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#75: JACKIE GLEASON SHOW, THE
1961-03-24, WCBS, 27 min.
Jackie Gleason, Rudy Vallee, George Jessel

Guests Rudy Vallee and George Jessel ad lib with Jackie Gleason. For two months, Jackie conducted this informal talk show replacing the abortive quiz show "You're in the Picture," which aired only one time.
#886: DUPONT SHOW OF THE WEEK: MUSIC OF THE THIRTIES, THE
1961-11-05, WNBC, 55 min.
Rudy Vallee, Dorothy Loudon, Kate Smith, Jack Jones, Count Basie, Bing Crosby, Bill Hayes, John Bubbles, Blossom Dearie, Ruth Etting, Paul Whiteman

Count Basie and his orchestra, Dorothy Loudon, Bill Hayes, John Bubbles and Blossom Dearie perform some of the big tunes of the 1930's. Pre-recordings of Bing Crosby, Ruby Vallee, Kate Smith and Ruth Etting help set the mood. Paul Whiteman narrates this hour-long taped tribute.
#4182: PERRY COMO SHOW, THE
1961-11-15, WNBC, ? min.
Rudy Vallee, Tommy Sands, Perry Como, Nancy Sinatra

September 12, 1955-June 12, 1963. In the fall of 1955 Perry Como returned to NBC where he hosted a weekly hour show. From 1955 to 1959 it was seen Saturday evenings and was titled "The Perry Como Show." From 1959 to 1963 it was seen Wednesday evenings and was titled "The Kraft Music Hall." Regulars included Frank Gallop and the Ray Charles Singers. After his final weekly June 12, 1963 broadcast Perry Como appeared in scores of specials, beginning October 3, 1963, airing on NBC, CBS & ABC, and concluding on December 6, 1986.
#205: ED SULLIVAN SHOW, THE
1962-06-03, WCBS, 23 min.
Rudy Vallee, Bill Dana, Ed Sullivan, Dave Barry, Paul Anka

Dave Barry, Rudy Vallee, Paul Anka and Bill Dana perform.
#286: PERSPECTIVE: I REMEMBER JOLSON
1962-10-16, WOR, 50 min.
Jack Benny, Joe Franklin, Rudy Vallee, Arthur Klein, Al Jolson, Davy Lee, Irving Caesar, George E. Price, Beverly Roberts, Carol Bruce, Dave Dryer

The Jazz Singer's story is told by the people who knew him. Host is Joe Franklin with guests Arthur Klein who discovered Al Jolson in 1909, Davy Lee, Irving Caesar, George E. Price, Beverly Roberts, Carol Bruce, Dave Dryer and Rudy Vallee. The original 1950 recording of the eulogy spoken by Jack Benny, at the time of Jolson's death, is replayed.
#532: LES CRANE SHOW, THE
1963-10-26, WABC, 42 min.
Rudy Vallee, Jack E. Leonard, Milt Kamen, Les Crane, Joyce Davidson

Les Crane hosts this live 1:00 AM late night phone-in talk show with guests Milt Kamen, Jack E. Leonard and Joyce Davidson. Rudy Vallee phones the show and talks to the guests. 
He especially criticizes Leonard for using incorrect grammar when speaking on the show.

Debut of program was September 16, 1963. For the first month the title of the telecast was NIGHT LINE...LES CRANE. Beginning on October 18, 1963 the title was changed to THE LES CRANE SHOW. 

These late night LIVE broadcasts were aired Monday thru Friday. on local station WABC New York. Beginning December 6, 1963 late night broadcasts aired Tuesday thru Saturday. Also, another time slot opened for Crane with a similar format airing on WABC in the afternoon...a one hour version broadcast from 1:30-2:30pm, five days a week, and again returning to late night broadcasting usually 1am to 2:00am after the WABC late movie, THE BEST OF BROADWAY. This TALK SHOW / PHONE IN version of The Les Crane Show concluded its final broadcast  on July 31, 1964.

On August 3, 4, 5, 6, & 8, 1964 THE NEW LES CRANE SHOW premiered...a five program trial rivaling Johnny Carson's TONIGHT SHOW.  It was Nationally televised and it is considered the FIRST network talk show program to compete with THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON. On November 9, 1964 THE LES CRANE SHOW premiered and aired regularly weeknights on the ABC network, opposite Johnny Carson's TONIGHT SHOW.
After 14 weeks, and low ratings, this series ended with its last telecast airing on February 26, 1965. Les Crane's late night network career was over, and never to be resumed Nationally.

ABC renamed their late night time slot NIGHTLIFE, premiering on February 29, 1965.This one hour forty five minute weekly late night talk series showcased guest hosts. This series run  lasted four months, the last broadcast airing on June 25, 1965. Guest hosts included: Shelley Berman, Pat Boone, Jack Carter, Allan Sherman, Dave Garroway, Bill Cullen, William B. Williams (announcer of this series run), Eddy Arnold, Dale Robetson, Dick Shawn, Louis Nye, & Jan Murray. 

Form June 28 to October 22, 1965 Les Crane returned to this time slot...the series title remaining, NIGHTLIFE. Les Crane no longer was a solo host. He co-hosted with Dave Garroway, and Nippsy Russell.

Two years later, Les Crane returned to local late night television appearing for eight months on WNEW channel 5 in New York 11:15pm - 12:15am from January 15, 1968 changing time slots on July 8, 1968, 11:45pm - 12:45pm. Final show aired on September 6, 1968, and it was the last time Les Crane would host a late night television talk show.   

NOTE: A two hour radio broadcast profiling Les Crane, including TV Audio Air Check Crane highlights from the ATA archive can be listend to in its entirety. It appears on the ATA website under the link TV CONFIDENTIAL. The segment (SOUNDS OF LOST TELEVISION) was recorded in Pasadena California and aired in 2014 with host Ed Roberton, and guest Phil Gries. 

NOTE: Most all of Les Crane's cumulative 26 months of broadcasting as a talk show host is today non-existent. Tapes were destroyed, erased and whereabouts unknown. The 25 television air checks archived in the Archival Television Audio, Inc. library is the most known Les Crane broadcast records to exist in the country.
 
Extant examples existing elsewhere include two broadcast kinescopes archived by The Paley Center for Media (one from 1967, and the other, a broadcast from January 31, 1968 titled "Rich Jews." There is archived at UCLA FILM & TV ARCHIVE four extant examples related to Les Crane, including a 45 minute compilation demo/presentation reel with clips from the New Les Crane Show trial run (Aug. 1964).
                                                  
#6990: BELL TELEPHONE HOUR
1964-09-08, WNBC, 00 min.
Rudy Vallee, Florence Henderson, Donald Voorhees, Chita Rivera, The Bill Evans Trio

January 12, 1959-April 26, 1968. This musical series ran semi regularly for almost ten seasons-sometimes weekly, sometimes biweekly, and sometimes as irregularly scheduled specials. All types of music were presented on the hour series; Donald Voorhees conducted the Bell Telephone Orchestra.

On Broadway Tonight.Host: Florence Henderson



 






                                                                                                                                              
#717: A 1960'S RADIO BROADCAST ADDITION: THE CHASE AND SANDBORN 100TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW
1964-11-15, NBC, 53 min.
Rudy Vallee, Charles Laughton, James Stewart, Fred Allen, Eddie Cantor, W.C. Fields, Clark Gable, Don Ameche, Mary Pickford, Maurice Chevalier, Carole Lombard, Ethel Barrymore, Nelson Eddy, Ogden Nash, Alec Templeton, Jack Oakie, Adolphe Menjou, Verree Teasdale, Jimmy Wellington, Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Major Bowes, Mae West

A centennial celebration special broadcast over NBC Radio with host Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. Past highlights from previous shows are heard with W.C. Fields, Fred Allen, Jimmy Durante, Don Ameche, Nelson Eddy, Eddie Cantor, Dorothy Lamour, Rudy Vallee, Ogden Nash, Alec Templeton, Mary Pickford, Charles Laughton, Jack Oakie, Adolphe Menjou and Verree Teasdale, Major Bowes, Mae West, Ethel Barrymore, Jimmy Stuart, Carole Lombard, Clark Gable, Maurice Chevalier and announcer Jimmy Wellington.
#8496: MAGIC OF BROADCASTING, THE
1966-05-01, WCBS, 52 min.
Rudy Vallee, Rod Serling, Frances Langford, We Five, Fred Allen, Milton Berle, Arthur Godfrey, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Don Ameche, Ron Howard, Bing Crosby, Dick Van Dyke, Walter Winchell, Gale Gordon, Sheldon Leonard, John Scott Trotter, Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll, Fanny Brice, Paul Whiteman, Lucille Ball, Jim Nabors, Glenn Miller, Mary Tyler Moore, Edward R. Murrow, Morton Downey, HV Kaltenborn, Dianne Sherry, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Arthur Tracy, Kerry McLane

Arthur Godfrey and Don Ameche are hosts for a nostalgic review of the great stars and favorite programs of radio and television history. Joining them in this special are Bing Crosby, Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Sheldon Leonard, Rod Serling, John Scott Trotter, and We Five, who sing "Beyond the Sea." Many others. Many archival transcripts are heard with Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll, Fanny Brice, Rudy Vallee, Milton Berle, and Fred Allen. 

Duplicate Of # 997.                                      
#997: MAGIC OF BROADCASTING, THE
1966-05-01, WCBS, 52 min.
Rudy Vallee, Rod Serling, We Five, Fred Allen, Milton Berle, Arthur Godfrey, Don Ameche, Bing Crosby, Gale Gordon, Sheldon Leonard, John Scott Trotter, Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll, Fanny Brice, Lucille Ball

Arthur Godfrey and Don Ameche are hosts for a nostalgic review of the great stars and favorite programs of radio and television history. Joining them in this special are Bing Crosby, Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Sheldon Leonard, Rod Serling, John Scott Trotter, and We Five, who sing "Beyond the Sea." Many archival transcripts are heard with Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll, Fanny Brice, Rudy Vallee, Milton Berle, and Fred Allen.             
#7126: "FROM CAT WHISKER TO PEACOCK":THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF NBC
1966-12-15, NBC, 00 min.
Jack Benny, Rudy Vallee, Art Linkletter, Chet Huntley, Milton Berle, Ralph Edwards, Bob Hope, Groucho Marx

Special celebrating NBC's 40th anniversary in broadcasting. 

Host: Chet Huntley                    
#5088: BOB HOPE SPECIAL, THE
1967-09-20, WNBC, 52 min.
Jimmy Durante, Rudy Vallee, Bob Hope, Kaye Stevens, Rowan & Martin, Jack Jones, Phyllis Diller

The Vaudeville era is saluted in comedy and music.
#1097: A 1970'S RADIO BROADCAST ADDITION: THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS OF RADIO
1970-11-00, KDKA, 294 min.
Jack Benny, Rudy Vallee, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Garry Moore, Edward R. Murrow, John Daly, Arthur Godfrey, John F. Kennedy, Herbert Hoover, Bob Hope, Eddie Cantor, W.C. Fields, Ed Wynn, George Burns, Henry Morgan, Douglas MacArthur, Winston Churchill, Tommy Dorsey, Victor Borge, Eleanor Powell, Wendell Willkie, Ben Grauer, Charles Dickens, Irene Wicker, Gracie Allen, William B. Williams, Bruce Morrow, Stan Freberg, Rod MacLeish, Fibber McGee & Molly, Bing Crosby, Amos 'N' Andy, Barry Farber, James Melton, Kay Kayser, Lanny Ross, Walter Winchell, Will Rogers, Charlie McCarthy, Fanny Brice, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Agnes Moorehead, Jack Armstrong, Ben Bernie, Sybil Trent, Mary Livingston, Ben Gross, Jimmy Wallington, George Hamilton Combs, Jack Bogut, Warren Barber, Al Smith, Harry Lauder

A fiftieth anniversary of Radio Broadcasting, 1920 to 1970, with narrators Ben Gross, Jimmy Wallington, Henry Morgan, George Hamilton Combs, Garry Moore and Jack Bogut. Tracks include Warren Barber, Rudy Vallee, Fanny Brice, Eddie Cantor, Al Smith, Amos 'N' Andy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Lauder, Will Rogers, Ben Bernie's Orchestra, Jack Benny and Mary Livingston, Arthur Godfrey, Charlie McCarthy and W.C Fields, Victor Borge, Herbert Hoover, Bob Hope, Ed Wynn, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Fibber McGee and Molly, Agnes Moorehead, "The Lone Ranger," "The Shadow," Irene Wicker, Jack Armstrong, "Young Dr.Malone," "Mary Noble Backstage Wife," "Sybil Trent, Eleanor Powell, Ziegfeld Follies with James Melton, Lanny Ross, Ben Grauer, "The March of Time," Huey Long, John Daly, Walter Winchell, Winston Churchill, Kay Kayser's Orchestra, Command Performance, Wartime Songs, "Your Hit Parade," Harry S. Truman, "Stage Door Canteen, "Dwight D. Eisenhower, General Douglas MacArthur, Bing Crosby, Princess Elizabeth, Edward R. Murrow, General Wainwright, Wendell Willkie, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Bruce Morrow, Stan Freberg, William B. Williams, Rod MacLeish, Barry Farber, Death of J.F.K., radio fluffs and commercials.
#4947: VAUDEVILLE
1976-04-24, WNBC, 52 min.
Rudy Vallee, Leonard Barr, Donna Jean Young, The Agostinos, Gisele MacKenzie, Aubrey

1975 (SYNDICATED). A variety hour with no regulars, "Vaudeville" consisted of assorted vaudeville acts, introduced by celebrity guest hosts.
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