Toast of the Town

Season 6 Episode 33

May 2, 1954: The ASCAP Story, Part 1

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 02, 1954 on CBS
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May 2, 1954: The ASCAP Story, Part 1
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Part One of a 2-part tribute to The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.
Guests:
--Lillian Roth sings six songs she made famous: "Did You Ever See a Dream Walking," "Sing You Sinners," "I'm In Love with You Honey," "If I Could Be With You One Hour, Tonight," "Ain't She Sweet" and "Goody-Goody."
--Lionel Hampton and his band perform "St. Louis Blues" (composed by W.C. Handy) and "Hamp's Boogie Woogie."
--Bert Lahr (comedian) sings "I'm A Mountie Who Never Got His Man" (which he performed in the 1954 movie "Rose Marie").
--Celeste Holm sings "It Might As Well Be Spring" and "June Is Bustin' Out All Over."
--Maude Nugent-Jerome sings her composition "Sweet Rosie O'Grady."
--Alice Lawlor performs her composition "Sidewalks of New York (East Side, West Side)."
--Ed Sullivan talks with songwriter & ASCAP president Otto Harbach.
--Mimi Benzell & Earl Wrightson sing a medley of Otto Harbach compositions: "Indian Love Call," "Let's Dream Together" and "The Night Was Made For Love."

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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)

    Lillian Roth

    Lillian Roth

    Herself

    Guest Star

    Lionel Hampton

    Lionel Hampton

    Himself

    Guest Star

    Otto Harbach

    Otto Harbach

    President of ASCAP

    Guest Star

    Bert Lahr

    Bert Lahr

    Himself

    Recurring Role

    Mimi Benzell

    Mimi Benzell

    Herself

    Recurring Role

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