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Season 1 (NBC) (Summer 1956, Season 1956-57)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox, Tom Alger [Updated Oct-2019]
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive, NYT and Brooklyn Daily Eagle

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NBC Sundays 8:00-9:00pm Eastern

1.01 The Steve Allen Show
24Jun1956 NBC Sunday [Premiere]
Sponsored by Jergens-Woodbury and Crosley and Bendix home appliances
Host Steve Allen
Guests
entertainer Bob Hope
actress Kim Novak
comedian Jerry Lewis
comic actor Wally Cox
actors Vincent Price
and Dane Clark
Jazz musicians Coleman Hawkins & Roy Eldridge
dancers Bambi Lynn & Rod Alexander
and Sammy Davis Jr. and the Will Mastin Trio.
Highlights:
Jerry Lewis opens pretending to be Steve Allen.
Steve Allen talks with Bob Hope and Bob presents Steve a plaque.
Steve plays the piano while the cast does "Crazy Shots".
Sammy and the Will Mastin Trio perform a "Sing You Sinners" song-and-dance.
Sammy Davis sings “Just One of Those Things” (imitating the singing styles of Ed Sullivan, Frank Sinatra and Fred Astaire).
Sammy sings "Five" and "Birth of the Blues".
Sammy Davis, Jr. and Steve Allen have a jam session with the Eldridge-Hawkins Quintet.
Vincent Price, Wally Cox, and Allen perform a sketch about testimonials.
On a rooftop, Bambi Lynn & Rod Alexander do a dramatic dance about a fugitive sought by the police.
Kim Novak and Allen perform "Chopsticks" on the piano and do a sketch in a crime drama that combines education
(for kids watching TV) with gunplay, murder and mayhem.
Steve and Sammy Davis Jr sing a parody of "The Death of the Blues".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVW7BxcixeI

1.02 The Steve Allen Show
01Jul1956
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Elvis Presley
actor-comedian Andy Griffith
comedienne Imogene Coca
and singers Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme.
Highlights:
Elvis Presley sings "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" and "Hound Dog."
Andy Griffith tells the story of "Hamlet" in a comedy monologue.
Imogene Coca does a sketch where a husband learns that his wife is pregnant.
Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme do an opera sketch dressed as vikings.
Comedy sketch:
Elvis Presley, Andy Griffith and Imogene Coca appear in a parody of Country & Western music TV shows.
Note: This is the appearance where Elvis, wearing a tuxedo, sings "Hound Dog" to a basset hound.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMN-1nSQv3U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8QIxxvfwPE

*Note: This program topped CBS' Ed Sullivan show attracting 55.3 percent of the viewing audience against Ed Sullivan's 39.7 percent.
It was NBC's best showing since May 30, 1954.

1.03 The Steve Allen Show
08Jul1956
Host Steve Allen
Guests
singer Sammy Davis Jr.
actor Jack Palance
singer Vic Damone
and actress Margaret Truman.
Highlights:
Sammy Davis Jr. makes a cameo introducing the show.
Jack Palance and Steve are robbers in a non-violent cop show sketch.
Vic Damone performs "Let There Be Love".
Gogi Grant sings a medley of "The World Is Mine", "Who Cares?" and "The Wayward Wind".
Vic Damone sings "The Street Where You Live".
Margaret Truman in a sketch called "Give My Regards to Bellevue" musical version of Hospital and doctor movie.
Steve reads angry "Letters to the Editor." "Crazy Shots." Steve reads a letter asking what he looks like without his glasses; he takes them off and it's Ed Sullivan.

[--] The Steve Allen Show
15July1956 NBC
pre-empted for Sunday Spectacular: “The Bachelor” with book by Arnie Rosen and Coleman Jacoby; music and lyrics by Steve Allen. Satire of an
advertising executive and the women in his life, with Hal March, Carol Haney, Jayne Mansfield, Julie Wilson, others. (Color, 7:30-9pm)
[New York Times description]


1.04 The Steve Allen Show
22Jul1956
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedian Buddy Hackett
Count Basie and his Orchestra
and vocal group The Four Lads
Highlights:
Count Basie and his Orchestra perform "One O'Clock Jump", "April In Paris" and "Bleep Blop Blues" (live remote from Birdland, a NYC jazz club)
The Four Lads sing "Standing On The Corner Watching All The Girls Go By".
The Four Lads in Whelan's and Steve gives them two gold records for "No Not Much" and "Moments To Remember".
Steve pitches a lousy spot remover that doesn't get the huge stain out of his clothes.
Steve talks with actual audience members, giving a grandmother a salami.
In a parody of Latin music, Steve, Buddy and Skitch are an instrumental group.

1.05 The Steve Allen Show
29Jul1956
Host Steve Allen
Guests
James Mason and Pamela Mason
Opera singers Rise Stevens
and Jan Peerce
xylophone-playing comedian Roger Ray
Jazz guiatarist Eddie Condon
and dancers Bambi Linn & Rod Alexander.
Highlights:
James Mason appears in a sketch with his wife Pamela, In the "day in the life" of a Hollywood star, James kisses a photo of himself,
tosses fan mail out the window, and (real) daughter Portland asks Daddy for his autograph.
Rise Stevens sings "The Gypsy Dance" (La Chance Boheme).
Jan Peerce sings The Tenor Aria (from The Third Act Of Tosca).
Bambi Lynn and Rod Alexander (dancers) appear with other dancers in a production number set in a night club.
Eddie Condon and his Dixieland All-Stars provide the music.
Roger Ray performs "Indian Love Call" on the xylophone.
Jan, Rise, and Allen parody opera on television; La Rocka Y La Rolla is uninterrupted by commercials because
the performers continually work in the sponsors' jingles. Steve hosts a panel show with so many guests their
introductions eat up all the time; panelists include Dayton, Gene, Skitch, Portland, old ladies, a dog.

1.06 The Steve Allen Show
05Aug1956
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actress Judy Holliday
singer Tony Bennett
pianist Carmen Cavallaro
Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five
and The 321st National Military Drill Team.
Highlights:
Judy Holliday talks to Steve about her play "Bells Are Ringing".
Tony Bennett sings "Taking A Chance On Love," "It Had To Be You" and "Sing, You Sinners".
Carmen Cavallaro plays his version of "Brazil".
Louis Jordan & The Tympany Five - "Caledonia" (in a live remote from San Francisco).
The 321st National Military Drill Team (soldiers marching and flipping their rifles).
Steve and Judy do a take-off on I Love Lucy, but played dramatically.
Louis Nye plays an Air Force pilot who has just flown three times the speed of sound,
so his voice is out of sync with his mouth. Steve Lawrence makes cameo in "Crazy Shots."

[--] The Steve Allen Show
12Aug1956 NBC
Pre-empted for "Atlantic City Holiday." NY Times:
Variety show. With Polly Bergen, Jack Carter, Pat Boone, Bill Haley and his Comets, Jonathan Winters, Rocky Graziano, Jayne Mansfield.
(Color, 7:30-9pm Eastern)


1.07 The Steve Allen Show
19Aug1956
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Frank Sinatra
comedian Don Adams
singer Julius LaRosa
actress Mamie Van Doren
comedian Eddie Lawrence
and dance duo Augie & Margo.
Highlights:
Frank Sinatra chats with Steve in a non-singing appearance due to laryngitis, Steve lip-syncs to Sinatra's "Foggy Day".
Don Adams plays an attorney in a stand-up comedy monologue.
Julius LaRosa sings "When The Sun Comes Out" and "If I Had You".
Mamie Van Doren sings "Do I Do".
Augie & Margo dance to Latin-style music.
Steve talks seriously about the FBI identifying gangster Abraham Telvi who blinded reporter Victor Riesel
for his reports on mob control of unions. He shows a clip or Riesel from his Tonight, asks for additional tips
and gives FBI phone number.
Mamie and Steve do a take-off on an adventure shows called The Coward.

1.08 The Steve Allen Show
26Aug1956
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedian Buddy Hackett
singer Andy Williams
singer Jaye P. Morgan and the Morgan Bros.
actor Gregory Ratoff
The Ice Capades featuring Bobby Specht & Rosemarie Henderson (in a remote from Atlantic City).
Highlights:
Andy Williams sings "Canadian Sunset."
Jaye P. Morgan sings "The Poor People Of Paris" and appears in a square dance production number.
Jaye P. Morgan & Brothers, perform "Big D".
Man In The Street sketch "What do you think of rock and roll?"
Jaye P. Morgan sings "Hi Lili Hi Lo".
Buddy Hackett and Gregory Ratoff sketch: Ratoff hosts on the Russian Broadcasting System - "The Latesky, Latesky Show".
The flick, Cholly Chin in Moscow, has Steve as the detective, Hackett as his son, and commercials for Kremlin Krispies cereal and instant borscht.

1.09 The Steve Allen Show
02Sep1956
Host Steve Allen
Guests
singers Fats Domino
Georgia Gibbs
and Steve Lawrence
and the comedy team Smith and Dale.
Highlights:
Fats Domino performs "When My Dream Boat Comes Home" and "I'm In Love Again".
Steve presents him with a Cashbox Magazine award.
Georgia Gibbs sings "One For My Baby", "These Foolish Things" and "Happiness Street".
Steve Lawrence croons "My Romance" and "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes".
Also: "Crazy Shots." Steve gives a dramatic reading to the lyrics of Gene Vincent's hit "Be-Bob-A-Lula".
A parody of an 1930's orchestra radio broadcast.

[--] The Steve Allen Show
09Sep1956
pre-empted for "The Magic Box" with Robert Donat.


1.10 The Steve Allen Show
16Sep1956
Host Steve Allen
Guests
singer Andy Williams
comedian Milt Kamin
singer Gogi Grant
The Will Mastin Trio, starring Sammy Davis, Jr.
Marian Ann McKnight Miss America of 1957, does Marilyn Monroe imitation
Bill and Cora Baird and The Baird Puppets.
Highlights:
Will Mastin Trio with Sammy Davis, Jr. perform "Black Magic", "Earthbound" (on dolly), "My Daddy My Uncle And Me" (with trio).
Milt Kamin monologue on Hollywood stars and movies how they've changed, spectacular epics, etc.
Gogi Grant sings "You And The Night And The Music" and "You're In Love".
"Four Punks" Steve, Milt, Louis and Andy Williams take-off on rock and roll quartet complete with side burns, shaking,
and leather jackets to "Heartbreak Hotel".
The Baird Puppets and Man in Street - Steve intro and Ed Sullivan puppet. Puppets do "I love you" (croquettes).
A preview of next week's guests and Man in Street, "What should Prince Rainier and Grace name their baby?" Skitch, Louis, Milt, Marilyn -- 16.
Commercial - Jergens -- 17. Sammy Davis, Jr. - Sammy & Steve at piano "I Could Have Danced All Night",
"The Lady's In Love With You, with special lyrics and Sammy Davis, Jr.'s impersonations

1.11 The Steve Allen Show
23Sep1956
Host Steve Allen
Guests
singer Billy Eckstine
Rin Tin Tin
singer Joni James
comedian Irwin Corey
dancer Jose Molina
and Midwestern States Glee Club.
Highlights:
Rin Tin Tin performs tricks.
Jose Molina dances.
Joni James sings "Give Us This Day".
Man In Street sketch Question: How would you like to live to be 167 yrs. old? Louis, Skitch, Parker, Fenley.
El Clumsi, Steve take-off on Flamenco dance film.
Billy Eckstine performs "I Apoligize", "My Foolish Heart", "Caravan", and "Everything I Have Is Yours".
Steve & Billy Eckstine do a medley.
Midwestern States Glee Club performs "Wait 'Till The Cows Come Home" with all cows on stage.

1.12 The Steve Allen Show
30Sep1956
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actress Claudette Colbert
actor Mickey Rooney
Opera singer Jerome Hines
singer Erin O'Brien
and comedian Joey Forman.

1.13 The Steve Allen Show
07Oct1956
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comic duo Abbott and Costello
Kukla, Fran and Ollie
singer Peggy King
vibraphonist Lionel Hampton
musicians Don Lamond
and Louis Bellson
Mrs. Babe Ruth
and baseball great Mickey Mantle.
Highlights:
Kukla, Fran & Ollie intro and then Dragon Prep Bit
Peggy King sings "By Myself" choreography Jonathan Lucas, Pan-Am, Idlewild.
Man In Street sketch "Who'll win the World Series?" Milt, Louis, Marilyn, Skitch, Sal Maglie.
Mickey Mantle and Mrs. Babe Ruth questions and answers between Steve and Mrs. Ruth with film then chat with Mickey and more film clips.
Abbott and Costello - Cooperstown Plaque - (Messrs. Keener, Kerr, Green, Case)
Abbott and Costello skit "Who's on First?"
Lionel Hampton plays "C Jam Blues" and "How High The Moon" with Don Lamond and Louis Bellson.

1.14 The Steve Allen Show
14Oct1956
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Tony Bennett
actress-dancer Doretta Morrow
singers Mel Torme
and Frances Faye
singer-actor Guy Madison
and dancers Kathryn and Arthur Murray.
Highlights:
Tony Bennett sings "Without A Song," "I'll Never Know" and "Just In Time".
Mel Torme and Frances Faye perform a song from "Porgy And Bess".
Doretta Morrow sings a medley of tunes from "Kismet" including "Bagdad" and "Baubles, Bangles And Beads".
Kathryn and Arthur Murray join in a ballroom dancing sketch where Steve tosses around his partner (obviously a dummy) rather violently.
Also: "The James Dean Story" Steve conducts a filmed tour of Dean's hometown, Fairmount, Indiana, and chats with friends and relatives there.
Among the "Crazy Shots" are Rayburn, Torme, and Bennett seemingly playing craps on the street; turns out to be jacks.
Steve interviews himself as a numbskulled football player.

1.15 The Steve Allen Show
21Oct1956
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actor Peter Lawford
singer Frank Parker
The Harlem Globetrotters
boxer Rocky Graziano
singer-actress Olga James
and dance duo Janik and Arnaut.
Cameo appearance by Julius LaRosa.
Highlights:
Steve Allen dressed as African Safari Hunter in front of map of Africa. Tells of his adventure. Looks at photos, kisses photo.
Olga James sings "Old Devil Moon" (from the Broadway musical Mr. Wonderful).
Frank Parker sings "Autumn Leaves".
Janik and Arnaut perform a snake charmer dance number.
Comedy sketch of Harlem Globetrotters vs. Frank Parker.
Abe Saperstein, boss of The Harlem Globe-Trotters, introduces Basketball Players Clarence Wilson, Darrell Green, Leon, Andy
Johnson, Carl Salsbury and Others.
The Harlem Globetrotters in action to "Sweet Georgia Brown". Basketball Tricks.
Also: In the "Man on the Street", Steve asks What Would You Do With Prize Money If You Won? Nye and Graziano what they
would do with big money won on a quiz show.
Peter Lawford plays on Steve Allen's team in a comic game against the Harlem Globetrotters.
Steve demonstrates a TV set that operates on coins. When he puts in a German coin, it shows Hitler. Eventually, it pays off like a slot machine.

[--] The Steve Allen Show
28Oct1956
pre-empted for Hall of Fame production "Born Yesterday" starring Mary Martin, Paul Douglas, Arthur Hill.

1.16 The Steve Allen Show
04Nov1956
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
stage actor Alfred Drake
singer Erin O'Brien
female impersonator T.C. Jones
Jim Henson and the Muppets
Rod Alexander Dancers
and Les Brown and His Band of Renown.
Highlights:
Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. in "People Watchers" segment in a restaurant, he plays "the grabber" who won't stop touching Steve,
the wolf who only talks if you're with an attractive woman, and "Mr. Dangerous" who waves his knife while talking.
Les Brown and his Band Of Renown perform a medley of songs ("Sentimental Journey," "The Lady Is A Tramp," others)
and "From This Moment On" with Rod Alexander's dancers.
T.C. Jones sings "You Go To My Head" and "Just One of Those Things" (imitating Katherine Hepburn).
At end, he pulls off his wig to reveal his bald head. Steve pulls off his hair to reveal a bald skinhead wig.
Jim Henson's Muppets with Kermit the Frog (in wig) sings "I've Grown Accustomed To His Face."
Erin O'Brien sings "While We're Young"
Alfred Drake performs "Where Or When" and "Wunderbar".
Also: Drake, Fairbanks, and Allen give a dramatic reading of the lyrics to "Ka-Ding-Dong" (pop song) as if it were poetry.

1.17 The Steve Allen Show
11Nov1956
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedian Jerry Lewis
singer Georgia Gibbs
actress Anita Ekberg
and her husband actor Anthony Steele
and Buster Crabbe from TV's "Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion".
Highlights:
Georgia Gibbs sings "Tra-La-La" and "Let's Fall In Love".
Jerry Lewis appears at end of show to talk about his (serious) singing career and his work with the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Also: An advance preview of "Jack and the Beanstalk," a "Producers' Showcase" spectacular airing the next day.
Shown rehearsing are cast members Joel Grey (as Jack); Peggy King (as Tillie, the girl next door); Celeste Holm (as Mad Meggie);
Cyril Ritchard (as the Peddler) and Arnold Stang (as Mr. Fum, the Little Giant).

1.18 The Steve Allen Show
18Nov1956
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Bob Hope (promoting his TV show)
Jazz musician Duke Ellington and Orchestra
dancer Gene Nelson
comedienne Betty Walker
singers Erin O'Brien
and George Hamilton IV
slap-stick comics Olsen and Johnson
and World's Champion Women Boxers.
Highlights:
Duke Ellington and orchestra do a medley of Duke's hits and "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" (with Steve on piano).
Gene Nelson in live remote from old Penn Station, performs production number to "Pick Yourself Up" with dancing mailmen.
George Hamilton IV sings "A Rose and a Baby Ruth".
Erin O'Brien sings "In The Still Of The Night".
Betty Walker does a telephone monologue.
Olsen & Johnson cause chaos and pandemonium with balls and dead ducks falling in the theater.
Female boxers Joanne Hagen (title champion) and Phyllis Kugler (contender) - boxing exhibition with commentary by Steve.

1.19 The Steve Allen Show
25Nov1956
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Country singer Gene Autry
singer Jim Lowe
actors Betty Kean & Lew Parker
boxers Floyd Patterson and Archie Moore remote interview from Chicago
Chicago Bears vs. Steve Allen All-Stars (Skitch, Louis, Gene).
Highlights:
Trumpets performance by Bobby Hackett, Charlie Shavers, Doc Severenson, Steve.
Jim Lowe sings "Green Door".
Gene Autry performs "Back In The Saddle Again" and "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer".
Man In Street sketch "Christmas Shopping" with Louis, Marilyn, Joe Rose Skitch.
The Bickersons sketch with Lew Parker and Betty Kean.
Also: Skitch and Doc try to get Steve to play trumpet with them. "Crazy Shots" include a golfer on the street who makes put into open manhole.

1.20 The Steve Allen Show
02Dec1956
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actor Charlton Heston
dancer Gypsy Rose Lee
singer Ethel Waters
folk group Vince Martin and The Tarriers
dancer-actor Bobby Van
Dodgers baseball player Don Newcombe
and boxers Floyd Patterson and Archie Moore.
Highlights:
Bobby Van dances to "Tea for Two" and starts outside on 45th St. then into theatre.
Gypsy Rose Lee in a spoof called "The Coward" set in a Yukon Saloon, she plays a saloon girl.
Ethel Waters sings "Happiness is Just a Thing Called Joe" and "Taking A Chance On Love".
Charlton Heston (actor) - plays various types of movie stars who do TV variety shows: one who thanks everyone for his success,
one who doesn't know which show he's on, and one who shows long clips from his movies.
Vince Martin and Tarriers perform "Cindy".
Floyd Patterson and Archie Moore talk about their 11/30/1956 fight when Floyd became the world heavyweight champ.
Also: Steve asks Skitch, Nye and Poston for their cures for the cold in the "Man on the Street" segment.

1.21 The Steve Allen Show
09Dec1956
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Anne Jeffreys and Robert Sterling
vocal quartet The Hi-Lo's
Bud Wilkinson (coach of University of Oklahoma football team)
boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
and actors Betty Kean and Lew Parker.
Highlights:
Sugar Ray Robinson is interviewed by Steve and gives a boxing demonstration.
The Hi-Lo's perform "Georgia", "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" and "You Belong to Me".
Hi-Lo's and Steve do "Button Up Your Overcoat".
The Bickersons sketch Honeymoon is Over.
Anne Jeffreys and Robert Sterling (married actors) give a preview of their nightclub act.
Saluting other show biz couples, they performs a medley: "Shine On, Harvest Moon," "Somebody Loves Me,"
"The Daughter Of Rosie O'Grady," "They Didn't Believe Me" and "That's Entertainment." Cast joins for dancing.
Also: "Crazy Shots" gags includes Santa eating his beard. Steve reads the stock market report as though it were poetry.
The audience laughs through Steve's promo for next week's show because the bed for the next sketch has collapsed.

1.22 The Steve Allen Show
23Dec1956
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedienne Martha Raye
actor-comedian Alan Young
rockabilly duo Collins Kids (Lorrie & Larry Collins)
child actor Ricky Vera
preacher-author Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
and the Vienna Boys Choir.
Highlights:
Waist shot of Santa Claus laughing Pull back - show Steve tickling bare feet of Santa on table with feather.
Collins Kids perform "Rock Around The Clock" and "In My Teens".
Ricky Vera sings "Can I Wait Up for Santa Claus?"
Alan Young in a sketch, portrays the trials and tribulations of a Christmas helper.
Man On The Street sketch "Do you believe in Santa Claus?" sketch with Louis, Marilyn, Tom, Stitch.
Martha Raye as Dawn Darling, a day in the life of a star: gets out of bed wearing a fur coat, tosses
it out window, slips into sequined gown, disguises herself in beard so she won't be recognized.
Martha Raye sketch Ballet a recolletion of child's unhappiness.
Vienna Boys Choir Mobile Unit from U.N. "Silent Night" and "Coming of the King".
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale speaks on the holiday.

1.23 The Steve Allen Show
30Dec1956
Host Steve Allen
Guests
singer Tony Bennett
actor Andy Griffith
hockey match between members of the New York Rangers and Allen All-Stars.
Also: In a live remote, the premiere of the motion picture Around the World in 80 Days.

1.24 The Steve Allen Show
06Jan1957
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actor Errol Flynn
actress Polly Bergen
singer Guy Mitchell
and comedian-actor Alan Young.
Highlights:
Steve interviews him in the "proper" Errol Flynn setting: drinking, canoodling
with a woman, swinging from a chandelier, and sword and fist fighting.
Polly Bergen sings "Mean To Me" and "I Concentrate On You".
Guy Mitchell sings "Take Me Back, Baby" in a soda shop and "Singing The Blues."
Alan Young in a sketch as a man taking his first plane trip and encountering endless problems
Also: "Crazy Shots." "The Allen report to the nation" is on traffic problems with Poston.
The "People Watchers Society" with Steve and Alan as people meeting on the street.

1.25 The Steve Allen Show
13Jan1957
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedian Joe E. Brown
singer Julius La Rosa
bandleader Xavier Cugat and Abbe Lane
boxer Rocky Graziano
and Dorothy Miller (aka "Mrs. Miller", audience member).
Highlights:
Julius La Rosa sings "Stashu Pandowski", "Hello, Young Lovers" and "I've Had a Love of My Own".
Man In The Street sketch "What do you think of Winter vacations?" Louis, Pert Kelton, Tom, Rocky Graziano.
Xavier Cugat and his band perform "Gurropo".
Abbe Lane demonstrates rhythm instruments and sings "Mambo Italiano" with Cugat's band.
Mrs. Miller, an elderly woman who's often in the audience. Steve has her read jokes; she uses magnifying glass.

1.26 The Steve Allen Show
20Jan1957 [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Host Steve Allen
Guests
singer Julie London
toastmaster George Jessel
and vocal group The Modernaires.
Highlights:
Julie sings "June in January", "February Brings The Rain" and "September In The Rain" and "The Meaning of the Blues".
George Jessel does "School Days" excerpt, "Toot, Toot, Tootsie, Goodbye" and "My Mother's Eyes." He does his c monologue talking to his mother on the telephone.
The Modernaires perform "Jukebox Saturday Night."
A tribute to Tommy Dorsey: "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You"/Chattanooga Choo Choo"/"Moonlight Serenade".
Also: "Crazy Shots." "The Man on the Street" (Nye, Poston, Jayne Meadows (cameo)) tells what he/she thinks of today's teen.
(On film from the New York Film Critics Awards):
Ingrid Bergman, winner of the New York Film Critics Award as "Actress of the Year"
and the other recipients of this year's awards just prior to the actual presentations at the
New York Film Critics Award banquet at Sardi's Restaurant, Saturday.
Also to be interviewed are Kirk Douglas, named "Actor of the Year"
Mike Todd, "Producer of the Year"
John Huston, "Director of the Year"
S.J. Perelman, "Screenwriter of the Year"
Actors Anthony Quinn and Richard Basehart, stars of "The Best Foreign Film of the Year - "Lat Strada".
Miss Bergman is being cited for her role in the movie "Anastasia".

1.27 The Steve Allen Show
27Jan1957
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Louis Amrstrong
Ella Fitzgerald
Dorothy Kirsten
Senor Wences
and the West Point Glee Club.
Tom has 27Jan57
Pearl Bailey (singer) - "You've Got It Made" and "Hooray for Love" (duet with Steve)
Don Adams (comedian) - stand-up on women's intuition
Lilli Palmer (actress) - plays a scene with Steve in a park without any music, then with a romantic score, then with a suspense score
The Collins Kids (rockabilly duo Lorrie and Larry) - "Razzle Dazzle"
Steve Lawrence (singer) - "Banana Boat Song" and "Up A Lazy River"
Charles Van Doren (quiz show winner)- chats with Steve about his winnings on Twenty-One
Also: Steve investigates America's weight problem in "The Allen Report to the Nation." He talks with expert Louie Nye,
Skitch sweats in a steam cabinet, and Lawrence salts and eats his microphone. [TA]


[--] The Steve Allen Show
03Feb1957
pre-empted for "Ruggles of Red Gap" musical comedy with Michael Redgrave, David Wayne, Imogene Coca, Peter Lawford and Jane Powell.


1.28 The Steve Allen Show
10Feb1957
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actor Peter Lawford
TV host Charles Van Doren
comedian Lou Costello
singer Margaret Whiting
and The Step Brothers.
Highlights:
Margaret Whiting sings "Spring In Maine".
"Student Prince", light-opera sketch with Lou Costello, Gabe Dell, Nina Verela, George Gaines.
Peter Lawford and Steve do "Mirror Dance".
Peter Lawford and Steve Allen with Step Brothers "Me And My Shadow".
Also: "Crazy Shots." The question for the "Man on the Street" is "Does Love Make the World Go Round?" with Nye, Poston, Whiting, and Costello.
Erin O'Brien is the "Billboard Girl" promoting next week's show.

1.29 The Steve Allen Show
17Feb1957
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Frankie Laine
Alan Young
Martha Carson
Tab Hunter
Ken Rosewall
Pancho Gonzales
Jack Kramer and Pancho Segura.
Highlights:
Steve presents Frankie Laine with a gold record for "Moonlight Gambler", which he sings, and "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" at the gym.
Routine with a report to National Housing Situation with Steve, Louis, Don, Gabe, Gene.
Martha Carson sings "Let The Light Shine On Me".
Alan Young with a panel Discussion "Are People Happier Today Than They were Fifty Years Ago?"
(Remote from the New York Athletic Club gymnasium) tennis players Richard 'Pancho' Gonzales and Ken Rosewall play a match. Also, Pancho Segura.
Steve talks with former champs Jack Kramer and Don Budge.
Tab Hunter does play by play as Steve attempts to play tennis against the pros.
Also: "The Allen Report to the Nation" on housing features architect Nye, nervous scientist Knotts, and Dell as a German builder who can't open a door.

1.30 The Steve Allen Show
24Feb1957 [Bluefield Daily Telegraph]
Host Steve Allen
Guests
violinist virtuoso Yehudi Menuhin
actress Arlene Dahl
actors Aldo Ray
and Robert Ryan
singer Brenda Lee
and the Hilltoppers.
Highlights:
Arlene Dahl performs songs from her nightclub act including "Fernando's Hideaway".
Robert Ryan and Aldo Ray introduce clips from their movie "Men in War".
Brenda Lee sings "One Step at a Time".
Steve Allen and Brenda Lee duet on "Walking My Baby Back Home".
The Hilltoppers perform "Marianne".
"The People Watchers" sketch with Aldo Ray and Robert Ryan.

1.31 The Steve Allen Show
03Mar1957
Host Steve Allen
Guests
dancer-actress Ginger Rogers
actor Edward G. Robinson
Phil Harris
vocalists Andrews Sisters
comedian Jonathan Winters
and Mel Brandt (announcer).
Highlights:
Ginger Rogers demonstrates different types of celebrities accepting awards including the blonde bombshell, the crier, the woman so excited she can't talk.
Edward G. Robinson chats with Steve about Statue of Liberty.
Phil Harris sings "That's What I Like About The South".
Andrews Sisters (remote) Sheraton Hotel in Philadelphia, Pa. perform, "Born To Be With You", Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy",
"Tippy Tin", "Shoo Baby", "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree".
Steve, Phil, Ginger do a routine "Slummin' on Park Ave."
Man In Street sketch "What do you think of the Paris fashions?" Offering opinions are Nye as Gordon Hathaway and Winters as Maude Frickert and hick Elwood.

1.32 The Steve Allen Show
10Mar1957
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedian Jerry Lewis
comedienne Martha Raye
singer Steve Lawrence
singer-actress Diahann Carroll
and actor Fernando Lamas.
Highlights:
Jerry Lewis reads "Letters to the Editor" with Steve. Steve presents him with a gold record for "Rock-a-Bye Your Baby".
Steve Lawrence sings "Party Doll" and "Come Rain or Shine".
Diahann Carroll sings "Island in the West Indies".
Fernando Lamas rides fake horses with Steve as the projected background image changes to busy highway, stagecoach chase, race car track.
Martha Raye performs a scene with Allen, Knotts, Nye, Dell and then again as the disaster it would be without a rehearsal.
Also: "Man on the Street" asks Nye as Gordon Hathaway, Poston as the man who can't remember his name,
and Knotts as a cowboy what they think about movies on TV.

1.33 The Steve Allen Show
24Mar1957
Program originates in Hollywood tonight
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actress Greer Garson
comedian Lou Costello
actor Dean Jones
dancer Steve Peck
dance team Janik and Arpaut
actors Howard McNear, Sandra Gould and Veola Vonn
and dixieland jazz band The Lancers.
Highlights:
Greer Garson enacts a tea commercial if it were directed by Laurence Oliver (Shakespearean), and Elia Kazan (tough and brooding).
Steve Peck dances the tango with Garson to "Fernando's Hideaway".
Dean Jones is perched on TWA's new commercial jetstream airliner and sings "The Gypsy in My Soul".
Lou Costello with his classic comedy sketch "The Telephone Call".
The Lancers perform "Dixieland Parade".
Also: "Crazy Shots." "Man on the Street" questions Nye and Steve' real parents (Belle Montrose and Carroll Allen [aka Billy Allen]) about this year's Oscars.
Steve's kids: Steve Jr., Brian, and David are in the show's opening.
Preview of next week's guest Gordon Scott of the new Tarzan movie.

1.34 The Steve Allen Show
31Mar1957
Program originates in Hollywood tonight
Host Steve Allen
Guests
singer Tennessee Ernie Ford
songstress Peggy Lee
singer-songwriter Johnny Mercer
hostess-singer Dinah Shore
and The Collins Kids.
Highlights:
Collins Kids perform
Peggy Lee sings "It's A Good Day For Singing A Song" and "St. Louis Blues".
Allen, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Peggy Lee and Johnny Mercer join on "Accentuate the Positive".
The Collins Kids perform "It's a Hop, Skip and a Jump" and "Let The Good Times Roll".
From the 1956 Mother Of The Year Awards dinner in Beverly Hills - Steve talks remotely with Esther Williams and winner Dinah Shore.
Also: The cast presents a one minute version of the show. "The Allen Report to the Nation" is on the movie business
with Nye as director D. W. LaBrea and Skitch as a casting director.
From the roof of the Capitol Records building, Steve plays "The Night is Young" and "You Are So Beautiful" on piano.
The "Man on the Street" segment asks about Calypso music.

1.35 The Steve Allen Show
07Apr1957
Host Steve Allen
Guests
singer-actress Rosemary Clooney
singer Tommy Sands
comedian Buddy Hackett
basketball player Wilt Chamberlin
Somethin's Smith and the Redheads.
Highlights:
Buddy Hackett does a stand-up routine about California.
Tommy Sands sings "I Only Have Eyes For You" and "Teenage Crush".
Rosemary Clooney sings "Mangos" and "Don't Take Love From Me".
Somethin' Smith and the Redheads perform the Mambo Calypso Blues.
The All-American College Basketball Team (including Wilt Chamberlain) and All-American Interscholastic
High School Basketball Champions - Steve gives players a pep talk.
Finale: "Manhattan" Steve with Rosie.
Also: "Crazy Shots." In a take-off of Wide Wide World, Nye explores Tibet, Knotts is a baseball coach pelted with balls,
and Poston is squirted by Old Faithful.

1.36 The Steve Allen Show
14Apr1957
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actress Esther Williams
singer Eydie Gorme
actor Jackie Cooper
comedian Stan Freeberg
and vocal group The Four Lads.
Highlights:
Esther Williams and Steve swim and comment on a fashion show of ridiculous men's bathing suits modeled by Knotts,
Henderson, and Nye. (Skitch wears a shower cap on his beard.)
Esther does a water ballet with Bill Damien.
Eydie Gorme sings "I'll Take Romance" and "After You've Gone".
The Four Lads perform "I Just Don't Know" and "Who Needs You".
Stan Freeberg a parody of "The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)" with Steve as a beatnik bongo player.
Also: In "The Man on the Street" segment, Steve asks Nye, Poston, and Knotts about taxes. For the finale, Esther and Steve
swim and sing "Mountain Greenery," and are joined in the water by the Lads, Cooper, Gorme and Freberg.

1.37 The Steve Allen Show
21Apr1957
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actor Mickey Rooney
Opera singer Eleanor Steber
comedian Joey Forman
comedienne Betty Walker
R&B duo Mickey and Sylvia
and Jim Henson's Muppets.
Highlights:
Mickey and Sylvia sing "Love Is Strange".
Eleanor Steber sings "Ave Maria".
Jim Henson's Muppets with Kermit the Frog performing the Stan Freberg parody of "Yellow Rose Of Texas".
Tall Steve and short Mickey do a bit on height.
Joey Forman does stand-up where he interviews corrupt Senator Rooney.
Betty Walker does a telephone monologue.
Also: "Crazy Shots." "Easter Parade" piano duet played by Skitch and Steve. "People Watchers Society"
looks at the people who hover around a piano at a party.

1.38 The Steve Allen Show
28Apr1957
Host Steve Allen
Guests
singer Brenda Lee
comedian Don Adams
bandleader Xavier Cugat & Abbe Lane
actor Jack Carson
and dancers Peter Gennaro & Ellen Ray.
Highlights:
Brenda Lee sings "Bigelow 6-2000"
Xavier Cugat and his Band perform "Penthouse Mambo".
Cugat and Abbe Lane perform "Mambo Italiano".
Peter Gennaro and Ellen Ray do the Cha Cha from "Bells are Ringing".
Jack Carson sketch on Quiz shows (Regular type, Spillane type, and Chayevsky type.)
Don Adams does a Baseball Monologue.

1.39 The Steve Allen Show
05May1957
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actor-director Orson Welles
The Will Mastin Trio with Sammy Davis Jr.
comedienne Peggy Cass
singer Jill Corey
Highlights:
Sammy does impressions of Ed Sullivan, Marlon Brando, Tony Bennett, Jerry Lewis singing "Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody" and "Hey There" as Nat King Cole.
Sammy dances as Steve plays the bongos.
Orson Welles in dressing room, does scene from Merchant of Venice. He performs an elaborate card trick with Sammy and Steve (dressed as a swami).
Jill Corey sings "You Made Me Love You".
Also: "The Man on the Street" asks "What Makes You Laugh?" of Cass, Nye, and Poston. "The Allen Report to the Nation" is on tension.
Steve talks with a German scientist (Nye), a scientist (Poston) who gets his finger stuck in a test tube, and nervous Knotts giving a speech on being calm.

1.40 The Steve Allen Show
12May1957
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actress Tallulah Bankhead
Mr. Television Milton Berle
Reverend Billy Graham
actor Dean Jones
singer Pearl Bailey
with regulars Louis, Tom, Don, Doreen Lang.
Highlights:
Pearl Bailey sings "Sweet George Brown"
Tallulah Bankhead does an Elevator sketch with Steve, Tom, and Doreen Lang
Evangelist Billy Graham is interviewed by Steve.
Milton Berle with Allen passionately reads real "Letters to the Editor"
Dean Jones sings medley: "Without A Song," "Summertime," "Why Do I Love You?" "Begin The Beguine" and "You'll Never Know"
Also: The "Man on the Street" asks Poston, Nye, Knotts what they got their moms for Mother's Day. Steve reads the poem "What Is a Mother?"
Finale: Steve, Pearl, Calypso Number, "Doo, Dad, Blues " with dancers.

1.41 The Steve Allen Show
19May1957
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actress Ann Sother
actor Bert Lahr
singer Brenda Lee
Highlights:
Brenda Lee sings "Dynamite" (or "Love You Till I Die") and "I Love You" (duet with Steve).
Ann Sothern sings "That's Right, Woman is Smarter" (calypso).
Bert Lahr with Steve, demonstrates the people who wear different hats.
Also: "Crazy Shots." In a segment called "The Question Box," Steve investigates if chivalry is dead with a woman with a heavy suitcase.
The "People Watchers Society" looks at actors including two who want their same "best side" to face the camera, and how they try to turn
a small part into a big one. The finale features Steve, Ann, Brenda and Bert singing "Be a Clown" in makeup.

1.42 The Steve Allen Show
26May1957
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedian-actor Andy Griffith
Country singer Marty Robbins
Jazz pianist Errol Garner
singer Anna Maria Alberghetti
comedienne Martha Raye
and a cameo from Dean Martin (after doing a 19 1/2 hour telethon).
Highlights:
Andy Griffith plays a hick country singer in an "Allen Report to the Nation" on the record industry.
Marty Robbins sings "A White Sport Coat (and A Pink Carnation)".
Errol Garner plays "It's All Right with Me".
Martha Raye does "Mighty Pretty Harmony" (duet with Steve) and joins him in a takeoff on Mike Wallace interviews.
In a remote from the Cocoanut Grove in Los Angeles:
Anna Maria Alberghetti's birthday party does medley of Jimmy McHugh songs: "I Feel A Song Coming On" (with McHugh on piano),
"Lovely To Look At," "I'm In The Mood For Love," "Leave Your Worries On The Doorstep," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love"
and "It's A Most Unusual Day."
Also: "The Man on the Street" asks Knotts, Nye and Poston how they handle their budgets. Real kid Benny Hooper
who was rescued from a well (with his family).

1.43 The Steve Allen Show
02Jun1957
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedian Jerry Lewis
bandleader Xavier Cugat & his Orchestra
and his wife singer Abbe Lane
comedienne Pat Carroll
singer Erin O'Brien
cameo with Eydie Gorme
and vocal group The Diamonds.
Highlights:
The Diamonds perform "Little Darlin'".
Xavier Cugat & his Orchestra and Abbe Lane do "All Of You" (with Steve on piano) and "Babalu."
Pat Carroll plays a wife whose husband (Allen) tries to prove to her that a joke he told is funny.
Erin O'Brien sings "Where's A Happy Ending?"
Jerry Lewis plays Gordon Hathaway in the "Man on the Street" segment, and as dopey boxer interviewed by Steve.
Also: Steve gives passionate readings of real "Letters to the Editor," delivers a silly speech to graduating seniors,
handing diplomas to the guest stars, and shows works of art used in magazine ads. "Crazy Shots."
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1.44 The Steve Allen Show
09Jun1957
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actor-director Orson Welles
singer Jim Reeves
comedian Wally Cox
Reverend Billy Graham
singer Meg Myles
and tap dancers The Step Brothers.
Highlights:
Jim Reeves sings "Four Walls".
Orson Welles performs dramatic monologue from Shakespeare's Othello.
Wally Cox as a passerby (with Steve) commenting on a building's construction.
Reverend Billy Graham chats with Steve.
Meg Myles sings "Melancholy Baby".
Also: Steve delivers a wedding reception speech that has the groom (Knotts) sweating.
He gives a dramatic reading to the lyrics of Elvis' hit "All Shook Up."
Poston causes problem as a lousy cameraman and as the bandleader; he's shot by Skitch.

1.45 The Steve Allen Show
16Jun1957
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actress Mamie Van Doren
singer Steve Lawrence
Italian actor-comedian Walter Chiari
and vocal quartet The Hi-Lo's.
Highlights:
Mamie Van Doren plays Little Red Riding Hood in Steve's beatnik, hipster version of the story (from his book Bop Fables).
Poston plays her mother, Chiari is the wolf (in a zoot suit), Skitch is the grandmother and Knotts is the hunter.
Steve Lawrence performs "Where Or When", then again with the props failing.
The Hi-Lo's sing "My Sugar Is So Refined" and "Tenderly".
Walter Chiari does sketch where he's saying goodbye to a woman at a train station
Also: In a live remote from Plymouth Rock, talks with the builder and crew aboard the Mayflower II. The "Allen Movie Preview"
shows scenes from the fake flick The Tattered and the Torn with Knotts, Nye and Dell as cowboys, soldiers, and father and son being reunited.

1.46 The Steve Allen Show
23Jun1957
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedian Lou Costello
singer Pat Boone
comedian Jonathan Winters
Jazz singer Abbey Lincoln
Faye DeWitt, and Dulcie Cooper
and vocal group The Ames Brothers.
Highlights:
Lou Costello does his famous stolen diamond necklace sketch with Poston, Dell, Faye DeWitt, and Dulcie Cooper.
Jonathan Winters demonstrates sound effects to Steve and does stand-up about the Frickert family picnic.
Pat Boone shows clip from his film Bernadine," sings its theme and "Love Letters in the Sand".
The Ames Brothers perform "Rockin' Shoes" and "Tammy".
Abbey Lincoln sings "My Man".
Also: "Crazy Shots." Steve asks the "Man on the Street" (Nye, Poston, Knotts) how he beats the summer heat.
Steve gives angry readings to "Letters to the Editor." It's the series first anniversary; Steve thanks the audience
for watching and the cast sings "Happy Birthday" at close.

1.47 The Steve Allen Show
30Jun1957
A Salute to former NYC Mayor Jimmy 'Beau James' Walker (from 1926-1932), the "Roaring 20s," and the new Bob Hope movie Beau James
Host Steve Allen
Guests
entertainer Bob Hope
toastmaster George Jessel
actresses Alexis Smith and Vera Miles
singer Dean Martin
Rod Alexander Dancers
and vocal quartet The Axidentals.
Highlights:
Bob Hope talks about the mayor, joins Steve in a soft shoe duet of "The Streets of New York", reads fictional listings from a 1923 TV Guide.
George Jessel reminisces about Jimmy Walker. Newsreel footage is show of Jessel, Eddie Cantor and Major Walker together.
The Axidentals perform "Look For The Silver Lining"
Alexis Smith and Vera Miles co-stars in the Hope movie perform a scene from the flick.
Dean Martin performs the movie's theme song.
Also: The "Man on the Street", asks Nye (as Gordon Hathaway's father), Knotts and Poston for their fondest memories of the 1920s.
Rod Alexander's dancers perform a '20s production number complete with raccoon coats and flappers.

1.48 The Steve Allen Show
07Jul1957
Host Steve Allen
Guests
musician Benny Goodman
actress Yvonne De Carlo
actor Peter Lawford
and comedian Professor Irwin Corey.
Highlights:
Benny Goodman Quintet perform a medley of George Gershwin songs with "Fascinatin' Rhythm,"
"I'm Bidin' My Time" and "I've Got a Crush on You."
Benny and Steve do a clarinet duet, "Blues for Two Clarinets."
Yvonne De Carlo sings "The End Of the Love Affair".
Peter Lawford and Steve play lifeguards making comments about the people on the beach.
Professor Irwin Corey in his eccentric monologue, he begins raving at the cameramen and then stagehands chase his through the theater.
Also, Steve does a bit on the interviews done by Mike Wallace-types who put their guests on the hot seat. He interviews the nervous guest (Knotts),
the evasive, double-talking guest (Al Kelly), and the belligerent guest who wants a fight (Nye).
In a sketch, Steve and Yvonne play parents debating on names for their kid.
At the end, Benny Goodman and his Band play "St. Louis Blues."

1.49 The Steve Allen Show
14Jul1957
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actress Debra Paget
drummer Buddy Rich
singer Frankie Laine
and actress-author Cornelia Otis Skinner.
Highlights:
Debra Paget sings "To The Ends Of The Earth" (dancing with Lee Scott), and in a sketch with Steve that plays differently to viewers who miss the start.
In one segment, Buddy Rich appears for an interview ("I'm Rich"
chat), a dance number and a stint on the drums with "Drumocracy".
Frankie Laine sings "The Lonesome Road" and "Without You".
Cornelia Otis Skinner with a comedy monologue titled "A Box Of Powder".
Also: "Crazy Shots." Steve has the sound effects man add excessive sounds to a scene. "The Allen Report to the Nation" is on the
International Geophysical Year; he talks with cross-eyed astronomer Poston, explorers Nye and Knotts in a leaky bathysphere,
and Roger Price as scientist discussing cavemen.

1.50 The Steve Allen Show
21Jul1957
Host Steve Allen
Guests
singer Tony Bennett
actor George Nader
singer Joanne Gilbert
tap dancer Hal Le Roy
and Floyd Patterson and Joe Louis (boxers) - the pair chat about boxing.
Highlights:
Tony Bennett sings "One For My Baby" and "In The Middle Of An Island".
George Nader talks to Steve about teenagers and they do a comic medley of new tunes kids will like.
Joanne Gilbert sings "Hello Bluebird."
Also: Throughout the show, Frankie Laine introduces Steve's bits by singing a verse as he would in a Western film.
Steve does a pitch for "Sidney's by the Sea", a questionable resort with alligators in the pool.
Steve demonstrates various types of game show hosts (comedian, overly excited, incompetent)
with help from Knotts, Nye, and Poston. He plays "Do You Ever Think Of Me?" on piano with the orchestra.

1.51 The Steve Allen Show
28Jul1957
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Jerry Lee Lewis
actress Shelley Winters
actor Anthony Franciosa
vocal group The Four Coins
singer Jodie Sands
pantomime artist Shai K. Ophir
and beauty queen Leona Gage.
Highlights:
Jerry Lee Lewis performs "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On".
Shelley Winters in sketch as housewife taking driving lessons from frazzled instructor Knotts.
Anthony Franciosa with Steve as high-rise construction workers on a lunch break.
The Four Coins sing "Shangri-La".
Jodie Sands sings "With Al My Heart".
Leona Gage recently stripped of her Miss USA title, talks with Steve about the scandal, sings "Sentimental Journey" with Skitch on piano.
Also: The "Man on the Street" asks about summer romance of Knotts, Poston, and Nye. Winters and Franciosa tell Steve about their recent marriage.

1.52 The Steve Allen Show
04Aug1957 [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Host Steve Allen
Guests
singer-actress Marie MacDonald
The Four Diamonds
comedian Jack E. Leonard
singer Don Rondo
and singer Brenda Lee.
Highlights:
Marie MacDonald sings "It All Right With Me" chat and then does "Embraceable You" with Steve on piano and "I Get A Kick Out Of You".
Don Rondo performs "White Silver Sands"
Steve plays piano on "Night's So Young and You're So Beautiful".
Brenda Lee sings "Love You Till I Die" - they chat then into "Will You Be Mine?"
The Diamonds perform "Zip, Zip".
Also: Steve does a comedy pitch for the Shamble Brothers low rent housing. A take-off on soap operas called Detour of Life with Knotts, Nye and Poston.
Steve and Marie play a couple who act in commercials and, as a result, talk like commercials in their real lives.less

1.53 The Steve Allen Show
11Aug1957
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actress Jane Russell
Country singer Ferlin Husky
comedian Larry Storch
singer Jerry Lee Lewis
and Rod Alexander Dancers.
Highlights:
Ferlin Husky intro and then sings "Prize Possession".
Man On Street - Tom, Don, Louis, Tom, Craig. Question: "City vs. Country living".
Jane Russell sings "When A Woman Loves A Man".
Russell also talks to Steve about her movie The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown. She and Steve stick their faces into print ads.
Larry Storch does monologue and impressions.
Jerry Lee Lewis performs "Whole Lot of Shakin' Goin' On".
Also: A live remote from Roosevelt Raceway in Westbury on Long Island features the Rod Alexander Dancers performing a production number.
"The Allen Bureau of Standards" looks at inferior products with a panel of ridiculous experts (Knotts, Nye, Poston) offering useless opinions.

1.54 The Steve Allen Show
18Aug1957 [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedian Lou Costello
pianist Liberace and George
singer Andy Williams
Jazz singer Abbey Lincoln
and Opera singer Jean Fenn.
Highlights:
Abbey Lincoln sings "You Came a Long Way from St. Louis".
Lou Costello does a sketch "A visit to the hospital", Ben Arthur, Tom, Louis, Don.
Andy Williams sings "Playing the Field" and "Lips of wine".
Jean Fenn performs "The Jewel Song" (from "Faust") and "I Have Found My World In You."
Liberace performs a medley of songs from around the world.
Liberace performs a duet with Steve on "Tea for Two".
Also: "The Allen Movie Preview" with Steve describing a ridiculous plot with the regulars acting out various "clips" from the flick.

1.55 The Steve Allen Show
25Aug1957
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actress Hedy Lamar
comedian Joe E. Brown
The Coasters
Irish McCalla star of TV's "Sheena, Queen of the Jungle"
and singer Pat Kirby.
Highlights:
The Coasters - "Searchin'".
Irish McCalla with Sheena artifacts etc. w/Kokomo vs propmen - shrunken heads, masks.
Pat Kirby sings "Tammy".
Hedy Lamar does a sketch Blind Date Bit - Watchmakers - w/Tom, Jean Sullivan, Don Ballon Bit - Don Knotts
Production No. Steve and Dancers - intro by Gene. "Gotta Have Money in the Bank, Frank".
Also: A spoof of the current racketeering hearings with Knotts presiding, Nye as a mobster, and Poston as a suspenders-snapping Southern lawyer.
The finale is a carnival with Steve as the barker, with belly dancers and acrobats.

1.56 The Steve Allen Show
01Sep1957
Host Steve Allen
Guests
singer Pearl Bailey
actress Joan Collins
actor Jeff Chandler
pantomime artist Shai K Ophir
and boxer Pete Rademacher.
Highlights:
Pearl Bailey sings "C'est Magnifique"
Jeff Chandler sings "Hold Me"
Steve and Joan Collins talk Biography and jokes.
Jeff Chandler with Don and Tom in a Fisherman sketch "People Watchers
Steve and Pearl perform "Ballin' The Jack".
Also: Steve plays "Sweet Sue" on the tuba. At "The Allen Bureau of Standards", a panel of "experts" (Poston, Knotts, Nye)
reports on tests of the new wonder fabric "raglon."

1.57 The Steve Allen Show
08Sep1957
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actor Robert Young
comedienne Martha Raye
TV host Dave Garroway
singers Steve Lawrence
and Eydie Gorme
cartoonist Milton Caniff
and Marilyn Van Debur, Miss America 1958.
Highlights:
Steve Lawrence sings "Day In, Day Out"
Martha Raye does a Baby, maternity ward bit.
Eydie Gorme sings "When Your Lover Has Gone".
Man On Street - Fall TV season; Dave Garroway.
Steve plays "I Love You" on the piano.
Milton Caniff bit with cartoonist balloon and talks to Steve about his strip Steve Canyon
Marilyn Van Debur (Miss America 1958) talks about her first day on the job, plays duet of "Night and Day" with Steve
Finale: "Darn It Baby, That's Love" Martha, Eydie, Steve Lawrence and Steve Allen.

1.58 The Steve Allen Show
15Sep1957
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedian Ed Wynn
singer Frankie Laine
songstress Dorothy Collins
comic actor Don Adams
actress Audrey Meadows
and boxers Sugar Ray Robinson and Carmen Basilo.
Highlights:
Ed Wynn making telephone survey.
Frankie Laine sings "Jealousy", "It's Only The Tango Of Love" and "Up Above My Head".
Dorothy Collins sings "Melancholy Baby" "Night and Day".
Interview with Sugar Ray Robinson and Carmen Basilio (boxers scheduled to fight 9/23/1957)
Man On The Street - Looking forward to fall question Audrey Meadows.
Frankie Laine, Ed Wynn and Steve - "Up Above My Head".
Also: In "People Watchers," Steve faces different types of waitress (Audrey Meadows); one is too busy to take his order, another is spotting stars,
and the other tells him her sob-story life. Nye is a cook and Knotts is a dishwasher.

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