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Season 1 (CBS)(1948-49)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Tom Alger
references:
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  Playlist -  "The Ed Sullivan Show"  Season 1 (1948-49) (no videos)

###### Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town ########
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CBS Sundays 9:00-10:00pm Eastern

 1.1 [--] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: [Premiere episode]
20-Jun-1948 CBS Sun
According to several sources, the guests on this first show were
Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis;
Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein
(Broadway legends)
a ballerina;
a singing fireman;
the referee of the upcoming Louis-Wolcott boxing match;
six recruits from the June Taylor Dancers dubbed "The Toastettes."

2. 27-Jun-48 guests unknown
3. 04-Jul-48 guests unknown
4. 11-Jul-48 guests unknown
5. 18-Jul-48 guests unknown
6. 25-Jul-48 guests unknown
7. 01-Aug-48 guests unknown


1.8 [--] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
08-Aug-1948 CBS Sun
Guests:
Peggy Lee
Harry Hershfield

Note:
Only the audio from this episode is known to survive.
According to Heritage Radio Classics no kinescope of this episode exists.

1.9 [--] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
15-Aug-1948
Guests:
Irving Berlin

10. 22-Aug-48 guests unknown
11. 29-Aug-48 guests unknown
12. 05-Sep-48 guests unknown
13. 12-Sept-48 guests unknown
14. 19-Sept-48 guests unknown


1.15 [--] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
26-Sep-1948 CBS Sun
Guests:
Bob Hope (cameo appearance)
Al Bernie

16. 03-Oct-48 guests unknown
17. 10-Oct-48 guests unknown
18. 17-Oct-48 guests unknown
19. 24-Oct-48 guests unknown
20. 31-Oct-48 guests unknown
21. 07-Nov-48 guests unknown
22. 14-Nov-48 guests unknown
23. 21-Nov-48 guests unknown
24. 28-Nov-48 guests unknown
25. 05-Dec-48 guests unknown
26. 12-Dec-48 guests unknown
27. 19-Dec-48 guests unknown
28. 26-Dec-48 guests unknown
29. 02-Jan-49 guests unknown
30. 9-Jan-49 guests unknown
31. 16-Jan-49 guests unknown


1.32 [--] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
23-Jan-1949 CBS Sun
Guests:
Jule Stein & Sammy Cahn
The Holloway Sisters
Byron Palmer & Doretta Morrow
Dean Murphy
Gloria Hamilton, Anne Gilkey, Gene Nelson, Bob Dixon
Al Kelly
Marita & Manuel Viera

Highlights:
--Jule Stein & Sammy Cahn - composer/lyricist (Sammy sings a medley of hits while Jule plays
"I'll Walk Alone," "It's Been A Long, Long Time," "It's Magic," & "Papa, Won't You Dance With Me")
--The Holloway Sisters (two sisters tap dance with umbrellas)
--Byron Palmer & Doretta Morrow - "My Darling" (from "Where's Charlie")
--Dean Murphy (stand-up comedian, does Hildegard impressions)
--Gloria Hamilton, Anne Gilkey, Gene Nelson, Bob Dixon - "When Someone You Love, Loves You" production number from
"Lend Me An Ear."
--Al Kelly (comedian, in character as Finster O'Finster)
--Marita & Manuel Viera (trained monkey act)
-- Audience bows: Lt. General Robert Richardson, Lon Mcallister, Skitch Henderson, Forrest Tucker

33. 30-Jan-49 guests unknown
34. 06-Feb-49 guests unknown
35. 13-Feb-49 guests unknown
36. 20-Feb-49 guests unknown
37. 27-Feb-49 guests unknown
38. 06-Mar-49 guests unknown
39. 13-Mar-49 guests unknown
40. 20-Mar-49 guests unknown
41. 27-Mar-49 guests unknown
42. 03-Apr-49 guests unknown
43. 10-Apr-49 guests unknown
44. 17-Apr-49 guests unknown
45. 24-Apr-49 guests unknown
46. 01-May-49 guests unknown
47. 08-May-49 guests unknown
48. 15-May-49 guests unknown
49. 22-May-49 guests unknown
50. 29-May-49 guests unknown
51. 05-Jun-49 guests unknown
52. 12-Jun-49 guests unknown
53. 19-Jun-49 guests unknown


1.54 [--] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
26-Jun-1949 CBS Sun
Guests:
Sarah Vaughan
Elaine Street
Ken Carr
Carmen Cavallaro
Ray Bloch
Ethel Smith

Highlights:
--Sarah Vaughan - "Sunday Dream" & "Bianca"
--Elaine Street (does Street Vendor routine & sings parodies)
--Ken Carr (comedian, plays "12th Street Rag" on banjo)
--Virginia Lee (comic acrobatics)
--Businessmen of Rhythm - three men tap team perform "Yankee Doodle Dandy"
--Christine & Moll (tap dancing couple)
--Harold & Lola - "The Cobra Dance" ballet
--Audience bow: Richard Nay, Ethel Smith
-Finale: Carmen Cavallaro & Ray Bloch joins Ethel Smith on stage; The Toastettes dance to "Hi Neighbor"

55. 03-Jul-49 guests unknown

1.56 [--] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
10-Jul-1949 CBS Sun
Guests:
Joan Merrill
Bill Tabbert
Illinois Jacket
Jay Jason
The Rimmer Sisters
The Noble Trio

Highlights:
--Joan Merrill - "Summertime," "How Did He Look" and "Everywhere I Go"
--Bill Tabbert - "Younger Than Springtime" (from "South Pacific") & "Make Believe"
--Illinois Jacket (saxophone player) - plays "Flying Home" & "Blues Part Two"
--Singing Dodgers (members of the Brooklyn Dodgers): Ralph Branca, Carl Furillo, Erv Palica & Ray Bloch.
Ed talks with Ralph Branca.
--Jay Jason (stand-up comedy: Army humor, sings "Inka Dinka Doo" (imitating Durante), "Ghost Riders In the Sky"
& "On The Road To Mandalay"
--The Rimmer Sisters (tap dance routine)
--The Noble Trio (acrobats) - 2 men and a woman on parallel bars.
--Audience bows: 42nd Rainbow Division Veterans; Bobby Riggs

57. 17-Jul-49 guests unknown
58. 24-Jul-49 guests unknown
59. 31-Jul-49 guests unknown
60. 07-Aug-49 guests unknown
61. 14-Aug-49 guests unknown
62. 21-Aug-49 guests unknown
63. 28-Aug-49 guests unknown
64. 04-Sep-49 guests unknown
65. 11-Sep-49 guests unknown

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