Toast of the Town - Season 5

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Episode Guide

  • September 6, 1953
    September 6, 1953
    Episode 52
    9/6/53
    7.1

    Scheduled guests:
    --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)
    --Chris Cross

  • August 30, 1953
    August 30, 1953
    Episode 51
    8/30/53
    0.0

    Guests:
    --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)

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  • August 23, 1953
    August 23, 1953
    Episode 50
    8/23/53
    0.0

    Music:
    --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."
    Comedy:
    --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)
    Also appearing:
    --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).

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  • August 16, 1953
    August 16, 1953
    Episode 49
    8/16/53
    0.0

    Guests:
    --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

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  • August 9, 1953
    August 9, 1953
    Episode 48
    8/9/53
    0.0

    Music:
    --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."
    Also appearing:
    --Burt Lancaster talks to Ed about "From Here to Eternity."
    --Bobby Brandt (dancer) - does a solo dance. (Segment begins with 6 couples dancing.)
    --Ching (magician)
    --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)

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  • August 2, 1953
    August 2, 1953
    Episode 47
    8/2/53
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --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)

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  • July 26, 1953
    July 26, 1953
    Episode 46
    7/26/53
    0.0

    Music:
    --Rosemary Clooney sings "Boy Wanted" and "Stick With Me."
    Broadway:
    --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").
    Filmed segment:
    --Ed Sullivan and others in Quantico, Virginia.

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  • July 19, 1953
    July 19, 1953
    Episode 45
    7/19/53
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --Ralph Meeker (guest host, actor from Broadway's "Picnic")
    --Ted Lewis
    --Connie Russell
    --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"

  • July 12, 1953
    July 12, 1953
    Episode 44
    7/12/53
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --Gordon MacRae (guest host)
    --Jack Carter (comedian)
    --Baudy's Greyhounds (a dog act)
    --Ben Dova (comic contortionist)
    --Murat Chanters (Shriners chorus from Indianapolis)

  • July 5, 1953
    July 5, 1953
    Episode 43
    7/5/53
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --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)
    --The Workmans
    --Larry Thompson
    Also: Contestants (16 international beauties) in the Miss Universe Contest.

  • June 28, 1953
    June 28, 1953
    Episode 42
    6/28/53
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --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)

  • June 21, 1953
    June 21, 1953
    Episode 41
    6/21/53
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --Gracie Fields (guest host)
    --Kay Starr
    --Jan Peerce (opera tenor)
    --Jimmy Nelson
    --Ben Hardesty (champion fly caster)
    --The Arnaut Brothers (acrobats)

  • June 14, 1953: 5th Anniversary Show
    6/14/53
    0.0

    5th Anniversary Show (aka Double Birthday Show)
    Scheduled:
    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.

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  • June 7, 1953: The Marge and Gower Champion Story

    "The Marge and Gower Champion Story" - A tribute to Marge and Gower Champion.
    Scheduled guests:
    --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).

  • May 31, 1953
    May 31, 1953
    Episode 38
    5/31/53
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --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

  • May 24, 1953
    May 24, 1953
    Episode 37
    5/24/53
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --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)
    --Kajar (magician)

  • May 17, 1953: The Josh Logan Story
    5/17/53
    0.0

    "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

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  • May 10, 1953
    May 10, 1953
    Episode 35
    5/10/53
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --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

  • May 3, 1953
    May 3, 1953
    Episode 34
    5/3/53
    0.0

    Guests:
    --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

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  • April 26, 1953
    April 26, 1953
    Episode 33
    4/26/53
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --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.

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  • April 19, 1953
    April 19, 1953
    Episode 32
    4/19/53
    0.0

    Scheduled Guests:
    --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

  • April 12, 1953
    April 12, 1953
    Episode 31
    4/12/53
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --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)
    --Giuseppe Baggi
    --On film: A scene from the movie "Small Town Girl" with Jane Powell.
    Also appearing:
    --The Gae Foster Toastettes (dancers, regular cast members)

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  • April 5, 1953
    April 5, 1953
    Episode 30
    4/5/53
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --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.
    Also appearing:
    --The Gae Foster Toastettes (dancers, regular cast members)

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  • March 29, 1953
    March 29, 1953
    Episode 29
    3/29/53
    8.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --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.

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  • March 22, 1953
    March 22, 1953
    Episode 28
    3/22/53
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --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

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  • March 15, 1953: St. Patrick's Day Show

    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
    Also appearing:
    --The Gae Foster Roxyettes (dancers, regular cast)

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  • March 8, 1953
    March 8, 1953
    Episode 26
    3/8/53
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --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"
    Also appearing:
    --The Gae Foster Toastettes (dancers, series regulars)

  • March 1, 1953
    March 1, 1953
    Episode 25
    3/1/53
    0.0

    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.

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  • February 22, 1953
    February 22, 1953
    Episode 24
    2/22/53
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --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")

  • February 15, 1953: The Record Industry Story

    Scheduled:
    "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.
    Also scheduled:
    --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")

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  • February 8, 1953: The Walt Disney Story

    Scheduled:
    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)

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  • February 1, 1953
    February 1, 1953
    Episode 21
    2/1/53
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --Gary Cooper (actor) - introduces a film clip from his movie "High Noon"
    --Ted Lewis
    --Myron Cohen (comedian, story teller)
    --The Harmonicats
    --Mario Del Monico (opera singer)
    --Monica Lewis and Bert Nagle
    --Gae Foster Roxyettes

  • January 25, 1953
    January 25, 1953
    Episode 20
    1/25/53
    0.0

    Guests:
    --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

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  • January 18, 1953
    January 18, 1953
    Episode 19
    1/18/53
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --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

  • January 11, 1953
    January 11, 1953
    Episode 18
    1/11/53
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --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.

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  • January 4, 1953
    January 4, 1953
    Episode 17
    1/4/53
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --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)
    --Bobby Clark
    --Tony Despirito (jockey)

  • December 28, 1952
    December 28, 1952
    Episode 16
    12/28/52
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --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)

  • December 21, 1952
    December 21, 1952
    Episode 15
    12/21/52
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --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).
    --Clifton Webb
    --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)

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  • December 14, 1952
    December 14, 1952
    Episode 14
    12/14/52
    0.0

    Guest host:
    --Jackie Gleason (TV comedian)
    Other guests (scheduled to appear):
    --Red Buttons (comedian)
    --The Step Brothers (dance troupe)
    --Lisa Kirk (singer)
    --Jose Greco (dancer)
    --Baudy's Greyhounds
    --Gene Jainaj (spelling?)
    --Bob Hope (on film)

  • December 7, 1952: The Samuel Goldwyn Story

    "The Samuel Goldwyn Story"
    featuring Samuel Goldwyn
    Also appearing (possibly film clips):
    --Dana Andrews
    --Vilma Banky
    --Eddie Cantor
    --Ronald Coleman
    --Gary Cooper (on film)
    --Geraldine Farrar
    --Frederic March
    --Merle Oberon
    --Lawrence Olivier
    --Will Rogers (on film)
    --Harold Russell
    --Babe Ruth (on film)
    --Teresa Wright
    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)

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  • November 30, 1952
    November 30, 1952
    Episode 12
    11/30/52
    0.0

    Scheduled guests:
    --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

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  • November 23, 1952
    November 23, 1952
    Episode 11
    11/23/52
    0.0

    Guests:
    --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.

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  • November 16, 1952
    November 16, 1952
    Episode 10
    11/16/52
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    Guests:
    --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

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  • November 9, 1952
    November 9, 1952
    Episode 9
    11/9/52
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    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.
    Additional guests:
    --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).

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  • November 2, 1952
    November 2, 1952
    Episode 8
    11/2/52
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    Guests:
    --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

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  • October 26, 1952
    October 26, 1952
    Episode 7
    10/26/52
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    Scheduled guests:
    --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.

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  • October 19, 1952
    October 19, 1952
    Episode 6
    10/19/52
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    Scheduled guests:
    --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)

  • October 12, 1952: A Night At Sophie Tucker's House

    "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")

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  • October 5, 1952: The Story of ASCAP, Part 2

    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")
    --Ray Henderson
    --Vaughn Monroe
    --Fritzi Scheff
    Additional scheduled guests (appearing on this show or the previous week):
    --Les Compagnons de la Chanson
    --Clark Dennis
    --Dorothy Fields
    --Joe Howard
    --Alice Lawler
    --Patricia Marand (singer)
    --Lauritz Melchior
    --Jack Norworth
    --Maude Nugent
    --Ernie Rose
    --Harry Tierney
    --Mabel Wayne

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  • September 28, 1952: The Story of ASCAP, Part 1

    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
    --Clark Dennis
    --Dorothy Fields
    --W.C. Handy (79-year-old composer, known as the "Father of the Blues")
    --Ray Henderson
    --Alice Lawler
    --Patricia Marand (singer)
    --Lauritz Melchior
    --Vaughn Monroe
    --Jack Norworth
    --Maude Nugent
    --Ernie Rose
    --Fritzi Scheff
    --Harry Tierney

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  • September 21, 1952
    September 21, 1952
    Episode 2
    9/21/52
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    Guests:
    --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

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  • September 14, 1952
    September 14, 1952
    Episode 1
    9/14/52
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    Scheduled guests:
    --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)

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