Toast of the Town - Season 2

CBS (ended 1955)



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Episode Guide

  • September 10, 1950
    September 10, 1950
    Episode 52

    --Frankie Laine sings "Cry of the Wild Goose" and "That Lucky Old Sun."
    --Patti Page sings "Back in Your Own Backyard."
    --Patti Page and Frankie Laine - "If I Were You, Baby (I'd Love Me) duet."
    --Victor Borge (comic pianist) - performance incorporating comedy and music.
    --Smith & Dale (comedy team) - doctor's office sketch.
    Also appearing:
    --Captain Shaw & Bobby (trained monkey act)
    --Margaret Brown (tap dancer)
    --Chester Gould (cartoonist and creator of "Dick Tracy") - talks with Ed Sullivan and draws.
    --The Romanos (acrobats)

  • September 3, 1950
    September 3, 1950
    Episode 51

    --The Ink Spots (vocal group) - "Everybody Loves My Baby," "I'd Climb The Highest Mountain" and "Your Feet's Too Big."
    --Maria Neglia (violinist)
    --Billy Vine (actor-comedian) does a courtroom sketch with Mack Pearson.
    Also appearing:
    --Paul Winick and Edna Mae (tap dancers)
    --Sam Urzetta (amateur champion golfer) - hits a few golf balls into the audience.
    --Vincent R. Impellitteri (New York City's acting mayor)
    --The Piero Brothers (jugglers, from the Broadway revue 'Michael Todd's Peep Show')
    --The Gaudsmith Brothers (animal trainers with their two French Poodles)

  • August 27, 1950
    August 27, 1950
    Episode 50

    --Eleanor Steber (operatic soprano) sings "Un Bel Di Vedremo" (from Puccini's "Madame Butterfly") and the American folk tune "On Top Of Old Smokey."
    --Vincent Lopez (pianist)
    --Irving Ceasar (composer) - sings one of his "Safety" songs.
    --Henny Nadel (comedian) plays a nervous draftee.
    Also appearing:
    --The Berry Brothers (dance trio) - tap dance in unison and separately.
    --Alan & Blanche Lund (ballroom dancers) - perform ballroom and square dance.
    --Florence Chadwick (American swimmer who swam the English Channel).
    --Mel Allen (announcer for the New York Yankees) - talks about the Lou Gehrig Foundation.
    --Tom and Jerry (acrobatic act) - includes stunts on the parallel bars.
    --Lenny and Margie Ross (punching bag act) - punch bags while the orchestra plays "Anchors Away."

  • August 20, 1950
    August 20, 1950
    Episode 49

    --Andy Williams sings "Sweetie Pie" and "A Romantic Guy, I."
    --Linda Lee Jones (8-year-old singer & tap dancer) - "Carolina in the Morning" song and dance.
    --Eddie Bracken (actor-comedian) - performs two comedy bits.
    --Tommy Hanlon Jr. (comedian) - bungling guillotine stunt.
    --The Nonchalants (comic tumbling act)
    Also appearing:
    --Estelle Sloane (dancer) - tap and Irish dance.
    --Ted and Flo Vallet (baton twirlers)

  • August 13, 1950
    August 13, 1950
    Episode 48

    --Peg Leg Bates (tap dancer with wooden peg leg).
    --Alice Pearce (comedienne), assisted by Marc Lawrence, sings a few comic songs.
    --Fran Warren sings "Summertime" and is joined by Sullivan for "I Love The Guy."
    --Nip Nelson (comedian)
    --The Sing Lee Sings (circus acrobatic troupe)
    --Vieira's Monkeys (trained by Manuel and Marita Viera).

    Additional guest (scheduled to appear):
    --Danny White (comedy dancer)

  • August 6, 1950
    August 6, 1950
    Episode 47

    --Kay Starr sings "Wabash Cannonball" (with Ed providing sound effects) and "Bonaparte's Retreat" (with dancers).
    --The Stagg McMann Trio (harmonica players) perform "Dance of the Hours."
    --Henny Youngman (comedian) monologue topics include psychiatrists, golfing, Las Vegas and sports.
    --Horace McMahon (Broadway actor) - plays a gangster in a comedy bit with Ed.
    --The LeRoy Brothers (marionette act) - Jimmy Durante marionette tells jokes and sings, and a Gene Krupa puppet plays the drums.
    Also appearing:
    --The Szonys (dance team) - perform an acrobatic dancing duet.
    --Bobby Jule (juggler) - juggles pins and balls while blindfolded.
    --On-stage bow: Lynn Barry (movie actress)
    --Audience bows: Four Army sergeants.
    --Audience bow: Johnny Johnson (singer & actor)

  • July 30, 1950
    July 30, 1950
    Episode 46

    Scheduled guests:
    --Johnny Johnston (guest host, singer)
    --Ade Duval (magician from Europe)
    --Raul and Eva Reyes (Spanish dancing team)
    --The Gaudsmith Brothers (Max and Henry Gaudsmith, with their two French poodles)
    --The Roulettes (roller skating act)

  • July 23, 1950
    July 23, 1950
    Episode 45

    Scheduled guests:
    --Ray Middleton (guest host, from Broadway's "South Pacific")
    --Phil Foster (comedian)
    --Mel Murray (comedian)
    --Kathryn Lee (ballerina)
    --Yonely (clown) - plays novelty musical instruments
    --Ray and Babette Romaine (acrobatic act)
    --Captain Heyer (trainer, with his dancing horse, Crown Jewel)

  • July 16, 1950
    July 16, 1950
    Episode 44

    Jane Froman (guest host)
    Scheduled guests:
    --Danny Crystal (comedian)
    --Harrison & Kay (tap-dancers)
    --Harris & Radcliff (piano & singing act)
    --The Beall Twins (young concert violinists)
    --The Carroll Sisters (acrobats)
    --The Gautlers (steeple chase act)

  • July 9, 1950
    July 9, 1950
    Episode 43

    Guest host:
    --Perry Como sings "Hoop-Dee-Doo."

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --John Sebastian (harmonica virtuoso, possibly the father of John Sebastian of the Lovin' Spoonful)
    --Dick "Lord" Buckley (comedian)
    --Toni Harper (12-year-old singer)
    --Chris Nelson (comedienne from Chicago's College Inn)
    --The Novelties (singing and instrumental group)  
    --Pierre De Angelo and Anne (ballroom dancers)

  • July 2, 1950
    July 2, 1950
    Episode 42

    --Edward Arnold (actor, appearing as the guest host)
    --Joey Bishop (comedian) - wants to M.C. the show (in a bit with Arnold).
    --Joey Bishop and Edward Arnold - do comedy routines: a bank robbery skit, a lawyer routine and a sardine seller.
    --Mary Curtis (operatic soprano) sings "Visi Da Mori" (spelling?) and "Will You Remember? (Sweetheart)" (2nd song from "Maytime").
    --The Tu-Tones (accordion duo) - perform a medley of "Lady Of Spain," "Twilight," "(Up A) Lazy River," "Chi-Chi Baby" and "Tu-Tone Boogie."
    --Sherier (French dancer) dances to "Take The A Train" & "Varsity Drag."
    --The Fontaines (2 men and 1 woman acrobatic trio)
    --Paul Gerrits (comedy juggler & roller skater)
    --Lea Wallace (novelty act with puppets) - Mexican and French puppets dance to "The Tango" and the "Can-Can."

  • June 25, 1950
    June 25, 1950
    Episode 41

    Scheduled guests:
    --Mimi Benzell (singer)
    --Dick Buckley
    --Sunny Howard (mimic-comedian)
    --The Szonys (classical ballet dancers)
    --Harold King (roller skater)
    --The Rigoletto Brothers (acrobats)
    --Risko (plate juggler from the Cole Brothers Circus)

  • June 18, 1950
    June 18, 1950
    Episode 40

    --George Shearing Quintet (jazz band) - "Genevieve's Move."
    --Claire Hogan (singer)
    --Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney (ventriloquist act)
    --Ben Hogan (golfer) - demonstrates his golf swing in "slow-motion."
    --The Szonys (dance duo from the Latin Quarter) - perform a ballet dance.
    --The Jim Wong Troupe (four acrobats) - spin plates, etc.
    --Bill Brinley, of Meriden Connecticut, presents his miniature model circus, made up of pieces that he carved by hand.

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --Ardelle Arden and Ivy Hartman
    --Harold Lang (musical-comedy performer)

  • June 11, 1950: Dick Contino, Mindy Carson, Norman Evans, Pauline Betz

    --Mindy Carson (pop vocalist) sings "I'm Bashful."
    --Norman Evans (British comedian) - does a dentist routine.
    --Pauline Betz (tennis champion) and Sandor Glantz - table tennis exhibition.
    --The Three Sons (three male musicians playing the guitar, accordion & organ) perform "That's A Plenty" and possibly "Don't Take Your Love From Me."
    --The DeMattiazzis (specialty-novelty dance act) - a woman portrays a mechanical doll in a store window.
    --Helen Harg's Chimpanzees - trained animal act (blooper: Chimps get into an unexpected fight.)
    --Audience bow: Col. Paul Doxfers (Corps of Engineers)

  • June 4, 1950: Patti Page, Deep River Boys, Pat C. Flick, Patricia Bright

    --Patti Page sings "I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine," "With My Eyes Wide Open" and "Oklahoma Blues."
    --The Deep River Boys (Gospel, R&B vocal group) - perform "Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy," "Swiss Yodeling Opera" and "Johnson Rag."
    --Patricia Bright (Broadway actress & comedienne) performs "Tough On Love" from the Broadway musical "Tickets, Please!"
    --Iva Kitchell (comedic dancer) - performs a humorous "History Of Dance" sketch.
    --Pat C. Flick (comedian) - sits in theater balcony and heckles Sullivan.
    Also appearing:
    --Lola & Lita (jugglers & plate spinners)
    --Joe and Lott Anders (man and woman unicycle team)
    --Cameo: Johnnie Parsons (race car driver, won the 1950 Indianapolis 500).
    --Audience bows: Five First Army soldiers; Leroy Prinz (Hollywood director); Benjamin G. Browdy (president of the Zionist Organization of America); and Jack Durant (actor).

  • May 28, 1950: Joey Bishop, Pat C. Flick, Joan Merrill

    Joan Merrill sings "Sunny Side Of The Street" & "Don't Say Goodbye."
    --Joey Bishop (comedian) - routine with Ed as straight man.
    --Pat C. Flick (comedian) - sitting in audience box seat, heckles Ed.
    --Sherier (comedy dancer from Paris) - man in "Rag Doll" costume does a Can-Can.
    --George Prentis (puppeteer) - Punch and Judy puppets perform "You Made Me Love You."
    Also appearing:
    --Skating Macks (roller skaters) perform on a circular platform.
    --Edison and Miss Safety - Policeman and trained police dog (from Detroit) demonstrate how to cross the street.
    --Audience bows: Philadelphia Phillies players (might be the The Phillies Baseball Club Quartet), Bela Lugosi (actor), Gordon Jenkins (composer), Dorothy Ruth Sullivan (Babe Ruth's daughter), Elliot Lawrence and Rudolph G. Sonnenborn (administrator chair of Zionist Organization of America).

  • May 21, 1950: Vic Damone, Joan Holloway, Mickey Deems, Katherine Dunham

    --Vic Damone sings "I Hadn't Anyone Til You," "Vagabond Shoe" and "Don't Say Good Bye."
    --Joan Holloway (dancer) - performs a circus-themed dance routine.
    --Mickey Deems (comedian) - stand-up comedy routine.
    --Katherine Dunham (dancer-choreographer, with her dancers) - perform a tropical dance number.
    --Al Flosso (magician) does a comedy magic act with assistance from Ed.
    --Captain Heyer and the Wonder Horse (Equestrian act with dancing horse)
    --Audience bow: Duncan Renaldo (star of "The Cisco Kid"); Irving Sepold (U.S. Attorney); Nancy Andrews, Priscilla Setas, and Roger Parks; Sol Hurok (New York agent-impresario), and Lloyd Risher (Trucker of the Year).
    --Cameo: Babe Didrikson Zaharias appears onstage with her golf trophy.

  • May 14, 1950
    May 14, 1950
    Episode 35

    --The Ames Brothers (vocal group) - "Rag Mop," "Sentimental Me" and "Noah's Ark."
    --Anna Marie Alberghetti (13-year-old Italian soprano)
    --Joey Bishop (comedian) - "walk on" appearance.
    --Butterbeans and Susie (Vaudeville comedy duo)
    --Jack Marshall (comedian)
    --Rita and Allen Farrell (ballroom dance team)
    --Dave Monahan (puppeteer) - act features xylophone-playing puppets.
    --Captain Tibor's Seals (trained animal act)

  • May 7, 1950
    May 7, 1950
    Episode 34

    --Nat 'King' Cole and his Trio perform "It's Only A Paper Moon" and "The Greatest Inventor (Of Them All)."
    --Anna Maria Alberghetti (13-year-old soprano) sings "Caro Nome."
    --Paul & Jini Kohler (xylophone duo)
    --Larry and Trudy Leung (comedy dancers)
    --Tim Herbert and Don Saxon (comedy song and dance team)
    Also appearing:
    --Millard Hopper (checker expert) challenges Ed Sullivan to a game of checkers.

  • April 30, 1950
    April 30, 1950
    Episode 33

    --Woody Herman and his Orchestra perform "Caledonia."
    --Connee Boswell sings "Basin Street Blues" and "Nobody's Sweetheart."
    --Connee Boswell and Woody Herman's Orchestra - "Rockin' Chair."
    --Joan Barry (dancer)
    --Bobby Winters (comic juggler)
    --Kay Thompson and her trio (singing-dancing group, aka "Kay Thompson and the Boys")
    --George Conley (comedian)
    --Bobby "Tables" Davis ("strong jaw" novelty act) - reportedly tap dances while lifting furniture with his mouth.

  • April 23, 1950
    April 23, 1950
    Episode 32

    --The DeMarco Sisters sing "Stanley Steamer" and "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."
    --Bobby Sargent - stand-up routine topics include immigration.
    --Joe Browning - monologue about the state of the country.
    Sports figures:
    --Willie Mosconi (champion billiard player) - does a pool table demonstration.
    --Gene Sarazen (golf pro) - gives a golf lesson.
    --Tommy Milton & Wilbur Shaw (race car drivers) - explain how the pace car for the Indy 500 is chosen.
    --Audience bows: Don Newcombe (of the Brooklyn Dodgers) and Fritzie Zivic (boxer).
    Also appearing:
    --Brig. Gen. James P. S. Devereux, USMC (WWII hero) - presents Ed with an award.
    --Christine & Molly (dancers) - Spanish tap duet.
    --The Marvellos (musical magic act, Willie and Ida Kuffer)
    --Chai and Somay (Polack Brothers Circus acrobats)
    --Audience bows: Stewart Irwin and June Collyer (husband and wife actors),

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --Tony Lavelli (accordion player & former Yale basketball star)
    --The Will Mastin Trio
    --Art Lund (recording star)

  • April 16, 1950: Tribute to Connie Mack

    Tribute to Connie Mack, broadcast from the Walnut Street Theatre
    in Philadelphia.
    --87-year-old Connie Mack is saluted for his 50-years as manager of the Philadelphia Athletics baseball team.
    --Jan August (pianist) - "Piano Rag Blues" piano duet with his wife Bette.
    --Juanita Hall (from Broadway's "South Pacific") sings "Bali Ha'i."
    --Gene Jimae (6-year-old harmonica player) - plays Mozart's "Dance Of The Turk."
    --Jose Duval (Latin vocalist) - "Why Was I Born?"
    --The Merry Mutes (comedy duo of Dick Van Dyke and Phil Erickson) - lip-synch to records "Temptation" and "You Always Hurt the One You Love."
    --Arthur Treacher and Phil Baker (comedians) - do a butler routine.
    --Phil Baker (comedian) starts to play "Stardust" on the accordion, but is distracted by 'Beelte" (Ward Wilson) and 'Bottle' (Arthur Treacher).
    --Phil Baker - does a parody of Al Jolson singing "I'm Sitting on Top of the World."
    Also appearing:
    --Sheila Bond (tap dancer) - does an interpretive dance of a girl stood up on a date.
    --Audience bows: Mickey Cochrane (former catcher for the Philadelphia Athletics and Detroit Tigers), Jimmy Dykes (played for the Philadelphia Athletics), Bing Miller (former Philadelphia Athletics outfielder), and Lou Tenlor (spelling? - sports figure), and Powers Garreau (Philadelphia Theatre director).
    --Richard W. Slocum, of the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, presents an Appreciation Scroll to Connie Mack.
    --Bernard Samuel (Philadelphia mayor) - presents Ed with a "TV Digest" Achievement Award.

  • April 9, 1950
    April 9, 1950
    Episode 30

    --Milton Berle (comedian, appearing as guest host)
    --Henny Youngman (comedian) - tells jokes while holding fiddle
    --Ken Murray (stand-up comedian) - tells story about two eccentric ladies.
    --Duke Dorrell (comic violinist) - plays violin in various positions.
    Music & Dance:
    --Robert Q. Lewis (television personality) - sings "Toot, Toot, Tootsie" and does a soft shoe routine.
    --Kathryn Lee (toe-ballet dancer)
    Knute Rockne tribute:
    --The University of Notre Dame Glee Club (50-singer chorus) - do a tribute to Knute Rockne (joined by "conductor" Ken Murray and "singer" Milton Berle).
    --Audience bows: Mrs. Knute Rockne, widow of the late Notre Dame football coach, and their daughter Mary Jeanne Rockne.
    Also appearing:
    --Captain Shaw & Company (aka Capt. Shaw and his Wonder Monkey) - trained monkey wearing a dress, etc.
    --Romaine and Babette (balancing act)
    --Audience bows: Toni Arden and Alan Reed.

  • April 2, 1950
    April 2, 1950
    Episode 29

    --Rose Murphy (singer-pianist) - "I Can't Give You Anything but Love."
    --Georges Guetary and Fran Keegan sing "La Belle Marguerite" and "A Cow and a Plough and a Frau."
    --Martha Stewart (actress-singer) sings "Ain't She Sweet," and is joined by singers-dancers The Blackburn Twins.
    --Harvey Stone - tells jokes about his wife and Army life, sings "Dear Hearts and Gentle People."
    --Ken Whitmer (comedian) - routine with music.
    --Al Kelly, claiming to be a Census taker, interrupts Ed.
    Also appearing:
    --The Spaulding Trio (precision dancers) dance to "Hernando's Hideaway."
    --Audience bows: Tony Janiro (middleweight boxer), Steve Belloise (boxer), Daniel Mich (editor of "Look" magazine), and Johnny Weissmuller (Olympic swimming champion and "Tarzan" actor).

  • March 26, 1950
    March 26, 1950
    Episode 28

    --Eileen Barton sings "Easter Parade" and "If I Knew You Were Coming, I'd Have Baked A Cake."
    --The Continentals (male quintet) - comedy-musical act.
    --Chris Cross (ventriloquist, with five puppets) sings "Jealous Heart."
    Also appearing:
    --Sheila Bond (Broadway performer) - dances while an unseen chorus provides the singing.
    --The Phil Jones Dancers (dance group) - six couples of varying ages dance to "Easter Parade," "Holiday Of Strings" and "Charleston Rag."
    --Fayne and Foster ("bell-ringing" novelty musicians) - create music using crystal glasses, squeeze dolls, horns, and Swiss bells.
    --Helen Hicks (professional golfer) - does a golf demonstration.
    --Jack Redmond (world champion trick golfer) - demonstrates trick golf shots.
    --Frank Catrone (thoroughbred horse racing jockey) becomes a "human tee" for golf lesson.
    --Audience bows: Dick Schnittker and Bob Donham (Ohio State University basketball players).
    --Audience bow: Dick Foran (movie actor).
    --Audience bow: Nat Holman (head coach of the CCNY Beavers) - joins Ed on stage.

  • March 19, 1950
    March 19, 1950
    Episode 27

    --Mimi Benzell (Metropolitan Opera soprano) sings "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and a song from 'Romeo Et Juliette' (possibly "Que fais-tu blanche tourterelle").
    --David Burns (as Dr. Frisbee), Mickey Deems (as a patient) and Ed Sullivan do a parody of cigarette commercials with a doctor recommending 'Smuggo" cigarettes. (This might be the "Hippocrates Hits the Jackpot" sketch from the Broadway revue "Alive and Kicking.")
    --Herkie (comedian) - stand-up routine with Kazoo.
    --Frieda Wing ('Hillbilly' singer and dancer) - dances to "You Gotta Be a Football Hero."
    Also appearing:
    --Ted and Flo Valette (novelty act) - intricate baton and flag twirling.
    --The Dunhills (3 brothers tap dance)
    --Audience bows (cameos): General Gen. Ephraim F. Jeffe (chairman of the American Red Cross campaign in NYC), Capt. Guilone (captain of Italian Ship), Edward Macdonald Carey (actor), Colleen Gray (actress), George Petty ("pin-up" artist), John "Budge" Edward Patty (tennis player), and Nancy Chaffee Whittaker (tennis player).

  • March 12, 1950
    March 12, 1950
    Episode 26

    --The Ink Spots (vocal group) sing "With My Eyes Wide Open I'm Dreaming," "If You Had to Hurt Someone, Why Did It Have to Be Me?" and "If I Didn't Care."
    --Don Cornell (singer, formerly with Sammy Kaye's orchestra) - "It Isn't Fair" and "There's No Tomorrow."
    --Jack E. Leonard (insult comedian)
    Also appearing:
    --Renault & Rudy (2-man acrobatic-gymnastic team)
    --Sharkey The Seal (trained seal, appearing with his trainer)
    --Cameos: Virginia Gorski and Don Liberto (Broadway performers from 1948's "Look Ma, I'm Dancing") talk with Ed. (They were supposed to perform but the show ran out of time.)
    --Audience bows: Sammy Kaye (orchestra leader), Irving Fields (Tin Pan Alley composer), Bea Kalmus (female disc jockey), and Bernard Delfont (British music & TV producer).

  • March 5, 1950
    March 5, 1950
    Episode 25

    --Anton Karas (Viennese zither player and songwriter) performs his composition "The Third Man Theme."
    --Vic Damone - sings a few songs.
    --Monica Lewis (vocalist)
    --Monica Lewis and Vic Damone perform a duet.
    --Mickey Deems (comedian)
    --A montage of clips from silent movies narrated by Ed Sullivan.
    Also appearing:
    --Margaret O'Brien (movie actress)
    --Trini Reyes (flamingo dancer)
    --Jimmy Valentine (one-legged dancer) dances the waltz and jitterbug with his partner.

  • February 26, 1950
    February 26, 1950
    Episode 24

    --Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra featuring vocalist Betty Brewer - "Don't Cry Joe (Let Her Go, Let Her Go, Let Her Go)."
    --Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra also present a television version of the 1946 record "Manhattan Tower," a tone poem composed by Jenkins.
    --The Harmonicats (vocal group) perform "Peg O' My Heart."
    Also appearing:
    --Dave Barry (comedian)
    --Ginger Kinney (nightclub dancer)
    --Sonny Howard (song impressionist)
    --Margaret O'Brien (movie actress) - talks with Ed.
    --William O'Dwyer (New York City mayor) - presents Gordon Jenkins with a Key To the City.

  • February 19, 1950
    February 19, 1950
    Episode 23

    --Mel Torme - "Gone with The Wind" and "You're The Cream In My Coffee."
    --The Blackburn Twins (dancers) - perform a synchronized tap routine.
    --Martha Stewart (movie actress) sings "I Get A Kick Out Of You."
    --Martha Stewart and the Blackburn Twins - "Thou Swell" and "Ballin' The Jack."
    --Ethel Smith (organist) performs.
    --Ethel Smith and Ed Sullivan - "Keep Smiling Samba."
    --Mickey Deems (comedian) performs a stand-up routine comparing single and married couples.
    Also appearing:
    --Diana Wynyard recites Rudyard Kipling's "If."
    --The Kanazawas (Japanese tumbling trio) - act includes balancing barrels while lying on platforms.
    --On film: Footage of the 15th Annual All-Star Game from Fenway Park (1946) including Ted Williams hitting his second home run of the game.
    --Audience bows: Ted Williams (American League's MVP for 1946 & 1949) and Jack Sharkey (1932-33 heavyweight boxing champion) are invited on stage by Ed.
    --Cyclists Howard Rupprecht and Chris Van Gent compete in an on-stage bicycle race on a treadmill.
    --Cameos: Relatives of Japanese Americans who served combat duty in the US Army.
    --Audience bow: Ilene Wood (voice of Disney's "Cinderella").
    --Audience bows: 6 Women's Army Corps members who were selected as Soldiers of the Month.
    --Audience bows: Beauty queens from Louisiana.

  • February 12, 1950
    February 12, 1950
    Episode 22

    Vaughn Monroe and troupe:
    --Vaughn Monroe (vocalist & orchestra leader)
    --The Moon Maids (female singers with Vaughn Monroe's band)
    --Ziggy Talent (comic singer & saxophonist)
    --Jay Lawrence (impressionist)
    Also appearing:
    --Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham (comedian) - does a courtroom skit.
    --The Phil Jones Dancers (seven couples) perform a waltz.
    --Vic and Adio (Brazilian acrobats) - perform a "hand-to-hand" routine.

  • February 5, 1950
    February 5, 1950
    Episode 21

    --Teresa Brewer sings "Ol' Man Mose" & "Music, Music, Music."
    --Rosita Serrano (Chilean singer, accompanying herself on guitar) - "Brazil" and "Cielito Lindo."
    Also appearing:
    --Luise Rainer (actress) - does a dramatic reading of a story (possibly titled "Small Tragedy") written by Ed Sullivan for "Cosmopolitan" magazine.
    --Mickey Shaughnessy (stand-up comedian) - topics: New York & a Gene Autry matinee.
    --Walter B. Long (tap dancer) - dances to "Tea for Two" & "Native Drums."
    --Walter Nelson (comedic bicycle act) - unicyclist rides tiny bicycle.
    --Johnny Heldy's Bears (trained animal act) - a pair of bears ride bicycles & roll barrels.

  • January 29, 1950: Dinah Shore, Vic Damone, Alice Pearce, Joan Holloway

    --Vic Damone sings "Sitting By The Window" & "Why Was I Born?"
    --Dinah Shore sings "It Had To Be You" and "Dear Hearts and Gentle People."
    --Vic Damone and Dinah Shore - "Tea For Two" duet.

    --Alice Pearce (actress-comedienne) does a comedy routine with Ed. Later in show, Pearce sings "Constantinople" and "Two Cigarettes In The Dark."
    --The Jaywalkers (physical comedy trio).

    Also appearing:
    --Joan Holloway (tap dancer)
    --Ross and Ross (novelty punching bag act)

  • January 22, 1950
    January 22, 1950
    Episode 19

    --Les Compagnons de la Chanson (French vocal group)
    --Ilona Massey (Hungarian-born actress & singer)
    --Joey Adams (nightclub comedian)
    --Joey Adams, Tony Canzoneri and Mark Plant - do a sketch about a retired boxer coaxed back into the ring.
    --Billy Vine (comedian)
    Also appearing:
    --Paul Draper (dancer) - routine includes ballet and tap dancing.
    --Oldfield and Ware (acrobatic team) - perform pantomime and physical comedy.
    --The Roulettes (novelty roller skating act)

  • January 15, 1950
    January 15, 1950
    Episode 18

    --Frankie Laine (2nd of two consecutive appearances) sings "That's My Desire" and "On the Sunny Side Of The Street."
    --Lillian Roth (singer) - sings a medley of songs that she helped popularize.
    --Gene Jimae (6-year-old harmonica player)
    Also appearing:
    --Anita Alvarez (dancer, from Broadway's "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes") - Latin dance routine.
    --Virginia Lee (actress-dancer) - performs balancing stunts with a dancing partner.
    --Jimmy Hague of Ohio State University and Jim Monachino of the University of California, rivals in the 1950 Rose Bowl, demonstrate place-kicking.
    --The Pelletiers (a trained dog act)

  • January 8, 1950
    January 8, 1950
    Episode 17

    --Frankie Laine (singer, with pianist Carl Fisher and drummer Morey Feld) - "Baby, That Ain't Right," "That Lucky Old Sun" and "Mule Train."
    --Dick Drake (musician-deadpan comedian) plays "Bright Shines The Moon" on mandolin and "12th Street Rag."
    --Betty & Jane Kean (singing-comedy sister act) - routine includes impressions of famous singers and sing "South America, Take It Away."
    --Kate Murtagh (tall actress from the Broadway musical "Texas, Li'l Darlin'") picks up Ed Sullivan and carries him off the stage.
    Also appearing:
    --Randy Brown (paddle-ball novelty act)
    --Audience bow: Wendell Corey (movie actor)
    --Audience bows: Van Arser (correct name? - NYPD Police Officer Patrolman) and Cameron Waterman (inventor of the outboard motor).

  • January 1, 1950
    January 1, 1950
    Episode 16

    Verified guest:
    --Charles Laughton (actor) - does a dramatic reading of the story of "Noah and the Ark" from the Old Testament.

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --Mary McCarty (singer & co-star of Irving Berlin's "Miss Liberty" on Broadway)
    --Joan Barton (vocalist & movie actress)
    --Kate Murtagh (actress from the Broadway musical "Texas, Li'l Darlin'")
    --The Tong Brothers (acrobatic trio)
    --Bil & Cora Baird's Marionettes

  • December 25, 1949
    December 25, 1949
    Episode 15

    --Rosemary Clooney sings "A Dreamer's Holiday" and "Why Don't You Haul Off and Love Me?"
    --Mimi Benzell (operatic soprano) sings "My Caballero" and "Ave Maria."
    Also appearing:
    --Larry Storch (comedian) - does a monologue about foreign films, plays an English explorer and performs a dying scene.
    --Phil Jones Dancers (six young couples from Stamford, Connecticut) - perform various dances: The Tango, Latin dance, Cha-Cha, Russian-dance, the Charleston and the Waltz.
    --Phil Jones (dance instructor) makes a cameo appearance following the dancers' performances.
    --The Rexfords (acrobatic duo) routine includes a balancing act and a stunt with Ed Sullivan.
    --Audience bows: Johnny Marks (wrote the song "Rudolph The Red-Nose Reindeer"), Jean Michel Reilou

    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --Martez and Lucia (dance team)
    --Jimmy Jimane (comedian-musician)
    --The Tattlers (vocal quartet)

  • December 18, 1949: W.C. Handy, Bill Tabbert, Harry Armstrong, Maude Nugent, Lenny Kent

    --Harry Armstrong sings his composition "Sweet Adeline" (accompanied by barbershop quartet).
    --W.C. Handy plays "St. Louis Blues" on horn.
    --Maude Nugent sings her composition "Sweet Rosie O'Grady."

    --Lee Benedict (female singer, winner of Chicago's Harvest Moon Festival) sings "Fool That I Am."
    --William Tabbert (of "South Pacific") sings "Dear Santa Claus."

    --George Kirby (comedian) - does imitations of radio and movie actors, along with other personalities.
    --Lenny Kent (comedian)

    Also appearing:
    --Tommy Trent (puppeteer) - one-man puppet show.
    --Howard and Wanda Bell (acrobatic team, balancers)
    --Joyce Credit (8-year-old girl) - lip-synchs to Judy Garland's record "I Don't Care."
    --Audience bows: Native Americans from New Mexico.
    --Audience bows: the University of Kansas Basketball Team with Coach Phog Allen.

  • December 11, 1949
    December 11, 1949
    Episode 13

    --Sigmund Romberg (composer) is interviewed by Ed Sullivan.
    --Jarmila Novotna (Czech soprano) sings "One Kiss" and "Lover, Come Back to Me" (both songs composed by Sigmund Romberg).
    --Luba Malina (singer) - does a comedy song about a TV-obsessed husband.
    --Sara Bemer (radio actress) - comedy monologue.
    --Robert Devore and Ray McGregor (entertainers)
    --Jimmy Valentine and Rita (peg-legged dancer and his female partner)
    --Dolinoff and the Raya Sisters (trio specializing in the "black art" of dancing)
    --Bobby "Tables" Davis ("strong jaw" novelty dancer) - dances while lifting furniture with his teeth.

  • December 4, 1949
    December 4, 1949
    Episode 12

    --Sarah Vaughan sings "Fool's Paradise" & "Mean To Me"
    --Allyn McLerie & Adolph Green (husband and wife entertainers) - "Inspiration" (from play "Miss Liberty")
    --Maria Neglia (violinist) - "The Happy Doll"
    --Kinko (clown contortionist from Circus Lutz)
    --Johnny Lander (novelty act) - plays violin while balancing on ladder
    --Park & Clifford (comedy team) - routine includes card tricks & acrobatics, with Ed getting into the act.
    --The Salici Puppets (also spelled "Salizi") - do a puppet version of "Toast Of The Town" (with puppets of Ray Bloch, Ed Sullivan, etc.)
    --The Toastettes (dancers) appear at the opening & closing of show.
    Audience bows: Henry King, Sarah Berner, Bosh Pritchard, Gene Shelton; Captain Paul Lucas (heroic fireman)

  • November 27, 1949
    November 27, 1949
    Episode 11

    --Lisa Kirk (Broadway performer) sings "The Gentleman Is a Dope" (from "Allegro") and "Always True to You (In My Fashion)" (from "Kiss Me, Kate").
    --Steve Condos and Jerry Brandow (nightclub song-and-dance act)
    --Ralph Branca (Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher) sings "That Lucky Ol' Sun."
    --George Hall (comedian, from the Broadway revue "Touch and Go) - plays a deadpan butler who heckles Ed throughout the show.
    --The Calgary Brothers (Vaudeville act from Europe) - hobo routine.
    --Don Francisco (wire walker) - pretends to be intoxicated while walking the high wire.
    Also appearing:
    --Sharkey the Seal (trained seal) - act includes balancing balls and playing "Bells of St. Mary's" on an instrumental with bells.
    --Audience bow: Marie Windsor (movie actress).
    --Cameos: College football coaches Tuss McLaughry (of Dartmouth) and Bernie Bierman (of the University of Minnesota).
    --Cameo: Rex Barney (of the Brooklyn Dodgers).

  • November 20, 1949
    November 20, 1949
    Episode 10

    Scheduled guests:
    --Billy Eckstine (singer)
    --Carol Lynne

  • November 13, 1949
    November 13, 1949
    Episode 9

    --Vaughn Monroe sings "Riders in the Sky" and "Singin' My Way Back Home"
    --Vaughn Monroe sings "Dance Ballerina Dance" (while Raw McGregor dances)
    --Denise Darcel (French actress, of the film "Battleground") - sings a song (while composer Al Stone accompanies her on the piano)
    --Fran Warren (singer, making her television debut) sings "Envy"
    --Leo Fuchs (comedian, his television debut)
    --Jack Waldron (comedian)
    --Bobby Winters (juggler)
    --Renault & Rudy (acrobats)

  • November 6, 1949
    November 6, 1949
    Episode 8

    --Betty Norman (vocalist for George Olson's band) - possibly "There's No Business Like Show Business."
    --Claudia Pinza (soprano, daughter of Ezio Pinza) - "Some Enchanted Evening"
    --Wally Cox (comedian) - reminisces about a childhood friend.
    --Dick "Lord" Buckley (comedian) - does a "hat-passing" routine.
    --Frank Libuse and Margot Brander (nightclub comedy team).
    Also appearing:
    --Joe Chisholm (jazz dancer and acrobat) - routine includes baton twirling.

  • October 30, 1949
    October 30, 1949
    Episode 7

    Scheduled guests:
    --Georgia Gibbs (singer)
    --Bunny Briggs (tap dancer)
    --Nancy Andrews (comedian)

  • Oct. 23, 1949: Harvey Stone, Peggy Ann Garner, Tommy Wonder, Margaret Phelan

    --Peggy Ann Garner (actress, from the 1945 film "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn") - performs a dramatic scene with Ed Sullivan.
    --Fritzi Scheff (soprano & stage actress) sings "Kiss Me Again" (which she originally performed in the 1905 Victor Herbert operetta "Mlle. Modiste").
    --Margaret Phelan (soprano)
    --Harvey Stone - routine about his days in the Army.
    --Joshua Shelley - satirizes "Schrafft's," a New York City based chain of restaurants that catered to women.
    Also appearing:
    --Tommy Wonder (dancer, formerly with the Ziegfeld Follies) - dance routine.
    --Tennis professionals Bobby Riggs, Ricardo "Pancho" Gonzalez, Jack Kramer, Pancho Segura and Jack Parker.

  • October 16, 1949
    October 16, 1949
    Episode 5

    --Jessica Samuels and Jimmy Outlaw (dancers) - dance the jitterbug.
    --Mary McCarty (singer, star of Irving Berlin's "Miss Liberty") sings "Prunella" (with cello player?)
    --Carol Lynn (ice skater) - skates to "Limehorse Blues"
    --Art Nicholas appears (designer of the previous ice rink stage set).
    --Jack E. Leonard (stand-up comedian) - tells jokes about his weight; sings "Be Bop Riff," "Tea for Two" and "California Here I Come"
    --Frank Cooke (harmonica and guitar player) - plays "William Tell Overture"
    --Little Joe Laurel - does a Charlie Chaplin dance routine.
    --Finale: The Toastettes dance while Jessica Samuels and Jimmy Outlaw dance the jitterbug.
    --Audience bows: Guy Lombardo; Dennis Keefe; Dorothy Odem (Bill Odem's widow)
    --On-stage bow: Eddie Arcardo (jockey)

  • October 9, 1949
    October 9, 1949
    Episode 4

    --Pearl Bailey & Oran Page (billed as Oran "Hot Lips" Page) - "It's Cold Outside" & "The Hucklebuck"
    --Gracie Barrie - "Are You Having Any Fun?" & "(I Want) A Sunday Kind of Love" (with Ed as husband reading newspaper).
    --Joey Bishop (comedian, doing stand-up & impressions)
    --Ed Durlacher and square dancers - dance to "Honor Your Partner"
    --Victor Borge (comedian at piano) - comedy routine & (later in show) performs "Little Red School House"
    --Joan Halloway (tap dancer) - dance routine
    --Toastettes appear at beginning of show.
    Cameo: Buddy Young (football star - on-stage bow)

  • October 2, 1949
    October 2, 1949
    Episode 3

    --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."
    --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).

  • September 25, 1949
    September 25, 1949
    Episode 2

    Scheduled guests:
    --Victor Borge
    --Billy Vine
    --George Kirby
    --Dickinson Eastham

  • September 18, 1949
    September 18, 1949
    Episode 1

    --Louis Prima - "I Don't Wanna Marry the Girl from Napoli" & "I'll be Seeing You"
    --Buddy Lester (comedian)
    --Ruby Hill - "One More for the Road" & "The One I Love Belongs to Someone Else"
    --Sonny Howard (vocal impressionist, sings "Sunny Side Of The Street" and does impressions of popular singers)
    --Prince Mandez - magician doing newspaper & card tricks, gets celebrities to assist him in charming a snake (Rocky Graziano, Charlie Fuseri, Sugar Ray Robinson, & Robert Stack)
    --Loretta & Klemis (comical dance team)
    --The Wong Sisters (acrobats)
    --The Toastettes appear at beginning of show Audience bows: Bobby Lane, Johnny Rausch, Gracie Barrie

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