Toast of the Town

Season 4 Episode 22

February 3, 1952: The Beatrice Lillie Story

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 03, 1952 on CBS
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February 3, 1952: The Beatrice Lillie Story

"The Beatrice Lillie Story," a salute to the Broadway performer & comedian.

Bea Lillie and cast reprise some of her best-known sketches:
(1) A talkative audience member (Lillie) disrupts Reginald Gardiner's stage performance of "Hamlet."
(2) Beatrice Lille, Les Compagnons de la Chanson, and a female chorus sing "Come, Oh Come to Pittsburgh."
(3) Society matron Lillie confuses department store clerks with her order for "One Dozen Double Damask Dinner Napkins."
(4) A catty woman (Lillie) barges into the dressing room of her actress friend (Constance Carpenter).
(5) Beatrice Lillie sings "There are Fairies at the Bottom of our Garden."
Also on this show:
--Les Compagnons de la Chanson sing "Le roi Dagobert" and "The Three Bells."
--Audience bows: songwriting team Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz.
--Audience bows: two female nurses with the Army Nurses Corps.


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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