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--Vaughn Monroe (singer)
--Brandon de Wilde (young actor)
--Anna Maria Alberghetti (coloratura soprano)
--Peg Leg Bates (dancer)
--Jay Lawrence (comedian)
--Bobby Winters (juggler)
--Sharkie the Seal (aka Sharky the Seal)
--Nanette Fabray (musical comedy star) - sings "That's Entertainment" and, later in show, does a musical-comedy salute to Texas.
--Chiquita and Johnson (dance team)
--Trudie Tache (winner in the Chicago Tribune Musical Festival, best woman singer) sings "My Hero" (scheduled song).
--McHenry Boatwright (baritone, winner in the Chicago Tribune Musical Festival, best man singer) sings "Because" (scheduled song).
--Ed introduces the following members of the Brooklyn Dodgers Baseball Team: Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, Carl Furillo, Carl Erskine
--Al Bernie (stand-up comedian)
--Wally Boag (comedian, novelty act)
--The Great Rolando (balancing act)
--Roberta Peters (Metropolitan Opera soprano)
--Ray Anthony and his orchestra - "Dragnet" theme and "When the Saints Go Marching In."
--The Five DeMarco Sisters sing "When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along," "Somewhere Over The Rainbow," and "Get Happy."
--Joe E. Brown tells the "Tortoise Story," about 3 turtles in a bar.
--Mickey Deems (comedian) - talks about the woes of a father on Sunday morning.
--Marshall Issan (spelling?) (pianist with his Maestro puppet)
--Larry Lynn (unicyclist)
--Verna and Landry (dance duo)
--Six couples dance to a Latin American song (possibly "Brazil").
--Audience bows: Wally Pipp and Joe Dugan (both formerly of the NY Yankees).
--Audience bow: Commander John O'Hara (29th Division, Manhattan Post 90).
--Ed introduces a baseball team from Fairmont, West Virginia, champions of the Pony League Baseball World Series.
--Audience bow: Joe E. Brown (comedian & President of the Pony League).
--Frankie Laine - "Hey Joe" & "New Orleans"
--Frankie Laine & Jimmy Boyd - "Poor Little Piggy Bank"
--Mitch Miller, of Columbia Records, presents Frankie Laine with a Gold Record (one million records sold).
--Betty Dodd - "Don't the Moon Look Lonesome" (sings & plays guitar)
--Babe, Betty Dodd & Jimmy Boyd - "Little Train A Chuggin'"
--Nanci Crompton (ballet dancer) - does a waltz with the Toastettes and a ballet solo.
--Gene Nelson (Hollywood dancer) - dances to "St. Louis Blues" in a production number (with ballroom set & extras)
--Babe Didrikson Zaharias (female golfer) - does a golf demo, then plays "Begin The Beguine" on harmonica
--The Romano Brothers - perform acrobatic stunts & Italian medley
--Carl Ballantine (comic magician, aka "The Amazing Mr. Ballantine") - none of his tricks work)
--Zippy the Monkey (plays tic tac toe with trainer cleans chalkboard & dances)
Audience bows: Jerome Thome & wife; Ward Morehouse (newspaperman); General Brandon Burns
--Polly Bergen sings "That Old Black Magic" and "S Wonderful."
--Fritzi Scheff sings "Kiss Me Again."
--Brucie Weil (6-year-old singer) sings "God Bless Us All."
--Jimmy Boyd then sings his version of "God Bless Us All."
--Burt Lancaster talks to Ed about "From Here to Eternity."
--Bobby Brandt (dancer) - does a solo dance. (Segment begins with 6 couples dancing.)
--The Pierro Brothers (jugglers from South America) - perform balancing tricks.
--Nicky Re David (paddle-ball artist)
--Howard and Wanda Bell (acrobatic team)
--Audience bows: Civil Air Cadets from 17 countries.
--Audience bow: Clarence Dozier (pro-golfer)
--Henry Fonda (actor) - scheduled to appear in segment titled "Missouri Legend"
--Eileen Heckart (actress, appearing in the Broadway play "Picnic")
--Darren McGavin (actor, from the Broadway comedy "My 3 Angels")
--Jack Whiting (actor, from the Broadway musical "Hazel Flagg")
--Joey Foreman (comedian)
--The Dell Stratton Trio (instrumental group)
--The Zippy Monkeys (aka Zippy the Chimp)
--The Aquacade (an aquashow broadcast from the New York Athletic Club)
--Rosemary Clooney sings "Boy Wanted" and "Stick With Me."
--Farley Granger, Ray Walston, and Hilde Parks in a scene from "John Loves Mary."
--Van Heflin and Isabel Bonner perform a scene from "The Shrike."
--From Rogers and Hammerstein's musical "Me and Juliet": Bill Hayes ("The Big, Black Giant"), Isabel Bigley and Bill Hayes ("No Other Love"), Isabel Bigley ("I'm Your Girl"), and Joan McCracken ("Keep It Gay").
--Ed Sullivan and others in Quantico, Virginia.
--Ralph Meeker (guest host, actor from Broadway's "Picnic")
--Helen Gallagher (dancer, from the Broadway musical "Hazel Flagg")
--Professor Backwards (comedian)
--The Amin Brothers (acrobats)
--Saveen (ventriloquist Albert Saveen)
--The Spanishtown Dons (drill team) perform "Half Moon Bay"
--Gordon MacRae (guest host)
--Jack Carter (comedian)
--Baudy's Greyhounds (a dog act)
--Ben Dova (comic contortionist)
--Murat Chanters (Shriners chorus from Indianapolis)
--Victor Borge (guest host)
--Jackie Cooper (actor)
--Monica Lewis (vocalist)
--Nip Nelson (bicyclist)
--Renald & Rudy (also listed as "Ronald & Ruby") (novelty act)
--Artie James (roller skater)
Also: Contestants (16 international beauties) in the Miss Universe Contest.
--Tony Martin (singer, appearing as guest host)
--Roberta Peters (singer)
--Joey Forman (comedian)
--The Wiere Brothers (comedy act, aka The Three Wiere Bros.)
--Richard Hayman (harmonica player)
--Elsa and Waldo (dance team)
--Gracie Fields (guest host)
--Jan Peerce (opera tenor)
--Ben Hardesty (champion fly caster)
--The Arnaut Brothers (acrobats)
5th Anniversary Show (aka Double Birthday Show)
Toast of the Town's 5th Anniversary Show
divided into 2 parts:
Part I: The cast of "Arthur Godfrey and His Friends" entertain for a half hour. This includes Arthur Godfrey, Frank Parker, Marion Marlowe, Julius LaRosa, Haleloke, Lu Ann Simms, The Miners, The McGuire Sisters and Tony Marvin.
Part II: Described as a "Minstrel show with Ed Sullivan as interlocutor"
Guests are Smith and Dale (Vaudeville comedy team, appearing on this show as the "end men"), Gracie Fields, Hal LeRoy (billed as a "Pyrotechnic dance star"), Pat Rooney, Joe Howard (singer and composer), Will Oakland, The Ford Glee Club (aka The Ford Chorus of 30 Voices), and the Longfellow Tambourine Troubadors.
"The Marge and Gower Champion Story" - A tribute to Marge and Gower Champion.
--Marge and Gower Champion (dancers)
--Lisa Kirk (singer, who made her night-club debut with Marge and Gower at the Persian Room of the Plaza Hotel).
--Tony Martin (singer)
--Joey Forman (comedian)
--Myron Cohen (comedian-humorist)
--Jose Greco (Spanish dancer)
--Phil Rizzuto and Tommy Henrich (of the Yankees)
--Ralph Branca and Roy Campanella (of the Dodgers)
--The Crack Drill Squad from St. Thomas Military Academy of St. Paul, Minnesota
--Harry James (band leader)
--Nanette Fabray (singer-actress)
--Richard Greene and Viveca Lindfors (actors) perform a scene from "Henry V."
--Millard Hopper (checker champion)
--The Zippy Monkeys (trained animal act)
"The Josh Logan Story" with guests:
--Gary Merrill, Paul Newman & others - scene from "This Is Paris"
--Jimmy Stewart - a scene from Princeton Triangle show. Jimmy dressed In Princeton garb recreates song & dance with guy in drag. (probably on film, not live)
--Ralph Meeker & Eileen Heckert - dramatic scene from "The Picnic" (TV Guide listed a different cast for "Picnic": Kim Stanley, Janice Rule, Scott Jackson)
--Josh Logan (brief interview with Ed)
--Janet Blair - "Wonderful Guy" & "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair" (from "South Pacific")
--Gary Merrill & Ralph Meeker - scene from "This Is the Army" ("What's The Name Of The Game") Paul Newman makes a cameo.
--Juanita Hall - "Happy Talk" (from "South Pacific")
--Pat Moran - "Could Be?" (from "Wish You Were Here")
--Sheila Bond - dance number from "Wish You Were Here" (Jack Cassidy was scheduled to appear in this scene)
--Josh Logan talks about suffering a nervous breakdown.
Audience bow: Mrs. Josh Logan (Netta Harrigan)
Scheduled to appear (but not on transcript):
Scene from "Mr. Roberts" with Gary Merrill, Ralph Meeker, Paul Newman
--Dorothy Lamour (movie actress)
--Byron Nelson (golf champion)
--Lou Sieler (comedian)
--The Goofers (novelty act)
--Nitta & Peppi (circus acrobatic team)
--Nicky Re David (paddle-ball expert)
--Warren, Latonia & Sparks
--Joe Louis (boxer) appears in an extended segment. Leonard Reed, Louis' secretary (and producer of his nightclub act) introduces Louis, who then jokes about his career. Segment ends with Louis tap dancing to the "Joe Louis Shuffle"
--Mercedes McCambridge (actress) - does a scene from "The First Smile"
--Dany Dauberson sings "Autumn Leaves" (in French) & "Stormy Weather"
--Dieter Tasso (tightrope walker & juggler) - while walking on a tightrope, Tasso juggles hats and balances cups.
--Dr. Runyun talks about cancer research and treatment.
--Joe Tremini (might be spelled "Joe Termini") (billed as a "pantomime comedy act) - plays the violin.
--Audience bows: General David Sarnoff (radio pioneer); Private Joe Persuno (former Korean War POW)
On film: a Also, a film clip from the movie "Titanic" with Barbara Stanwyck and Clifton Webb
--Roberta Peters (singer, of the Metropolitan Opera)
--Jan Peerce (singer)
--Jimmie McHugh (lyricist-composer, wrote "Sunny Side of the Street," "Don't Blame Me" and "South American Way")
--Jose Greco (Spanish Flamenco dancer)
--Mickey Mantle and Johnny Mize (of the New York Yankees)
--Wally Boag (comedian-ventriloquist)
--Willie West and McGinty (comedy team)
--The Maequis Monkeys
--On film: A scene from the movie "Never Let Me Go" starring Clark Gable and Gene Tierney.
--Nanette Fabray (actress-singer)
--Senor Wences (ventriloquist)
--Bobby Clark (actor, appeared in several Broadway musical comedies)
--Fisk University Jubilee Singers (from Nashville, TN)
--The Dunhills (tap dancers)
--On film: A scene from the movie "Small Town Girl" starring Jane Powell & Farley Granger. --The Gae Foster Toastettes
--Lilli Palmer and Rex Harrison (actors) - perform a scene from George Bernard Shaw's play "Caesar and Cleopatra"
--Elaine Dunne (dancer)
--Charles Coburn and Sherry Jackson (actors) - appear on stage to talk with Ed about their new film "Trouble Along the Way." On film: Clips are shown from "Trouble Along the Way" starring John Wayne, Donna Reed, Charles Coburn and Sherry Jackson.
--Billy De Wolfe (comedian)
--Billy Ward's Dominoes (singers-instrumentalists)
--The University of Michigan Glee Club (choral group)
--On film: A scene from the movie "Small Town Girl" with Jane Powell.
--The Gae Foster Toastettes (dancers, regular cast members)
--Cab Calloway (singer, from the Broadway musical "Porgy and Bess") - performs selections from "Porgy and Bess"
--Gracie Fields (English music-hall star)
--The Szonys (European dance team)
--The Notre Dame Glee Club (choral singers)
--Cavalcade of Clowns (25 clowns from Ringling Brothers-Barnum & Bailey Circus) (another source listed 30 clowns)
--Burton's Birds (trained animal act)
--On film: A scene from the movie "The President's Lady" starring Susan Hayward and Charlton Heston.
--The Gae Foster Toastettes (dancers, regular cast members)
--The Harlem Globetrotters (basketball players)
--Georgie Tapps (dancer who combines ballet with tap dancing)
--Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse (authors of the book "Call Me Madam") Also, a movie clip from "Call Me Madam" with Ethel Merman is shown.
A Salute to Rodgers & Hammerstein (in celebration of the 10th anniversary of "Oklahoma," which opened Mar 31, 1943 on Broadway.)
--Rise Stevens and Mario Del Monaco (singers, both of the Metropolitan Opera) - perform songs by Rodgers & Hammerstein.
--Also, as an added salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein, Ed presents a film of the late Gertrude Lawrence singing "Getting to Know You" and "Whistle a Happy Tune" (both songs from "The King and I") The film is from Lawrence's 1951 "Toast of the Town" appearance.
--Lilli Palmer and David Burns (actors) - appear in "Jealousy," a scene from the Broadway revue "Two's Company."
--Debbie Reynolds (actress) - appears on stage with Ed.
--On film: Scenes from the movie "I Love Melvin" with Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor.
--Shirley Booth (actress, currently appearing in the Broadway play "The Time of the Cuckoo")
--Rita Hayworth (actress)
--Burl Ives (folk singer)
--Roberta Peters (soprano, of the Metropolitan opera)
--The Vienna Boys Choir
1953 St. Patrick's Day show
with scheduled guests:
--Harry James (bandleader)
--Gracie Fields (English singer)
--Helen Kane (singer, the original "Boop-Boop-A-Doop" girl)
--An "In The Park" sketch (based on the CBS children's puppet series) with Bill Sears, and puppeteers Paul Ritts and Mary Holliday.
--The West Point Cadet Glee Club
--The Gae Foster Roxyettes (dancers, regular cast)
--Victor Moore (actor)
--Georgia Gibbs (singer)
--Patachou (French chanteuse)
--Vaughn Monroe (singer, bandleader)
--Sam Levenson (comedian-humorist)
--On film? Richard Widmark and Don Taylor (actors) in a scene from their movie "Destination Gobi"
--The Gae Foster Toastettes (dancers, series regulars)
Johnnie Ray sings "Walkin' My Baby Back Home," "The Little White Cloud That Cried" and "I'm Gonna Walk and Talk With My Lord."
Additional guests (scheduled):
--Betty and Jane Kean (comedy team).
--From the Broadway play 'Hazel Flagg,' Helen Gallagher and the chorus perform "You're Gonna Dance With Me, Willie."
--Bevo Francis (high scoring college basketball player)
--The Carzonis (acrobats)
--Joe Termini (pantomimist & musician)
--On film: A scene from the movie "Battle Circus" with Humphrey Bogart and June Allyson is shown.
--Frankie Laine (singer)
--George Gobel (comedian-humorist)
--Jimmy Boyd (singer & TV actor)
--Andrés Segovia (Spanish guitarist)
--John Forsythe and Marie Riva (actors) - perform a scene from Noel Coward's "Cavalcade"
--Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor (actors, co-stars in the motion picture "I Love Melvin")
"The Record Industry Story" - A Salute to the Recording Industry's 75th Anniversary with scheduled guests:
--Established (older) recording acts including Josh White, William Oakland, Helen Kane, Vincent Lopez and George M. Cohan, Jr.
--New recording acts including Teresa Brewer, Toni Arden, Jimmy Boyd, Joni James and Molly Bee.
--Additional recording acts: Eileen Barton and Roberta Peters, Gene Autry, and Honeychile Robinson.
--Bing Crosby (actor) - introduces a scene from his movie "Going My Way"
--An excerpt from Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors"
--The Bair Puppets (possibly the "Blair Puppets")
Ed Sullivan narrates "The Life Story of Walt Disney." To prepare for this show, Ed flew to the West Coast and spent 3 days on the Disney lot gathering material including audio recordings and films.
--Walt Disney guest stars. With help from Donald Duck, Disney tells his life story. Walt demonstrates how he created some of his beloved characters. All of Disney's characters from Mickey Mouse (1928) to "Peter Pan" (1953), his latest production, were to be covered on this show. Also, a look at the filming of his famous productions "Steamboat Willie," "The Three Little Pigs," "Snow White" and "Peter Pan" with behind the scene footage.
Also scheduled to appear:
--The Step Brothers (aka The Four Step Brothers) (dance team)
--Gary Cooper (actor) - introduces a film clip from his movie "High Noon"
--Myron Cohen (comedian, story teller)
--Mario Del Monico (opera singer)
--Monica Lewis and Bert Nagle
--Gae Foster Roxyettes
--Ed Wynn (comedian) - is still hanging around back stage from last week, waiting to do his trapeze act.
--Patricia Marand & Jack Cassidy (actors) - perform scene from the Broadway musical "Wish You Were Here" & sing "So Young But A Moment Ago"
--Eileen O'Dare (demonstrates a few dance steps for Ed Wynn)
--Patachou (French chanteuse) - "Au Paris" & "Why Don't You Believe Me"
--Robert E. Sherwood - introduces Black Watch Regiment to honor Scottish Poet Robert Burns.
--The Black Watch Regiment Pipe & Drum Corp - unidentified music
--Gae Foster Roxyettes (dance troupe) - "Take The High Road" & "Auld Lang Syne"
--Mercedes McCambridge & Jim Nolan (actors) - perform a scene from the 1945 play "Hope for the Best."
--Audience bows: Piper Laurie, Jeryl Johnson
--On film: movie clip from "Mississippi Gambler" with Tyrone Power & Piper Laurie
--Ed Wynn (comedian)
--Joni James (singer) - "Why Don't You Believe Me?"
--Tony Martin (singer)
--Margaret Brown (tap dancer)
--The Jackson Michigan Zouave Drill Team
--Margaret Sullavan, Alan Webb and James Hanley (actors) perform a scene from their Broadway play "The Deep Blue Sea."
--Jack Cassidy and Patricia Marand (actors, from the Broadway musical "Wish You Were Here")
--Guy Mitchell (singer)
--Ogden Nash (poet, writer & lyricist)
--On film: A clip from the movie "Above and Beyond" with Robert Taylor and Eleanor Parker.
--Billy Eckstine (singer, billed as "the Great Mr. 'B'")
--Bill Sears, Maria Riva and Mickey Deems appear in a comedy sketch.
--Phil Spitalny with his all-girl orchestra.
--The Phil Jones Dancers
--Eileen O'Dare (French acrobat & Folies Bergere headliner)
--Billy Spears (puppeteer)
--Tony Despirito (jockey)
--Gloria DeHaven (singer)
--Bobby Clark (aka Bobbie Clark) (comedian)
--Ronnie Graham (aka Ronny Graham) (comedian, from the Broadway revue "New Faces")
--The Phil Jones Group (dancers)
--Tony and Sally DeMarco (dancers)
--Gautier's Steeplechase (trained animal act)
--Sonja Henie (world famous ice skater & actress) - makes her "Toast of the Town" debut with an ice-skating performance (from the stage of the Roxy Theatre).
--Lilli Palmer (stage and movie actress)
--Hume Cronyn & Jessica Tandy (actors) - perform a scene from "Alice in Wonderland" (with Lilli Palmer?)
--Victoria de Los Angeles (soprano)
--Jackie Gleason (TV comedian)
Other guests (scheduled to appear):
--Red Buttons (comedian)
--The Step Brothers (dance troupe)
--Lisa Kirk (singer)
--Jose Greco (dancer)
--Gene Jainaj (spelling?)
--Bob Hope (on film)
"The Samuel Goldwyn Story"
featuring Samuel Goldwyn
Also appearing (possibly film clips):
--Gary Cooper (on film)
--Will Rogers (on film)
--Babe Ruth (on film)
Also, a film clip of Will Rogers.
Clips from memorable Goldwyn movies:
--Bob Hope, in a scene from "The Princess and the Pirate" (1944)
--Danny Kaye, in a scene from "Hans Christian Andersen" (1952)
--Eddie Cantor, in a scene from "Kid from Spain" (1932)
--Nelson Eddy (operatic singer & movie actor)
--Roberta Peters (opera singer)
--Ronny Graham (comedian, from the Broadway revue "New Faces" aka "Leonard Sillman's New Faces of 1952")
--Leslie Randall (British comedian)
--Collier's All-American Football Team
--Phil Moore's Flock (aka Phil Moore and His Orchestra)
--The Princeton Triangle Club
--The Pierro Brothers
--Les Paul & Mary Ford - perform "Lady Of Spain" and "Baby Come Home"("Baby Coming Home")
--Paul Lynde (comedian) - stand-up routine: Carl Cankerin just back from Africa (bandage on his head & on crutches).
--Johnny Mize (of the New York Yankees) - Ed Holds a baseball bat for the introduction, shows film clip of Mize at the 1952 World Series, Mize comes on stage for a batting demonstration.
--Christopher Lynch (Irish tenor) - "Mighty 'Lak A Rose"
--"My Darling Aida" cast - Forty cast members dance and do the Bull Run Victory Celebration scene from the play "My Darling Aida" (Music by Verde).
--The Dagenhan Girls (10 Woman Scottish Bagpipe Band) - play Scottish medley (Scottish jig).
--Clifford Guest (ventriloquist with Lester) - routine: British Foxhound impression, Lester sings "How Dry We Are" And "Won't Go In The Case"
--On film: Henry Fonda does an announcement for Radio Free Europe.
--Toastettes (dancers) - appear during "Lady of Spain" (Paul & Ford performance), and at end of show.
--Edith Piaf (French chanteuse) - "La Vie En Rose" & "La Cordianiste"
--Henry Fonda (actor) - plays a scene from the play "Mr. Roberts"
--Mario del Monaco (opera singer) - "Pagliacci"
--University Of Pennsylvania Mask & Wig Club - 12 men (6 of them dressed as women) perform modern dances in Colonial costumes.
--Leslie Randall (British comedian) - does a routine about smoking.
--Harrison And Fisher (comic ballroom dancers) - mock serious dance with intentional blunders
Bert Lahr tribute ("The Bert Lahr Story") with Lahr appearing in three sketches:
(1) A baseball sketch with a baseball coach (Lahr) being interviewed by a reporter (played by Art Carney).
(2) "Schneider's Miracle" - Lahr as a garbage man picking up litter in Central Park.
(3) "The Wood Chooper" - Woodchopper Bert sings to his ax.
--The Delta Ryhthm Boys (R&B group) - sing "Dem Bones"
--Barry Fitzgerald (comedian)
--Pat Harrington, Jay Villa and Rob Chambers - salute the upcomming Presidental election by singing "I Like Ike."
--Barry Fitzgerald recites an excerpt from Abe Lincoln's second inaugural speech.
--Nanci Crompton (ballerina) appears on stage with Ed.
--Harry Mimmo (Italian pantomime artist, comedian, tap dancer) - dances and does a comedy routine.
--Mimi Benzell (opera singer) - unknown song
--Show closes with ballet dancers on performing on stage (while closing credits roll).
--Frankie Laine sings "Jezebel," "High Noon & Sunny Side of the Street."
--Sugar Ray Robinson (middleweight boxing champion) - tap dances
--On film: Barry Fitzgerald & Maureen O'Hara in a movie clip from "The Quiet Man."
--Barry Fitzgerald (movie actor) - appears live on stage and is interviewed by Ed.
--Alec Templeton (singer & piano player) - performs the Aria from "Samson & Delilah" and sings "Give Me Your Name, Age, Height And "
--Les Compagnons De La Chanson (nine man vocal group from France) - "The Three Bells."
--The Szonys (ballet team) - perform a Pas de Deux
Audience bows: Terry Moore, Joy Godbethere
--Joe E. Lewis (comedian & nightclub entertainer)
--Connie Russell (entertainer, billed as "Connie Russel & The Boys")
--Smith and Dale (comedy team)
--Harry Mimmo (Italian comedian)
--Vera McNary & Group (marimba quintet, xylophonists)
--Lew Parker (comedian)
--On film: a movie clip from "Happy Time" with Charles Boyer, Marsha Hunt, Louis Jourdan and Linda Christian.
--Pearl Bailey (singer)
--Bill Bailey (dancer, brother of Pearl Bailey)
--Hilde Gueden (operatic soprano of the Metropolitan Opera)
--Nanci Crompton (ballerina)
--Harry Memo (comedian-impressionist)
--Jay Sissler (trained dog act)
--Arnell & Brask (acrobats)
"A Night At Sophie Tucker's House" - broadcast from Tucker's living room.
--Sophie Tucker talks about a proposed movie based on her life, with Betty Hutton playing her. (Note: It appears that this "proposed" movie was never made.)
--Bill Kenny and the Inkspots perform "If I Didn't Care," "Java Jive" and "You Are Happiness"
--Ed talks with Lili Palmer and Rex Harrison. The couple talk about their movie "The Four Poster."
--Rex Harrison and Lili Palmer perform a scene from "The Four Poster."
--unknown comedian - Dazz Rocko (??) routine
--Harry Nimmo (Italian dancer & comedian) - song and dance impressions
--Gloria Lesso - sings "All of Me" (Introduced by Sophie as the winner of the Cigar Harvest Festival Contest)
--Sophie Tucker - sings medley: "I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover," "After You've Gone," "Nobody Loves a Fat Girl" and "Some of These Days" --Ed Sullivan and Sophie dance to a recording of "Mr. Pagini" (with Sophie singing along to the record)
Additional guest (scheduled to appear but not on the above notes):
--Ronny Graham (comedian from Broadway's "New Faces")
This is the conclusion of the 2-Part ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Story, with a look at the past 50 years of American music.
Scheduled guests include:
--W.C. Handy (79-year-old composer, known as the "Father of the Blues")
Additional scheduled guests (appearing on this show or the previous week):
--Les Compagnons de la Chanson
--Patricia Marand (singer)
The Story of ASCAP (Part 1)
A salute to the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, which was established in ASCAP was established in 1914.
Guests (listed in a review of this episode):
--Harold Arlen, Peter De Rose and Mabel Wayne (composers) - performed their compositions on the piano. Harold Arlen and Mabel Wayne also sang their songs.
--Joe Howard (composer and vaudeville performer) - performed one of his songs.
Additional guests (scheduled to appear, this week and next):
--Les Compagnons de la Chanson
--W.C. Handy (79-year-old composer, known as the "Father of the Blues")
--Patricia Marand (singer)
--Edith Piaf (French chanteuse) sings "Padam, Padam, Padam" & "Jezebel"
--Pat O'Brian (stage and movie actor) - reads "What Is A Little Girl" then does a silent poker game (possibly a pantomime sketch).
--Joe E. Lewis (comedian) - stand-up comedy routine: Vegas, Hollywood, politics, introduces pianist George Apply, and sings "Ghost Riders In The Sky."
--Ed presents "Look Magazine's Award for Top Baseball Players of the Year" (aka The All-American Baseball Team of 1952) Winners: Phil Rizzuto, Bobby Shantz, Allie Reynolds, Yogi Berra, Ferris Fain, Hank Bauer, Mickey Mantle. (Ed Weir joins players on stage).
--Van Velts (acrobatic team of 2 men & 2 women)
--Dancers Of Bali (Indonesian Balinese dancing troupe) - "Dance Of The Bumblebee" and, later in show, entire group performs the "Monkey Dance."
Audience bows: Jacques Peel, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Harold Arlen
--Phil Silvers (comedian, from Broadway's "Top Banana")
--Toni Arden (singer)
--Hubert Castle (wire walker, trapeze comedian)
--Lou Wills Jr. (tap dancer)
--Walter Dare Wahl (comedian)
--The Angeliers (or Angellers) (four women harpists)
--The Harvest Moon Champions (winners of the dance contest)