Toast of the Town

Season 5 Episode 15

December 21, 1952

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 21, 1952 on CBS
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December 21, 1952
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1952 Christmas Show, broadcast from the Roxy Theatre.
--Sonja Henie (ice skater & movie actress) performs four routines from the Roxy's ice rink stage.
--Hume Cronyn & Jessica Tandy (actors) - perform a scene from "Alice in Wonderland" with Cronyn as Humpty Dumpty and Tandy playing Alice.
--Lilli Palmer (stage and movie actress) reads "Twas the Night Before Christmas."
--Victoria de Los Angeles (Metropolitan Opera lyric soprano, from Spain) sings Gounod's "Ave Maria" and a Spanish holiday song that she composed.
--The Belles and Blades (16 male & 16 female skaters from the Roxy Theatre's ice show).
--The Student Nurses Choir of New York City's Flower Fifth Avenue Hospital - sing two songs.
--The 80-piece U. S. Marine Band, conducted by actor Clifton Webb, performs "Stars and Stripes Forever."
(Clifton Webb's appearance was part of a salute to composer-conductor John Philip Sousa, whom Webb portrayed in the 1952 movie "Stars and Stripes Forever.")

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Bern Bennett

Bern Bennett

Announcer (1948-1949)

Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan

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Ralph Paul

Ralph Paul

Announcer (1964-1971)

Art Hannes

Art Hannes

Announcer (1949-1964)

Hume Cronyn

Hume Cronyn

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Sonja Henie

Sonja Henie

scheduled guest

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Victoria de Los Angeles

Victoria de Los Angeles

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