Category Archives: TV-Variety Shows

The Arthur Haynes Show (1956-66)

During the show’s run Haynes was considered by many to be Britain’s top comedian. Almost all the major music and comedy stars of the era appeared on the show. This early 1960’s episode featured musical guest Aileen Cochrane.  It opens … Continue reading

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The Buick Circus Hour (1952-53)

One hour variety show with a circus theme. It tells a story throughout the show. It didn’t really work and soon disappeared. October 7,1952 episode: John Raitt opens with a song about the circus. A number of circus acts perform. … Continue reading

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The Patrice Munsel Show (1956-57)

The opera soprano hosts a half hour musical variety show. January 31,1958 episode with guests Tony Bennett and Howard Morris:  Patrice opens with “Dancing In The Dark.”  Then she sings an intro to Tony Bennett who joins her in “Starlight,Starbright.”  … Continue reading

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The Ray Anthony Show (1956-57)

One hour variety show with the Big band leader and top guests. Very entertaining show,. March 22,1957 episode: Special guest Connie Haines – Ray leads the band in “Lullaby Of Broadway” along with singers The Skyliners.  Ray brings out Molly … Continue reading

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Ozark Jubilee (1955-61)

Half hour Country music variety show with the top stars of the day. Perfect for anyone exploring the good old days of C & W. May 11,1957 episode: Rex Allen fills in for Red Foley and introduces special guests Sonny … Continue reading

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The Country Show (1950’s)

Half hour show from Nashville with the big stars of The Grand Old Opry. If you’re looking for Country like it used to be…here it is. I’m not a square dance fan but you can’t beat the music. Very entertaining … Continue reading

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Six O’Clock Rock (1959-62)

Australian variety show featuring the top songs of the day. Lots of dancers along for the ride. It’s hosted by singer Johnny O’Keefe and usually ran forty-five minutes. This is so unbelievably bad but then again the overall music scene … Continue reading

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Rehearsal Time (1949)

Fifteen minute show that featured a cast of local regulars. It ran in L.A. This episode is from September 21,1949. The theme is autumn. The show is presented as a rehearsal. The show opens with a Sealy Mattress commercial.  Dottie … Continue reading

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The Rosemary Clooney Show (1956-57)

Half hour variety show with The Hi-Los as regulars. She had a lot of good guest stars along the way. This episode featured singer-songwriter-actor Matt Dennis along with Frances Bergen.  She’s the wife of Edgar Bergen. Rosemary opens with a … Continue reading

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The Jonathan Winters Show (1956-57)

February 26,1957 episode: Betty Johnson is the guest. Jonathan opens and says they only have fifteen minutes and mentions what you won’t be seeing. He introduces people in the audience that lost to Charles Van Doren on “Twenty-One.” Then he … Continue reading

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