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So This is Hollywood (1955)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Jim Brent, John King, Tom Alger
references:
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SO THIS IS HOLLYWOOD
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Arrowhead Productions
for
NBC (Saturdays 8:30-9:00pm ET)(01Jan55 - Jun55)
NBC (Fridays 10:30-11:00pm ET)(Jul55 - 19Aug55)
Produced by Ed Beloin
Directed by Richard Bare

US situation comedy series 1955    24 episodes x 30 min filmed
1Jan55-19Aug55
starring
Mitzi Green as Queenie Dugan, aspiring stunt woman
Virginia Gibson as Kim Tracy, aspiring actress
with:
Jimmy Lydon as Andy Boone, Kim's agent and boyfriend
Gordon Jones as Hubie Dodd, Queenie's boyfriend, stunt man
Peggy Knudsen as April Adams, the actress for whom Queenie stands-in.

Charles Lane as Mr. Snead
Shirley Lucas as Queenie's stand-in

Premise:   
The hopes and aspirations of Kim Tracy (Virginia Gibson), an aspiring
actress, and Queenie Dugan (Mitzi Green), a stunt girl, as they struggle
to make their mark on the movie capital

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NBC Saturdays

[01] So This Is Hollywood: MINK COAT
01Jan55 NBC Sat       
Kim Tracy gets a call to audition for a movie role and discovers that the
part requires her to wear a mink coat for the scene. [JB]

[02] So This Is Hollywood: LOCAL GIRL MAKES GOOD
08Jan55 NBC Sat   
Guest Cast:
John Carradine plays the role of an unemployed matinee idol.
When a columnist from Kim's hometown paper arrives in Hollywood, Kim's
friends help her give the impression that she's a big movie star. [JB]

[03] So This Is Hollywood: TOO MANY CROOKS
15Jan55 NBC Sat       
Guest Cast:
Larry Blake as Ace Brophy
Queenie finds just the right man to play the part of the gangster Dillinger-
Ace Brophy, a real gangster! [JB]

[04] So This Is Hollywood: A FRIEND IN NEED
22Jan55 NBC Sat       
Guest Cast:
Victor Moore as Oliver Wentworth
Oliver Wentworth, a one-time Hollywood matinee idol who promises to use his
influence to get Kim a starring role. Luckily, he exerts his influence on a
boss with a poor memory. [JB]

[05] So This Is Hollywood: GAS BECOMES ELECTRA
29Jan55 NBC Sat   
It's movie stunt-girl turned star overnight when an eccentric millionaire
decides to give Queenie the leading role in "Gas Becomes Electra," a morality
play that flopped on Broadway. As if this weren't enough, her boyfriend is
made associate producer. [JB]
 [--] So This Is Hollywood: NO LIGHTS, NO CAMERA [JK] (possibly an aka for the above)
29Jan55 NBC Sat
 

[06] So This Is Hollywood: HE DONE HER WRONG
05Feb55 NBC Sat   
Guest Cast:
Max Baer,
Art Aragon, welterweight contender & one of the ring's current "Golden Boys;"
and Johnny Indrisano, who defeated six champs.
Joi Lansing as the blonde
It seems as though a knockdown, drag-out battle will result when a beautiful
blonde tries to steal Queenie's boyfriend, Hubie. To retaliate, Queenie
dates former heavyweight boxing champion of the world Max Baer. [JB]

 [07] So This Is Hollywood: HER HIGHNESS, MISS JONES [JK]
12Feb55 NBC Sat (Network rerun 15Jul55)
Little does stunt-girl Queenie Dugan realize that the poor waif from whom she
gets a job as a movie extra is actually a visiting European princess!. [JB]

[08] So This Is Hollywood: LOOK HOMEWARD, FISHERMAN
19Feb55 NBC Sat
Queenie sends her roommate, Kim, down to a dock-front café when she hears
that a movie director is going to the waterfront to discover a hash slinger
for his next film. [JB]

[09] So This Is Hollywood: KA-BOO OF THE JUNGLE
26Feb55 NBC Sat   
Guest Cast:
Alan Mobrary
Character-actor Alan Mowbray appears in this episode as a down-at-the-heels,
near-sighted movie idol of yesteryear. Agent Andy Boone signs him to appear
as Ka-Boo, a TV-era Tarzan, in a low-budget movie. [JB]

[10] So This Is Hollywood: TWINKLE, TWINKLE
05Mar55 NBC Sat   
Guest Cast:
Mimi Gibson as Twinkle
An angel-faced moppet with a heart of steel is befriended by Queenie and her
roommate. They do their best to get a screen test for what they believe to
be a sweet, motherless tot. [JB]

[11] So This Is Hollywood: THE MONSTER
12Mar55 NBC Sat   
An actor who doesn't get the part he wants goes berserk. Queenie puts her
high-stepping skills to good use as she attempts to run away from the man.
[JB]

[12] So This Is Hollywood: COVER GIRL
19Mar55    NBC Sat
Queenie is not at all sure she chose the right profession when she gets a
studio call to engage in a poolside-wrestling bout with a 175-lb. Great Dane.
However, Queenie finds that the career of a model is even more hectic than
that of a stunt girl. [JB]

[13] So This Is Hollywood: MOTHER DODD COMES TO TOWN
26Mar55 NBC Sat   
producer, Edmund Beloin
director, Richard Bare
writers, Charles Stewart, Dean Reisner.
Editor, Alan Crosland, Jr.
photography, Lothrop Worth; music, William Lava.
Regular Cast:
Mitzie Green, Virginia Gibson, Gordon Jones, Jimmy Lydon, Peggy Knudsen
Guest Cast:
Ellen Corby as Mother Dodd
Parley Baer,
Ralph Sanford.
Synopsis 1:
"Queenie must've had some idea of the way things would turn out when
Hubie's mother arrived in Hollywood riding a bicycle bearing a sign,
'California or bust!'" [JB/ UCLA]
Synopsis 2:
Mother Dodd rides a bicycle from the Midwest to California to visit her son. [TA]
(Syndicated rerun: 13Sep59 on WSFA-12, Montgomery, Ala., Sun. 10:30pm)


[14] So This Is Hollywood: THE NECKLACE
02Apr55    NBC Sat
Queenie and her cohorts play cops and robbers. They're out to capture a gang
of jewel thieves and the chase is a merry one-from rooftop, to window ledge,
to the hands of a giant tower clock. [JB]

[15] So This Is Hollywood: THE ACHILLES HEEL OF PUDGE HEFFLEDORFER
09Apr55 NBC Sat   
producer, Edmund Beloin
director, Richard Bare
writers, Lowell Barrington, Dean Reisner.
Editor, Alan Crosland, Jr.
photography, Lothrop Worth; music, William Lava.
Regular Cast:
Mitzie Green, Virginia Gibson, Gordon Jones, Jimmy Lydon,
Guest Cast:
Gregg Palmer as Pudge Heffledorfer
Ralph Sanford, Iris Adrian, Raymond Hatton.
Synopsis:
"Andy Boone is mighty jealous when Kim's former beau takes her out
for a night on the town. His name may be Heffledorfer, but this beau's
a millionaire!" [JB/UCLA]

[16] So This Is Hollywood: AMERICA'S SWEETHEART
16Apr55 NBC Sat   
Queenie has the misfortune to "cross" a tempestuous movie queen the wrong
way. But the star has to watch her step she's out to cop the title of
"America's Sweetheart." [JB]

[17] So This Is Hollywood: THE OLD TIMER
23Apr55    NBC Sat
Published/distributed: 16Apr55 [UCLA]
producer, Edmund Beloin
director, Richard Bare
writer, D.D. Beauchamp.
Editor, Alan Crosland, Jr.
photography, Lothrop Worth
music, William Lava.
Regular Cast:
Mitzie Green, Virginia Gibson, Gordon Jones, Jimmy Lydon,
Guest Cast:
Jimmy Gleason, James Flavin, Hal Baylor, Damian O'Flynn.
Synopsis:
Stuntwoman Queenie (Green) substitutes in a scene for an ailing old
stuntman. "Stunt girl Queenie Dugan does an off-camera chore when she
dons western garb and fights off the landlady who wants to evict The
Old Timer from his boarding-house room" [JB/ UCLA]

[18] So This Is Hollywood: THE GREAT LOVER
30Apr55 NBC Sat   
Guest Cast:
Diane Jergens as the cousin
When Kim's star-struck cousin from Decatur arrives in Hollywood, Andy decides
it's his duty to protect her from the local wolves. But who's going to keep
the cousin's jealous sailor boyfriend away from Andy? [JB]

[19] So This Is Hollywood: JEROME, THE WONDER SEAL
07May55 NBC Sat   
Guest Cast:
Raymond Hatton as the landlord
Queenie and Kim have acquired a new roommate, a seal who's been evicted. The
two girls are trying to help the seal and an elderly owner to make a screen
comeback. [JB]

[20] So This Is Hollywood: VERY COLD FOR APRIL
14May55 NBC Sat   
Guest Cast:
Clint Sundberg as the millionaire
The police misunderstand the well-intentioned efforts of Queenie and Andy to
keep a millionaire out of the clutches of a gold-digging actress, April Adams.
[JB]

[21] So This Is Hollywood: GRUTCHNIK
21May55 NBC Sat   
Andy Boone has elaborate plans for introducing Slabania's leading actress
to Hollywood. But she has even more elaborate means of avoiding the
introduction. [JB]
Note:
Original airing date lists the country as "Slabania" while repeats list
"Albania" which of course is a real country.
Most likely the phony name is correct. [JB]

[22] So This Is Hollywood: GRUTCHNIK RIDES AGAIN
28May55 NBC Sat   
Queenie and her cohorts almost put a premature end to their Hollywood
careers. It all occurs when they attend a cocktail party disguised as the
famous foreign actress Grutchnik and her entourage. [JB]

[23] So This Is Hollywood: THE MAHARAJAH
04Jun55 NBC Sat   
Guest Cast:
Shepard Menken as the maharajah
Boyfriend Hubie does his best to keep a wealthy maharajah from adding Queenie
to his series of wivies. [JB]

[24] So This Is Hollywood: REUNION IN HOLLYWOOD
11Jun55    NBC Sat
Guest Cast:
Jack Coogan
Former child star Mitzi Green has a reunion tonight with another kiddie
great of the past; Jack Coogan. The show's true-to-life story line casts
Coogan as a former screen juvenile who gave up Hollywood for a business
career. The yearning for film fame lures him back to Hollywood and his pal.
[JB]
(End of the "24" first run episodes)

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NBC Network Reruns (18Jun55-19Aug55)
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18Jun55 rerun of "Cover Girl" (original air date 10Jan55)
Program moves from Saturday for Friday 10:30pm NBC beginning 01Jul55
01Jul55 rerun of "A Friend in Need" (original air date 22Jan55)
08Jul55 rerun of "He Done Her Wrong" (original air date 05Feb55)
15Jul55 rerun of "Her Highness, Miss Jones" (first aired 12Feb55) [JK]
22Jul55 Pre-empted for Boxing
29Jul55 rerun of "The Achilles Heel of Pudge Heffledorfer" (original air date 09Apr55)
05Aug55 rerun of "The Great Lover" (original air date 30Apr55)
12Aug55 rerun of "Very Cold for April" (original air date 14May55)
19Aug55 rerun of "The Maharajah" (original air date 04Jun55)
(Final show of the series on 19Aug55)(Final show of the series on 19Aug55)


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