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Episode Guide

  • Season 2
    • October 13, 1964 (taped September 30, 1964)

      Steve's guests are singer Mel Torme, comedian Gene Baylos, singer Janice Baker, and harmonica virtuoso Billy Lee Riley.

    • October 12, 1964 (taped September 25, 1964)

      Steve's guests are singer Bobby Freeman, clarinetist Pete Fountain, actress Pamela Mason,
      song-and-dance man John Bubbles, and comedian Bernie Kopell.

    • October 9, 1964 (taped September 25, 1964)

      Steve's guests are folk-singer Glenn Yarbrough, actress Maureen Bailey,
      comedian-musician Pete Barbutti, and physics professor Julius Sumner Miller.

    • October 8, 1964 (taped September 24, 1964)

      Steve's guests are vocalist Ketty Lester, TV personality Allen Ludden,
      actor-singer Theodore Bikel, and comedian Monte Landis.
      Highlight:
      "Password" TV host Allen Ludden demonstrates his singing abilities.
      Monte Landis, an American who established his career in England, makes his U.S. TV debut.

    • October 7, 1964 (taped September 24, 1964)

      Steve's guests are The Supremes, comedienne Betty White, novelist Henry Miller, opera singer Dick Fredricks, and CM Sgt. Frank M. Davis.
      Highlights:
      The Supremes sing "Where Did Our Love Go?"
      Novelist Henry Miller discusses censorship.
      Steve talks with Chief Master Sgt. Frank M. Davis, the U.S. Air Force's "Airman of the Year."

    • October 5, 1964 (taped September 23, 1964)

      Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows host a "Japanese Night" with guests from the U.S. and Japan.
      The American guests are comedian Shecky Greene and members of the U.S. Olympic Team.
      Japanese guests include pantomimist Mamako, and dancers Yukichi and Masako.

    • October 2, 1964
      October 2, 1964
      Episode 227
      10/2/64
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      Steve's guests are actress Gloria Swanson, singer Lou Rawls,
      English actor-comedian Digby Wolfe, and pianist Marion McPartland.

    • October 1, 1964
      October 1, 1964
      Episode 226
      10/1/64
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      Steve's guests are actresses June Havoc and Gale Storm; folk-music duo Ian and Sylvia Tyson; vocalist Carol Sloane; and comedians Bernie Kopell and Robert Elston.
      Highlight:
      Steve presents an "Allen Report to the Nation on Teenagers" with Bernie Kopell and Robert Elston.

    • September 30, 1964 (taped September 17, 1964)

      Steve's guests are British rock band The Searchers; singer Sue Raney; and comedians Pete Barbutti, Robert Elston, Bernie Kopell, and Sammy Shore.
      Highlights:
      The Searchers perform "Someday We're Gonna Love Again" and "Needles and Pins."
      Steve revives his famous "Man on the Street" interview with help from Sammy Shore, Pete Barbutti, Bernie Kopell and Robert Elston.
      Steve places a "Funny Fone Call" to his tailor in Hong Kong.

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    • September 29, 1964 (taped September 17, 1964)

      Steve's guests are science fiction writer Ray Bradbury, folk duo Ian and Sylvia Tyson, saxophonist Boots Randolph, singer Lisa Kirk, and actor-comedian Fred Smoot.
      Highlight:
      Ian and Sylvia perform "Four Strong Winds."

    • September 25, 1964 (taped September 11, 1964)

      Steve's guests are actor Burt Lancaster, The Miles Davis Group, singer January Jones, and actor-comedian Fred Smoot.
      Highlights:
      Burt Lancaster discusses the trials and tribulations of being the father of three teenage daughters. Lancaster also talks about the evening the Beatles visited his home.
      The Miles Davis Group (trumpeter Miles Davis, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, drummer Jack DeJohnette, and saxophonist Wayne Shorter) perform "So What" (and possibly "All Blues"). (Note: The UCLA library database lists Tony Williams on drums and George Coleman on saxophone.)

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    • September 24, 1964 (taped September 11, 1964)

      Steve's guests are singer Aretha Franklin, vocal group The Town Pipers, and Jayne Meadows (Mrs. Steve Allen).
      Highlight:
      Steve and Jayne narrate films they took in Bangkok, Thailand, and discuss "Why the Thai are the Happiest People in the World."

    • September 22, 1964 (taped September 10, 1964)

      Steve's guests are actress Debbie Reynolds, jazz musicians The Miles Davis Group, actor-comedian Fred Smoot, singer Fran Jeffries, and physics professor Julius Sumner Miller.
      Highlight:
      The Miles Davis Group (trumpeter Miles Davis, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, drummer Jack DeJohnette, and saxophonist Wayne Shorter) perform "No Blues."

    • September 21, 1964
      September 21, 1964
      Episode 220
      9/21/64
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      Steve's guests include vocalist Nina Simone, actress Susan Oliver, comedian Morey Amsterdam, and baritone singer Art Lund.
      Also appearing are Jeremy Geidt & John Bird, satirists from the comedy review "The Establishment."

    • September 18, 1964 (taped September 4, 1964)

      Steve's guests are singer Ketty Lester, comedian-actor Bernie Kopell, actress Mary Ann Mobley, Jayne Meadows, and rock band Hub Kapp & the Wheels.
      Highlights:
      Hub Kapp and the Wheels perform "Sigh, Cry, Almost Die" and "Bony Maronie."
      Steve and his wife, Jayne Meadows, narrate films of their recent trip to Thailand.

    • September 17, 1964 (taped September 4, 1964)

      Steve's guests include actress Carolyn Jones, saxophonist Gerry Mulligan, comedian Lon Alexander, and Australian singer Lorrae Desmond.
      Also appearing are Jeremy Geidt & John Bird, satirists from the comedy review "The Establishment."

    • September 16, 1964
      September 16, 1964
      Episode 217
      9/16/64
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    • September 14, 1964 (taped September 3, 1964)
    • September 11, 1964 (taped August 28, 1964)
    • September 10, 1964 (taped August 28, 1964)
    • September 9, 1964
      September 9, 1964
      Episode 213
      9/9/64
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    • September 8, 1964 (taped August 27, 1964)
    • September 4, 1964 (taped August 21, 1964)
    • September 3, 1964 (taped August 20, 1964)
    • September 2, 1964 (taped August 19, 1964)

      Guest hosts Phyllis Diller and Regis Philbin welcome singer Lesley Gore, comedian Morey Amsterdam, musician Roger Miller, the comedy team Curtiss and Tracy (Jackie Curtiss and Bill Tracy), and hypnotist Pat Collins.
      Highlight:
      Lesley Gore sings "Maybe I Know."

    • September 1, 1964 (taped August 18, 1964)
    • August 31, 1964 (taped August 17, 1964)
    • August 28, 1964 (taped August 14, 1964)

      Woody Woodbury winds up his week as guest-host with actor Jim Backus, actress Jayne Mansfield, comedian-singer Joe E. Lewis, actress-singer Connie Stevens, and singer Tommy Leonetti,

    • August 27, 1964 (taped August 13, 1964)

      Guest host Woody Woodbury welcomes actress Janet Blair, impressionist John Byner, comedian-singer Joe E. Lewis, singer Jaye P. Morgan, film producer Max E. Youngstein, and rock band Hub Kapp and the Wheels.
      Highlight:
      Hub Kapp and the Wheels perform "Bama-Lama-Lama-Loo" and "Work, Work." During the interview with Woodbury, Hub Kapp (Pat McMahon) introduces the individual members of The Wheels: Rip Kord, Ry Krisp, Terry Kloth and Ty Klyp

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    • August 26, 1964 (taped August 12, 1964)

      Guest host Woody Woodbury welcomes The Righteous Brothers, actress Barbara Nichols, TV personality Dennis James,
      the comedy team of Jackie Curtiss and Bill Tracy, vocalist Lorez Alexandria, aviatrix Joan Merriman Smith, and puppeteer Hank Higgins.
      Highlight:
      Joan Merriman Smith discusses how she recently piloted a small plane on a trip around the world.

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    • August 25, 1964 (taped August 11, 1964)
    • August 24, 1964 (taped August 10, 1964)
    • August 21, 1964 (taped August 7, 1964)
    • August 20, 1964 (taped August 7, 1964)

      Guest host Eddie Albert welcomes actress Arlene Dahl, vocalist Gale Garnett,
      TV producer Ivan Tors, comedian Stubby Kaye, jazz group The Chico Hamilton Quintet, and physical fitness expert Debbie Drake.
      Highlight:
      Eddie Albert talks with Ivan Tors, the executive producer of the upcoming TV series "Flipper."

    • August 19, 1964 (taped August 5, 1964)
    • August 18, 1964 (taped August 4, 1964)
    • August 17, 1964 (taped August 3, 1964)

      Guest host Eddie Albert welcomes actress-playwright June Havoc; the comedy team of Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara; comedy writer Herbert Baker;
      vocal duo Jackie & Gayle (Jackie Miller and Gayle Caldwell); and nightclub hypnotist Arthur Ellen.

    • August 14, 1964 (taped July 15, 1964)
    • August 13, 1964 (taped June 25, 1964)

      Steve's guests are singer John Gary; vocal duo Jackie & Gayle (Jackie Miller and Gayle Caldwell); and comedians Bill Daily, Adam Keefe, and
      Bernie Kopell.

    • August 12, 1964 (taped July 1, 1964)
    • August 11, 1964 (taped June 24, 1964)
    • August 7, 1964
      August 7, 1964
      Episode 192
      8/7/64
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    • August 6, 1964 (taped June 11, 1964)
    • July 31, 1964 (taped July 17, 1964)

      Steve's guests are Senator Margaret Chase Smith (R., Maine), folk group The Chad Mitchell Trio, comedienne Phyllis Diller, and singer Teri Thornton.
      Highlights:
      The Chad Mitchell Trio perform "The John Birch Society."
      Sen. Margaret Chase Smith discusses the 1964 GOP convention, gender prejudice in Washington, and some of her disagreements with Sen. Barry Goldwater.

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    • July 30, 1964 (taped July 17, 1964)
    • July 29, 1964 (taped July 16, 1964)

      Steve's guests are folk group The Chad Mitchell Trio, actress Dorothy Lamour, singer Barbara McNair, comedienne Phyllis Diller, actor-comedian Benny Rubin, comedian Don Sherman, and Steve's 87-year-old mother Belle Montrose.
      Highlights:
      The Chad Mitchell Trio sing their banned-from-radio record "Barry's Boys," which criticizes 1964 Republican Presidential candidate Barry Goldwater.
      Phyllis Diller, Belle Montrose, Benny Rubin, Don Shermman and Steve Allen talk about the old Vaudeville days.

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    • July 27, 1964 (taped July 15, 1964)
    • July 24, 1964 (taped July 10, 1964)
    • July 23, 1964 (taped July 10, 1964)
    • July 22, 1964 (taped July 8, 1964)
      7/22/64
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      Steve's guests are actress-singer Dorothy Lamour, jazz musician Stan Getz and singer Astrud Gilberto, comedian Bobby Ramsen, and Dr. Robert C. Ettinger.
      Highlights:
      Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto perform their hit record "The Girl from Ipanema."
      Dr. Robert Ettinger, author of "The Prospect of Immortality," discusses his plan for achieving physical immorality.

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    • July 21, 1964 (taped July 8, 1964)
      7/21/64
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      Steve's guests are singer Lou Rawls, folk group The Womenfolk, and comedians Dayton Allen and Fred Smoot.

    • July 17, 1964 (taped July 3, 1964)
      7/17/64
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    • July 16, 1964 (taped July 3, 1964)
      7/16/64
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    • July 14, 1964 (taped July 2, 1964)
      7/14/64
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    • July 13, 1964 (taped July 1, 1964)
      7/13/64
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    • July 10, 1964
      July 10, 1964
      Episode 176
      7/10/64
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    • July 9, 1964
      July 9, 1964
      Episode 175
      7/9/64
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    • July 8, 1964 (taped June 28, 1964)

      Steve Allen and Jayne Meadows attend the movie premiere of "The Night of the Iguana" at Lincoln Center's Philharmonic Hall.
      Mr. and Mrs. Alen interview celebrities arriving for the event. Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Ava Gardner, Sue Lyon, Tennessee Williams, Carol Channing, Lauren Bacall, Montgomery Cliff, Red Buttons, Eydie Gorme, Steve Lawrence, Edie Adams, Jonathan Winters, Roddy McDowall, Mary Healy, Peter Lind Hayes and Arlene Francis are among the attendees.

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    • July 6, 1964 (taped June 24, 1964)

      Steve's guests are jazz musician/vibraphonist Lionel Hampton; folk-singing trio The Rooftop Singers; satirists Jeremy Geidt, Eleanor Bron and John Bird (cast members of "The Establishment" stage revue); and the wives of Sid Caesar, Milton Berle and Shelley Berman.
      Highlight:
      Jaye Meadows (Mrs. Steve Allen) joins Florence Levy (Mrs. Sid Caesar), Ruth Cosgrove Rosenthal (Mrs. Milton Berle), and Sarah Herman (Mrs. Shelley Berman) to discuss what their comedian-husbands are like at home.

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    • July 3, 1964 (taped June 19, 1964)

      Steve's guests are actors Anthony Franciosa and Elizabeth Ashley, singers Timi Yuro and Mike Dees, comedian Don Sherman, and dancer Toni Basil.

    • July 2, 1964 (taped June 19, 1964)
    • July 1, 1964 (taped June 18, 1964)

      Steve's guests are actor Peter Falk; Count Basie and his 16-piece orchestra; Gypsy Rose Lee; singer Carmen McRae; and the comedy team of Stiller & Meara (Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara).

    • June 30, 1964 (taped June 17, 1964)
    • June 26, 1964 (taped June 12, 1964)

      Steve's guests are actress Nina Foch; folk music duo Bud and Travis (Bud Dashiell and Travis Edmonson);
      vocalist Gloria Lynne; comedians Don Sherman and Bill Daily; and "game girl" Barbara Perkins.
      (The UCLA library database also lists appearances by Stan Stanley and Margaret Elson.)
      Highlight:
      Lee Philips, Joyce Van Patten and Robert Elston dramatize more of Jules Feiffer's syndicated cartoons.

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    • June 25, 1964
      June 25, 1964
      Episode 167
      6/25/64
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      Steve's guests are singer Marvin Gaye, humorist Henry Gibson, Jayne Meadows (Mrs. Steve Allen), and Pat Wayne, Jody McCrea and Lindsay Crosby.
      Highlight:
      Pat Wayne, Jody McCrea and Lindsay Crosby (sons of John Wayne, Joel McCrea and Bing Crosby) talk about life in Hollywood.

    • June 23, 1964 (taped June 11, 1964)

      Steve's guests are actress Barbara Rush; atheist leader Madalyn Murray; singer Michael Dees;
      comedians Louis Nye, Bill Daily, Bernie Kopell, and Don Sherman; and Miss Trash of 1964.
      Highlight:
      Louis Nye participates in more "Commercial Black-Outs."
      Madalyn Murray (later Madalyn Murray O'Hair), founder of the American Atheists, holds an audience press conference.

    • June 22, 1964 (taped June 8, 1964)
      6/22/64
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      Steve's guests are Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, actress Carolyn Jones, comedienne Phyllis Diller, folk duo Joe and Eddie, and comedian Cliff "Charley Weaver" Arquette.
      Highlight:
      Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy discusses plans for the J.F.K. Memorial Library.

    • June 19, 1964 (taped June 5, 1964)
      6/19/64
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      Steve's guests are impressionist Rich Little; vocalist Marilynn Lovell; The Joe Pass Quartet; comedians Gabe Dell and Bill Daily; and actress Jayne Meadows.
      Highlight:
      Steve and his guests turn the horror story "Bride of Dracula" into a musical.

    • June 18, 1964 (taped June 5, 1964)
      6/18/64
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      Steve's guests are actress Gloria Swanson, actor Vincent Price, singer Jimmie Rodgers, singer Nancy Adams, and the comedy team of Curtiss and Tracy (Jackie Curtiss and Bill Tracy).
      Highlight:
      Gloria Swanson sings her classic tune "Love, Your Magic Spell Is Everywhere."

    • June 17, 1964 (taped June 4, 1964)
      6/17/64
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      Steve's guests are singer Lou Rawls, Gypsy Rose Lee, comedienne Phyllis Diller, Broadway columnist Earl Wilson, and magician Melbourne Christopher.
      Highlight:
      Joyce Van Patten, Robert Elston and Lee Phillips dramatize one of Jules Feiffer's syndicated cartoons.

    • June 15, 1964 (taped June 3, 1964)
      6/15/64
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      Steve's guests are comedians Gabe Dell, Bernie Kopell, Don Sherman and Cliff "Charley Weaver" Arquette;
      singer Nancy Adams; a troupe of Israeli singers;
      and the cast of the off-Broadway show "In White America."
      Highlight:
      Steve Allen, Gabe Dell, Bernie Kopell and Don Sherman spoof satirical television with "This Wasn't The Week That Was."

    • June 12, 1964 (taped May 29, 1964)
      6/12/64
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      Steve's guests are singer Mary Wells; folk duo Ian and Sylvia; Turk Murphy and his orchestra; the comedy team of Greco & Willard (Vic Greco & Fred Willard); and comedians Don Sherman, Gabe Dell, Bernie Kopell, and Bill Daily.

    • June 11, 1964 (taped May 29, 1964)
      6/11/64
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      Steve's guests are actress Olivia De Havilland; Playboy Magazine's Hugh Hefner; the comedy team of Curtiss and Tracy (Jackie Curtiss and Bill Tracy); singer June Christy; and comedian Louis Nye.
      Highlight:
      Hugh Hefner introduces the Playboy "Playmate of the Year," along with some of the "Playmates" who appeared in past issues.

    • June 10, 1964 (taped May 28, 1964)
      6/10/64
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      Steve's guests are comedian Jack Benny; impressionist Rich Little; jazz musicians The Roland Kirk Quartet;
      Edgar Bergen (ventriloquist, with his dummy Charlie McCarthy); singer Fran Jeffries; and physics professor Julius Sumner Miller.
      Highlights:
      While doing his "Jack Benny" impression, Rich Little receives a surprise visit by Jack Benny himself.
      Edgar Bergen and Jack Benny reminisce about golden days of radio.

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    • June 9, 1964 (taped May 27, 1964)
      6/9/64
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      Steve's guests are actor-comedian Lenny Kent; the comedy team of Charlie Brill and Mitzi McCall;
      singers Fran Jeffries and Bill Carey; and comedian Gabe Dell.
      Highlights:
      Bill Carey sings "Sophia," a song composed by Steve Allen.
      Steve and Gabe Dell spoof next season's "monster" sitcoms with "The Dick Van Death Show."

    • June 5, 1964 (taped May 22, 1964)
      6/5/64
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      Steve's guests are singer Pearl Bailey, and her husband, drummer Louis Bellson; comedienne Imogene Coco;
      singers Vic Dana and Margaret Whiting; former NBC president Sylvester L. "Pat" Weaver; and Jayne Meadows.
      Highlight:
      TV executive Pat Weaver defends Pay-TV, and discusses his business venture Subscription Television, Inc. which plans to bring Pay-TV into LA and San Francisco.

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    • June 4, 1964 (taped May 22, 1964)
      6/4/64
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      Steve's guests are Irish folk singers The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem; singer Michael Dees; Dave Pitts;
      comedians Bill Daily, Gabe Dell, Bernie Kopell, and Don Sherman; "Miss Dirt"; and Spanky the skating chimp.

    • June 2, 1964 (taped May 21, 1964)
      6/2/64
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      Steve's guests are folk-singers Peter, Paul and Mary; impressionist Rich Little; psychologist Dr. Joyce Brothers, comedian-actor Gabe Dell; and Jayne Meadows.
      Highlight:
      Peter, Paul and Mary perform "Rock My Soul" with the studio audience singing along.

    • June 1, 1964 (taped May 21, 1964)
      6/1/64
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      Steve's guests are folk singers Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem; comedienne-actress Rose Marie (of "The Dick Van Dyke Show");
      comedians Bill Daily, Bernie Kopell, and Don Sherman; advertising executive Don Belding; and Jayne Meadows.
      Highlights:
      Via a split-screen remote from Beverly Hills, Jayne Meadows covers the premiere of "What a Way to Go," where she chats with attendees Shirley MacLaine, Dick Van Dyke, Phil Silvers, Peter Ustinov, Jack Benny and others.
      Advertising executive Don Belding speaks out against pay-TV.

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    • May 29, 1964 (taped May 15, 1964)
      5/28/64
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      Steve's guests are Senator Barry Goldwater; actress Agnes Moorehead; and singer Keely Smith.
      Highlights:
      Presidential hopeful Barry Goldwater answers personal and political questions in an interview conducted by Steve.
      Agnes Moorehead and Steve do a parody of James Thurber's short story, "The Macbeth Murder Mystery."

    • May 28, 1964 (taped May 15, 1964)
      5/28/64
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      Steve's guests are singers Keely Smith and Frankie Avalon; actress Kim Darby; comedians Bill Daily and Arte Johnson; and song parodist Allan Sherman.

    • May 27, 1964 (taped May 14, 1964)
      5/27/64
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      Steve's guests are Barbara Perkins; comedian Bill Daily; actress Marilyn Maxwell; tenor Marco Vahn (from Syracuse, NY); Cliff "Charley Weaver" Arquette; and The Montana Men.

    • May 25, 1964 (taped May 14, 1964)
      5/25/64
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      Steve's guests are folk singer Judy Collins; song parodist Allan Sherman; comedians Bill Daily, Gabe Dell, Bernie Kopell, and Don Sherman; and physics professor Julius Sumner Miller.
      Highlight:
      Gabe Dell portrays Count Dracula, the presidential candidate from Forest Lawn.

    • May 22, 1964
      May 22, 1964
      Episode 148
      5/22/64
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      Steve's guests are singer Aretha Franklin; actor Nick Adams; comedian Larry Kent; actress Felicia Farr; and singer-actor Ron Husmann.
      Highlights:
      In light of recent LA bank robberies, Steve and actor Nick Adams attempt a robbery of their own.
      Steve interviews actress Felicia Farr, aka Mrs. Jack Lemmon.

    • May 21, 1964 (taped May 8, 1964)
      5/21/64
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      Steve's guests are singer-actress Barbara McNair, actress Beverly Garland, singer Bob Newkirk, comedian Benny Rubin, and Zen-Buddhist philosopher Alan W. Watts.

    • May 20, 1964 (taped May 7, 1964)
      5/20/64
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      Steve's guests are actress Rhonda Fleming, comedian Lenny Kent, singer-actor Ron Husmann, and folk-bluegrass musicians The Stoneman Family.

    • May 19, 1964 (taped May 7, 1964)
      5/19/64
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      Steve's guests are singer Aretha Franklin, actress Carroll Baker, character actor Gale Gordon, and health columnist Dr. Walter Alvarez.
      Highlights:
      Carroll Baker models a $12,000 dress.
      Aretha Franklin, singing and playing piano, performs "Won't Be Long."

    • May 15, 1964 (taped May 1, 1964)
      5/15/64
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      Steve's guests are actress Joan Blondell; actor Jonathan Harris; air racing pilot Paul Mantz; and singer-actress Marilynn Lovell.

    • May 14, 1964 (taped May 1, 1964)
      5/14/64
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      Steve's guests include singer Joanie Sommers, actress Gia Scala, and fashion designer Marusia Radunska.

    • May 12, 1964
      May 12, 1964
      Episode 142
      5/12/64
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      Steve's guests are comedienne Imogene Coco; singer John Gary; Cliff "Charley Weaver" Arquette; and Jayne Meadows.

    • May 11, 1964 (taped April 30, 1964)

      Steve's guests are singer Tony Bennett; actor Gardner McKay; Dr. Paul Saltman; and comedians Henny Youngman, Bernie Kopell, and Don Sherman.

    • May 8, 1964 (taped April 23, 1964)

      Steve's guests are singer Tony Bennett, jazz vocalist Marian Montgomery, comedian Don Sherman, Anthony Holland, George Putnam, and physics professor Julius Sumner Miller.

    • May 7, 1964 (taped April 24, 1964)

      Steve's guests are singer Eartha Kitt, English singing duo Chad and Jeremy, the comedy team of Dan Rowan and Dick Martin,
      37-inch tall stripper Little Venus, and 350-pound exotic dancer Babs Hemingway.
      Highlight:
      Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde perform "Yesterday's Gone."

    • May 6, 1964 (taped April 24, 1964)

      Steve's guests are actor Michael Rennie, movie director J. Lee Thompson, actress Ruta Lee, comic folk-singers Homer and Jethro,
      comedian Bill Daily, and Prof. James B. McConnell. (Additional guest: singer Lou Rawls was scheduled to appear.)
      Highlight:
      Dr. James B. McConnell of the University of Michigan shows films of his "School for Worms."

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    • May 4, 1964
      May 4, 1964
      Episode 137
      5/4/64
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      Steve's guests are Governor Grant Sawyer of Nevada, actress-singer Connie Stevens, comedian Bill Daily, comedy team Rowan and Martin (Dan Rowan and Dick Martin), and vocal group The Modernaires.
      Highlights:
      Governor Frank Grant Sawyer discusses gambling in Nevada.
      "Miss Strawberry of 1964" shares a 6-foot tall shortcake with Rowan and Martin."
      Comedy segments include "The Four Pigs," a rock 'n' roll spoof group.

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    • May 1, 1964 (taped April 17, 1964)

      Steve's guests are Pierre Salinger, actress Shelley Winters, comedians Tim Conway and Jack Riley, singer Fran Jeffries, and singer-actor Ron Husmann.
      Highlights:
      Former White House Press Secretary Pierre Salinger plays jazz piano and holds an audience "press conference."
      Tim Conway introduces his new comic "find," Jack Riley.

    • April 30, 1964
      April 30, 1964
      Episode 135
      4/30/64
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      Steve's guests are actor Nick Adams, actress Angela Korens, impressionist Rich Little, tenor Enzo Stuarti, and Jayne Meadows.

    • April 29, 1964 (taped April 16, 1964)

      Steve's guests are the vocal duo April Stevens and Nino Tempo,
      French singer-composer Charles Aznavour, comic actor Sid Melton, fitness expert Debbie Drake, Tropicana showgirl Corinne Vial, and comedian Cliff "Charley Weaver" Arquette.

    • April 28, 1964 (taped April 16, 1964)

      Steve's guests are actress Arlene Dahl; the comedy team of Greco & Willard (Vic Greco & Fred Willard); singer-actor Ron Husmann;
      the NORAD "Commanders" Orchestra; and sculptor Nico Van den Heuvel.

    • April 24, 1964
      April 24, 1964
      Episode 132
      4/24/64
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      Steve's guests are actor Jackie Cooper, English actor Wilfrid Hyde-White, and vocalist Renee Roberts.

    • April 23, 1964 (taped April 10, 1964)

      Steve's guests include actress Carolyn Jones, singer Vikki Carr, comedian Jack E. Leonard, actor Paul Gilbert, and Dr. James A. Peterson.
      Highlights:
      Stunt car driver Ron "Crash" Wilson and his wife Janie stage a head-on collision on LaMirada Avenue.
      Marriage counselor Dr. James A. Peterson discusses "How to Fight With Your Wife."

    • April 21, 1964 (taped April 9, 1964)

      Steve's guests are impressionist Rich Little, singer Marian Montgomery, comedian Cliff "Charley Weaver" Arquette,
      Los Angeles District Attorney J. Miller Levy, and former San Quentin warden Clinton Duffy.
      Highlight:
      Clinton Truman Duffy debates J. Miller Levy on the topic of capital punishment.

    • April 20, 1964 (taped April 9, 1964)

      Steve's guests are actress Gloria Swanson, comedian Jack E. Leonard, singer Fran Jeffries, actress Judy Lang, and hair stylist Ken Allan.

    • April 17, 1964 (taped April 3, 1964)

      Steve's guests are folk singer Leon Bibb, comedian-impressionist Frank Gorshin, actress Joyce Jameson, vocal group The King Sisters, comedian Cliff "Charley Weaver" Arquette, and 'King of the Hobos' Jeff Davis.

    • April 16, 1964
      April 16, 1964
      Episode 127
      4/16/64
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      Steve's guests are actors Henry Fonda and Darren McGavin, comedian Pat Henry, and physics professor Julius Sumner Miller.
      Highlights:
      Henry Fonda joins Steve for a studio audience press conference.
      Steve attempts to shave a 2000-pound "bearded" elephant with a blow torch.

    • April 15, 1964 (taped April 2, 1964)

      Steve's guests are actor Peter Ustinov, jazz singer Irene Kral, bluesman Luke "Long Gone" Miles, comedian "Professor" Irwin Corey, former Miss Finland Lizalotta Valesca, and Jayne Meadows.

    • April 13, 1964 (taped April 2, 1964)

      Steve's guests are comedian Groucho Marx, Groucho's grandsons Steve & Andy Marx, actress Stephanie Powers, composer Harry Ruby, comedian "Professor" Irwin Corey, and singer Bonnie Bunkley.
      Highlights:
      Groucho Marx's grandsons, 17-year-old Steve and 14-year-old Andy Marx, perform a folk song.

    • April 10, 1964 (taped March 26, 1964)

      Steve's guests are singer Aretha Franklin, criminal attorney Gladys Root, comedian-actor Ransom Sherman, comedian Cliff "Charley Weaver" Arquette, and illusionists The Kirkhams.
      Highlights:
      Gladys Root, criminal attorney who defended the Frank Sinatra Jr. kidnappers, gives her views on legalizing prostitution and abortion.
      Ransom Sherman joins Steve in a comedy skit.

    • April 9, 1964 (taped March 26, 1964)

      Steve's guests are singers Adam Wade and Timi Yuro, the comedy team of Curtiss and Tracy (Jackie Curtiss and Bill Tracy), comedian Cliff "Charley Weaver" Arquette, and and sleep expert Gertrude Concord.

    • April 8, 1964 (taped March 25, 1964)

      Steve's guests are actor Cliff Robertson, singer Mel Torme, one-man band Jesse Fuller, and psychologist Dr. Frederick J. Hacker.
      Highlight:
      Jesse Fuller plays "The Monkey and the Engineer" and "San Francisco Bay Blues."

    • April 7, 1964 (taped March 25, 1964)

      Steve's guests are singer Aretha Franklin, folk singers Bud and Travis (Bud Dashiell and Travis Edmonson), divorce attorney Samuel Kling, and wire artist Mikhail Santaro.
      Highlight:
      Steve plays a game of "Hide and Seek" with the audience.

    • April 3, 1964 (taped March 20, 1964)

      Steve's guests are actor-comedian Peter Sellers, actor Ty Hardin, vocal group The Four Seasons, and and Dr. Anne-Marie Bennstrom.
      Highlights:
      Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons perform "Day In and Day Out" and "I Can Dream, Can't I?"
      Peter Sellers demonstrates a few of his comic dialects, and joins Steve for a "Funny Fone Call" to Inspector Scotty at Scotland Yard.
      Playing drums, Peter Sellers joins the Donn Trenner Orchestra for a rendition of "Honeysuckle Rose."
      Actor Ty Hardin joins Allen for a "Mad -Lib" sketch in which missing words are selected by the audience.
      Dr. Anne-Marie Bennstrom, the executive director of The Golden Door health resort, gets Steve and Ty Hardin to try a few exercises.

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    • April 2, 1964 (taped March 20, 1964)

      Steve's guests are dancer-actress Barrie Chase, comedy team of Allen and Rossi (Marty Allen and Steve Rossi), singer Ron Hussman, anarchist Ammon Hennacy, and Sister Mary Caroline.

    • April 1, 1964 (taped March 19, 1964)

      Steve's guests are gospel vocal group The Staple Singers, newlywed actors Troy Donahue and Suzanne Pleshette, psychologist Dr. Gary A. Steiner, and snake dancer Athena.
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    • March 31, 1964
      March 31, 1964
      Episode 117
      3/31/64
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      Steve's guests are actress Carolyn Jones, folk singers Bud and Travis, Dr. Frederick J. Hacker, and comedian Cliff "Charley Weaver" Arquette.
      Additional guests (scheduled to appear) are actress Stella Stevens and actor Ben Piazza.
      Highlights:
      Carolyn Jones and Steve satirize "Oscar" night.
      Charlie Weaver tries to instruct Steve on the correct way to pitch a tent.
      Dr. Frederick J. Hacker talks about psychoanalysis.

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    • March 30, 1964
      March 30, 1964
      Episode 116
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      Steve's guests are singer Joanie Sommers, mentalist George Kreskin, and musical-comedy group The Characters.
      Highlight:
      In a Backward sketch, "Furno the Great" (Steve) is shot out of a cannon.

    • March 27, 1964 (taped March 12, 1964)

      Steve's guests are The Beach Boys, actor Anthony Perkins, singer Ethel Ennis, Dee Stratton, and divorce attorney Samuel G. Kling.
      Highlights:
      The Beach Boys perform "Surfin' USA" and "Fun Fun Fun."
      Tony Perkins takes part in an audience Press Conference.
      Samuel G. Kling discusses his book "The Complete Guide to Divorce."
      Steve learns how to surf.

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    • March 26, 1964 (taped March 13, 1964)

      Steve's guests are vocalist Sue Raney, actress Diana Sands, comedian Cliff "Charley Weaver" Arquette, painter Sidney Rushakoff, and Dr. Anne-Marie Bennstrom.

    • March 25, 1964 (taped March 13, 1964)

      Steve's guests are actress-singer Gale Storm, Amanda Ambrose, designer Marusia, and Better Business Bureau president Robert J. Bauer.
      Additional guests (scheduled to appear) are singer Ethel Ennis and stripper Little Venus.

    • March 24, 1964 (taped March 11, 1964)

      Steve's guests are singer Frankie Avalon, actress Diana Sands, Dee Stratton, and the Wee Three instrumental trio.

    • March 23, 1964 (taped March 11, 1964)

      Steve guests are comedienne Phyllis Diller, jazz pianist Les Mc Cann & his trio, singer Janice Baker, actress Dee Stratton, physicist Dr. Linus Pauling, and physics professor Julius Sumner Miller.
      Highlight:
      Nobel Prize winner Dr. Linus Pauling talks about "The Bomb."

    • March 20, 1964 (taped March 6, 1964)

      Steve's guests are singer-comedian Dennis Day, singer Damita Jo, The Art Blakey Sextet, comedian Cliff "Charley Weaver" Arquette, and bartender school operator William Maher.

    • March 19, 1964 (taped March 6, 1964)

      Steve's guests are actress Bette Davis, singer Mel Torme, Amanda Ambrose, Dee Arlen Stratton, and marriage counselor Dr. James A. Peterson.

    • March 18, 1964 (taped March 5, 1964)

      Steve's guests are dancer-actress Barrie Chase, actor Alan Young, comedian Cliff Arquette, Ann Richards, stunt man John Hagner, and math professor Edward Thorp.
      Highlight:
      Edward Thorp tells how an IBM 704 helped him devise a formula that breaks the blackjack game in Nevada.

    • March 17, 1964 (taped March 4, 1964)

      Steve's guests are comedian Lenny Bruce, singer-actress Marilynn Lovell, Jim Kweskin and his Jug Band, and Charlotte Henry.
      Additional guests (scheduled to appear): Hollywood newlyweds Troy Donahue and Suzanne Pleshette; and Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Rossitto.
      Highlights:
      Controversial comedian Lenny Bruce does a stand-up routine.
      Marilyn Lovell and Steve play a couple arriving home after a visit to the President.

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    • March 16, 1964
      March 16, 1964
      Episode 106
      3/16/64
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      Steve's guests are actress Elsa Lanchester, actor-comedian Tony Randall, singer Joe Williams and the Junior Mance Trio, actress Elsa Lanchester,
      comedian Cliff "Charley Weaver" Arquette, and foot-jugglers Jan and Wally Orwyn.

    • March 13, 1964 (taped February 28, 1964)

      Steve's guests are Minnesota governor Karl Rolvaag, civil rights author James Baldwin, comedian Vaughn Meader, singer Blossom Dearie,
      comedian Cliff Arquette, The Jim Kweskin Jug Band,  and fitness expert Anne Marie Bennstrom.
      Highlights:
      Blossom Dearie sings "Put On A Happy Face."
      Vaughn Meader delivers a topical comedy monologue.

    • March 12, 1964 (taped February 28, 1964)

      Steve's guests are actress Nita Talbot, comedian Mickey Manners, singer Sue Raney, and magician Jay Ose.
      Highlights:
      Steve Allen and Nita Talbot do a sketch on censorship.
      Steve and three members of Donn Trenner's Orchestra form a quartet called "The Four Chickens."
      Steve tests a new machine which allegedly can throw baseballs well enough to win a World Series.

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    • March 11, 1964 (taped February 27, 1964)

      Steve's guests are Gisele MacKenzie, actress Shary Marshall, "peanut pusher" Ulysses L. Baxter, and comedian Cliff "Charley Weaver" Arquette.
      Highlights:
      Gisele MacKenzie sings "I Believe in You" and "The Twelfth of Never."
      Gisele and Steve do a skit about a tired businessman who treats his wife like a secretary.
      Steve Allen, Ulysses L. Baxter and Cliff Arquette use their noses to push peanuts down Hollywood's Vine Street. (In July 1963, singer Ulysses L. Baxter spent eight days pushing a peanut up the 14,110-foot Pikes Peak with his nose.)
      In a repeat segment from the Dec. 20, 1963 show, Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) takes part in an audience "press conference."

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    • March 10, 1964 (taped February 26, 1964)

      Steve's guests are folk singer Bob Dylan, comedians Wally Cox and Louis Nye, vocal duo The Soul Sisters, industrial spy Harvey G. Wolf, and Hollywood gown designer Marusia.
      Highlights:
      Bob Dylan performs "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll."
      Wally Cox discusses his autobiography.

    • March 9, 1964 (taped February 26, 1964)

      Steve's guests are Erle Stanley Gardner (mystery writer & "Perry Mason" creator), singer Jo Anne Gilbert, comedian Louis Nye, moon expert Riley Crabb, and D.O. Neslund.

    • March 6, 1964 (taped February 21, 1964)

      Steve's guests are Senator Hubert Humphrey (Democrat-Minnesota), satirist Mort Sahl, folksinger-actor Theodore Bikel, and actress Diana Sands.
      Highlight:
      Senator Hubert Humphrey (D-Minnesota) discusses his recent meeting with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.

    • March 5, 1964 (taped February 21, 1964)

      Steve's guests are actress Jayne Mansfield, doo-wop group The Rivingtons, comedian Alexander King, illusionists Ed and Nanci Keener, and paraplegic veterans The Flying Wheels.
      Highlights:
      Jayne Mansfield joins Steve in a Backward Sketch.
      The Rivingtons perform "The Weejee Walk" and "You Are My Sunshine."
      The Keeners perform excerpts from their "Magic Of The Atmosphere" act.
      A basketball game between the Allen All-Stars and the "Flying Wheels," paraplegic veterans from Long Beach, CA.

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    • March 4, 1964 (taped February 20, 1964)

      Steve's guests are 'Tonight Show' host Johnny Carson, actor Ed Begley, singer Della Reese, comedian Pat Cooper, and Jerry Walsh.
      Former President Harry S. Truman is interviewed in a segment filmed at the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri.

    • March 3, 1964 (taped February 20, 1964)

      Steve's guests are singer Della Reese, author-humorist Alexander King, comedian Pat Cooper, physics professor Julius Sumner Miller, and Steve's 16-year-old son Brian.
      Highlight:
      In a "Backwards" sketch, Steve plays Ferno, the mad magician.

    • March 2, 1964 (taped February 12, 1964)

      Steve's guests are singers Toni Lee Scott and David Allen, yogi expert Jack Schwarz, and medical columnist Dr. Walter Alvarez.

    • February 28, 1964 (taped February 14, 1964)

      Steve's guests are baritone singer John Raitt, actress Renne Roberts, comedian Cliff Arquette, and psychic expert Dr. Roman Ostoja.
      Highlights
      Cliff Arquette, John Raitt, and Steve appear as the "Bedbugs," a spoof of the Beatles.
      Dr. Ostoja (a.k.a. Count Roman Ostoja) walks on fire.

    • February 27, 1964 (taped February 14, 1964)

      Steve's guests are singer Bob Newkirk, Dr. James Peterson, comedian Cliff Arquette, and health-food enthusiast Gypsy Boots.

    • February 26, 1964
      February 26, 1964
      Episode 93
      2/26/64
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      Steve's guests are actor Kirk Douglas, singer Gene McDaniels, comedian Cliff Arquette, sleight-of-hand magician Al Goshman, and 12-year-old piano prodigy Hans Boepple.
      Highlight:
      Kirk Douglas talks about his new film "Seven Days in May."

    • February 25, 1964 (taped February 12, 1964)

      Steve's guests are comedian Mort Sahl, singer-actress Dorothy Dandridge, folk singer Jimmy Rodgers, and The Shenandoah Trio.

    • February 21, 1964 (taped February 7, 1964)

      Steve's guests are The Mills Brothers, John Myhers, and Dr. Irwin A. Moon.

    • February 20, 1964 (taped February 7, 1964)

      Steve's guests are Phyllis Diller, Allan Jones, Tom Wong, Wild Bill Elliott and Ken Maynard.
      Highlights:
      Steve hosts an "Old Time Cowboy Panel" with movie cowboys Wild Bill Elliott and Ken Maynard.
      Steve makes a "Funny Fone Call" on behalf of an audience member.

    • February 19, 1964 (taped February 6, 1964)

      Steve's guests are actress Diane Cilento, singer Gogi Grant, Indian drummer Harihar Rao, and comedian Cliff "Charley Weaver" Arquette.

    • February 18, 1964 (taped February 6, 1964)

      Steve's guests are actor Gene Kelly, singer Jimmy Witherspoon, comedian Joe Phillips, guitarist Chris Parkening, composers Johnny Green and Elmer Bernstein, and physics professor Julius Sumner Miller.
      Highlights:
      Gene Kelly talks about his recent goodwill tour of Africa for the State Department.
      Johnny Green and Elmer Bernstein introduce teenage classical guitarist Chris Parkening.

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    • February 14, 1964 (taped January 31, 1964)

      Steve's guests are Sinatra impersonator Duke Hazlett, violinist Kissak Vrouyr, Andrew Shih, and comedian Cliff "Charley Weaver" Arquette.

    • February 13, 1964
      February 13, 1964
      Episode 86
      2/13/64
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      Steve's guests are singer-actress Diana Dors, The Charlie Byrd Trio, actor John Myhers, jazz guitarist Herb Ellis, singer-songwriter Bill Carey, and mail order king Joe Cossman.

    • February 12, 1964 (taped January 30, 1964)

      Steve's guests are singer Lou Rawls, comedians Tim Conway and Pete Barbutti.
      Highlight:
      Tim Conway plays a children's TV personality in the sketch "Texas Tony."

    • February 11, 1964 (taped January 30, 1964)

      Steve's guests are comedian Larry Storch, hypnotist Pat Collins, actress Shary Marshall, and singer Roberta Linn.

    • February 7, 1964 (taped January 24, 1964)

      Steve's guests are comedians Louis Nye and Cliff Arquette, singer Ron Husmann, Paul & Paulette, and 8'9" giant Eddie Carmel.

    • February 6, 1964 (taped January 24, 1964)

      Steve presents a Salute to Mexico with guests singer Andy Russell, band El Mariachi Aguila, dance troupe Ballet Azteca, and a Jai alai player.

    • February 5, 1964 (taped January 23, 1964)

      Steve's guests are singer Vikki Carr, comedians Joey Foreman and Dan Rowan, and singer Ron Husmann.

    • February 4, 1964 (taped January 23, 1964)

      Steve's guests are Detroit Mayor Jerry Cavanaugh, singer Damita Jo, The Kirby Stone Four, Jack Harris, and comedian Don Sherman.

    • January 31, 1964 (taped January 17, 1964)

      Steve's guests are comedian Dick Gregory, comedienne Vivian Vance, singer Ron Husmann, and winners of the TV-Radio Mirror Awards.
      On hand to accept awards are Danny Kaye (Best Male Actor); Shirley Booth of "Hazel" (Best Female Star);
      Carl Ballantine, Joe Flynn, Ernest Borgnine, and Tim Conway of "McHale's Navy" (Best Comedy);
      Ray Walston accepts an award on behalf of Don Knotts (Best Supporting Actor).

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    • January 30, 1964 (taped January 17, 1964)
    • January 29, 1964 (taped January 16, 1964)

      Steve's guests are South African folk-singer Miriam Makeba, The Dukes of Dixieland, Hollywood costume designer Charles LeMaire, comedian Dan Rowan, and violinist Kissak Vrouyr.

    • January 28, 1964 (taped January 16, 1964)

      Steve's guests are singer Tony Bennett, jazz band The Art Farmer Quartet featuring Jim Hall, comedians Shelley Berman and Dan Rowan, and physics professor Julius Sumner Miller.

    • January 24, 1964 (taped January 10, 1964)

      Steve's guests are actors Dale Ishimoto & George Takei,
      gospel group The Jubilee Four, singer Marian Montgomery,
      comedian Cliff Arquette, 12-year-old piano prodigy Hans Boepple,
      and physical fitness expert Debbie Drake.

    • January 23, 1964 (taped January 10, 1964)

      Steve's guests are Bill Wade of the Chicago Bears; Jerry Kramer of the Green Bay Packers; comedians Dan Rowan, Louis Nye, and Cliff Arquette; and singer Ron Husmann.

    • January 22, 1964 (taped January 9, 1964)

      Steve's guests are singers January Jones and Ron Husmann; Nurse Faith Riel and Dr. Eugene Adashek; softball player Eddie Feigner and catcher Joe Mason.
      Highlights:
      Steve steps up to the plate in an attempt to hit "King of Diamond" Eddie Feigner's blazing speed softball pitches with catcher Joe Mason on the receiving end.
      Steve relaxes into ad-lib commentary while he gives a pint of blood to the American Red Cross. (Guest Dr. Eugene P. Adashek was the American National Red Cross director of blood service for Los Angeles and Orange counties.)

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    • January 21, 1964 (taped January 9, 1964)

      Steve's guests are comedian Dick Gregory, jazz musician Cal Tjader and his quintet, actor Huntz Hall Jr., singer Marion Montgomery,
      and singer-actor Ron Husmann.
      Highlight:
      Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory makes his first national TV appearance since his May 1963 arrest in Birmingham, Alabama for "civil disobedience."

    • January 17, 1964
      January 17, 1964
      Episode 71
      1/17/64
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      Steve's guests are comedian Rip Taylor, comedy team Rowan and Martin, singer Peggy Dietrick, singer-actor Ron Husmann, and Yoga expert Indra Devi.

    • January 16, 1964 (taped January 3, 1964)

      Steve's guests are vibraphonist Lionel Hampton, singer Vic Dana, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and comedian Louis Nye.
      Highlights:
      Vic Dana sings "Birth of the Blues."
      Louis Nye and Zsa Zsa invade the kitchen to create their own culinary specialties.

    • January 15, 1964 (taped January 3, 1964)

      Steve's guests are pianist Roger Williams, singer Vikki Carr, singer-actor Ron Husmann, and violinist Kissak Vrouyr.

    • January 14, 1964 (taped January 2, 1964)

      Steve's guests are actor George Maharis, singer Roberta Sherwood, and physics professor Julius Sumner Miller.

    • January 10, 1964 (taped December 27, 1963)

      Steve's guests are singer Mel Torme, singer-actress Marilynn Lovell, and tight wire artist Herbie Weber.

    • January 9, 1964 (taped December 27, 1963)

      Steve's guests are actor Barry Sullivan, singer-actor Ron Husmann, actor Don Sherman, and magician Jay Ose.
      Also, appearances by series regulars Johnny Jacobs and Johnny Wilson.

    • January 8, 1964 (taped December 26, 1963)

      Steve's guests are singer-songwriter Pinky Tomlin, comedian Louis Nye, vocal group The King Sisters, Doris Carllson, and mountain climber Luther G. "Lute" Jerstad.
      Highlight:
      Mountain climber Luther Jerstad of Eugene, Oregon shows films of his recent conquest of Mt. Everest and teaches Steve how to handle mountain climbing equipment.

    • January 7, 1964 (taped December 26, 1963)

      Steve's guests are actor Hugh O'Brian, singer-actor Ron Husmann, comedian Louis Nye, and Milt Worthy.

    • January 3, 1964 (taped December 20, 1963)

      Steve's guests are Rowan and Martin; Tim Conway; Cliff Arquette; vocal group The King Sisters; singer Vic Dana; Prof. Julius Sumner Miller; and cartoonists Virgil Patch, Dick Shaw, Martin Murphy, and Phil Interlandi.

    • January 2, 1964 (taped December 20, 1963)

      Steve's guests are actress Arlene Dahl, Gypsy Rose Lee, Pamela Mason, singer Roberta Sherwood, singer-actor Ron Husmann, and comedian Cliff "Charley Weaver" Arquette.

    • January 1, 1964 (taped December 19, 1963)

      Steve's guests are Jayne Meadows, singer Ruth Olay, comedy team of Rowan and Martin, composer-conductors Johnny
      Green and Elmer Bernstein, and child prodigy pianist Hans Boeppie.
      Highlight:
      Jayne Meadows and Steve, via split screen, cover the premiere of "The Cardinal."

    • December 31, 1963 (taped December 19, 1963)

      Steve's guests are comedian Don Knotts, singer Irene Kral, singer-actor Ron Husmann, Jan Barthel, impressionist Bob Blasser, and escape artist Carl Eddington.

    • December 27, 1963 (taped December 13, 1963)

      Steve's guests are actor Peter Falk, comedian Bill Dana, The Four Amigos, and singer-comedienne Marilynn Lovell.

    • December 26, 1963 (taped December 13, 1963)

      Steve's guests are The King Sisters, singer January Jones, pianist-composer Andre Previn, comedian Lou Alexander, and puppeteer Stan Kramer with marionettes from the "Les Encore Les Poupees" revue.

    • December 25, 1963 (taped December 12, 1963)

      Steve's guests are The Four Freshmen, comedian George Carlin, pianist Philly Duke, "billboard girl" Karen Parker, Jan Orwyn, and Jayne Meadows.

    • December 24, 1963 (taped December 12, 1963)

      Steve's guests are "Mr. Novak" star James Franciscus, comedian-musician Jerry Van Dyke, singer Vikki Carr, Ron Husman, and ghost hunter Hans Holzer.

    • December 20, 1963 (taped December 6, 1963)

      Steve's guests are heavyweight contender Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali), singer Brook Benton, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Jim Parker.

    • December 19, 1963 (taped December 6, 1963)

      Steve's guests are Melodye Condos (Martha Raye's daughter), comedian Cliff "Charley Weaver" Arquette, and hypnosis expert Dr. William Jennings Bryan Jr.

    • December 18, 1963 (taped December 5, 1963)

      Steve's guests are actor Laurence Harvey, Broadway singer Ron Husman, Bill Harback, Nick Vanoff, and physics professor Julius Sumner Miller.

    • December 17, 1963 (taped December 4, 1963)

      Steve's guests are jazz musician Wingy Manone, singer Marilyn Lovell, Stanley Grinstein, and millionaire mail order king E. Joseph Cossman.

    • December 13, 1963 (taped December 4, 1963)

      Steve's guests are actor Clint Walker (from the TV Western "Cheyenne"), Pete Barbutti, The Pete Jolly Trio, and singer Mark Murphy.

    • December 12, 1963 (taped November 29, 1963)

      Steve's guests are singers Marian Montgomery and Bill Carey, comic-impressionist Adam Keefe, and escape artist Carl Eddington.

    • December 11, 1963 (taped November 29, 1963)

      Steve's guests are The Stan Getz Quartet, Toni Lee Scott, comedian Joe Flynn, and silhouette artist Nancy Van Court.

    • December 10, 1963 (taped November 27, 1963)

      Steve's guests are singers Teddi King and Bill Cunningham, comedian Tim Herbert, and stilt walker Stefan Guros (or Stephan Guris).

      Newspaper description:
      The world's largest popcorn popper erupts on the stage and the audience, armed with popcorn bags, catches the snowy fallout.
      Stephan Guris teaches Steve how to walk on stilts.

    • December 5, 1963 (taped November 17, 1963)

      Steve's guests are actor Paul Newman, singer Dinah Washington, physics professor Julius Sumner Miller, and "Toys for Tots" queen Regina Broccolo.

    • December 4, 1963
      December 4, 1963
      Episode 46
      12/4/63
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      Steve's guests are singer Gene McDaniels, actress Dee Stratton, vaudevillian Leonard Barr, and one-man band Bernard G. "Cheyenne" Schatz.

    • December 3, 1963
      December 3, 1963
      Episode 45
      12/3/63
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      Steve's guests are actress Jayne Mansfield, singer Nancy Ames, comedians Tim Conway and Shecky Greene, and comedian Cliff "Charley Weaver" Arquette.
      Highlight:
      Steve portrays "Daddy Warbunk" in the sketch "Little Orphan Ageless."

    • November 29, 1963
      November 29, 1963
      Episode 44
      11/29/63
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      Steve's guests are comedian Groucho Marx, actress-singer Dorothy Lamour, singer John Raitt, comedian Adam Keefe, and one-man band Cheyanne Schatz.
      Highlights:
      Groucho Marx faces the audience "press conference."
      Dorothy Lamour joins John Raitt in a sketch written by Steve Allen's comedy writers Stan Burns and Mike Marmer.

    • November 28, 1963 (taped November 15, 1963)
    • November 27, 1963 (taped November 14, 1963)

      Steve's guests are singer Mel Torme, comedians Jolene Brand and Jackie Kahane, illusionist John Daniel, and Marilyn Draeger (Wisconsin's 'Alice in Dairyland').

    • November 26, 1963 (taped November 20, 1963)

      According to newspaper & TV Guide listings, the guests are singer Barbara McNair, conservative political analyst William F. Buckley Jr., singers The Kern Sisters, Jayne Meadows (Mrs. Steve Allen), and designer Oleg Cassini.
      But the UCLA database lists different guests: Cliff Arquette, John Bubbles, January Jones, Gail Del Corral (human mannequin).

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    • November 22, 1963 (taped November 8, 1963)
    • November 21, 1963 (taped November 8, 1963)
    • November 20, 1963 (taped November 7, 1963)
    • November 19, 1963 (taped November 7, 1963)

      Steve's guests are The Gerry Mulligan Jazz Quartet, singer Bob Di Neri, comedian Pat Henry, physics professor Julius Sumner Miller, and Mrs. James Rutherford.
      Highlight:
      Steve and flagpole painter Mrs. James Rutherford paint the flagpole outside the Hollywood Ranch Market.
      (Scheduled guests - need to verify: The Kern Sisters)

    • November 15, 1963 (taped November 1, 1963)

      Steve's guests are comedian Joe Flynn (of 'McHale's Navy'), comedian Jack Carter, singer Janice Baker, Gina Wilson, and Playboy "bunny mother" Sheralee Connors.
      Highlights:
      An "Audience Avalanche" buries the theater when fake bricks, plaster and beams rain down.
      Sheralee Connors, former Playmate cover girl and current "bunny mother," teaches Steve how to be a "Key Club" Bunny at a Playboy Club.

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    • November 14, 1963 (taped November 1, 1963)

      Steve's guests are singer Vikki Carr, singer-actor Howard Keel,
      jazz pianist George Shearing, and Frank Lamping.
      Highlights:
      Howard Keel and Vikki Carr sing a medley of Broadway show tunes.
      Steve faces a live lion on La Mirada Avenue.
      A bull destroys a specially constructed china shoppe on La Mirada.

    • November 13, 1963 (taped October 31, 1963)

      Steve's guests are singer Jaye P. Morgan, comedian Shecky Greene, and UCLA student Celeste Dolan.
      Highlight:
      Keeping up with the latest college fads, Steve introduces attractive UCLA student Celeste Dolan, who joins him in racing a pair of snails.

    • November 12, 1963 (taped October 31, 1963)

      Steve's guests are Bob Denver ('Maynard' from 'Dobie Gillis'), singer Jerry Vale, jazz violinist Stuff Smith, comedian Adam Keefe, Robert Mann,
      and John Adriel (an authority on crickets).
      Highlights:
      Steve plays "musical cars."
      Bob Denver, in character as Maynard C. Krebs, joins Steve in a sketch called "The Punkly Teenly Report," a TV news program aimed at teenagers.
      Steve interviews John R. Diehl, who raises crickets.
      Steve talks with Robert Mann, an American who was imprisoned for 21 months in East Germany after trying to help an East German
      student escape into West Berlin.

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    • November 8, 1963
      November 8, 1963
      Episode 32
      11/8/63
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      Steve's guests are comedian Louis Nye, singers Mel Torme and Janice Baker, and "human seal" Dick Callahan.
      Highlights:
      Dick Callahan teaches Steve how to balance balls, chairs, and straws on his nose.
      The studio audience, armed with ping-pong balls and paddles, participates in a table tennis derby.

    • November 7, 1963 (taped October 23, 1963)

      Steve's guests are vocalist Mariam Montgomery, comedian Louis Nye, and physics professor Julius Sumner Miller.

    • November 6, 1963 (taped October 22, 1963)

      Steve's guests are comedian Jack Sheldon, singer Sylvia Syms, comedian Cliff "Charley Weaver" Arquette, and Louis Larrymore.
      Highlights:
      Louis Larrymore of Plainview, Texas, gives Steve a lesson in foot-painting.
      While the audience contents itself with baby pacifiers, "Baby" Steve answers their questions from a toddler's point of view.

    • November 5, 1963 (taped October 22, 1963)

      Steve's guests are actress Gloria Swanson, singer Ron Husmann, singer Ruth Olay, circus performer Renee Redman, and Greenwich Village jeweler Sam Kramer.
      Highlights:
      Gloria Swanson answers questions from the audience, and appears with Steve in "psychiatric thriller" skit called "Smog Corridor."

    • November 1, 1963 (taped October 16, 1963)

      Steve's guests are singer-actor Theodore Bikel, singer Joan O'Brien, comedian Jack Sheldon, and Marlene Pacheco.
      Highlight:
      Steve makes a monster of an unsuspecting passerby on Vine Street.

    • October 31, 1963 (taped October 16, 1963)

      Steve's guests are David Allen, jazz pianist Barbara Carroll, comedian Cliff "Charley Weaver" Arquette, and world record-tying rope climber Steve Leidner.

    • October 30, 1963
      October 30, 1963
      Episode 26
      10/30/63
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      Steve's guests are Sammy Davis Jr., singer Vikki Carr, magician Jay Ose, and health-food enthusiast Gypsy Boots.
      Highlight:
      The hootenanny group, Gypsy Boots and His Hairy Hoots, make their TV debut.

    • October 29, 1963 (taped October 15, 1963)

      Steve's guests are jazz musician Dizzy Gillespie, singer Nancy Wilson, comedian Joe Flynn, magician & origami artist Adolfo Cerceda, and performing elephant Little Bertha.
      Highlight:
      Little Bertha, the "World's Greatest Elephant," dances The Twist with Steve Allen.

    • October 25, 1963 (taped October 11, 1963)

      Steve's guests are singer Jaye P. Morgan, The Copacabana Quartet, comedian Cliff "Charley Weaver" Arquette, and Professor Leo Voss.
      Highlight:
      The Copacabana Quartet perform their recent hit "Cuando Calienta El Sol (When The Sun Is Hot)."

    • October 24, 1963 (taped October 11, 1963)

      Steve's guests are Sergeant Shriver, singers Ron Husman and Peggy Taylor, comedian Jack Sheldon, and physics professor Julius Sumner Miller.
      Highlight:
      Steve presents "Elizabeth Dollar in La Mirada," a parody of the recent "Elizabeth Taylor in London" TV special.

    • October 23, 1963 (taped October 10, 1963)

      Steve's guests are clarinetist Pete Fountain and his trio, comedian Don Sherman, singer Joan O'Brien, anthropologist Dr. Ashley Montagu, and original Keystone Kops Eddie Le Veque and Billy Bletcher.
      Highlights:
      Steve talks about his recent tour of Europe.
      Dr. Ashley Montagu discusses the natural superiority of the American female.

    • October 22, 1963 (taped October 10, 1963)

      Steve's guests are singer Lou Rawls and Vaudeville singer-dancer John Bubbles.

    • October 18, 1963
      October 18, 1963
      Episode 20
      10/18/63
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      Steve's guests are Gypsy Rose Lee, comedians Shelley Berman and Tim Conway, jazz musician Paul Desmond, and singer Joan O'Brien.

    • October 17, 1963 (taped October 4, 1963)

      Steve's guests are singer Gene Pitney, folk-singer Trini Lopez, comedian Ken Greenwald, "Mr. America" Reg Lewis and his wife, and iron sculptor Walter Muhonen.
      Highlights:
      Trini Lopez and his trio perform "La Bamba."
      Steve learns about "Idiot" sculpture from Walter Muhonen's welding torch.

    • October 16, 1963 (taped October 3, 1963)

      Steve's guests are actor Telly Savalas, the comedy team of Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara, singer Lulu Porter, and Professor Frank Florey.

    • October 15, 1963 (taped October 3, 1963)

      Steve's guests are jazz musicians The Ramsey Lewis Trio, singer Carmen McRae, sound effects comic Wes Harrison, and Miss Danish Bleu Cheese.
      Highlight:
      Steve gives a commentary on a recent trip he made to Russia with his family.

    • October 11, 1963
      October 11, 1963
      Episode 16
      10/11/63
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      Steve's guests are Cesar Romero, vocalist Marian Montgomery, jazz group The Hampton Hawes Trio, and comedian Cliff "Charley Weaver" Arquette.
      Highlight:
      Steve's opening sketch is directed towards fans of medical TV dramas.

    • October 10, 1963
      October 10, 1963
      Episode 15
      10/10/63
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      Steve's guests are singer Keely Smith, African drummers Robert Ayitee and Robert Bonsu, comedian Jack Sheldon, and physics professor Julius Sumner Miller.
      Highlight:
      With harp in hand, "Angel in the Sky" Steve Allen descends on Vine Street to dispense his good deeds upon the natives.

    • October 9, 1963
      October 9, 1963
      Episode 14
      10/9/63
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      Steve's guests are jazz group The Hampton Hawes Trio, singer Marilyn Maye, tumblers The Tangier Brothers, and two young 4-H Club members.
      Highlight:
      Steve recreates his "TV pitchman," who interrupts the most crucial scenes of late-night movies to push his unusual products.

    • October 8, 1963
      October 8, 1963
      Episode 13
      10/8/63
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      Steve's guests are actor Charlton Heston, comedian Stanley Myron Handelman, rope trickster Will Ahern, "Miss National Fire Prevention" Donna Jean Hawkes, and Peace Corps representatives.
      Highlight:
      Charlton Heston tries his hand at comedy.

    • October 4, 1963
      October 4, 1963
      Episode 12
      10/4/63
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      Steve's guests are singer Keely Smith, the comedy team Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, and magician Dai Vernon.
      Highlight:
      Steve, Keely, and Rowan & Martin present the "Jerry Loot Show," a parody of Jerry Lewis' big-budget variety series.

    • October 3, 1963 (taped September 19, 1963)

      Steve's guests are comedian Don Adams, singer Les Brown Jr., and flutist Paul Horn.
      Highlight:
      Steve is capsuled inside an enormous bowling ball which the gang bowls down the lanes of La Mirada Avenue.

    • October 2, 1963 (taped September 19, 1963)

      Steve's guests include comedienne Rose Marie, singer Fran Jeffries, the comedy team of Jackie Curtis & Bill Tracy, and football players Marlin McKeever, Rosy Grier and Merlin Olsen.
      Highlight:
      Marlin McKeever, Rosy Grier and Merlin Olsen of the Los Angeles Rams transform an unsuspecting Vine Street passerby into a football star.

    • October 1, 1963 (taped September 19, 1963)

      Steve's guests are comedian Phil Silvers, singer Fran Jeffries, sound effects comedian Lucho Navarro, and nude model Rose McWilliams.

    • September 27, 1963 (taped September 13, 1963)

      Steve's guests are the comedy team of Bob Newhart and Jim Gallagher, fitness guru Jack LaLanne, singer Connie Russell, and comedian Tim Conway.

    • September 26, 1963 (taped September 13, 1963)

      Steve's guests are singer Al Martino, comedian Louis Nye, The Les McCann Jazz Trio, and physics professor Julius Sumner Miller.
      Highlight:
      The Steve Allen All-Stars play a game of touch football against a team of exotic dancers.

    • September 25, 1963 (taped September 12, 1963)

      Steve's guests are actor Troy Donahue; singer Lisa Carroll; the comedy team of Pepper Davis and Tony Reese; the vocal duo Jackie & Roy (Jackie Cain and Roy Kral); and magician Jay Ose.

    • September 24, 1963 (taped September 12, 1963)

      Steve's guests are Tony Randall, Mel Blanc, singer Frank D'Rone, and nudist magazine publisher June Lange.

    • September 20, 1963 (taped August 16, 1963)

      Steve's guests are Kay Starr, the comedy team of Rowan and Martin, comedian Professor Irwin Corey, Miss Lollipop, and nudist magazine publisher June Lange.

    • September 19, 1963 (taped August 16, 1963)

      Steve's guests are Rhonda Fleming, comedian Don Adams, The Wilda Taylor Dance Trio, and ice cream executives Bert Baskin and Irving Robbins.

    • September 18, 1963 (taped August 15, 1963)

      Steve's guests are Japanese recording star Kyu Sakamoto, the comedy team Rowan and Martin, jazz group The Victor Feldman Trio, comedian "Professor" Irwin Corey, Hollywood photographer Earl Leaf, and "mail order king" Joe Cossman.
      Highlights:
      Kyu Sakamoto sings "I Could Have Danced All Night."
      Joseph Cossman shows many of the mail order gadgets which helped earn him over a million dollars, and a few which almost reversed his success story.
      Photographer Earl Leaf discusses his experiences with some of Hollywood's most glamorous stars and shows examples of his work.

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    • September 17, 1963 (taped May 22, 1963)

      Steve's guests are Count Basie and his band, singer Brook Benton, and Leona Anderson.
      Highlights:
      Count Basie and his band perform "Splanky," "The Kid from Redbank" and "One O'Clock Jump."
      Leona Anderson, billed as the 'World's Worst Singer,' sings "Indian Love Call."
      The opening comedy bit features Steve as a gondolier navigating up La Mirada Avenue and into the theater.

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  • Season 1