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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