CTVA US Music Variety - "Ford Festival: The James Melton Show" (NBC)(1951-52)

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Ford Star Revue: The Jack Haley Show/Jack Haley Revue (NBC Thursdays)(1950-51)
Ford Festival presents The James Melton Show (NBC Thursdays)(1951-52)
Ford Festival: The James Melton Show (1951-52)
Sponsors  - The Ford Motor Company
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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FORD FESTIVAL presents THE JAMES MELTON SHOW
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NBC Production
Apr 1951-Dec 1951 NBC Thur 9:00-10:00
Jan 1952-Jun 1952 NBC Thur 9:30-10:30

Producer Charles Friedman  / Director Albert McCleery

US Music Variety series 1951-52   65 episodes x 60 min

Hosted by James Melton
Regulars:
Dorothy Warenskjold
Billy Barty
Vera Vague
Wally Brown
The Wiere Brothers
and Dr. Roy K. Marshall
The Frank Black Orchestra

Replaced -  Ford Star Revue: The Jack Haley Show/Jack Haley Revue (NBC Thursdays)(1950-51)

## Ford Festival: The James Melton Show ######
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NBC Thursdays 9:00-10:00pm Eastern (5Apr1951 to 26Jun1952)

[01] The James Melton Show [Premiere]
05Apr1951 NBC Thur
Guests
Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy
Nadine Connor
Vera Vague
Dorothy Warenskjold

[02] The James Melton Show
12Apr1951 NBC Thur
Guests
Jan Murray
Fran Warren
Vera Vague
with
The Wiere Brothers

[03] The James Melton Show
19Apr1951 NBC Thur
Guests
Ben Wrigley
Navajo Indians
with
Dorothy Warenskjold
The Wiere Brothers

[04] The James Melton Show
26Apr1951 NBC Thur
Guests
Joan Bennett
Victor Borge
John Reed King
Jacques Fath Fashion Girls

piano player Mildred Seymore
with
Dorothy Warenskjold
The Wiere Brothers

[05] The James Melton Show
03May1951 NBC Thur
Guests
Jackie Gleason
with
Dorothy Warenskjold
The Wiere Brothers

[06] The James Melton Show
10May1951 NBC Thur
Guests
Al Bernie
Mary Kay Trio
with
Dorothy Warenskjold
The Wiere Brothers

[07] The James Melton Show
17May1951 NBC Thur
Guests
Nat 'King' Cole Trio
Jan Murray

with
Dorothy Warenskjold
The Wiere Brothers

[08] The James Melton Show
24May1951 NBC Thur
Guests
Vaughn Monroe
Victor Moore

with
Dorothy Warenskjold
The Wiere Brothers

[09] The James Melton Show
31May1951 NBC Thur
Guests
Bert Wheeler
Anne Shelton
with
Dorothy Warenskjold
The Wiere Brothers

[10] The James Melton Show
07Jun1951 NBC Thur
Guests
Lawrence Tibbett
with
Dorothy Warenskjold
The Wiere Brothers

[11] The James Melton Show
14Jun1951 NBC Thur
Guest
Walt Disney
with
Dorothy Warenskjold
The Wiere Brothers

[12] The James Melton Show
21Jun1951 NBC Thur
Guests
Jan Murray
George Burton's Birds

[13] The James Melton Show
28Jun1951 NBC Thur
Guest
Herb Shriner

[14] The James Melton Show
05Jul1951 NBC Thur
Guest
Jarmila Novotna
Herb Shriner


[15] The James Melton Show
12Jul1951 NBC Thur
Guest
Jarmila Novotna
Herb Shriner

[16] The James Melton Show
19Jul1951 NBC Thur
Guest
Joan Edwards
Jarmila Novotna
Gay Marshall


[17] The James Melton Show
26Jul1951 NBC Thur
Guest
Dorothy Jarnac
Jarmila Novotna
Herb Shriner


[18] The James Melton Show
02Aug1951 NBC Thur
Guest
Xavier Cugat Orchestra
Abbe Lane
Carl Ballantine
The Clark Brothers

[19] The James Melton Show
09Aug1951 NBC Thur
Guest
Sarah Churchill
Jackie Miles

[20] The James Melton Show
16Aug1951 NBC Thur
Guest
Laraine Day
The Mills Brothers
Jay Marshall
Condos and Brandow

with
Dorothy Warenskjold

[21] The James Melton Show
23Aug1951 NBC Thur
Guest
Peggy Ryan
Ray McDonald
Jack Paar
with
Dorothy Warenskjold

[22] The James Melton Show
30Aug1951 NBC Thur
Guest
Sarah Churchill
Carl Ballantine

with
Dorothy Warenskjold

[23] The James Melton Show
06Sep1951 NBC Thur
Guest
Zasu Pitts
Harvey Stone
Peter Donald
With
Dorothy Warenskjold

[24] The James Melton Show
13Sep1951 NBC Thur
Guest
Leo De Lyon
Norma Toomey Company

With
Dorothy Warenskjold

[25] The James Melton Show
20Sep1951 NBC Thur
Guest
Gloria DeHaven
Jan Murray
James Dunn
Johnson and Owen
with

Dorothy Warenskjold

[26] The James Melton Show
27Sep1951 NBC Thur
Guest
Diana Lynn
Jan Murray
Park and Clifford
with
Dorothy Warenskjold

[27] The James Melton Show
04Oct1951 NBC Thur
Guest
Edward Everett Horton
with
Dorothy Warenskjold

[28] The James Melton Show
11Oct1951 NBC Thur
Guest
Arthur Treacher
Jan Murray

with
Dorothy Warenskjold

[29] The James Melton Show
18Oct1951 NBC Thur
Guest
Mischa Auer
Wally Brown
with
Dorothy Warenskjold

[30] The James Melton Show
25Oct1951 NBC Thur
Guest
Edward Everett Horton
Larry Griswold

[31] The James Melton Show
01Nov1951 NBC Thur
Guest
Rosemary Clooney
Ilona Massey
James Dunn

[32] The James Melton Show
08Nov1951 NBC Thur
Guest
with
Dorothy Warenskjold

[33] The James Melton Show
15Nov1951 NBC Thur
Guest
Milton Berle

[34] The James Melton Show
22Nov1951 NBC Thur
Guest
Sarah Churchill
Morey Amsterdam
Wally Brown

[35] The James Melton Show
29Nov1951 NBC Thur
Guest
Anita Louise
Wally Brown
The Vierras

[36] The James Melton Show
06Dec1951 NBC Thur
Guest
Ann Rutherford
Calgary Brothers

[37] The James Melton Show
13Dec1951 NBC Thur
Guest
Rosemary Clooney
Jan Murray
Wally Brown

[38] The James Melton Show
20Dec1951 NBC Thur
Guest
Morey Amsterdam
Tom and Jerry

[39] The James Melton Show
27Dec1951 NBC Thur
Guest
Edward Everett Horton
Wally Brown
Los Gatos

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NBC Thurdays 9:30-10:30pm (Jan 1952-Jun 1952) (new time slot)
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[40] The James Melton Show
03Jan1952 NBC Thur 9:30pm
Guest
Rosemary Clooney

[41] The James Melton Show
10Jan1952 NBC Thur 9:30pm
Guest
Ilona Massey

[42] The James Melton Show
17Jan1952 NBC Thur 9:30pm
Guest
Jane Wyatt
Morey Amsterdam
Wally Brown

[43] The James Melton Show
24Jan1952 NBC Thur 9:30pm
Guest
Vera Vague

[44] The James Melton Show
31Jan1952 NBC Thur 9:30pm
Guest
Morey Amsterdam
Vera Vague
Wally Brown

[45] The James Melton Show
07Feb1952 NBC Thur 9:30pm
Hosted by Victor Borge for the vacationing James Melton [RF]
Guest
Raymond Massey

[46] The James Melton Show
14Feb1952 NBC Thur 9:30pm
Again hosted by Victor Borge for the vacationing James Melton [RF]
Guest
Robert Merrill

[47] The James Melton Show
21Feb1952 NBC Thur 9:30pm
Guest
James Melton returns after his fishing trip with a musical salute to Chicago. [RF]

[48] The James Melton Show
28Feb1952 NBC Thur 9:30pm
Guest
Edward Everett Horton

[49] The James Melton Show
06Mar1952 NBC Thur 9:30pm
Guest
Raymond Massey

[50] The James Melton Show
13Mar1952 NBC Thur 9:30pm
Guest
Edward Everett Horton

[51] The James Melton Show
20Mar1952 NBC Thur 9:30pm
Guest
Yvonne De Carlo

[52] The James Melton Show
27Mar1952 NBC Thur
guest host Jan Murray substituting for James Melton
introduces guests
Diana Lynn
with
Dorothy Warenskjold

[53] The James Melton Show
03Apr1952 NBC Thur
Guest
Peter Lorre
with
Billy Barty
Dr. Frank Black

[54] The James Melton Show
10Apr1952 NBC Thur
Guest
Jan Murray
with
Billy Barty
Dr. Frank Black
The Jinglebells
and Dr. Roy K. Marshall.

[55] The James Melton Show
17Apr1952 NBC Thur
Guest
Buster Keaton
with
Billy Barty
Dr. Frank Black

[56] The James Melton Show
24Apr1952 NBC Thur
Guest
Zasu Pitts
and the Continentals.
with
Billy Barty
Dr. Frank Black
and Dr. Roy K. Marshall.

[57] The James Melton Show
01May1952 NBC Thur
Guest
Arlene Francis

[58] The James Melton Show
08May1952 NBC Thur
Guest
David Niven

[59] The James Melton Show
15May1952 NBC Thur
Guest
Edward Everett Horton
and Zasu Pitts

[60] The James Melton Show
22May1952 NBC Thur
Guest
Billy Gilbert
Dorothy Warenskjold

[61] The James Melton Show
29May1952 NBC Thur
Guest
Margaret Truman
Highlights:
Margaret sings "Do You Love Me" in a duet and "Toothache in My Heel".[RF]

[62] The James Melton Show
05Jun1952 NBC Thur
Guests
Zasu Pitts
and Jan Murray

[63] The James Melton Show
12Jun1952 NBC Thur
Guests
Edward Everett Horton
and Jarmila Novotna

[64] The James Melton Show
19Jun1952 NBC Thur
Guests
Arlene Francis
and Billy Gilbert

[65] The James Melton Show [Final Show]
26Jun1952 NBC Thur

## Ford Festival: The James Melton Show ######
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