The Steve Allen Playhouse - Season 1

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  • September 13, 1963
    September 13, 1963
    Episode 283
    9/13/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are singers Vikki Carr and Carol Connors, jazz band Ray Anthony and his Book Ends, comedian Pat Henry, acrobat Janos Prohaska,
    and race car driver Craig Breedlove.
    Highlight:
    Janos Prohaska, known for his ability to perfectly imitate the movements of an ape, puts Steve in an ape suit and teaches him the ape walk.

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  • September 12, 1963
    September 12, 1963
    Episode 282
    9/12/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are singer Mel Torme, the comedy team Greco & Willard, and actress Danielle Aubry.
    Highlight:
    Mel Torme sings "Day In, Day Out"

  • September 11, 1963
    September 11, 1963
    Episode 281
    9/11/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are actress Arlene Dahl, comedian Pat Henry, and singer Kathy Keegan.
    Highlights:
    Kathy Keegan sings "I Love You Today."
    Arlene Dahl reads Steve's tea leaves, and joins him in the comedy sketch "The Tax Deductible Date."
    "Genie" Steve Allen fulfills the wishes of members of his studio audience.

  • September 10, 1963 (taped April 9, 1963)
  • September 6, 1963 (taped June 26, 1963)
  • September 5, 1963 (taped June 19, 1963)
  • September 3, 1963 (taped June 14, 1963)
  • August 30, 1963 (taped June 6, 1963)
  • August 29, 1963 (taped August 8, 1963)
  • August 27, 1963 (taped August 15, 1963)
    8/27/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are Japanese singer Kyu Sakamoto, comedian Don Adams, "one-man band" Cheyenne Schatz, Zale Perry, and Bob Kaufman.
    Highlights:
    Making his U.S. TV debut, Kyu Sakamoto sings "Sukiyaki."
    Bob Kaufman gives a demonstration of Urethane.

  • August 23, 1963 (taped April 18, 1963)
  • August 22, 1963
    August 22, 1963
    Episode 272
    8/22/63
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  • August 20, 1963 (taped August 8, 1963)
  • August 16, 1963 (taped August 2, 1963)
  • August 15, 1963 (taped August 2, 1963)
  • August 14, 1963 (taped August 1, 1963)
  • August 13, 1963 (taped August 1, 1963)
    8/13/63
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    Steve's guests are actor Burt Lancaster, singer Gene McDaniels, comedy folk-singers The Smothers Brothers, and comic musician Pete Barbutti.
    Highlights:
    Film actor Burt Lancaster takes his place in the "Press Conference" seat for a discussion of civil rights. Lancaster urges integration of the TV & movie industry and mentions the upcoming March on Washington.
    Steve looks at some rare breeds of dogs.

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  • August 9, 1963
    August 9, 1963
    Episode 266
    8/9/63
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    Steve's guests are film comedian Terry-Thomas, singer Mavis Rivers, comedians Louis Nye and Tom Poston, and cosmetologist Jheri Redding.
    Highlights:
    Terry-Thomas, using his very British accent, makes a crazy phone call.
    Other comedy bits include a search for "Mr. U.S."

  • August 8, 1963 (taped July 26, 1963)
  • August 7, 1963 (taped July 25, 1963)
  • August 6, 1963 (taped July 25, 1963)
  • August 2, 1963
    August 2, 1963
    Episode 262
    8/2/63
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    Steve's guests are actor Keenan Wynn, comedian Jackie Vernon, singer Kathy Keegan, and ant collector Ken Sidney.
    Highlight:
    For Steve's Science Corner, ant picker Ken Sidney tells how he tracks down and raises ants. Several of Sidney's ants are distributed over Steve's body, then "collected" by a hungry ant eater.

  • August 1, 1963
    August 1, 1963
    Episode 261
    8/1/63
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    Steve's guests are actor Barry Sullivan, comedian Dave Berry, singer Kathy Keegan, and George Warmack.
    Highlights:
    Barry Sullivan joins the Allen Repertory Company in a comedy skit.
    George Warmack plays music on a garden hose.
    Steve selects female audience members to take part in a slave auction sketch.

  • July 31, 1963 (taped July 17, 1963)
  • July 30, 1963 (taped July 17, 1963)
  • July 26, 1963 (taped July 12, 1963)
    7/26/63
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    Steve's guests are actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, Baseball pitcher Whitey Ford, singer Joanie Sommers, and mentalists Martin & Lee St. James.

  • July 25, 1963 (taped July 12, 1963)
    7/25/63
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    Steve's guests are actor Victor Buono, singer Ruth Price and Tahitian dancer Tavina.

  • July 24, 1963 (taped July 11, 1963)
  • July 23, 1963 (taped July 11, 1963)
    7/23/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are Jan & Dean, Sigrid Valdis (aka "Miss Leek"), ship captain Alfred Stave, and New York cabbie Irving Moskowitz.
    Highlights:
    Jan and Dean perform their hit "Surf City."
    Steve is transformed into a "human birthday cake" by audience members armed with icing, candy and candles.
    Captain Alfred Stave shows Steve how to build a ship in a bottle.

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  • July 19, 1963 (taped July 3, 1963)
  • July 18, 1963 (taped July 3, 1963)
  • July 17, 1963 (taped July 2, 1963)
  • July 16, 1963 (taped July 2, 1963)
  • July 12, 1963 (taped June 26, 1963)
  • July 11, 1963 (taped June 28, 1963)
    7/11/63
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    Steve's guests are singer-actor Robert Goulet, comedian Bernie Gould, and singer Joanie Sommers.
    Highlight:
    The ladies against the men in a game of tricycle polo.

  • July 10, 1963 (taped June 27, 1963)
  • July 9, 1963 (taped June 26, 1963)
  • July 5, 1963
    July 5, 1963
    Episode 246
    7/5/63
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    Steve's guests are actress Ann Blyth, comedy team Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, and Lefty Schinley.
    Highlights:
    Lefty Schinley suspends Steve upside-down by attaching his steel boots to a powerful magnet.
    Rowan and Martin are featured in the island drama "Dr. Maybe," with Steve playing the amphibious Creature from the Playhouse Lagoon.

  • July 4, 1963 (taped June 21, 1963)
  • July 3, 1963 (taped June 20, 1963)
  • July 2, 1963 (taped June 19, 1963)
  • June 28, 1963 (taped June 14, 1963)
  • June 26, 1963 (taped June 13, 1963)
    6/26/63
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    Steve's guests are actors James Garner and Charlton Heston; Los Angeles mayor Sam Yorty; singer Gigi Galon; comedian Bill "Jose Jimenez" Dana; and "human mannequin" Gail del Corral.

  • June 25, 1963 (taped June 12, 1963)
    6/25/63
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    Steve's guests are comedians Carl Reiner and Louis Nye, the comedy team of Dan Rowan and Dick Martin,
    singer Joanie Sommers, and fitness/health-food enthusiast Gypsy Boots.

  • June 24, 1963 (taped June 12, 1963)
    6/24/63
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    Steve's guests are crime writer Mickey Spillane, singers Dion DiMucci and Joanie Sommers,
    actress Mercedes McCambridge, and magician/sleight-of-hand artist Jay Ose.
    Highlights:
    Steve begins his one-year anniversary week by flying an airplane through a billboard.
    Portland affiliate KATU, channel 2, presents Steve with an "Instant Oregon Vacation."

  • June 21, 1963 (taped June 7, 1963)
    6/21/63
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    Steve's guests are singers Lou Rawls and Jennie Smith,
    and circus performers Fred Waugh & Connie Evans.
    Highlight:
    Fred Waugh & Connie Evans demonstrate their circus parallel bar act

  • June 20, 1963 (taped June 7, 1963)
    6/20/63
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    Steve's guests are comedy duo Greco and Willard, singer Lou Rawls, folk-singer Josh White, and Marlene Schmidt.
    Highlight:
    Life saver Marlene Schmidt teaches Steve mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

  • June 18, 1963
    June 18, 1963
    Episode 236
    6/18/63
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    Steve's guests are comic "Professor" Irwin Corey, singer Gary Crosby, and Leonard & Carolyn Hall.
    Highlights:
    Gary Crosby sings "Give Me the Simple Life" and "Walk on the Wild Side."
    Leonard and Carolyn Hall introduce their frog Repo, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"
    Steve finds beneficiaries in his studio audience as he reads a last will and testament.

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  • June 17, 1963 (taped June 5, 1963)
    6/17/63
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    Steve's guests are blues singer Joe Williams, The Junior Mance Trio, the comedy team of Ford and Reynolds, physics professor Julius Sumner Miller, John Nichols and Chuck Monroe, and Plennie L. Wingo.
    Highlights:
    Joe Williams sings "The Great City" and "Jump For Joy."
    The Junior Mance Trio performs "Happy Time."
    Series regular Jennie Smith sings "I found Myself A Guy."
    Jennie joins Steve for a "Folk Singers At Home" comedy sketch.
    John Nichols and Chuck Monroe dress Steve in a Scottish Highlander costume for a lesson in saber (caber?) dancing.

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  • June 14, 1963 (taped May 31, 1963)
    6/14/63
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    Steve's guests are comedian Shecky Greene, singer Mel Torme, juggler Carl Carlsson, and the machete act of Martha and Adolpho.

  • June 13, 1963 (taped May 31, 1963)
    6/13/63
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    Steve's guests are jazz group The Bill Evans Trio, physics professor Julius Sumner Miller, and designer Mrs. Veto.
    Highlight:
    Steve takes a nap in a airborne bed over La Miranda Avenue.

  • June 12, 1963 (taped May 29, 1963)
    6/12/63
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    Steve's guests are actor Cliff Robertson, John Henry Faulk, pianist Oscar Peterson with his jazz trio, and juggler Carl Carlsson.
    Highlight:
    Cliff Robertson discusses his role as John F. Kennedy in the soon-to-be-released film "PT 109."

  • June 10, 1963 (taped May 28, 1963)
    6/10/63
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    Steve's guests include comedian Pete Barbutti and singing duo The Collins Kids.
    Actors taking part in the "Meeting of the Minds" segment include John Abbott (as Aristotle), Lawrence Dobkin (as Dostoevski), Jack Kruschen (as Freud), and John Larkin (as Clarence Darrow).
    Highlight:
    The premiere of "Meeting of the Minds," a hypothetical discussion with actors playing the great minds of history, Aristotle, Clarence Darrow, Dostoevski, Freud, Hegel and Montaigne. The topic of this discussion is "Modern Punishment."

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  • June 7, 1963 (taped May 24, 1963)
    6/7/63
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    Steve's guests include comedian George Kirby and stuntman-acrobat Janos Prohaska.

  • June 6, 1963 (taped May 24, 1963)
    6/6/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are singer Mel Torme, song parodist Allan Sherman, and Julie Kellar.
    Highlights:
    Mel Torme sings "Call Me Irresponsible."
    Series regular Jennie Smith sings "In the Still of the Night."
    Julie Kellar gives Steve an instant "face lift."
    Steve, dressed as a resuscitated mummy, is set afire on La Mirada Avenue.
    Members of the band join Steve for "Gunsmock," a parody of the TV western "Gunsmoke."

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  • June 5, 1963 (taped May 23, 1963)
    6/5/63
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    Steve's guests are singer Adam Wade, comedian Tim Conway, and actor-stuntman Dean Smith
    Highlights:
    A dive into 1,000 gallons of gelatin.
    Dean Smith attempts to teach Steve ten different ways to mount a horse.
    Tim Conway joins Steve in an interview sketch satirizing an auto racer.
    Tim and Steve also do a sketch satirizing possible problems with the "hot line" between Russia and the U.S.

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  • June 4, 1963
    June 4, 1963
    Episode 227
    6/4/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are comedian George Burns, singer Mel Torme, and USC professor of English literature Dr. Frank C. Baxter.

  • May 31, 1963 (taped May 17, 1963)
    5/31/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are Dodgers pitcher Don Drysdale, singer Sarah Vaughan, KNX deejay Bob Crane, and judo expert Mildred Burke.
    Highlight:
    Steve plays a late-night movie TV pitchman.

  • May 29, 1963 (taped May 16, 1963)
    5/29/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are singer Joe Williams, The Junior Mance Trio, Miss Chilly Dilly, and physics professor Julius Sumner Miller.

  • May 28, 1963 (taped May 15, 1963)
    5/28/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are Mickey Rooney, singer Mel Torme, Joe Gerlach, and the comedy team of Greco and Willard.
    Highlights:
    Mickey Rooney faces Allen's "audience press conference."
    Steve Allen, assuming the role of vacation director, recruits members of the studio audience to be indoctrinated in the benefits of a planned vacation.

  • May 27, 1963 (taped May 15, 1963)
    5/27/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are singer Pat Boone, Shirley Boone (Pat's wife), comedienne Barbara Heller, puppeteer Andre Tahon, and Bobby Golden.

  • May 24, 1963 (taped April 5, 1963)
    5/24/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are comedians Tim Conway and Louis Nye, and beekeeper George Biggers.
    Highlights:
    Tim Conway and, Louis Nye join Steve in "The Dictators," a folk-singing sketch spoofing Castro, Mao and Khrushchev.

  • May 23, 1963 (taped March 27, 1963)
    5/23/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are singer Mel Torme and the comedy team of Vic Greco and Fred Willard.
    Highlights:
    Mel Torme sings "No Moon At All" and "Misty."
    Series regular Jennie Smith joins Steve and Mel for a satire of daytime soap operas.

  • May 21, 1963 (taped March 20, 1963)
    5/21/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are the comedy team Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, and science teacher Dr. Helen Challand.
    Highlights:
    Rowan and Martin join Steve and series regulars in a comedy bit recreating little remembered "Great Moments in History."
    Members of the studio audience serve as accomplices in a recreation of the infamous "Fink's Armored Car Robbery."

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  • May 17, 1963
    May 17, 1963
    Episode 219
    5/17/63
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    Steve's guests are singer Della Reese, comedian Shecky Greene, and Bobby Golden of "Danger Unlimited."
    Highlights:
    Della Reese sings "Put on a Happy Face" and "I Want to be Happy."
    Steve becomes "The Human Battering Ram" after Bobby Golden straps him to the front of a car aimed at a wooden barrier.

  • May 15, 1963 (taped February 26, 1963)
    5/15/63
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    Steve's guests are impressionist Frank Gorshin, singer Joanie Sommers, and puppeteer Andre Tahon.

  • May 14, 1963 (taped February 13, 1963)
    5/14/63
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    Steve's guests are pianist Peter Nero, the comedy team Davis and Reese, and physical-fitness coach Herb Hyman.

  • May 10, 1963 (taped February 6, 1963)
    5/10/63
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    Steve's guests are actor-singer Jack Cassidy and aerialist Renee Redman.
    Highlights:
    Steve rolls into the theater strapped inside a huge airplane tire.
    Jack Cassidy sings "What Kind of Fool Am I?"
    Series regular Jennie Smith joins Steve in a skit about "The Dramatic Comedian."
    Aerialist Renee Redman gives Steve an acrobatics lesson.
    Steve pays an electronic visit to the unsuspecting crowds gathered on Vine Street.

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  • May 8, 1963
    May 8, 1963
    Episode 215
    5/8/63
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    Steve's guests are vocal group The Mills Brothers and tightrope walker Dana Madison Henry.
    Highlights:
    The Mills Brothers sing "Bye, Bye Blackbird" and "Basin Street Blues."
    In the guise of revolutionary Pancho Fink, Steve recruits members of the studio audience for the sketch "Viva Fink!"
    Dana Henry Madison coaxes Steve onto a tightrope above the Allen Playhouse stage for instruction in tight rope walking.
    Paintings are created by chimps and burro's tails.

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  • May 6, 1963 (taped Dec. 19, 1962)
    5/6/63
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    Steve's guests are singer-actor Tommy Sands and jugglers Clara and Gene Hoffman.
    Highlights:
    Tommy Sands sings "The Very Thought of You."
    Series regular Jennie Smith performs "I Won't Go Away, Little Boy."
    Steve takes the "hot seat" before an audience "press conference."
    Through the macro-lens, Steve looks at the microscopic world of termites, cockroaches and meal worms.
    In the "Funny Fone Call" segment, a young woman in San Francisco is awakened by "all-night disc-jockey" Allen.

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  • May 3, 1963 (taped April 19, 1963)
    5/3/63
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    Steve's guests are Oscar-winning actor Ed Begley, comedian-writer Carl Reiner, and inventor Dr. Robert Alan Franklyn.
    Highlights:
    Ed Begley appears in a comedy sketch on the art of scene stealing, and joins Steve and Carl Reiner for an audience "press conference."
    Dr. Robert Alan Franklyn demonstrates an electronic air massage machine.
    To meet the need for glamorous espionage agents, Steve selects a modern Mata Hari from the audience.

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  • May 2, 1963 (taped April 19, 1963)
    5/2/63
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    Steve's guests are singer Andy Williams, J.A. Brooke, Beverly Reed (aka "Miss Crab"), The King's Lion Singers, and Apache dancers The Dubbonets.
    Highlights:
    Mr. J.A. Brooke teaches Steve to drive a truck.
    English pub singers The King's Lion Singers make their US TV debut.

  • April 30, 1963
    April 30, 1963
    Episode 211
    4/30/63
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    Steve's guests are comedian Jerry Van Dyke and torture-practitioner John Lackey.
    Highlights:
    John Lackey shows Steve an assortment of torture devices.
    In a tribute to the Ziegfield Girl era, Steve recruits audience members for his "Ziegfink Follies."

  • April 29, 1963 (taped April 17, 1963)
    4/17/63
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    Steve's guests are Bessie Griffin and the Gospel Pearls, veteran Vaudeville comedian Lou Holtz, and fencer Eva Monty.
    Highlights:
    Bessie Griffith and the Gospel Pearls sing "Peace in the Valley" along with other spirituals.
    Aided by Lou Holtz, Steve takes a plunge into a pit of quicksand.
    Former Hungarian freedom fighter Eva Monty shows Steve some of the basics in the sport of fencing.

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  • April 26, 1963 (taped April 11, 1963)
    4/26/63
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    Steve's guests are comedienne Rose Marie and Jayne Meadows.
    Highlights:
    Jayne Meadows and Rose Marie join Steve in a sketch illustrating the complications of applied child psychology.
    The Steve Allen Repertoire Players star in the epic "Last of the Smockhicans."
    Bayonet lessons by Marines.

  • April 25, 1963 (taped April 11, 1963)
    4/25/63
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    Steve's guests are singers Keely Smith and David Allen, fire-walker Miss Ke Makalani, "Miss Raisin," and a mynah bird.
    Highlight:
    "Miss Raisin" discusses the many uses of iron-rich raisins.

     

  • April 24, 1963 (taped April 10, 1963)
    4/24/63
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    Steve's guests are Billy Eckstine, psychic Peter Hurkos, and singer Jennie Smith.
    Highlights:
    At "Lake La Mirada Street," Steve takes up the sport of water skiing.
    Peter Hurkos uses his psychic powers to describe the past, present, and future of someone to whom Steve places a call.

  • April 22, 1963 (taped April 9, 1963)
    4/22/63
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    Steve's guests are Broadway singing star Ron Husman, physics professor Julius Sumner Miller, Bobbie Golden of Danger Unlimited, and singer Jennie Smith.
    Highlight:
    Bobbie Golden of Danger Unlimited puts Steve through a series of stunts on a spinning ladder suspended over La Mirada Street.

  • April 19, 1963 (taped April 4, 1963)
    4/19/63
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    Steve's guests are comedian Jerry Lewis, vocal group The King Sisters, jazz dancers The Earl Twins, health faddist Gypsy Boots, and singer Jennie Smith.
    Highlights:
    Jerry Lewis places a double-talk "funny fone call" to a Chicago caterer.
    The Earl Twins teach Steve the basic steps of jazz dancing.
    The King Sisters sing "I'm a Woman" and "Memories of You."
    Gypsy Boots demonstrates various comic dives at a swimming pool at the Villa Elaine Apartments on Vine Street.

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  • April 18, 1963
    April 18, 1963
    Episode 204
    4/18/63
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    Steve's guests are comedian Louis Nye, the comedy team of Davis and Reese, and a female sword-swallower.
    Highlight:
    Louis Nye and Steve face-off in a parody of WWII submarine epics.

  • April 16, 1963 (taped April 3, 1963)
    4/16/63
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    Steve's guests are comedian Woody Allen, jazz pianist Les McCann and his trio, calypso singer Sir Lancelot, and Joe "Iron Jaw" Interliggi.
    Highlights:
    Calypso singer Sir Lancelot composes verse songs using the names of audience members.
    Steve's comedy bits include "A Night in Day Court."
    As Robert L. Wierdly, Steve hosts "Too Strange to Believe."

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  • April 15, 1963
    April 15, 1963
    Episode 202
    4/15/63
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    Steve's guests are singers Jack Jones and Jennie Smith; Jayne Meadows; aerialist Miss Kent; and Prof. J. Arthur Campbell.
    Highlights:
    Steve joins Miss Kent (Hope Kent?) of the "Stardusters" for acrobatics atop of a 42-foot sway pole mounted above the Allen Playhouse.
    Jayne Meadows reports on her recent tour of South America.
    Prof. J. Arthur Campbell explains modern rocketry.

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  • April 12, 1963 (taped March 29, 1963)
    4/12/63
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    Steve's guests are singers Billy Eckstine and Keely Smith, musical-comedian Pete Barbutti, and the comedy team of Greco and Willard.
    Highlight:
    Keely Smith and Steve appear together in the satirical sketch "Cleopatra and Mark Antony."

  • April 11, 1963 (taped March 29, 1963)
    4/11/63
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    Steve's guests are singer Keely Smith, comedian Louis Nye, the comedy team of Greco and Willard, and organ grinder Tony Cappasola.

  • April 10, 1963
    April 10, 1963
    Episode 199
    4/10/63
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    Steve's guests include comedian Buddy Hackett, singer Beverly St. Lawrence, wire-walker Herbie Weber, Diana Ellison, and singer Jennie Smith.
    Highlights:
    Buddy Hackett does a "Swedish-kissing" comedy routine.
    Steve spoofs TV "Late Show" pitchmen.
    Herbie Weber demonstrates the Japanese art of the foot slide as he glides down a taut wire slide.
    Diana Ellison and Steve board separate canoes and joust to capeach another.

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  • April 8, 1963
    April 8, 1963
    Episode 198
    4/8/13
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    Steve's guests are singer Mel Torme, former heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano, and illusionists Kirk & Phyllis Kirkham.

  • April 5, 1963
    April 5, 1963
    Episode 197
    4/5/63
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    Steve's guests are Carl Reiner, comedian Bill "Jose Jimenez" Dana, jazz pianist Les McCann, and stunt man Janos Prohaska.

  • April 4, 1963
    April 4, 1963
    Episode 196
    4/4/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are actor Robert Stack, comedian Richard Dawson, and singer Jennie Smith.

  • April 3, 1963
    April 3, 1963
    Episode 195
    4/3/63
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    Steve's guests are comedian-impressionist Vaughn Meader, The Hi-Los, and singer Jennie Smith.
    Highlight:
    Vaughn Meader does one of his John F. Kennedy press conference impressions and makes a "presidential" phone call.

  • April 2, 1963
    April 2, 1963
    Episode 194
    4/2/63
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    Steve's guests are song writer Johnny Mercer, clarinetist Pete Fountain, and singer Jennie Smith.
    Highlight:
    In keeping with the awards season, Steve presents his first Audience Award for outstanding contributions to the medium by audience members.

  • March 29, 1963
    March 29, 1963
    Episode 193
    3/29/63
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    Steve's guests are actress-singer Debbie Reynolds, comedian Dick Patterson, vocal group The Modernaires, and singer Jennie Smith.
    Highlights:
    Debbie Reynolds sits down for a "press conference," answering questions by members of the studio audience.
    Steve tries to create an "instant comedy star" out of a random person walking past his camera on Vine Street.

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  • March 27, 1963 (taped March 14, 1963)
    3/27/63
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    Steve's guests are musician Frank Zappa, singers Mel Torme and Jennie Smith, songwriter Sammy Fain, and log-roller Diana Ellison.

    Highlights:
    A 22-year-old Frank Zappa plays unusual music on a bicycle.
    Mel Torme and Jennie Smith perform a medley of Sammy Fain's hits.

  • March 26, 1963 (taped March 13, 1963)
    3/26/63
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    Steve's guests are singer-composer Oscar Brown Jr.; Swedish champion beam balancer Brigitta Gullberg; "Miss Peanut"; and Bob Mathews.
    Jennie Smith continues as vocalist of the week.
    Highlights:
    Steve joins orchestra conductor Donn Trenner for a piano duet.
    Bob Mathews & his Flea Circus present a miniature wedding.

  • March 25, 1963
    March 25, 1963
    Episode 190
    3/25/63
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    Steve's guests are comedian Dave Barry; the vocal-jazz trio of Lambert, Hendricks and Bavan; vocalist Jennie Smith; and tennis pros Pancho Gonzales and Pancho Segura.
    Highlight:
    Pancho Gonzales (Ricardo Alonso González) and Pancho Segura (Francisco Olegario Segura) introduce the game of "Paradise Tennis," a hybrid of tennis and ping-pong.

  • March 22, 1963
    March 22, 1963
    Episode 189
    3/22/63
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    Steve's guests are comedians Mel Brooks, Allan Sherman, and Louis Nye; singer Jennie Smith; Egyptian belly-dancer Little Egypt; and chicken trainer Ray Berwick.

    Highlights:
    Steve runs a "Spring Training for Baseball Fans" orientation course for a crowd in the bleachers.
    Ray Berwick gives Steve a lesson on how to train a novice fowl.

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  • March 21, 1963
    March 21, 1963
    Episode 188
    3/21/63
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    Steve's guests are pianist Andre Previn, comedian Louis Nye, comedian Mel Brooks, singer Jennie Smith, and Belgian explorer Jean-Pierre Hallet.

    Highlights:
    In addition to performing solo, Andre Previn joins Steve for a piano duet.
    Louis Nye and Steve perform a comedy sketch titled "Finkenstein Goes West."

    Additional guest?
    One source,the Long Beach Independent Press-Telegram, lists Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as a guest on this episode. But no other newspaper or TV Guide listings mention Dr. King appearing.

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  • March 20, 1963
    March 20, 1963
    Episode 187
    3/20/63
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    Steve's guests are TV personality Garry Moore, The Smothers Brothers, singer Jennie Smith,and artist Gordon Chorpash.

    Highlight:
    From a tank on La Mirada Street, Gordon Chorpash paints on an underwater canvas.

  • March 19, 1963
    March 19, 1963
    Episode 186
    3/19/63
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    Steve's guests are author Alexander King, the comedy team of Marty Allen and Steve Rossi, and "professional screamer" Ezelle Poule.

    Highlights:
    Ezelle Poule shows Steve how she does screams for Hollywood movies.
    Steve and Jennie Smith perform "Who Are We Kidding?" which Steve composed for the Broadway play "Sophie."

  • March 18, 1963
    March 18, 1963
    Episode 185
    3/18/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are actor Burt Lancaster, singer Buddy Greco, hypnotist Pat Collins, and singer Jennie Smith.

    Highlight:
    Oscar nominee Burt Lancaster talks about his association with birdman Robert Stroud, whom he portrayed in "Bird Man of Alcatraz."

  • March 15, 1963
    March 15, 1963
    Episode 184
    3/15/63
    0.0

    From Las Vegas:
    Steve's guests are Billy Eckstine, The Kim Sisters, comedian Shecky Greene, and sixteen show girls from Frederic Apcar's "Vive Les Girls" European revue.

    Highlights:
    Steve takes viewers to the post-premiere party of "Love Is A Ball," which is attended by cast members Glenn Ford, Hope Lang andRicardo Montalban. Other celebrities at the party include Las Vegas headlinersDanny Thomas and Robert Goulet.

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  • March 14, 1963
    March 14, 1963
    Episode 183
    3/14/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are jazz pianist Pete Jolley, singer Joanie Sommers, and Alex King.

    Highlights:
    Steve goes in search of the next "fiery Italian actress" to be selected from pedestrians on Vine Street.
    Steve reads more "Angry Letters to the Editor."

  • March 12, 1963 
    March 12, 1963 
    Episode 182
    3/12/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are comedian Marty Ingels, singer-composer Oscar Brown Jr., and singer Joanie Sommers.

    Highlights:
    Audience members paint a by-the-numbers mural on a wall of the Steve Allen Playhouse.
    Joanie Sommers takes part in a "musical mad libs" sketch.

  • March 11, 1963
    March 11, 1963
    Episode 181
    3/11/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are comedian Marty Ingels (of TV's "I'm Dickens, He's Fenster"), singer-composer Oscar Brown Jr., vocalist Joanie Sommers, and one-man band Bink Mangano.

    Highlights:
    Marty Ingels and Steve Allen do a parody of hidden camera shows in "Candid Creel."
    Ingels places a "Funny Fone Call" to a lady selling a myna bird.

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  • March 8, 1963
    March 8, 1963
    Episode 180
    3/8/63
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    Steve's guests are folk singers Bud and Travis, actress & burlesque star Sally Rand, singer Joanie Sommers, Miss Chive, and gymnast Brigitta Gullberg.

    Highlights:
    Sally Rand, dancing with bubbles and fan, gives Steve a lesson in entertaining, burlesque-
    Swedish gymnast Brigitta Gullberg demonstrates the uneven parallel bars.

  • March 7, 1963
    March 7, 1963
    Episode 179
    3/7/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are comedian Shelley Berman, Jayne Meadows, singer Joanie Sommers, and Belgian explorer Jean-Pierre Hallet.
    Highlights:
    "Finks Armored Car Robbery" is re-enacted on La Mirada Ave.
    Shelley Berman places a "Funny Fone Call" to a lady in Seattle, asking for a date.

  • March 6, 1963
    March 6, 1963
    Episode 178
    3/6/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are conductor Henry Mancini, singers Dean Reed and Joanie Sommers, giants Hugh and Hiram Hart, and The Finkston Trio.

    Highlight:
    In his latest stunt, Steve Allen is attached to a parachute and whisked into the air.

  • March 5, 1963
    March 5, 1963
    Episode 177
    3/5/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are actors Glenn Ford, singer Joanie Sommers, musical-comedian Pete Barbutti, and 83-year-old physical culturist Paul Bragg.

    Highlights:
    The Steve Allen All-Stars challenge the audience to a giant balloon bouncing game.
    Glenn Ford announces the winner in a "Finnish Cannon" contest.

  • March 4, 1963 
    March 4, 1963 
    Episode 176
    3/4/63
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    Steve's guests are composer Sammy Cahn, singers Mel Torme and Joanie Sommers, jazz musician Slim Gaillard, and Vernon Sample.

    Highlight:
    Slim Gaillard performs "Cement Mixer (Putti Putti)," while Steve takes a ride in a real cement mixer.
    Steve joins Mel Torme and Joannie Sommers for a medley of Sammy Cahn's tunes.

  • March 1, 1963
    March 1, 1963
    Episode 175
    3/1/63
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    Steve's guests are singers Mel Torme and Joanie Sommers, comedian Louis Nye, and a gymnast.

    Highlight:
    Steve asks a female audience member to join him in a steam bath.

  • February 28, 1963
    February 28, 1963
    Episode 174
    2/28/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are voice actress June Foray, actor-singer John Raitt, actor-singer Howard Keel, and singer Jennie Smith.

    Highlight:
    Steve Allen, impersonating Icarus, attempts to fly over La Mirada Ave.
    Voice actress June Foray helps Steve imitate well-known cartoon characters.
    Howard Keel takes part in a series of commercials done in operatic

  • February 27, 1963
    February 27, 1963
    Episode 173
    2/27/63
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    Steve's guests are comedian Louis Nye, singers Buddy Greco and Jennie Smith, and actress Pat Deane.

    Highlight:
    Louis Nye and Steve enlist "gangs" from the studio audience to wage their own version of the "West Side Story" rumble on La Mirada Ave.

  • February 25, 1963
    February 25, 1963
    Episode 172
    2/25/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are folk-singers Peter, Paul and Mary; comedian-singer Dennis Day; singer Jennie Smith; and Secret Service agent Pat Boggs.

    Highlights:
    Peter, Paul & Mary sing "If I Had a Hammer," "This Land Is Your Land" and "Puff, the Magic Dragon."
    Secret Service agent Pat Boggs demonstrates ways of identifying counterfeit money.
    Doing their part for the White House's fitness campaign, Steve and his audience march down Vine Street.

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  • February 22, 1963
    February 22, 1963
    Episode 171
    2/22/63
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    Steve's guests are comedienne Rose Marie, vocal group The DeCastro Sisters, singer Jennie Smith, Jayne Meadows (Mrs. Steve Allen), and a billiard champion.

    Highlights:
    Posing as a tax consultant, Steve gives dubious advice to audience members.
    Jennie Smith and the DeCastro Sisters sing a medley of songs from the American North and South.

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  • February 21, 1963
    February 21, 1963
    Episode 170
    2/21/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are jazz pianist Les McCann, singer Jennie Smith, and composer David Rose.

    Highlights:
    Steve plays a few frames with a bowling chimpanzee.
    The Steve Allen All-Stars compete with a team of volleyball champions.

  • February 20, 1963
    February 20, 1963
    Episode 169
    2/20/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are Irish balladeer Dennis Day, ventriloquist Russ Lewis, singer Jennie Smith, and divining expert Dr. Howard House.

    Highlight:
    Dr. Howard House's divining machine, used to locate underground oil and precious metals, checks for natural resources beneath the playhouse's stage.

  • February 19, 1963
    February 19, 1963
    Episode 168
    2/19/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are actor Red Buttons, singer Jennie Smith, political analyst Gordon Hall, and a karate expert.

    Highlights:
    Gordon Hall discusses extremist organizations.
    Steve receives a lesson in karate.
    Steve creates an "instant teenage movie star" out of an audience member.

  • February 15, 1963
    February 15, 1963
    Episode 167
    2/15/63
    0.0

    From the St. Paul Winter Carnival, Steve's guests are musician Dave Wesley, illusionist Lon Masterson, comedian Louis Nye, and singer Jennie Smith.

    Highlight:
    Steve and his All-Stars face off against the St. Paul Jaycees for a game of broomball, a sport played on ice.

  • February 14, 1963 (taped January 30, 1963)

    From the St. Paul Winter Carnival, Steve's guests are The Four Seasons, comedian Louis Nye, Jayne Meadows, singer Jennie Smith, and illusionist Lon Masterson.
    Highlight:
    The Four Seasons perform "Big Girls Don't Cry."

  • February 13, 1963
    February 13, 1963
    Episode 165
    2/13/63
    0.0

    At the St. Paul Winter Carnival, Steve's guests are Herb Pilhofer's Jazz Trio, country-music comedians Homer and Jethro, comedian Louis Nye, singer Jennie Smith, and Jayne Meadows (Mrs. Steve Allen).

    Highlights:
    Jayne Meadows places a phone call inquiring about an air-conditioner for her mythical ice boat.
    "Spanky," a skating Chimp, joins Steve on the ice.

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  • February 12, 1963
    February 12, 1963
    Episode 164
    2/12/63
    0.0

    From the St. Paul Winter Carnival, Steve's guests are country-music comedians Homer and Jethro, comedian Louis Nye, singer Jennie Smith,illusionist Lon Masterson, and "Miss National Cherry Pie Month" Joanne Phillips.

    Highlight:
    Steve Allen tries to play the Scottish winter sport known as "curling."

  • February 11, 1963
    February 11, 1963
    Episode 163
    2/11/63
    0.0

    In the first of five shows taped at St. Paul's Winter Carnival, Steve's guests are comedian Louis Nye, singer Jennie Smith, and Rollie Ferrell.

    Highlights:
    At the St. Paul Arena, Steve crowns the new King of the North Wind, King BoreasXXVLI.
    Steve Allen talks with Louis Nye, while Rollie Ferrell, the "phenomenal Human Echo," mirrors every word they say.

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  • February 8, 1963
    February 8, 1963
    Episode 162
    2/8/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are jazz musician Lionel Hampton, singers Mel Torme and Jennie Smith, and escape artist Jim Sommers.

  • February 7, 1963
    February 7, 1963
    Episode 161
    2/7/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are jazz musician Lionel Hampton, folk group The Kingston Trio, singer Jennie Smith, and magician Jay Ose.

  • February 6, 1963
    February 6, 1963
    Episode 160
    2/6/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are singer-bandleader Cab Calloway, singer Jennie Smith, and Professor Voss.

    Highlight:
    Audience members are given a chance at stardom on "Ted Smock's Unoriginal Amateur Hour."

  • February 5, 1963
    February 5, 1963
    Episode 159
    2/5/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are actress Bette Davis, jazz clarinetist Buddy DeFranco, comedian Louis Nye, singer Jennie Smith, and a contortionist.

    Highlight:
    Bette Davis joins Steve Allen and Louis Nye for yet another edition of "What Ever Happened to Baby Fink?"

  • February 4, 1963
    February 4, 1963
    Episode 158
    2/4/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are the vocal group The Modernaires, singer Jennie Smith, and the hand-balancing team of Rola and Rolan.

    Highlights:
    An Armenian dinner is prepared.
    With the help of a hurricane fan, Steve attempts to fly an 1896 Chanute Glider on La Mirada Avenue.

  • February 1, 1963
    February 1, 1963
    Episode 157
    2/1/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are comedian-actress Rose Marie (of the "Dick Van Dyke Show"), comedian Tim Conway, and singer Jennie Smith.

    Highlight:
    Steve walks on stilts on Vine Street, outside The Steve Allen Playhouse.

  • January 30, 1963
    January 30, 1963
    Episode 156
    1/30/63
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    Steve's guests are comedian Buddy Hackett, musician Jerry Adler, singer Jennie Smith,and "Miss Rodeo America" Joyce Shelly.

    Highlight:
    Joyce Shelly, demonstrating the rodeo sport of "goat-tying," wrestles a goat to the ground and binds its legs.

  • January 29, 1963
    January 29, 1963
    Episode 155
    1/29/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are singers Bobby Darin and Jennie Smith.

    Highlights:
    Steve is given tips on pancake flipping.
    As head of the "Arthur Mummy Dance Studio," Steve offers dance lessons to audience members.

  • January 28, 1963
    January 28, 1963
    Episode 154
    1/28/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are actress Bette Davis, comedian Louis Nye, singer Jennie Smith, and Miss Lee Galloway.

    Highlights:
    Steve presents another installment of his satire "What Ever Happened to Baby Fink?"
    Miss Lee Galloway, an expert at turning trash into jewelry, shows Steve how to recycle garbage into useful items.

  • January 25, 1963
    January 25, 1963
    Episode 153
    1/25/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are singers Eartha Kitt and Molly Bee, along with the comedy team of Pepper Davis and Tony Reese.

    Highlights:
    Eartha Kitt gives Steve a lesson in Modern Dance.
    Steve and his studio audience select an unsuspecting man from outside the Steve Allen Playhouse, and build him into the next top recording star.

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  • January 24, 1963
    January 24, 1963
    Episode 152
    1/24/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are singers Jimmie Witherspoon and Molly Bee, and a panel featuring Prof. Voss, Gypsy Boots, and Everett Austin Goodell.

    Highlight:
    Prof. Voss, Gypsy Boots, and Sanskrit expert Everett Austin Goodell meet to discuss topics of interest to intellectuals.

  • January 23, 1963
    January 23, 1963
    Episode 151
    1/23/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests include the comedy team of Pepper Davis and Tony Reese, singer Molly Bee, and Norwegian ski expert Britt Pederson.

    Highlights:
    Steve attempts to bicycle across a tightrope stretched high above the street of La Mirada.
    Britt Pederson demonstrates the correct way of falling down on waxed slats.

  • January 22, 1963
    January 22, 1963
    Episode 150
    1/22/63
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    Steve's guests are pianist Peter Nero, singer Molly Bee, and a female woodchopper.

    Highlight:
    Steve goes for a "spin" in a commercial laundry dryer.

  • January 21, 1963
    January 21, 1963
    Episode 149
    1/21/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are singer Molly Bee, sculptor Vito, comedian Dave Berry, and restaurateur Lucky Pierre.

    Highlights:
    Vito presents a likeness of Steve that he sculptured on a previous show.
    Restauranteur Lucky Pierre cooks a meal with a blowtorch.

  • January 18, 1963
    January 18, 1963
    Episode 148
    1/18/63
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    Steve's guests are actress Diana Dors; singer Jennie Smith; and Olympic athletes Jim Beatty (track star), Parry O'Brien (shot-put champ), and Ralph Boston (broad jump champ).

    Highlight:
    Steve attempts to master the sports of his three Olympic athlete guests.

  • January 17, 1963
    January 17, 1963
    Episode 147
    1/17/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are actor-comedian Andy Griffith, Margaret Ann and the Ernie Mariani Trio, singer Jennie Smith, and illusion experts The Kirkhams.

    Highlight:
    The Steve Allen All-Stars meet with a college fraternity on the side-street of La Mirada.

  • January 15, 1963
    January 15, 1963
    Episode 146
    1/15/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are comedian Henny Youngman, singer Jennie Smith, and a jockey.

    Highlights:
    Segments featuring animals include a visit with a tuxedo-clad raven and an elephant race.

  • January 14, 1963
    January 14, 1963
    Episode 145
    1/14/63
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    Steve's guests are actor Peter Lorre, jazz musician Stan Getz, tattoo artist Roy Minugh, and singer Jennie Smith.

    Highlight:
    Steve tries to turn audience members into television stars.

  • January 11, 1963
    January 11, 1963
    Episode 144
    1/11/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are vocal group The Lettermen, comedian Tim Conway,and singer Jennie Smith.

    Highlight:
    Steve makes observations about people who walk past his camera on Vine Street.

  • January 10, 1963
    January 10, 1963
    Episode 143
    1/10/63
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    Steve's guests are former heavyweight champ Joe Louis, comedian Tim Conway (from "McHale's Navy"), singer Jennie Smith, and gardner-handyman Lawrence Wahlstrom.

    Highlights:
    Steve trains a man from the audience to be the heavyweight champion of the world.
    Lawrence Wahlstrom presents one of his inventions, a 10,000-part machine which does absolutely nothing.

  • January 9, 1963
    January 9, 1963
    Episode 142
    1/9/63
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    Steve's guests are singers Dick Haymes Jr. and Jennie Smith.

    Highlight:
    Steve guides a wrecking ball into a brick wall on La Mirada.

  • January 8, 1963
    January 8, 1963
    Episode 141
    1/8/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are singer Jennie Smith and world champion archer Howard Hill.

    Highlight:
    Steve and audience members play "hide-and-seek" on the streets of Hollywood.

  • January 7, 1963
    January 7, 1963
    Episode 140
    1/7/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are singers Eartha Kitt and Jennie Smith, and world champion archer Howard Hill.

    Highlight:
    On the Hollywood side-street of La Mirada, Steve and his "All-Stars" play against a champion La Crosse team.

  • January 4, 1963
    January 4, 1963
    Episode 139
    1/4/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are comedian Louis Nye, singers Janet Blair and Jennie Smith, Russian dancer Michael Panaieff, and a trapeze artist.

    Highlight:
    Using World War I planes, Steve Allen and Louis Nye engage in an "aerial dog-fight" over the La Mirada "battleground."

  • January 3, 1963
    January 3, 1963
    Episode 138
    1/3/63
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    Steve's guests are comedian Louis Nye, musical group The Four Freshmen, and a Marine Staff Sergeant.

    Highlight:
    Steve and audience members form the "Fink Investment Company."

  • January 2, 1963
    January 2, 1963
    Episode 137
    1/2/63
    0.0

    Steve's guests are singers Billy Daniels and Jennie Smith, and Russian dancer Michael Panieff.

    Highlights:
    Steve takes part in a track meet on a Hollywood side-street.
    Using a remote camera, Steve interviews celebrities attending the Beverly Hills premiere of "Two For the Seesaw." Among those interviewed are Shirley MacLaine, Polly Bergen, Carolyn Jones, Robert Stack, and Groucho Marx.

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  • December 31, 1962
    December 31, 1962
    Episode 136
    12/31/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are singer Jennie Smith, psychic Lotte Von Strahl, and a Korean Orphan Choir.

    Highlight:
    In what they call a "strictly non-aggressive" move, Steve Allen and his army prepare to defend themselves against an anticipated attack on a Hollywood side-street.

  • December 28, 1962
    December 28, 1962
    Episode 135
    12/28/62
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    Steve's guests are singer Frankie Laine, comedy team Rowan and Martin, singer Molly Bee, and naturalist Dorothy Rhyngold.

    Highlight:
    Dorothy Rhyngold gives Steve an avocado shampoo.

  • December 27, 1962
    December 27, 1962
    Episode 134
    12/27/62
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    Steve's guests are actor Jack Lemmon, musician Butch Stone, singer Molly Bee, and salami maker Dave Kramer.

    Highlights:
    On the streets of Hollywood, Steve becomes the driver of a daredevil car.
    Demonstrating the art of making and stuffing a salami, Dave Kramer makes the 500th salami given away to Steve Allen Playhouse audience members.

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  • December 26, 1962
    December 26, 1962
    Episode 133
    12/26/62
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    Steve's guests are The Arthur Lyman Group, Green Bay Packers football player Paul Hornung, singer Molly Bee, and escape artist Jim Sommers.

    Highlights:
    Members of the "Allen Stock Company" appear in "Crazy Camera Shots" comedy blackouts.
    Jim Sommers tries to free himself from a strait jacket while suspended by his ankles.

  • December 25, 1962
    December 25, 1962
    Episode 132
    12/25/62
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    Steve's guests aresinger-composer Oscar Brown Jr. and singer Molly Bee.

    Highlights:
    Playing an employment agency counselor, Steve places a not-too-mechanically-inclined audience member in the career of garage mechanic.
    "The Violinist," a 1959 animated short narrated by Carl Reiner, is presented.

  • December 24, 1962
    December 24, 1962
    Episode 131
    12/24/62
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    Steve's guests are singers David Allen and Molly Bee, comedian Guy Marks (a regular on "The Joey Bishop Show"), and Mr. Aaron Henry, head of the Mississippi branch of the NAACP.

  • December 21, 1962
    December 21, 1962
    Episode 130
    12/21/62
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    Steve's guests are singing group The Four Preps, comedian Tim Conway, and singer Molly Bee.

    Highlights:
    A swimming instructor shows Steve how to do the "Australian crawl" on dry land.
    Steve throws an early New Years Eve Party, complete with confetti, on a Hollywood street.

  • December 20, 1962
    December 20, 1962
    Episode 129
    12/20/62
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    Steve's guests are comedian Tim Conway, jazz musician Corky Hale, actor Victor McLaughton, singers Mel Torme and Molly Bee, and magician Kirk Kirkham.

    Highlights:
    Kirk Kirkham invites Steve to participate in a levitation demonstration.
    Victor McLaughton's motorcycle group are featured in a segment taped on the streets of Hollywood.

  • December 19, 1962
    December 19, 1962
    Episode 128
    12/18/62
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    Steve's guests are South African folk-singer Miriam Makeba, comedian Leo De Lyon, actor Rodd Redwing, singer Molly Bee, and the University of Southern California Trojans, the nation's number one football team.

    Highlight:
    Steve presents the "Fink Bowl," his version of a football playoff game.

  • December 18, 1962
    December 18, 1962
    Episode 127
    12/18/62
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    Steve's guests are jazz musician Red Norvo, singer Molly Bee, and Sanskrit expert Everett Austin Goodell.

    Highlights:
    Steve treats audience members to a "Beach Party."
    In the cartoon short "The Interview," a square announcer interviews hipster jazz musician Shorty Petterstein.

  • December 17, 1962
    December 17, 1962
    Episode 126
    12/17/62
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    Steve's guests are singers Rod Lauren and Molly Bee, and comedian Chaz Chase.

  • December 14, 1962
    December 14, 1962
    Episode 125
    12/14/62
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    Steve's guests are comedian Louis Nye, singer Jennie Smith, comedian Chaz Chase, and a speed typing champion.

    Highlight:
    Chaz Chase, a British comedian known for his unusual eating habits, encourages Steve to devour such items as cigars, flowers and violin pieces.

  • December 13, 1962
    December 13, 1962
    Episode 124
    12/13/62
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    Steve's guests are vocalists The King Sisters, singer Jennie Smith, comedian George Kirby, and health expert Gypsy Boots.

    Highlights:
    Steve holds a "slumber party" for women in the audience.
    Gypsy Boots appears as a "Nature Santa."

  • December 12, 1962
    December 12, 1962
    Episode 123
    12/12/62
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    Steve's guests are singers Lou Monte and Jennie Smith, and former British Tiddly-wink champion Sam Davenport.

    Highlights:
    Lou Monte sings his 1962 hit "Pepino the Italian Mouse."
    Steve takes a balloon ride over the streets of Hollywood.
    Sam Davenport shows Steve how to play Tiddly-Winks.

  • December 11, 1962
    December 11, 1962
    Episode 122
    12/11/62
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    Steve's guests are singers Jack Jones and Jennie Smith, and gymnast Art Shurlock.

    Highlight:
    Steve plays matchmaker for a female audience member.

  • December 10, 1962
    December 10, 1962
    Episode 121
    12/10/62
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    Steve's guests are singer Jennie Smith, comedian Dave Ketchum, and sculptor Vito.

    Highlight:
    Steve participates in a automobile "destruction derby" held on the streets of Hollywood.

  • December 7, 1962
    December 7, 1962
    Episode 120
    12/7/62
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    Steve's guests arecomedian Bill Dana, singers Frankie Avalon and Joanie Sommers, and magician Kirk Kirkham.

    Highlight:
    Magician Kirk Kirkham saws a woman in half, then walks between the two sections.

  • December 6, 1962
    December 6, 1962
    Episode 119
    12/6/62
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    Steve's guests are comedian Bill Dana, singers Frankie Avalon and Joanie Sommers, and hypnotist Pat Collins.

    Highlights:
    Pat Collins hypnotizes members of the audience to impersonate well-known people.
    An army of Santas invade The Steve Allen Playhouse.

  • December 5, 1962
    December 5, 1962
    Episode 118
    12/5/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests include comedian Will Jordan, and singers Dick Noel and Joanie Sommers.

    Highlight:
    Lila Franco, a mother-of-nine from Mexico, gives Steve a piñata for Christmas.

  • December 4, 1962
    December 4, 1962
    Episode 117
    12/4/62
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    Steve's guests are singer Frankie Avalon, comedian Tim Conway, singer-actress Dorothy Dandridge, and Professor Leo Von Voss.

    Highlight:
    Leo Von Voss, an 83-year-old strongman and vegetarian, takes an ice bath.

  • December 3, 1962
    December 3, 1962
    Episode 116
    12/3/62
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    Steve's guests are singer-actor Frankie Avalon, comedian Kip King, and Everett Austin Goodell.

    Highlight:
    Everett Austin Goodell gives Steve a lesson in the Far East language Sanskrit.

  • November 30, 1962
    November 30, 1962
    Episode 115
    11/30/62
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    Steve's guests are The King Sisters, comedy team of Pepper Davis and Tony Reese, comedian Louis Nye, and singer Molly Bee.

    Highlight:
    Playing Santa Claus, Steve invites audience members on stage to tell him what they want for Christmas.

  • November 29, 1962
    November 29, 1962
    Episode 114
    11/29/62
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    Steve's guests are comedian Don Rickles and singer Molly Bee.

    Highlight:
    Steve tries his hand at being a lion tamer.

  • November 28, 1962
    November 28, 1962
    Episode 113
    11/28/62
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    Steve's guests are comedian Louis Nye, singer Molly Bee, and martial arts instructor James Wing Woo.

    Highlight:
    James Wing Woo, of Hollywood's Academy of Karate Kung Fu, gives Steve a lesson in Tai Chi Chuan.

  • November 27, 1962
    November 27, 1962
    Episode 112
    11/27/62
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    Steve's guests are comedian Louis Nye, and singers Mark Murphy and Molly Bee.

    Highlight:
    The Steve Allen All-Stars are challenged to a match against a girls' field hockey team.

  • November 26, 1962
    November 26, 1962
    Episode 111
    11/26/62
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    Steve's guests are vocal group The Platters, comedian Mark London, singer Molly Bee, and TV personality Kathi Norris.

    Highlight:
    "Cat fancier" Kathi Norris sets 86 felines loose in the Steve Allen Playhouse.

  • November 23, 1962
    November 23, 1962
    Episode 110
    11/23/62
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    Steve's guests arecomedienne Rose Marie, of 'The Dick Van Dyke Show'; singer Molly Bee; and balancers The Lacy Troupe.

    Highlight:
    The Lacy Troupe demonstrates the art of balancing on 2-foot diameter wooden balls.

  • November 22, 1962
    November 22, 1962
    Episode 109
    11/22/62
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    Steve's guests are comedian Tim Conway, singer Molly Bee, and Indian philosopher Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

    Highlight:
    Maharishi Mahesh Yogi shows Steve how to ease tension through meditation.

  • November 21, 1962
    November 21, 1962
    Episode 108
    11/21/62
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    Steve's guests are Allen Holzman, and singers Keely Smith and Molly Bee.

    Highlight:
    Allen Holzman of United Technologies Corporation presents a working rocket engine model and a scale model moon vehicle.

  • November 20, 1962
    November 20, 1962
    Episode 107
    11/20/62
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    Steve's guests are actor-comedian Larry Storch, musical group The Treniers, comedian Reggie Rymal, and singer Molly Bee.

    Highlight:
    Reggie Rymal gives a demonstration of his paddle-ball skills.

  • November 19, 1962 (taped November 7, 1962)

    Steve's guests are comedian Tim Conway, singers Roberta Sherwood and Molly Bee, actress Jan Watson, and hand-balancers Chuck and Kathy Hardy.
    Highlights:
    Roberta Sherwood sings "I Left My Heart in San Francisco."
    Chuck Hardy and his 11-year-old daughter Kathy demonstrate the art of hand-balancing.

  • November 16, 1962 (taped November 11, 1962)

    Steve's guests are tenor Aldo Monaco; comedian Louis Nye; singer Molly Bee; George Eiferman ("Mr. Universe"); and Louise Jean.

  • November 15, 1962 (taped November 2, 1962)

    Steve's guests are singer Bobby "Boris" Pickett, comedian Louis Nye, singer Molly Bee, and American matador Bill Reed with Carmen Bermudez.
    Highlight:
    Bill Reed and his assistant Carmen Bermudez give Steve a lesson in bullfighting.

  • November 14, 1962
    November 14, 1962
    Episode 103
    11/14/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are Commander Edward Whitehead, the bearded "Schweppes Man"; singer Molly Bee; and Vicki Hallman, a 9-year-old singer discovered by Steve Allen.

    Highlight:
    Steve learns the Filipino Bamboo Dance, a rhythm sport involving two 15-foot bamboo poles.

  • November 13, 1962
    November 13, 1962
    Episode 102
    11/13/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are vocal group The DeCastro Sisters; Glenn Sundby, editor of "The Modern Gymnast" magazine; and singer Molly Bee.

    Highlight:
    Glenn Sundby gives Steve a demonstration of Space Ball, a game which involves gymnastics.

  • November 12, 1962
    November 12, 1962
    Episode 101
    11/12/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are ventriloquist Russ Lewis, South American explorer-adventurer Bob LeMaire, and singer Molly Bee.

    Highlight:
    Bob LeMaire shows Steve some of the more unusual delicacies (such as bumblebees) that are eaten by people in other countries.

  • November 9, 1962
    November 9, 1962
    Episode 100
    11/9/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are comedian Buddy Hackett, musician Andre Previn, singers Jerry Vale and Joanie Sommers, composer-singerOscar Brown Jr. and pickpocket Dr. Giovanni.

    Highlight:
    Dr. Giovanni, who once removed Winston Churchill's suspenders, joins Steve in a slight-of-hand routine.

  • November 8, 1962
    November 8, 1962
    Episode 99
    11/8/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are musician Andre Previn, singers Joanie Sommers and Jerry Vale,health addict Gypsy Boots,boogie-woogie pianist Meade Luz Lewis, and Howard Mark.

    Highlight:
    Howard Mark, of the Bendix Computer Division, demonstrates an "electronic brain" that plays "Silent Night," "The Yellow Rose of Texas," and other songs.

  • November 7, 1962
    November 7, 1962
    Episode 98
    11/7/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests aremusician Andre Previn, singers Joanie Sommers and Jerry Vale,cricket player Ivor Davis, and UCLA cheerleader Patti Pippen.

    Highlights:
    Ivor Davis and his cricket team play a match against Steve Allen's All-Stars.
    UCLA cheerleader Patti Pippen demonstrates football cheers.

  • November 6, 1962
    November 6, 1962
    Episode 97
    11/6/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are musician Andre Previn, singer Joanie Sommers, composer-singer Oscar Brown Jr., and ballet master Michael Panaieff.

    Highlight:
    In a segment with Michael Panaief, Steve demonstrates his own of ballet.

  • November 5, 1962
    November 5, 1962
    Episode 96
    11/5/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are singer Joanie Sommers, musician Andre Previn, and singer-composer Oscar Brown Jr.

    Highlight:
    Steve goes skiing on La Mirada, a Hollywood side-street which has been covered with eight tons of imported snow.

  • November 2, 1962 (taped October 19, 1962)

    Steve's guests are comedian Louis Nye, singers Jerry Vale and Molly Bee, and hypnotist Pat Collins.
    Highlight:
    In a comedy experiment, Steve tries to see how much clothing a man can wear at one time.

  • November 1, 1962
    November 1, 1962
    Episode 94
    11/1/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are comedian Louis Nye, hypnotist Pat Collins, singers Jerry Vale and Molly Bee, health addict Gypsy Boots, and "boogie-woogie" pianist Meade Lux Lewis.

    Highlight:
    Steve joins his guests and members of Donn Trenner's "Philharmonic" in a comic version of "Mutiny on La Mirada."

  • October 31, 1962
    October 31, 1962
    Episode 93
    10/31/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are singer-dancer Johnny Baschman, singers Jerry Vale and Molly Bee, and comedian Cliff Norton.

    Highlight:
    Cliff Norton joins the Steve Allen All-Stars for a match against a women's water polo team.

  • October 30, 1962
    October 30, 1962
    Episode 92
    10/30/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are Johnny Baschman and singer Molly Bee.

  • October 29, 1962
    October 29, 1962
    Episode 91
    10/29/62
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    Steve's guests are singers Brook Benton and Molly Bee and The Red Norvo Quintet.

  • October 26, 1962
    October 26, 1962
    Episode 90
    10/26/62
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    Steve's guests are honky-tonk pianist Joe Fingers Carr, comedian Bill Dana, Jimmie Rodgers, The Fairmont Four and singer Molly Bee.

  • October 25, 1962
    October 25, 1962
    Episode 89
    10/25/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are duo painists Ferrante and Teicher, comedian Tim Conway and singer Molly Bee.

  • October 24, 1962
    October 24, 1962
    Episode 88
    10/24/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are Jimmie Rodgers and The Fairmount Four.

  • October 23, 1962
    October 23, 1962
    Episode 87
    10/23/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are actor Lee Marvin and vocalist Molly Bee.

  • October 22, 1962
    October 22, 1962
    Episode 86
    10/22/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are musician Stan Getz, singer Jerry Vale and vocalist Molly Bee.

    Synopsis:
    Stan Getz and his jazz group join Steve, along with singers Molly Bee and Jerry Vale, and two Swiss yodelers.

  • October 19, 1962
    October 19, 1962
    Episode 85
    10/19/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are humorist Mort Sahl and The King Sisters.

  • October 18, 1962
    October 18, 1962
    Episode 84
    10/18/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are comic Lennie Weinrib and vocalist Molly Bee.

  • October 17, 1962
    October 17, 1962
    Episode 83
    10/17/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are actor Tab Hunter, comedy team of Tony Reese and Pepper Davis, and vocalist Molly Bee.

  • October 16, 1962
    October 16, 1962
    Episode 82
    10/16/62
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    Steve's guests are hypnotist Pat Collins, bandleader Si Zentner and vocalist Molly Bee.

  • October 15, 1962
    October 15, 1962
    Episode 81
    10/15/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are actress Mamie Van Doren, vocalist Molly Bee and members of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team.

  • October 12, 1962
    October 12, 1962
    Episode 80
    10/12/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are songstress Jo Stafford and her husband pianist-arranger-conductor Paul Weston and singer Johnny Nash.

  • October 11, 1962
    October 11, 1962
    Episode 79
    10/11/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are songstress Jo Stafford and her husband pianist-arranger-conductor Paul Weston and singer Johnny Nash.

  • October 10, 1962
    October 10, 1962
    Episode 78
    10/10/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are actor Gabe Dell, musician Larry Adler, songstress Jo Stafford and singer Johnny Nash.

  • October 9, 1962
    October 9, 1962
    Episode 77
    10/9/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are Harry Johnson and singer Johnny Nash.

  • October 8, 1962
    October 8, 1962
    Episode 76
    10/8/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are comedienne Rose Marie, comedian Ronnie Schell and singer Johnny Nash.

  • October 5, 1962
    October 5, 1962
    Episode 75
    10/5/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are actor Gabe Dell, actress Sally Mills, Cabaret singer Marilyn Maye and champion badminton players.

  • October 4, 1962
    October 4, 1962
    Episode 74
    10/4/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are comedian Dick Gregory, clock collector Charles Snow and Cabaret singer Marilyn Maye

    Highlights:
    Comedian Dick Gregory is on the show with Steve and so are jazz drummer, aged 4, James Bradley Jr., and clock collector, Charles Snow.

  • October 3, 1962
    October 3, 1962
    Episode 73
    10/3/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are actress Betty Hutton, trumpeter Pete Condoli, comedian Dayton Allen, Rose Gordon and Cabaret singer Marilyn Maye.

  • October 2, 1962
    October 2, 1962
    Episode 72
    10/2/62
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    Steve's guests are songstress Roberta Sherwood and Cabaret singer Marilyn Maye.

  • October 1, 1962
    October 1, 1962
    Episode 71
    10/1/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are actress Jayne Meadows, comedian Buddy Hackett and pianist-composer Martin Denny.

  • September 28, 1962
    September 28, 1962
    Episode 70
    9/28/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are The Red Norvo Quintet, songstress Jennie Smith and comedian Dayton Allen.

  • September 27, 1962
    September 27, 1962
    Episode 69
    9/27/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are singer-actor Tony Martin and film on Synanon House of Santa Monica, a rehabilitation center for narcotics addicts.

    Highlights:
    Tony Martin is Steve's chief guest, doubling as singer and clarinetist when he joins Allen for a woodwind duet. The other highlight of the show is a film of "Synanon House," a rehabilitation center for narcotic addicts in Santa Monica, particularly pertinent viewing as President Kennedy's White House Conference on Narcotics and Drug Abuse opens its sessions.

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  • September 26, 1962
    September 26, 1962
    Episode 68
    9/26/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are singer-actor Frankie Avalon, songstress Jennie Smith and comedian Dayton Allen.

  • September 25, 1962
    September 25, 1962
    Episode 67
    9/25/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are singer-actor Frankie Avalon, songstress Jennie Smith, actor Gabriel Dell and Chuck and Linda Lewis.

  • September 24, 1962
    September 24, 1962
    Episode 66
    9/24/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are singer-actor Frankie Avalon, songstress Jennie Smith and members of the Los Angeles Rams football team.

  • September 21, 1962
    September 21, 1962
    Episode 65
    9/21/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are comedian Louis Nye, musician Lionel Hampton and singer-actress Carol Simpson.

    Highlights:
    Lionel Hampton returns to swing with Steve in a rousing rendition of "When the Saints Go Marching In" and "C Jam Blues".
    The soulful face of Louis Nye is seen via a hidden camera as he turns vegetarian shoplifter for laughter at the Hollywood Ranch Market.
    Steve becomes caretaker for a Mutt-and-Jeff team of chimp and gorilla.
    Carol Simpson ends her weeks stay singing "What Kind of Fool".

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  • September 20, 1962
    September 20, 1962
    Episode 64
    9/20/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are singer John Raitt, pianist Roger Williams and singer-actress Carole Simpson.

    Highlights:
    Steve has John Raitt along for some, songs and Roger Williams, for a whirl at the piano, in addition to the usual hi-jinks from our host.

  • September 19, 1962
    September 19, 1962
    Episode 63
    9/19/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are musician Lionel Hampton, entertainer Jack Mosley and singer-actress Carole Simpson.

    Highlights:
    Lionel and Steve combine musical talents and rock the rafters with "Hamp's Boogie" and "Seven Come Eleven".
    Jack Mosley, self-billed as the "World's Champion Windbag" inflates a tire tube with his own lung power ... a blowout not to be missed.

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  • September 18, 1962
    September 18, 1962
    Episode 62
    9/18/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are singer-actor Gary Crosby, National Sweater Queen Wendy Russell and singer-actress Carole Simpson.

    Highlights:
    Carole Simpson sings "Just Friends".
    Gary Crosby sings "I Believe In You".
    Miss Wendy Russell, National Sweater Week Queen helps Steve into some unusual sweaters and some Allen-quips.

  • September 17, 1962
    September 17, 1962
    Episode 61
    9/17/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are comedian Pat Paulsen, the Mary Kaye Trio and singer-actress Carole Simpson.

    Highlights:
    The Mary Kaye Trio performs "Lazy River".
    Shirley Rau of Los Angeles brings her talking Chihuahua, Mr. Dempsey who has a few choice words to say.

  • September 14, 1962
    September 14, 1962
    Episode 60
    9/14/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are The Hi-Lo's, comedienne Barbara Heller and actor-writer-comic Gypsy Boots.

  • September 13, 1962
    September 13, 1962
    Episode 59
    9/13/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are actor Keenan Wynn and singer-actress Ethel Waters.

    Highlights:
    Keenan Wynn and Ethel Waters add zest to Steve's show as Keenan fusses with his motorcycle and Ethel sings "Cabin in the Sky."

  • September 12, 1962
    September 12, 1962
    Episode 58
    9/12/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are comedian Tim Conway, Bill Moore's one-man band and singers Josh White Jr. and Sandy Garner.

    Highlights:
    Tim Conway as Superman deals with a real big problem.
    Steve does the "twist" with an elephant weighing 4600 pounds.
    Steve's special guest is Rudy Estrada a famed taffy-maker.

  • September 11, 1962
    September 11, 1962
    Episode 57
    9/11/62
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    Steve's guests are actor Jackie Cooper with singers Ray Malone and Susan Barrett.

  • September 10, 1962
    September 10, 1962
    Episode 56
    9/10/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are boxer Joe Louis, singer June Christy and flamenco guitarist Eduardo Sasson.

    Highlights:
    Former boxing champ Joe Louis joins Steve for a round of chatter.

  • September 7, 1962
    September 7, 1962
    Episode 55
    9/7/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are comedian Louis Nye with vocalists Lynn Franklin and David Allen.

  • September 6, 1962
    September 6, 1962
    Episode 54
    9/6/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are actress Jayne Mansfield, California Governor Edmund G. Brown and comedian Frank Rosolino with vocalists Lynn Franklin and David Allen.

    Highlights:
    David Allen sings "Down With Love".
    Steve's special guest is a knife thrower.

  • September 5, 1962
    September 5, 1962
    Episode 53
    9/5/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are comedienne Rose Marie with vocalists Lynn Franklin and David Allen.

    Highlights:
    Steve mounts a scaffold to repair the ceiling of the studio.
    He reads Angry Letters to the Editor.
    Steve rides on a yoga wheel.
    Lynn, Rose Marie and David sing.

  • September 4, 1962
    September 4, 1962
    Episode 52
    9/4/62
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    Steve's guests are singer Steve Lawrence and comedian Eli Mintz with vocalists Lynn Franklin and David Allen.

    Highlights:
    Steve conducts a physical fitness with members of the audience.
    Steve's special guest is a lady who outfits poodles in the latest dog fashions.

  • September 3, 1962
    September 3, 1962
    Episode 51
    9/3/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are comedian Doodles Weaver with vocalists Lynn Franklin and David Allen.

    Highlights:
    Steve opens the show as a street cleaner on a Hollywood side street. He is interrupted by an automobile crash and fight.
    Steve holds a press conference with members of the audience.
    Also a talking frog that doesn't talk.

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  • August 31, 1962
    August 31, 1962
    Episode 50
    8/31/62
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    Steve's guests are singer Nat "King" Cole and comedian Pat Harrington Jr. with vocalists Barbara McNair and Bill Carey.

    Highlights:
    Nat King Cole is on hand and he joins Steve in "Fascinating Rhythm."
    Pat Harrington Jr. who was once a Steve Allen regular, does a few comedy routines.
    Barbara McNair and Bill Carey sing and Mr. Allen is set to take a mud bath.

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  • August 30, 1962
    August 30, 1962
    Episode 49
    8/30/62
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    Steve's guests are comedian Bill Dana, Gospel singer Bessie Griffin and the Gospel Pearls and jazz musician Paul Horn with vocalists Barbara McNair and Bill Carey.

    Highlights:
    Bill (Jose Jimenez) Dana joins his old boss, Steve Allen, for a few laughs.
    Barbara McNair sings "Too Late - the Spring".
    Jazz musician Paul Horn plays "The Good Ship Lollipop".
    Steve gets a first aid demonstration.

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  • August 29, 1962 (taped August 14, 1962)

    Steve's guests are comedian Slim Gaillard, vocalists Barbara McNair and Bill Carey, Mel Simon, and Beverly Reed.

  • August 28, 1962
    August 28, 1962
    Episode 47
    8/28/62
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    Steve's guests are folksinger and actor Theodore Bikel with vocalists Barbara McNair and Bill Carey.

    Highlights:
    Steve plays the trumpet from the ceiling over the audience.
    Barbara McNair sings "Yes Indeed".
    Steve does a comedy routing too strange to believe.
    Steve's special guest is a lady archery champion.

  • August 27, 1962
    August 27, 1962
    Episode 46
    8/27/62
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    Steve's guests are musical-comedy team The Vagabonds with vocalists Barbara McNair and Bill Carey.

    Highlights:
    The show opens with Steve's All-Stars play volleyball with the all girl champion team.
    The Vagabonds do a musical comedy routine.
    Barbara McNair sings "Kansas City".
    Steve does an "art commercial" comedy routine.
    A fire-eater is the special guest.

  • August 24, 1962 (taped August 10, 1962)

    Steve's guests are comedian Tim Conway, actor Bob Cummings, singer-songwriter Oscar Brown Jr., jazz singer Irene Kral, and John Lockey.

  • August 23, 1962
    August 23, 1962
    Episode 44
    8/23/62
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    Steve's guests are actors Paul Gilbert and Rodd Redwing with singer-songwriter Oscar Brown Jr. and Jazz singer Irene Kral.

  • August 22, 1962
    August 22, 1962
    Episode 43
    8/22/62
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    Steve's guests are comedian Morey Amsterdam and Judy Mayhon with singer-songwriter Oscar Brown Jr. and Jazz singer Irene Kral.

    Highlights:
    Morey does a comedy routine with a cello.
    Dick Rowe, Deputy Sheriff of Los Angeles County demonstrates the identi-kit used in crime detection.
    Irene Kral sings "Spring".
    Steve sends his son Steve Jr. off to college.

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  • August 21, 1962
    August 21, 1962
    Episode 42
    8/21/62
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    Steve's guests are comedic duo Mitzi McCall and Charlie Brill and palmist Mark Fabian with singer-songwriter Oscar Brown Jr. and Jazz singer Irene Kral.

    Highlights:
    Featuring a sea lion named Sy and a skating penguin.
    Palmist Mark Fabian does character analysis.
    Irene Kral sings.

  • August 20, 1962
    August 20, 1962
    Episode 41
    8/20/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are The Smothers Brothers and bodybuilder George Eiferman with singer-songwriter Oscar Brown Jr. and Jazz singer Irene Kral.

  • August 17, 1962
    August 17, 1962
    Episode 40
    8/17/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are comedienne Betty Walker with singer Tony Bennett and songstress Jennie Smith.

  • August 16, 1962
    August 16, 1962
    Episode 39
    8/16/62
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    Steve's guests are comedienne Betty Walker with singer Tony Bennett and songstress Jennie Smith.

    Highlights:
    Features a lie detector test and comedy routines.

  • August 15, 1962
    August 15, 1962
    Episode 38
    8/15/62
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    Steve's guests are comedienne Betty Walker and Las Vegas Dunes pit boss Sherlock Feldman with singer Tony Bennett and songstress Jennie Smith.

    Highlights:
    The show opens with Steve participating in roller games in a used car lot.
    Tony Bennett sings songs written by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh.
    Sherlock Feldman discusses the psychology of gambling and demonstrates the finer points of gaming.

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  • August 14, 1962
    August 14, 1962
    Episode 37
    8/14/62
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    Steve's guests are Steve's wife actress Jayne Meadows, singer Tony Bennett, comic actor Pat Buttram and songstress Jennie Smith.

    Highlights:
    Steve and wife Jayne Meadows' 8th wedding anniversary.
    They enjoy a Japanese dinner on the show.
    Tony Bennett offers a George Gershwin medley.

  • August 13, 1962
    August 13, 1962
    Episode 36
    8/13/62
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    Steve's guests are singer Tony Bennett, comedienne Betty Walker and songstress Jennie Smith.

  • August 10, 1962
    August 10, 1962
    Episode 35
    8/10/62
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    Steve's guests are comedian Bill Dana, singer Beryl Davis and comedienne Betty Walker with vocalists Mark Murphy and Molly Bee.

    Highlights:
    The show opens with Steve sending off the Duvall's who had parked their car on stage the previous night.
    Bill Dana sings "My Funny Valentine" backed on piano by Donn Trenner.
    Steve learns Kendo, Japanese stick fighting.

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  • August 9, 1962
    August 9, 1962
    Episode 34
    8/9/62
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    Steve's guests are comedienne Betty Walker and Jazz clarinetist Gus Bivona with vocalists Mark Murphy and Molly Bee.

  • August 8, 1962
    August 8, 1962
    Episode 33
    8/8/62
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    Steve's guests are comedienne Betty Walker, guitarist John Braiskin and "theramin" player Samuel J. Hoffman with vocalists Mark Murphy and Molly Bee.

    Highlights:
    John Braiskin the guitar playing cameraman and a spoof of a celebrity premiere.

  • August 7, 1962
    August 7, 1962
    Episode 32
    8/7/62
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    Steve's guests are comedian Louis Nye and vibraphonist Lionel Hampton with vocalists Mark Murphy and Molly Bee and Zamba the lion.

  • August 6, 1962
    August 6, 1962
    Episode 31
    8/6/62
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    Steve's guests are silent-film comedian Harold Lloyd, The Smothers Brothers and the 1962 champion leap frog winner with week long singing guests vocalists Mark Murphy and Molly Bee.

  • August 3, 1962
    August 3, 1962
    Episode 30
    8/3/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are raconteur George Jessel, vibraphonist Lionel Hampton and magician Mark Wilson with singers Jerry Holmes and Phyllis Williams.

  • August 2, 1962
    August 2, 1962
    Episode 29
    8/2/62
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    Steve's guests are comic Don Penny with singers Jerry Holmes and Phyllis Williams.

    Highlights:
    Steve learns a thing or two about a "fast gun" from "quick draw" artist, does a comedy routine, makes some telephone calls, and lets a woman from the audience prepare a meal for the staff during the show.
    Also, Phyllis Williams and Jerry Holmes sing some solos, and Don Penny does a comedy routine.

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  • August 1, 1962
    August 1, 1962
    Episode 28
    8/1/62
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    Steve's guests are comedian Tim Conway with singers Jerry Holmes and Phyllis Williams.

    Highlights:
    A Karate instructor displays moves.
    A sketch in the market's cold storage locker.

  • July 31, 1962
    July 31, 1962
    Episode 27
    7/31/62
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    Steve's guests are raconteur George Jessel, vibraphonist Lionel Hampton and magician Mark Wilson with singers Jerry Holmes and Phyllis Williams.

  • July 30, 1962
    July 30, 1962
    Episode 26
    7/30/62
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    Steve's guests are comedienne-actress Rose Marie and Judy Miller with singers Jerry Holmes and Phyllis Williams as week long guests.

    Highlights:
    Also a lady gymnast and a bullfight routine.

  • July 27, 1962
    July 27, 1962
    Episode 25
    7/27/62
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    Steve's guests are Jazz flautist Paul Horn, musician Pete McKinney and comedian Pat Harrington Jr. with singers Libi Staiger and John Gabriel.

    Highlights:
    The show opens in a swimming pool on Vine St.
    Paul Horn plays "When the Lights Are Low".

  • July 26, 1962
    July 26, 1962
    Episode 24
    7/26/62
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    Steve's guests are producer-director Mel Brooks with singers Libi Staiger and John Gabriel.

    Highlights:
    A lion mascot and a jam session.
    A comedy routine called "Uncle Steve".

  • July 25, 1962
    July 25, 1962
    Episode 23
    7/25/62
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    Steve's guests are stand-up comedian Irv Edelman, singers Libi Staiger and John Gabriel, Jazz trombonist Frank Rosolino and Miss Maine Seafood.

    Highlights:
    Steve comes under the spell of a hypnotist.
    Steve does a gangster comedy routine
    and a World War I plane on Vine Street.

  • July 24, 1962
    July 24, 1962
    Episode 22
    7/24/62
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    Steve's guests are producer-director Mel Brooks and Judo expert Alice McGrath with singers Libi Staiger and John Gabriel.

    Highlights:
    Steve plays the piano, sings, ad-libs, learns some more about judo from expert Alice McGrath, interviews the audience, and joins Mel Brooks for a comedy routine called "Old Man."
    Libi Staiger and John Gabriel are on hand as the regular singers of the evening.

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  • July 23, 1962
    July 23, 1962
    Episode 21
    7/23/62
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    Steve's guests are comedy writer-actor Carl Reiner, producer-director Mel Brooks and memory expert Arthur Bornstein with singers Libi Staiger and John Gabriel are week long guests.
    Highlights:
    Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks make their first appearance on Steve's new show with more nonsense about the 2000-year-old man.

  • July 20, 1962
    July 20, 1962
    Episode 20
    7/20/62
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    Steve's guests are jazz pianist Calvin Jackson, singers Susan Barrett and Bob Di Neri, comic Tim Conway, portrait painter Bradford Boobis and announcer Johnny Jacobs.

  • July 19, 1962
    July 19, 1962
    Episode 19
    7/19/62
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    Steve's guests are comedian Louis Nye with singers Susan Barrett and Bob Di Neri, portrait painter Bradford Boobis and announcer Johnny Jacobs.

    Highlights:
    Louis Nye makes his first appearance on his old boss' new show, joining in audience interviews.
    Steve also takes on a lady wrestler.

  • July 18, 1962
    July 18, 1962
    Episode 18
    7/18/62
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    Steve's guests are singers Susan Barrett and Bob Di Neri, comic Tim Conway, portrait painter Bradford Boobis and announcer Johnny Jacobs.
    Highlights:
    Steve visits the Ranch Market Snack Bar; gets some ideas from newspaper stories; learns something of the glass blowing process; does a routine about the chief of a decadent government; and lets Bob Di Neri and Susan Barrett perform.

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  • July 17, 1962
    July 17, 1962
    Episode 17
    7/17/62
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    Steve's guests are raconteur George Jessel, singers Susan Barrett and Bob Di Neri, portrait painter Bradford Boobis and announcer Johnny Jacobs.

    Highlights:
    George Jessel tries to make phone calls with Steve to a Lonely Hearts Club.

  • July 16, 1962
    July 16, 1962
    Episode 16
    7/16/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are singers Susan Barrett and Bob Di Neri, portrait painter Bradford Boobis and announcer Johnny Jacobs are week-long guests. Plus comic Tim Conway on Mon, Wed and Fri.

    Highlights: Steve gets his portrait painted by artist Bradford Boobis this week and it'll be finished on stage by Friday. Steve sells maps to tourists; discovers what's wrong with shaking hands; and plays and chats as usual.

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  • July 13, 1962
    July 13, 1962
    Episode 15
    7/13/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are composer Robert Ashley, vibraphonist Terry Gibbs and comic Mickey Manners with singers Peggy Taylor and Ben Sherwin and bandleader Donn Trenner.

    Highlights:
    The show opens with a satire on Tarzan delivered by Steve as he perches in a tree outside the theatre with a chimp.
    Peggy Taylor sings "Why Was I Born" with Steve at the piano.
    A table tennis tournament between Bob Ashley, the National Professional Champion and Dennis Hickerson, the Amateur National Champion takes place.

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  • July 12, 1962
    July 12, 1962
    Episode 14
    7/12/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are singers Peggy Taylor and Ben Sherwin and comic Mickey Manners with bandleder Donn Trenner.

    Highlights:
    Steve discovers a 5-year-old youngster who can imitate Al Jolson and James Cagney; interviews three Yo-Yo champions; serves as a cashier at a market.

  • July 11, 1962
    July 11, 1962
    Episode 13
    7/11/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are activist Alice McGrath, singers Peggy Taylor and Ben Sherwin, vibraphonist Terry Gibbs and musician John Setar.

  • July 10, 1962
    July 10, 1962
    Episode 12
    7/10/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are singers Peggy Taylor and Ben Sherwin, comic Mickey Manners and bandleader Donn Trenner.

    Highlights:
    Steve fusses with the city electrical department, plays the bagpipes, and dances the Highland Fling between chats.

  • July 9, 1962
    July 9, 1962
    Episode 11
    7/9/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are singers Peggy Taylor and Ben Sherwin, Jazz guitarist Kenny Earnest, comic Mickey Manners, vibraphonist Terry Gibbs and musician John Setar.

  • July 6, 1962
    July 6, 1962
    Episode 10
    7/6/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are comic actor Jim Nabors, vocalist Jane Harvey and musician Oscar Brown Jr.

    Highlights:
    The show opens with Steve doing a parody on a used car dealer.
    Jane Harvey sings.
    Donn Trenner imitates Mitch Miller and the studio audience sings "Roll Out the Barrel."

  • July 5, 1962
    July 5, 1962
    Episode 9
    7/5/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are comic actor Jim Nabors, vocalist Jane Harvey, musician Oscar Brown Jr. and Virginia Denison demonstrates physical yoga.

    Highlights:
    Steve does a piece on famous people called "Where Are they now?"; keeps his cameramen on their toes; gets some information from a house wrecking
    company; and sings and plays the piano as usual.

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  • July 4, 1962
    July 4, 1962
    Episode 8
    7/4/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are comic actor Jim Nabors, vocalist Jane Harvey and musician Oscar Brown Jr.

    Highlights:
    Steve spoofs commercials on late night movies and demonstrates amusing toys. Steve poses as a grocer in the Hollywood Ranch Market and 'molests' shoppers.
    Jane Harvey sings a medley from "West Side Story."

  • July 3, 1962
    July 3, 1962
    Episode 7
    7/3/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are Health food faddist Mr. Gypsy Boots with comic-singer Jim Nabors, singer Jane Harvey, and singer-composer Oscar Brown Jr.

    Highlights:
    Steve Allen sings songs drawn from famous novels, reads Angry Letters to the Editor, and conducts a bubble gum contest.
    Comic Jim Nabors sings operatic arias in hillbilly
    Steve has a return bout with health food faddist Mr. Gypsy Boots.

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  • July 2, 1962
    July 2, 1962
    Episode 6
    7/2/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests-of-the-week are comedian Jim Nabors, singer Jane Harvey, and singer-composer Oscar Brown Jr.

    Highlights:
    Steve Allen demonstrates the effects of organ music on the emotions, and visits a car wash.
    Comedian Jim Nabors makes his TV debut with an Arizona drawl.
    Jane Harvey sings "Pick Yourself Up" and "Everytime."
    Oscar Brown Jr. plays the piano and sings "Like a Newborn Child."

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  • June 29, 1962 (taped June 15, 1962)
    6/29/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are hair stylist Jay Sebring with Ken Greenwald, Terry Gibbs, Philly Duke and Donn Trenner.

    Highlights:
    Steve talks about TV ratings, gets his hair by men's hair expert Jay Sebring, and gives a demonstration on semantics.

  • June 28, 1962
    June 28, 1962
    Episode 4
    6/28/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are Gloria Lee and Dick Whittington with Ken Greenwald, Terry Gibbs, Philly Duke and Donn Trenner.

  • June 27, 1962
    June 27, 1962
    Episode 3
    6/27/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are comic Ken Greenwald, musician Terry Gibbs, songstress Philly Duke and cab driver Stan Berman (known as the "gatecrasher") crashes the program.

    Highlights:
    Steve Allen plays the piano from the middle of Vine Street, Los Angeles.
    Six young girls dance the twist.
    Ken Greenwald does a Frankenstein routine.

  • June 26, 1962
    June 26, 1962
    Episode 2
    6/26/62
    0.0

    Steve's guests are his wife actress Jayne Meadows, her sister actress-comedienne Audrey Meadows and The Limeliters with comic Ken Greenwald and songstress Philly Duke.

    Highlights:
    Philly Duke sings "Go Down Moses."
    Steve interviews pedestrians and drivers from an manhole.

  • June 25, 1962
    June 25, 1962
    Episode 1
    6/25/62
    8.0

    Premiere of The Steve Allen Playhouse.

    Steve Allen is back on familiar TV territory, entertaining the night owls in a daily 90 minute show. For his opener, he's written songs with housewives, talking about the oddities of the movie city Hollywood. Tonight, he's introducing U.C.L.A. comic Ken Greenwald for a Cape Canaveral monologue and Greenwald will be around all week. Other guests include musician Terry Gibbs and songstress Philly Duke.

    Highlights:
    Philly Duke sings "You Took Advantage of Me" and "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To."
    Terry Gibbs plays "Now's the Time" and "When You're Smiling" on the vibes.

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