CTVA US Music Variety -  Ed Sullivan "Toast Of The Town" (CBS) Season 6 (1953-54)

The Classic TV Archive - US  Music Variety
  MusicVariety Guestbook
<Previous      Ed Sullivan hosts "Toast Of The Town"         Next>
Season 6 (CBS)(1953-54)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Tom Alger
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

  Playlist -  "The Ed Sullivan Show"  Season 6 (1953-54) (no videos)

###### Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town ########
############## season 6 1953-54 ##############
CBS Sundays 8:00-9:00pm Eastern

 6.1 [275] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
20-Sep-1953 CBS Sun
Scheduled Guests:
Gene Autry, John Raitt, Delores Gray, Anna Russeli
--Gene Autry (Guest) - Tribute to Gene Autry - "Rancho Grande," "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer,"
"Your Cheatin' Heart" & "Back In The Saddle Again"
--John Raitt & Delores Gray - selections from the Broadway show "Carousel":
Spanish Carnival dance & "Isn't This A Lovely Day To Be Caught in the Rain"
--John Raitt - "If I Loved You"
--Delores Gray - "I've Got The World On A String"
--Anna Russeli (vaudeville comedian, plays novelty piano & does a comic sneeze routine)

6.2 [276] 27-Sep-53 guests unknown

6.3 [277] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
04-Oct-1953 CBS Sun
Scheduled guests:
Guy Mitchell
Teresa Brewer
Joe Louis
Peter Lawford
Sam Levenson
Helen Wood
Toba Mazaroff

6.4 [278] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
11-Oct-1953 CBS Sun
Scheduled Guests:
Harry Belafonte (singer)
Gwen Verdon (listed as a "cover girl")
Dewey 'Pigmeat' Markham

6.5 [279] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
18-Oct-1953 CBS Sun
Scheduled Guests:
Grace Kelly, Ralph Meeker, David Wayne, John Forsythe
--Grace Kelly and Ralph Meeker perform "The French Lesson" (from the play "Good News")
--David Wayne and John Forsythe (in a scene from "The Teahouse of the August Moon")
--Chopin's Polonaise in A Major from Carnegie Hall.

6.6 [280] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
25-Oct-1953 CBS Sun
Scheduled Guests:
Patti Page, Julius Larosa, Sam Levenson, The Step Brothers Elaine Browning
--Patti Page sings "Father, Father" & medley ("With My Eyes Wide Open I'm Dreaming," "I Went To Your Wedding,"
"How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?," "Tennessee Waltz," and "Would I Love You (Love You, Love You)")
--Julius Larosa - "El Compari," "Rolling Along" & "Anywhere I Roam"
--The Step Brothers (acrobatic tap dancers)
--The Pensocola Naval Aviation Cadet Choir - sing "Anchors Aweigh" (aboard ship)
--Sam Levenson (comedy commentary on Schnooks and Schemiels)
--De Soneys (spelling?) - couple performs dance from the film "So This Is Love"
--Elaine Browning (novelty act, plays xylophone with a doll puppet)
--Audience bows: Captain Jack Bergen; Greer Garson (with her mother);
Mr. And Mrs. Salvatore Larosa; Otto Grahaml Val Parnell; Joe Louis; Coley Wallace;
Maria Veccia (adopted Italian girl); and three members from the USS George Davis

6.7 [281] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
01-Nov-1953 CBS Sun
Julius Larossa, Ann Miller, Bert Lahr, Art Carney, Senor Wences
--Julius Larossa - "Tea For Two" (soft shoe routine with two women), "Ebb Tide" & "I'll See You In My Dreams"
--Ann Miller - shows Julius a dance step
--Bert Lahr & Art Carney - sketch: sports announcer interviews old time football player
--Patachou (French chanteuse)
--Senor Wences (ventriloquist) - talks with Pedro (head in box) and Johnny (hand puppet); and does a telephone routine.
--Bronco Majurski (All American Minnesota football player)
--Cornelia Otis Skinner - recites monologue titled "Being Presented"
--Georgie Tapps - tap dances to "Ravel's Bolero" with other dancers
Audience bows: Mrs. Gus Kahn (songwriter's widow); Hank Morino Marino (jockey); Louise Suggs (golfer); Col. John McNutly

6.8 [282] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: TOAST TO THE MET
Broadcast "live" from the stage of the "Metropolitan Opera House" in celebration of the Metropolitan Opera's 70th anniversary.
08-Nov-1953 CBS Sun
Rise Stevens, Roberta Peters; Robert Merrill, Richard Tucker, Cesare Siepi, Paul Franke, Hilda Gueden
--Rise Stevens and Richard Tucker - the finale from "Carmen"
--Rise Stevens, Roberta Peters; Robert Merrill, Richard Tucker - Quartet (from "Rigoletto")
--Robert Merrill - "Some Enchanted Evening" (from "South Pacific")
--Cesare Siepi and Paul Franke - "Death of Boris" (from "Boris Godunov"
--Victor Borge - "Dressing down Mozart" routine

6.9 [283] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
15-Nov-1953 CBS Sun
Scheduled guests:
Gordon MacRae
Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healey

Jeanmarie (star of "Hans Christian Andersen")
Gayla Peevey (child star)
Rudy Horn (juggler)
Mask and Wig Club of the University of Pennsylvania
Minneapolis Lakers (champion pro basketball team)
Mrs. Alice Thompson (editor and publisher of Seventeen Magazine)
The participants in the Seventeen Magazine doll contest

6.10 [284] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
22-Nov-1953 CBS Sun
Rex Harrison, Lilli Palmer, Charles Boyer, Nora Kovach & Istan Rabovsky, Norman Evans, Vigo Jahn
--Rex Harrison and Lilli Palmer (in a scene from S.N. Behrman's "No Time for Comedy")
--Charles Boyer (actor, in a scene from "Don Juan in Hell")
--Nora Kovach & Istan Rabovsky (husband-and-wife ballet team)
--Norman Evans (British comedian)
--Vigo Jahn (novelty act)

6.11 [285] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
29-Nov-1953 CBS Sun
Scheduled guests:
Sophie Tucker
Julius LaRosa
Joe E. Lewis
The Harmonicats
Dr. Ralph Bunche

"Colliers" All-American football team
The Six Frielanis

6.12 [286] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
06-Dec-1953 CBS Sun
Scheduled Guests:
Charles Boyer (in a scene from "Don Juan in Hell")
Roberta Peters
Julius LaRosa
Sam Levenson

members of the Princeton Triangle Club
Regulars: The Jack Cole Dancers

6.13 [287] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
13-Dec-1953 CBS Sun
Frankie Laine, The Nicholas Brothers, Jimmy Boyd, Manu, Rabovsky & Kovach, Pauline Di Maura, Ann Marsden, Eric Badicton
--The Nicholas Brothers, who tap dance to "Alligator Crawl" with six female dancers (Harlem Club set)
--Frankie Laine - medley ("My Desire," "Wild Goose," "Sunny Side of the Street," "Jezebel," "High Noon" & "I Believe")
--Jimmy Boyd - "Santa Came Down the Chimney" & "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" (later in show he does a stand-up routine)
--Manu (juggler who twirls knives to native drum beat)
--Rabovsky & Kovach (ballet duo wearing Hungarian peasant costumes)
--Pauline Di Maura (whistles "Beautiful Dreamer")
--Ann Marsden (archery demonstration)
--Eric Badicton (balancing act)
Other Highlights:
-Ed Sullivan appears outside on Broadway showing onlookers a tank which was converted from an English car.
A Czech family used the tank to escape from the Russians. Dorothy Haughton, a U.S. diplomat who helped the family
escape, appears.
--Frankie Laine introduces Patty Bross of Union City, New Jersey, winner of the Columbia Records-Wurlitzer-Franki Laine
national disk jocky contest. Patty, a singer, triumphed over 5,000 other aspiring vocalists. Frankie awards a
check to Patty.
Audience bows: Terry Moore; Robert Wagner; Pamela Martin; Aldo Ray; Al Rosen (baseball player, later appears on stage).
Note: Charles Laughton did not appear on this episode. (He was a scheduled guest.)

6.14 [288] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: CHRISTMAS SHOW
20-Dec-1953 CBS Sun
Scheduled guests:
The Salzburg Marionettes

6.15 [289] Toast Of The Town: ROSEMARY CLOONEY (Guest Host)
27-Dec-1953 CBS Sun
Scheduled guests:
Julius LaRosa (singer)
Sam Levenson
The Ashtons (acrobatic troupe)

6.16 [290] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
03-Jan-1954 CBS Sun
Scheduled Guests:
Ice Capades of '54
Jose Greco
Richard Hayden
Robert Lamaret
Les Campagnons de la Chanson

6.17 [291] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
10-Jan-1954 CBS Sun
Scheduled Guests:
Johnnie Ray
David Wayne & John Forsythe
Ed Hodges
Willy, West and McGinty
Larry Best
Joyce's Camels

--David Wayne & John Forsythe appear in scene from "The Teahouse of the August Moon."

6.18 [292] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
17-Jan-1954 CBS Sun
Scheduled Guests:
Roberta Peters
Senor Wences
Ching the Magician

6.19 [293] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
24-Jan-1954 CBS Sun
Scheduled Guests:
The Ames Brothers
Margot Fonteyn
Michael Somes
Cesare Siepi
Sadler's Wells corps de ballet

6.20 [294] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
31-Jan-1954 CBS Sun
Patti Page, Richard Tucker, Judith Anderson, West Point Glee Club, Rudy Horn, The Three Rudells
--Patti Page - "Crossover the Bridge," "Changing Partners" & "The Whole World Is Singing My Song"
--West Point Glee Club - "Onward Christian Soldiers" (military men's choir)
--Judith Anderson (actress) - comedy sketch set in psychiatrist's office
--Andre (Andres?) Segovia - classical guitarist, plays 2 songs
--Richard Tucker (tenor) - "Shere Pa Mach" (Israeli marching song) & an Italian Aria
--Rudy Horn (juggler)
--The Three Rudells (acrobats performing on trampoline)
--On film: St. Paul Winter Carnival (7 minute film narrated by Ed Sullivan).

6.21 [295] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
07-Feb-1954 CBS Sun
Scheduled Guests:
Dorothy Lamour
Orson Bean (comedian, from "John Murray Anderson's Almanac")
Ruth Draper (had a one-woman show on Broadway at the time of this broadcast)
Yehudi Menuhin (violinist)
The Oklahoma University Glee Club

6.22 [296] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: THE M-G-M STORY
Ed Sullivan salutes the 30th Jubilee of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
14-Feb-1954 CBS Sun
Scheduled Guests:
Fred Astaire
Gene Kelly
Lucille Ball
Desi Arnaz
Jane Powell
Dory Schary

6.23 [297] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
21-Feb-1954 CBS Sun
Scheduled guests:
Tony Martin
Senior Wences (ventriloquist)
Myron Cohen (comedian)

6.24 [298] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
28-Feb-1954 CBS Sun
Scheduled guests:
Betty and Jane Kean (comediennes)
Hilde Gueden (soprano)
Eileen O'Dare (dancer)
Colette Marchand (premiere ballerina)
Les Compagnons de la Chanson (French singing group)
Mayo Brothers (novelty act)

6.25 [299] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: THE ASCAP STORY pt1
The story of the American Society of Authors and Publishers
(2 more Ascap episodes on 2-May-54/9-May-54)
07-Mar-1954 CBS Sun
Scheduled Guests:
Nat "King" Cole
Hurd Hatfield (actor, in a scene from the play "Bullfight")
Harvey Stone (comedian)
Joe Howard (II) (listed as an "octogenarian")
Amin Brothers (novelty act)

6.26 [300] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
14-Mar-1954 CBS Sun
Scheduled Guests:
Leslie Caron (in a scene from "Lili")
Montgomery Cliff
Victor Borge (pianist-comedian)
Julius LaRosa (singer)
Hal Le Roy (dancer)
Pegleg Bates
Dorothy Hayden's Irish Steppers
The Gaudsmith Brother's Dog Act

6.27 [301] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
21-Mar-1954 CBS Sun
Scheduled Guests:
Eddie Fisher
Betty and Jane Kean (comedians)
The Harmonicats
Richard Hearne (English comedian)
Gautier's Steeplechase animal act
Also: "A Night with Walt Disney's Artists"

[--] Ed Sullivan : Toast Of The Town
28-Mar-54 pre-empted for:
"The General Foods Anniversary Show" with Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.

6.28 [302] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
04-Apr-1954 CBS Sun
Scheduled Guests:
Eartha Kitt
Teresa Brewer (singer)
Sophie Tucker (in a live performance from Miami)
Ben Hogan (golfer, in a remote from Atlanta)
Billy De Wolfe (comedian)
Mary Garden (opera star of earlier years making her TV debut)
Also: Opera star Roberta Peters and the "Three Musketeers" of the Metropolitan Opera
(Cesare Siepi, Cesare Vallette, and Fernando Corena).

6.29 [303] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
11-Apr-1954 CBS Sun
Scheduled Guests:
Leonard Warren (Metropolitan Opera star)
The First Piano Quartet (composed of Adam Garner, Edward Edson, Frank Mittler, and Glauco D'Attili)
Pat D'Or (English juggler)
The Dancing Szonys
Patti Bross (singer, winner of a Frankie Laine contest)
--On film: Ed visits with Gary Cooper and Burt Lancaster. The three are in a projection room
viewing scenes from the new movie "Vera Cruz" starring Cooper and Lancaster.

6.30 [304] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
18-Apr-1954 CBS Sun
Scheduled Guests:
Eddie Albert
(narrates an adaptation of "One God," a children's book about the various religious faiths practiced in America)
The Notre Dame Glee Club (making its 6th annual Easter appearance)
Columbia University students (sixty performers and a chorus from the university)
Joe Jackson, Jr. (clown)
The Marcus Chimpanzees

6.31 [305] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
25-Apr-1954 CBS Sun
Scheduled Guests:
Chester Gould ("Dick Tracy" creator and artist)
Victoria de Los Angeles (Metropolitan Opera star)
Korean Children's Choir (sent to the U.S. by South Korean president Syngman Rhee, under the patronage of the White House)
Moore and Lessey (comedy team)
Mata and Hari (dancers)
Joe Jackson, Jr. (circus clown)
Tom Packs and his elephant act

6.32 [306] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: THE ASCAP STORY Part 1
02-May-1954 CBS Sun
Scheduled Guests:
W.C. Handy (composer)
Lionel Hampton and his sextet perform "St. Louis Blues" (composed by W.C. Handy)
Bert Lahr (comedian)
Lillian Roth (singer)
Julius LaRosa (singer)
Otto Harbach (ASCAP president)
Maude Nugent Jerone
Geoffrey O'Hara (composer of "K-K-K-Katy")
Roy Smeck (banjo player)

6.33 [307] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: THE ASCAP STORY Part 2
09-May-1954 CBS Sun
Composers scheduled to appear:
Jack Norworth - composer of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"
Joe E. Howard - composer of "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now"
Rudolf Frimi - composer of "Rose Marie" and "Firefly"
Harry Tierney - composer of "Alice Blue Gown"
Other Scheduled Guests:
Julius LaRosa sings "Young At Heart."
Richard Whiting's daughters Barbara and Margaret Whiting do a medley of their father's songs.
Benny Fields sings "My Melancholy Baby."
Nanci Crompton dances "The Bridal Veil Dance."
--Audience bow: Liberace

6.34 [308] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
16-May-1954 CBS Sun
Scheduled Guests:
Nat "King" Cole (singer)
David Wayne
(plays the Japanese interpreter Sakini in a scene from John Patrick's Pulitzer prize-winning play "Teahouse of the August Moon.")
Ted Lewis (entertainer known as the "Is Everybody Happy?" man)
Stan Musial (St. Louis Cardinal outfielder)
Byron Nelson (golfer)
Dick Contino (accordionist)
Richard "Mr. Pastry" Hearne (English comedian)
--Scheduled audience bows: General Claire Chennault and members of his "Flying Tiger" division.

6.35 [309] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
23-May-1954 CBS Sun
Scheduled Guests:
On film: Producer David O. Selznick discusses the re-issue of "Gone With the Wind." Also: a "GWTW" film clip.
Other scheduled guests:
Betty and Jane Kean (comedy team)
Mindy Carson (singer)
Richard "Mr. Pastry" Hearne (English comedian)
Page and Bray (dancers)
Dickie Valentine (English singing star)

6.36 [310] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
30-May-1954 CBS Sun
Scheduled Guests:
Liberace, George Liberace, Hermione Gingold, Patti Page, Red Buttons, Richard "Mr. Pastry" Hearne
--Patti Page
--Red Buttons (comedian)
--Liberace with Hermione Gingold (Liberace plays "The Warsaw Concerto" as Hermione Gingold accompanies him on the cello.)
--Liberace, later in show, appears as a hillbilly.
--George Liberace (Liberace's brother) conducts the orchestra.
--Richard "Mr. Pastry" Hearne (English comic dances and does pantomime).
--Johnny Farrell (golf pro, discusses the coming National Open which takes place at his course)
--Bacone Choir (30 American-Indian singers from Muskogee, Oklahoma, appear in costume to sing choral songs.)

6.37 [311] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: ARMY TALENT CHAMPIONSHIP
06-Jun-1954 CBS Sun
Guest: Victor Borge and 12 finalists from the Army Talent Championship.
--The 12 GI finalists were selected from among 75,000 men who auditioned from 12 worldwide Army command centers.
--Victor Borge entertains while the judges (made up of prominent celebrities) tally their scores.
--The finalists include Ezio D. Flagello, Emmanuel Lipman, Charles Malluzza, and Robert Brandstatter, all of the Bronx,
Michael Domenico of North Collins, N.Y., Bernard Horowitz, of Brooklyn, Charles Reed, of Newark, and Cephus McGirt.

6.38 [312] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
13-Jun-1954 CBS Sun
Scheduled Guests:
Janice Paige, John Raitt, Victor Borge, The Goofers, The Wichita Orphans, Mata And Hari, Yokoi Trio
--Janice Paige & John Raitt - "There Was A Man" (from "The Pajama Game")
--John Raitt - "If I Loved You" (from "Carousel")
--Victor Borge - plays music of famous composers, then does his interpretations of how they would play "Happy Birthday."
--The Goofers (instrumental quartet, sing "When The Saints Go Marching In" & do celebrity impressions)
--The Wichita Orphans (barbershop quartet) - "Wait 'Til The Sun Shines Nellie"
--Mata And Hari (dance stylists doing a Carnegie Hall sketch)
--Yokoi Trio (3 female cyclists from Japan)

6.39 [313] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: 6TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW
20-Jun-1954 CBS Sun
Scheduled Guests:
Jackie Gleason, Rocky Marciano, Rise Stevens, Harold Arlen, Hal Leroy & Peg Leg Bates, Darvas and Julia, Will Jordan
--Jackie Gleason - sketch: "The Poor Soul Visits a Cafeteria"
--Rocky Marciano (Sullivan interview, the two compare muscles)
--Ezra Charles (boxer) & Ed Fergolt (golfer) join Rocky & Ed Sullivan onstage.
--Rise Stevens - "Stars In My Eyes"
--Harold Arlen - composer doing a medley of his hits ..
("Get Happy," "Let's Fall In Love," "I've Got The World On A String," "Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea,"
"One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)," "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate The Positive," "Come Rain Or Come Shine
(w/Rise Stevens)," "Stormy Weather," "Somewhere Over The Rainbow," "That Old Black Magic" & "The Man That Got Away.")
--Hal Leroy & Peg Leg Bates (tap dancers) - tap dance challenge between the two.
--Darvas and Julia (dance team)
--Will Jordan (comedian, does impersonations)
--Eight beauty queens from Florida (present gifts to Ed on behalf of Florida civic groups.)
-- Audience bows: Debbie Renyolds; Ray Jablonski

6.40 [314] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: Broadcast Live from New York
27-Jun-1954 CBS Sun
Scheduled guests
Bert Lahr (comedian)
Joni James (singer)
Ben Hogan (golfer)
Pat Henning (comedian)
The Dancing Szonys
On film:
--European acts, including chanteuse Patachou, pay tribute to Ed Sullivan.
--Ed interviews Genevieve de Galard-Terraube, the French flight nurse known as the "Angel of Dien Bien Phu."

6.41 [315] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
04-Jul-1954 CBS Sun
Scheduled Guests:
The Ink Spots (vocal group)
Delores Gray (musical comedy star)
The Step Brothers (dancers)
Jackie (a balancer)
The Marcellis (an acrobatic act)

6.42 [316] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
11-Jul-1954 CBS Sun
Scheduled Guests:
Rosemary Clooney (singer)
The Four Lads (vocal group)
Joan Holloway (dancer)
Romo Vincent (comedian)
Stan Kramer (puppeteer)
Also: finalists in the Miss Universe beauty pageant

6.43 [317] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: Broadcast from the Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York
18-Jul-1954 CBS Sun
Scheduled guests:
Vaughn Monroe, Carol Haney, Doretta Morrow, Rafael Mendez & sons, Stan Kramer, The Gautier Steeplechasers
--Vaughn Monroe (singer-bandleader)
--Carol Haney (dancer from "The Pajama Game" who will dance to "Steam Heat," one of the show's production numbers)
--Doretta Morrow (singer from "Kismet")
--Rafael Mendez & sons (trumpet player with his 17-year-old twin sons, Ralph and Robert)
--The Gautier Steeplechasers (with ponies, dogs and a monkey)
--Stan Kramer (billed as a "pantomimist")
Note: Stan Kramer was called a "puppeteer" on 11Jul54 and a pantomimist" on 18Jul54.

6.44 [318] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: TOPS IN BLUES
25-Jul-1954 CBS Sun
Air force talent show preview with performers selected from U.S. Air Force bases throughout the world.

6.45 [319] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
01-Aug-1954 CBS Sun
Scheduled guests:
Polly Bergen (singer-actress)
Ames Brothers (singing group)
Lee Allen (singer-comedian)
Smith and Dale (comedians)
The Szonys (dancers)

6.46 [320] Toast Of The Town: VICTOR BORGE (guest host)
08-Aug-1954 CBS Sun
Scheduled Guests:
Audrey Meadows & Jack Whiting (appear in a song-and-dance routine)
Mary Small (singer)
Les Charlivels (acrobatic musicians)

6.47 [321] Toast Of The Town: VICTOR BORGE (guest host)
15-Aug-1954 CBS Sun
Scheduled Guests:
Janis Paige (star of Broadway's "The Pajama Game")
Mata & Hari (dancers)
Plus: The boy and girl winners of a singing contest

6.48 [322] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: (broadcast in Color)
22-Aug-1954 CBS Sun
Scheduled Guests:
Eartha Kitt, John Raitt, Janis Paige, Celeste Holm, Michael Curtiz, Andrea Dancers, The Bogdadis
--Eartha Kitt - "If You Haven't Got Love" (from the show "Mink") & "Monogamous"
--John Raitt - "Hey There" (from "The Pajama Game") & "My Boy Bill" (soliloquy from "Carousel")
--Janis Paige - "Hernando's Hideaway" (from "The Pajama Game")
--Celeste Holm with Hollywood director Michael Curtiz
--Andrea Dancers (formal dancing, with double jointed girl)
--The Bogdadis (juggling act with brothers)
--Miss Malta and Company (animal act with dancing poodle)
Note: This episode (22-Aug-54) was originally broadcast in color. It was the first color episode (using the NTSC standard).
Unfortunately, it survives only as a B&W kinescope. This appears to be a one-time color test. All of the other other shows
from 1954 were broadcast in black & white. It was not until September 19, 1965, that "Ed Sullivan" switched to color on
a regular basis. (All episodes from 19-Sep-65 until the end of series' run were in color.)

6.49 [323] Toast Of The Town: EDDIE FISHER (guest host)
29-Aug-1954 CBS Sun
Scheduled Guests:
The American Legion's Jackson Zouaves drill team
Joyce's Camel

singing contest winners

6.50 [324] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: Broadcast from Atlantic City's Convention Hall
05-Sep-1954 CBS Sun
Scheduled Guests/Highlights:
John Harris' "Ice Capades of 1955" (40-minute segment planned) -
starring Donna Atwood and Bobby Specht, with a cast of 110 skaters.
Roberta Peters (opera singer)
Sonny Howard (impressionist)
The Harmonicaires (might be "the Harmonicats")

6.51 [325] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: THE DARRYL F. ZANUCK STORY (Broadcast from Hollywood)
12-Sep-1954 CBS Sun
Jack Benny, Dan Dailey, Shirley Temple, Gloria DeHaven, Ruby Keeler, Tony Martin
Sheree North, Dick Powell, Tyrone Power, Clifton Webb

6.52 [326] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: SALUTE TO THE U.S. NAVY
19-Sep-1954 CBS Sun
Scheduled Guests:
--All performers on this show made up of Navy personnel.
(This is similar to previous programs showcasing Army and Air Force talent.)

###### Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town ########
############## end of season 6 ###############
 Have you any comments, corrections, episode titles, air dates, production numbers, directors, writers, story/synopsis, guest stars, cast lists, etc?
Have you any old videos, or tv guides? Dust them off and let us know if you have any information on this series or any other tv series from the
Golden Age of TV, which is missing from any episode guides on the web. Perhaps a certain episode of a particular series coincided with a key
moment in your life, or in world events - and or has left a vivid memory of when it was shown. Let us know. Would you like to see any other
tv series guides on this site? If so please e-mail The Classic TV Archive - see Feedback below.
This guide may be distributed and copied freely, in its entirety, for personal use. All original author and copyright information must
remain intact. Any sales or other uses of this document are expressly forbidden, without the specific consent of the author(s).
Copyright The Classic TV Archive. All rights reserved.

Return to The Classic TV Archive Home Page
  MusicVariety Guestbook