leon Hilliard (both former members of the Harlem Globetrotters).
    --Cast members from Broadway's "The Body Beautiful" (possibly Tony Atkins, Armand Bonay, Richard Chitos, Richard De Bella, Edmund Gaynes, Tommy Halloran, Jeff Roberts and Alan Weeks) perform "Uh-Huh, Oh Yeah!" (a song spoofing rock 'n' roll).
    --The Three Bragazzis (an Italian comedy act)
    --Rolly and Arry (pantomime artists)

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  • February 23, 1958
    February 23, 1958
    Episode 22
    2/23/58
    0.0

    Broadway:
    --In the steam room scene from Broadway's "The Body Beautiful," Jack Warden tries to meet up with John Campbell.
    Music:
    --La Vern Baker sings "Substitute."
    --Victor Moore (veteran actor) - sings "Forty Five Minutes From Broadway," "When A Fellow's On The Level With A Girl That's On the Square" and "M-A-R-R-I-E-D."
    --Tina Robin sings "My Melancholy Baby" and, in a medley, does vocal impressions of popular singers.
    --The Radio City Music Hall Symphony led by conductor Raymond Paige - unknown song.
    Comedy:
    --The Happy Jesters (comedy-vocal male trio) - "Somebody Stole My Gal" and "Your Cheating Heart."
    --Cornelis (pantomime artist from Belgium) - dentist's office sketch.
    --Gino Donati - sings opera while doing a comedy-balancing act.
    Also appearing:
    --Jack Sharkey (former heavyweight boxing champ) - fly fishing lesson.
    --Joe Kirkwood (Australian golfer) - trick golf shots.
    --The Martin Brothers (jugglers)
    --Michelle Boston (9-year-old mentalist - mind reader)
    --Audience bows: Maria Shell (Austrian-Swiss actress), Russell Downing (Radio City Music Hall president), Betty Smith (author), and Joe Foss (South Dakota governor).

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  • March 2, 1958
    March 2, 1958
    Episode 23
    3/2/58
    0.0

    --Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (movie actor) talks with Ed Sullivan.
    Music:
    --Joe Franklin and The Hi-Liters (Rockabilly group) - "Rock Heart" (correct song title?)
    --Georges Guetary (French singer) - "A Shine On My Shoes"
    --Betty Johnson (singer & puppeteer) - "The Little Blue Man."
    --Bob Cox, Betty Johnson and the Johnson Family (Gospel singers) perform "Old Time Religion" and "Standing In The Need Of Prayer."
    --The Bonny Sisters (listed as a "vocal & acrobatic trio from Denmark")
    Comedy:
    --Charlie Manna (singing comedian)
    --Jean Carroll (comedienne) - does a stand-up routine with "domestic" humor.
    --Jay Nemeth (ventriloquist)
    Also appearing:
    --Dick Button (ice skater) - appears in a skating segment broadcast from Rockefeller Center's ice-rink.
    --Tommy Hunt and the Smokey Mountain Cloggers (troupe of 16 clog dancers from North Carolina) - dance to the song "Corn Break, Molasses and Sassafras Tea."
    --Juan Manuel Fangio (Argentinian Formula One auto racer) is interviewed via a translator. (A week earlier, while in Cuba, Fangio was kidnapped by rebels who held him captive for 29 hours.)
    --Cameo: Jack Dempsey shakes Fangio's hand.
    --Lottie Brunn (circus juggler)
    --General Alfred M. Gruenther (1957-64 president of the American Red Cross) is interviewed by Ed Sullivan.
    --Audience bows: 4-H Club Achievement Awards recipients Karyl Ann Benson (girl winner) and Doran Bollman (boy winner).
    --Audience bows: Erstein Coldwell and Tina Louis (Tina Louise?).

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  • May 25, 1958
    May 25, 1958
    Episode 35
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    Music:
    --Johnnie Ray sings "All The Way" and "Taking A Chance On Love."
    --Hermione Gingold (actress-comedian) sings "I'm Glad I'm Not Young Anymore" (song from "Gigi")
    --Althea Gibson (tennis star, making her TV singing debut) - "So Much to Live For."
    --Clara Imar - whistles the tune "Hot Canary. "
    Comedy:
    --Alan King (comedian) - "King's Castle" sketch.
    --Allan Drake (comedian)
    Also appearing:
    --Senator John F. Kennedy talks about fighting multiple sclerosis.
    --Ballets de Paris (with husband & wife Roland Petit and Zizi Jeanmaire, and Dick Sanders)
    --The Three Edwards (Canadian balancing act)
    --The Theda Sisters (European trapeze duo)

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  • June 1, 1958
    June 1, 1958
    Episode 36
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    Comedy:
    --Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster (comedy team, appearing as guest hosts) - parody Shakespeare in a sketch about the star catcher on the Stratford baseball team.
    --Edie Adams (singer-comedienne) sings "Scarlet Ribbons," then impersonates Marilyn Monroe singing "'S Wonderful."
    Music
    :
    --Jimmie Rodgers sings "Secretly."
    --Mario Del Monaco (Metropolitan tenor) - "Musica Prohibita."
    --Sallie Blair (singer)
    --Mario del Monaco (Metropolitan Opera tenor)
    Also appearing:
    --Jeanmarie and Roland Petit (of Les Ballets de Paris) - pas-de-deux about a sailor and a mermaid.
    --The Amin Brothers (Egyptian novelty act)

    Additional guest (scheduled to appear):
    --Doretta Morrow (singer)

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  • July 13, 1958: From The Desert Inn in Las Vegas (2nd of 2 shows)

    2nd of 2 shows broadcast from the Desert Inn in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    Music:
    --Ann Blyth (movie star & nightclub performer) sings "Little Girl Blue" (and possibly "My Heart Stood Still").
    --The Four Preps (vocal group) - "Big Man" & "Lazy Summer Night."
    --Anna Maria Alberghetti (singer-actress) - "Italian Lullaby (Fala Nona)" and "I've Got The World On A String."
    Comedy:
    --Rickie Layne (ventriloquist act)
    --Bennett and Patterson (comedy team of Ben Bennett and Dick Patterson) - slapstick routine.
    Also appearing:
    --Pat McCormick (Olympic diving champion) - segment broadcast from the Desert Inn's swimming pool.
    --Richiardi (Peruvian magician Aldo Richiardi) - performs magic tricks with female assistant.
    --The Nerveless Nocks (circus "Sway Pole" performers) - do an aerial show atop 70-foot poles.
    --On film: Footage of famous boxing bouts in Nevada and California from the early 1900s.

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --Ramine (Tahitian dancing star who appeared in the movie "South Seas Adventure").
    --Brascia and Tybee (dance team)

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  • July 6, 1958: From Las Vegas - Esther Williams, Carol Burnett / On film - Frank Sinatra and Princess Grace

    Program broadcast from Las Vegas.

    --Esther Williams appears at the Desert Inn pool with other swimmers (including child swimmers the "Water Babies"; Junior Champion Swimmers; Joe Monahan and Papsy Georgian).
    Music:
    --Kirby Stone Four perform "Lazy River."
    --Sallie Blair sings "Witchcraft."
    --Duke Lloyd (a.k.a. Harold Lloyd Jr.) sings "Gigi" (incomplete, interrupted by a Mercury commercial).
    Comedy:
    --Carol Burnett (comedienne) - does a routine about braces and performs a comedic version of a song.
    --Professor Backwards (comedian) - stand-up monologue about Las Vegas.
    --Joe Cook Jr. (comedy juggler) - tells jokes while juggling.
    Also appearing:
    --Jacqueline du Bief (world figure skating champion) - performs at the Stardust Casino.
    --"Jumping" Joe Monahan (trampoline act)
    --The Morlidor Trio (male contortionist who's dressed as a rag doll is manipulated by two female assistants)
    --"Miss Dixie" Elaine Herndon (wearing a tiara) - talks with Ed.
    --Audience bows: William Bendix, Robert Q. (Lewis?), Wilbert Clark, and Harold Lloyd.
    On film:
    --Frank Sinatra visits Monte Carlo for the world premiere of his film "Kings Go Forth." At a palace's garden, Sinatra attends a tea party with Monaco's Prince Ranier, Princess Grace (Grace Kelly) and Princess Caroline.

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  • June 15, 1958: Brussels World's Fair
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    A filmed tour of The Brussels World's Fair.
    Guests (on film):
    --The Platters perform "Twilight Time" at the U.S. Pavilion.
    --Benny Goodman is joined by "Hollywood clarinetist" William Holden for a performance of the "Colonel Bogey March."
    --William Holden and Sophia Loren promote their new film "The Key."
    --Earl Wilson converses with Mitzi Gaynor.
    --Brigitte Bardot lists some of her favorite Hollywood actors.
    --Maurice Chevalier discusses the need for "world understanding."
    --Jacques Tati (French actor & filmmaker) does a pantomime about a French fisherman.
    --Belgium's King Baudouin I is shown surveying the Fair.
    --The Nitwits (British comedy troupe)
    --The London Philharmonic
    --A Ukrainian Dance Group
    --The Bayanihan Troupe (Philippine national folk dance company)
    --Russian circus bears ride unicycles.

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  • December 8, 1957: The Platters, Noel Coward, Ray Peterson

    Music:
    --The Platters - "Only You" and "Indiff'rent."
    --Ray Peterson - "Fever."
    --Noel Coward - sings medley of his own songs (please see Recap for titles).
    --Noel Coward also sings "What's Going To Happen To The Tots?"
    --Jean Medeira (Metropolitan Opera Star) sings "Sygoyna."
    Also appearing
    :
    --Eric Brenn (plate juggler)
    --See Hee Family (acrobats)
    --Sealy Wang (?) (puppet act)
    --Ed Sullivan presents football awards
    --Princeton Triangle Club (men in drag) dance "The Charleston"
    --Cara Philano and Maria Rose (dancers)
    --Eileen O'Dare (dancer)
    --On film: Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine and Janet Leigh on location in Munich, Germany:
    --Jackel Mac Kensie (British Television star)

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  • January 12, 1958
    January 12, 1958
    Episode 16
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    Music:
    --Cesare Siepi (operatic bass singer) - "April Love."
    --Elena Giusti (Italian singer) - "Arrivederci Roma."
    --Marimba Masters (percussion group from the Rochester School Of Music) - "Yesterdays" and "What Child Is This?"
    Drama:
    --Mike Kellin & Sondra Lee (actors) perform a scene from Ben Hecht's off-Broadway play "Winkelberg," based on the life of Bohemian poet Maxwell Bodenheim.
    --James Arness (from the TV Western "Gunsmoke") talks with Ed on stage. Followed by a "Gunsmoke" film clip.
    Comedy:
    --Jay Marshall (stand-up comedy) - appears in two segments: a stand-up routine and a ventriloquist bit with 'Lefty' a puppet made from a painted glove.
    Dance:
    --Peg Leg Bates & Jimmy Valentine (tap dancers with peg legs)
    --Florence & Frederic (dance duo of Florence Waren & Frederic Apcar) dance to "Rock Around The Clock" and "You're The Top."
    Sportsman of the Year:
    --Past recipients of Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year award: Roger Bannister (1954), Johnny Podres (1955), and Bobby Morrow (1956).
    --Stan Musial (of the St. Louis Cardinals) receives the Sportsman of the Year award for 1957.
    --Sidney James (Sports Illustrated editor).
    Also appearing:
    --Texas Tommy (circus act with trained dogs)
    --On film: Marcel Marceau (mime) - excerpt of his David & Goliath routine.
    --On film: A clip of Bing Crosby playing golf.
    --Audience bows: Jim Arness and his wife; Billy Bevan (14-year-old newsboy on a world tour as Minnesota's "Centennial Air Ambassador"); and George Bart (sportswriter /author).

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  • January 5, 1958
    January 5, 1958
    Episode 15
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    Music:
    --Johnnie Ray (singer) - "Up Above My Head."
    --The Everly Brothers perform "This Little Girl of Mine" and "Wake Up Little Susie."
    --Julius Herman and the Vienna on Parade Deutschmeister Band (Austrian singing & marching band)
    Broadway:
    --Fredric March, Jason Robards Jr., Albert Morgenstern, and Florence Eldridge (actors) - perform a scene from their Broadway play "Long Day's Journey Into Night."
    Also appearing:
    --Tex Barton and his Trick Horse (trained animal act)
    --The Five Amandis (Danish acrobatic family)
    --Rod Alexander & Bambi Linn (dance duo)
    --Ed presents Sandy Solomon, the 1958 March of Dimes Poster Child.

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  • April 27, 1958: The Everly Brothers, Sal Mineo, Patachou, Teresa Brewer

    Music:
    --The Everly Brothers - "All I Have To Do Is Dream."
    --Sal Mineo (actor) sings "A Couple Of Crazy Kids" & "Baby Face."
    --Teresa Brewer - "I Think The World Of You."
    --Georgia Gibbs - "Today I Love Everybody" and "Melancholy Baby."
    --Patachou - "Poor People Of Paris" & "Wonderful Guy."
    --Art and Dotty Todd - demonstrate multi-track tape recording with their song "Chanson D'amour."
    --Maria Neglia (novelty violin act) - "Plink Plank Plunk."
    Comedy
    :
    --Jack Carter (stand-up comedian)
    --Arthur Worsley (ventriloquist act)
    Also appearing:
    --Julius Sundman (magician)
    --Trio Hoganis Acrobats (highwire act)
    --Keoni Dancers (acrobatic dancers)
    --Cameos: Muriel Abbott (talent agent); Gladys Robinson (artist)

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  • September 7, 1958: "Ice Capades of 1959"; Johnnie Ray, Jane Morgan, Georgia Gibbs, Jill Corey

    Show broadcast from Madison Square Garden.
    Music:
    --Johnnie Ray sings "Up Until Now" and 1 other song (possibly "No Regrets").
    --Georgia Gibbs sings "The Hula Hoop Song."
    --Jane Morgan - "The Day the Rains Came."
    --Jill Corey - "Big Daddy."
    Comedy:
    --Professor Backwards (comedian Jimmie Edmondson)

    Skaters from John H. Harris' Ice Capades:
    --Ronnie Robertson skates to "Pagliacci."
    --Freddie Trenkler (comedy/trick skater)
    --Phil Romayne & Cathy Steele - ballroom dancing on ice.
    --Hugh Forgie and Stig Larson - play badminton on ice.
    --Johnny Labrecque & John Gray (comedy skating duo).
    --The "Old Smoothies" (Orrin Markhus and Irma Thomas) - ballroom-ice dancing.
    --Helga Rosma (German champion skater)
    --Cathy Machado

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  • June 8, 1958
    June 8, 1958
    Episode 37
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    Scheduled guests:
    --Della Reese - "In The Still Of The Night" and "You're Just In Love."
    --Hugh O'Brian (star of "Wyatt Earp") - song and dance to "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plans."
    --Alan King (comedian)
    --Jack E. Leonard (comedian)
    --Roberta Sherwood (singer, accompanied by her three sons, who play guitar, drums and trumpet) - "Blue Moon of Kentucky."
    --Carol Haney and Peter Gennaro (dancers)
    --Noelle Adam (dancer, star of Francoise Sagan's ballet "The Broken Date")

    "King's Castle" sketch performed by Alan King and his comedy troupe.
    Cast: Alan King (as the husband), Georgann Johnson (as the wife), Ruth McDevitt (as the mother-in-law), Bernie West (as the brother-in-law), and Chris Snell (as the boy)

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  • April 20, 1958: The Champs; Hermoine Gingold & Billy Dewolfe; Freddie Bell; Vivian Blaine; Kathy Linden

    Music:
    --The Champs - "Tequila."
    --Freddie Bell & The Bell Boys (vocal group) - "When the Saints Go Marching In" and "Ding, Dong."
    --Kathy Linden - "Billy."
    --Miklos Gafni (Hungarian tenor) - "E lucevan le stelle" (aria from "Tosca").
    --Annapolis Glee Club perform a Navy song.
    --Anna D'Angelo - "Kansas City."
    Broadway:
    --Vivian Blaine and David Wayne appear in scenes from their Broadway musical "Say Darling."
    --David Wayne sings "Something's Always Happening On the River" (from "Say Darling").
    Comedy:
    --Hermione Gingold & Billy Dewolfe - perform a comedy sketch about two old ladies on a train (which they originally performed in the Broadway revue "John Murray Anderson's Almanac").
    --Rickie Layne (ventriloquist with his puppet Velvel)
    --Martin Granger puppets
    --Helene & Howard (comedy dance duo)
    --The University Of Pennsylvania Mask and Wig Club (men in drag, chorus line) - perform scenes from their review.
    Also appearing:
    --D'Angoly's (juggling act)
    --Audience bows: Will Jordan, Bill Gunn, and Mary Martin.

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  • April 13, 1958
    April 13, 1958
    Episode 29
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    Music:
    --Nat King Cole sings "Just One Of Those Things," "Looking Back" & "St. Louis Blues."
    --Whitey Ford, Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle & Bill Skowron, of the New York Yankees, join songwriter Jack Norworth to sing Norworth's "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." Following the song, Yogi Berra wishes a speedy recovery to Dodgers catcher Roy Campanella, who was seriously injured in a January 28, 1958 car crash.
    --Laurie London (14-year-old singer) - "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands."
    --Eileen Rodgers sings "I'd Climb The Highest Mountain" and "Careful, Careful (Handle Me With Care)."
    Also appearing:
    --Professor Backwards (comedian Jimmy Edmondson)
    --The crew of the Air Force jet strato-tanker which flew from Tokyo to the Azores.

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --Joyce Grenfell (British comedian)
    --The La Faye Marionettes

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  • April 6, 1958: Maurice Chevalier, Carol Burnett, Conrad Hilton, Guy Lombardo

    Music:
    --Maurice Chevalier sings "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" and "Quai de Bercy."
    --Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians perform "Everywhere You Go," "Easter Parade" and "Over and Over."
    --Nell Rankin (Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano) sings "Pace, Pace Mio Dio."
    --Betty Johnson and The Johnson Family sing a medley of religious songs ("Holy, Holy, Holy," "I Come to the Garden Alone," and "Christ the Lord is Risen Today").
    Comedy:
    --Carol Burnett (comedienne) - portrays different types of weather girls in a spoof of the Emmy Awards.
    Also appearing:
    --Regine & Andre Berny (dance team)
    --The Chicago Opera Ballet (troupe of 17 dancers) perform "The Merry Widow Waltz."
    --Les Marquis Markays (two acrobatic brothers) - perform balancing tricks.
    --Clarence Willard (contortionist, billed as "The Man Who Grows Before Your Eyes") - appears to grow taller while on stage.
    --Joe Castor (puppet act from The Lido in Paris) - a puppet paints a picture.
    --Conrad Hilton (hotel magnate) recites a prayer that he wrote.
    --Dr. Everett Clinchy, president of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, presents an award to Ed Sullivan.
    --Audience bow: Mrs. Wendell Willkie.
    --On-stage bows: Don Kerr (head of Eastman Kodak), Linley Ruddock (Boys Club of America's "boy of the year"), and Jerry Wald (movie producer).

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  • September 29, 1957: Della Reese; Johnnie Ray; Burns & Allen; Ida Lupino & Howard Duff

    Show broadcast from Hollywood.

    Guests:
    --Johnnie Ray (singer) - "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone.
    --Della Reese (singer) - "These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)."
    --George Sanders (actor) sings "Around The World In 80 Days."
    --Ida Lupino and Howard Duff join Ed Sullivan to sing "Geymore," an original song written by Ida.

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --George Burns and Gracie Allen (comedy team) - do a comedy routine.
    --Richard Hearne (comedian, England's "Mr. Pastry")
    --Sally Forrest - dances to "The Man Who Got Away."
    --Carla Alberghetti (singer)
    --The Happy Jesters (instrumental impressionists).
    --The Tropicana Girls (from Las Vegas).
    --Sing Lee Sing (listed as an "equilibristic act").
    --On film: The Milwaukee Braves (winners of the National League pennant).

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  • September 22, 1957: Betty Grable, Carol Channing, Harry James, Bobby Helms, George Raft

    Music:
    --Betty Grable - "Put Your Arms Around Me."
    --Harry James (trumpet player) - "You Made Me Love You" and "Two O'clock Jump."
    --Bobby Helms - "My Special Angel."
    --Carol Channing (comedian) - does an impression of Sophie Tucker .
    --Jo Stafford – medley: "You Belong To Me," "Make Love To Me" and "Jambalaya (On The Bayou)."
    --Jo Stafford (later in show) - "Star Of Love."
    Comedy:
    --Jay Nemeth (ventriloquist) - with puppet who sings "There Was A Boy."
    --Jack Durant (comedian) - does impression of Clark Gable & sings "When You're Smiling."
    --Jimmy Roselli - "Give My Regards To Broadway."
    Also appearing:
    --On film: clip from "Bolero" with Carole Lombard & George Raft.
    --George Raft dances to "Sweet Georgia Brown."
    --George Raft, Jack Durant & Ed Sullivan talk about George Raft's life.
    --Jack Dempsey and Ed Sullivan talk about the long count fight of 1927.
    --Paul Anderson (Olympic champ weight lifter) - lifts stars from their seats
    --Alfred Apaka & Nalani - Alfred sings Hawaiian songs while Nalani dances the hula.
    --Elisa Jayne (does dance impressions as Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe)

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  • October 27, 1957: ASCAP Tribute Show with The Platters, Frances Farmer, Jane Morgan

    A Tribute to ASCAP (American Society for Composers, Authors and Publishers).
    Music:
    --The Platters - The Great Pretender" (on film, Ed in Paris at Platters concert).
    --Frances Farmer (actress) - "Down in the Valley" (performed towards end of show).
    --Jane Morgan - Fascination."
    --Andy Quinn - "Rock-A-Boogie."
    --Joe E. Howard - "Hello! Ma Baby" and "Goodbye, My Lady Love."
    --Gene Austin (sings & yodels) - medley: "Lonesome Road," "How Come You Do Me Like You Do," "When My Sugar Walks Down The Street All The Birdies Go Tweet-Tweet," "Melancholy Baby" & "Blue Heaven."
    --Dario Cassini - "Thine Alone" (written by Victor Herbert).
    --Rudolf Friml (pianist) - plays medley.
    --T C Jones (female impersonator) - "Catch" & does a satire of old musicals
    --Don Rondo - "Bring Back My Summer Love."
    --Blossom Seeley - "Teasin' Rag" & "Somebody Loves Me Rag."
    --Constance Towers - "You and the Night and the Music."

    Also appearing:
    --Cameo: W. C. Handy (in wheel chair) on stage With Ed.
    --Maurice Chavalier is presented by Ed with an Actors Award plaque.
    --Frank Faye (comedian) - chats with audience. Later in show, Faye jokes around with Ed. Faye sings satires of songs: "Some Enchanted Evening" and "I'm So In Love With Me."
    --Audience bows: Grace Cahn; Whoopi Gilbert; Johnny Meis (spelling?); Gen. Oscar Silber (spelling?).

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  • March 30, 1958
    March 30, 1958
    Episode 27
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    --Hope Lang, actress & co-star of the movie "The Young Lions," talks with Ed Sullivan.
    Music:
    --Della Reese sings "And That Reminds Me" and "Just One Of Those Things."
    --George Shearing performs his composition "Lullaby Of Birdland" on piano.
    --Roger Williams (pianist)
    --Frankie Vaughan (singer from England) - "Happy Days and Lonely Nights."
    --Georges Guetary (French singer) - "Mon Amour Oh Mon Amour."
    --Jane Morgan sings "I've Got Bells On My Heart."
    --Dorothy Donegan (pianist) - possibly "Boogie Woogie" and "St. Louis Blues."
    Comedy:
    --Sam Levenson (comedian) - does a monologue about current day nursery schools.
    --Emmett Kelly (circus clown)
    Also appearing:
    --Anton Dolin performs his own ballet, "Variations for Four," with other members of The London Festival Ballet (possibly John Gilpin, Louis Godfrey, Michael Hogan and Andre Prokovsky).
    --The Three Bragazzis (Italian comedy & bouncing act)
    --O'Brady (novelty puppet act from Europe)
    --Ros-Ko (a talking crow)

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  • November 17, 1957: Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps, Georgia Gibbs, Carol Burnett, Johnny Carson

    Music:
    --Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps - "Dance to the Bop."
    --Georgia Gibbs - "Great Balls of Fire" &"Rock-A-Bye Baby."
    --Julius LaRosa - "You Make Me Feel So Young" and "Just Forever."
    --Carol Bennett - "Careless."
    --Kate Smith sings "All the Way" and "When Lover Has Gone."
    --Jose Melis (pianist from Jack Paar's TV show) - "Tamanoco"

    Comedy:
    --Johnny Carson (stand-up comedy) - does a routine about a children's show host who's suffering from a hangover.
    --Harvey Stone (stand-up comedian)
    --Wally Griffin (stand-up comedian) - tells jokes about Boston, does a routine about delinquents.

    Also appearing:
    --Les Garcons Delarue (French novelty act)
    --Vic & Adio (acrobats)
    --Latinos (3 male dancers) - athletic dancers do leaps. One man dances on his head.
    --On film: Ed visits the set of "Big Country." Ed jokes around with the director (William Wyler) and the actors (Gregory Peck, Charlton Heston, Jean Simmons, Burl Ives). Chuck Connors pretends to rough Ed up.

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  • June 29, 1958: Moscow's Moiseyev Ballet

    The entire program features the Moiseyev Dance Company of Moscow, Russia's first contribution to the cultural exchange program between the U.S. and Soviet Union. The group, led by choreographer Iror Moiseyev, does traditional Soviet folk dances, and other based upon them.
    (A kinescope of this program will be repeated, by popular demand, on 2/1/59.)
    Dances include:
    --Bul-Ba (depicting the growing of a potato crop)
    --Dance of the Tartars of Kazan (showing a trick played by two young girls on two men)
    --Yurochka (about a village lover who is punished by the local women)
    --Partisans (about resistance fighters fighting against the Nazis)
    --City Quadrille (pre-revolution Russia)
    --Zhok (three dances from Moldavia)
    --Two Boys in a Fight (a novelty dance)
    --American Folk Dance (this encore is done to "Turkey in the Straw"

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  • June 22, 1958: 10th Anniversary Show (with clips from past shows)

    This 10th Anniversary Show features clips from the past 10 years of "Toast of the Town" & "The Ed Sullivan Show."
    Clips:
    --1948 highlights: The June Taylor Girls (chorus line); Patsy Flick
    --1949 highlights: First TV ice show, Carol Lynn, Ed In Fur Coat Tries To Ice Skate, falls / Luise Rainer / Teresa Brewer's Debut / Charles Laughton reads from the Bible / Harry Armstrong / Maude Nugent Jerome / W. C. Handy / Bill Bojangles Robinson / Rosemary Clooney's debut
    --1950 highlights: Babe Didrikson Zaharis, Margaret Truman, Perry Como / Audience Bows: Roy Campanella, Mrs. Knute Rockne / Mayor O'Dwyer makes Gordon Jenkins cry. / Scene from "Member Of The Wedding"
    --1951 highlights: Moira Shearer, Gertrude Lawrence / Helen Hayes Talks About. "Victoria Regina" & Theater Life / Oscar Hammerstein Recites "The Last Time I Saw Paris Lyrics (TV's first split screen) / Yul Brynner, Sugar Ray Robinson Kids Sam Snead
    --1952 highlights: Jackie Gleason & Art Carney; Audrey Hepburn's TV debut / Cole Porter / Johnnie Ray's TV debut / Richard Rodgers
    --1953 highlights: Walt Disney doing studio sound effects / Ed Wynn & Tony Martin / Josh Logan / Grace Kelly and Ralph Meeker & Grace Kelly / Will Jordan mimics Ed / Ben Hogan
    --1954 highlights: Jack Benny / Desi Arnaz & Lucille Ball / Darryl F. Zanuck / Victor Borge
    --1955 highlights: Louis Armstrong & Robert Merrill / Edward R. Murrow / Gina Lollobrigida & Burt Lancaster
    --1956 highlights: Elvis Presley / Phil Silvers / Bing Crosby / Julie Andrews / Ricki Lane & Velvel
    --1957 highlights: Gary & Ed Harmonize / Louis Armstrong / Circus Show / Jones Beach Show / Fred Astaire / Lerner & Loewe (composers of "My Fair Lady" & "Gigi")
    --1958 highlights: Ed joins the Kirby Stone Four as they sing "Really Big Shoe" / Wayne & Shuster / Maurice Chevalier & Sophie Tucker

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  • March 9, 1958: The Everly Brothers, Jo Stafford, The Sparkletones, Cyril Ritchard

    Music:
    --The Everly Brothers perform "Wake Up Little Susie" and "Be Bop a Lula."
    --Jo Stafford sings "Anything Goes" & "Tomorrow Mountain."
    --The Sparkletones (Rockabilly band) - "Cotton Pickin' Rockers."
    --Lonnie Satin & Barbara McNair (from the Broadway musical "The Body Beautiful") - "All of These and More."
    --Cyril Ritchard (actor) performs "Opportunity Knocks but Once (at Thuh Door)" and "Come to the Supermarket (in Old Peking)" (songs from the TV musical "Aladdin").
    --Cyril Ritchard - "And Her Mother Came, Too" (from 'John Murray Anderson's Almanac').
    Comedy:
    --Dick Shawn (comedian) - routine includes imitations of popular singers and an "Othello" routine.
    Also appearing:
    --Carol Heiss (ice skater, live from Madison Square Garden).
    --David Jenkins (figure skater, live from Madison Square Garden).
    --Tour-Bier (vagabond painter from Paris) - creates a Folies Bergeres dancer out of a map of Paris.
    --The Samy Brothers (acrobatic act from Egypt)
    --Harrison & Fisher (ballroom dancing)
    --Los Trianos (Spanish Flamenco dancers)

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  • October 6, 1957: The Everly Brothers, Danny Thomas, Bob & Ray, Kate Smith

    Music:
    --The Everly Brothers - "Wake Up Little Susie"
    --Kate Smith sings "All Right with Me" and "Love Is a Many Splendored Thing."
    --The Kirby Stone Four - do a comedic version of "Up a Lazy River."
    Comedy:
    --Danny Thomas (comedian) - gives his thoughts on the subject of success.
    --Bob & Ray (comedy team) - do a baseball routine.
    --Alan King (comedian) - tells jokes about vacationing in Europe.
    --Richard Hearn (comedian, England's Mr. Pastry) - demonstrates the "Passing Out Ceremony."
    Also appearing:
    --Harvest Moon Ball Dancers - winners from the different dance categories perform excerpts from their routines.
    --The Mambo Aces - does a Mambo dance number.
    --Edoardo Raspino (juggler)
    --Ed introduces people associated with Kodak: Gene Hargrave (Kodak chairman), Don McMater (Kodak president) and Julia Mead (spokeswoman from Kodak commercials).

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  • October 20, 1957: Mickey Rooney, The Mills Brothers, Georgia Gibbs, Sammy Kaye Orchestra

    Music:
    --Georgia Gibbs sings "Fun Lovin' Baby."
    --The Mills Brothers (vocal group) - "Knocked Out Nightingale."
    --Carol Lawrence (from Broadway's "West Side Story") - "It Might As Well Be Spring."
    --Hildegarde - "Around the World In 80 Days."
    --Sammy Kaye and his orchestra - "Moonlight Swim."

    Additional guests (scheduled):
    --Mickey Rooney (actor, doing a comedy routine)
    --Tippy and Cobina (trained monkey act)

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  • November 10, 1957
    November 10, 1957
    Episode 7
    11/10/57
    0.0

    Music:
    --Roger Williams (pianist) - Till" and "St. Louis Blues."
    --Helen Woods (former Ziegfeld Follies girl) - "Love Is A Many Splendid Thing" (dances & plays violin).
    --Sarah Vaughan sings "Lucky In Love."
    --Sarah Vaughan & Billy Eckstine - "Passing Strangers."
    --Billy Eckstine - does impressions of other singers (Sammy Davis Jr., Louis Armstrong) then plays trumpet solo. Later in show, Billy Eckstine sings "If I Can Help Somebody."
    --Katina Ranieri - "Arrivaderchi Roma" & "Kanaya."
    --Fernanda Montel - "Melodie D'amour."
    --Inia Tewiata (singer from New Zealand) - "Waiata Poi."
    Comedy:
    --Charlotte Rae (stand-up comedian) - talks about her diet routine.
    --Gaby, Fofo, & Miliki (musical/comedy routine)
    Also appearing:
    --Ed talks with Robert Wagner & Joan Collins. A clip from the movie "Stop Over Tokyo" is shown.
    --June Taylor Dancers (from "The Jackie Gleason Show") dancing girls with hula-hoops.
    --Ed Introduces Seventeen Magazine Doll Making Contest Winners. Ginger Christensen, Fannee Fields, Sharon Rae Robinson

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  • August 3, 1958
    August 3, 1958
    Episode 45
    8/3/58
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) - do a sketch titled "The $64,000 Squeal," a quiz show parody with stool pigeons as contestants.
    --Dolores Gray (musical-comedy star) - "I Love Paris" and "It's All Right With Me."
    --Margaret Tynes (soprano) - "Summertime" and "It Ain't Necessarily So."
    --Jack E. Leonard (comedian)
    --Reneaux (magician)
    --Dieter Tasso (wire-juggler)

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  • July 27, 1958
    July 27, 1958
    Episode 44
    7/27/58
    0.0

    Music:
    --Sheb Wooley - "The Purple People Eater"
    --Gisele MacKenzie - "All The Way"
    --Bobby Van - "Too Darn Hot" (sings and dances to song from "Kiss Me Kate")
    --Gordon MacRae - medley: "Moonlight Bay," "Tea For Two," "Stranger In Paradise" and "If I Loved You"
    --Paul Hampton - "Let's Fall In Love"
    --Jean Wald (orchestra made up of elderly women) - Grandma Orchestra plays 1920's medley.
    --Jimmy and Mildred Mulcay (harmonica players) - "Caravan"
    --Frisco Four (barbershop quartet)
    Comedy:
    --Ernie Kovacs - conducts the Nairobi Symphony (with musicians in monkey costumes).
    --George Givot (Italian comic)
    --Julia Mead - impersonates Ertha Kitt, Ray Bolger, Ethel Merman
    --The Goofers (comical musicians) - "Flying Blues" & "Man On the Flying Trapeze" (musicians goofing around, on pogo sticks, doing cartwheels, one swings upside down while playing bass, etc.)

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  • November 24, 1957
    November 24, 1957
    Episode 9
    11/24/57
    0.0

    Music:
    --Tony Martin (singer, via a remote from Boston) - "Carioca" & 1 other song.
    --The Four Aces (vocal group) - "When the Saints Go Marching In."
    --Barbara McNair (singer)
    --Lu Ann Simms (singer) - "Calypso."
    --The West Point Glee Club (90-voice Cadet choir)
    Comedy:
    --Joe E. Lewis (comedian)
    --Rickie Layne and Velvel (ventriloquist act)
    --Les Garcons de la Rue (a French comedy singing group)
    Also appearing:
    --The Dunhills (tap dance trio)
    --Holger and Dolores (adagio dance team)
    --The Morlidor Trio (male contortionist with two female assistants)

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