"There She Is, Miss America" (the pageant theme song) was first introduced by singer Johnny Desmond on this Philco Playhouse production, "The Miss America Story" which starred Lee Meriwether.
The Sylvania Award was issued from about 1952 through 1958 in a number of categories for outstanding work in television broadcasting or production.
The Philco Corporation and ABC network televised the first live Miss America broadcast on Saturday September 11, 1954.
Twenty seven million viewers from coast to coast shared the thrills of the Boardwalk Hall audience as they watched from their own homes as California's Lee Meriwether captured the title for 1955. Bob Russell was the emcee. For the first time, the pageant also featured it's first "Illuminated Night Parade" down the Boardwalk.
Based on William Burke Miller's Pulitzer prize winning news dispatches in 1925.
Made into the 1956 film "Wicked as They Come" sometimes titled as "Portrait in Smoke" starring Arlene Dahl and Philip Carey.
"High Tor" was also made for CBS' Ford Star Jubilee on March 10, 1956 with Bing Crosby and Julie Andrews.
Ann Mayes Rutledge was born on January 7, 1813, near Henderson, Kentucky. She was Abraham Lincoln's one true love who passed away at age 22 of typhoid fever.
Little Boy Lost is based on Marghanita Laski's bestselling novel and was made into the 1953 film starring Bing Crosby.
Blake Edwards adapted this play for his 1958 film "This Happy Feeling" starring Debbie Reynolds and Curt Jurgens.
The play is based loosely on the centuries old European folk song "The Ballad of Barbara Allen."
Dennis King, the actor playing Grant was to jump into an NBC limo and get uptown in time for the "remote." But there was no limo. So the actor hailed a cab and, in full Grant regalia, ordered, "Take me to Grant's Tomb!"
Dreamworks paid US $2.6 million to acquire the rights to the novel from Warner Bros. for a proposed movie version starring and/or directed by Ben Stiller.
Broadway version of What Makes Sammy Run? premiered on February 27, 1964 which ran for 540 performances starring Steve Lawrence as Sammy Glick with Robert Alda played Al Manheim and Sally Ann Howes played Kit Sargent.
This program was thought lost until 2004 when 8 cans of film were found at LOC (Library of Congress) containing the two-part program. "What Makes Sammy Run?" was remastered and screened in New York on April 6, 2005 with Budd Schulberg, Delbert Mann, Dina Merrill and Barbara Rush present.
A two-part episode of What Makes Sammy Run? aired on NBC's Sunday Showcase September 27, 1959 & October 4, 1959 starring Larry Blyden as Sammy Glick with John Forsythe played Al Manheim, Barbara Rush was Kit Sargent and Dina Merrill was Laurette Harrington.
Samuel Goldwyn offered Schulberg money to not have it published, because Goldwyn felt that the author was "doublecrossing the Jews" and perpetuating an anti-Semitic stereotype by making Sammy Glick so venal.
When published in 1941, What Makes Sammy Run? was a best seller and was praised by Scott Fitzgerald, John O'Hara, and Dorothy Parker who said the book captured the $hi--iness of the film business.
There are also two silent versions of "Vanity Fair" one from 1911 and the other 1915.
"Vanity Fair" was filmed the following year (1923) with Mabel Ballin and George Walsh.
"Vanity Fair" the British film version is from 1922 and starred Cosmo Kyrle Bellew and Clive Brook.