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Versatile Varieties (1949-51)
 aka  "The Bonny Maid Versatile Variety Show"   Sponsors  - Bonny Maid
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, New York Times

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VERSATILE VARIETIES
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NBC (26Aug49-19Jan51)
CBS (28Jan51-22Jul51)
ABC (21Sep51-14Dec51)
Produced by Charles Basch, Frances Scott
Directed by Jay Strong

US Music Variety series 1949-51

Hosts:
George Givot (26Aug49-21Oct49)(NBC)
Harold Barry (28Oct49-30Jun50)(NBC)
Bob Russell (01Sep50-19Jan51)(NBC)
Lady Iris Mountbatten (1951)(CBS)
Regulars:
Anne Francis (18-year-old model who performed the sponsors commercials)
Janis Paige, Eva Marie Saint, Edie Adams, The Delmars
Orchestras:
Harry Breuer, Jerry Jerome, Bernie Sands, Mark Towers

Originally performances by guest acts; later a children's program of songs, stories and
performances by juvenile talent.

 ############ Versatile Varieties #############
############## season 1 1949-50 ##############
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NBC Primetime Fridays 9:00-9:30pm Eastern (26Aug49-30Jun50)
with The Harry Breuer Orchestra
Host George Givot (26Aug49-21Oct49)

[01] Versatile Varieties [Premiere]
26Aug1949 [WNBT] NBC Fri
Host George Givot
starring
Jack Parker
Charles Duo
Audrey Palmer
Three Beaux and a Peep.
Harry Breuer Orchestra

[02] Versatile Varieties
02Sep1949 NBC Fri
Host George Givot
starring
Beverly Phillips
Ann Carter
Helen Edwards
The Skeptics.

[03] Versatile Varieties
09Sep1949 NBC Fri
Host George Givot
starring
Arleigh Peterson Trio
Leonne Hall
Unger Twins
Herb Loe


[04] Versatile Varieties
16Sep1949 NBC Fri
Host George Givot
starring
(no details)

[05] Versatile Varieties
23Sep1949 NBC Fri
Host George Givot
starring
Boyd and Boyd
Kay Carole
Lionel Wilson


[06] Versatile Varieties
30Sep1949 NBC Fri
Host George Givot
starring
Gaylord and Norma
Morey and Eaton
Maria Ravel
Dawn Brothers

[07] Versatile Varieties
07Oct1949 NBC Fri
Host George Givot
starring
Salo and Drake
Harold Barry
Thelma Lee
The Unger Twins


[08] Versatile Varieties
14Oct1949 NBC Fri
Host George Givot
starring
Rocky Graziano
Given and Ferris
Ellen Parker
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard MacFadden

[09] Versatile Varieties
21Oct1949 NBC Fri
Host George Givot
starring
Eddie Garr
Joe Kaliff
Kay Gorham Dancers
Diana Marsh
Marty Gayle


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Host: Harold Barry (28Oct49-30Jun50)
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[10] Versatile Varieties
28Oct1949 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Sylvia Miles
Nikolai Paul and Shari
Bruce Raeburn
Radio Aces
Nicole Frances
Art Ford
and Judy Tyler.

[11] Versatile Varieties
04Nov1949 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Frank Cole & Company
The Croydens
Wallace Brothers

[12] Versatile Varieties
11Nov1949 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
The Smoothies
Lee Bristol
Aram Katcher
Jack Lacey
Lola Lee
Maxine Barratt


[13] Versatile Varieties
18Nov1949 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
David Street
Mary Beth Hughes
Arleigh Peterson Trio
Franklin Twins

[14] Versatile Varieties
25Nov1949 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Mantan Moreland
Johnny Garner
The Three Harts
Ilson Brothers

[15] Versatile Varieties
02Dec1949 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Edith Fellows
Tommy Dix
Gene Rayburn
Ted Milo
The Mai Lings
Ilson Brothers


[16] Versatile Varieties
09Dec1949 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Margo
De Leon and Rider
The Three Wells


[17] Versatile Varieties
16Dec1949 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Buddy Rogers
The Three Glenns
The Juvenilaires

[18] Versatile Varieties
23Dec1949 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Lionel Stander
Earl Wilson
Sylvia Froos
Jeanne Collette
Sylvia Manon

[19] Versatile Varieties
30Dec1949 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Jessica Dragonette
Pamela and Louise
Al Messor


[20] Versatile Varieties
06Jan1950 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Johnny Downs
The Bobby Soxers
Ross and West, Kajor

[21] Versatile Varieties
13Jan1950 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Johnny Long
The Charioteers
Carroll Sisters

[22] Versatile Varieties
20Jan1950 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Ann Rooney
The Jesters
Buddy Raye
Jesse James and Carnell.

[23] Versatile Varieties
27Jan1950 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Bela Lugosi
Anne Russell


[24] Versatile Varieties
03Feb1950 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
(no details)

[25] Versatile Varieties
10Feb1950 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Gypsy Markoff
Anne Whitfield
Lewis and Ames
DeVal, Merle and Lee.


[26] Versatile Varieties
17Feb1950 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Vincent Richards
Monica Lewis
Freeman and Mayo.


[27] Versatile Varieties
24Feb1950 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Dick Foran
Dick Collier


[28] Versatile Varieties
03Mar1950 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Robert Alda
Lea Wallace
Pat White


[29] Versatile Varieties
10Mar1950 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Lois Andrews
Peter Sinclair


[30] Versatile Varieties
17Mar1950 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Peggy Marshall
John Loder
Hazel Shermet
The Tannos


[31] Versatile Varieties
24Mar1950 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Stubby Kaye
Gus Van
Seldon and Joyce
Brown and Barry.


[32] Versatile Varieties
31Mar1950 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Jack Warner
Phil Brito
Shirley McGuire


[33] Versatile Varieties
07Apr1950 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Glenda Farrell
June Walker
Kane and Murphy.


[34] Versatile Varieties
14Apr1950 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Joan McCracken
Frank Paris
Shorty Howell


[35] Versatile Varieties
21Apr1950 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Joy Hodges
Geneve Dorn


[36] Versatile Varieties
28Apr1950 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Joan Roberts
Louise Terry
The Pickerts


[37] Versatile Varieties
05May1950 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Mary Boland
Bunty Pendleton
The Gadabouts.


[38] Versatile Varieties
12May1950 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Dave Apollon
Sis and Sonny Arthurs

[39] Versatile Varieties
19May1950 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Barbara Lawrence
Freddie Vincent
Mara and Maurice
St. Leon Troupe.

[40] Versatile Varieties
26May1950 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Helmut Dantine
Viola Stringer

[41] Versatile Varieties
02Jun1950 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Peggy Ann Garner
Rohmer and Darrow
Monsieur Richard.


[42] Versatile Varieties
09Jun1950 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Marilyn Cantor
Freddie Bartholomew

[43] Versatile Varieties
16Jun1950 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Duke Jordan
Janis Paige
Russ Le Beau
The Howells.

[44] Versatile Varieties
23Jun1950 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Cab Calloway
Hibbert, Bird and LaRue.


[45] Versatile Varieties
30Jun1950 NBC Fri
Host Harold Barry
starring
Steve Evans
Lanny Ross.

############ Versatile Varieties #############
############## season 2 1950-51 ##############
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NBC Primetime Fridays 9:00-9:30pm Eastern (01Sep50-19Jan51)
with The Harry Breuer Orchestra
Host: Bob Russell

2.01 [46] Versatile Varieties [Season 2 Premiere]
01Sep1950 NBC Fri
Host Bob Russell
starring
Janis Paige
Leonardo and Zola
The Delmars.

2.02 [47] Versatile Varieties
08Sep1950 NBC Fri
Host Bob Russell
starring
Dave Apollon
Barbara Whiting
Julia Cummings
Peggy Marshall
Meyer and Walker


2.03 [48] Versatile Varieties
15Sep1950 NBC Fri
Host Bob Russell
starring
Woody Herman
and Miss America, Yolande Bethbeze, Miss Alabama.

2.04 [49] Versatile Varieties
22Sep1950 NBC Fri
Host Bob Russell
starring
Virginia Gilmore
Jack Lane and the Hillman Brothers
and The Heathertones.

2.05 [50] Versatile Varieties
29Sep1950 NBC Fri
Host Bob Russell
starring
Mary Small
Catron Brothers
Fiddle and Faddle
Monette and Ramon.

2.06 [51] Versatile Varieties
06Oct1950 NBC Fri
Host Bob Russell
starring
Glenn Langan

2.07 [52] Versatile Varieties
13Oct1950 NBC Fri
Host Bob Russell
starring
Joey Adams
King Brothers
The Heathertones


2.08 [53] Versatile Varieties
20Oct1950 NBC Fri
Host Bob Russell
starring
Gene Raymond
Marion Paige
Jordan Sisters
and The Lindsley Brothers.

2.09 [54] Versatile Varieties
27Oct1950 NBC Fri
Host Bob Russell
starring
Gus Van
Honey Boy Thompson
Mike and Pole
Three Flames


2.10 [55] Versatile Varieties
03Nov1950 NBC Fri
Host Bob Russell
starring
Beverly Tyler
Kuda Bux
The Olympics.

2.11 [56] Versatile Varieties
10Nov1950 NBC Fri
Host Bob Russell
starring
Hugh Herbert
The Barretts
Four Jacks and a Jill
Alex and Galena.


2.12 [57] Versatile Varieties
17Nov1950 NBC Fri
Host Bob Russell
starring
Alan Abel
Buddy Baer
Charlie Lee
The Bauer Twins


2.13 [58] Versatile Varieties
24Nov1950 NBC Fri
Host Bob Russell
starring
Johnny Coy
Dick Buckley
The Skyliners
Laas Twins.

2.14 [59] Versatile Varieties
01Dec1950 NBC Fri
Host Bob Russell
starring
Joan Crawford Le Sueur
Sarah Churchill
Kuda Bux

2.15 [60] Versatile Varieties
08Dec1950 NBC Fri
Host Bob Russell
starring
Lon Chaney
Rusti Parker
Larry Collins
David and Amorah

2.16 [61] Versatile Varieties
15Dec1950 NBC Fri
Host Bob Russell
starring
Joan Blondell
Patsy McGrath
Ralph and Lorraine

and The Nile Trio.

2.17 [62] Versatile Varieties
22Dec1950 NBC Fri
Host Bob Russell
starring
Sunny Skylar
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Murray
Frank Paris
The Three Brooks


2.18 [63] Versatile Varieties
29Dec1950 NBC Fri
Host Bob Russell
starring
Dick Foran
Francine White
Jungle Jenny
Alsten and Young

2.19 [64] Versatile Varieties
05Jan1951 NBC Fri
Host Bob Russell
starring
John Carradine
Leonardo and Anita
Holly Van Lear and Company

2.20 [65] Versatile Varieties
12Jan1951 NBC Fri
Host Bob Russell
starring
Eric Blore
Gloria Parker


2.21 [66] Versatile Varieties
19Jan1951 NBC Fri
Host Bob Russell
starring
Andy and Della Russell

*Last show on NBC, is replaced with The Henry Morgan Talent Show.

############ Versatile Varieties #############
############ Season 3 Early 1951 #############
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CBS Sunday Mornings (28Jan51-22Jul51)
Became a Sunday Morning Children's show when it changed networks to CBS in Jan 1951
Hosted by Lady Iris Mountbatten

############ Versatile Varieties #############
############# Season 4 Fall 1951 ############
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ABC Primetime Fridays 9:30-10:00pm Eastern (21Sep51-14Dec51)
Shared this time slot with season 1 of the Sci-Fi Anthology series "Tales of Tomorrow"

4.1 [--] Versatile Varieties: 21Sep51 ABC Fri (first episode on ABC)

4.2 [--] Versatile Varieties: 05Oct51 ABC Fri

4.3 [--] Versatile Varieties: 19Oct51 ABC Fri

4.4 [--] Versatile Varieties: 02Nov51 ABC Fri

4.5 [--] Versatile Varieties: 16Nov51 ABC Fri

4.6 [--] Versatile Varieties: 30Nov51 ABC Fri

4.7 [--] Versatile Varieties: 14Dec51 ABC Fri (final episode)

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