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Starring Elena Verdugo as Millie Bronson
Season 3 (CBS) (1954-55)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Robert Leszczak / Tom Alger [Updated Nov 2017]
references:
TV Guide /   Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)


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CBS Tuesdays 9:00 PM Eastern

Beginning in Sept. 1954, Los Angeles viewers saw the episodes on a same-day basis (same day as the live broadcasts).
Prior to this LA got the episodes a day, or sometimes even a week, late.

Cast:
Elena Verdugo … Millie Bronson
Florence Halop … Mama Bronson (Millie's mother)
Marvin Kaplan … Alfred Prinzmetal (Millie's friend)
Ross Ford … Johnny "J.R." Boone, Jr. (Millie's boyfriend)
Roland Winters … J.R. Boone Sr. (Millie's boss)
Isabel Randolph … Mrs. Boone (Boone Sr's wife)

Sponsors:
Carter Products, Inc. (for Arrid)
Pharmaceuticals Inc. (for Geritol)
(O'Cedar Corp. might have also been a sponsor).


3.01 [59] Meet Millie: THE TWO GIFTS
16Mar54 CBS Tue. 9pm ET (live)
16Mar54 Tucson, AZ, KOPO-13 (live)
Los Angeles: 23Mar54 Tues. 9pm (kine)
prod. no. 54-1 / copyright 1954
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julian
no synopsis available

3.02 [60] Meet Millie: THE NEW NEIGHBORS
23Mar54 CBS Tue. 9pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 30Mar54 Tues. 9pm (kine)
prod. no. 54-2 / copyright 1954
no synopsis available

3.03 [61] Meet Millie: THE TWO HUSBANDS
30Mar54 CBS Tue. 9pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 06Apr54 Tues. 9pm (kine)
prod. no. 54-3 / copyright 1954
no synopsis available

3.04 [--] Meet Millie: MAMA'S THREE DATES
06Apr1954 CBS Tue. 9pm ET (live)
06Apr54 Tucson, AZ, KOPO-13 (live)
Los Angeles: 13Apr54 Tues. 9pm (kine)
prod. no. 54-4 / copyright 1954
Synopsis:
Millie discovers that Mama is a femme fatale. As far as Mama is concerned, dates comes in clusters as she frantically
tries to juggle three men when they show up at the same time. [Long Beach CA Independent]

3.05 [63] Meet Millie: MAMA AND MILLIE QUARREL
13Apr1954 CBS Tue. 9pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 20Apr54 Tues. 9pm (kine)
prod. no. 54-5 / copyright 1954
no synopsis available

3.06 [--] Meet Millie: ALFRED, THE LOVER
20Apr1954 CBS Tue. 9pm ET (live)
20Apr54 Tucson, AZ, KOPO-13 (live)
Los Angeles: 27Apr54 Tues. 9pm (kine)
prod. no. 54-6 / copyright 1954
Synopsis:
Millie and her mother arrange for two girls to make a play for Alfred to convince him he's a great lover. [Tucson AZ Daily Citizen]

3.07 [--] Meet Millie: SR.'S BIRTHDAY
prod. no. 54-7 / copyright 1954
27Apr1954 CBS Tue 9pm ET (live)
Tucson AZ: 04May54 KOPO-13, Tue. 7pm (kine)
Los Angeles: 04May54 Tues. 9pm (kine)
Synopsis:
Millie and her mother throw a birthday party for her boss. [Tucson AZ Daily Citizen]

3.08 [--] Meet Millie: MAMA'S MEDICINE
prod. no. 54-8 / copyright 1954
--matching episode?
04May1954 CBS Tues. 9pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 11May54 Tues. 9pm (kine)
Synopsis:
The prospective father-in-law visits the household. [New York Times]

3.09 [67] Meet Millie: (episode title possibly "Mama, the Chamber Maid")
11May1954 CBS Tues. 9pm
Tucson, AZ: 18May54 KOPO-13, Tue. 7pm (kine)
Los Angeles: 18May54 Tues. 9pm (kine)
prod. no. 54-9 / (no details)
Synopsis:
Mama takes a job as a chambermaid at a swank hotel in which she was to reside. [11May54 New York Times]
Synopsis 2:
Mother goes off on a vacation and takes a job as chambermaid in a swank hotel. [18May54 Tucson AZ Daily Citizen]
Synopsis 3:
Mama, a chambermaid.
--matching title?
[--] Meet Millie: MAMA, THE CHAMBER MAID
no. ??
1954

3.10 [68] Meet Millie:
18May1954 CBS Tues. 9pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 25May54 Los Angeles (kine)
Tucson, AZ: 25May54 KOPO-13 Tue 7pm (kine)
Synopsis 1:
To surprise Millie, Junior decides to take rumba lessons with a beautiful instructor. [New York Times]
Synopsis 2:
It seems Millie's boy friend is taking rhumba lessons. [Tucson AZ Daily Citizen, 25May54]
--matching episode?
3.x [--] Meet Millie: THE THREE LOLITAS
prod. no. 54-10 / copyright 1954

3.11 [69] Meet Millie: SR. MOVES IN
25May1954 CBS Tues. 9pm
Los Angeles: 01Jun54 Tues. 9pm (kine)
prod. no. 54-11 / copyright 1954
Synopsis:
The boss moves in with the Bronsons and they scheme to get rid of him. [New York Times]

3.12 [70] Meet Millie:
01Jun54 CBS Tue 9pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 08Jun54 Tues. 9pm (kine)
no synopsis available
--matching episode?
3.x [--] Meet Millie: MAMA'S UNROMANTIC DOCTOR
prod. no. 54-12 / copyright 1954

3.13 [71] Meet Millie:
08Jun54 CBS Tue 9pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 15Jun54 Tues. 9pm (kine)
no synopsis available

Note: Both "Two Loves Have I" and "Sr. Needs Glasses" are listed as "prod. no. 54-13"

3.x [--] Meet Millie: TWO LOVES HAVE I
prod. no. 54-13 / copyright 1954

3.x [--] Meet Millie: SR. NEEDS GLASSES
prod. no. 54-13 / copyright 1954
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julian

3.14 [72] Meet Millie: MAMA'S SOAP OPERA
15Jun54 CBS Tue 9pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 22Jun54 Tues. 9pm (kine)
prod. no. 54-14 / copyright 1954
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julian.
Synopsis 1:
Sketch in which Millie's mother identifies herself
with the tragic heroine of a soap opera. [Rochester NY Democrat Chronicle]
Synopsis 2:
Mother starts identifying herself with the tragic heroine of her favorite daytime serial. [15Jun54 Tucson AZ Daily Citizen]
Synopsis 3:
Soap-operas bathe Mama in gloom. [New York Times]

3.15 [73] Meet Millie: (unknown title)
22Jun54 CBS Tue 9pm ET (live)
Tucson AZ: 22Jun54 (or 29Jun54)
Los Angeles: 29Jun54 Tues. 9pm (kine)
Synopsis 1:
The Boones meet head-on. [New York Times]
Synopsis 2:
Millie's boss chooses to regard his wife and son as utter strangers when they have an auto accident with a good customer.
[22Jun54 Tucson AZ Daily Citizen]
--matching episode?
3.x [--] Meet Millie: ALFRED IS SR'S SON
prod. no. 54-15 / copyright 1954

--same as above? local delayed broadcast?
3.x [--] Meet Millie:
29Jun54 Tucson, AZ
Synopsis:
Millie's boss, a man of many troubles, finds himself in a collision with his son. [29Jun54 Tucson AZ Daily Citizen]

3.16 [74] Meet Millie:
29Jun54 CBS Tue 9pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 06Jul54 Tues. 9pm (kine)
no synopsis available
--matching episode?
3.x [--] Meet Millie: MAMA AND MILLIE DATE FRENCH MEN
prod. no. 54-16 / copyright 1954
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julien
no synopsis available

3.17 [--] Meet Millie:
06Jul1954 CBS Tue 9pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 13Jul54 Tues. 9pm (kine)
no synopsis available

3.18 [76] Meet Millie:
13Jul1954 CBS Tue 9pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 20Jul54 Tues. 9pm (kine)
no synopsis available

3.19 [--] Meet Millie:
20Jul1954 CBS Tue 9pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 27Jul54 Tues. 9pm (kine)
no synopsis available

3.20 [78] Meet Millie: MAMA GETS EYEDROPS
27Jul1954 CBS Tue 9pm ET (live)
prod. no. 54-20 / copyright 1954
matching episode?
3.x [--] Meet Millie:
Los Angeles: 03Aug54 Tues. 9pm (kine)
Synopsis:
Millie decides Mama needs a doctor and asks her boss recommend one. [03Aug54 Long Beach CA Independent]

3.21 [79] Meet Millie: MILLIE AND THE NEW SECRETARY
03Aug1954 CBS Tue 9pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 10Aug54 Tues. 9pm (kine)
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Arthur Julian
prod. no. 54-21 / copyright 1954
Synopsis 1:
Millie and Mama join forces against "the other woman"—a new secretary. [New York Times]
Synopsis 2:
"The other woman" gives Millie and her mother a problem during "Meet Millie." [10Aug54 Long Beach CA Press-Telegram]
Synopsis 3:
Millie and her mother join forces against the other woman when a new secretary invades the office. [10Aug54 Long Beach CA Independent]
Synopsis 4:
Millie and her mother join forces against the beautiful new secretary hired by Johnny Boone Jr. [03Aug54 Tucson AZ Daily Citizen]
--matching episode?
The boss' son hires a new secretary. [10Aug54 Tucson AZ Daily Citizen]

3.22 [80] Meet Millie:
10Aug1954 CBS Tue 9pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 17Aug54 Tues. 9pm (kine)
--matching title?
3.x [--] Meet Millie: MAKING JR. JEALOUS
prod. no. 54-22 / copyright 1954

3.23 [--] Meet Millie:
17Aug1954 CBS Tue 9pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 24Aug54? Tues. 9pm (kine)
Synopsis 1:
Alfred Prinzmetal is responsible (indirectly, of course) for getting "relative" approval from the Boones for the romance
between Millie and Junior Boone. [Elyria Ohio Chronicle Telegram] [Rochester NY Democrat Chronicle]
Synopsis 2:
Alfred mixes yogurt and trouble at the same time, when he decides to mix up a batch of the health food on the night
Johnny Boone's father and rich aunt call on Millie. [TV Guide, Wisconsin edition]
--matching episode?
3.x [--] Meet Millie: ALFRED AND CUSTOMER'S DAUGHTER
prod. no. 54-23 / copyright 1954

--episode 3.23 or 3.24:
3.x [--] Meet Millie:
Synopsis:
Millie's romance gets an unexpected boon. [24Aug54 Tucson AZ Daily Citizen]

3.24 [82] Meet Millie:
24Aug1954 CBS Tue 9pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 31Aug54? Tue. 9pm (kine)
no synopsis available
--matching episode?
3.x [--] Meet Millie: ALFRED SUES SR.
prod. no. 54-24 / copyright 1954

3.25 [--] Meet Millie:
31Aug1954 CBS Tue 9pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 07Sep54? Tue. 9pm (kine)
no synopsis available
--matching episode?
3.x [--] Meet Millie: APPETITE PILLS
prod. no. 54-25 / copyright 1954

3.26 [84] Meet Millie:
07Sep1954 CBS Tue 9pm ET (live)
no synopsis available
--matching episode?
3.x [--] Meet Millie: JR.'S PARTNERSHIP I
(same title used again on #55-28)
prod. no. 54-26 / copyright 1954

[--] By mid-Sept. 1954, viewers in Los Angeles were able to watch "Meet Millie" on a same-day basis. This is thanks to the
use of "Hot kinescopes," films processed and available to screen a few hours after the live broadcasts.

3.27 [85] Meet Millie:
14Sep1954 CBS Tue (live broadcast in color)
14Sep54 Los Angeles (b/w kinescope)
Synopsis 1:
Meet Millie—as a photographer working to pay for an expensive fur coat. (Color program.)
Synopsis 2:
In this edition of the trials and tribulations of a pretty
secretary, Millie takes a job as a night club photographer so her mother can have a fur coat. [Syracuse NY Post-Standard]
Synopsis 3:
For the colorcast, Producer Frank Galen has added a nightclub sequence to the usually predictable script. [Buffalo NY Evening News]
Synopsis 4:
So that Mama can look "snappy" in a new fur coat Millie takes a job as a photographer "snapping" habitués of a night club
to pay for the expensive piece during "Meet Millie" (2) at 9 p. m. Show is in color but not here as
we get a hot kine. . . [14Sep54 Long Beach CA Independent]
--matching episode?
3.x [--] Meet Millie: MAMA AND MILLIE GET JOBS
prod. no. 54-27 / copyright 1954
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Norman Paul.

3.28 [86] Meet Millie: PRO FOOTBALL PLAYER
21Sep1954 CBS Tue 9pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 21Sep54 Tues. 9pm (kine)
prod. no. 54-28 / copyright 1954
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Norman Paul.
Synopsis:
Mama Bronson and Alfred go to extremes in their efforts to make a pro-football player appear ridiculous to Millie. [TV Guide, Wisconsin edition]

3.29 [--] Meet Millie: SR. AND MR. WEEMS FIGHT
28Sep1954 CBS Tue 9pm ET (live)
prod. no. 54-29 / copyright 1954
Guest cast:
Harry Cheshire … E.K.. Weems
no synopsis available

3.30 [88] Meet Millie: NEW NEIGHBOR, MRS. BRUBAKER
05Oct1954 CBS Tue 9pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 05Oct54 Tues. 9pm (kine)
prod. no. 54-30 / copyright 1954
Synopsis 1:
A neighbor inspires Millie and mother to have new
wallpaper in their apartment. [Long Island NY Star-Journal] [Tucson Daily Citizen, 05Oct54]
Synopsis 2:
"Meet Millie" in the great debate about wallpaper hanging. [New York Times]
Synopsis 3:
When a neighbor inspires Millie and her mother to hang new wallpaper in their apartment, and argument develops which ultimately
involves the neighbors and the entire Boone family. [Elyria Ohio Chronicle Telegram]

3.31 [89] Meet Millie: (episode title not known)
12Oct1954 CBS Tue 9pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 12Oct54 Tues. 9pm (kine)
prod. no. 54-31 (no details)
Synopsis 1:
"A Modern Lullaby for Alfred." [Long Island NY Star-Journal]
Synopsis 2:
Alfred Prinzmetal, the poor man's poet laureate, gets an aching tooth and bites off more than he can chew. [San Antonio Texas Light, 12Oct54]
Synopsis 3:
Sympathy for Alfred's toothache has the girls plotting ways and means to put him to sleep. [New York Times]
Synopsis 4:
Mama and Millie work overtime to alleviate Alfred's aching tooth on Meet Millie." Alfred takes the beating, though,
when both of them try to slip him some sleeping pills.
[Syracuse NY Post Standard]
Synopsis 5:
Mama attempts to "slip" Alfred some sleeping medicine, while at the same time, Millie tries the same things with sleeping pills
in his coffee, both intent upon alleviating their poetic friend's aching tooth. [12Oct54 Long Beach CA Independent]
Synopsis 6:
Mama Bronson attempts to "slip" Alfred some sleeping medicine while, at the same time, Millie tries to sneak some sleeping pills
into Alfred's coffee - both girls with hearts as big as pianos, working overtime to alleviate
Alfred's aching tooth. [Elyria Ohio Chronicle Telegram]

3.32 [90] Meet Millie: VISITING RELATIVES
19Oct1954 CBS Tue 9pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 19Oct54 Tues. 9pm (kine)
prod. no. 54-32 / copyright 1954
writers, Frank Galen, Norman Paul, Howard Leeds
Synopsis 1:
The black sheep of the Bronson family calls. [New York Times]
Synopsis 2:
The Bronson "Black Sheep" comes to visit, complications set in as the visitor gets Alfred "slightly in his cups" (gets Alfred drunk).
Note: "In one's cups" is the act of getting drunk.
Synopsis 3:
The Bronson "black sheep" of the Bronson family comes to visit with Mama Bronson and Millie, complications set in as the visitor
gets Alfred Prinzmetal "slightly in his cups." [Elyria Ohio Chronicle Telegram]
Synopsis 4:
Alfred, the poet, meets up with the "black sheep" of the Bronson family and is led astray to gambol. [19Oct54 Long Beach CA Independent]
Note: "Gambol" is to run or jump about playfully.

3.33 [--] Meet Millie:
26Oct1954 CBS Tue 9pm ET (live)
Los Angeles: 26Oct54 Tues. 9pm (kine)
Synopsis:
In his efforts to win a girl, Alfred Prinzmetal is advised to keep his eyes on Millie and Boone, Jr., when they all attend
the same nightclub. [Elyria Ohio Chronicle Telegram]
--matching episode?
3.x [--] Meet Millie: ALFRED AND COUSIN RUTH
prod. no. 54-33 / copyright 1954
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Norman Paul

[--] 02Nov54 CBS - pre-empted for news coverage of House and Senate election returns
(with newsmen Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, Sam Lubell, others.)


3.x [--] Meet Millie: (episode title not known)
prod. no. 54-34 (no details)

3.34 [--] Meet Millie: possibly "Sr. After Millie"
09Nov1954 CBS Tues. (live)
Los Angeles: 09Nov54 Tues. 9pm (kine)
Synopsis 1:
"Flowers for Madam" is a dangerous game especially when two men send bouquets to two women at the same address.
[Elyria Ohio Chronicle Telegram] [Long Island NY Star-Journal]
Synopsis 2:
When two men send bouquets to two women at the same address there's bound to be trouble. It happens on "Meet Millie"
when Alfred Prinzmetal snoops and finds that the flowers for Millie are from Boone Sr., and the bouquet for Mama Bronson
was sent by Boone Jr. [Syracuse NY Post-Herald]
Synopsis 3
Flowers can be dangerous. [New York Times]
Synopsis 4:
When two men send bouquets to two women at the same address there is bound to be trouble. [9Nov54 Long Beach CA Independent]
--matching episode?
3.x [--] Meet Millie: SR. AFTER MILLIE
prod. no. 54-35 / copyright 1954

[--] Note:
Beginning 9Nov54, the prod. no's. no longer match the episode numbers, possibly due to the series being pre-empted on 2Nov1954.

3.35 [--] Meet Millie: (episode title not known)
16Nov1954 CBS Tues.
(possibly) prod. no. 54-36 (no details)
Synopsis 1:
Mama Bronson arranges a blind date for the blonde secretary. [San Antonio Light, Texas]
Synopsis 2:
A blind date for Millie. [Long Island NY Star-Journal]
Synopsis 3:
"Meet Millie" on a blind date. [New York Times]
Synopsis 4:
You just never know about a blind date. And what happens to Millie when Mama Bronson "fixes" a date for her with cousin John -- well,
it just shouldn't happen to the lovely, blonde secretary. [Elyria Ohio Chronicle Telegram]

3.36 [--] Meet Millie: MAMA AND WRONG BOYFRIEND
23Nov1954 CBS Tues.
prod. no. 54-37 / copyright 1954
Synopsis 1:
Problem: to "save" mother from loveless marriage. [Long Island NY Star-Journal]
Synopsis 2:
Trying to rescue Mama. [Madison Wisconsin State Journal]

3.37 [--] Meet Millie: SHOWING SR. LOVE
30Nov1954 CBS Tues. 9pm
prod. no. 54-38 / copyright 1954
Synopsis 1:
A little love and affection go a long way, learns Millie's boss. [Long Island NY Star-Journal]
Synopsis 2:
A little love and affection go a long way on "Meet Millie" when Millie, Mama, Alfred, Boone Jr. and Mrs. Boone try to show Mr. Boone Sr.
that love makes the world go 'round. [Charleston WV Gazette]
--same episode as above?
3.x [--] Meet Millie:
30Nov1954 NYC, WCBS-2, Tues. 9pm
Synopsis:
One of the brighter meetings of the Bronson clan as they get in the Christmas spirit slightly ahead of time. Enlivened by short treatise
on the holiday spirit. [Brooklyn NY Brooklyn NY Daily Eagle]

3.38 [--] Meet Millie:
07Dec1954 CBS Tues.
Synopsis 1:
A maid becomes a necessity when Mama Bronson decides to take it easy—but the girl she hires turns out to be in worse shape than Mama. [Syracuse NY Post-Herald]
Synopsis 2:
After hiring a maid to help out, Mama finds she has more work to do than ever. [TA, rewritten from Long Island NY Star-Journal]
Synopsis 3:
Mama Bronson decides to hire a maid and take things easy. The girl she hires proves to be quite a unique character. [Syracuse NY Herald Journal]
--matching episode?
3.x [--] Meet Millie: GERITOL
prod. no. 54-39 / copyright 1954
Note: Geritol was manufactured by Pharmaceuticals Inc., one of the sponsors of "Meet Millie."

3.39 [--] Meet Millie: NEW OFFICE - NEW SECRETARY
14Dec1954 CBS Tues. 9pm (live broadcast in color)
14Dec54 Los Angeles (b/w kinescope)
prod. no. 54-40 / copyright 1954
Sponsored by Carter Products.
Synopsis 1:
Meet Millie, the comedy series at 9 p. m. on WHEN-TV, will be colorcast from Hollywood tonight. In this episode, Millie, played by Elena Verdugo,
hires a new secretary when the firm moves to plush offices. The new girl doesn't quite reach the standard of beauty desired by the boss so
Millie and Mama, played by Florence Halop, try to defy natures handiwork. [Syracuse NY Post-Herald]
Synopsis 2:
Millie tries to improve nature's handiwork. [New York Times]
Synopsis 3:
The Boss Has an Eye for Beauty...But It Doesn't Meet Millie's. (Colorcast) [ad in the Buffalo NY Evening News]

3.40 [--] Meet Millie: CHRISTMAS STORY 1954
21Dec1954 CBS Tues.
prod. no. 54-41 / copyright 1954
writers, Frank Galen, Norman Paul, Howard Leeds.
Synopsis:
Out-of-Manhattan Christmas for Millie. [Long Island NY Star-Journal]

3.41 [99] Meet Millie: MAMBO COSTUME PARTY
28Dec1954 CBS Tues.
prod. no. 54-42 / copyright 1954
writers, Frank Galen, Howard Leeds, Norman Paul.
Synopsis 1:
New Year's Eve party by the Boones. [Long Island NY Star-Journal]
Synopsis 2:
The New Year's Eve party given by the Boones is enlivened by romantic Alfred Prinzmetal, a Mambo dance contest and a masquerade.
[Elyria Chronicle Telegram, Ohio]

3.42 [--] Meet Millie: MILLIE AND WOLFISH SALESMAN
writers, Frank Galen, Norman Paul, Howard Leeds
prod. no. 54-43 / copyright 1955
--matching episode?
3.x [--] Meet Millie:
04Jan55 CBS Tues.
Synopsis:
Little Red Riding Hood has nothing on Millie when she tangles with real live "wolf." [Long Island NY Star-Journal]

3.43 [--] Meet Millie:
11Jan55 CBS Tues.
Synopsis:
Mother faces blind date. [Long Island NY Star-Journal]
Synopsis 2:
So Mama Resolves to Remain Silent
Spring blooms a little early for Mama Bronson when Mr. Boone asks her to accompany a visiting client on a blind date, on "Meet Millie,"
Tuesday on KFDA-TV, at 8 p.m.
Aided by Alfred Prinzmetal and Millie, who manage to confuse the issue thoroughly, Mama Bronson goes on her date with a vow to hold her
tongue forevermore. [Amarillo Texas Sunday News Globe]
--matching episode?
3.x [--] Meet Millie: MAMA GIVES MAN TO BRUBAKER
prod. no. 54-44 / copyright 1955
writers, Frank Galen, Norman Paul, Howard Leeds

3.44 [--] Meet Millie:
18Jan55 CBS Tues.
Synopsis:
A new "eligible" moves next door. [New York Times]

[--] Jan. 24, 1955 newspaper article:
TV Producer Dies After Tennis Match
Hollywood, Jan 23--(AP) Frank Galen, 44, television producer-writer died today after a tennis match at the home of friends, the victim of an apparent heart attack.
Galen was stricken while driving home. He asked a passerby for aid and then collapsed in a driveway. He was dead on arrival at an emergency hospital.
Galen, a native of New York city, is survived by the widow, Natalie, and two daughters, Victoria, 9, and Judy, 11.
He produced and helped write the CBS television show "Meet Millie."


3.45 [--] Meet Millie:
25Jan55 CBS Tues.
Synopsis 1:
Making a man of Alfred. [New York Times]
Synopsis 2:
Mama Bronson and daughter, Millie, decide to revitalize Alfred Printzmental and make a real man of him. [Charleston Gazette; Charleston, West Virginia]
--matching episode?
3.x [--] Meet Millie: THE MAMA'S BOY
prod. no. 54-45 / copyright 1955

3.46 [--] Meet Millie: ALFRED'S DISTURBANCE
prod. no. 54-46 / copyright 1955
writers, Frank Galen, Norman Paul, Howard Leeds.
no synopsis available

3.47 [--] Meet Millie: THE EARRINGS
01Feb55 CBS Tues.
prod. no. 54-47 / copyright 1955
Synopsis:
One of the best and funniest shows so far in the series as everyone tackles the problem of finding, and then paying for, a suitable
present for Millie's birthday. Funny scene in jewelry store as Mama goes shopping but complications ensue around delivery time.
[TV Key column, Syracuse NY Herald Journal]

3.48 [--] Meet Millie:
08Feb55 CBS Tues
no synopsis available

3.49 [--] Meet Millie: MAMA AND LADIES CLUB
15Feb55 CBS Tues
prod. no. 54-48 / copyright 1955
writers, Frank Galen, Norman Paul, Howard Leeds.
Synopsis:
To join or not join the club. [New York Times]

--Different episode?
3.x [--] Meet Millie:
15Feb55 (according to Buffalo Courier Express)
Synopsis:
A battle of the sexes to determine who can stand more cold, boys or girls, is decided in favor of the girls
on "Meet Millie" tonight at 9 on Ch. 4. [Buffalo NY Courier Express]
Note:
This "battle of the sexes" synopsis seems to describe a different episode from the one listed in the New York Times.
Perhaps this script was originally intended for 15Feb55, but was postponed until Jan. 1956.
Library of Congress entry:
[--] Meet Millie: WEEKEND IN THE SNOW
Library of Congress info:
MEET MILLIE (Television program)
Scripts in this series are by
Columbia Broadcasting System.
© Columbia Broadcasting System, inc.
Feb. 15, 1955. Weekend in the
snow. © 27Jan56; DU41634.

3.50 [--] Meet Millie: MRS. BRUBAKER'S GRANDCHILD
22Feb55 CBS Tues
prod. no. 54-50 / copyright 1955
writers, Norman Paul, Howard Leeds.
Synopsis:
A neighbor's boisterous grandchild manages to separate Millie and Mama Bronson for a while. [Syracuse NY Herald Journal]

3.51 [109] Meet Millie: JR. TAKES OTHER JOB
01Mar55 CBS Tues
prod. no. 54-51 / copyright 1955
writers, Norman Paul, Howard Leeds
Synopsis 1:
Bronsons bargain boost for Boone Jr. [Long Island NY Star-Journal]
Synopsis 2:
Meet Millie—and Mama Bronson's efforts to get Johnny Boone Jr. a pay raise. [Buffalo NY Evening News]

3.52 [110] Meet Millie: BRONSON'S NEW APARTMENT
08Mar1955 CBS Tues. 9pm Eastern
prod. no. 54-52 / copyright 1955
writers, Norman Paul, Howard Leeds
no synopsis available

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x.xx [--] Meet Millie: MRS. BRUBAKER'S COUSIN
no. 55-20 ??????? / 1954????
writers, Frank Galen, Norman Paul, Howard Leeds.

Possibly ep. 3.45 (25Jan55):
[--] Meet Millie: (episode title not known)
[verified -RL]
Directed by Seymour Berns
Guest Cast:
EARLE ROSS - JR Boone, Sr.
ROSS FORD - Johnny Boone, Jr.
IRVING BACON - Mr. Harris, the vegetarian butcher
Synopsis:
Mama has a crush on the butcher, Mr. Harris. She finally gets him to come over for dinner. There's only one problem -
Alfred Prinzmetal moves in while Mama and
Millie are awaiting their dinner guest. It seems that their advice to Alfred to stand up to his parents gets him kicked out
of the house. Of course, with Alfred in the house, a romantic dinner for Mama and Mr. Harris is not in the cards. [RL]


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[--] June 30, 1954 newspaper item:
Millie's Mother Visited by Stork
Florence Halop, formerly of Jamaica Estates, who plays Millie's mother on the "Meet Millie TV show, last night was visited by the stork
for the second time Florence, Mrs. George Gruskin in private life, gave birth to daughter, Benita, in Mt. Lebanon Hospital, Los Angeles.
Florence, who is 28, plays a 47-year-old mother on the TV show. She's the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Halop, who now live in Kew Gardens Hills.
Her brother, Billy, is the young actor who rose to fame as one of the "Dead End Kids." Florence's other daughter is Georgianna. (Long Island NY Star-Journal)

[--] July 17, 1954 newspaper item:
"Meet Millie"' is a top TV show, with some good gags.Here's one: Millie: "Plenty of girls marry poor fellows."
Mr. Boone: "That's true. If they can't find a man with money they marry one without it and send him out to look for it." [Pittsburgh PA Courier]

[--] 05Oct54 newspaper item:
THE FRIENDLY and talented cast of Meet Millie—seen on WBEN-TV Tuesday evening at 9—was on hand in Hollywood's CBS Television City last week to meet
the visiting press. It was no surprise to find Elena Verdugo, who plays the title role, just as attractive in real life as she is on the screen.
Florence Halop, who plays Millie's mother on the comedy show, did come as a surprise. Miss Halop has to use outrageous padding and makeup in her
character, since she is actually a slender and pretty blonde of 30.
We had a reunion with Marvin
Kaplan — "Alfred Prinzmetal" —with whom we once attended radio scriptwriting courses at New York University. A few years ago Marvin was a $50-a-week
school teacher in Brooklyn; today he's one of TV's best-established character comedians. Kaplan would still rather write than act. But as he explained it,
"I like to eat, too." [Buffalo Evening News, "The News Evening Story" by Sanford Jarrell]

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