Toast of the Town

Season 2 Episode 3

October 2, 1949

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 02, 1949 on CBS
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October 2, 1949
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Music:
--Ethel Waters - "Little Joe" (the piano player is jazz legend Fletcher Henderson - believed to be the only known footage of him).
--Ethel Waters - "Stormy Weather."
--John Golden (Tin Pan Alley song writer) - plays piano & sings "Goodbye Girls," "I'm Through," "Poor Butterfly" and "Venus."
--The Blackburn Twins (tap dancing & singing twin brothers) - brothers perform mirror act (as if they are one person).
--Frank Parker - "Nothing Like A Dame" (song from "South Pacific") & "Wait Till The Sun Shines Nellie."
--Harold Lang - "The Trolley Song."
Comedy:
--Paul Drake (stand-up comedian, tells jokes and sings "When I'm Calling You" as MacDonald & Eddy).
--Manuel and Marita Viera (trained animal act with rhesus monkeys) - Monkeys Tippy & Cobina are dressed as baseball players, play piano & guitar, etc.
Also appearing:
--The Toastettes appear at the beginning and end of show.
--Audience bows: Joe Page (N. Y. Yankee Relief Pitcher); Joey Adams (comedian); Peter Lawford (actor); William Wilder; Ben Alexander (NYC fireman, decorated 4 times).

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Bern Bennett

Bern Bennett

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Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan

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Ralph Paul

Ralph Paul

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Art Hannes

Art Hannes

Announcer (1949-1964)

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