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Holiday Hotel (1950-51)
 Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)

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HOLIDAY HOTEL 
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WJZ-TV for ABC
Produced by Monte Proser ("Holiday Hotel") (23Mar50-28Jun51)
Produced by Felix Jackson ("Don's Musical Playhouse) (5Jul51-4Oct51)

US Music Variety Series 1950-51

Hosted by
Edward Everett Horton (as the hotel manager)

with regulars:
Betty Brewer
Lenore Lonergan
Bill Harrington
Don Sadler
Bob Dixon
Dorothy Greener

The Bernie Green Orchestra
The Charles Tate Dancers / The June Graham Dancers
The Don Craig Chorus

Musical Revue set at the Pelican Room in the "Holiday Hotel" on New York's Park Avenue.

The series returned as "Don Ameche's Musical Playhouse" hosted by Don Ameche (as the hotel manager)
ABC Thursdays (5Jul51-4Oct51)

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ABC Thursdays 9:30-10pm Eastern (23Mar50-15Jun50)

[01] Holiday Hotel [Premiere]
23Mar1950 ABC Thur
with Edward Everett Horton
Betty Brewer, Lenore Lonergan
Gordon Jenkins Orchestra
Guest
Denise Darcel

[02] Holiday Hotel
30Mar1950 ABC Thur
with Edward Everett Horton
Betty Brewer, Lenore Lonergan
Bernie Green Orchestra
Guests
Sarah Churchill
Dave Burns

[03] Holiday Hotel
06Apr1950 ABC Thur
with Edward Everett Horton
Betty Brewer, Lenore Lonergan,
Bernie Green Orchestra
Guest
Bill Harrington

[04] Holiday Hotel
13Apr1950 ABC Thur
with Edward Everett Horton
Betty Brewer, Lenore Lonergan,
Bernie Green Orchestra

[05] Holiday Hotel
20Apr1950 ABC Thur
with Edward Everett Horton
Bernie Green Orchestra
Guests
Lynn Bari
Don Craig and Choral Group

[06] Holiday Hotel
27Apr1950 ABC Thur
with Edward Everett Horton
Bernie Green Orchestra
Guests
Vernon Duke
Don Craig

[07] Holiday Hotel
04May1950 ABC Thur
with Edward Everett Horton
Bernie Green Orchestra
Guests
Helmut Dantine
Mary Beth Hughes

[08] Holiday Hotel
11May1950 ABC Thur
with Edward Everett Horton
Bernie Green Orchestra
Guest
Malu Gatica

[09] Holiday Hotel
18May1950 ABC Thur
with Edward Everett Horton
Bernie Green Orchestra

[10] Holiday Hotel
25May1950 ABC Thur
with Edward Everett Horton
Bernie Green Orchestra
Guest
Vicki Cummings

[11] Holiday Hotel
01Jun1950 ABC Thur
with Edward Everett Horton
Bernie Green Orchestra

[12] Holiday Hotel
08Jun1950 ABC Thur
with Edward Everett Horton
Bernie Green Orchestra
Guest
Carl Ravazza

[13] Holiday Hotel
15Jun1950 ABC Thur
with Edward Everett Horton
Bernie Green Orchestra
Guest
Betty Brewer

* NOTE: "ABC Showcase" premieres with Betty Furness, Bill Stern, Hank Fort and Buddy Weed Trio.

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  ABC Thursdays 9:00-9:30pm Eastern (14Sep50-28Jun51)

2.01 [14] Holiday Hotel [Premiere Season 2]
14Sep1950 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.
June Graham and Dancers
Don Craig Chorus
Bernie Green Orchestra

2.02 [15] Holiday Hotel
21Sep1950 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.
June Graham and Dancers
Don Craig Chorus
Bernie Green Orchestra
Guests
Harrison and Kaye

2.03 [16] Holiday Hotel
28Sep1950 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.
June Graham and Dancers
Don Craig Chorus
Bernie Green Orchestra
Guest
Caraena Pavez

2.04 [17] Holiday Hotel
05Oct1950 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.
June Graham and Dancers
Don Craig Chorus
Bernie Green Orchestra

2.05 [18] Holiday Hotel
12Oct1950 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.
June Graham and Dancers
Don Craig Chorus
Bernie Green Orchestra

2.06 [19] Holiday Hotel
19Oct1950 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.
June Graham and Dancers
Don Craig Chorus
Bernie Green Orchestra

2.07 [20] Holiday Hotel
26Oct1950
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.
June Graham and Dancers
Don Craig Chorus
Bernie Green Orchestra

2.08 [21] Holiday Hotel
02Nov1950 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.
June Graham and Dancers
Don Craig Chorus
Bernie Green Orchestra

2.09 [22] Holiday Hotel
09Nov1950 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.
June Graham and Dancers
Don Craig Chorus
Bernie Green Orchestra
Guest
Irra Petina

2.10 [23] Holiday Hotel
16Nov1950 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.
June Graham and Dancers
Don Craig Chorus
Bernie Green Orchestra

2.11 [24] Holiday Hotel
23Nov1950 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.
June Graham and Dancers
Don Craig Chorus
Bernie Green Orchestra
Guests
Ethel Wilson
Junie Keegan

2.12 [25] Holiday Hotel
30Nov1950 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.
June Graham and Dancers
Don Craig Chorus
Bernie Green Orchestra

2.13 [26] Holiday Hotel
07Dec1950 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.
June Graham and Dancers
Don Craig Chorus
Bernie Green Orchestra

2.14 [27] Holiday Hotel
14Dec1950 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.
June Graham and Dancers
Don Craig Chorus
Bernie Green Orchestra
Guest
Salvatore Baccaloni

2.15 [28] Holiday Hotel
21Dec1950 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.
June Graham and Dancers
Don Craig Chorus
Bernie Green Orchestra
Guests
Harold Lang
Janet Reed

2.16 [29] Holiday Hotel
28Dec1950 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.
June Graham and Dancers
Don Craig Chorus
Bernie Green Orchestra
Guest
Carol Bruce

2.17 [30] Holiday Hotel
04Jan1951 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.
Guest
Ilona Massey

2.18 [31] Holiday Hotel
11Jan1951 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.

2.19 [32] Holiday Hotel
18Jan1951 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.
Guest
Maureen Cannon

2.20 [33] Holiday Hotel
25Jan1951 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.
Guests
Helen Gallagher
and Harold Lang

2.21 [34] Holiday Hotel
01Feb1951 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.

2.22 [35] Holiday Hotel
08Feb1951 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.
Guests
Bambi Linn
and Rod Alexander

2.23 [36] Holiday Hotel
15Feb1951 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.
Guest
Jane Froman

2.24 [37] Holiday Hotel
22Feb1951 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.
Guests
Helena Bliss
Georgia Hale Dancers

2.25 [38] Holiday Hotel
01Mar1951 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.
Guest
Kitty Carlisle

2.26 [39] Holiday Hotel
08Mar1951 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.

2.27 [40] Holiday Hotel
15Mar1951
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.
Guest
Irra Petina

2.28 [41] Holiday Hotel
22Mar1951 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.
Guests
Patti Thomas and the Freshmen
Bob Dixon
and Earl Barton

2.29 [42] Holiday Hotel
29Mar1951 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.
Guests
Kay Landi
and Earl Barton

2.30 [43] Holiday Hotel
05Apr1951 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.

2.31 [44] Holiday Hotel
12Apr1951 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.

2.32 [45] Holiday Hotel
19Apr1951 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.

2.33 [46] Holiday Hotel
26Apr1951 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.

2.34 [47] Holiday Hotel
03May1951 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.

2.35 [48] Holiday Hotel
10May1951 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.
Guests
Mary Boland
and Joan Holloway

2.36 [49] Holiday Hotel
17May1951 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.

2.37 [50] Holiday Hotel
24May1951 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.

2.38 [51] Holiday Hotel
07Jun1951 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.

2.39 [52] Holiday Hotel
14Jun1951 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.

2.40 [53] Holiday Hotel
21Jun1951 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.

2.41 [54] Holiday Hotel [Final Episode]
28Jun1951 ABC Thur
with Don Ameche and Betty Brewer.

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Don Ameche's Musical Playhouse (1951)

Hosted by
Don Ameche (as the hotel manager)
 with
Betty Brewer, Dorothy Greener
Bernie Green Orchestra

WJZ-TV 9-9:30pm

Also listed as "The Don Ameche Show".

##### Don Ameche's Musical Playhouse #########
################ season 1951 #################
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ABC Thursdays (5Jul51-4Oct51)
Don Ameche plays the role of Dan Cupid the hotel manager.
Comic Josh Shelley joins the regular cast.

[01] Don Ameche's Musical Playhouse
05Jul1951 [Premiere] NYC
Host Don Ameche
with Betty Brewer, Dorothy Greener
and the Charles Tate Dancers.

[02] Don Ameche's Musical Playhouse
12Jul1951
09Aug1951 [Independent Long Beach, Ca]
Synopsis:
Don Ameche causes William Shakespeare to turn over in his grave when he attempts to play Hamlet.

[03] Don Ameche's Musical Playhouse
19Jul1951

[04] Don Ameche's Musical Playhouse
26Jul1951
23Aug1951 [San Antonio Light] [Independent Long Beach, Ca]
Synopsis:
Don Ameche converts his musical playhouse into a training camp site in order to meet a mortgage payment.

[05] Don Ameche's Musical Playhouse
02Aug1951

[06] Don Ameche's Musical Playhouse
09Aug1951

[07] Don Ameche's Musical Playhouse
16Aug1951
13Sep1951 [San Mateo Times]
Synopsis:
Don Ameche hires a stage-hand noted for her temperament and beauty and finds he has his hands full.

[08] Don Ameche's Musical Playhouse
23Aug1951
20Sep1951 [San Mateo Times]
Synopsis:
A plane crashes nearby and two survivors cause a deafening silence between Don Ameche and Betty Brewer on "Musical Playhouse".

[09] Don Ameche's Musical Playhouse
30Aug1951

[10] Don Ameche's Musical Playhouse
06Sep1951

[11] Don Ameche's Musical Playhouse
13Sep1951

[12] Don Ameche's Musical Playhouse
20Sep1951
04Oct1951 [Independent Long Beach]

[13] Don Ameche's Musical Playhouse
27Sep1951 NYT
11Oct1951 [Independent Long Beach]
Guest
Mischa Auer

[14] Don Ameche's Musical Playhouse [Final show of the series]
04Oct1951
18Oct1951 [Independent Long Beach]
Synopsis:
Don Ameche hangs the "For Sale" sign on his Summer Theatre.

"Herb Shriner Time" premieres in this spot October 11, 1951.

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