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Season 9 (NBC) (1959-60)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox, Tom Alger
references:
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########## The Arthur Murray Party ###########
############# season 9 1959-60 ###############
############## (final season) ################
Sept. 1959 - Jan. 1960, NBC, Tues 9:00pm Eastern
January - Sept. 1960, NBC, Tues. 9:30pm Eastern

9.01 [278] Arthur Murray Party
07Sep1959
Guests:
Bob Cerv, Whitey Ford, Andy Carey, Norm Siebern, Bob Merrill, Merv Griffin, and Jane Harvey.

9.02 [279] Arthur Murray Party
14Sep1959 NBC Mon WRCA-TV New York City, NY.
Guests
actor Cesar Romero
actress Denise Darcel
Bert Parks
Hawaiian and Samba dancers perform.

9.03 [280] Arthur Murray Party
21Sep1959
Kathryn Murray features an international children's dance contest. Guests include Bil and Cora Baird.
(Chicago Tribune Saturday guide)

9.04 [281] Arthur Murray Party
28Sep1959
Guests
Jackie Cooper,
Brandon de Wilde,
Carol Lynley,
Merv Griffin,
Judy Lynn,
Betty Ann Grove,
and Richard Adler.

9.05 [282] Arthur Murray Party
06Oct1959
Guests
Gisele MacKenzie,
Thelma Ritter,
Joan Fontaine
and Jerry Bergen.

9.06 [283] Arthur Murray Party
13Oct1959 NBC Tue WRCA-TV New York City, NY.
Guests
George Raft
Patty McCormack
John Bromfield
Ray Carter orchestra
*Note: Patty McCormack's appearance was postponed from last week.

9.07 [284] Arthur Murray Party
20Oct1959
Guests:
Johnny Carson,
Constance Bennett,
and Gloria De Haven.

9.08 [285] Arthur Murray Party
27Oct1959
Guests:
Hermione Gingold,
Alan Young,
and Margaret O'Brien.

9.09 [286] Arthur Murray Party
03Nov1959 NBC Tue WBZ-TV Boston, MA.
Guests
Actor-comedian Red Buttons
Actor Guy Madison and his wife
Actress Sheila Connelly
Vivian Vance
Merv Griffin, Betty Ann Grove and Judy Johnson sing
and comedian Johnny Haymer performs.

9.10 [287] Arthur Murray Party
10Nov1959 NBC Tue
Guests
Kim Hunter
George Raft
Alan Young

9.11 [288] Arthur Murray Party
17Nov1959
Guests:
Tab Hunter
Eva Gabor
Gracie Fields
Bert Lahr
Nancy Walker
Betty Ann Grove
Judy Johnson
Merv Griffin

9.12 [289] Arthur Murray Party
24Nov1959
Guests:
Cliff Arquette
Edie Adams

9.13 [290] Arthur Murray Party
01Dec1959
Guests:
Abbe Lane
Ruth Roman
Phyllis Kirk

08Dec1959 - pre-empted for "My Three Angels," a "Startime" comedy special (airing from 9:00pm-10:30pm Eastern)

9.14 [291] Arthur Murray Party
15Dec1959 NBC Tue WBZ-TV Boston, MA.
Guest
Burgess Meredith
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Shelley Berman
Songs are provided by the Four Lads, Merv Griffin, Judy Johnson and Betty Ann Grove.
Ray Carter Orchestra

9.15 [292] Arthur Murray Party
22Dec1959 NBC Tue WBZ-TV Boston, MA.
Guest
Singer Paul Anka
Comedian Jan Murray
Actress Ann B. Davis (aka "Schultzy", Bob Cummings Show)
Kathryn appears in a Christmas sketch and Arthur gives a dance lesson.

9.16 [293] Arthur Murray Party
29Dec1959 NBC Tue WBZ-TV Boston, MA.
Guest
Comedian Tom Poston
Musical-comedy star Helen Gallagher
Actress Kim Hunter
and the comedy team of Lew Parker and Betty Kean (Mrs. Parker)

9.17 [294] Arthur Murray Party
05Jan1960
Guests
Bert Lahr
Jane Froman,
Walter Slezak
and John Bromfield.

9.18 [295] Arthur Murray Party
12Jan1960
Guests
Dancers from Broadway shows, and Merv Griffin, Betty Ann Grove, and Judy Johnson.

9.19 [296] Arthur Murray Party
19Jan1960
Guests
Alan King,
Don Durant,
Dane Clark
and Marilyn Maxwell.

9.20 [297] Arthur Murray Party
26Jan1960
Guests
Brandon De Wilde,
Frankie Avalon,
Conway Twitty
and other teenage performers, guests.
Kathryn Murray entertains special celebrity contestants

9.21 [298] Arthur Murray Party
02Feb1960 NBC Tue
National Ballroom Championship Contest

9.22 [299] Arthur Murray Party
09Feb1960 NBC Tue
Shari Lewis (guest host).
Guests:
Eddie Foy Jr., Paulette Goddard, and Claude Dauphin. (Chicago Tribune Saturday guide)

9.23 [300] Arthur Murray Party
16Feb1960 NBC Tue
Guests
Roddy McDowall
Farley Granger
comedian George deWitt (of TV's "Be Our Guest")
Merv Griffin, Betty Ann Grove and the Ray Carter orchestra.

9.24 [301] Arthur Murray Party
23Feb1960 NBC Tue WBZ-TV Boston, MA.
Guest
June Lockhart
David Wayne
Robert Sterling
Anne Jeffreys (the husband and wife team from TV's "Topper" series)

9.25 [302] Arthur Murray Party
01Mar1960
Guests
Jean Pierre Aumont
Joe E. Brown
and Dick Van Dyke.

9.26 [303] Arthur Murray Party
08Mar1960
Guests
Bobby Darin
Abbe Lane
and Jimmy Dean.

9.27 [304] Arthur Murray Party
15Mar1960
Guests
Tony Bennett
Gloria de Haven
Rocky Graziano
Alan King
Dorothy Lamour
Ethel Merman
and Janis Paige join in the "Arthur Murray Party for Bob Hope," part 1 of a "roasting" of the top flight comedian.
(Chicago Tribune Saturday guide)

9.28 [305] Arthur Murray Party
22Mar1960
"Bob Hope Party - Part II," with Cliff Arquette, Tony Bennett, Dorothy Collins, Rocky Graziano, Dorothy Lamour,
Jayne Mansfield, Mickey Mantle, Ethel Merman, Jane Russell, and others. (Chicago Tribune Saturday guide)
Arthur Murray - Part II of a "Roast" to Bob Hope. Johnny Carson, Dorothy Collins, Gloria De haven, and Ethel Merman star.
Lots of laughs.

9.29 [306] Arthur Murray Party
29Mar1960 NBC Tue
Guests
Marie MacDonald
Jimmy Dean
Elaine Stritch
Peggy Cass
Arthur Treacher
and Helene and Howard.
The Murrays inject more comedy into their show. Arthur Murray makes his singing debut. Guests are Arthur Treacher,
Elaine Stritch, Peggy Cass, Jimmy Dean, and Marie McDonald.

9.30 [307] Arthur Murray Party
05Apr1960 NBC Tue
Guests
Joey Bishop, a consistent loser heretofore, is determined to win the dance contest with his version of the Charleston.
His opposition is Diana Dors and Judith Anderson.

9.31 [308] Arthur Murray Party
12Apr1960 NBC Tue
Guests
Eva Gabor
Bert Lahr
David Wayne
and June Havoc.
High point of the show is Bert Lahr's rendition of "There Once Was a Poor Young Girl." June Havoc, David Wayne,
and Kathryn Murray also sing their favorite comedy songs.

9.32 [309] Arthur Murray Party
19Apr1960 NBC Tue
Guests
Gertrude Berg (Mollie Goldberg)
Darren McGavin (star of "Riverboat")
Marissa Pavan
Frank McHugh
Arnold Stang
Rocky Graziano.
Also: Betty Ann Grove, James Starbuck, Tad Tadlock, Peter Gladke, Bill Bradley.

9.33 [310] Arthur Murray Party
26Apr1960 NBC Tue
Guests
Ann Sheridan
Yvonne De Carlo
and Betty Comden & Adolph Green
You know the accent is on comedy when the high spot is Arthur Murray's rendition of "Smiles."
Betty Comden and Adolph Green contribute a choice bit of burlesque.
Other guests include Pat Carroll and Ann Sheridan.

9.34 [311] Arthur Murray Party
03May1960 NBC
Guests
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Carol Haney
and Larry Blyden.
Arthur Murray isn't going to sing, so the spotlight switches to Kathryn, who shares a skit with Ricardo Montalban.
The dance contest is a semi-final among contenders Gene Barry, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Carol Haney (teamed with 'hub')
Larry Blyden.

9.35 [312] Arthur Murray Party
10May1960 NBC
Guests:
Marie Wilson
Jeanne Carson
and Robert Q. Lewis.
The comedy song sequence helps brighten the show. Contestants are Marie Wilson, Robert Q. Lewis, and Jeannie Carson.

9.36 [313] Arthur Murray Party
17May1960 NBC Tue WBZ-TV Boston, MA.
Guest
Arlene Francis
Phyllis Kirk
Basil Rathbone
In a comedy sketch, Kathryn portrays a gubernatorial candidate at a political rally on the eve of the election.

9.37 [314] Arthur Murray Party
24May1960
Guests:
Hermione Gingold
Alan King
Ann B. Davis (Schultzy)

9.38 [315] Arthur Murray Party
31May1960
Guests
Hal March
Alan Young
Paul Winchell

9.39 [316] Arthur Murray Party
07Jun1960 NBC Tue WLW-TV Cincinnati, Ohio
Guest
comedienne Beatrice Lillie
Frank Lovejoy
Denise Darcel
Ray Carter Orchestra

[--] Arthur Murray Party
14Jun1960
pre-empted for "How Tall Is a Giant?" Documentary film about the group of Mexican boys who won the 1957 Little League
Workd Series. Hosted by Tennessee Ernie Ford. (NBC, Tuesday 8:30-10:00pm)

9.40 [317] Arthur Murray Party
21Jun1960 NBC Tue WBZ-TV Boston, MA.
Guest
Dancers from Broadway shows.
Swen Swenson and Ruth Lawrence of "Destry Rides Again" dance to "Anything Goes".
Lauri Peters of "The Sound of Music" and Paul Wallace of "Gypsy" dance to "Mamba"
and Johnny Sharp of "The Music Man" and Imedla De Martin of "The Sound of Music" lift
their heels to "Teenage Swing".
Also appearing is the Wazzan acrobatic troupe who toss Kathryn about in mid-air with the greatest ease.
Ray Carter Orchestra

[--] Arthur Murray Party
28Jun1960 [repeat]
with guests June Lockhart, David Wayne, Robert Sterling and Anne Jeffreys.

[--] Arthur Murray Party
05Jul1960 [repeat]
with guests Marie Wilson, Jeannie Carson and Robert Q. Lewis.

[--] Arthur Murray Party
12Jul1960 preempted for the Democratic Convention

[--] Arthur Murray Party
19Jul1960 [repeat]

[--] Arthur Murray Party
26Jul1960 preempted for the Republican Convention

[--] Arthur Murray Party
02Aug1960 [repeat]
Guests
with guests Dick Van Dyke, Jean Pierre Aumont, and Joe E. Brown.

[--] Arthur Murray Party
09Aug1960 [repeat]
Guests
Zsa Zsa Gabor, Carol Haney, Larry Blyden, Gene Barry, Ricardo Montalban

[--] Arthur Murray Party
16Aug1960 [repeat]
Guest
with David Wayne, June Havoc and Bert Lahr.

[--] Arthur Murray Party
23Aug1960 [repeat]
Guest
with Diana Dors, Joey Bishop and Judith Anderson.

[--] Arthur Murray Party
30Aug1960 [repeat]
Guest
Kim Hunter, Jack E. Leonard, Alan Young

[--] Arthur Murray Party
06Sep1960 NYT (final episode)
REPEAT, with six cast members of current Broadway musicals. (possibly from 21Jun1960

13Sep1960
--New York Times: Premiere of THRILLER: "The Twisted Image" (Tuesday NBC 9:00pm-10:00pm)

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