Toast of the Town

Season 5 Episode 49

August 16, 1953

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Aug 16, 1953 on CBS
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August 16, 1953
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Guests:
--Frankie Laine - "Hey Joe" & "New Orleans"
--Frankie Laine & Jimmy Boyd - "Poor Little Piggy Bank"
--Mitch Miller, of Columbia Records, presents Frankie Laine with a Gold Record (one million records sold).
--Betty Dodd - "Don't the Moon Look Lonesome" (sings & plays guitar)
--Babe, Betty Dodd & Jimmy Boyd - "Little Train A Chuggin'"
--Nanci Crompton (ballet dancer) - does a waltz with the Toastettes and a ballet solo.
--Gene Nelson (Hollywood dancer) - dances to "St. Louis Blues" in a production number (with ballroom set & extras)
--Babe Didrikson Zaharias (female golfer) - does a golf demo, then plays "Begin The Beguine" on harmonica
--The Romano Brothers - perform acrobatic stunts & Italian medley
--Carl Ballantine (comic magician, aka "The Amazing Mr. Ballantine") - none of his tricks work)
--Zippy the Monkey (plays tic tac toe with trainer cleans chalkboard & dances)
Audience bows: Jerome Thome & wife; Ward Morehouse (newspaperman); General Brandon Burns

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    Bern Bennett

    Bern Bennett

    Announcer (1948-1949)

    Ed Sullivan

    Ed Sullivan

    Host

    Ralph Paul

    Ralph Paul

    Announcer (1964-1971)

    Art Hannes

    Art Hannes

    Announcer (1949-1964)

    Babe Didrikson Zaharias

    Babe Didrikson Zaharias

    Guest

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    The Romano Brothers

    The Romano Brothers

    Guests

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    Gene Nelson

    Gene Nelson

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    Guest Star

    Frankie Laine

    Frankie Laine

    himself

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    Jimmy Boyd

    Jimmy Boyd

    himself

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    Nanci Crompton

    Nanci Crompton

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