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Season 7 (CBS)(1954-55)
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  Playlist -  "The Ed Sullivan Show"  Season 7 (1954-55)

###### Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town ########
############## season 7 1954-55 ##############
CBS Sundays 8:00-9:00pm Eastern

7.1 [327] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: SALUTE TO THE CLEVELAND INDIANS
b: 26-Sep-1954
Scheduled Guests:
A salute to the Cleveland Indians on the eve of the World Series (team to appear live from Cleveland).
Scheduled guests in New York include:
--Los Chavales De Espagna with Trini Reyes (Spanish singing and instrumental group)
--"The Happy Wanderers" (a children's choir from Obernkirchen, Germany, making their U.S. TV debut)
--Augie & Margo (dance team)

7.2 [328] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: SALUTE TO LUCILLE BALL & DESI ARNAZ
b: 03-Oct-1954
(entire 60-minute show dedicated to Lucy & Desi)
Scheduled Guests:
--Desi Arnaz sings "Babaloo"
--Vivian Vance & William Frawley do a Vaudeville number.
--"Circus Saints And Sinners Luncheon" - Celebrity testimonial with Lucy & Desi, Dusty Rhodes, Harry Chesney,
William Frawley, Tex O'Rourke, Howard Dietz, Vivian Vance, John Hodiak, and Don Dixon.
Speeches by Tex O'Rourke, Dusty Rhodes, and Ed Sullivan. Ed reads letter from Bernard Barauch.
Followed by speeches by Lucy & Desi.
Film clips: (1) "Bataan" clip with Desi Arnaz & Robert Taylor; (2) "The Long Long Trailer" clip with Lucy & Desi;
(3) "I Love Lucy" clip where Lucy gives birth to Little Ricky.

7.3 [329] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 10-Oct-1954
Scheduled Guests:
--Patti Page (singer)
--Xavier Cugat and his band with singer-dancer Abbe Lane
--The Four Step Brothers
--Bobby Jones (golfer, tribute planned)
--Rudy Cardenas (billed as "the world's number one juggler")
--The Maxcelles (acrobats)
On film: Clips from the Judy Garland movie "A Star is Born" (Believed to be the first preview of the movie.)

7.4 [330] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 17-Oct-1954
Scheduled Guests:
--Irving Berlin
--Peg Leg Bates and Hal Le Roy (dancers)
--Orson Bean (comedian)
--Will Jordan (impersonator, known for his Ed Sullivan impression)
--Sinclair & Spaulding (dance team)
On film: A comedy bit between Ed Sullivan and Bing Crosby filmed at Pebble
Beach, CA. The film ends with Bing singing "White Christmas."

7.5 [331] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 24-Oct-1954
Scheduled guests:
--Pearl Bailey and Robert Merrill (singers, perform a duet)
--Carol Haney (dancer from the musical "Pajama Game")
--The Treniers (seven-man jazz combo)
--Vivien Tessi (acrobatic dancers)

7.6 [332] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 31-Oct-1954
Grantland Rice tribute (a salute to the late sportscaster):
--Ed Sullivan reads passage from Grantland Rice's book "The Tumult & The Shouting"
--Audience bows: Notre Dame's "Four Horsemen" (Harry Stuhldreher Don Miller, Jim Crowley & Elmer Layden)
--Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. - reads "The Ghost Of The Argonne" written by Grantland Rice
--Audience bows: Jack Dempsey, Gene Tunney, Mrs. Babe Ruth, Earle Sande, Vincent Richards, Doc Blanchard,
Johnny Weismuller, Gene Sarazin, Col. Eddie Egan.
Additional guests:
--Nat King Cole - "It's Crazy," "Smile," "Hajii Baba" and "Lover Come Back To Me"
--Bert Lahr & Art Carney (comedy sketch) - sports announcer interviews old time baseball player
--Genevieve (French singer) - "Les Marins" & "A La Bastille"
--Andres Segovia (Spanish guitarist, performs Menuet & Venezuelan dance songs)
--Audience bow: Dorothy Dandridge (followed by film clip from "Carmen Jones")

7.7 [333] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 07-Nov-1954
Scheduled Guests:
--Scenes from three Broadway plays (with the original casts):
(1) Dane Clark and Don Taylor in the World War II drama "Fragile Fox."
(2) Martin Gabel and Berry Kroeger in "Reclining Figure," a comedy
about the doings of a suave New York art dealer and his fake renoir painting.
(3) Elaine Stritch sings "You Took Advantage of Me"
(from the Broadway revival of the Rogers and Hart musical "On Your Toes")
Other scheduled guests:
--The Mills Brothers
--Kitty Kallen (singer)
--Richard "Mr. Pastry" Hearne (English comedian)
Note: Elaine Stritch performed "You Took Advantage of Me" on next week's show (14Nov54).
Either she missed 7Nov54 or she appeared on two consecutive shows.

7.8 [334] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 14-Nov-1954
Scheduled Guests:
--Elizabeth Taylor & Van Johnson (talk about their new movie "The Last Time I Saw Paris" & clip from the movie)
--Elaine Stritch - "You Took Advantage Of Me" (Richard Rodgers song)
--Harlem Globetrotters
--Julius LaRosa - "My Baby Cares For Me," "Mobile" and "The Gal That Got Away"
--Richard Hearn (England's Mr. Pastry) - gets Ed to sing, causes confusion in the bandstand.
--The Farias (acrobats)
--The University of Pennsylvania Mask And Wig Club
(men in drag do a production number with colonial dress and Spanish costumes).
--Rosanna Carteri (soprano) - "Mi Chiamno Mimi" (Mimi's aria from "La Boheme")
--Contest winners from Seventeen magazine's Save The Children doll contest.

7.9 [335] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 21-Nov-1954
Scheduled from New York:
--Victor Borge
--Roberta Peters (Metropolitan opera soprano)
appears with Cesare Siepi, Cesare Valletti and Fernando Corena (known as the Met's "Three Musketeers")
--Jimmy Boyd (young singer of "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" fame)
--The Ballets Espagnols with Terese & Luisillo (dancing company that appeared on Broadway, authentic Spanish dancing)
--Rudi Horn (balancer)
On film: Ed Sullivan visits the London set of the John Huston movie "Moby Dick."
Included is an interview with Gregory Peck, who plays Captain Ahab.

7.10 [336] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 28-Nov-1954
Scheduled Guests:
--The Broadway cast of "Fanny" (Florence Henderson, Ezio Pinza, William Tabbert and Lloyd Reese)
perform songs written by Harold Rome.
The Broadway hit "Fanny" was adapted from the stories of Marcel Pagnol by Joshua Logan and S. N. Behrman.
Also Scheduled Guests:
--Teresa Brewer
--Lou Little
--scenes from the Princeton Triangle Club's latest production
--Jay Marshall (comedian)

7.11 [337] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 05-Dec-1954
Scheduled guests:
--Kirk Douglas (actor)
--Eartha Kitt (singer)
--The Ames Brothers (singers)
--Carol Haney (dancer)
--Jackie Miles (comedian)
--The Wassan (acrobats)
On film: A clip from "There's No Business Like Show Business," starring Ethel Merman, Marilyn Monroe,
Dan Dailey, Johnnie Ray, Mitzi Gaynor and Donald O'Connor.

7.12 [338] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 12-Dec-1954
Scheduled Guests:
--The Crewcuts (vocal group, known for their "Sh-boom" recording)
--Sophie Tucker (singer)
--Virginia Mayo (actress, with a film clip from her movie "The Silver Chalice")
--David Whitfield (English operatic tenor)
--Angna Enters (dance impressionist)
--The Rudells (acrobats)

7.13 [339] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 19-Dec-1954
Scheduled (live from New York):
--The Chordettes (vocal group, of "Mr. Sandman" fame)
--Patti Page
--Julius LaRosa
--Sam Levenson (comedian)
--Mata & Hari (dance team)
On film (from Hollywood): Ed Sullivan appears with the stars of the movie "Not As A Stranger"
(Olivia De Havilland, Frank Sinatra, Broderick Crawford, Gloria Grahame, Charles Bickford, and Robert Mitchum).
Also appearing is director Stanley Kramer.
--Also on film:
"Star of Bethlehem" starring James Mason and his 7-year-old daughter, Portland, who appear with a cast of forty.

7.14 [340] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 26-Dec-1954
Scheduled Guests:
--Cab Calloway
--Hermione Gingold
--Joan Weber (singer, of "Let Me Go Lover" fame)
--Billy DeWolfe
--The Dancing Dunhills
On film: scenes from the film "Not As A Stranger" (from Morton Thompson's novel)

7.15 [341] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 02-Jan-1955
Scheduled Guests:
--Pearl Bailey
--A scene from the Broadway play "Witness for the Prosecution" with
Francis L. Sullivan and Patricia Jessel.
--Ted Lewis (singer)
--June Valli (singer)
--Sam Levenson (comedian)
--Maria Neglia (violinist)

7.16 [342] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 09-Jan-1955
Scheduled (from New York):
-- Actress Grace Kelly and author James Michener discuss the film "Bridges at Toko-Ri."
--Guy Mitchell (singer)
--The USO Hollywood Troupe, headed by actor Forrest Tucker.
--Jose Greco (Spanish dancer)
--The Trio Gypsies (an adagio dance team)
Also: The 1955 edition of Shipstad & Johnson's "Ice Follies" (in a remote from Philadelphia)
with Marie Crimmins (the show's star), Richard Dwyer (skater); Mr. Frick (a comedian); the Kermond Brothers
(comedy team) and a production number featuring a cast of 100.

7.17 [343] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 16-Jan-1955
Scheduled guests:
--Esther Williams introduces scenes from her film "Jupiter's Darling"
--Hermione Gingold (comedian)
--Alice Pearce (comedian)
--David Poleri and Gloria Lane of the Broadway musical "The Saint of Bleecker Street"
appear with composer Gian-Carol Menotti and producer Chandler Cowles.
--Arthur Worsley (British ventriloquist)
--Olivette Miller & Gibson (dance team)
--Ganjou Brothers and Juanita (adagio dancers)

7.18 [344] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 23-Jan-1955
Scheduled Guests:
--Robert Taylor introduces scenes from his film "Many Rivers To Cross"
--Roberta Peters and William Warfield (opera stars) offer a salute to Jerome Kern
--Eugenie Leonitovich and Viveca Linfors (actors) perform a scene from their play "Anastasia"
--Tony & Sally De Marco (dancers)
--Sybil Bowen (comedian)
--Alfredi's all-accordion symphony band consisting of 30 young people.

7.19 [345] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: A CAVALCADE OF RADIO 1920-1955
b: 30-Jan-1955
"A Cavalcade of Radio, 1920 - 1955" based on the Ben Gross book "I Looked and I Listened."
Stars are scheduled to appear from both New York and Hollywood to recreate past radio programs and historic radio moments.
--Scheduled guests from New York:
Eve Arden; Edward Arnold; Gene Autry; Red Barber; Andre Baruch; Jack Benny; Gertrude Berg; Edgar Bergen & Charlie;
Norman Brokenshire; Eddie Cantor; William Conrad; Milton Cross; Jessica Dragonette; the Fitzgeralds; John Gambling;
Jay Jostyn; Vincent Lopez; Ted Mack; Edward R. Murrow; Pickens Sisters; Frank Parker: Peter Potter; Roger Pryor;
Bob Rockwell; David Ross; Lanny Ross; George Seaton; George Shelton; Rudy Valee; Paul Whiteman; and Ed Wynn.
--Scheduled guests from Hollywood:
Jack Bailey; Bob Burns; Ed Gardner; George Givot; Jean Hersholt; Art Linkletter; Ken Murray; J. Carroll Naish;
Hal Peary; Ginny Simms; Jimmy Wallington. (The Hollywood segments hosted by Harry Von Zell.)
--Also Scheduled Guests: Radio soap opera heroines.

7.20 [346] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: THE COLUMBIA PICTURES STORY
b: 06-Feb-1955
Scheduled Guests:
--Maureen O'Hara (actress) - talks to Ed about her movie "The Long Grey Line"
followed by a clip from the film. (Film also stars Tyrone Power.)
--Eddie Fisher - "April Showers," "Mammy" & "A Man Chases A Girl" (backed up by an unseen Debbie Reynolds)
--Teresa Brewer - sings "I've Got A Crush On You" & "How Come You Do Me Like You Do"
--Marge & Gower Champion (dancers) - "Let's Dance" & "Meetin' Time" (song & dance)
--Actors appearing together on stage:
Diane Foster, Robert Francis, Kim Novak, Donald Crisp, Maureen O'Hara & Merty Maher.
(Note: Jack Lemmon, Betsy Palmer, Harry Carey Jr., and Gloria Krieger were also scheduled to appear but they
are not mentioned on the transcript.)
--General Jacob L. Devers & Merty Maher (writer of the book "Bring Up The Brass") are brought on stage with O'Hara.
General Devers makes a patriotic speech.
--The West Point Glee Club - "America The Beautiful"
--Audience bows: Rod Steiger; Jack Cohn (Columbia Pictures president); Carol Haney
Film clips:
--"It Happened One Night" clip with Claudette Colbert & Clark Gable where Gable undresses
--"Mr. Deeds Goes To Town" clip with Gary Cooper & Jean Arthur
--"Gilda" clip with Rita Hayworth singing and dancing
--"Born Yesterday" clip with Judy Holliday & Broderick Crawford
--"From Here To Eternity" clip where Burt Lancaster & Deborah Kerr roll in the surf.
Also: Montgomery Clift & Frank Sinatra
--"The Caine Mutiny" clip with Humphrey Bogart, Jose Ferrer, Van Johnson
--"On The Waterfront" clip with Marlon Brando & Rod Steiger

7.21 [347] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 13-Feb-1955
Scheduled guests:
--Les Paul and Mary Ford
--Pearl Bailey and her brother Bill Bailey
--Suzan Ball and her husband Richard Long (both actors)
--Mata & Hari (dancers)
--Don Cossack Chorus (32 member chorus)
--Willy West & McGinty (comedians)
--The University of Illinois Glee Club

7.22 [348] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: TRIBUTE TO GERTRUDE LAWRENCE (1898 - 1952)
b: 20-Feb-1955
--Film clip: Gertrude Lawrence singing "Getting to Know You" (1951 "Toast of the Town" clip)
--Sarah Churchill talks about Gertrude Lawrence & her Cockney roots
--Mindy Carson - "Sunny Side of the Street" & "Someday I'll Find You Jenny"
--Lily Pons - "The Bell Song" from "Lakme"
--Gracie Fields (comedian, does a party routine & sings "Whistle A Happy Tune")
--Judith Anderson - scene from "Medea"
--Helen Hayes - talks about Gertrude Lawrence, Bible reading
--Dorothy Sarnoff - "Shall We Dance?" from "The King and I"
Audience bows: Richard Stoddard Aldridge (Gertrude Lawrence's husband); Grady Harris, Harry Ruggles
On film: Beatrice Lillie on stage in London. She sings "Life Is Sweet."

7.23 [349] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 27-Feb-1955
Scheduled guests:
--Eartha Kitt (singer-actress)
--Scenes from the Broadway musical "Plain and Fancy" with Shirl Conway, Gloria Marlowe, Nancy Andrews and David Daniels.
--Carol Haney (dancer)
--the DeJohn Sisters sing "No More"
--General Mark Clark appears with the Citadel College Glee Club

7.24 [350] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 06-Mar-1955
Scheduled Guests:
--Lillian Roth (singer)
--Fontane Sisters (singers)
--Roy Franklin (singer)
--Mata & Hari (dance stylists)
--The All-American basketball team (five men selected by Collier's magazine)

7.25 [351] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: ICE CAPADES OF 1955
b: 13-Mar-1955
Broadcast from Chicago.
Scheduled Guests:
--Victor Borge (skates out on ice)
--Peg Leg Bates (tap dancer; dance routine, tap dance routine, tells leg jokes)
--The Maxsons (ice skating pair)
--The Old Smoothies (older couple dance to "Shine On Harvest Moon")
--Ice Capades "Tropicana" production number.
--Rudy Horn (unicyclist, tosses cups, saucers, etc on his head)
--Donna Atwood (skater, skates to medley of Irish songs)
--Irish Festival Singers - perform an Irish medley
--Forgie And Larson ("Ice Capade" performers, do a badminton match)
--Vernon & Bumpy (child acrobats)

7.26 [352] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 20-Mar-1955
Scheduled Guests:
--Sarah Vaughan - "S'wonderful" & "How Important Can It Be"
--Xavier Cugat & Abbe Lane - "Brazil" & "Sway"
--Tony & Sally DeMarco (dance team) - dance to "Easter Parade" & "Crazy Rhythm"
--Frankie Marlowe (comedian) - does Brando impressions, closes with song "It All Depends On You"
--Sam Levenson (stand-up comedian, topic: education)
--Dartmouth Glee Club (led by Paul Zeller)
--Sam Levenson (comedian)
--The Dartmouth College Glee Club
--Lottie's Doves (might be "Wlades Doves") - trained animal act
Audience bows: Dahl H. Davis, Robert Baster

7.27 [353] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: TRIBUTE OF RICHARD ROGERS & OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN
b: 27-Mar-1955
Scheduled Guests:
--Celeste Holm - I Can't Say No" (from "Oklahoma") and "A Fellow Needs A Girl" (from "Allegro")
--Florence Henderson & John Raitt - "People Will Say We're In Love"
--Florence Henderson & Gary Wright - "Be Kind to Your Parents"
--University Of Oklahoma Glee Club - "Oklahoma"
--Robert S. Kerr - Senator From Oklahoma talks about the musical, his state & America
--Barbara Cook - "Many A New Day" (from "Oklahoma" with dancers)
--Richard Colett sings "Surry With Fringe On Top" in Swedish.
--Augustana College Choir sings "Oh What A Beautiful Morning" in Swedish.
--Ed Interviews Oscar Hammerstein & Richard Rodgers who discuss the song writing process.
--Richard Rodgers conducts orchestra for "Oklahoma" with entire cast joining in vocals
--Emmett Kelly (cameo, wanders on stage towards end of show)

7.28 [354] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 03-Apr-1955
Scheduled Guests:
-- Fred Astaire (on stage) - talks about dancing & golf, then dances with golf club which he uses as prop.
Also: film clip from "Daddy Longlegs" (with Leslie Caron)
--Dorothy Dandridge - "Good For Nothing Joe" & "I Got Rhythm"
--Sammy Davis, Jr. and the Will Maston Trio (Sammy dances and sings with his father and uncle).
--Julius Larosa - "Pass It On" & "Let's Stay Home Tonight"
--Joan Rhodes (British strong-woman, bends a piece of iron with her mouth)
--Excess Baggage (dog act)
Audience bows: Tony Demarco; Charlotte Brooks

7.29 [355] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 10-Apr-1955
Scheduled guests:
--James Cagney (shows a film clip from his latest movie, "Run for Cover")
--Rosemary Clooney
--the Ballet Theater of David Lichine's "Graduation Ball"
--Los Chavales de Espana (with Trini Reyes)
--sports stars: Willie Mays, Pee Wee Reese, Dusty Rhodes, Robin Roberts, Warren Spahn, Vic Wertz and Jerry Coleman
--the Notre Dame Glee Club
--David Whitfield (English singer)

7.30 [356] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 17-Apr-1955
Scheduled Guests:
--James Stewart
--Louis Armstrong
--Joey Bishop (comedian)
--Robert Merrill (opera singer)
--Marguerite Piazza (night club performer)
--David Whitfield (English singer)

7.31 [357] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 24-Apr-1955
Scheduled Guests:
--Harry Belafonte (singer)
--Marion Marlowe (singer)
--Carol Haney (dancer)
--Jackie Miles (comedian)
--Jack Buchanan (English musical comedy star)
--The Half Brothers (a unicycle juggling act)

7.32 [358] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 01-May-1955
Scheduled Guests:
--Lionel Hampton
--Eartha Kitt
--Georgia Gibbs
--Phil Foster (comedian)
--The combined choruses of New York University and Skidmore College
--Victor Julian's performing French poodles
On film: Greetings from Hollywood stars Robert Wagner, Irene Dunn, Dan Dailey, Arlene Dahl, and Richard Todd.

7.33 [359] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 08-May-1955
Scheduled Guests:
--Eddie Fisher
--Mariners (singing group)
--Eileen Barton (singer)
--Richard Hearne (England's "Mr. Pastry")
--Wonder Boy John (European acrobat)
--Robert Lamoret and his talking duck
On film: Interviews with Hollywood stars Bing Crosby; Fred Astaire, Leslie Caron, Claudette Colbert, Joan Crawford,
Jennifer Jones, Jane Russell, Betty Grable (with husband Harry James), Jeanne Crain, Maureen O'Hara, Victor Mature,
Clifton Webb and Robert Cummings.

7.34 [360] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 15-May-1955
Scheduled guests:
--Louis Armstrong
--Will Mastin Trio (with Sammy Davis Jr.)
--Gary Crosby
--Senor Wences (ventriloquist)
--Richard Hearne (England's "Mr. Pastry")

7.35 [361] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: USS WISCONSIN
b: 22-May-1955
Broadcast from the USS Wisconsin, docked in New York harbor
Scheduled guests (aboard the ship):
--Burl Ives
--Jack E. Leonard (comedian, billed as "Fat Jack" E. Leonard)
--June Valli (singer)
Also: Arizona Boys Choir; Richard Hearne (England's "Mr. Pastry"); the Balladinis (English jugglers);
the Marine Drill Team; and the band of the USS Wisconsin.

7.36 [362] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 29-May-1955
Scheduled Guests:
--Andy Griffith
--Betty & Jane Kean
--Pat Henning (comedian)
--Stan Kramer and his puppets
--Lew Parker
--Gabriel Dell
--Victor Julian and his performing dogs

7.37 [363] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 05-Jun-1955
Scheduled Guests:
--Julius LaRosa
--Gloria DeHaven and Ricardo Montalban perform a scene from the Broadway musical "Seventh Heaven."
--Carol Haney (dancer, Miss Haney's performance was postponed from May 22)
--Marion Marlowe
--Ross & Ross (comedians, doing a comic punching-bag act)

7.38 [364] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: U.S. ARMY TALENT CONTEST FINALISTS
b: 12-Jun-1955
Scheduled Guests: The finalists in the Army's world-wide talent contest.

7.39 [365] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: MR. ROBERTS TRIBUTE
b: 19-Jun-1955
A full-hour salute to the late Thomas Heggen's "Mr. Roberts," as a film and a stage drama.
--Scheduled guests include Henry Fonda, James Cagney, Jack Lemmon,
John Forsythe, David Wayne, Leland Hayward, and Mervyn Le Roy.

7.40 [366] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: 7TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW
b: 26-Jun-1955
Scheduled Guests:
--Bob Hope (who first appeared on "Talk of the Town" back in 1948).
Bob Hope appears with the children from "The Seven Little Foys" to reenact a scene or two from the film.
--Pearl Bailey (singer)
--Will Jordan (impressionist, known for his impression of Ed Sullivan)
--Smith and Dale (comedians, who perform their Dr. Kronkheit sketch)
--Joe Howard (song-and-dance man)
--The Port Chester, N.Y. High School Band

7.41 [367] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: USS ANTIETAM
b: 03-Jul-1955
Show broadcast from the USS Antietam (an aircraft carrier anchored in the Hudson River)
Beginning of show: Ed Sullivan is in Navy Helicopter flying over aircraft carrier. The Hudson River & Manhattan
Skyline are seen from the harbor. Helicopter lands and Ed introduces his helicopter pilot Lt. Les Taylor.
Guests (appearing on first 30 minutes of show):
--The Chordettes (vocal group) - "Hummingbird" & "Dixie Danny"
--Naval Aviation Cadet Choir (from Pensacola) - "Anchors Aweigh"
--Rufe Davis - plays guitar and sings "Old Mac Donald" (makes animal noises).
--The Gaudsmith Brothers (dog act) - 2 brothers with poodles clown around on deck & do acrobatics.
--Jay Marshall (comedian doing stand-up in front of big navy guns) -
Navy humor, does ring tricks
Other guests (scheduled):
--The Step Brothers (tap dancers)
--The Mariners (vocal group)
--Priscilla Wright (singer)
--The Piero Brothers (jugglers)
--The Marcellos (acrobats)
Note: The episode transcript only described the first 30 minutes of the show.

Starting 10-Jul-1955 guest hosts take over as Ed Sullivan goes on his annual vacation.

7.42 [368] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: Marion Marlowe (guest host, singer)
b: 10-Jul-1955
Scheduled Guests:
--Eartha Kitt (singer)
--Joey Bishop
--Joan Holloway (dancer)
--The Ghezzis (acrobatic trio)
--Rolly Rolls (comic pianist)
--Evers & Dolores (high-wire artists)

7.43 [369] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: Ethel Merman (guest host)
b: 17-Jul-1955
Scheduled guests:
--Russell Nype (Broadway singer-actor)
--Jimmy Edmonson (a.k.a. "Professor Backwards")
--The Peiro Brothers (jugglers)
--The Rhythmettes (dance group)

7.44 [370] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: Guy Mitchell (guest host)
b: 24-Jul-1955
Scheduled Guests:
--Polly Bergen (singer-actress)
--Arthur Worsley (English ventriloquist)
--The Band and Color Guard of the First Infantry Division

7.45 [371] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town: TOPS IN BLUE (U.S. Air Force acts)
b: 31-Jul-1955
"Tops in Blue" - the U. S. Air Force world-wide talent contest with
featured acts:
--the Harmonica Riffs
--the Sunset Playboys (singers)
--the Harmonettes (singers)
--J.R. Berggren (billed as a "card manipulator")

7.46 [372] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 07-Aug-1955
Show broadcast from the American Shakespeare Festival Theater in Stratford, Connecticut:
--Scenes from Shakespeare's "The Tempest" with actors
Raymond Massey, Roddy McDowall, Jack Palance, Jerry Stiller and Rex Eberhart.
--Scene from "Julius Caesar" with Christopher Plummer performing "Friends, Romans, Countrymen" speech.
Also appearing: Hurd Hatfield
--Raymond Massey - Shakespeare speech
Other guests:
--Bill Haley and his Comets - "Rock Around The Clock"
--Mindy Carson - "Wake The Town" and "My Heart Belongs To Daddy"
--Max Bygraves (British comedian) - routine with singing and comic goose
Audience bows:
Joel McRea; John Kelly (Commissioner of State Police In Connecticut);
Lawrence Langer (of the Shakespeare Festival Theater)

7.47 [373] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 14-Aug-1955
Scheduled Guests:
--The Mills Brothers - Basin St. Blues," "Opus #1" and "Lazy River"
--The Four Aces - "Should I" and "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing"
--Film clip from "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing" with William Holden & Jennifer Jones
--Max Bygraves (English comedian) - does stand-up routine with a goose & sings "Anyone Can Be A Millionaire"
--The Cramerton Square Dancers from Greensboro, N.C
--Mexican Boys Town Choir - "Auld Lang Syne"
--Marquis Chimps (animal act) - chimp rides bicycle, unicycle, toy pony, and jumps rope to music.
--film clip from Santa Barbara Festival with Chief Justice Warren in attendance.
Audience bows: Rosalind Russell & her husband Fred; Harry Phillips &
Sindey James (publisher & managing editor of Sports Illustrated);
Spencer Love (CEO of Burlington Industries, mentioned but not seen until later in show); and Marvie Mayor.

12-minute segment (probably on film): Interviews with sports stars
Eddie Arcaro (jockey), Willie Shoemaker (jockey), Joe Lewis, Jack Dempsey, Ben Hogan (golfer), Maurice Richard,
George Welch (Navy football hero), Maurice Stokes, Reverend Bob Richards (pole vaulter), D. Walker, Briggs Cunningham,
Bob Grimm, Don Newcombe (baseball star), Bob Cousy (Celtics basketball player); Steve Nagey, Arnold Sowell,
and tennis stars Tony Trabert, Louise Brough, & Bill Talbert.
[This segment might also include interviews with Arne Sowell (track star) and Ted Williams (baseball star).]

7.48 [374] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 21-Aug-1955
A salute to the movie "The Girl Rush" featuring film clips and live production numbers.
Scheduled guests:
--Rosalind Russell
--Eddie Albert
--Tony Bennett
--Gloria DeHaven
--Marion Lorne
--Ella Mae Morse

7.49 [375] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 28-Aug-1955
Scheduled Guests:
--Eartha Kitt (singer)
--Jay Lawrence (comedian)
--The Mariners (vocal group)
--"Wonder Boy John" (child acrobat from Germany)
--The Chicago Festival Singers

7.50 [376--] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 04-Sep-1955
Scheduled Guests:
--Georgia Gibbs (singer)
--Scenes from the 1956 edition of the "Ice Capades" (from Atlantic City's Convention Hall)
--Donna Atwood (ice skater) appears in "Peter Pan" (an extended segment scheduled to run a half-hour).
Note: Shelley Winters and Lillian Gish were scheduled to perform a scene from their new film, "Night of the Hunter."
But Shelley Winters became ill. The director and producer of the movie (Charles Laughton and Paul Gregory)
were also scheduled to appear. The "Night of the Hunter" cast and crew were re-scheduled for 25Sep55 show
(listed on the "Ed Sullivan Show" guide).

7.51 [377] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 11-Sep-1955
Scheduled Guests:
-- Phil Silvers (Sgt. Bilko), Harvey Lembeck (Cpl Rocco Barbella),
Paul Ford (Col John T Hall), Herbie Faye (Pvt Sam Fender)
perform a scene from "You'll Never Get Rich" (a.k.a. "Sergeant Bilko").
This was a preview of their upcoming series (which premiered on 20Sep55).
--Jane Russell and Jeanne Crain - perform a scene (probably a song and dance) from their new film,
"Gentlemen Marry Brunettes." Also, a film clip from the film is shown.
--The Ames Brothers (vocal group) - "Sailing Along on Moonlight Bay"
Other guests (scheduled to appear):
--The Brooklyn Dodgers (the entire baseball team)
--winners of the Harvest Moon Ball dance contest

7.52 [378] Ed Sullivan: Toast Of The Town:
b: 18-Sep-1955
Scheduled Guests:
--Julius LaRosa
--Winners of the Navy's world wide Talent Contest
--The Marquis Chimpanzees

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