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(60 min) Season 1 (NBC) (1956-57)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox, Tom Alger
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive, New York Times, Chicago Tribune

 ######### The Dinah Shore Chevy Show #########
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NBC - Time & Day Slot Varies (60 min Specials approx every 4th week)

These specials were the foreunner of her hour-long weekly Sunday night series which premiered the following season,
and were broadcast in the same season as her final 15 min shows which aired on Thursdays before the news 7:30-7:45pm

1.1 [--] The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (Color)
QK-13084
05-Oct-1956 NBC Friday 9:00pm Eastern
Producer & directed by Bob Banner
written by Robert Wells, Johnny Bradford
hosted by Dinah Shore
guests
Frank Sinatra
Dizzy Dean
the Skylarks
Johnny Silver
Pamela Duncan
Leo Durocher

Special lyrics, Bob Wells
announcer, Joel Aldred
--According to a 6Oct1956 New York Times review Dinah Shore and Frank Sinatra performed "twenty minutes of song"
on this show. Dizzy Dean "made an entertainingly illogical trio with Miss Shore and Mr. Sinatra. The sketches included
a "pantomime spoof of TV commercials." Overall the review of this episode was positive.

1.2 [--] The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (60min)
QK-13426
02-Nov-1956 NBC Fri
producer & directed by Bob Banner
written by Robert Wells, Johnny Bradford
hosted by Dinah Shore
guests
Betty Grable
Hildegarde
Jaye P. Morgan
Hal March
Dick Humphreys
Jimmy Huntley
*
Staging of musical numbers, Nick Castle ; musical director, Harry Zimmerman ; original lyrics, Robert Wells
Synopsis:
Hal will appear in a song-and-dance with Dinah and Betty. The four girls will present their impressions of the typical
female singer.
--In New York City, this show ran only 55 minutes. It was shortened for a 5-minute "Republican Talk" political ad
(starting at 9:55pm)
Dinah Shore with Betty Grable, Hildegarde, Jaye P.Morgan, Hal March, guests on variety show.
--Note: In New York City, this show ran only 55
minutes. It was shortened for a 5-minute "Republican Talk" political ad (starting at 9:55pm)
Dinah Shore features betty Grable, Hildegrade, HalMarch, and Jaye P. Morgan.
Hal March may surprise you singing - and dancing the tango - with Betty Grable.
Hildegarde joins Dinah and company for an undated slant on "Freres Jacques,"
and Jaye P. Morgan, Dinah, and Hildie get together to sing "The Girls." A mighty pleasant hour.

1.3 [--] The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
QK-13770
30-Nov-1956 NBC Fri
producer & directed by Bob Banner
written by Robert Wells & Johnny Bradford
hosted by Dinah Shore
Music, Harry Zimmerman
choreographer, Tony Charmoli
guests
Shirley MacLaine
George Gobel
Guy Mitchell
Joel Grey
The Skylarks

Musical numbers by staged Tony Charmoli ; musical director, Harry Zimmerman
Synopsis:
Dinah and Shirley do a dance sequence.

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Moves to Sundays
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1.4 [--] The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
16-Dec-1956 NBC Sun
directed by Bob Banner
written by Robert Wells, Johnny Bradford
hosted by Dinah Shore
guests
Donald O'Connor
Roy Rogers
Dale Evans
Dizzy Dean
Evelyn Rudie

--TV Guide:
Don, Roy and Dale present a satire on western life.
--New York Times ad:
"Ship to Shore" (words printed on trunk that Dinah is sitting upon).
Dinah Shore returns to channel 5 (Chicago NBC affiliate) with tales of the wild west, the far west, and the southwest.
Teamed with her...are Donald O'Connor, in his first live appearance of the season, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, & Dizzy Dean.

1.5 [--] The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
prod. no. 57-69
13-Jan-1957 NBC Sun
producer & directed by Bob Banner
written by Robert Wells, Johnny Bradford
hosted by Dinah Shore
guests
Perry Como
Art Carney
Stubby Kaye
Count Basie
Joe Williams
The Skylarks

Musical numbers staged by Tony Charmoli ; original lyrics by Robert Wells ; musical director, Ticker Freeman
--New York Times ad:
The Chevy Show starring Dinah Shore, presenting Art Carney, Stubby Kaye, The Skylarks, Count Basie and his
Orchestra, featuring Joe Williams. And for an extra special treat - Perry Como.
--New York Times review (14Jan1957):
Miss Shore's guests included Perry Como, Art Carney, Count Basie and his orchestra and Stubby Kaye.

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Moves back to Fridays
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1.6 [--] The Chevy Show: Guest hosts: Roy Rogers & Dale Evans
prod. no. QK-14686
22-Feb-1957 NBC Fri
directed by Bill Bennington
guests
Pat Brady
Pete Logan
Tony Martin and his Orchestra
The Sons of the Pioneers
Kilgore Rangerettes
The Texas Range Riders

--Chicago Tribune:
Thrilling exploits of danger courting cowboys and an exciting range event never before seen by a television
audience will be presented from the annual Fat Stock show and rodeo in Houston, Texas., starring Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.
Note: Listed as "Chevy Show" in the Chicago Tribune.
--New York Times article (1Jan1957):
The National Broadcasting Company will televise a special "Chevy Show" on Feb. 22 in the Houston (Tex.)
Coliseum, with Western rodeo events dominating the program.
Also scheduled for presentation are the Kilgore Rangerettes, fifty precision marchers, and a contingent of
mounted Texas Rangers.

1.7 [--] The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (60 min)
prod. no. QK-14993
22-Mar-1957 NBC Fri
producer & directed by Bob Banner
written by Robert Wells, Johnny Bradford
choreographer, Tony Charmoli.
hosted by Dinah Shore
guests
Dan Dailey
Pat Boone
Shirley MacLaine
The Skylarks

--Chicago Tribune (Today's TV Previews):
Dinah Shore, Shirley MacLaine, and Dan Dailey help welcome young Pat Boone to Hollywood. He's disappointed, expecting
the movie capital to be more glamorous. Dinah shares a pleasant duet with Pat, dances the cha-cha-cha with Shirley,
and joins Dailey in a soft-shoe routine. Finale has the entire cast satirizine a gala Hollywood party. Cheerful hour,
with a pleasant selection of guests.

1.8 [--] The Dinah Shore Chevy Show
prod. no. QK-15296
19-Apr-1957 NBC Fri
producer & directed by Bob Banner
written by Bob Wells, Johnny Bradford
hosted by Dinah Shore
guests
Dean Martin
Joey Bishop
Hugh O'Brian
Sally Forrest
The Skylarks
The Dancing Dunhills
Musical director, Harry Zimmerman
choreographer, Tony Charmoli
--Chicago Tribune (Previews of Today's TV):
Dean Martin shufles a few steps and chatters with Dinah in an engaging way.
Hugh (Wyatt Earp) O'Brien turns up in a tuxedo, and Sally Forrest shows off her pretty legs.
Vocally, Dinah renders "Promises" and "Cattle Call."
Comic Joey Bishop and the Dunhills round out a nice guest list.

1.9 [--] The Dinah Shore Chevy Show: THE SHIVER SHOW
17-May-1957 NBC Fri
directed by Bob Banner
written by Bob Wells & Johnny Bradford
hosted by Dinah Shore
guests
Art Carney
Betty Hutton
Boris Karloff
Gloria DeWerd
Nancy Kilgas
The Skylarks

Art Carney auditions Boris Karloff as the new Dinah Shore
Presented by Shiverolet! And Boris Karloff and his all Ghoul Orchestra.
--Chicago Tribune (Previews of Today's TV):
Dinah opens with "I Want to be Happy," then she and Art Carney try "Bibberty Bobberty Boo."
Betty Hutton belts "It Had to Be You" and joins Dinah in a medley of good old ballads.
The surprise of the show should be Boris Karloff and Dinah dueting on "Momma, Look A Boo-Boo."

1.10 [--] The Chevy Show: Guest hosts: Pat Boone & Shirley MacLaine
prod. no. QK-15740
02-Jun-1957 NBC Sunday
directed by Alan Handley
written by Milt Rosen, Jack Brooks
guests:
George Gobel
Gisele MacKenzie
Jeff Donnell

Musical numbers staged by Rod Alexander
musical director, Nelson Riddle
announcer, Joel Aldred
Synopsis:
Pat Boone and Shirley MacLaine team up for 60 minutes of song, dance and comedy. Bemoaning the fact that she’s the
only one of the group without her own TV show, Shirley is given the chance to display her talents in a production number
based on several fairy tales.
Cast:
Rumpelstiltskin--George Gobel;
Princess, Gretel, Beauty--Shirley MacLaine;
Beast--Pat Boone;
Witch--Gisele MacKensie.
In another sketch, Pat decides to audition a TV wife for his fall series. George offers advice,
and even lets Pat do a scene opposite Alice, as played by Jeff Donnell.

1.11 [--] The Dinah Shore Chevy Show [final show of the season]
14-Jun-1957 NBC Friday 9:00pm Eastern (Color)
directed by Bob Banner
hosted by Dinah Shore
guests
Nanette Fabray
Fred MacMurray
Minnie Pearl
Dean Jones

--Chicago Tribune (Friday) - Variety. Dinah Shore is hostess in a musical variety revue featuring her
special guest stars, Nanette Fabray, Fred MacMurray, and Minnie Pearl. 8:00pm Central
[Note: The Tribune's Saturday guide listed the same guests.]
--New York Times (Friday)
Variety Show: With Dinah Shore and guests, Nanette Fabray, Fred MacMurray, Minnie Pearl & Dean Jones.
--Chicago Tribune (Previews of Today's TV):
A pip of a show. Dinah opens with "Lucky in Love,"then duets "So Rare" with young Dean Jones.
Nanette Fabray and Minnie Pearl join Dinah to sing "Love Letters in the Sand" Tennessee style
(Minnie is great on the musical jug).
Change of pace finds Dinah singing "Around the World," then sharing "I Won't Dance" with Fred MacMurray.
The whole cast has fun in an "eastern" sketch called "Foreign Fatigue," and Dinah and Nanette are swell together
in "Swing," winding things up for the season. Easily tonight's best entertainment.

(22Sep1957 - Dinah Shore guests on "The Steve Allen Show".)

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