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--Julius La Rosa, backed up by a Navy Band, sings "Suddenly There's A Valley."
--Winners of the U.S. Navy's annual talent contest.
Scheduled to appear:
--Admiral Arleigh Albert Burke, the new Chief of Naval Operations, nicknamed "31-knot Burke."
--Capt. Richard S. McCutchen, a contestant who recently won $64K on the TV quiz show "The $64,000 Question."
--The Marquis Chimpanzees (trained animal act).
--Phil Silvers, Harvey Lembeck, Paul Ford and Herbie Faye perform a scene from their upcoming TV series "You'll Never Get Rich" (a.k.a. "Sergeant Bilko") which premieres on September 20, 1955.
---Jane Russell and Jeanne Crain perform an excerpt (probably a song and dance) from their new film, "Gentlemen Marry Brunettes." Also, a clip from the movie is shown.
--The Ames Brothers (vocal group) - "Sailing Along on Moonlight Bay."
Other guests (scheduled to appear):
--The Brooklyn Dodgers (the entire baseball team).
--Winners of the Harvest Moon Ball dance contest.
Note: Shelley Winters and Lillian Gish were scheduled to perform a scene from their new film, "Night of the Hunter." But Shelley Winters became ill. The director and producer of the movie (Charles Laughton and Paul Gregory) were also scheduled to appear. The "Night of the Hunter" cast and crew were re-scheduled for 25Sep55 show (listed on the "Ed Sullivan Show" guide).moreless
Audience bows: Rosalind Russell & her husband Fred; Harry Phillips & Sindey James (publisher & managing editor of Sports Illustrated); Spencer Love (CEO of Burlington Industries, mentioned but not seen until later in show); and Marvie Mayor.
12-minute segment (probably on film): Interviews with sports stars Eddie Arcaro (jockey), Willie Shoemaker (jockey), Joe Lewis, Jack Dempsey, Ben Hogan (golfer), Maurice Richard, George Welch (Navy football hero), Maurice Stokes, Reverend Bob Richards (pole vaulter), D. Walker, Briggs Cunningham, Bob Grimm, Don Newcombe (baseball star), Bob Cousy (Celtics basketball player); Steve Nagey, Arnold Sowell, and tennis stars Tony Trabert, Louise Brough, & Bill Talbert. [This segment might also include interviews with Arne Sowell (track star) and Ted Williams (baseball star).]moreless
Other guests: --Bill Haley and his Comets - "Rock Around The Clock" --Mindy Carson - "Wake The Town" and "My Heart Belongs To Daddy" --Max Bygraves (British comedian) - routine with singing and comic goose
Audience bows: Joel McRea; John Kelly (Commissioner of State Police In Connecticut); Lawrence Langer (of the Shakespeare Festival Theater)moreless
"Tops in Blue" - the U. S. Air Force world-wide talent contest with featured acts: --the Harmonica Riffs --the Sunset Playboys (singers) --the Harmonettes (singers) --J.R. Berggren (billed as a "card manipulator")
Guests (appearing on first 30 minutes of show): --The Chordettes (vocal group) - "Hummingbird" & "Dixie Danny" --Naval Aviation Cadet Choir (from Pensacola) - "Anchors Aweigh" --Rufe Davis - plays guitar and sings "Old Mac Donald" (makes animal noises). --The Gaudsmith Brothers (dog act) - 2 brothers with poodles clown around on deck & do acrobatics. --Jay Marshall (comedian doing stand-up in front of big navy guns) - Navy humor, does ring tricks
Other guests (scheduled): --The Step Brothers (tap dancers) --The Mariners (vocal group) --Priscilla Wright (singer) --The Piero Brothers (jugglers) --The Marcellos (acrobats)moreless
7th Anniversary show
--Bob Hope, who first appeared on "Talk of the Town" in 1948, does a little bit of a comedy routine. Then he performs "The Sand Dance" routine to music from "The Seven Little Foys." (Children from "The Seven Little Foys" appear with Hope later in the show.)
--Pearl Bailey (singer) - "Nobody"
--Will Jordan - impersonates Ed Sullivan.
--Smith and Dale (comedians, perform their Dr. Kronkheit sketch)
--Joe Howard (Vaudeville song-and-dance man) - sings "Hello My Baby," "Goodbye My Lady Love" and one other song (possibly "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now")
--Famous athletes (introduced by Ed): Jack (Jim) Flick (golf champion), Archie Moore (boxer) , Charlie Johnson (Moore's manager)
--Milton Caniff (cartoonist).
Scheduled guests (aboard the ship): --Burl Ives --Jack E. Leonard (comedian, billed as "Fat Jack" E. Leonard) --June Valli (singer) Also: Arizona Boys Choir; Richard Hearne; the Balladinis (English jugglers); the Marine Drill Team; and the band of the USS Wisconsin.moreless
On film: Interviews with Hollywood stars Bing Crosby; Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron, Claudette Colbert, Joan Crawford, Jennifer Jones, Jane Russell, Betty Grable (with husband Harry James), Jeanne Crain, Maureen O'Hara, Victor Mature, Clifton Webb and Robert Cummings.moreless
On film: Greetings from Hollywood stars Robert Wagner, Irene Dunn, Dan Dailey, Arlene Dahl, and Richard Todd.
Audience bows: Tony Demarco; Charlotte Brooksmoreless
Tribute to Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein
--Celeste Holm - I Can't Say No" (from "Oklahoma") and "A Fellow Needs A Girl" (from "Allegro")
--Florence Henderson & John Raitt - "People Will Say We're In Love."
--Florence Henderson & Gary Wright - "Be Kind to Your Parents."
--University Of Oklahoma Glee Club - "Oklahoma."
--Robert S. Kerr - Senator From Oklahoma talks about the musical "Oklahoma," his state & America.
--Barbara Cook - "Many A New Day" (from "Oklahoma" with dancers).
--Richard Colett sings "Surry With Fringe On Top" in Swedish.
--Augustana College Choir sings "Oh What A Beautiful Morning" in Swedish.
--Ed Interviews Oscar Hammerstein & Richard Rodgers who discuss the song writing process.
--Richard Rodgers conducts orchestra for "Oklahoma" with entire cast joining in vocals.
--Emmett Kelly (cameo, wanders on stage towards end of show)
Audience bows: Dahl H. Davis, Robert Bastermoreless
--Victor Borge (skates out on ice) --Peg Leg Bates (tap dancer; dance routine, tap dance routine, tells leg jokes) --The Maxsons (ice skating pair) --The Old Smoothies (older couple dance to "Shine On Harvest Moon") --Ice Capades "Tropicana" production number. --Rudy Horn (unicyclist, tosses cups, saucers, etc on his head) --Donna Atwood (skater, skates to medley of Irish songs) --Irish Festival Singers - perform an Irish medley --Forgie And Larson ("Ice Capade" performers, do a badminton match) --Vernon & Bumpy (child acrobats)moreless
--Film clip: Gertrude Lawrence singing "Getting to Know You" (1951 "Toast of the Town" clip) --Sarah Churchill talks about Gertrude Lawrence & her Cockney roots --Mindy Carson - "Sunny Side of the Street" & "Someday I'll Find You Jenny" --Lily Pons - "The Bell Song" from "Lakme" --Gracie Fields (comedian, does a party routine & sings "Whistle A Happy Tune") --Judith Anderson - scene from "Medea" --Helen Hayes - talks about Gertrude Lawrence, Bible reading --Dorothy Sarnoff - "Shall We Dance?" from "The King and I"
Audience bows: Richard Stoddard Aldridge (Gertrude Lawrence's husband); Grady Harris, Harry Ruggles
On film: Beatrice Lillie on stage in London. She sings "Life Is Sweet."moreless
--Maureen O'Hara (actress) - talks to Ed about her movie "The Long Grey Line" followed by a clip from the film. (Film also stars Tyrone Power.) --Eddie Fisher - "April Showers," "Mammy" & "A Man Chases A Girl" (backed up by an unseen Debbie Reynolds) --Teresa Brewer - sings "I've Got A Crush On You" & "How Come You Do Me Like You Do" --Marge & Gower Champion (dancers) - "Let's Dance" & "Meetin' Time" (song & dance) --Actors appearing together on stage: Diane Foster, Robert Francis, Kim Novak, Donald Crisp, Maureen O'Hara & Merty Maher. (Note: Jack Lemmon, Betsy Palmer, Harry Carey Jr., and Gloria Krieger were also scheduled to appear but they are not mentioned on the transcript.) --General Jacob L. Devers & Merty Maher (writer of the book "Bring Up The Brass") are brought on stage with O'Hara. General Devers makes a patriotic speech. --The West Point Glee Club - "America The Beautiful" --Audience bows: Rod Steiger; Jack Cohn (Columbia Pictures president); Carol Haney
Film clips: --"It Happened One Night" clip with Claudette Colbert & Clark Gable where Gable undresses --"Mr. Deeds Goes To Town" clip with Gary Cooper & Jean Arthur --"Gilda" clip with Rita Hayworth singing and dancing --"Born Yesterday" clip with Judy Holliday & Broderick Crawford --"From Here To Eternity" clip where Burt Lancaster & Deborah Kerr roll in the surf. Also: Montgomery Clift & Frank Sinatra --"The Caine Mutiny" clip with Humphrey Bogart, Jose Ferrer, Van Johnson --"On The Waterfront" clip with Marlon Brando & Rod Steigermoreless
Also appearing: --Teresa Brewer --Princeton Triangle Club performs a scene from their latest production --Jay Marshall (comedian)
Scheduled guest: --Lou Littlemoreless
On film: Ed visits the London set of the John Huston movie "Moby Dick." Included is an interview with Gregory Peck, who plays Captain Ahab.moreless
Scheduled (but not on transcript): --From the Broadway play: Martin Gabel and Berry Kroeger in "Reclining Figure," a comedy about the doings of a suave New York art dealer and his fake renoir painting.moreless
On film: A comedy bit between Ed and Bing Crosby filmed at Pebble Beach, CA. The film ends with Bing singing "White Christmas."moreless
On film: Clips from the Judy Garland movie "A Star is Born" (Believed to be the first preview of the movie.)moreless
Film clips: (1) "Bataan" clip with Desi Arnaz & Robert Taylor; (2) "The Long Long Trailer" clip with Lucy & Desi; (3) "I Love Lucy" clip where Lucy gives birth to Little Ricky.moreless
Scheduled guests in New York include: --Los Chavales De Espagna with Trini Reyes (Spanish singing and instrumental group) --"The Happy Wanderers" (a children's choir from Obernkirchen, Germany, making their U.S. TV debut) --Augie & Margo (dance team)moreless