Toast of the Town - Season 3

CBS (ended 1955)



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Episode Guide

  • September 2, 1951
    September 2, 1951
    Episode 51

    Scheduled guests:
    --Dolores Gray (guest host)
    --Buster Keaton (famous silent movie comedian)
    --Arlene Dahl (movie actress)
    --Henny Youngman (comedian)
    --Buddy Lester
    --Dick Dana and 'Peanuts' Mann (comedy team)
    --Andre, Andre and Bonnie (dance trio)

  • August 26, 1951
    August 26, 1951
    Episode 50

    Scheduled guests:
    --Robert Alda and Isabel Bigley (actors, from the Broadway cast of "Guys and Dolls"). Robert Alda appears as guest host.
    --Eddie Mayehoff (actor)
    --Bobby Sargent (comedian)
    --The Christianis (acrobatic family)
    --Delarge & Shirley (magic act)

  • August 19, 1951
    August 19, 1951
    Episode 49

    --Victor Borge (humorist and piano player, appearing as guest host)
    --Les Paul & Mary Ford (guitarist & singer) - "The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise" & "Caravan." (Paul Gives Borge a guitar)
    --The Hurricanes (acrobat trio, 2 men & 1 woman do an acrobatic routine)
    --Tommy Wonder & Margaret Banks (dancers) - swing dance to "Organ Grinder's Swing"
    --Zola May Shaulis (also spelled Zella Maye Schola) - child prodigy plays "Spinning Song" By Mendelson.
    --The Maxwells (comedic acrobats) - do basketball stunts in slow motion
    --Francis X. Bushman (movie actor) - promotes the movie "David And Bathsheba" (in which he plays King Saul). Then he demonstrates different acting .
    --Victor Borge - towards end of show performs "Nocturne" by Chopin (with dancers)

  • August 12, 1951
    August 12, 1951
    Episode 48

    Scheduled guests:
    --Johnny Johnston and Marcia Van Dyke (actors, from the Broadway musical "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"). Johnny Johnston appears as guest host.
    --Will Masters Trio (dancing & singing trio consisting of Will Mastin, Sammy Davis Sr. and Sammy Davis Jr.)
    --Henny Youngman (comedian)
    --Eddie Mayehoff (comedian-actor)
    --Maria Tallchief (American prima ballerina)

  • August 5, 1951
    August 5, 1951
    Episode 47

    (Verified) Guests:
    --Gene Raymond (actor, appearing as guest host)
    --Peg Leg Bates (Vaudeville performer)

    Scheduled guests:
    --Jeannette MacDonald (singer-actress)
    --Harvey Stone (comedian)
    --De Santos Trio (dance trio)
    --Dolly Barr (roller skater)

  • July 29, 1951
    July 29, 1951
    Episode 46

    Scheduled guests:
    --Yul Brynner (actor, from Broadway's "The King and I")
    --Cab Calloway (orchestra singer)
    --Rose Marie (actress-singer-comedian)
    --Tony Fontaine (singer)
    --Pinky Lee (comedian)
    --Professor Backwards (comedian)
    --Dollinoff and the Reya Sisters (novelty dancers)
    --Tommy Wonder and Margaret Banks (dancers)

  • July 22, 1951
    July 22, 1951
    Episode 45

    --The Nicholas Brothers (singers-dancers) - tap dance & sing a Spanish song "Mama Mia"
    --Robert Merrill (baritone opera singer, from the Metropolitan opera) - sings a song about his pet flea(??). Later in show, sings "La Pierta."
    --Cliff Norton (comedian) - does a baseball comedy monologue.
    --Jane Morgan sings "I Love Paris" (in production number with dancers dressed as US soldiers).
    --Jerry Colonna (comedian) - does a monologue as an Italian Organ grinder.
    --Renald and Rudy (two man gymnastic team)
    --Eddie Dwarcheck (or Eddie S. Dworchek) - an 11-year-old who volunteered to read to veterans.
    --Audience bows: Peter Dellesandro (military hero); Johnny Dundee (boxer); Colonel Sydney Hubb; Felix Boccicio (the "spark plug king") and Eddie Dwarcheck's mother.
    --On-stage bow: "Jersey" Joe Walcott (boxer who became the World's Heavyweight champion on July 18).

  • July 15, 1951
    July 15, 1951
    Episode 44

    --Louis Prima (singer & orchestra leader) - "Oh Babe!" and "Come On-A My House."

    Scheduled guests:
    --Bobby Sargent (comedian)
    --Ethel Smith (organist)
    --Lauritz Melchior (tenor)
    --The Dunhills (dance trio)
    --Elsa & Waldo (comedy dancers)
    --Will Mahoney (dancer)

  • July 8, 1951
    July 8, 1951
    Episode 43

    Scheduled guests:
    --Eddie Anderson (comedian, Rochester of "The Jack Benny Program")
    --Anna Marie Alberghetti (singer, appering with her brother, Paolo)
    --Joan Halloway (tap dancer)
    --Monica Moore (singer)
    --Georgie Kaye (comedian)
    --Cass Franklin (singer)
    --The Dassies (European clown act) (also listed as "Rochester and the Dassies")
    --Texas Tommie and Baby Doll (trained pony act)

  • July 1, 1951
    July 1, 1951
    Episode 42

    Scheduled guests:
    --Robert Merrill (opera singer)
    --Anna Maria Alberghetti (singer, appearing with her brother)
    --Pat Rooney Sr. (soft shoe dancer)
    --The Schmitt Brothers (barber shop quartet)
    --The Tong Brothers (acrobats)
    --Maxie the Clown

  • June 24, 1951
    June 24, 1951
    Episode 41

    Scheduled guests:
    --William Warfield (baritone, from the 1951 movie "Show Boat")
    --Pinky Lee (comedian)
    --Maria Neglia (violinist)
    --Smith & Dale (comedy team)
    --De Raye (or Delray) (magician)
    --Baudy's Greyhound and Monkey Act (trained animal act)
    --The Szonys (brother and sister ballet team)

  • June 17, 1951
    June 17, 1951
    Episode 40

    Scheduled guests:
    --Arthur Godfrey (radio & TV personality)
    --Pinky Lee (comedian)
    --Pat C. Flick (comedian and "professional heckler")
    --Nanci Crompton (ballerina)
    --Blanche Thebom (mezzo-soprano, star of the Met Opera)
    --Graham Jackson (concert pianist)
    --The Kennys (acrobatic comedy act)

  • June 10, 1951
    June 10, 1951
    Episode 39

    Scheduled guests:
    --Jan Peerce (opera singer)
    --Walter Abel (actor)
    --Joyce Bryant (singer-actress)
    --Mr. Balentine (magician, aka The Amazing Mr. Ballantine or Carl Ballantine)
    --Peggy Ryan and Ray MacDonald (dancers)
    --The Baird Puppets (with puppeteer Bil Baird)
    --Hammond's Birds

  • June 3, 1951
    June 3, 1951
    Episode 38

    Scheduled guests (broadcast from Pittsburgh):
    --Frankie Laine (singer)
    --Roberta Peters (opera singer)
    --Pinky Lee (comedian)
    --Tucson Boys Choir (chorus)
    --Elsa and Waldo (novelty act)
    --Gautier's Steeplechase
    --Nita and Peppl (acrobats)

  • May 27, 1951
    May 27, 1951
    Episode 37

    Scheduled guests:
    --Jane Morgan (singer)
    --Russell Nype (singer)
    --Bunny Briggs (tap dancer)
    --Pinky Lee (comedian)
    --Anita Aros (violinist)
    --Gino Bechi (baritone, Italian opera singer)
    --The Armandis (acrobats)

  • May 20, 1951
    May 20, 1951
    Episode 36

    Scheduled guests:
    --Johnny Desmond (singer)
    --Mimi Benzell (singer, from the Metropolitan opera)
    --Ken Murray and Laurie Anders (regulars on CBS TV's "The Ken Murray Show")
    --Billy De Wolfe (comedian)
    --Tit, Tat & Toe (dance team)
    --Lola & Lita (plate-spinning comedy act)

  • May 13, 1951: Tribute to Israel

    Scheduled guests (broadcast from Madison Square Garden):
    --Robert Alda and Isabel Bigley (actors, from Broadway's "Guys and Dolls")
    --Menasha Skulnick (Vaudeville & Yiddish Theatre performer)
    --Robert Shaw Chorale (singing group)
    --The Blackburn Twins (tap dancers-singers) with Pam Cavan
    --Smith and Dale (comedy team)
    --Hammond's Birds

  • May 6, 1951
    May 6, 1951
    Episode 34

    Scheduled guests:
    --Billy De Wolfe (actor)
    --Pinky Lee (comedian)
    --Marcia Van Dyke and Johnny Johnston (singers, from the Broadway musical "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn")
    --Eddie Arcaro (jockey)
    --Linon (clown & wire-walker)

  • April 29, 1951
    April 29, 1951
    Episode 33

    Scheduled guests:
    --Ralph Bellamy
    --Vaughn Monroe & chorus
    --Marc Connelly
    --Pinky Lee (comedian)
    --Tessie O'Shay (singer)
    --Dorothy Hayden's Irish Revue
    --Margaret Brown (tap dancer)
    --Gali Gali (magician)

  • April 22, 1951
    April 22, 1951
    Episode 32

    Scheduled guests:
    --Jane Froman (singer)
    --Jan Peerce (opera singer, from the Metropolitan Opera)
    --Myron Cohen (comedian)
    --Jean Babilee and Nathalie Philippart (ballet dancers, from Les Ballets des Champs-Elysees, Paris)

  • April 15, 1951
    April 15, 1951
    Episode 31

    Scheduled guests:
    --Jane Froman (singer)
    --Harvey Stone (comedian)
    --Bill Tabbert (singer)
    --Peter Lind Hayes & Mary Healy (husband & wife TV personalities)
    --Byron Nelson
    --The Dunhills (aka The Dunhill Trio) (tap dancers)
    --The Gaudsmith Brothers (acrobats)
    --The Shyrettos (bicycle act)

  • April 8, 1951
    April 8, 1951
    Episode 30

    --Anita and Pippin (circus act, from Florida)
    --Billy Eckstine sings two songs - the 2nd song is "I Apologize" (first song is unknown)
    --Claude Rains (actor) - performs a scene from the Broadway play "Darkness at Noon," written and directed by Sidney Kingsley.
    The 1950-51 New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. Presenters include John Chapman (the president of the Critics Circle). Sidney Kingsley, John C. Wilson and John Gielgud accept awards.
    --Joan Holloway (dancer) - tap dance routine
    --Doretta Morrow and Larry Douglas - "I Have Dreamed" (from "The King & I")
    --Audience bows: Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein
    --Audience bow: Donald Crisp (Hollywood star)
    --Paul Gallico and The Fencer's Club of New York (aka New York Fencing Team) - fencing demonstration.

  • April 1, 1951
    April 1, 1951
    Episode 29

    --Les Paul & Mary Ford - "On How High The Moon," "Crying" & "Old Fashioned Motel In The Sky."
    --Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (actor) - talks about his European adventure & reads from Kipling's "If"
    --The Irish Memory Review - performs an Irish Jig
    --Martin Keane (Irish tenor with step dancers) - "A Little Bit Of Heaven"
    --Mickey Carton, Francis Flanagan & Irish Step Dancers - "Rickets Hornpipe"
    --Artie Dan (correct name?) - fast talking comedian
    --Phil Spitalny and His Hour of Charm Orchestra (aka "Phil Spitalny and His All-Girl Orchestra") - "Voices Of Spring" by Strauss, Mendelssohn's "Spring Song" and "April Song"
    --Nino (trained dog act from France) - features dog tricks
    --Audience bow: Jane Wunter (Miss New York press photographer)
    --On-stage bow: Jack Dempsey

  • March 25, 1951
    March 25, 1951
    Episode 28

    Scheduled guests:
    --Terry Thomas
    --Phil Spitalny Orchestra (aka "Phil Spitalny and His All-Girl Orchestra")
    --Paul and Grace Hartman (aka The Hartmans, dancers)
    --Byron Nelson (golfer) - 4th in a series of golf lessons.
    --The Notre Dame Glee Club
    --Ted Puckwood (coin expert)

  • March 18, 1951
    March 18, 1951
    Episode 27

    --Hugh Laing & Diane Adams (ballet dancers)
    --Nancy Walker (comedian) - does a routine about ballet dancers
    --Roberta Peters (opera singer) - "If I Were on the Stage"
    --Byron Nelson (golfer) - gives an on-stage golf lesson.
    --Lucienne Boyer (French singer) - "Speak To Me of Love"
    --Carmen Cavallero (pianist)
    --Ala Ming (female tightrope walker) - does a flip while walking the wire
    --Excess Baggage (trained dog act) - dogs perform to "Alabamy Bound"
    --Audience bow: Jimmy McHale

  • March 11, 1951
    March 11, 1951
    Episode 26

    Scheduled guests:
    --Rise Stevens (singer)
    --Victor Borge (pianist & humorist)
    --Eva Le Gallienne (Broadway actress)
    --Dave Rubinoff (violinist)
    --Byron Nelson (golfer) - 2nd in a series of golf lessons.
    --The Szonys (classical ballet team)

  • March 4, 1951
    March 4, 1951
    Episode 25

    Scheduled guests:
    --Helen Forrest (singer)
    --James Melton (tenor, of the Metropolitan Opera)
    --Byron Nelson (golfer) - first in a series of golf lessons.
    --Trini Reyes (flamenco dancer)
    --Chaz Chase (comedian)
    --The Mattiazzis (aka The De Martiazzis) (acrobats)

  • February 25, 1951
    February 25, 1951
    Episode 24

    Scheduled guests:
    --Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy (husband and wife, actors from the Broadway play "The Fourposter")
    --Alan Young (comedian, TV star)
    --Bobby Van (singer & dancer)
    --Russell Nype (Broadway singer-actor, from the Broadway play "Call Me Madam")
    --Jo Sullivan (operatic soprano singer)

  • February 18, 1951
    February 18, 1951
    Episode 23

    --Sugar Ray Robinson - skips rope to "Anchor's Away." Later in show, Sugar Ray watches a clip from an earlier show with Sam Snead, Bob Williams & himself. Sugar Ray talks about Terry Moore.
    --Molly Picon (Yiddish actress) - sings "Heaven Help A Working Girl," "Daisy" and "The Story Of Grandma's Shawl"
    --Ray McKinley (band leader & singer) - "Don't Mess With Mr. In Between" Later in show, sings "Came A Long Way From St. Louis"
    --Mila Raymon (violin player)
    --Paul Schon (clarinet playing young boy) - plays "Army Air Corps"
    --Chief American Horse (Chief of Sioux Nation) - gives Ed the name "Laughing Heart" & an Indian headdress. (Six American Indian chiefs appear on stage.)
    --The Jaywalkers (3 male acrobats)
    --Rudy Cardenas (young juggler from Mexico)
    --Audience bows: General John Reed Kilpatrick; Mrs. Sugar Ray Robinson; Nancy Chaffe; Irv Kupcinet; Major Alexander; Mrs. Disiversky; Col. Robert Johnson

  • February 11, 1951
    February 11, 1951
    Episode 22

    Scheduled guests:
    --Dick Haymes (singer)
    --Jane Harvey (singer)
    --Judith Anderson (actress)
    --Smith & Dale (comedy team)
    --The Maxwells
    --Hudson and Sharae (adagio team)

  • February 4, 1951
    February 4, 1951
    Episode 21

    Scheduled guests:
    --Jane Morgan (singer)
    --Nancy Walker (comedian)
    --Margot Fonteyn (ballerina)
    --Russell Nype (singer)
    --Renault and Rudi (acrobats)
    --Skeets Minton (ventriloquist)

  • January 28, 1951
    January 28, 1951
    Episode 20

    Scheduled guests:
    --Gloria Swanson (actress)
    --Roberta Peters (opera singer)
    --Vaughn Monroe (singer & host of the TV series "Camel Caravan")
    --The Harmonicats (vocal trio)
    --Granny Hamner (Philadelphia Phillies shortstop)
    --Harold Barnes (wire walker)
    --The Vierra Monkeys

  • January 21, 1951
    January 21, 1951
    Episode 19

    --Margaret Truman (daughter of Harry S. Truman, making her 2nd "Toast of the Town" appearance) - sings "My Lovely Celia (by George Monro) and "Gavotte" (by David Copper) in a production number featuring 18th century dances. (In addition to singing, Margaret Truman does a few dance steps during this performance.)
    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --Jan Murray (comedian)
    --Roland Young (movie actor)
    --Jimmy Wakely (country & western singer)
    --Evelyn Tyner (pianist)
    --The Nonchalants (acrobats)

  • January 14, 1951
    January 14, 1951
    Episode 18

    --Anna Maria Alberghetti (14-year-old singer) - sings the Aria from "Nightingale" & "The Rose"
    --Joey Adams (comedian) - does a stand-up routine with Ed
    --Billy Graves & Sons (tap dancing routine)
    --Joey Adams, Billy Graves & Sons - tap dance to "Sunny Side Of The Street"
    --James Melton (singer, from the Metropolitan Opera) - "Somewhere Beyond The Sea" & "Soul Is A Witness For My Lord"
    --The Carters (roller skating family) - skate to "California Here I Come"
    --Audience bows: James Edwards, Bob Williams, Sugar Ray Robinson
    --Sam Snead (golf pro) - gives golf lesson, with broken wrist. Joined on stage by Sugar Ray Robinson & Bob Williams.
    --Moira Shearer (ballet dancer)
    --Moira Shearer & John Hart - dance the Adagio from "Sleeping Beauty"

  • January 7, 1951
    January 7, 1951
    Episode 17

    Scheduled guests:
    --James Melton (tenor)
    --Ruth Casey (singer)
    --The George Shearing Quintet
    --The Sherwoods
    --Broni and Valenti (comedy team from Italy)
    --Excess Baggage (trained dog act)

  • December 31, 1950
    December 31, 1950
    Episode 16

    Scheduled guests: --Mimi Benzell --Ben Wrigley --George Johnstone

  • December 24, 1950: Christmas Show

    --David Niven (movie actor) starts a scene about the WWI trenches, then reads from "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland."
    --Rosemary Clooney sings "Crying Myself To Sleep."
    --Rosemary Clooney sings "Ain't She Sweet," with the Phil Jones Dancers.
    --The Phil Jones Dancers (young couples) - ballroom dancing to music of "Dancing In The Dark."
    --Ted Mack, host of "The Original Amateur Hour," talks with the Phil Jones Dancers.
    --Lauritz Melchior (opera singer) performs "Viva La Compagnie" and "Some Enchanted Evening."
    --Mickey Deems (comedian) - talks about shopping with a child and does an "Uncle Sam Wants You" routine.
    --Ross Harvey's Birds - tap dancing bird routine.
    --Later in show, Ed interviews Ross Harvey and holds a parrot from the show.
    --Cameo: Don Hastings talks about playing "The Video Ranger" on "Captain Video and His Video Rangers."
    --Cameo: Al Hodge talks about playing "Captain Video" on "Captain Video and His Video Rangers."
    --Cameo: Cactus Jim (possibly actor William Bailey) talks about Thanksgiving and Santa Claus.
    --Cameo: Carol San Salvarino (8-year-old) talks to Ed.

  • December 17, 1950
    December 17, 1950
    Episode 14

    Scheduled guests:
    --Victor Borge (piano player & humorist)
    --Phil Rizzuto (New York Yankees shortstop)
    --Nancy Walker (comedian)
    --Eleanor Steber (Metropolitan opera star)
    --Cornelia Otis Skinner (actress)
    --Harold Barnes (wire walker)

  • December 10, 1950
    December 10, 1950
    Episode 13

    Scheduled guests:
    --Buster Keaton (silent movie comedian)
    --Eddie Fisher (singer) with Harry Akst (piano player & song writer)
    --Mimi Benzell (opera singer)
    --Jack E. Leonard (comedian)
    --The Princeton Triangle Club
    --Wanda and Amand (puppetteers)

  • December 3, 1950
    December 3, 1950
    Episode 12

    Scheduled guests:
    --Stan Kenton and his orchestra
    --Roberta Peters (opera singer)
    --Jean Carroll (comedian)
    --Ana Ricardo (Ricarda?) (ballet dancer)
    --Ben Wrigley (comedian)
    --Kinko (clown)

  • November 26, 1950
    November 26, 1950
    Episode 11

    --Teresa Brewer - "The Thing"
    --The Tong Brothers (3-man acrobat team)
    --Eddie Mayehoff (comedian)
    --Leonard Warren (opera singer, baritone) - selection from "Rigoletto" and "Musketeers"
    --Pat C. Flick (comedian) - heckles Ed Sullivan
    --Nancy Walker (comedian)
    --Rudolf Frimi (pianist, composer) - plays "Indian Love Call," "Only A Rose," "Something Comes A Tingling," "First Hesitation Walz," "Holiday" & "L'Amour te Jour"

  • November 19, 1950
    November 19, 1950
    Episode 10

    Scheduled guests:
    --Sarah Vaughn (singer)
    --Jerome Hines (Metropolitan Opera singer)
    --Victor Borge (humorist & pianist)
    --Johnny Alden (singer)
    --Victor Moore (actor)
    --Partington & Kaiser (dancers)
    --Gautier's Steeplechase
    --Bobby Winters (juggler)

  • November 12, 1950
    November 12, 1950
    Episode 9

    Scheduled guests:
    --Buster Keaton (comedian)
    --Arthur Lake (actor, "Dagwood" from the Blondie movies)
    --Phil Spitalny and His All-Girl Orchestra (making their TV debut)
    --Jimmy Nelson (ventriloquist)
    --Vincent R. Impellitteri (New York City mayor)
    --Allen & Blanche Lund
    --Ross Harvey

  • November 5, 1950: King Cole Trio, Buster Keaton, Milton Berle, Nanette Fabray

    --The Nat King Cole Trio performs "Orange-Colored Sky" and, later in show,"Calypso" (both production numbers with dancers).
    --Buster Keaton (silent era movie comedian) - does a pantomime fishing sketch.
    --Nanette Fabray sings "On A Sunday By The Sea" from her Broadway musical "High Button Shoes."
    --Milton Berle (comedian) - stand-up routine.
    --Leonard Sues plays "Blue Skies" on trumpet, then attempts a duet with Milton Berle.
    --Rosella Hightower and Andre Eglevsky (dance team, of the American Ballet) perform the 'Nutcracker' pas de deux.
    --Audience bow: Monsignor Wagner (of Boy's Town)
    --The Boys Town Choir (aka The Father Flanagan Boys Choir) - perform a song.
    --Montes de Oca (trampoline act) - performs a head-to-hand balancing act.

    Scheduled guest:
    --Jack Whiting scheduled to appear with Nanette Fabray.

  • October 29, 1950
    October 29, 1950
    Episode 7

    --Margaret Truman (lyric soprano and daughter of President Harry S. Truman) - sings "O'er the Hill" (an American Revolutionary War era song written by Francis Hopkinson) and "My Johann" (a Norwegian dance song, written by Edward Greig)
    Additional guests (scheduled):
    --Victor Borge (comedian & pianist)
    --Smith and Dale (comedy team)
    --Cornelia Otis Skinner (actress & author)
    --Merry Mutes
    --Clark Dennes
    --Sing Lee Sing

  • October 22, 1950: Peggy Lee, Dave Barbour, Jerome Hines, Flora Robson, Eddie Mayhoff

    --Peggy Lee (with her husband, Dave Barbour, accompanying her on guitar) performs "Show Me the Way to Get Out of This World" and "La Vie en Rose."
    --Jerome Hines (operatic bass) sings "Some Enchanted Evening" and "Ol' Man River."
    --Flora Robson (British actress) - performs a scene from her Broadway play "Black Chiffon" (with other actors from the cast).
    --Eddie Mayhoff (comedian) - does an inspirational coach routine to the song "Football Hero."
    --Al Bernie (stand-up comedian) - talks about vacationing in Florida, insurance, then does impressions.
    --The Mazonni Abbott Dancers (six females and one male) sing and dance "Mon Amour" in a French bar room fight setting.
    --Johnny Lander (novelty act) - plays "Three Blind Mice" on the violin while balancing on ladder.

  • October 15, 1950: Sarah Churchill, John O'Hare, Myron Cohen, Reginald Gardiner, Lauritz Melchoir

    --Sarah Churchill (Winston Churchill's daughter) and John O'Hare - perform the balcony scene from "Romeo and Juliet."
    --Reginald Gardiner (British actor & comedian) - comedy routine in which he lip-synchs to Bing Crosby's "Mississippi Mud" recording.
    --Myron Cohen (stand-up comedian) - comedy monologue.
    --Carol Bruce (singer) - "My Bill" and "Blues in the Night"
    --Lauritz Melchoir (tenor, from the Metropolitan Opera) - sings "Longren's Farewell" and "Without A Song."
    --Jacques Cordon (unicyclist-juggler from France) - does tricks including riding a unicycle, jumping rope, and juggling with a knife in his mouth.
    --Tim Herbert and Don Saxon (comedy team) - do a psychiatrist routine.
    --Audience bows: Harry Newman (former All-American Michigan quarterback) and Tommy Kerrigan (pro-golfer)

  • October 8, 1950: Ethel Waters, Julie Harris, Brandon DeWilde, Reginald Gardiner

    --Ethel Waters, Julie Harris and Brandon de Wilde (Broadway actors) - perform a scene from their Broadway play "The Member of the Wedding."
    --Jean Carroll (comedienne)
    --Leonard Warren (Baritone opera singer)
    --Reginald Gardiner (actor)
    Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
    --Chai and Somay (Chinese acrobats)


  • October 1, 1950: Jackie Robinson (cameo), Bert Lahr, Jane and Betty Kean

    --Jackie Robinson (Brooklyn Dodgers baseball player) - appears on stage at beginning of show.
    --Bert Lahr (comedian) - does a "Men In White" comedy sketch about a blind doctor.
    --James (Jim) Barton - plays an intoxicated man in comedy sketch.
    --Phil Jones Dance Group (dancers) - do "The Charleston."
    --Betty & Jane Kean - do a music & comedy routine which includes Betty Kean singing "Love Is The Thing."
    --Gordon Jenkins with 55-piece band (orchestra & choir) - perform a medley of songs about Manhattan including "We're Having A Party" and "New York's My Home Sweet Home" in an extended, 15-minute segment.
    --Audience bow: Ezra Charles (heavy weight champion who beat Joe Louis)

  • September 24, 1950: Gloria Swanson, Rudy Vallee, Harvey Stone

    --Gloria Swanson (actress) talks about her movie career and her role in "Sunset Boulevard."
    --Rudy Vallee sings "Let's Put Out The Lights And Go To Sleep" and "Wild About Judy."
    --Jimmy Nelson (ventriloquist with his dummy Danny O'Day) sings "Best Things In Life Are Free" as part of a comedy routine.
    --Harvey Stone (comedian) - routine includes jokes about his wife and Army life, sings "Buckles And Bows" & "Army Life."
    Ice-skating segments:
    --Jean Arlen - ice-skating routine.
    --The Rookies (comedic skaters)
    --Phil Romayne and Terry Brent (ice skating duo).

  • September 17, 1950: Hedy Lamarr, Pat O'Brien, Mimi Benzell, Jean Carroll, The Blackburn Twins

    --Hedy Lamarr (movie actress) sings "Rock-A-Bye Baby."
    --The Blackburn Twins tap dance and sing "Three Little Words."
    --Pat O'Brien (actor) - sings, does a poker pantomime sketch, and recites "America."
    --Mimi Benzell (Metropolitan Opera star) sings the medley from "The Merry Widow."
    --Jean Carroll (comedienne) - does a monologue about men, then sings "It's So Nice To Have A Man Around The House."
    --The Ivanoffs (3-men acrobatic act) - perform on the high bar.
    --Cameo: Mervyn Wood (World Sculling champion).
    --Cameo: Tony Rowe (British Sculling champion).
    --Cameo: Commander Maley (National Commander of Disabled American Veterans).
    --Eddie and Tony (comedy team) - lip-synch to a sped up recording of "Baby It's Cold Outside."

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