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The Arlene Francis Show (1957-58)
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THE ARLENE FRANCIS SHOW
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NBC
Produced by Alan Beaumont

US Daytime Talk /Magazine/ Features Show 1957-58 140 episodes x 30 min (28 weeks)

Hostess Arlene Francis
with Hugh Downs
Regular: singer Jack Haskell

Premise: The program revolves around people, places and things which most interest Arlene,
ranging from entertainment personalities to books, from authors to adventures.
Folks in the studio audience may find themselves included in the day's activites.
Some of the features which will become a regular part of the show, will be a game "Cross My Heart",
with the studio and home viewing audiences participating. Clues to the answers being
contained in the interviews, commercials and other parts of the program.
Arlene's show did not last long, up against "American Bandstand" and would be gone in 6 months.

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NBC 10am Monday to Friday (12Aug57 to 21Feb1958)

[01] The Arlene Francis Show [Premiere]
12Aug1957 NBC Mon
Hostess Arlene Francis
Summary:
The opening show introduces "Modern Fables" stories for children and those who never grew up,
written by Mike Morris and retold by Arlene.

[02] The Arlene Francis Show
13Aug1957 NBC Tue
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
folksinger David Hill
and continues with "Cross My Heart" game.

[03] The Arlene Francis Show
14Aug1957 NBC Wed
Summary:
Community Song Writing, a new feature is introduced with Miss Francis singing
and Norman Paris composing a song on the spot.

[04] The Arlene Francis Show
15Aug1957 NBC Thu
Hostess Arlene Francis

[05] The Arlene Francis Show
16Aug1957 NBC Fri
Hostess Arlene Francis

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[06] The Arlene Francis Show
19Aug1957 NBC Mon 3pm
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
singer Jack Haskell.

[07] The Arlene Francis Show
20Aug1957 NBC Tue
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
comedian Dean Murphy.

[08] The Arlene Francis Show
21Aug1957 NBC Wed
Hostess Arlene Francis

[09] The Arlene Francis Show
22Aug1957 NBC Thu
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
Governor Robert Smylie of Idaho will show what potatoes from his state look like and how
to prepare them.

[10] The Arlene Francis Show
23Aug1957 NBC Fri
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
Comedian Jules Munshin describes his experiences in Summer stock,
singer Jack Haskell is the guest soloist.
Arlene is featured in a Wonderland sketch.

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[11] The Arlene Francis Show
26Aug1957 NBC Mon
Hostess Arlene Francis

[12] The Arlene Francis Show
27Aug1957 NBC Tue
Hostess Arlene Francis

[13] The Arlene Francis Show
28Aug1957 NBC Wed
Hostess Arlene Francis

[14] The Arlene Francis Show
29Aug1957 NBC Thu
Hostess Arlene Francis

[15] The Arlene Francis Show
30Aug1957 NBC Fri
Hostess Arlene Francis

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[16] The Arlene Francis Show
02Sep1957 NBC Mon
Hostess Arlene Francis

[17] The Arlene Francis Show
03Sep1957 NBC Tue
Hostess Arlene Francis

[18] The Arlene Francis Show
04Sep1957 NBC Wed
Hostess Arlene Francis

[19] The Arlene Francis Show
05Sep1957 NBC Thu
Hostess Arlene Francis

[20] The Arlene Francis Show
06Sep1957 NBC Fri
Hostess Arlene Francis

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[21] The Arlene Francis Show
09Sep1957 NBC Mon
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
Carol Burnett
"Cross My Heart" a new feature on the show for both audience and viewers with a
chance of winning valuable prizes begins.

[22] The Arlene Francis Show
10Sep1957 NBC Tue
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
Carol Burnett
Hugh Downs

Arlene, Carol and Hugh do a satire on soap operas.

[23] The Arlene Francis Show
11Sep1957 NBC Wed
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
puppeteer Marshall Izen, who performs an opera satire with his puppets.

[24] The Arlene Francis Show
12Sep1957 NBC Thu
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guests
singer Alan Dale
and actress Susan Strasberg and her mother are interviewed by Arlene about the difficulties
and joys of a young actress.

[25] The Arlene Francis Show
13Sep1957 NBC Fri
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
comedian Jonathan Winters

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[26] The Arlene Francis Show
16Sep1957 NBC Mon
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guests
singer Jack Haskell
and comedian Milt Kamen.

[27] The Arlene Francis Show
17Sep1957 NBC Tue
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
escape artist James Randi

[28] The Arlene Francis Show
18Sep1957 NBC Wed
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
Evangelist Billy Graham and his wife, Ruth, visit Arlene Francis and Hugh Downs
to answer questions on religion in today's world in connection with films of his crusades in India and Asia.

[29] The Arlene Francis Show
19Sep1957 NBC Thu
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
Swing harpist Robert Maxwell

[30] The Arlene Francis Show
20Sep1957 NBC Fri
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
entertainer Eddie Cantor.

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[31] The Arlene Francis Show
23Sep1957 NBC Mon
Hostess Arlene Francis
Opera stars from NBC will visit the "Arlene Francis Show".

[32] The Arlene Francis Show
24Sep1957 NBC Tue
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
singer Russell Arms.

[33] The Arlene Francis Show
25Sep1957 NBC Wed
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
young Japanese jazz pianist Toshiko.

[34] The Arlene Francis Show
26Sep1957 NBC Thu
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guests
Japanese movie star Mliko Tako
and singer Russell Arms returns.

[35] The Arlene Francis Show
27Sep1957 NBC Fri
Hostess Arlene Francis

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[36] The Arlene Francis Show
30Sep1957 NBC Mon
Hostess Arlene Francis

[37] The Arlene Francis Show
01Oct1957 NBC Tue
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
actress Pat Wilson who plays the Mary Martin role in "South Pacific" road shows visits.

[38] Arlene Francis Show
02Oct1957 NBC Wed [Independent Ca]
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guests
singers Barbara McNair
and Robert Clary.

[39] The Arlene Francis Show
03Oct1957 NBC Thu
Hostess Arlene Francis

[40] The Arlene Francis Show
04Oct1957 NBC Fri
Hostess Arlene Francis

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[41] The Arlene Francis Show
07Oct1957 NBC Mon
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
comic actor Wally Cox.

[42] The Arlene Francis Show
08Oct1957 NBC Tue
Hostess Arlene Francis

[43] Arlene Francis Show
09Oct1957 NBC Wed [Independent Ca]
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
actress Geraldine Fitzgerald

[44] The Arlene Francis Show
10Oct1957 NBC Thu
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
TV personality Alistair Cooke (British Journalist & TV Presenter)

[45] The Arlene Francis Show
11Oct1957 NBC Fri
Hostess Arlene Francis

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[46] The Arlene Francis Show
14Oct1957 NBC Mon
Hostess Arlene Francis

[47] The Arlene Francis Show
15Oct1957 NBC Tue
Hostess Arlene Francis

[48] The Arlene Francis Show
16Oct1957 NBC Wed
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
actress-turned singer Janice Mars.

[49] The Arlene Francis Show
17Oct1957 NBC Thu
Hostess Arlene Francis

[50] The Arlene Francis Show
18Oct1957 NBC Fri
Hostess Arlene Francis

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[51] The Arlene Francis Show
21Oct1957 NBC Mon
Hostess Arlene Francis

[52] The Arlene Francis Show
22Oct1957 NBC Tue
Hostess Arlene Francis

[53] The Arlene Francis Show
23Oct1957 NBC Wed
Hostess Arlene Francis

[54] The Arlene Francis Show
24Oct1957 NBC Thu
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guests
Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt
and actress Myrna Loy
along with a baby elephant from India.

[55] The Arlene Francis Show
25Oct1957 NBC Fri
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
Lew Anderson, known as Clarabell on the "Howdy Doody" show, visits the "Arlene Francis Show"

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[56] The Arlene Francis Show
28Oct1957 NBC Mon
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
Marvin Moran, official singer for the Milwaukee Braves.

[57] The Arlene Francis Show
29Oct1957 NBC Tue
Hostess Arlene Francis

[58] The Arlene Francis Show
30Oct1957 NBC Wed
Hostess Arlene Francis

[59] The Arlene Francis Show
31Oct1957 NBC Thu
Hostess Arlene Francis

[60] The Arlene Francis Show
01Nov1957 NBC Fri
Hostess Arlene Francis

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[61] The Arlene Francis Show
04Nov1957 NBC Mon
Hostess Arlene Francis

[62] The Arlene Francis Show
05Nov1957 NBC Tue
Hostess Arlene Francis

[63] The Arlene Francis Show
06Nov1957 NBC Wed
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guests
actress Jayne Meadows (Mrs. Steve Allen) chats with Arlene
and Herb Strauss sings a ballad.

[64] The Arlene Francis Show
07Nov1957 NBC Thu
Hostess Arlene Francis

[65] The Arlene Francis Show
08Nov1957 NBC Fri
Hostess Arlene Francis

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[66] The Arlene Francis Show
11Nov1957 NBC Mon
Hostess Arlene Francis

[67] The Arlene Francis Show
12Nov1957 NBC Tue
Hostess Arlene Francis

[68] The Arlene Francis Show
13Nov1957 NBC Wed
Hostess Arlene Francis

[69] The Arlene Francis Show
14Nov1957 NBC Thu
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
singer Jack Haskell.

[70] The Arlene Francis Show
15Nov1957 NBC Fri
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guests
humorist Sam Levenson
and singer Jack Haskell.

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[71] The Arlene Francis Show
18Nov1957 NBC Mon
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guests
singer Earl Wrightson
and anthropologist Ashley Montagu.

[72] The Arlene Francis Show
19Nov1957 NBC Tue
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guests
Professor Raymond Schindler, the famed private eye is Arlene's guest.

[73] The Arlene Francis Show
20Nov1957 NBC Wed
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guests
mentalist Chan Canasta who gives a demonstration of psychological perception.

[74] The Arlene Francis Show
21Nov1957 NBC Thu
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guests
actress Anne Baxter
and commentator Charles Van Doren
discusses "Should schools teach Sex education?
is the question asked on Arlene's show.
*Note: Charles Van Doren will be on Arlene's show every Thursday for four weeks.

[75] The Arlene Francis Show
22Nov1957 NBC Fri
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
humorist Sam Levenson.
Today's show is devoted to songs and sketches of the World War 1 era.

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[76] The Arlene Francis Show
25Nov1957 NBC Mon
Hostess Arlene Francis

[77] The Arlene Francis Show
26Nov1957 NBC Tue
Hostess Arlene Francis

[78] The Arlene Francis Show
27Nov1957 NBC Wed
Hostess Arlene Francis
Arlene Francis introduces each of the show's regulars with a short biographical sketch.

[79] The Arlene Francis Show
28Nov1957 NBC Thu
Hostess Arlene Francis

[80] The Arlene Francis Show
29Nov1957 NBC Fri
Hostess Arlene Francis

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[81] The Arlene Francis Show
02Dec1957 NBC Mon
Hostess Arlene Francis

[82] The Arlene Francis Show
03Dec1957 NBC Tue
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
actor Roddy McDowall.

[83] The Arlene Francis Show
04Dec1957 NBC Wed
Hostess Arlene Francis

[84] The Arlene Francis Show
05Dec1957 NBC Thu
Hostess Arlene Francis

[85] The Arlene Francis Show
06Dec1957 NBC Fri
Hostess Arlene Francis

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[86] The Arlene Francis Show
09Dec1957 NBC Mon
Hostess Arlene Francis

[87] The Arlene Francis Show
10Dec1957 NBC Tue
Hostess Arlene Francis

[88] The Arlene Francis Show
11Dec1957 NBC Wed
Hostess Arlene Francis

[89] The Arlene Francis Show
12Dec1957 NBC Thu
Hostess Arlene Francis

[90] The Arlene Francis Show
13Dec1957 NBC Fri
Hostess Arlene Francis

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[91] The Arlene Francis Show
16Dec1957 NBC Mon
Hostess Arlene Francis

[92] The Arlene Francis Show
17Dec1957 NBC Tue
Hostess Arlene Francis

[93] The Arlene Francis Show
18Dec1957 NBC Wed
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
mentalist Chan Canasta.

[94] The Arlene Francis Show
19Dec1957 NBC Thu
Hostess Arlene Francis

[95] The Arlene Francis Show
20Dec1957 NBC Fri
Hostess Arlene Francis

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[96] The Arlene Francis Show
23Dec1957 NBC Mon
Hostess Arlene Francis

[97] Arlene Francis Show
24Dec1957 NBC Tue
Hostess Arlene Francis

[98] The Arlene Francis Show
25Dec1957 NBC Wed
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guests
Bil and Cora Baird and The Baird Puppets.

[99] The Arlene Francis Show
26Dec1957 NBC Thu
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
a talking and singing dog.

[100] The Arlene Francis Show
27Dec1957 NBC Fri
Hostess Arlene Francis

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[101] The Arlene Francis Show
30Dec1957 NBC Mon
Hostess Arlene Francis

[102] The Arlene Francis Show
31Dec1957 NBC Tue
Hostess Arlene Francis

[103] The Arlene Francis Show
01Jan1958 NBC Wed
Hostess Arlene Francis

[104] The Arlene Francis Show
02Jan1958 NBC Thu
Hostess Arlene Francis

[105] The Arlene Francis Show
03Jan1958 NBC Fri
Hostess Arlene Francis

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[106] The Arlene Francis Show
06Jan1958 NBC Mon
Hostess Arlene Francis

[107] The Arlene Francis Show
07Jan1958 NBC Tue
Hostess Arlene Francis

[108] The Arlene Francis Show
08Jan1958 NBC Wed
Hostess Arlene Francis
Glass bottom boats are ridden by the cast of "The Arlene Francis Show".

[109] The Arlene Francis Show
09Jan1958 NBC Thu
Hostess Arlene Francis

[110] The Arlene Francis Show
10Jan1958 NBC Fri
Hostess Arlene Francis

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[111] The Arlene Francis Show
13Jan1958 NBC Mon
Hostess Arlene Francis

[112] The Arlene Francis Show
14Jan1958 NBC Tue
Hostess Arlene Francis

[113] The Arlene Francis Show
15Jan1958 NBC Wed
Hostess Arlene Francis
Underwater camera feats are featured again on "The Arlene Francis Show".

[114] The Arlene Francis Show
16Jan1958 NBC Thu
Hostess Arlene Francis

[115] The Arlene Francis Show
17Jan1958 NBC Fri
Hostess Arlene Francis

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[116] The Arlene Francis Show
20Jan1958 NBC Mon
Hostess Arlene Francis

[117] The Arlene Francis Show
21Jan1958 NBC Tue
Hostess Arlene Francis

[118] The Arlene Francis Show
22Jan1958 NBC Wed
Hostess Arlene Francis

[119] The Arlene Francis Show
23Jan1958 NBC Thu
Hostess Arlene Francis

[120] The Arlene Francis Show
24Jan1958 NBC Fri
Hostess Arlene Francis

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[121] The Arlene Francis Show
27Jan1958 NBC Mon
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
singer Jack Haskell.

[122] The Arlene Francis Show
28Jan1958 NBC Tue
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
singer Barbara McNair.

[123] The Arlene Francis Show
29Jan1958 NBC Wed
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
comedian Louis Nye.

[124] The Arlene Francis Show
30Jan1958 NBC Thu
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guests
stars of the Japanese Film Festival are the guests.

[125] The Arlene Francis Show
31Jan1958 NBC Fri
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
comedian Jonathan Winters.

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[126] The Arlene Francis Show
03Feb1958 NBC Mon
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guests
anthropologist Ashley Montagu
Edwin H. Mosler, safe manufacturer.

[127] The Arlene Francis Show
04Feb1958 NBC Tue
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
actor Basil Rathbone
Ivy Baker Priest, treasurer of the U.S.

[128] The Arlene Francis Show
05Feb1958 NBC Wed
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
singer Pat Wilson.

[129] The Arlene Francis Show
06Feb1958 NBC Thu
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
mentalist Chan Canasta.

[130] The Arlene Francis Show
07Feb1958 NBC Fri
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guests
actress Anne Bancroft
who talks about her play "Two for the Seesaw".
and comedienne Carol Burnett.

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[131] The Arlene Francis Show
10Feb1958 NBC Mon
Hostess Arlene Francis

[132] The Arlene Francis Show
11Feb1958 NBC Tue
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
Frank Warner folk music interpreter.

[133] The Arlene Francis Show
12Feb1958 NBC Wed
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
actress Dore Schary.

[134] The Arlene Francis Show
13Feb1958 NBC Thu
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guests
director-actor Joshua Logan
mentalist Chan Canasta
The Norman Paris Trio.

[135] The Arlene Francis Show
14Feb1958 NBC Fri
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
Susan Kasper poster girl for the Heart Fund.

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[136] The Arlene Francis Show
17Feb1958 NBC Mon
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guests
singer Jack Haskell
and anthropologist Ashley Montagu.

[137] The Arlene Francis Show
18Feb1958 NBC Tue
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
singer-actress Muriel Rahn.

[138] The Arlene Francis Show
19Feb1958 NBC Wed
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guests
singers June Valli
and Jack Haskell.

[139] The Arlene Francis Show
20Feb1958 NBC Thu
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
singer Barbara McNair who talks about her Broadway musical "Body Beautiful".

[140] The Arlene Francis Show [Final show of the series]
21Feb1958 NBC Fri
Hostess Arlene Francis
Guest
comedienne Carol Burnett
Summary
The final show of the series was presented as if it were a continuation of the "warm-up"
which precedes a TV show, with writer Gene Wood introducing the cast
and today's guest, comedienne Carol Burnett to the audience.

The Arlene Francis Show, she staged a salute to woman suffrage, told fairy tales, dueted with Comedienne Elaine Stritch,
interviewed General Carlos Romulo, chitchatted with Actor Cyril Ritchard, and delivered a spoof of Marlene Dietrich's
seductive See What the Boys in the Back Room Will Have. Only a fractured heel, which she got hopping over a low railing
on Home, kept her from dancing. As always, Arlene's personal didos were gay, frolicsome and deceptively casual. "Sometimes,"
she explains, "the cozy, casual chums of TV are all as relaxed as cooked spaghetti, but most of what you see is the result of arduous,
careful preparation."

ABC replaced the show with "Dough-Re-Mi".

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