Toast of the Town

Season 3 Episode 15

December 24, 1950: Christmas Show

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 24, 1950 on CBS
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December 24, 1950: Christmas Show

--David Niven (movie actor) does a dramatic scene set in the WWI trenches, then reads from "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland."
--Rosemary Clooney sings "Crying Myself To Sleep." Later in show, Rosemary Clooney sings "Ain't She Sweet" with the Phil Jones Dancers.
--Lauritz Melchior (Opera tenor) performs "Viva La Compagnie" and "Some Enchanted Evening."
--Mickey Deems (comedian) - talks about shopping with a child, and does an "Uncle Sam Wants You" routine.
Also appearing:
--The Phil Jones Dancers (young couples) - ballroom dancing to music of "Dancing In The Dark."
--Ted Mack, host of "The Original Amateur Hour," talks with the Phil Jones Dancers.
--Ross Harvey's Birds - tap dancing bird routine. Later in show, Ed interviews Ross Harvey and holds a parrot from the show.
--Cameo: Al Hodge ("Captain Video") and Don Hastings ("The Video Ranger") discuss their roles on the TV series "Captain Video and His Video Rangers."
--Cameo: "Cactus Jim" (possibly actor William Bailey) talks about Thanksgiving and Santa Claus.
--Cameo: Carol San Salvarino (8-year-old) talks to Ed.


Who was the Episode MVP ?

Bern Bennett

Bern Bennett

Announcer (1948-1949)

Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan


Ralph Paul

Ralph Paul

Announcer (1964-1971)

Art Hannes

Art Hannes

Announcer (1949-1964)

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