Toast of the Town

Season 6 Episode 6

October 18, 1953

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 18, 1953 on CBS
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October 18, 1953
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Broadway:
--David Wayne, John Forsythe, and Paul Ford enact a scene from the Broadway production of "Teahouse of the August Moon."
Music:
--Grace Kelly and Ralph Meeker perform "The French Lesson," a song and dance routine originally seen in the 1947 movie "Good News."
--Gayla Peevey (10-year-old singer) - "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas."
--The Herman McCoy Singers (chorus consisting of University of Southern California and UCLA students) - medley including "Alexander's Ragtime Band."
--In a remote from Carnegie Hall: In honor of Steinway & Sons' centennial, ten pianists (Ethel Bartlett, Alexander Brailowsky, Gaby Casadesus, Sidney Foster, Rudolph Ganz, Eugene List, Moura Lympany, Guiomar Novaes, Rae Robertson and Beveridge Webster) simultaneously play Chopin's "Polonaise in A Major." Dimitri Mitropoulos is the conductor.
Also appearing:
--Clifford Guest (ventriloquist from Australia) - routine with puppet "Lester" and a Kangaroo puppet named "Katie."
--Jackie (acrobat act from England) - balances on bricks.
--Audience bow: Theodore Steinway of the Steinway Piano family.
--Audience bow: Florence Chadwick (champion swimmer, first woman to swim the English Channel in both directions).
--Audience bow: Chuck Dressen (ex-manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers).

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Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly

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Ralph Meeker

Ralph Meeker

Himself

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John Forsythe

John Forsythe

Himself & Capt. Fisby

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