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Season 2 (CBS)(1949-50)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Tom Alger
references:
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  Playlist -  "The Ed Sullivan Show"  Season 2 (1949-50)

###### Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town ########
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CBS Sundays 8:00-9:00pm Eastern

 2.1 [66] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
18-Sep-1949 CBS Sun
Guests:
Louis Prima
Buddy Lester
Ruby Hill
Sonny Howard
Prince Mandez
Loretta & Klemis
(comical dance team)
The Wong Sisters
(acrobats)
The Toastettes
(regular dancers)(appear at beginning of show)
Highlights:
--Louis Prima - "I Don't Wanna Marry the Girl from Napoli" & "I'll be Seeing You"
--Buddy Lester (comedian)
--Ruby Hill - "One More for the Road" & "The One I Love Belongs to Someone Else"
--Sonny Howard (vocal impressionist, sings "Sunny Side Of The Street" and does impressions of popular singers)
--Prince Mandez - magician doing newspaper & card tricks, gets celebrities to assist him in charming a snake
(Rocky Graziano, Charlie Fuseri, Sugar Ray Robinson, & Robert Stack)
--Audience bows: Bobby Lane, Johnny Rausch, Gracie Barrie

2.2 [67] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
25-Sep-1949 CBS Sun
Guest:
Victor Borge

2.3 [68] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
02-Oct-1949 CBS Sun
Guests:
Ethel Waters
John Golden
The Blackburn Twins
Harold Lang
Paul Drake
Manuel & Marika Viera
The Toastettes
(regular dancers)(appear at the beginning and end of show)
Highlights:
--Ethel Waters - "Little Joe"
(the piano player is jazz legend Fletcher Henderson - believed to be the only known footage of him).
--Ethel Waters - "Stormy Weather"
--John Golden (Tin Pan Alley song writer) - plays piano & sings "Goodbye Girls," "I'm Through," "Poor Butterfly" and "Venus"
--The Blackburn Twins (tap dancing & singing twin brothers) - brothers perform mirror act (as if they are one person)
--Frank Parker - "Nothing Like A Dame" (song from "South Pacific") & "Wait Till The Sun Shines Nellie"
--Harold Lang - "The Trolley Song"
--Paul Drake (stand-up comedian, tells jokes and sings "When I'm Calling You" as MacDonald & Eddy)
--Manuel & Marika Viera (trained animal act) - Professor Tippy & Cobina dressed as baseball players;
monkeys playing piano & guitar; monkey eats & plays organ.
--Audience bows: Joe Page (N. Y. Yankee Relief Pitcher); Joey Adams (comedian); Peter Lawford (actor);
William Wilder; Ben Alexander (NYC fireman, decorated 4 times).

2.4 [69] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
09-Oct-1949 CBS Sun
Guests:
Pearl Bailey & Oran Page
Gracie Barrie
Joey Bishop
Victor Borge
Ed Durlacher and square dancers
The Toastettes
(regular dancers)(appear at beginning of show)
Highlights:
--Pearl Bailey & Oran Page (billed as Oran "Hot Lips" Page) - "It's Cold Outside" & "The Hucklebuck"
--Gracie Barrie - "Are You Having Any Fun?" & "(I Want) A Sunday Kind of Love" (with Ed as husband reading newspaper).
--Joey Bishop (comedian, doing stand-up & impressions)
--Ed Durlacher and square dancers - dance to "Honor Your Partner"
--Victor Borge (comedian at piano) - comedy routine & (later in show) performs "Little Red School House"
--Joan Halloway (tap dancer) - dance routine
--Audience bow: Buddy Young (football star - on-stage bow)

70. 16-Oct-49 guests unknown
71. 23-Oct-49 guests unknown
72. 30-Oct-49 guests unknown
73. 06-Nov-49 guests unknown

2.9 [74] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
13-Nov-1949 CBS Sun
Guests:
Vaughn Monroe
Denise Darcel
Fran Warren
Leo Fuchs
(comedian, his television debut)
Jack Waldron
(comedian)
Bobby Winters
(juggler)
Renault & Rudy
(acrobats)
Highlights:
--Vaughn Monroe sings "Riders in the Sky" and "Singin' My Way Back Home"
--Vaughn Monroe sings "Dance Ballerina Dance" (while dancer Raw McGregor dances)
--Denise Darcel (French actress, of the film "Battleground") sings a song accompanied by composer Al Stone on the piano
--Fran Warren singing "Envy" (in her television debut)

75. 20-Nov-49 guests unknown
76. 27-Nov-49 guests unknown


2.12 [77] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
04-Dec-1949 CBS Sun
Guests:
Sarah Vaughan
Allyn Mclerie & Adolph Green
Maria Neglia
Kinko
Johnny Lander
Park & Clifford
The Salici Puppets

The Toastettes (regular dancers)(appear at the opening & closing of show)
Highlights:
--Sarah Vaughan - "Fool's Paradise" & "Mean To Me"
--Allyn Mclerie & Adolph Green - "Inspiration" (from play "Miss Liberty")
--Maria Neglia (violinist) - "The Happy Doll"
--Kinko (clown contortionist from Circus Lutz)
--Johnny Lander (novelty act, plays violin while balancing on ladder)
--Park & Clifford (do card tricks & acrobatics, Ed gets into the act)
--Salici Puppets - puppet version of "Toast Of The Town" (puppets of Ray Bloch, Ed Sullivan, etc.)
--Audience bows: Henry King, Sarah Berner, Bosh Pritchard, Gene Shelton; Captain Paul Lucas (heroic fireman)

78. 11-Dec-49 guests unknown
79. 18-Dec-49 guests unknown


2.15 [80] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
25-Dec-1949 CBS Sun
Guests:
Larry Storch
Mimi Benzell
The Phil Jones Dancers
The Rexfords

Highlights:
--Larry Storch (comedian, does routine about foreign films; plays an English explorer; performs dying scene)
--Mimi Benzell sings "My Caballero" and "Ave Maria" (First Metropolitan opera star to perform in a supper club)
--Phil Jones Dancers (6 couples - all children - sing & dance) -
"Ain't She Sweet." Couples demonstrate dances: Tango, Latin Dance, Cha-Cha; Russian-style dance;
the Charleston; the Waltz. Following performance, Phil Jones comes out & bows.
--The Rexfords (acrobatic duo - they balance off each other; then do trick with Ed).
--Audience bows: Johnny Marks (writer of "Rudolph The Red-Nose Reindeer"); Jean Michel Reilou

81. 01-Jan-50 guests unknown
82. 08-Jan-50 guests unknown
83. 15-Jan-50 guests unknown
84. 22-Jan-50 guests unknowm
85. 29-Jan-50 guests unknown

2.x [86] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
05-Feb-1950 CBS Sun
Guests:
Teresa Brewer
Luise Rainer
Mickey Shaughnessy
Walter Long
Rosita Serrano
Johnny Heldy's Bears
Walter Nelson

Highlights:
--Teresa Brewer - "Ol' Man Mose" & "Music, Music, Music" (with dancers)
--Luise Rainer (dramatic reading from "Small Tragedy")
--Mickey Shaughnessy (stand-up comedian, topics: New York & Gene Autry matinee)
--Walter Long - tap dances to "Tea for Two" & "Native Drums"
--Rosita Serrano (plays guitar & sings Brazilian song)
--Johnny Heldy's Bears (animal act, bears ride bicycles & roll barrels)
--Walter Nelson (novelty act, comedic unicyclist rides tiny bicycle)

87. 12-Feb-50 guests unknown
88. 19-Feb-50 guests unknown
89. 26-Feb-50 guests unknown
90. 05-Mar-50 guests unknown
91. 12-Mar-50 guests unknown
92. 19-Mar-50 guests unknown
93. 26-Mar-50 guests unknown
94. 02-Apr-50 guests unknown
95. 09-Apr-50 guests unknown
96. 16-Apr-50 guests unknown
97. 23-Apr-50 guests unknown
98. 30-Apr-50 guests unknown
99. 07-May-50 guests unknown
100. 14-May-50 guests unknown
101. 21-May-50 guests unknown
102. 28-May-50 guests unknown
103. 04-Jun-50 guests unknown
104. 11-Jun-50 guests unknown
105. 18-Jun-50 guests unknown
106. 25-Jun-50 guests unknown
107. 02-Jul-50 guests unknown
108. 09-Jul-50 guests unknown


2.x [109] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: (air date to be verified)
16-Jul-1950 CBS Sun
Guest host: Jane Froman

110. 23-Jul-50 guests unknown
111. 30-Jul-50 guests unknown
112. 06-Aug-50 guests unknown
113. 13-Aug-50 guests unknown
114. 20-Aug-50 guests unknown
115. 27-Aug-50 guests unknown
116. 03-Sep-50 guests unknown
117. 10-Sept-50 guests unknown


2.x [118] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
17-Sep-1950 CBS Sun
Guest:
Hedy Lamarr

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