The Martin & Lewis Show - Special Guest Is Shelley Winters (11-16-51)


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Special Guest Is Shelley Winters (Aired November 16, 1951)
An NBC radio series commenced in 1949; it lasted until 1953. Martin and Lewis made key appearance on the first Ed Sullivan show (Toast of the Town) in June 1948 (photographs and schedules in Library of Congress confirm this), although they may have appeared on TV earlier on Hour Glass,the first TV variety show which aired from May 1946 - March 1947, during the time the duo first paired up formally. On October 3, 1948, the team were stars of the television debut of the NBC live television variety show Welcome Aboard sponsored by Admiral, manufacturers of TV sets, and were also featured on the second show of October 10, 1948 (kinescope survives of this live TV broadcast in UCLA Film and Television Archive). On April 3, 1949 they debuted on their TV version of their "Martin & Lewis" radio show on the NBC-TV network, with guest Bob Hope, with their inaugural program drawing lackluster reviews in the April 30, 1949 issue of Billboard magazine. THIS EPISODE: November 16, 1951. "Special Guest Is Shelley Winters" - NBC network. Sponsored by: Chesterfield, Anacin, Dentyne. The first tune is, "Take The Night Train To Memphis." Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Dick Stabile and His Orchestra, Jimmy Wallington (announcer), Ed Simmons (writer), Norman Lear (writer), Dick Mack (producer, director), Shelley Winters (guest). 29:37. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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