CTVA US Music Variety - "The Big Party" (CBS)(Fall 1959)

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THE BIG PARTY
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CBS Production
Sponsored by Revlon.
Executive Producer Abe Burrows; Produced by Perry Lafferty
Written by Goodman Ace

October 8, 1959 to December 31, 1959
Thursdays 9:30-11pm

US Music Variety series  -  Fall 1959 6 episodes x 90min

Various Host/Hostess
"The Big Party"  alternated with Playhouse 90 (season 4) (CBS) (1959-60).
and occasionally Buick-Electra Playhouse

 It is far from the routine variety program.
This is in the form of a party, set in a New York penthouse with a fistful of celebrities in attendance.

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CBS Thursdays 9:30-11pm (08Oct59-31Dec59)

[01] The Big Party (Premiere)
08Oct1959 CBS Thurs
Rock Hudson's penthouse party turns out to be a mighty pleasant affair.
It's all thanks to Rock's graciousness
screen legend Tallulah Bankhead
entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. who performs "Fascinatin' Rhythm".
actress Esther Williams
singer-actress Lisa Kirk
humorist Mort Sahl
Matt Dennis
Barbara Britton

and musician Carlos Montoya who performs "Malaga" on his flamenco guitar

[--] Playhouse 90: The Sounds of Eden
15Oct1959

[02] The Big Party
22Oct1959 CBS Thurs
Hostess Greer Garson
comedienne Martha Raye
actor Sal Mineo
comedy team of Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healey
director Mike Nichols and Elaine May
actor Walter Slezak
and song-and-dance man John Bubbles.

[--] Playhouse 90: Misalliance
29Oct1959


[03] The Big Party
05Nov1959 CBS Thurs
Hostess Irene Dunne
guests
Pearl Bailey
Gypsy Rose Lee
Jack Carter
Les Charlivels
Cesar Siepi
Abe Burrows
Ruth Gilbert
Dorothy Loudon
Jule Styne

Highlights:
Pearl sings "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby", "Two to Tango" and "Am I Blue".
Cesare Siepi performs "Le Veau D'Or" and "I Love You".
Jule Styne plays the piano.
Irene dances with Siepi to "Shall We Dance".

[--] Playhouse 90: The Hidden Image
12Nov1959

[--] Buick-Electra Playhouse: The Killers
19Nov1959

[--] Playhouse 90: The Grey Nurse Said Nothing
26Nov1959

[04] The Big Party
03Dec1959 CBS Thurs
Produced by Abe Burrows
Written by Goodman Ace
Host Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
guests
actor Danny Thomas
singer Bobby Darin
Jose Greco and his dancing troupe
comedic duo Mike Nichols and Elaine May
Western star Chuck Connors
songwriter Johnny Mercer
and comedienne Nancy Walker.

[--] Playhouse 90: The Tunnel
10Dec1959

[05] The Big Party
17Dec1959 CBS Thurs
Hostess Eva Gabor
guests
Alan King
John Gielgud
Benny Goodman
Lionel Hampton
Gene Krupa
Peggy Lee

and Carol Channing.

*Note: Program soon to expire.

[--] Playhouse 90: The Silver Whistle
24Dec1959

[06] The Big Party [Final Episode]
31Dec1959 CBS Thurs
Hostess Barbara Britton
guests
Robert Clary
Patrice Munsel
Tommy Noonan
Peter Marshall
Senor Wences
Paul Whiteman
Abe Burrows
and The Ames Brothers.

*Note: Predecessor to "The Revlon Revue (Sharpe-Lewis/CBS)(Early 1960) " which begins January 28, 1960.

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