CTVA US Music Variety - "The Vic Damone Show" (CBS)(1956- 57) "The Lively Ones" (NBC)(1962-63)

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The Classic TV Archive - US  Music Variety

The Vic Damone Show (1956-57)
aka "The Lively Ones" (1962-63)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Tom Alger, Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

 
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THE VIC DAMONE SHOW
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CBS Mondays (2July 1956 - 24September 1956) (30 min)
CBS Wednesdays (3July 1957 - 11September 1957) (60 min)

Host Vic Damone
The Tutti Camarata Orchestra (1956)
The Bert Farber Orchestra (1957)
The Spellbinders (1957)

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CBS Mondays 9:30-10:00pm Eastern (30 min)(2Jul56-24Sep56)
Summer Replacement for "December Bride" starring Spring Byington

[01] Vic Damone Show (30 min)
02Jul1956 CBS Mon
guest
Pier Angeli (Vic's wife)
Spring Byington
Buddy Hackett
Shirley Jones

[02] Vic Damone Show (30 min)
09Jul1956 CBS Mon
guest
Paul Newman
Rocky Graziano
Dolores Gray
Highlights:
"Somebody Up There Likes Me." What Vic objects to is the passionate way Newman, portraying Graziano,
hugs and kisses Pier. The boys settle their differences to the tune of "I'm an Ordinary Man," one of
the great ditties from "My Fair Lady." The bouncy style of Delores Gray is shown to good advantage
in "From This Moment On," and Vic says "Nice to Know You Care" before joining Delores for
"They Can't Take That Away From Me".

[03] Vic Damone Show (30 min)
16Jul1956 CBS Mon
guest
Rod Alexander
Bambi Linn
Roberta Sherwood
Morty Gunty
Highlights:
Vic sings "The Song Is You", "I Hear Music" and "Let There Be Love".
Roberta joined by three younger Sherwoods perform "Baby Face". (Her children play drums, guitar and trumpet).
Roberta Sherwood sings "Cry Me A River".
Comic Morty Gunty pays close attention to Vic's conversation with "Lucky Pier".

[04] Vic Damone Show (30 min)
23Jul1956 CBS Mon
guest
Jan Murray
Lilo
Highlights:
Vic sings "On the Street Where You Live".
French chanteuse Lilo sings "C'est Magnifique" and "I Love Paris".
Jan Murray gripes about his Hollywood career.
All join in for "Flattery".
Vic closes with "Nice to Know You Care".

[05] Vic Damone Show (30 min)
30Jul1956 CBS Mon
guest
Janet Blair
The Szonys

Highlights:
A tribute to the song writing team of Richard Rodgers and Larry Hart.
Janet Blair sings "County Fair".
Vic sings "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes".
Vic, Janet and the dancing Szonys do a Rodgers and Hart medley with "Love", "Mountain Greenery,"
"Thou Swell" and "Little Girl Blue".
Other songs include "Will You Still Be Mine?" and "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered.

[06] Vic Damone Show (30 min)
06Aug1956 CBS Mon
guest
Peggy King
Alan King (comedian)
Highlights:
Vic sings "Speak, My Love" and selections from "Carousel".
Vic and Peggy duet with "The Trolley Song".

[--] Vic Damone Show (30 min)
13Aug1956 CBS Mon
pre-empted for Political Convention

[--] Vic Damone Show (30 min)
20Aug1956 CBS Mon
pre-empted for Political Convention

[07] Vic Damone Show (30 min)
27Aug1956 CBS Mon
guest
Jane Froman
Orson Bean
Highlights:
Jane Froman sings "I'll Walk Alone", "Embraceable You" and "With a Song in My Heart".
Vic and Jane duet with "Tea for Two".
Vic sings "Let There Be Love", "I Get a Kick Out of You", "Begin the Beguine" and "Speak, My Love".
He introduced "Speak, My Love" a few weeks ago on the program and Vic will repeat the ballad in
answer to many requests.

[08] Vic Damone Show (30 min)
03Sep1956 CBS Mon
guest
Nancy Walker
Anne Jeffreys

[09] Vic Damone Show (30 min)
10Sep1956 CBS Mon
guest
Bobby Van
Connie Russell
The Baird Puppets
Highlights:
The Baird Puppets join Bobby Van in a song and dance with "I've Got the World On a String".
Connie Russell sings "That Will Be the Day".
Connie joins Vic and Bil and Cora Baird's Puppets in a special rendition of "The Way You Look Tonight".
Vic sings "Lover Come Back to Me".

[10] Vic Damone Show (30 min)
17Sep1956 CBS Mon
guest
Jaye P. Morgan
Rudy Vallee
Highlights:
Vic sings "Tangerine", "Hello Young Lovers" and "Two Heads".

[11] Vic Damone Show (30 min)
24Sep1956 CBS Mon
guest
Spring Byington
Verna Felton
Celeste Holm
Highlights:
The four will join together in a special novelty number "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"

*NOTE: Last episode of the season, "December Bride" returns next week.

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CBS Wednesdays 8:00-9:00pm Eastern (60 min)(3Jul57-11Sep57)
Summer Replacement for "The Arthur Godfrey Show"


2.01 [12] Vic Damone Show (60 min)
03Jul1957 CBS Wed
Producer Lee Cooley / Assistant Producer Charlott Paley
Writers Lawrence Marks and Arnold Horwitt
Director Byron Paul
Bert Farber Orchestra
guest
Roger Williams
Peggy King
Mata and Hari (dance team)
comedy team of (Harvey) Lembeck and (Robert) Strauss (they were featured in "Stalag 17")
The Story Princess, Arlene Dalton will tell a story
and a cameo appearance by Peter Lawford.
Highlights:
Peggy King sings "The Trolley Song".
Vic sings "Taking a Chance on Love", "The Street Where You Live", "Got the World on a String",
"Love is a Many Splendored Thing" and "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful".
Lembeck and Strauss do a comedy routine of a hotel resort that offers you everything.

2.02 [13] Vic Damone Show (60 min)
10Jul1957 CBS Wed
Producer Lee Cooley / Assistant Producer Charlott Paley
Writers Lawrence Marks and Arnold Horwitt
Director Byron Paul
Bert Farber Orchestra
guest
Jaye P. Morgan
clown Emmett Kelly
Jimmy Dean
The Diamonds
Michael Dominico and his dancers
Jody Sands
Mario Escuadero (guitarist)
The Spellbinders
Highlights:
All join in for the "Paisan Polka".
*NOTE: The Diamonds had a number record at the time titled "Little Darlin'".

2.03 [14] Vic Damone Show (60 min)
17Jul1957 CBS Wed
Producer Lee Cooley / Assistant Producer Charlott Paley
Writers Lawrence Marks and Arnold Horwitt
Director Byron Paul
Bert Farber Orchestra
guest
Rusty Draper
Kay Armen
The Billy Williams Quartet
Shecky Greene (comedian)
The Spellbinders (regulars)
Joy Layne (15-year-old singer)

2.04 [15] Vic Damone Show (60 min)
24Jul1957 CBS Wed
Producer Lee Cooley / Assistant Producer Charlott Paley
Writers Lawrence Marks and Arnold Horwitt
Director Byron Paul
Bert Farber Orchestra
guest
Betty Madigan (singer)
Rod Alexander and Bambi Linn (dancers)
John Sebastian (harmonica)
Tommy Hanlon (comedian)
Erroll Garner (pianist)
with
The Spellbinders (regulars)

2.05 [16] Vic Damone Show (60 min)
31Jul1957 CBS Wed
Producer Lee Cooley / Assistant Producer Charlott Paley
Writers Lawrence Marks and Arnold Horwitt
Director Byron Paul
Bert Farber Orchestra
guest
Lilo
Gogi Grant
Arnold Stang
The Gene Krupa Quartet
Lee Sherman and Her Dancers
The Spellbinders (regulars)

2.06 [17] Vic Damone Show (60 min)
07Aug1957 CBS Wed
Producer Lee Cooley / Assistant Producer Charlott Paley
Writers Lawrence Marks and Arnold Horwitt
Director Byron Paul
Bert Farber Orchestra
guest
Jack Whiting (Song-and-dance man)
Jaye P. Morgan
Ketty Lester
Sandra Deel
Highlights:
Jack singer "You're the Cream in My Coffee".
Jaye P. Morgan sings "Clap Your Hands".
Vic sings "Just in Time" and "Deed I Do".
All join in for a rousing finale with "That's Entertainment".

2.07 [18] Vic Damone Show (60 min)
14Aug1957 CBS Wed
Producer Lee Cooley / Assistant Producer Charlott Paley
Writers Lawrence Marks and Arnold Horwitt
Director Byron Paul
Bert Farber Orchestra
guest
Jill Corey
Lionel Hampton
Ronnie Eastman (comedian)
Peter Gennaro (dancer)
The Spellbinders (regulars)

2.08 [19] Vic Damone Show (60 min)
21Aug1957 CBS Wed
Producer Lee Cooley
Assistant Producer Charlott Paley
Writers Lawrence Marks and Arnold Horwitt
Director Byron Paul
Bert Farber Orchestra
guest
Martha Wright
The Everly Brothers
Packie Miles
Charlie Shavers (trumpeter)
Tina Robin (aka TNTina) (5-foot blonde dynamo)

2.09 [20] Vic Damone Show (60 min)
28Aug1957 CBS Wed
Producer Lee Cooley / Assistant Producer Charlott Paley
Writers Lawrence Marks and Arnold Horwitt
Director Byron Paul
Bert Farber Orchestra
guest
Johnny Mathis
Edie Adams
Carmen Cavallero
Richard Hayman
Trini Reyes
The Spellbinders (regulars)
Highlights:
Vic sings "Almost Like Being in Love",
The Spellbinders perform "Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter".
Carmen Cavallero plays "The Continental" and then backs the host on "Affair to Remember".
Edie Adams and Vic duet on "Mountain Greenery".
Johnny Mathis sings "Too Close for Comfort" and "Black Magic".

2.10 [21] Vic Damone Show (60 min)
04Sep1957 CBS Wed
Producer Lee Cooley / Assistant Producer Charlott Paley
Writers Lawrence Marks and Arnold Horwitt
Director Byron Paul
Bert Farber Orchestra
guest
Toni Arden (Vocalist)
Ray Anthony (Bandleader)
Paul Winchell (Ventriloquist)
George DeWitt
Condos and Brandow (Dancers)
The Spellbinders (regulars)

2.11 [22] Vic Damone Show (60 min) [final episode of the show]
11Sep1957 CBS Wed
Producer Lee Cooley / Assistant Producer Charlott Paley
Writers Lawrence Marks and Arnold Horwitt
Director Byron Paul
Bert Farber Orchestra
guest
Duke Ellington
Roberta Sherwood
Bobby Maxwell (Harpist)
Highlights:
Bobby Maxwell plays "I've Got Rhythm".
Duke Ellington plays a medley of his hits.
Vic sings "'Tis Autumn" and "Let's Fall in Love".

The Lively Ones (1962-63)
NBC Production / Produced  & Directed by Barry Shear
NBC Thursdays
Summer replacement series for "Hazel"
Ran for two seasons
Summer 1962 (26Jul62-13Sep62)
Summer 1963 (25Jul63-12Sep63)
30 minute program
Host Vic Damone

Musical director Jerry Fielding / The Earl Brown Dancers
Featuring:
Quinn O'Hara as Smitty / Gloria Neil as Melvin / Joan Staley as Tiger / Shirley Yelm as Charley

The Lively Ones was a summer replacement show for Hazel that was successful enough to run for two seasons.
Vic Damone and his two "dates" hosted this musical variety program that featured both new and established performers.
A press release of the time describes the show as follows:
"This off-beat musical program features performances of contemporary jazz, comedy, dancing and singing.
Viewers are taken out on location to places where the young set of today, "the lively set," goes."
The show received Emmy nominations as Outstanding Musical Program and for Outstanding Electronic Camerawork
both seasons it aired.

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NBC Thursdays 9:30-10:00pm Eastern in Color (26Jul62-13Sep62)
Summer Replacement for "Hazel"

[01] The Lively Ones (30 min)
26Jul1962 NBC Thur
Director Barry Shear
Host Vic Damone
Guests
Peggy Lee
Dave Brubeck and his Quartet
Woody Herman and his New Thundering Herd
Damita Jo(R & B singer)
Highlights:
The Dave Brubeck Quartet appear on a "magic carpet" playing against the movement of the freeway below.
Woody Herman and his New Thundering Herd perform "Mood Indigo".
Damita Jo sings "Bill Bailey".
Peggy Lee sings "Big Bad Bill is Sweet William Now".

[02] The Lively Ones (30 min)
02Aug1962 NBC Thur
Director Barry Shear
Host Vic Damone
Guests
Ella Fitzgerald (Jazz singer)
Joe Williams (Jazz singer)
Marty Brill & Mitzi McCall (Comedy team - Brill & McCall)
Gene Krupa (Drummer)
Louis Bellson (Drummer)
Shelly Manne (Drummer)
Joan Staley (as Tiger)
Shirley Yelm (as Charley)
Mamoko (Japanese pantomime artist) (seen flying a kite on a Pacific beach)
Highlights:
Vic sings "Tonight".
Ella sings "Body and Soul" and "Lady Be Good".
Joe sings "Every Day I Have the Blues".
The drummers Krupa, Bellson and Manne perform "Bases Loaded" at the Los Angeles Chavez Ravine/Dodger baseball stadium.

[03] The Lively Ones (30 min)
09Aug1962 NBC Thur
Director Barry Shear
Host Vic Damone
Guests
Stan Kenton and His Band
The New Christy Minstrels
Joe and Eddie (folk singers)
Shorty Rogers and His Giants ("cool jazz" trumpeter)
Peter Nero (pianist)
Highlights:
Peter Nero performs "Something's Coming" from "West Side Story" (at a Nike missile base).
Shorty Rogers and his group perform "Not Really the Blues" (at a Nike missile base).
The New Christy Minstrels sing "Saint's Train".
(A combination of "When the Saints Go Marching In" and "This Train") (at a beach party).
Vic sings "Charmaine" (in a studio recording session).
Joe and Eddie duet with "Did You Hear About Jenny?" (in a nightclub setting).
Stan Kenton and His Band perform "Malaguena" (an orchestra of disembodied instruments - far out!)
and a Mobilux film fuses abstract objects with a jazz background.

[04] The Lively Ones (30 min)
16Aug1962 NBC Thur
Director Barry Shear
Host Vic Damone
Guests
Frank Gorshin (comedian-impressionist)
Jack Jones (singer)
Laurindo Almeida (Brazilian jazz guitarist)
Ruth Olay (West Coast Jazz singer)
Jack Marshall (lutetist)
Highlights:
Vic sings "Have You Met Miss Jones?"
Jack Jones sings "Lollipops and Roses".
Guitarist Laurindo Almeida does "Bad and the Beautiful".

[05] The Lively Ones (30 min)
23Aug1962 NBC Thur
Director Barry Shear
Host Vic Damone
Guests
Buddy Greco (singer/pianist)
Peggy Lee (songstress)
The New Christy Minstrels
Charlie Brill & Mitzi McCall (comedy team Brill & McCall)
Oscar Peterson (Jazz pianist)

[06] The Lively Ones (30 min)
30Aug1962 NBC Thur
Director Barry Shear
Host Vic Damone
Guests
Jack Jones (singer)
The Limeliters (folk group)
Dorothy Loudon (songstress)
Ruth Olay (California jazz singer)
Andre Previn (composer-pianist)
Highlights:
Vic Damone at Yale University joins the Yale Whiffenpoof Chorus for their signature song (at Yale University).
Jack Jones serenades a hungry tiger with "It's a Lonesome Old Town"
(In a Roman arena - actually Los Angeles Chavez Ravine/Dodger Stadium) while 'Emporer'Vic Damone ponders his fate.
Dorothy Loudon performs "I'm Not a Red Hot Mama" and "Mobile" (at another arena-a Hollywood night club).
The Limeliters entertain with "Mama Don't 'Low" (at a poolside party).
Andre Previn performs the Second Movement of Gershwin's Concerto in F.

[07] The Lively Ones (30 min)
06Sep1962 NBC Thur
Director Barry Shear
Host Vic Damone
Guests
Ella Fitzgerald (Jazz Singer)
Dizzy Gillespie
Mamako (Japanese pantomimist)
Highlights:
Ella sings "On the Sunny Side of the Street".
Vic sings "Laura".

[08] The Lively Ones (30 min)
13Sep1962 NBC Thur
Director Barry Shear
Host Vic Damone
Guests
Cal Tjader and His Latin Jazz Band
Si Zentner
Chris Connor (Jazz Singer)
Terry Gibbs (Vibraphonist)
Highlights:
Cal Tjader and his Latin jazz band perform "The Continental".
Si Zentner contributes "Take Five" and "Up A Lazy River".
Jazz singer Chris Connor sings "Goodbye."
Vic closes with "Soliloquy".
Also shown is another Mobilux film of abstract forms set to a modern jazz background.

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NBC Thursdays 9:30-10:00pm Eastern in Color (25Jul63-12Sep63)
Summer Replacement for "Hazel"
Produced & Directed by Barry Shear

Pictured on the cover of the July 13, 1963 TV Guide are Vic Damone and his season 2 "dates,"
Gloria Neil and Quinn O'Hara.

2.01 [09] The Lively Ones (30 min)
25Jul1963 NBC Thur
Director Barry Shear
Host Vic Damone
Guests
Joanie Sommers (singer)
Count Basie and His Band
The Benny Goodman Sextet
Addiss and Crofut (folksinging duo)
Red Nichols and His Five Pennies
Highlights:
Vic sings "Got a Lot of Living to Do".
Count Basie and his band perform "This Could Be the Start of Something Big" (on a sound stage).
The Benny Goodman Sextet perform "There'll Be Some Changes Made" (in Washington, D.C.).
Folksingers Addiss and Crofut sing "The Missile Song" (on a minesweeper).
Joanie Sommers sings "Hard Hearted Hannah" and "Blues in the Night" (at a Hollywood night club).
Red Nichols and His Five Pennies doing "Royal Garden Blues" (in New Orleans).
Bullwinkle J. Moose dances the Bossa Nova in an amimated sequence with Vic Damone.

2.02 [10] The Lively Ones (30 min)
01Aug1963 NBC Thur
Director Barry Shear
Host Vic Damone
Guests
Al Hirt
Pete Fountain (clarinetist)
Charlie Byrd (jazz guitarist)
Allan Sherman (Singing comedian)
Highlights:
Vic Damone sings "Maria" (at a Brooklyn pool hall).
Vic is joined by trumpeter Al Hirt for "Easy to Love".
Clarinetist Pete Fountain performs "Bye Bye Bill Bailey" (on a firetruck).
The Santa Monica City College marching band does "South Rampart Street Parade"
and "Under the Double Eagle" (on a football field)
Jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd performs "Meditation" (at the Everglades).
Singing comedian Allan Sherman entertains (at a supper club).

2.03 [11] The Lively Ones (30 min)
08Aug1963 NBC Thur
Director Barry Shear
Host Vic Damone
Guests
Barrie Chase
June Christy
Roy Eldridge
Charlie Shavers
Bobby Bryant
The Eddie Cano Quartet
Quinn O'Hara
Gloria Neil
Highlights:
Vic performs "At Long Last Love" (from 'the wilds of Hollywood').
Trumpeters Roy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers and Bobby Bryant performing "Post Time"
(in a chariot at Hollywood Park race track).
The Eddie Cano Quartet with "Cotton Candy" (from Malibu Beach).
Dancer Barrie Chase does a routine to "I Can't Stop Loving You" (at an amusement park).
Jazz singer June Christy sings "I'll Take Romance" (from a night club).
Also a piano roll of George Gershwin playing his "Rhapsody in Blue" and a 'air ballet' provided by the Thunderbirds,
the U.S. Air Force precision jet team.

2.04 [12] The Lively Ones (30 min)
15Aug1963 NBC Thur
Director Barry Shear
Host Vic Damone
Guests
Mel Torme
Frances Faye
The Eddie Cano Quartet
Eduardo Sasson
Charlie Barnet and his Band
comedians Dick Gautier, Ronnie Schell and Dick Patterson
Highlights:
Vic sings "Alright, Ok, You Win".
Latin jazz from The Eddie Cano Quartet with "Panchito".
Eduardo Sasson performs "Malaguena".
Charlie Barnet and his band perform "Cherokee" and "Pompton Turnpike".
Mel Torme and Frances Faye team up for "Bess, You is My Woman Now."
Comedians Dick Gautier, Ronnie Schell and Dick Patterson are seen performing at night clubs in Dallas,
San Francisco and Minneapolis.

2.05 [13] The Lively Ones (30 min)
22Aug1963 NBC Thur
Director Barry Shear
Host Vic Damone
Guests
Benny Goodman and His Sextet
Stan Getz
Jaye P. Morgan
Professor Irwin Corey (comedian)
Highlights:
Vic sings "Once in a Lifetime" (from a Hollywood sound stage).
Benny Goodman and His Sextet perform "I Found a New Baby" (from Washington, D.C.).
Alto sax man Stan Getz performs "When I Go, I Go All the Way" (from a tree limb).
Prof. Irwin Corey entertains (on a beach in Malibu)
Songstress Jaye P. Morgan sings "So in Love" and "Nobody's Sweetheart" (from a New York night club).
"The Lively Ones" musical director Jerry Fielding and a band of music makers perform "Point in Question".
(from a Santa Monica, CA football field).

2.06 [14] The Lively Ones (30 min)
29Aug1963 NBC Thur
Director Barry Shear
Host Vic Damone
Guests
Count Basie and His Band
Lisa Kirk
Allan Sherman
Les Baxter Balladers
Highlights:
Vic Damone sings "San Francisco".
and welcomes guests Count Basie and His Sextet performs "Nice Shot" (in an abstract setting).
The Les Baxter Balladers sing "Sail Away Ladies" (from a Pacific reef).
Lisa Kirk sings "Gonna Do Some Livin'","Good Little Girls" and "How Come You Do Me Like You Do?"(at posh New York night club)
Allan Sherman entertains (aboard a Navy minesweeper).
Vic and Allan duet with "Consider Yourself."
Musical director Jerry Fielding and the orchestra provide musical backing, "Brass Jass," for a Mobilux film
about the making of a trumpet.

2.07 [15] The Lively Ones (30 min)
5Sep1963 NBC Thur
Director Barry Shear
Host Vic Damone
Guests
Anita O'Day (Jazz Singer)
Professor Irwin Corey (Comedian)
Matt Dennis (pianist)
Della Reese (singer)
Nellie Lutcher (singer)
Frances Faye (Jazz Singer)
Page Cavanaugh and the Page 7 Septet
Rhythm Masters Jazz Combo
Highlights:
Vic sings "Call Me Irresponsible" (from a football gridiron).
Jazz singer Anita O'Day sings "Boogie Blues" (at a night club)
Comedian Professor Irwin Corey gets laughs on a Malibu beach.
Pianist Matt Dennis and singer Nellie Lutcher, Page Cavanaugh and the Page 7 Septet, and jazz singer Frances Faye,
join in for "Bye, Bye, Blackbird" (from various night clubs).
Della Reese sings "The Best Thing for You is Me" and "Someday."
The Rhythm Masters Jazz Combo perform "Hold That Tiger" (on the fantail of a Navy minesweeper).

2.08 [16] The Lively Ones (30 min) [Final show]
12Sep1963 NBC Thur
Director Barry Shear
Host Vic Damone
Guests
Julie London
Mel Torme
Charlie Byrd Trio
The Characters
Highlights:
Vic sings "Sposalito".
Julie London performs "Black Coffee" (at her home)
Mel Torme and jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd perform (jazz)(showboat lounge)
The Characters (a comedy musical group perform in Las Vegas)

The Vic Damone Show (Summer1967)
aka The Dean Martin Summer Show with Vic Damone (Summer 1967)
With Gail Martin (Dean Martin's daughter) and Carol Lawrence

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NBC Thursdays 10:00-11:00pm Eastern in Color (60 min)(22Jun67-7Sep67)
Summer Replacement for "The Dean Martin Show"

 Greg Garrison Productions
aka "The Dean Martin Summer Show with Your Host Vic Damone".
NBC Thursdays 9pm (12 programs)  (60 min)(22Jun67-7Sep67)
Host: Vic Damone
With Gail Martin (Dean Martin's daughter) and Carol Lawrence
Les Brown Orchestra and the Ronald Field Dancers
Announcer Frank Gallop

[01] Vic Damone Summer Show
22Jun1967 NBC Thurs
Guests
comedian Cliff Arquette
comedienne Donna Jean Young
Victor Julian and his educated dogs
with regulars
Gail Martin, Carol Lawrence
Highlights:
Vic Damone solos with "She Loves Me", "More Than You Know" and "Pretty Butterfly".
Carol, Gail and Vic sing "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better" and "Gotta Love You".
In a production dance-number styled to the Twenties, "Miss Modern Millie", Gail and Carol sing "Thoroughly Millie".
Gail sings "Blame It on My Youth" and combines with Carol for "Career Girls".

[02] Vic Damone Summer Show
29Jun1967 NBC Thurs
Guests
comedian George Jessel
singer Don Cherry
the comedy team of Dick Clair and Jenna McMahon
and the singing group Curtain Calls.
with regulars
Gail Martin, Carol Lawrence
Highlights:
Vic sings "Imagination", "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" and "A Day in the Life of a Fool".
In a pirate-dance production number, Carol Lawrence sings "Mack the Black" and combines with Vic for "Let's Not Talk About Love".
Gail Martin sings "You've Got Possibilities".
Don Cherry sings "I Live to Love You".
The Curtain Calls sings "Downtown", "Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee" and a medley of other songs.
The entire cast joins in for a comedy rendition of "If My Friends Could See Me Now".

[03] Vic Damone Summer Show
06Jul1967 NBC Thurs
Guests
comic actor Sandy Baron
golfer-singer Don Cherry
lady instrumentalists The Frivolous Five
Yonely
and comic Kenny Delmar
with regulars
Gail Martin, Carol Lawrence
Highlights:
Vic Damone sings "On the South Side of Chicago", "Every Time We Say Goodbye" and "Someone to Light Up My Life".
Carol Lawrence sings "Too Long at the Fair".
Gail Martin sings "The Shadow of Your Smile".
Don Cherry sings "Band of Gold".
The Frivolous Five perform "Wait Til the Sun Shines Nellie".
Kenny Delmar re-creates his radio character of Senator Claghorn parrying reporters' questions at a press conference.

[04] Vic Damone Summer Show
13Jul1967 NBC Thurs
Guests
impressionist-actor Frank Gorshin
comedienne Donna Jean Young
sound effects man Wes Harrison
with regulars
Gail Martin, Carol Lawrence
Highlights:
Frank Gorshin sings "One of These Songs".
Donna describes the "exciting" life in her hometown.
Wes Harrison provides comic sound effects for Vic Damone's narration of "Little Red Riding Hood".
Carol Lawrence presents a torrid dance number and sings "Beat Out Dat Rhythm on a Drum" in a production number.
Vic sings "You and the Night and the Music", "All the Things You Are" and "Once I Loved".

[05] Vic Damone Summer Show
20Jul1967 NBC Thurs
Guests
golfer-singer Don Cherry
comedy duo of Dick Clair and Jenna McMahon
trampoline act The Canestrelli Family
with regulars
Gail Martin, Carol Lawrence
Highlights:
Carol Lawrence performs "I've Got Your Number" a production number in which she sings and dances as the head of a computerized dating service who falls for a client.
Vic Damone sings "Strangers in the Night".
The Canestrelli Family perform a trampoline acrobatic act.
*NOTE: News item, Producers of the show had intended Vic to be the star of the show, but week after week Carol stole the spotlight and became the hit of the show with her performances.

[06] Vic Damone Summer Show
27Jul1967 NBC Thurs
Guests
comedian Cliff Arquette
comic actor Sandy Baron
ladies jazz group The Frivolous Five
with regulars
Gail Martin, Carol Lawrence
Highlights:
It's Charley Weaver night as Cliff Arquette shows of an album of hometown pictures and dancers wear Weaver costumes in a production number.
Carol Lawrence does a saloon hostess routine with "We're Ladies".
Sandy Baron plays the first man on Earth.
The Frivolous Five perform "Tiger Rag".
Vic Damone sings "Sunny".
Gail sings "The Very Thought of You".

[07] Vic Damone Summer Show
03Aug1967 NBC Thurs
Guests
golfer-singer Don Cherry
comic-actor Sandy Baron
jazz group The Frivilous Five
and comic Kenny Delmar
with regulars
Gail Martin, Carol Lawrence
Highlights:
Carol Lawrence stars in a production number of "Big Spender" she starts out as a frumpy waitress in a truck driver's diner, but in the eye of the drivers, she suddenly becomes a sexy female.
Sandy Baron a returning guest plays both teacher and student getting awards in a school graduation bit.
The Frivolous Five play "Mame".

[08] Vic Damone Summer Show
10Aug1967 NBC Thurs
Guests
singer Hal Frazier
comics Marc London and Jack Riley
comedienne Donna Jean Young
with regulars
Gail Martin, Carol Lawrence
Highlights:
Hal sings "One Hand, One Heart" and "Somewhere".
Vic sings "The Moment of Truth", "It Makes No Difference" and "The Girl From Ipanema".
Carol dances to "Baubles, Bangles and Beads".
Gail duets with Vic.
The three regulars team up for "Haven't We Met" and "Tambourine".
In a sketch Carol and Gail interview two unlikely tycoons (Marc and Jack) who are starting their own TV network.
Donna Jean recalls her high school days in East McKeesport, Pa.
Marc and Jack play two butchers and how they were frozen in a meat locker for 43 years.

[09] Vic Damone Summer Show
17Aug1967 NBC Thurs
Guests
comedian Flip Wilson
singer Don Cherry
comedy duo of Dick Clair and Jenna McMahon
with regulars
Gail Martin, Carol Lawrence
Highlights:
Carol sings and dances to "Pass That Peace Pipe" from the movie version of "Good News".
Gail sings about witches against a fancy setting.
Don Cherry sings "Four Walls".
Vic Damone croons "Maria" and "It's All Right With Me".
Vic, Don, Carol and Gail appear in two production numbers. In one they all wear big shopping bags. In the other they play tiny 8-note pianos.
*NOTE: Flip Wilson's appearance on this program was suggested by Bill Cosby.

[10] Vic Damone Summer Show
24Aug1967 NBC Thurs
Guests
golfer-singer Don Cherry
comedienne Donna Jean Young
with regulars
Gail Martin, Carol Lawrence

[11] Vic Damone Summer Show
31Aug1967 NBC Thurs
Directed by Bill Foster
Guests
singer John Gary
comedienne Donna Jean Young
musician Bill Page who uses an electronic device to get "new sounds" from old instruments.
with regulars
Gail Martin, Carol Lawrence
Highlights:
Donna Jean offers a comic tour of her hometown, East McKeesport, Pa.
The Ronald Field Dancers are featured in a modernistic number with unusual music created by Bill Page.
Vic, John, Carol and Gail sing a medley of recent Broadway hit songs "Mame", "Cabaret", "Walking Happy", "Never on Sunday", "Big Spender" and "Sherry".
Vic sings "Time After Time", "If It's the Last Thing I Do" and "Impossible Dream".
John sings "Granada".
Carol sings "Free Again".
Gail sings "But Not For Me".
Vic & John perform "Glow Worm".
Vic & Carol sing "Shall We Dance?", "I Won't Dance" and "Look Who's Dancing".

[12] Vic Damone Summer Show
07Sep1967 NBC Thurs
Guests
comedian George Jessel
The New Vaudeville Band
comic duo of Dick Clair and Jenna McMahon help bring down the curtain on the summer variety series.
with regulars
Gail Martin, Carol Lawrence

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