Toast of the Town - Season 2

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Episode Guide

  • September 10, 1950
    September 10, 1950
    Episode 52
    9/10/50
    0.0

    Music:
    --Frankie Laine - sings "Lucky Old Sun."
    --Patti Page sings "Back in Your Own Backyard."
    --Patti Page and Frankie Laine sing "If I Were You, I'd Love Me."
    --Victor Borge (comic pianist) - does comedy and music.
    Comedy:
    --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)

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  • September 3, 1950
    September 3, 1950
    Episode 51
    9/3/50
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Ink Spots (vocal group)
    --Maria Neglia (violinist)
    --Billy Vine (actor-comedian)
    --Sam Urzetta (golfer)
    --The Peiro Brothers (jugglers)
    --Paul Winick and Edna Mae (dancers)
    --The Gaudsmith Brothers (animal trainers with their two French Poodles)

  • August 27, 1950
    August 27, 1950
    Episode 50
    8/27/50
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --Jean Carroll (comedian)
    --Eleanor Steber (singer, Metropolitan opera star)
    --Henny Nadell (comedian)
    --Mel Allen (sports commentator)
    --Alan and Blanch Lund (ballroom dancers)
    --Tom & Jerry (acrobatic act)

  • August 20, 1950
    August 20, 1950
    Episode 49
    8/20/50
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --Andy Williams (singer)
    --Eddie Bracken (actor-comedian)
    --Tommy Hanlon Jr. (comedian)
    --Linda Lee Jones (8-year-old singer & dancer)
    --Ted and Flo Valet (baton twirlers)
    --Tom and Jerry (acrobatic act)

  • August 13, 1950
    August 13, 1950
    Episode 48
    8/13/50
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --Alice Pearce (comedian)
    --Fran Warren (singer)
    --Nip Nelson (comedian)
    --Danny White (comedy dancer)
    --The Sing Lee Sings (Chinese acrobatic act)

  • August 6, 1950
    August 6, 1950
    Episode 47
    8/6/50
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --Kay Starr (singer)
    --Henny Youngman (comedian)
    --The Szonys (dance team)
    --Bobby Jule (juggler)
    --Le Roy Brothers (puppet act)
    --Paul & Paulette (trampoline act)

  • July 30, 1950
    July 30, 1950
    Episode 46
    7/30/50
    0.0

    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
    7/23/50
    0.0

    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
    7/16/50
    0.0

    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
    7/9/50
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --Perry Como (guest host)
    --John Sebastian (harmonica player, this is probably the father of John Sebastian of the Lovin' Spoonful)
    --Dick Buckley
    --Toni Harper (12-year-old singer)
    --Chris Nelson (comedian)
    --The Novelties (instrumentalists)
    --Pierre De Angelo and Anne (ballroom dancers)

  • July 2, 1950
    July 2, 1950
    Episode 42
    7/2/50
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --Edward Arnold (guest host)
    --Joey Bishop (comedian)
    --Mary Curtis (opera singer)
    --The Two Tones (accordion players)
    --Sherier (French dancer)
    --The Fontaines (acrobatic trio of 2 males and 1 female)
    --Leah Wallis (novelty act with dolls)

  • June 25, 1950
    June 25, 1950
    Episode 41
    6/25/50
    0.0

    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
    6/18/50
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --George Shearing Quintet (jazz band)
    --Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney (ventriloquist act)
    --Claire Hogan (singer)
    --Ben Hogan (golfer)
    --Harold Lang (musical-comedy performer)
    --The Jim Wong Troupe
    --Brinley Model Circus (possibly the miniature circus models hand carved by William Brinley of Meriden, CT)
    --Ardelle Arden and Ivy Hartman

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

    Guests:
    --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)

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

    Music:
    --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!"
    Comedy:
    --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).

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

    Music:
    Joan Merrill sings "Sunny Side Of The Street" & "Don't Say Goodbye."
    Comedy:
    --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).

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

    Guests:
    --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.

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  • May 14, 1950
    May 14, 1950
    Episode 35
    5/14/50
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --The Ames Brothers (vocal group)
    --Anna Marie Alberghetti (13-year-old singer)
    --Bambi Linn and Rod Alexander (dancers)
    --Bobby Van (Broadway performer)
    --Jack Marshall (comedian)
    --Dave Monahan (listed as a "puppeteer")

  • May 7, 1950
    May 7, 1950
    Episode 34
    5/7/50
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --The "Nat" King Cole Trio
    --Anna Maria Alberghetti (singer)
    --Dorothy Jarnac (dancer)
    --Larry and Trudy Leung
    --Paul Kohler and Jini (xylophone duo)

  • April 30, 1950
    April 30, 1950
    Episode 33
    4/30/50
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --Woody Herman and his Orchestra
    --Connee Boswell (singer)
    --George Conley (comedian)
    --Joan Barry (dancer)
    --Kay Thompson (singer, author) (also listed as "Kay Thompson and the Boys")
    --Bobby Winters (comic juggler)

  • April 23, 1950
    April 23, 1950
    Episode 32
    4/23/50
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --The DeMarco Sisters (singers)
    --Tony Lavelli (basketball star & accordion player)
    --Willie Mosconi (champion billiard player)
    --The Marvellos
    --Bobby Sargent (comedian)
    --Chai and Somay

  • April 16, 1950: Tribute to Connie Mack

    Scheduled guests (show broadcast from Philadelphia):
    --Jan August (pianist)
    --Juanita Hall (singer, from Broadway's "South Pacific")
    --Dick Buckley (comedian)
    --Connie Mack (manager of the Philadelphia Athletics baseball team)
    --Arthur Treacher (comedian-actor)
    --Sheila Bond (tap dancer)
    --Phil Baker (comedian)
    --Ward Wilson (comedian)

  • April 9, 1950
    April 9, 1950
    Episode 30
    4/9/50
    0.0

    Guests (appearing in 1st 50 minutes of show):
    --Milton Berle (guest host)
    --Kathryn Lee (toe-ballet dancer)
    --Captain Shaw & Company (aka Capt. Shaw and his Wonder Monkey) - trained monkey animal act
    --Ken Murray (stand-up comedian)
    Scheduled guests (who might have appeared in the last 10 minutes):
    --Robert Q. Lewis (television personality)
    --Vic Damone (singer)
    --The University of Notre Dame Glee Club
    --Duke Dorrell (comedic violinist)

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  • April 2, 1950
    April 2, 1950
    Episode 29
    4/2/50
    0.0

    Scheduled guests: --Rose Murphy --Georges Guetary (French singer making his first US TV appearance) --Harvey Stone (comedian) --Martha Stewart (actress & singer) --The Blackburn Twins (dancers-singers) --The Spaulding Trio

  • March 26, 1950
    March 26, 1950
    Episode 28
    3/26/50
    0.0

    Guests (in order of appearance):
    --The Phil Jones Dancers (young dance group)
    --Chris Cross (ventriloquist, with his five dummies)
    --Eileen Barton (singer)
    --Helen Hicks (professional golfer)
    --Jack Redmond (world champion trick golfer) - demonstrates some trick golf shots
    --Fane and Foster (novelty musicians) - perform with glasses, horns and Swiss bells
    --Sheila Bond (dancer & Broadway performer)

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  • March 19, 1950
    March 19, 1950
    Episode 27
    3/19/50
    0.0

    Scheduled guests: --Mimi Benzell --Frieda Wing

  • March 12, 1950
    March 12, 1950
    Episode 26
    3/12/50
    0.0

    Guests:
    --The Ink Spots (vocal group) sing "With My Eyes Wide Open I'm Dreaming" and "If You Had to Hurt Someone, Why Did It Have to Be Me?"
    --Jack E. Leonard (insult comedian)
    --Don Cornell (singer) - "It Isn't Fair" and "There's No Tomorrow"
    --Renald & Rudy (2-man acrobatic/gymnastic team)
    --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.)
    --Sharkie, the trained seal (appears with his trainer)
    --Audience bows: Sammy Kaye (singer); Irving Fields (Tin Pan Alley composer); Bernard Delfont (British music & TV producer)

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  • March 5, 1950
    March 5, 1950
    Episode 25
    3/5/50
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --Margaret O'Brien (actress)
    --Vic Damone (singer)
    --Monica Lewis
    --Miki Deems (possibly Mickey Deems)
    --Treni Rayes

  • February 26, 1950
    February 26, 1950
    Episode 24
    2/26/50
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --Gordon Jenkins (composer, pianist & band conductor)
    --Betty Brewer (singer, vocalist with Gordon Jenkins' band) appears with a "cast of 50" to perform the musical novelty "Manhattan Towers"
    --Dave Barry (comedian, voice artist)
    --Sunny Howard (comedian-mimic)
    --The Harmonicats (vocal group known for their 1947 single "Peg O' My Heart")

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  • February 19, 1950
    February 19, 1950
    Episode 23
    2/19/50
    0.0

    Scheduled guests: --Mel Torme (singer) --Ted Williams --Diana Wynyard (actress)

  • February 12, 1950
    February 12, 1950
    Episode 22
    2/12/50
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --Vaughn Monroe
    --Ziggy Talent (singer & saxophonist with Vaughn Monroe's orchestra)

  • February 5, 1950
    February 5, 1950
    Episode 21
    2/5/50
    0.0

    Guests:
    --Teresa Brewer sings "Ol' Man Moose" & "Music, Music, Music" (with dancers)
    --Luise Rainer (actress) - does a dramatic reading from "Small Tragedy"
    --Mickey Shaughnessy (stand-up comedian) - topics: New York & Gene Autry matinee
    --Walter Long (tap dancer) - dances to "Tea for Two" & "Native Drums"
    --Rosita Serrano (Spanish singer) - plays guitar & sings a Brazilian song
    --Johnny Heldy's Bears (trained bear animal act) - bears ride bicycles & roll barrels
    --Walter Nelson (comedic bicycle act) - unicyclist rides tiny bicycle

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

    Music:
    --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.

    Comedy:
    --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)

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  • January 22, 1950
    January 22, 1950
    Episode 19
    1/22/50
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --Joey Adams (comedian)
    --Paul Draper (dancer)
    --Les Compagnons de la Chanson (French singing group)
    --The Roulettes (novelty roller skating act)
    --Oldfield and Ware (physical comedy acrobats)

  • January 15, 1950
    January 15, 1950
    Episode 18
    1/15/50
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --Frankie Laine sings "Mule Train" (The #1 Billboard single from 26Nov49 through 6Jan50.)
    --Lillian Roth (singer)
    --Anita Alvarez (actress, from Broadway's "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes")
    --Virginia Lee (actress)

  • January 8, 1950
    January 8, 1950
    Episode 17
    1/8/50
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --Frankie Laine (singer, also scheduled for next week's show)
    --Betty & Jane Kean

  • January 1, 1950
    January 1, 1950
    Episode 16
    1/1/50
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --Charles Laughton (actor)
    --Mary McCarty (singer & star of Irving Berlin's Broadway play "Miss Liberty")
    --Joan Barton (movie actress & "singing comedienne")
    --The Tong Brothers (acrobatic trio)

  • December 25, 1949
    December 25, 1949
    Episode 15
    12/25/49
    0.0

    Guests:
    --Larry Storch (comedian) - does a comedy monologue about foreign films, portrays an English explorer and performs a dying scene.
    --Mimi Benzell sings "My Caballero" and "Ave Maria" (First Metropolitan opera star to perform in a supper club)
    --Phil Jones Dancers (6 couples, all of them children who sing & dance) - "Ain't She Sweet." The couples demonstrate several dances: Tango, Latin Dance, Cha-Cha, Russian-dance, the Charleston and the Waltz. Following the dancers' performance, Phil Jones comes out & takes a bow.
    --The Rexfords (acrobatic duo) - the two acrobats balance off each other, followed by a stunt with Ed Sullivan.
    Audience bows: Johnny Marks (writer of "Rudolph The Red-Nose Reindeer"); Jean Michel Reilou

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

    Composers:
    --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."

    Singers:
    --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."

    Comedy:
    --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.

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  • December 11, 1949
    December 11, 1949
    Episode 13
    12/11/49
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --Sigmund Romberg (composer)
    --Jarmila Novotna (opera singer & actress)
    --Luba Malina (actress)

  • December 4, 1949
    December 4, 1949
    Episode 12
    12/4/49
    0.0

    Guests:
    --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)

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  • November 27, 1949
    November 27, 1949
    Episode 11
    11/27/49
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --Lisa Kirk (singer)
    --Ralph Branca (of the Brooklyn Dodgers)

  • November 20, 1949
    November 20, 1949
    Episode 10
    11/20/49
    0.0

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

  • November 13, 1949
    November 13, 1949
    Episode 9
    11/13/49
    0.0

    Guests:
    --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)

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  • November 6, 1949
    November 6, 1949
    Episode 8
    11/6/49
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --Joan Merrill (singer)
    --Frank Libuse (comedian)
    --Claudia Pinza (soprano)

  • October 30, 1949
    October 30, 1949
    Episode 7
    10/30/49
    0.0

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

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

    --Peggy Ann Garner (actress)
    --Harvey Stone (comedian)
    --Tommy Wonder (dancer)
    --Margaret Phelan (singer)

    Peggy Ann Garner performs a scene from "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," the film that won her a special Academy Award as Outstanding Child Actress of 1945.
  • October 16, 1949
    October 16, 1949
    Episode 5
    10/16/49
    0.0

    Guests:
    --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)

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  • October 9, 1949
    October 9, 1949
    Episode 4
    10/9/49
    0.0

    Guests:
    --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)

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  • October 2, 1949
    October 2, 1949
    Episode 3
    10/2/49
    0.0

    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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  • September 25, 1949
    September 25, 1949
    Episode 2
    9/25/49
    0.0

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

  • September 18, 1949
    September 18, 1949
    Episode 1
    9/18/49
    0.0

    Guests:
    --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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