Category Archives: TV-Variety Shows

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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The Very First Honeymooners Sketch..”Bread”..October 5,1951

From Cavalcade Of Stars:Introducing Ralph and Alice Kramden:

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Dagmar’s Canteen (1952)

The bombshell from West Virginia hosted this series in a mock military canteen in Manhattan. It was a half hour variety show. She’s a good hostess and comes across very congenial. The show was live and sometimes ran over. November … Continue reading

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Glenn Miller Time (1961)

Half hour summer replacement show with Ray McKinley leading the new Glenn Miller Orchestra. It lasted ten weeks. Johnny Olson is the announcer. The final episode featured singers Johnny Desmond, Patty Clark and The Castle Sisters. After a quick opening … Continue reading

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The Big Party (1959)

Ninety minute variety show with a different host every week, To try and keep the party atmosphere it all supposedly took place live in the host’s penthouse, hotel suite or wherever the elite meet to party. The show alternated with … Continue reading

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