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 Season 2 (NBC)(1955-56)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox, Tom Alger [Uploaded Oct-2019]
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (https://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive / Writers Guild of America (wga)

NYT and Brooklyn Daily Eagle

NBC Television Network production
in association with Bristad Enterprises, Inc.
Executive Producer Mort Werner
Producer William O. Harbach
Director Dwight Hemion
Writer Stan Burns

US Late night Talk Variety show. 1954-57 (27-Sep-1954 to 25-Jan-1957)

Host: Steve Allen
with
Music Skitch Henderson
Announcer Gene Rayburn

Guest Host Ernie Kovacs
Guest Announcer Bill Wendall
Ernie Kovacs guest hosted Mondays and Tuesdays during the 1956-57 season to give
Steve Allen time to work on his Sunday evening show.

####### Tonight Starring Steve Allen #######
######### season 2 1955-1956 #############
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From New York
NBC Monday thru Friday 11:30 pm to 1 am

2.01 [253] Tonight!
19Sep1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
boxer Rocky Graziano
actor Kenny Delmar
and Jazz singer Mae Barnes.

2.02 [254] Tonight!
20Sep1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
singer-actor Burl Ives
and comedian Artie Dann.

2.03 [255] Tonight!
21Sep1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
singer-actress Ethel Waters

2.04 [256] Tonight!
22Sep1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
violinist Florian Zabach
and comedian Paul Lynde.

2.05 [257] Tonight!
23Sep1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
Jazz musician Turk Murphy

2.06 [258] Tonight!
26Sep1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest

2.07 [259] Tonight!
27Sep1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Count Basie and his Orchestra
and comedian-actor Kenny Delmar.

2.08 [260] Tonight!
28Sep1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actor Sir Cedric Hardwicke
and Jazz musician Charlie Ventura.

2.09 [261] Tonight!
29Sep1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
singer Sylvia Syms
humorist Mort Sahl
and ex-Mayor Mrs. Lillian Kirkpatrick of Roundup, Montana.

2.10 [262] Tonight!
30Sep1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
folksinger Burl Ives
bandleader Tony Pastor
and card shark Chan Canasta.

2.11 [263] Tonight!
03Oct1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Jazz pianist Art Tatum
and pickpocket Vic Perry.

2.12 [264] Tonight!
04Oct1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Conrad Janis Quartet
and professional roller-skaters.

2.13 [265] Tonight!
05Oct1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedian Earl Hall
and orchestra leader Charles Barnett.

2.14 [266] Tonight!
06Oct1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actress Elsa Lancaster
and vocalist Carmen McRae.

2.15 [267] Tonight!
07Oct1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
bandleader Coleman Hawkins
and comedian-actor Kenny Delmar.

2.16 [268] Tonight!
10Oct1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Representatives of New York's Chinatown, celebrating forty-fourth anniversary of Chinese Independence Day.

2.17 [269] Tonight!
11Oct1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
musical group Conrad Janis and Four
and comedian Dan Tannen.

2.18 [270] Tonight!
12Oct1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Billy Taylor Trio
comedian Earl Hall
strongman Joe Interleggi
With regulars
Andy Williams and Pat Kirby.

2.19 [271] Tonight!
13Oct1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
singers Mel Torme
and Julie London
actor-comedian Eddie Bracken
Jazz drummer Ray McKinley
and Lee Meriwether (Miss America 1955).

2.20 [272] Tonight!
14Oct1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
pianist Barbara Carroll
and comedian Jonathan Winters.

2.21 [273] Tonight!
17Oct1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
comedian Billy Vine

2.22 [274] Tonight!
18Oct1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Allen Funt
pianist Stan Freeman
and glassblower Joseph Buchler.

2.23 [275] Tonight!
19Oct1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Marion McPartland Trio
Burr Tillstrom and his puppets, Kukla and Ollie
and lady woodchopper Helen Bullock.

2.24 [276] Tonight!
20Oct1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
trumpet player Billy Butterfield

2.25 [277] Tonight!
21Oct1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedian-writer Abe Burrows
and vocalist Jeri Southern.

2.26 [278] Tonight!
24Oct1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
singer Portia Nelson
and comedian Harvey Stone.

2.27 [279] Tonight!
25Oct1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
bandleader Cab Calloway

2.28 [280] Tonight!
26Oct1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedienne Nancy Walker
and trumpet player Lawrence Brown.

2.29 [281] Tonight!
27Oct1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Blackstone the magician
and Everett Keen, expert on chicken house furniture.

2.30 [282] Tonight!
28Oct1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedian Gene Baylos
and violinist Luggiero.

2.31 [283] Tonight!
31Oct1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
Rose Machenburg, former colleague of Harry Houdini.

2.32 [284] Tonight!
01Nov1955 TVG
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Margaret Truman
comedian Morey Amsterdam
singer Frances Wayne
and Joe Phillips and his pal Smokey the horse.
There's also a fashion show of hats.

2.33 [285] Tonight!
02Nov1955 TVG
Host Steve Allen
Guest
Mrs. Gus Kahn, widow of the composer of "Memories" and "Love Me or Leave Me".
Mrs. Kahn is also a songwriter.

2.34 [286] Tonight!
03Nov1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
trumpet player Buck Clayton
and Joe Phillips and his trick horse.

2.35 [287] Tonight!
04Nov1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actor Walter Slezak
and the Barbara Carroll Trio.

2.36 [288] Tonight!
07Nov1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Mambo dancing exhibition
and hockey game on roller skates.

2.37 [289] Tonight!
08Nov1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
musical act "The Gong Man"

2.38 [290] Tonight!
09Nov1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedic actor Franklin Pangborn
pop group The Three Suns
and ping pong champions.

2.39 [291] Tonight!
10Nov1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
"Nostradamus" modern interpreter of the French astrologer.

2.40 [292] Tonight!
11Nov1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedy team Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
and singer Barbara Carroll.

2.41 [293] Tonight!
14Nov1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Musician Tony Scott will receive annual Down Beat Award
and Norman Scott, bass-baritone will appear following the opening
of the Metropolitan Opera season.

2.42 [294] Tonight!
15Nov1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Terry Gibbs Quartet
and Gyula Denes will demonstrate psychiatric techniques.

2.43 [295] Tonight!
16Nov1955 TVG
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Jazz team of Martha Davis and spouse
She's at the piano and he plays the bass fiddle
strongmen Joe Interliggia
and Sailor Joe White.
With regulars
Andy Williams and Pat Kirby.

2.44 [296] Tonight!
17Nov1955 TVG
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedian Jack Fields
and Miles Davis Quintet (Miles Davis, Trumpet; Paul Chambers, Bass;
John Coltrane, Tenor Sax; Red Garland, Piano; Philly Joe Jones, Drums)
Miles Davis receives the Down Beat Magazine Jazz Award.

2.45 [297] Tonight!
18Nov1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedian Sid Caesar
and violinist Roman Totenberg.

2.46 [298] Tonight!
21Nov1955 TVG
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Wild animals brought on by Ivan Sanderson
jazz tunes by Bunny Briggs
and the Columbus (Ohio) Boys' Choir.
With regulars
Pat Kirby and Steve Lawrence.

2.47 [299] Tonight!
22Nov1955 TVG
Host Steve Allen
Guests
publicity man Jim Moran
comedian Jonathan Winters
and clarinetist Sol Yaged.
With regulars
Pat Kirby and Andy Williams.

2.48 [300] Tonight!
23Nov1955 TVG
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedian Wally Cox
and tap dancer Bunny Briggs.
With regulars
Andy Williams and Eydie Gorme.
Preview of Thanksgiving Day Parade.

2.49 [301] Tonight!
24Nov1955 TVG
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actor Jack Palance
and recording star Leona Anderson.
With regulars
Pat Kirby and Andy Williams.

2.50 [302] Tonight!
25Nov1955 TVG
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Jazz combo Oscar Pettiford,
Bud Powell and Art Blakey
comedian Jimmy Savo
and Leonard Feather, Jazz authority.
With regulars
Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme.

2.51 [303] Tonight!
28Nov1955 TVG
Host Steve Allen
Guests
singer Frances Wayne
and famed recital accompanist Gerald Moore, who in monolog and piano selections, tells of his life with
Challapin, Lotte Lehmann, Lauritz Melchior and other singing greats.
Also the Civil Air Patrol queen.
With regulars
Andy Williams and Pat Kirby.
There's a remote from Cleveland, Ohio, where Sylvia Were, National Individual Match Game champ,
challenges past champ Marion Ludwig in a bowling match.

2.52 [304] Tonight!
29Nov1955 TVG
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedian Ronnie Graham
singer Lillian Briggs
and Claudie de Lys author of books on superstition.
With regulars
Eydie Gorme and Steve Lawrence.

2.53 [305] Tonight!
30Nov1955 TVG
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Jazz French horn player Don Elliott
songstress Shannon Bolin, now appearing in the Broadway musical "Damn Yankees"
and 50 Salvation Army Santas.
With regulars
Andy Williams and Pat Kirby.

2.54 [306] Tonight!
01Dec1955 TVG
Host Steve Allen
Guests
singer-actress Ilona Massey
and a modern dance interpretation by Katherine Litz.
With regulars
Eydie Gorme and Steve Lawrence.
A dentist shows up to drill Steve's teeth.

2.55 [307] Tonight!
02Dec1955 TVG
Host Steve Allen
Guest
actor Jack Palance
With regulars
Andy Williams and Eydie Gorme.

2.56 [308] Tonight!
05Dec1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Joe Loco and his Rhumba Band.

2.57 [309] Tonight!
06Dec1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
vocalist Mello Larks
magician Milburn Christopher
and Eve Harrison, photographer of babies.

2.58 [310] Tonight!
07Dec1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Jazz musician Stan Kenton
Jazz singer Betty Dean
actor John Newland
composer Vernon Duke
and author Gyula Denes.

2.59 [311] Tonight!
08Dec1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
pianist and xylophonist Jan August
and pick-pocket Vic Perry.
Pickup from Rockefeller Plaza at Christmas tree lighting.

2.60 [312] Tonight!
09Dec1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
vocalist Margaret Whiting
comedian Don Adams
and Inez Giglio, who teaches people how to relax.

2.61 [313] Tonight!
12Dec1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
comedian Herkie Styles.
Remote from Actors' Studio banquet at Hotel Sheraton-Astor.

2.62 [314] Tonight!
13Dec1955 NYT
Guest Host Fred Allen
Guests
musicians Benny Goodman
Gene Krupa
and Lionel Hampton.
New York press premiere of "The Benny Goodman Story"
from RKO 86th Street Theatre.

2.63 [315] Tonight!
14Dec1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
harpist Robert Maxwell
and comedienne Anna Russell.

2.64 [316] Tonight!
15Dec1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedian Herb Shriner
Jazz clarinetists "Peanuts" Hucko and Bill Stegmeyer
and Robert Coles, man who sells land on the moon.

2.65 [317] Tonight!
16Dec1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
Marie Powers of "The Medium" fame.

2.66 [318] Tonight!
19Dec1955 NYT
From Chicago
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Burr Tillstrom with Kukla, Fran and Ollie.

2.67 [319] Tonight!
20Dec1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Delta River Boys
and Walter Lord, author of "A Night to Remember".

2.68 [320] Tonight!
21Dec1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Les Colodny with four aspiring comedy writers
and Steve and Susie Miller
comedian Bob McFadden
comedienne Kaye Ballard
and the Modern Jazz Quartet.

2.69 [321] Tonight!
22Dec1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
pianist Erroll Garner
comedian Earl Hall
and acrobat the Great Barton.

2.70 [322] Tonight!
23Dec1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
clarinetist Toba Brill
dancer Jack Ackerman
and author Gyula Denes of psycho-drama.

2.71 [323] Tonight!
26Dec1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Jazz musician Charlie Shavers
singer Micki Marlo
and puppeteers Bil and Cora Baird.

2.72 [324] Tonight!
27Dec1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedian Bob McFadden
Mr. America
and The Mello Larks

2.73 [325] Tonight!
28Dec1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedian Clifford Guest
and Dixieland Jazz group the Dartmouth Indians.

2.74 [326] Tonight!
29Dec1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
singer Edie Adams
Woody Herman and his band
With regular
Andy Williams.

2.75 [327] Tonight!
30Dec1955 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
vocalist Carmen McRae
and Vampira (actress Maila Nurmi).

2.76 [328] Tonight!
02Jan1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
pianist-singer Matt Dennis
and actor Jackie Cooper.

2.77 [329] Tonight!
03Jan1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actor Richard Dyer-Bennett
and dancer Melissa Hayden.
With regulars
Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme.

2.78 [330] Tonight!
04Jan1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Count Basie
and comedian Morey Amsterdam.

2.79 [331] Tonight!
05Jan1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
singer-pianist Bobby Troup

2.80 [332] Tonight!
06Jan1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Modern Jazz Quartet

2.81 [333] Tonight!
09Jan1956 NYT
From Chicago
Host Steve Allen
Guest

2.82 [334] Tonight!
10Jan1956 NYT
From Chicago
Host Steve Allen
Guest

2.83 [335] Tonight!
11Jan1956 NYT
From Florida
Host Steve Allen
Guest

2.84 [336] Tonight!
12Jan1956 NYT
From Miami
Host Steve Allen
Guest

2.85 [337] Tonight!
13Jan1956 NYT
From Miami
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedian George DeWitt
and singers Calypso Eddie and the Gang.
Also, Jean Moseley from the Marine Aquarium.
With regulars
Pat Kirby, Andy Williams, Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme.
Highlights:
Andy sings "Moon Over Miami".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBEKFL8r7xM


2.86 [338] Tonight!
16Jan1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
singer Julie London
and comedian Don Adams.

2.87 [339] Tonight!
17Jan1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
mentalists Lucille and Eddie Roberts
and singer-actor Bobby Breen.

2.88 [340] Tonight!
18Jan1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Jack Walsh
and comedian Artie Dann.

2.89 [341] Tonight!
19Jan1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
composer Richard Rodgers

2.90 [342] Tonight!
20Jan1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
musician Gerry Mulligan
actor-comedian Will Jordan
and Murray Weiner.

2.91 [343] Tonight!
23Jan1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
tenor Jan Peerce
comedian George Kirby
and musician Richard Hayman.

2.92 [344] Tonight!
24Jan1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Jimmy Savo
and the Aaron Bell Trio.

2.93 [345] Tonight!
25Jan1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actor Ernest Borgnine star of "Marty"
and Cyrus Walter, a meat cutter by trade.

2.94 [346] Tonight!
26Jan1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
songwriter Mabel Wayne
and escape artist The Amazing Randi.

2.95 [347] Tonight!
27Jan1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actor Charles Laughton
and musical duo Martha Davis and Spouse.

2.96 [348] Tonight!
30Jan1956 NYT / TVG
Host Steve Allen
Guests
bongo drummer Candido
and comedian Lenny Kent.

2.97 [349] Tonight!
31Jan1956 NYT / TVG
Host Steve Allen
Guests
singers Margaret and Barbara Whiting
Jenny Brezez
and Prince Robert of the Bowery.

2.98 [350] Tonight!
01Feb1956 NYT / TVG
Host Steve Allen
Guests
baritone Jerome Hines
Michael D'Amico
and comedian Earl Hall.

2.99 [351] Tonight!
02Feb1956 NYT / TVG
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Joey Carter
Tito Puente & his band
and magician Blackstone the Great.

2.100 [352] Tonight!
03Feb1956 NYT / TVG
Host Steve Allen
Guests
singer Connee Boswell
comedian Jonathan Winters
and Inez Giglio.

2.101 [353] Tonight!
06Feb1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
vocalist Mae Barnes
and dancers the Blackburn Twins.

2.102 [354] Tonight!
07Feb1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
singer Jill Corey
and actress Irish McCalla.

2.103 [355] Tonight!
08Feb1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Carmen Cavallero Band.

2.104 [356] Tonight!
09Feb1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Jimmy McPartland
Vic Dickinson
Bud Freeman
and singer Jill Corey.

2.105 [357] Tonight!
10Feb1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
Blues singer Billie Holiday

2.106 [358] Tonight!
13Feb1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
vocalist Mae Barnes

2.107 [359] Tonight!
14Feb1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
Jazz vocalist Maxine Sullivan

2.108 [360] Tonight!
15Feb1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
Bill Grauer author of "A Pictorial History of Jazz".

2.109 [361] Tonight!
16Feb1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
ballerina Mia Slavenska
voice actor Ted Lewis
and orangist George Wright III.

2.110 [362] Tonight!
17Feb1956 NYT / Long Beach Independent
Host Steve Allen
Guest
singer Ethel Waters

2.111 [363] Tonight!
20Feb1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
vocalist Jackie Cain
pianist Roy Kral
and comedian Shelley Berman.

2.112 [364] Tonight!
21Feb1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
George Hopkins
and the Jonah Jones Quartet.

2.113 [365] Tonight!
22Feb1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Dave Brubeck Quartet

2.114 [366] Tonight!
23Feb1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actor Andy Griffith
poet Ogden Nash
and The Ravens.

2.115 [367] Tonight!
24Feb1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actor Cyril Ritchard
and singer-actress Ethel Waters.

2.116 [368] Tonight!
27Feb1956 NYT / TVG
Host Steve Allen
Guests
poet Marianne Moore
and the Ray McKinley Quartet.

2.117 [369] Tonight!
28Feb1956 NYT / TVG
Host Steve Allen
Guests
vocalist Lee Wiley
impressionist-singer Bob McFadden
and comedian James Mont.

2.118 [370] Tonight!
29Feb1956 NYT / TVG
"Gershwin Salute"
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Oscar Hammerstein II
vaudeville entertainer Billy Gaxton
actors Victor Moore
and Edward G. Robinson.

2.119 [371] Tonight!
01Mar1956 NYT / TVG
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actors Lew Ayres
and Tony Randall
magician Yonely
and Bozo the hobo.

2.120 [372] Tonight!
02Mar1956 NYT / TVG
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actress Judith Anderson
and Claude Thornhill and his band.

2.121 [373] Tonight!
05Mar1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
chanteuse Genevieve
and magician Roy Benson.

2.122 [374] Tonight!
06Mar1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
vocalist Don Cherry
and comedian Lou Saxon.

2.123 [375] Tonight!
07Mar1956 NYT / UCLA
Host Steve Allen
Guests
singer-actress Meg Myles
Don Herbert ("Mr. Wizard")
Jazz & blues tenor saxophonist Sam "The Man" Taylor
and Ving Merlin and His Violin Beauties.

2.124 [376] Tonight!
08Mar1956 NYT / UCLA
Host Steve Allen
Guests
ballerina Maria Tallchief
Woody Herman and his band.
With regulars
Pat Kirby and Steve Lawrence.

2.125 [377] Tonight!
09Mar1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actress Janet Blair
and Art Blakey and His Jazz Messengers.

2.126 [378] Tonight!
12Mar1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedian Phil Leeds
and magician Kajar.

2.127 [379] Tonight!
13Mar1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actor Hal Holbrook
comedian Don Adams
and vocalist Helen Kane.

2.128 [380] Tonight!
14Mar1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
singer-songwriter Sam Coslow

2.129 [381] Tonight!
15Mar1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Art Blakey and His Jazz Messengers.

2.130 [382] Tonight!
16Mar1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
bandleader Bobby Hackett

2.131 [383] Tonight!
19Mar1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedian Henny Youngman
and Sylvia Symms.

2.132 [384] Tonight!
20Mar1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
musician Terry Gibbs
and comedian Gene Allen.

2.133 [385] Tonight!
21Mar1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
vocalist Leona Anderson.
Delayed to 12:15am due to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Awards,
hosted by Jerry Lewis in Hollywood and hosted by Claudette Colbert in New York.

2.134 [386] Tonight!
22Mar1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actor Jeff Chandler
Herb Jeffries
and the Air Force Glee Club.

2.135 [387] Tonight!
23Mar1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedian George Kirby
vocalists Jackie Cain
and Roy Kral.

2.136 [388] Tonight!
26Mar1956 NYT / TVG
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedian Ben Wrigley
and singer Bobby "Chain Gang" Scott.

2.137 [389] Tonight!
27Mar1956 NYT / TVG
Host Steve Allen
Guest
composer Burton Lane

2.138 [390] Tonight!
28Mar1956 NYT / TVG
Host Steve Allen
Guest
vocalist "Bon Bon" Tunnell

2.139 [391] Tonight!
29Mar1956 NYT / TVG
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actress Shelley Winters
trombonists Kai Winding
and J.J. Johnson.

2.140 [392] Tonight!
30Mar1956 NYT / TVG
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actor Eddie Bracken
and concert pianists Appleton and Fields.

2.141 [393] Tonight!
02Apr1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
singer Connee Boswell

2.142 [394] Tonight!
03Apr1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
singer Jimmy Randolph
*Note: Program delay of 1/2 hr to 12pm-1am
due to Harry S. Truman address.

2.143 [395] Tonight!
04Apr1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
singer Leona Anderson

2.144 [396] Tonight!
05Apr1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
vocalist Carmen McRae

2.145 [397] Tonight!
06Apr1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Oscar Peterson Trio

2.146 [398] Tonight!
09Apr1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
vocalist Matt Dennis
Scene from "Mister Johnson" with William Sylvester and Earle Hyman.

2.147 [399] Tonight!
10Apr1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
chanteuse Genevieve
and comedian Stan Freeman.

2.148 [400] Tonight!
11Apr1956 NYT / UCLA / TVG
Host Steve Allen
Guests
the Jimmy Rushing Trio
comedian Gene Allen
Jazz trumpet player Buck Clayton
vocalist Ada Moore
and Renaux.
With regulars
Pat Kirby and Andy Williams.

2.149 [401] Tonight!
12Apr1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest in New York
vocalist Dinah Washington
Premiere of the motion picture "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit"
interview in Hollywood with Gregory Peck.

2.150 [402] Tonight!
13Apr1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Eddie Condon and His Jazz All-Stars.

2.151 [403] Tonight!
16Apr1956 NYT [Anniston Star]
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Highlights:
Steve Allen will show highlights of the W.T. Grant Company presentations.

2.152 [404] Tonight!
17Apr1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
singer Tennessee Ernie Ford
and the Cy Coleman Trio.

2.153 [405] Tonight!
18Apr1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
ballad singer Josh White

2.154 [406] Tonight!
19Apr1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
pianist Art Tatum

2.155 [407] Tonight!
20Apr1956 NYT [Anderson Herald][Cedar Rapids]
From Houston, Texas
Host Steve Allen
Guest
*Note: Steve Allen and his gang travel to Houston to help celebrate Texas Independence Day.

2.156 [408] Tonight!
23Apr1956 NYT [Anderson Herald]
From Fort Worth, Texas
Host Steve Allen
Rodeo from Fort Worth, Texas.

2.157 [409] Tonight!
24Apr1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
classical guitarist Andres Segovia
and Jazz vocalist Lurlene Hunter.

2.158 [410] Tonight!
25Apr1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Ella Fitzgerald Trio
comedian Gabe Dell
and a girls' basketball team.

2.159 [411] Tonight!
26Apr1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
archer Roscoe Ames
vocalist Carol Bennet
and vocal group The Chuckles.

2.160 [412] Tonight!
27Apr1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Jazz pianist Erroll Garner
comedian Don Adams
and vocalist Carol Bennet.

2.161 [413] Tonight!
30Apr1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedian George Gobel
and Frances Wayne.

2.162 [414] Tonight!
01May1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
singer Mel Torme
and snake trainer Bill Haast.

2.163 [415] Tonight!
02May1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actor Zachary Scott
singer Eydie Gorme
and comedy team Harris and Leigh.

2.164 [416] Tonight!
03May1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
xylophonist Roger Ray
and the Billy Taylor Trio.

2.165 [417] Tonight!
04May1956
Host Steve Allen
Guests
singer Bobby Scott
and hillbilly vocalists Homer and Jethro.
With regulars
Pat Kirby and Andy Williams.

2.166 [418] Tonight!
07May1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
dramatic coach Gyula Denes
and Jazz singer Jackie Paris.

2.167 [419] Tonight!
08May1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Jazz pianist Jutta Hipp and Her Trio.

2.168 [420] Tonight!
09May1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
vocalist Mabel Mercer

2.169 [421] Tonight!
10May1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actor Eli Mintz
and Chet Baker Jazz Quartet.

2.170 [422] Tonight!
11May1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Eddie Condon and His Jazz All-Stars.

2.171 [423] Tonight!
14May1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedian Jack Benny
and Phineas Newborn.

2.172 [424] Tonight!
15May1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Dizzy Gillespie
Johnny Meyers
With regulars
Andy Williams and Eydie Gorme.

2.173 [425] Tonight!
16May1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
dancer Hal Leroy
and comedian Buddy Hackett.

2.174 [426] Tonight!
17May1956
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Jazz pianist Toshiko
and cigar roller Octavio Leon.
With regular Pat Kirby.

2.175 [427] Tonight!
18May1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
cellist Leonard Rose
and comedian Don Adams.

2.176 [428] Tonight!
21May1956 NYT
Guest Host George DeWitt
Guests
actress Hermione Gingold
and entertainer Marshall Izen.

2.177 [429] Tonight!
22May1956 NYT
Guest Host Gene Rayburn
Guests
vocalist Anna Maria Genovese
and comedian Joey Carter.

2.178 [430] Tonight!
23May1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
dance team Augie and Margo.

2.179 [431] Tonight!
24May1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
boxer Rocky Graziano
and the Australian Jazz Quintet.

2.180 [432] Tonight!
25May1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
winners of the National Collegiate Jazz Contest.

2.181 [433] Tonight!
28May1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
nature singer "Moondog"
and Johnny Bernette Rock and Roll Trio.

2.182 [434] Tonight!
29May1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
singer-dancer Chita Rivera
and actor-singer Johnnie Johnston.

2.183 [435] Tonight!
30May1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
singer Sylvia Syms

2.184 [436] Tonight!
31May1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
George Shearing Quintet.

2.185 [437] Tonight!
01Jun1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
pianist Eugene List
comedienne Nancy Walker
and violinist Carol Glenn.

2.186 [438] Tonight!
04Jun1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Don Elliott
and Nature singer "Moondog".

2.187 [439] Tonight!
05Jun1956 NYT [Syracuse Herald]
Host Steve Allen
"Salute to Hawaii".
Guests
hula star Manu
sword dancers Kimo and Teva
and the Polynesian Maids.
Skitch Henderson's orchestra will be augmented by Johnny Coco and His Islanders.
Even the audience gets into the act with Steve arranging for them to be served Hawaiian delicacies.

2.188 [440] Tonight!
06Jun1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
Soprano Vivian della Chiesa

2.189 [441] Tonight!
07Jun1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
flamenco guitarist Fernando Sirvent

2.190 [442] Tonight!
08Jun1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedian Don Adams
and The Rover Boys.

2.191 [443] Tonight!
11Jun1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Soprano Dorothy Sarnoff
and Canadian cartoonist Norman Houdan.

2.192 [444] Tonight!
12Jun1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
vocalist Jimmy Vale
and modern interpretive dancers Priest and Fosse.

2.193 [445] Tonight!
13Jun1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Bob Eberly
and Mr. Wizard Don Herbert.

2.194 [446] Tonight!
14Jun1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
song stylist Meg Myles

2.195 [447] Tonight!
15Jun1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actress Hermione Gingold
Eugene List
and Carol Glenn.

2.196 [448] Tonight!
18Jun1956 NYT
Guest Host George DeWitt
Guests
Jazz pianist Teddy Wilson
flamenco guitarist Mario Escudero
Jose Berrera
and vocalist Teddi King.

2.197 [449] Tonight!
19Jun1956 NYT / UCLA
Guest Host George DeWitt
Guests
comedian Louis Nye
songstress Micki Marlo
Terry Saunders
Enid Mosier and her Steel band
and Inga (star of local TV show on WRC-TV, Washington, D.C.)

2.198 [450] Tonight!
20Jun1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
entertainer Bob Hope
and singer Anna Maria Genovese.

2.199 [451] Tonight!
21Jun1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
vocalist Mickey Marlowe.

2.200 [451] Tonight!
22Jun1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Pat Flaherty
and vocalist Teddi King.

2.201 [452] Tonight!
25Jun1956 NYT
Guest Host
cartoonist Al Capp creator of "Lil Abner" subs for Steve.

2.202 [453] Tonight!
26Jun1956 NYT
Guest Host Gene Rayburn
Guests
pianist Marian McPartland
comedian Stan Freeman
vocalist Carole Bennett
and ventriloquist Eddie Garson.

2.203 [454] Tonight!
27Jun1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
girl vocalists The Bon-Bons

2.204 [455] Tonight!
28Jun1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Jerome Hines
comedian Milt Kamen
Rosario Mereles
and vocalist Carole Bennett.

2.205 [456] Tonight!
29Jun1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
pianist Byron Janis
and producer Mervyn LeRoy.

2.206 [457] Tonight!
02Jul1956 NYT
Guest Host Jack Paar
Guests
vocalist Elise Rhodes
comedian Louis Nye
The Michael Brown Goup
and Joseph Melis Orchestra.

2.207 [458] Tonight!
03Jul1956 NYT
Guest Host Jack Paar
Guests
comedienne Alice Pearce
comedian Louis Nye
vocalist Elise Rhodes
The Michael Brown Group
and Joseph Melis Orchestra.

2.208 [459] Tonight!
04Jul1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Pat Rooney Sr.
and singer Jeri Southern.

2.209 [460] Tonight!
05Jul1956 NYT / UCLA
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actress Agnes Moorehead
vocalist Jill Corey
and dancers Peggy Ryan and Ray McDonald.
With regular Steve Lawrence.

2.210 [461] Tonight!
06Jul1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
vocalist Jill Corey

2.211 [462] Tonight!
09Jul1956 NYT
Guest Host Bill Cullen
Guests
Jazz singer Chris Connor
comedienne Alice Pearce
and Cannonball Adderly and His Quintet.

2.212 [463] Tonight!
10Jul1956 NYT
Guest Host Bill Cullen
Guests
TV personality Arlene Francis
and comedian Jonathan Winters.

2.213 [464] Tonight!
11Jul1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
vocalist Morgana King

2.214 [465] Tonight!
12Jul1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
vocalist Rosaria Morales
and a Judo expert.

2.215 [466] Tonight!
13Jul1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
Jazz pianist Eddie Haywood

2.216 [467] Tonight!
16Jul1956 NYT
Guest Host Al "Jazzbo" Collins
Guests
Art Lund
and the George Shearing Quintet.

2.217 [468] Tonight!
17Jul1956 NYT
Guest Host Al "Jazzbo" Collins
Guests
singer Julie Wilson
comedian Cliff Norton
vocalist Carole Bennett
and the Roy Eldridge Quintet.

2.218 [469] Tonight!
18Jul1956 NYT / UCLA
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Jazz pianist Willie Smith
and singer Estelle Stevens
Highlights:
Estelle Stevens sings "A Spanish Girl".

2.219 [470] Tonight!
19Jul1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
dancer Chita Rivera

2.220 [471] Tonight!
20Jul1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
vocalist Rosaria Morales

2.221 [471] Tonight!
23Jul1956 NYT
Guest Host Morey Amsterdam
Guests
vocalist Diahann Carroll
and Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson.

2.222 [472] Tonight!
24Jul1956 NYT
Guest Host Morey Amsterdam
Guests
Featuring a golf exhibition by
Cary Middlecoff and Lloyd Mangrum.

2.223 [473] Tonight!
25Jul1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
With regulars
Gene Rayburn, Eydie Gorme, Steve Lawrence and Pat Kirby.

2.224 [474] Tonight!
26Jul1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
actor Basil Rathbone
and singer Buddy Greco.

2.225 [475] Tonight!
27Jul1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
comedian Cliff Arquette
and dancing team Conn and Mann.

2.226 [476] Tonight!
30Jul1956 NYT
Guest Host Henry Morgan
Guests
Dorothy Jarnac
Russell Lynes
and Cliff Norton.

2.227 [477] Tonight!
31Jul1956 NYT
Guest Host Henry Morgan
Guests
vocalist Micki Marlo
ventriloquist Eddie Garson
and dancers the Blackburn Twins.

2.228 [478] Tonight!
01Aug1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
With regulars
Gene Rayburn, Eydie Gorme, Steve Lawrence and Pat Kirby.
Steve will hold a "jam session" on the program.

2.229 [479] Tonight!
02Aug1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
Soprano Vivian Della Chiesa

2.230 [480] Tonight!
03Aug1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
The Kai Winding Jazz Septet

2.231 [481] Tonight!
06Aug1956 NYT
Guest Host Jerry Lester
Guests
vocalists Mick Marlo
and Richard Hayes
comedienne Dody Goodman
and Bobby Sherwood.

2.232 [482] Tonight!
07Aug1956 NYT
Guest Host Jerry Lester
Guests
vocalists Mick Marlo
and Richard Hayes
comedienne Dody Goodman
and Gene Krupa and his Quartet.

2.233 [483] Tonight!
08Aug1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
the Jonah Jones Quartet

2.234 [484] Tonight!
09Aug1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Lawrence Tibbett, Billy Gilbert and others from the cast of "Fanny".
Also featuring a water ballet.

2.235 [485] Tonight!
10Aug1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
Soprano Doretta Morrow

[--] Tonight!
13Aug1956 NYT
pre-empted by the Democratic National Convention.

[--] Tonight!
14Aug1956 NYT
pre-empted by the Democratic National Convention.

[--] Tonight!
15Aug1956 NYT
pre-empted by the Democratic National Convention.

[--] Tonight!
16Aug1956 NYT
pre-empted by the Democratic National Convention.

[--] Tonight!
17Aug1956 NYT
pre-empted by the Democratic National Convention.


2.236 [486] Tonight!
20Aug1956 NYT
Guest Host Rudy Vallee
Guests
Kenny Delmar
Felicia Sanders
and comedienne Dody Goodman.

2.237 [487] Tonight!
21Aug1956 NYT
Guest Host Rudy Vallee
Guests
Kenny Delmar
Sylvia Symms
Polgar the Hypnotist
and the Dave Brubeck Jazz Quartet.
Film highlights from the American premiere of "War and Peace".

2.238 [488] Tonight!
22Aug1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
tenor Jan Peerce
and Jazz pianist Phineas Newborn Jr.
With regulars
Andy Williams and Pat Kirby.

2.239 [489] Tonight!
23Aug1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Erlinda Coptes of the Philippines
and the Erroll Garner Jazz Trio.

2.240 [490] Tonight!
24Aug1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guest
Jazz cornetist Wild Bill Davidson.

2.241 [491] Tonight!
27Aug1956 NYT
Guest Host Tony Randall
Guests
vocalists Tony Travis
and Carole Bennett
comedian Louis Nye
comedienne Alice Pearce
Enid Markey and the Jazz Messengers Quintet.

2.242 [492] Tonight!
28Aug1956 NYT
Guest Host Tony Randall
Guests
Helen Thigpen
Earl Jackson
the "Tzabar" Quintet
and Dick Hyman Orchestra.

2.243 [493] Tonight!
29Aug1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
singer Trudy Richards
and Hal Shaeffer Jazz Trio.

2.244 [494] Tonight!
30Aug1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
vocalist Rosaria Moreles
and Jazz instrumentalists Les Modes Quintet.

2.245 [495] Tonight!
31Aug1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
vocalist Doretta Morrow
Bil and Cora Baird and their puppets.

2.246 [496] Tonight!
03Sep1956 NYT
Guest Host Jack Paar
Guests
Lu Ann Simms
bandleader Jose Melis
vocalist Jack Haskell
comedian Louis Nye
and Archer and Giles.

2.247 [497] Tonight!
04Sep1956 NYT
Guest Host Jack Paar
Guests
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
bandleader Jose Melis
and vocalist Jack Haskell.

2.248 [498] Tonight!
05Sep1956
Host Steve Allen
All Japanese Show
Guests
dancer Sono Osato

2.249 [499] Tonight!
06Sep1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Mr. Wizard Don Herbert
The Four Voices
and a group of College beauty queens.

2.250 [500] Tonight!
07Sep1956 NYT
Host Steve Allen
Guests
Paul Gray
singer Johnny Mercer
and Gene DePaul.

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