CTVA US Music Variety - "Playboy's Penthouse" (1959-61)

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Playboy's Penthouse (1959-61)
   Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Tom Alger
references:
The Paley Center for Media (http://www.paleycenter.org/)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
TVGuide.com (www.tvguide.com)
Chicago Tribune
New York Times
Alton Evening Telegraph

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PLAYBOY'S PENTHOUSE
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An interview and variety show hosted by Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner.
The show had the atmosphere of an informal party at a Chicago penthouse.

32 total episodes, all black & white
12 - 90-minute episodes (repeated as 60-minute shows during Season 2)
20 - 60-minute episodes

Series regulars:
Hugh Hefner ... Host
The Marty Rubenstein Trio (series regulars, beginning around episode 1.09)

Cy Coleman composed the show's theme music.

Production credits (for Episode 1.1):
Produced by Jim McGinn
Directed by Carl Tubbs
Talent coordinator: Alan Carr
Staged by Don Dillion
Scenic designer: Frank Oakley
Technical director: Cliff Vogel
Lighting by Mit Thompson
Audio: Jim Daugherty
Associate director: Don Rushton

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1.01 [01] Playboy's Penthouse: October 24, 1959
Air-dates:
24Oct1959 WBKB-7, Chicago, Saturday 11:30pm (Chicago Tribune)
21Nov1959 KTVI-2, St. Louis, Missouri, Sat. 11:30pm (Alton Evening Telegraph)
13Dec1959 KTTV-11, Los Angeles, Sun. 10-11:30pm (Long Beach Ind. Press Telegram)
02Jan1960 WOR-9, NYC, Saturday 11:30pm-1am (New York Times)
Guests:
Lenny Bruce (comedian)
Nat 'King' Cole (singer)
Ella Fitzgerald (singer)
Cy Coleman (pianist-composer)
Rona Jaffe (author)
Charlie Shavers (trumpet player)
A.C. Spectorsky ("Playboy" literary editor)
Synopsis:
Cy Coleman, playing piano, sings "Witchcraft." Cy and his combo are then joined trumpet player Charlie Shavers for "The Best Is Yet to Come."
Hefner interviews Playboy playmates Joyce Nizzari and Eleanor Eleanor Bradley, then demonstrates the "Kitchen-less Kitchen" designed by A.C. Spectorsky.
In an interview segment, Lenny Bruce discusses 'Playboy' magazine, his controversial brand of humor, auditioning for 'The Steve Allen Show',
his views on what constitutes "sick" humor, and civil rights. Bruce ends the segment with a "child in a well" joke.
Cy Coleman and his combo perform "You Fascinate Me So." Singer Nat King Cole talks with Lenny Bruce and Hefner.
Novelist Rona Jaffe joins the discussion to talk about the new film based on her book "The Best of Everything."
A scene from the movie, with actors Hope Lange and Brett Halsey, is screened. Ella Fitzgerald and guests listen to an audio recording
of Fitzgerald's performance at the Playboy Jazz Festival. Ella Fitzgerald performs "But Not for Me," "Like Young" and "Get Out of Town."

1.02 [02] Playboy's Penthouse: October 31, 1959
Air-dates:
31Oct1959 WBKB-7, Chicago, Saturday 11:30pm (Chicago Tribune)
28Nov1959 KTVI-2, St. Louis, Missouri, Sat. 11:30pm (Alton Evening Telegraph)
19Dec1959 WOR-9, NYC, Saturday 11:30pm-1am (New York Times)
19Dec1959 KTVI-2, St. Louis, Missouri, Sat. 11:30pm (Alton Evening Telegraph)
Guests:
Larry Kert (Broadway actor)
Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross (vocal jazz trio)
Bud and Travis (folk singers)
Meyer Levin
Leila Martin (actress)
Devra Korwin
Joe Lewis
Terry Sanders ("Crime and Punishment U.S.A." producer)
Denis Sanders ("Crime and Punishment U.S.A." director)
Highlights:
Larry Kert performs with members of the "West Side Story" Broadway cast.
Terry and Denis Sanders discuss their movie "Crime and Punishment U.S.A.," a "beatnik" version of Dostoevski's novel "Crime and Punishment."

1.03 [03] Playboy's Penthouse: November 7, 1959
Air-dates:
07Nov1959 WBKB-7, Chicago, Saturday 11:30pm (Chicago Tribune)
05Dec1959 WOR-9, NYC, Saturday 11:30pm-1am (NY Times)
05Dec1959 KTVI-2, St. Louis, Missouri, Sat. 11:30pm (Alton Evening Telegraph)
26Dec1959 KTVI-2, St. Louis, Missouri, Sat. 11:30pm (Alton Evening Telegraph)
Guests:
The cast of "The Billy Barnes Revue"
Earl "Fatha" Hines (jazz pianist)
Ahmad Jamal and his jazz trio
Highlight:
The cast of "Billy Barnes Revue" perform excerpts from their off-Broadway show.

1.04 [04] Playboy's Penthouse: November 14, 1959
Air-dates:
14Nov1959 WBKB-7, Chicago, Saturday 11:30pm-1am (Chicago Tribune)
06Dec1959 KTTV-11 Los Angeles, Sun. 10-11:30pm (Long Beach Ind. Press Telegram)
12Dec1959 KTVI-2, St. Louis, Missouri, Sat. 11:30pm (Alton Evening Telegraph)
26Dec1959 WOR-9, NYC, Saturday 11:30pm-1am (New York Times)
20Jan1961 (Repeat) WOR-9, NYC, Friday 9:30-10:30pm (New York Times)
Guests:
Joe E. Lewis (nightclub comedian)
Larry Storch (comedian)
Bob Newhart (comedian)
Ruth Olay (singer)
The Gateway Singers (folk music group)
Dr. Michael Dean (hypnotist)

1.05 [05] Playboy's Penthouse: November 21, 1959
21Nov1959 WBKB-7, Chicago, Saturday 11:30pm-1am (Chicago Tribune)
12Dec1959 WOR-9, NYC, Saturday 11:30pm-1am (New York Times)
27Dec1959 KHJ-9 Los Angeles, Sun. 10:30pm-12am (Long Beach Ind. Press Telegram)
Guests:
Mabel Mercer (cabaret singer)
Sam Hamilton
Joe Williams (jazz vocalist)
The Count Basie band
Al Morgan (author)
King Vidor (movie director-producer)
Gary Morton (comedian)
Dolores Hart (actress)
Leslie Parrish (actress)
Joan Blackman (actress)
Stella Stevens (actress)
Barbara Lawson (actress)
Janie and Nico
A.C. Spectorsky ('Playboy' magazine's literary editor)

1.06 [06] Playboy's Penthouse: November 28, 1959
Air-dates:
28Nov1959 WBKB-7, Chicago, Saturday 11:30pm-1am (Chicago Tribune)
03Jan1960 KHJ-9 Los Angeles, Sun. 10:30pm-12:00am (Long Beach Ind. Press Telegram)
16Jan1960 WOR-9, NYC, Saturday 11:30pm-1am (New York Times)
10Feb1961 (Repeat) WOR-9, NYC, Fri. 9:30-10:30pm (New York Times)
Guests:
Sarah Vaughn (singer)
Josh White (singer-songwriter)
Pete Seeger (folk singer)
Marty Ingels (comedian)
Cal Tjader and his Quintet
Dr. Robert Brophy (space physicist)
Don Alan (magician, sleight-of-hand artist)
Fran Landesman (lyricist)
Thomas Wolf (composer)
Synopsis:
Sarah Vaughan sings "Misty," "Broken-Hearted Melody" and "Gone With the Wind."
Pete Seeger performs "Sweet Betsy from Pike," "Goodnight Irene" and "Wimoweh."
Notes:
Fran Landesman and Tommy Wolf were composers of the New York musical revue "Nervous Set."
Fran's husband, Jay Landesman, may have also appeared on this episode.

1.07 [07] Playboy's Penthouse: December 5, 1959
Air-dates:
05Dec1959 WBKB-7, Chicago, Saturday 11:30pm-1am (Chicago Tribune)
02Jan1960 KTVI-2, St. Louis, Missouri, Sat. 11:30pm (Alton Evening Telegraph)
23Jan1960 WOR-9, NYC, Saturday 11:30pm-1am (New York Times)
01Jan1961 (Repeat) WBKB-7, Chicago, Sun. 10:30-11:30pm (Chicago Tribune)
24Feb1961 (Repeat) WOR-9, NYC, Friday 9:30-10:30pm (New York Times)
Guests:
Stan Kenton (jazz musician)
Joey Adams (comedian)
Charlie Manna (comedian)
Lurlean Hunter (singer)
Geoffrey Holder (singer-dancer, appearing with his trio)
David Allen (singer)
The Eddie Higgins Quartet

1.08 [08] Playboy's Penthouse: December 12, 1959
Air-dates:
12Dec1959 WBKB-7, Chicago, Saturday 11:30pm-1am (Chicago Tribune)
09Jan1960 KTVI-2, St. Louis, Missouri, Sat. 11:30pm (Alton Evening Telegraph)
30Jan1960 WOR-9, NYC, Saturday 11:30pm-1am (New York Times)
10Mar1961 (Repeat) WOR-9, NYC, Friday 9:30-10:30pm (New York Times)
Production credits:
Dan Schuffman ... producer
Victor Lownes III ... associate producer
Don Dillion ... associate producer
Guests:
Dakota Staton (jazz vocalist, with her quartet)
Bob Scobey and his Frisco Jazz Band (Dixieland band)
James Coco
Will Holt (folk singer)
Dolly Jonah
Patricia Fay
Clancy Hayes (banjo player & singer)
Synopsis:
"All in Fun," a comedy troupe with Will Holt, Dolly Jonah, Patricia Fay, and James Coco, perform skits about love and relationships.
Will Holt (guitarist-singer) performs "Lemon Tree," "Little Orphan Annie," and "Mack the Knife."
Dakota Staton sings "When Lights Are Low," "Willow Weep for Me," and "Found My Love in Avalon."
Bob Scobey and his Frisco Jazz Band plays "The Colonel Bogey March" and "The Black Bottom Stomp."
Clancy Hayes performs "Travellin' Shoes" and "Ace in the Hole."
Note: Carl Sandburg (poet & historian) was scheduled to appear, but is not mentioned on the Paley Center website description.

1.09 [09] Playboy's Penthouse: December 19, 1959
Air-dates:
19Dec1959 WBKB-7, Chicago, Saturday 11:30pm-1am (Chicago Tribune)
16Jan1960 KTVI-2, St. Louis, Missouri, Sat. 11:30pm (Alton Evening Telegraph)
06Feb1960 WOR-9, NYC, Saturday 11:30pm-1am (New York Times)
14Feb1960 KHJ-9 Los Angeles, Sun. 10:30pm-12:00am (Long Beach Ind. Press Telegram)
08Jan1961 (Repeat) WBKB-7, Chicago, Sun. 10:30-11:30pm (Chicago Tribune)
03Mar1961 (Repeat) WOR-9, NYC, Friday 9:30-10:30pm (NY Times)
Guests:
The Mellow-Larks (vocal group)
Nina Simone (singer-pianist, appearing with her trio)
Herb Gardner (cartoonist)
Henny Youngman (comedian)
Joey Carter (comedian)
Don Adams (comedian)
Gary Morton (comedian)
Irwin Corey (comedian)
The Marty Rubenstein Trio (series regulars)
Highlight:
Comedians Henny Youngman, Gary Morton, Irwin Corey, Don Adams, and Joey Carter exchange quips while competing in a poker game.

[--] 26Dec1959 Chicago - no info (Chicago Tribune) WBKB-7, Saturday 11:30pm-1am

1.10 [10] Playboy's Penthouse:
Air-dates:
23Jan1960 KTVI-2, St. Louis, Missouri, Sat. 11:30pm (Alton Evening Telegraph)
31Jan1960 KHJ-9 Los Angeles, Sun. 10:30pm-12:00am (Long Beach Ind. Press Telegram)
05Mar1960 WOR-9, NYC, Saturday 11:30pm-1am (New York Times)
13Nov1960 (R) WBKB-7, Chicago, Sun. 10:00pm-11:00pm (Chicago Tribune)
Guests:
The Jonah Jones Quartet (jazz musicians)
Jeri Southern (singer)
Don Adams (comedían)
Tony and Eddy
Larry Adler (harmonica virtuoso)
The Marty Rubenstein Trio (series regulars)

[--] 02Jan1960 Chicago - no info (Chicago Tribune) WBKB-7, Saturday 11:30pm-1am

1.11 [11] Playboy's Penthouse
Air-dates:
30Jan1960 KTVI-2, St. Louis, Missouri, Sat. 11:30pm (Alton Evening Telegraph)
13Feb1960 WOR-9, NYC, Saturday 11:30pm-1am (New York Times)
13Feb1960 WOR-9, NYC, Saturday 11:30pm-1am (Long Island Star-Journal )
17Feb1961 (Repeat) WOR-9, NYC, Friday 9:30-10:30pm (New York Times)
15Jan1961 (Repeat) WBKB-7, Chicago, Sun. 10:00-11:00pm (Chicago Tribune)
Guests:
Mike Todd Jr. (movie producer)
The Ahmad Jamal Trio (jazz musicians)
"Professor" Irwin Corey (comedian)
Ann Henry (singer)
Beverly Kenney (singer)
Don Alan (magician)
The Marty Rubenstein Trio (series regulars)

1.12 [12] Playboy's Penthouse: January 9, 1960
Air-dates:
09Jan1960 WBKB-7, Chicago, Saturday 11:30pm-1am (Chicago Tribune)
06Feb1960 KTVI-2, St. Louis, Missouri, Sat. 11:30pm (Alton Evening Telegraph)
20Feb1960 WOR-9, NYC, Saturday 11:30pm-1am (New York Times)
20Nov1960 (Repeat) WBKB-7, Chicago, Sun. 10:00pm-11:00pm (Chicago Tribune)
Guests:
Mae Barnes (singer)
Della Reese (singer)
Dick Gautier (comedian)
Dr. Marshall Stearns (jazz critic)
Art Carter
Marianne Gaba (model-actress)
Marty Rube
Will Holt (folk singer)
Al Minns and Leon James (dancers)
Chatter the Chimp
Highlight:
Dr. Marshall Stearns, of the Institute for Jazz Studies, explains the history of the jazz dance.

1.13 [13] Playboy's Penthouse: January 16, 1960
Air-dates:
16Jan1960 WBKB-7, Chicago, Saturday 11:30pm-1am (Chicago Tribune)
13Feb1960 KTVI-2, St. Louis, Missouri, Sat. 11:30pm (Alton Evening Telegraph)
27Feb1960 WOR-9, NYC, Saturday 11:30pm-1am (New York Times)
28Feb1960 KHJ-9 Los Angeles, Sun. 10:30pm-12:00am (Long Beach Ind. Press Telegram)
Guests:
Dick Haymes and Fran Jeffries (husband-and-wife entertainers)
Susan Johnson (singer)
Kai Winding (trombonist, with his jazz sextet)
Ray Hastings (comedian)
Chatter the Chimp
The Marty Rubenstein Trio (series regulars)

1.14 [14] Playboy's Penthouse: January 23, 1960
Air-dates:
23Jan1960 WBKB-7, Chicago, Saturday 11:30pm-12:30am (Chicago Tribune)
20Feb1960 KTVI-2, St. Louis, Missouri, Sat. 11:30pm (Alton Evening Telegraph)
12Mar1960 WOR-9, NYC, Saturday 11:30pm-12:30am (New York Times)
Production credits:
Dan Schuffman ... producer
Victor Lownes III ... associate producer
Don Dillion ... associate producer
Guests:
Bob Newhart (comedian)
Larry Kert (singer, Broadway star)
Josh White (singer-guitarist)
Monique Van Vooren (Belgian singer-actress)
The Marty Rubenstein Trio (series regulars)
Highlights:
Bob Newhart performs a driving instructor sketch.
Larry Kert sings "The More I See You" and "I'll Take Romance."
Josh White performs "St. James Infirmary," "Nobody Wants You When You're Down and Out," and "Jelly, Jelly, Jelly."
Monique Van Vooren sings "Mon Homme (My Man)," "Pour Un Dollar" ("For One Dollar"), and "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered."
Van Vooren talks with Hefner and Victor Lownes III, the show's associate producer, about 'Playboy' magazine.

1.15 [15] Playboy's Penthouse: January 30, 1960
Air-dates:
30Jan1960 WBKB-7, Chicago, Saturday 11:30pm-12:30am (Chicago Tribune)
27Feb1960 KTVI-2, St. Louis, Missouri, Sat. 11:30pm (Alton Evening Telegraph)
19Mar1960 WOR-9, NYC, Saturday 11:30pm-12:30am (New York Times)
18Dec1960 (Repeat) WBKB-7, Chicago, Sun. 10:00-11:00pm (Chicago Tribune)
Guests:
Barbara Dane (blues folk-singer)
Carmen McRae (singer)
Jacques Foti (pianist-vocalist)
Don Alan (magician)

1.16 [16] Playboy's Penthouse: February 6, 1960
Air-dates:
06Feb1960 WBKB-7, Chicago, Saturday 11:30pm-12:30am (Chicago Tribune)
05Mar1960 KTVI-2, St. Louis, Missouri, Sat. 11:30pm (Alton Evening Telegraph)
26Mar1960 WOR-9, NYC, Saturday 11:30pm-12:30am (New York Times)
Production credits:
Dan Schuffman ... producer
Victor Lownes III ... associate producer
Don Dillion ... associate producer
Guests:
Dizzy Gillespie (jazz trumpeter)
Bobby Short (cabaret singer-pianist)
Mae Barnes (singer)
Milt Kamen (comedian)
The Marty Rubenstein Trio (series regulars)
Highlights:
Dizzy Gillespie plays "St. Louis Blues" (with Milt Kamen performing a brief impromptu dance).
Mae Barnes sings humorous versions of "'Deed I Do," "All Men Are Evil," and "Summertime."
Bobby Short, accompanying himself at the piano, sings "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" and "Gimme a Pigfoot."
Milt Kamen does a monolog about Hollywood and tranquilizer-inspired dreams.

1.17 [17] Playboy's Penthouse: February 13, 1960
Air-dates:
13Feb1960 WBKB-7, Chicago, Saturday 11:30pm-12:30am (Chicago Tribune)
02Apr1960 WOR-9, NYC, Saturday 11:30pm-12:30am (New York Times)
21Oct1960 (Repeat) WOR-9, NYC, Friday 12mid-1am (New York Times)
Guests:
Count Basie (bandleader, with his rhythm section)
Joe Williams (blues singer)
Tony Bennett (singer)
Phyllis Diller (comedienne)
Lambert, Hendricks and Ross (jazz trio)

1.18 [18] Playboy's Penthouse: February 20, 1960
Air-dates:
20Feb1960 WBKB-7, Chicago, Saturday 11:30pm-12:30am (Chicago Tribune)
05Mar1960 KTVI-2, St. Louis, Missouri, Sat. 11:30pm (Alton Evening Telegraph)
09Apr1960 WOR-9, NYC, Saturday 11:30pm-12:30am (New York Times)
25Sep1960 (Repeat) WBKB-7, Chicago, Sun. 10-11:00pm (Chicago Tribune)
23Mar1961 KVAR-12 Phoenix, Ariz. Thurs. 11:05pm (Phoenix Ariz. Republic)
Guests:
Phil Ford and Mimi Hines (comedy team)
Ann Henry (singer-dancer)
Bob Gibson (banjo playing folk singer)
Jo March (folk singer)
Frank Hamilton (folk-singer)
Art Carter (master chef, culinary artist)

1.19 [19] Playboy's Penthouse: February 27, 1960
Air-dates:
27Feb1960 WBKB-7, Chicago, Sat. 11:30pm-12:30am (Chicago Tribune)
16Apr1960 WOR-9, NYC, Saturday 11:30pm-12:30am (New York Times)
27Nov1960 (Repeat) WBKB-7, Chicago, Sun. 10-11:00pm (Chicago Tribune)
Guests:
The Barbara Carroll Trio
Johnny Janis (singer-guitarist)
Murray Roman (comedian)
Bobby Short (singer-pianist)
Julie Wilson (singer)

1.20 [20] Playboy's Penthouse: March 5, 1960
Air-dates:
05Mar1960 WBKB-7, Chicago, Saturday 11:30pm-12:30am (Chicago Tribune)
23Apr1960 WOR-9, NYC, Saturday 11:30pm-12:30am (New York Times)
26Feb1961 (Repeat) WBKB-7, Chicago, Sun. 10:30-11:30pm (Chicago Tribune)
Guests:
Don Adams (comedian)
The Four Freshmen (vocal quartet, band)
Enid Mosier (Jamaican vocalist)
Beverly Kelly (singer)
Vic Perry (hypnotist-pickpocket)
Highlight:
Hugh Hefner presents the winners of the "Playboy All Stars" jazz poll.

1.21 [21] Playboy's Penthouse: March 12, 1960 (possibly taped March 2, 1960)
Air-dates:
12Mar1960 WBKB-7, Chicago, Saturday 11:30pm-12:30am (Chicago Tribune)
29Jan1961 (Repeat) WBKB-7, Chicago, Sun. 10:00-11:00pm (Chicago Tribune)
Guests:
Frank D'Rone (singer)
Jimmy Van Heusen (songwriter)
Sammy Cahn (songwriter)
Lenny Maxwell (comedian)
Frances Faye (singer-pianist)
Jack Costanzo (bongo drummer)
The Marty Rubenstein Trio (series regulars)
Highlight:
Frank D'Rone sings "Let There Be Love," "Try a Little Tenderness," "Joey, Joey" and "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To."

1.22 [22] Playboy's Penthouse: March 19, 1960
Air-dates:
19Mar1960 WBKB-7, Chicago, Saturday 11:30pm-12:30am (Chicago Tribune)
07May1960 WOR-9, NYC, Saturday 11:30pm-12:30am (New York Times)
30Oct1960 (Repeat) WBKB-7, Chicago, Sun. 10-11:00pm (Chicago Tribune)
23Dec1960 (Repeat) WOR-9, NYC, Friday 9:30-10:30pm (New York Times)
Guests:
Jack E. Leonard (comedian)
Forrest Tucker (actor-comedian)
Bob Gibson (folk singer)
Buddy Greco (singer-pianist)
George Wein (jazz impresario, head of the Newport Jazz Festival)
Anita O'Day (singer)
Highlights:
Jack E. Leonard performs "Sunny Side of the Street."
Anita O'Day sings "Honeysuckle Rose," "Angel Eyes" and "I Get a Kick Out of You."
Buddy Greco performs "It Happened in Monterey" and "Day By Day."
George Wein, head of the Newport Jazz Festival, doubles as a piano man and blues shouter.

1.23 [23] Playboy's Penthouse: March 26, 1960
Air-dates:
26Mar1960 WBKB-7, Chicago, Saturday 11:30pm-12:30am (Chicago Tribune)
14May1960 WOR-9, NYC, Saturday 11:30pm-12:30am (New York Times)
Guests:
Ken and Mitzie Welch (nightclub comedians)
Mabel Mercer (singer)
Sam Hamilton,
The Signatures (vocal group)
Vic Perry (hypnotist)
Highlights:
Mabel Mercer sings "My Favorite Things" and "You Are in Love."
The Signatures perform "Little Girl Blue."

1.24 [24] Playboy's Penthouse: April 2, 1960
Air-dates:
02Apr1960 WBKB-7, Chicago, Saturday 11:30pm-12:30am (Chicago Tribune)
28May1960 WOR-9, NYC, Saturday 11:30pm-12:30am (New York Times)
Guests:
Clancy Hayes (guitarist)
The Vagabonds (vocal-instrumental group)
Sylvia Syms (singer)
The Second City Revue (improvisational comedy troupe)
The Marty Rubenstein Trio (series regulars)

1.25 [25] Playboy's Penthouse: April 9, 1960
Air-dates:
09Apr1960 WBKB-7, Chicago, Saturday 11:30pm-12:30am (Chicago Tribune)
04Jun1960 WOR-9, NYC, Saturday 11:30pm-12:30am (New York Times)
12Feb1961 (Repeat) WBKB-7, Chicago, Sun. 11:00pm-12:00am (Chicago Tribune)
Guests:
The Limeliters (vocal group)
Barbara McNair (singer)
Woody Herman (bandleader)
Charlie Byrd (guitarist)
Gary Morton (comedian)
The Marty Rubenstein Trio (series regulars)
Playboy Key Club Playmates
Highlights:
Barbara McNair - "In Other Words" and "C'est Magnifique."
Woody Herman and his rhythm section, featuring Charlie Byrd - "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan."
The Limeliters perform "Suburb" and "Hammer Song."

1.26 [26] Playboy's Penthouse: April 16, 1960
Air-dates:
16Apr1960 WBKB-7, Chicago, Sat. 11:30pm-12:30am (Chicago Tribune)
21May1960 WOR-9, NYC, Sat. 11:30pm-12:30am (New York Times)
Guests:
Clancy Hayes (guitarist)
Lenny Bruce (comedian)
The Jonah Jones Quartet (jazz musicians)
The Four Freshmen (vocal band, quartet)
Bob Newhart (comedian)
Larry Adler (harmonica virtuoso)
Ann Henry (singer-dancer)
Dick Haymes and Fran Jeffries (husband-and-wife entertainers)
Pete Seeger (folk-singer)
Tony Bennett (singer)
Lambert, Hendricks and Ross (vocal jazz trio)

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Season 2 consisted of seven new episodes and repeats from Season 1.

2.01 [27] Playboy's Penthouse: September 18, 1960
Air-dates:
18Sep1960 WBKB-7, Chicago, Sun. 10:00-11:00pm (Chicago Tribune)
23Sep1960 WOR-9, NYC, Friday 12mid-1am (New York Times)
16Mar1961 KVAR-12 Phoenix, Ariz. Thurs. 11:05pm (Phoenix Ariz. Republic)
Guests:
Sammy Davis Jr. (singer-dancer)
The Kirby Stone Four (musical comedy quartet)
Teddi King (singer)
Synopsis:
Sammy Davis, Jr. sings "The Gal That Got Away," "The Lady Is a Tramp," "Chicago,"
a medley (of "Something's Gotta Give," "All of You," and "My Funny Valentine") and "Chicago."
Teddi King sings "Here I Come," "Am I Blue," and "Tennessee Williams Southern Decadence Blues."
The Kirby Stone Four sing "Everything's Comin' Up Roses," a snake's version of "'S Wonderful" and spoof various singers.

2.02 [28] Playboy's Penthouse: October 16, 1960
Air-dates:
16Oct1960 WBKB-7, Chicago, Sun. 10:00-11:00pm (Chicago Tribune)
31Mar1961 WOR-9, NYC, Friday 9:30-10:30pm (New York Times)
12Mar1961 (Repeat) WBKB-7, Chicago, Sun. 10:30pm-11:30pm (Chicago Tribune)
13Apr1961 KVAR-12 Phoenix, Ariz. Thurs. 11:05pm (Phoenix Ariz. Republic)
Production credits:
Barry McKinley ... director
Victor Lownes III ... associate producer
Guests:
Dave Brubeck Quartet
June Christy (jazz vocalist)
Robert Clary (actor-singer)
Paul Desmond (instrumentalist)
Joe Morello (instrumentalist)
The Marty Rubenstein Trio (series regulars)
Synopsis:
The Dave Brubeck Quartet performs "Take Five" (featuring Paul Desmond on alto sax and a drum solo by Joe Morello) and "Blue Rondo a la Turk."
June Christy sings "I Want to Be Happy," "Something Cool" and "How High the Moon?"
Robert Clary sings "Something's Coming" and "Tonight" (two numbers from "West Side Story"), "I Didn't Know What Time It Was," and two French language songs.
Frank D'Rone (singer) - "I'll Remember Angel" and "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning."

2.03 [29] Playboy's Penthouse: December 4, 1960
Air-dates:
04Dec1960 WBKB-7, Chicago, Sun. 10:00-11:00pm (Chicago Tribune)
07Apr1961 WOR-9, NYC, Friday 9:30-10:30pm (New York Times)
Production credits:
Max Miller ... producer
Victor Lownes III ... associate producer
Guests:
Tony Curtis (actor)
Ray Charles (singer)
Gene Krupa
Phyllis Diller (comedian)
Shai K. Ophir (pantomimist)
Frank D'Rone (singer)
The Marty Rubenstein Trio (series regulars)
Synopsis:
Ray Charles, on piano, sings "Georgia on My Mind" and "Yes, I Know."
Frank D'Rone's songs include "The Party's Over."
Playing the flute, Tony Curtis is accompanied by the Krupa band and a Playmate on drums.
Shai K. Ophir demonstrates the various ways that people smoke cigarettes.

 [--] December 11, 1960 - Rerun of 1.06 [--] Playboy's Penthouse: (First Aired November 28, 1959)

2.04 [30] Playboy's Penthouse: December 25, 1960
Air-dates:
25Dec1960 WBKB-7, Chicago, Sun. 10:00-11:00pm (Chicago Tribune)
03Feb1961 WOR-9, NYC, Friday 9:30-10:30pm (New York Times)
04Apr1961 (Repeat) WOR-9, NYC, Friday 9:30-10:30pm (New York Times)
Guests:
Vic Damone (singer)
Dick Stabile's Orchestra
Bill Henderson
Tania Velia
The Second City Revue (improvisational troupe)

2.05 [31] Playboy's Penthouse: February 5, 1961
Air-dates:
05Feb1961 WBKB-7, Chicago, Sun. 10:00-11:00pm (Chicago Tribune)
24Mar1961 WOR-9, NYC, Friday 9:30-10:30pm (New York Times)
Production credits:
Max Miller ... producer
Victor Lownes III ... associate producer
Don Rushton ... direction (misc.)
Dick Rosenzweig ... production (misc.)
Special material by Mort Silverstein
Guests:
Robert Clary (actor-singer)
Billy Eckstine (singer)
Bertice Reading (singer)
Peggy Lord (singer)
Jack Burns (comedian)
George Carlin (comedian)
George Kirby (comedian)
The Marty Rubenstein Trio (series regulars)
Synopsis:
Peggy Lord sings "Charleston," "Ma, He's Makin' Eyes at Me," and a humorous version of "Does the Spearmint Lose Its Flavor on the Bedpost Overnight?"
George Kirby does celebrity impressions.
Bertice Reading sings two up-tempo numbers.
Robert Clary sings "Lucky Pierre" and "Love is a Simple Thing" (and possibly "I Love Paris").
Jack Burns and George Carlin (appearing together as a comedy duo) - parody TV commercials.
Billy Eckstine (singing and playing the trumpet) performs songs including "Lady Luck," "Everything I Have is Yours," "Misty," and "My Funny Valentine."

2.06 [32] Playboy's Penthouse: March 5, 1961
Air-dates:
05Mar1961 WBKB-7 Chicago, Sun. 10:30-11:30pm (Chicago Tribune)
17Mar1961 WOR-9 NYC, Friday 9:30-10:30pm (New York Times)
08Apr1961 KVOA-4, Tucson Sat. (Tucson Daily Citizen)
21Apr1961 (Repeat) NYC, Friday 9:30-10:30pm (New York Times)
Guests:
Buddy Rich Sextet,
Dorothy Donegan (pianist)
Roberta Sherwood and her orchestra
Don Lanning (Roberta Sherwood's son)
Duke Hazlett
Wayne Roland (ventriloquist)
The Marty Rubenstein Trio (series regulars)
Synopsis:
Hugh Hefner sings "Walkin' My Baby Back Home."
The Buddy Rich Sextet perform "Baubles, Bangles and Beads."
Roberta Sherwood performs "Best Things in Life Are Free."
Duke Hazlett and Trio perform "All the Way."
Dorothy Donegan and her trio perform "St. Louis Blues."

[--] Newspaper excerpt:
Suburbanite Economist Wednesday, February 1, 1961, Chicago, Illinois
Back from Las Vegas is Jimmy Nuzzo, who has taken over the management and is starring at the Abstract Lounge, 3739 Fullerton.
A long-time staff musician at ABC, Jimmy recently appeared with Roberta Sherwood, Buddy Rich and other top talent in a
"Playboy Penthouse" show which was taped and will be so seen shortly on WBKB. A great musician, Jimmy is popular with many
of the country's top names in "show business."

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Chicago Broadcasts 1960-61 season (Chicago Tribune)
WBKB-7, Sundays 10:00pm-11:00pm

[--] 18Sep1960 Chicago - episode 2.01
[--] 25Sep1960 Chicago - repeat of 1.18 [18] 20Feb1960 Chicago
[--] 02Oct1960 Chicago - no details (Chicago Tribune)
[--] 09Oct1960 Chicago - no details (Chicago Tribune)
[--] 16Oct1960 Chicago - episode 2.02
[--] 23Oct1960 Chicago - no details (Chicago Tribune)
[--] 30Oct1960 Chicago - repeat of 1.21 [21] 12Mar1960 Chicago
[--] 06Nov1960 Chicago - repeat of 1.14 [14] 23Jan1960 Chicago
[--] 13Nov1960 Chicago - repeat of 1.10 [10]
[--] 20Nov1960 Chicago - repeat of 1.12 [12] 09Jan1960 Chicago
[--] 27Nov1960 Chicago - repeat of 1.19 [19] 27Feb1960 Chicago
[--] 04Dec1960 Chicago - episode 2.03
[--] 11Dec1960 Chicago - episode 2.04
[--] 18Dec1960 Chicago - repeat of 1.15 [15] 30Jan1960 Chicago
[--] 25Dec1960 Chicago - episode 2.05
[--] 01Jan1961 Chicago - repeat of 1.07 [07] 05Dec1959 Chicago
[--] 08Jan1961 Chicago - repeat of 1.09 [09] 19Dec1959 Chicago
[--] 15Jan1961 Chicago - repeat of 1.11 [11]
[--] 22Jan1961 Chicago - repeat of 1.08 [08] 12Dec1959 Chicago
[--] 29Jan1961 Chicago - repeat of 1.21 [21] 12Mar1960 Chicago
[--] 05Feb1961 Chicago - episode 2.06

WBKB-7, Sunday 11:00pm-12:00am
[--] 12Feb1961 Chicago - repeat of 1.25 [25] 09Apr1960 Chicago

WBKB-7, Sundays 10:30-11:30pm
[--] 19Feb1961 Chicago - repeat of 1.23 [23] 26Mar1960 Chicago
[--] 26Feb1961 Chicago - repeat of 1.20 [20] 05Mar1960 Chicago
[--] 05Mar1961 Chicago - episode 2.07
[--] 12Mar1961 Chicago - repeat of 2.02 [28]
[--] 19Mar1961 Chicago - no details (Chicago Tribune)
[--] 26Mar1961 Chicago - repeat of 1.24 [24] 02Apr1960 Chicago
[--] 02Apr1961 Chicago - replaced by "Festival of Stars" (a series of 1940s movies)

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