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#6960: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1953-08-31, WNBT, 40 min.
Steve Allen, Steve Lawrence, Helen Dixon, Bobby Bryne

July 27, 1953- September 24, 1954   Prior to Steve Allen hosting The Tonight Show (Sept. 27, 1954-Jan. 25,1957...originally titled Tonight!) on network T.V. he hosted a similar late night show locally in New York City called the Steve Allen Show. It was seen in only three states, New York, New Jersey, & Connecticut (11:20pm-midnight). These Monday through Friday 40 minute telecasts included regulars, Steve Lawrence, Helen Dixon and Bobby Bryne and his orchestra. Sponsor was Knickerbocker beer on Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday only.  

 This is the oldest known broadcast record of Steve Allen's 14 month local  Pre-Tonight Show run, prior to National Tonight! broadcasts which premiered September 27, 1954.                          
#6961: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1953-09-01, WNBT, 40 min.
Steve Allen, Steve Lawrence, Helen Dixon, Bobby Bryne, James Michner

July 27, 1953- September 24, 1954   Prior to Steve Allen hosting The Tonight Show (Sept. 27, 1954-Jan. 25,1957) on network T.V. he hosted a similar late night show locally in New York City called the Steve Allen Show. (11:20pm-midnight). These Monday through Friday 40 minute telecasts included regulars, Steve Lawrence, Helen Dixon and Bobby Bryne and his orchestra. Sponsor was Knickerbocker beer on Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday, only.  

This is the 27th broadcast in the series. Broadcast theme song, "Stay Just A Little While With Me," opens the show. Steve Allen, at the piano, sings "Cecilia." Jim Moran, who appears every Tuesday on the broadcast discusses with Allen "Oysters," as the Oyster season begins. Author James Mitchner joins in and also discusses his latest movie adaptation screenplay for the film "Return To Paradise," about to open in theaters nation wide. Incredible relaxed late night television from a bygone era as Steve offers a beer to Mitchner in-between anecdotes. Steve Lawrence, who just turned 18 years of age, sings "C'est si bon."   Bobby Byrne & his orchestra plays "Lover." Sign off, as Steve reminds viewers that this new late night series is on the air every weekday night for 40 minutes, 11:20pm to Midnight. Cast sings theme song "Stay Just A Little While With Me."                          
#6962: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1953-09-02, WNBT, 40 min.
Steve Allen, Steve Lawrence, Helen Dixon, Bobby Bryne, Bobby Rosengarten

July 27, 1953- September 24, 1954   Prior to Steve Allen hosting The Tonight Show (Sept. 27, 1954-Jan. 25,1957) on network T.V. he hosted a similar late night show locally in New York City called the Steve Allen Show. (11:20pm-midnight). These Monday through Friday 40 minute telecasts included regulars, Steve Lawrence, Helen Dixon and Bobby Bryne and his orchestra. Sponsor was Knickerbocker beer on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday only.                                       
#6963: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1953-09-03, WNBT, 40 min.
Steve Allen, Steve Lawrence, Helen Dixon, Bobby Bryne

July 27, 1953- September 24, 1954   Prior to Steve Allen hosting The Tonight Show (Sept. 27, 1954-Jan. 25,1957) on network T.V. he hosted a similar late night show locally in New York City called the Steve Allen Show. (11:20pm-midnight). These Monday through Friday 40 minute telecasts included regulars, Steve Lawrence, Helen Dixon and Bobby Bryne and his orchestra. Sponsor was Knickerbocker beer on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.                          
#6964: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1953-09-04, WNBT, 40 min.
Steve Allen, Steve Lawrence, Helen Dixon, Bobby Bryne

July 27, 1953- September 24, 1954   Prior to Steve Allen hosting The Tonight Show (Sept. 27, 1954-Jan. 25,1957) on network T.V. he hosted a similar late night show locally in New York City called the Steve Allen Show. (11:20pm-midnight). These Monday through Friday 40 minute telecasts included regulars, Steve Lawrence, Helen Dixon and Bobby Bryne and his orchestra. Sponsor was Knickerbocker beer on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.   Note: SOME VARIATIONS IN SOUND QUALITY.                          
#6965: TONIGHT! STARRING STEVE ALLEN
1954-09-27, WRCA, 43 min.
Steve Allen, Steve Lawrence, Skitch Henderson, Gene Rayburn, Eydie Gorme, Pat Marshall

September 27,1954-January 25,1957 
Tonight! starring Steve Allen begins airing locally at 11:15pm, for 15 minutes, sponsored by Knickerbocker Beer. From 11:30 to 1:00am the broadcast aired nationally. 

The basic format of The Tonight Show was established during Allen's tenure: an opening monologue, a segment involving the studio audience (through interviews or games such as "Stump the Band"), and a simple set (a desk and chair for the host, a couch for the guests) were all trademarks of the Allen era. Allen inaugurated the out-of-town broadcast (the first one was done from Miami), the one guest show (Carl Sandburg was the first solo guest), and the one topic show (entire programs were devoted to such subjects as narcotics, civil rights, and black music). Allen also established the practice of paying his guests only "scale," the minimum fee required by union-network contract (this practice led to a highly publicized  feud between Steve Allen and Ed Sullivan and later between Jack Paar and Ed Sullivan, as Sullivan paid top dollar for his guests). Though Allen's Tonight! show closely resembled the shows of his successors, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson, it was a more musical show; Allen himself was an accomplished musician and composer (he wrote his theme, "This Could Be The Start of Something Big"), and he employed a nucleus of musical regulars on his show. In addition to announcer – sidekick Gene Rayburn, the show featured singers Steve Lawrence (who was only seventeen when he began singing on Allen's local show), Eydie Gormé (who subsequently married Steve Lawrence), Andy Williams (who later hosted several series of his own), and Pat Marshall (who was succeeded by Pat Kirby).  Skitch Henderson led the Orchestra. 

Steve Allen makes his network television Tonight! Show debut. The broadcast accents comedy, song & music. News & sports are handled by Gene Rayburn.                                                                
#6976: SEVENTH ANNUAL EMMY AWARDS (FIRST NATIONALLY TELEVISED)
1955-03-07, WRCA, 96 min.
Jack Benny, Steve Allen, Jimmy Durante, Danny Thomas, Ralph Edwards, George Burns, Dave Garroway, Dr. Frank Baxter, Don Defore, Gordon Jenkins

Broadcast from 11:30 pm to 1:05am, pre-empling Tonight Show starring Steve Allen, The seventh annual Emmy Awards , and for the first time televised Nationally. From Hollywood Steve Allen. From New York Emcee Dave Garroway. Commercials included.                          
#6969: ALLEN IN MOVIELAND
1955-07-02, NBC, 79 min.
Steve Allen, Clint Eastwood, Tony Curtis, Benny Goodman, Pat Crowley, Tommy Rall, Rex Reason, Grant Williams, Jeff Chandler, Piper Laurie, Jane Howell, Mara Corday, Kieth Andes, Tim Hovey, Gretchen Houser, Jeanne Mahoney, Betty Scott, Dani Crane, Dan Riss, Lou Krugman, Davey Sharp, Johnny Day, Muriel Landers, Danny Dayton, Dante de Paolo, Douglas Dumbrille

A special filmed at Universal International revolving around the soon to be released feature "The Benny Goodman Story" Starring Steve Allen. Other UI stars upcoming films are previewed via clips and introductions, included in this broadcast, are solid entertainment and comedy segments, a dramatic sequence from the studio's upcoming "Bright Victory," reenacted live with Rex Reason, Grant Williams and in his television debut, Clint Eastwood.             
#6966: TONIGHT! STARRING STEVE ALLEN
1955-08-26, WRCA, 87 min.
Steve Allen, Andy Williams, Debbie Reynolds, Milton Berle, Steve Lawrence, Skitch Henderson, Gene Rayburn, Erroll Garner, Micki Marlo, Pete Ruggilo, Hy Averback

September 27, 1954 - January 25, 1957. This broadcast was the last from Hollywood which was the home of Tonight! Starring Steve Allen from June 27 to August 26, 1955. It was also the last time Hy Averback appeared as announcer.

The basic format of The Tonight Show was established during Allen's tenure: an opening monologue, a segment involving the studio audience (through interviews or games such as "Stump the Band"), and a simple set (a desk and chair for the host, a couch for the guests) were all trademarks of the Allen era. Allen inaugurated the out-of-town broadcast (the first one was done from Miami), the one guest show (Carl Sandburg was the first solo guest), and the one topic show (entire programs were devoted to such subjects as narcotics, civil rights, and black music). Allen also established the practice of paying his guests only "scale," the minimum fee required by union-network contract (this practice led to a highly publicized  feud between Steve Allen and Ed Sullivan and later between Jack Paar and Ed Sullivan, as Sullivan paid top dollar for his guests). Though Allen's Tonight! show closely resembled the shows of his successors, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson, it was a more musical show; Allen himself was an accomplished musician and composer (he wrote his theme, "This Could Be The Start of Something"), and he employed a nucleus of musical regulars on his show. In addition to announcer – sidekick Gene Rayburn, the show featured singers Steve Lawrence (who was only seventeen when he began singing on Allen's local show), Eydie Gormé (who subsequently married Steve Lawrence), Andy Williams (who later hosted several series of his own), and Pat Marshall (who was succeeded by Pat Kirby).  Skitch Henderson led the Orchestra.                                                                 
#13015: TONIGHT! WITH ERNIE KOVACS
1956-00-00, WNBC, 2 min.
Steve Allen, Ernie Kovacs

The opening of the Tonight! show with Ernie Kovacs as host. 

In the summer of 1956, host, Steve Allen, of The Tonight Show, (then titled Tonight! from September 27, 1954 - January 25, 1957)
reduced his nightly appearances. Ernie Kovacs was brought in to host on Mondays and Tuesdays. Allen hosted his last Tonight! show on January 25, 1957, as the series' first era came to a close.                                      
#9496: TONITE! STARRING STEVE ALLEN
1956-02-29, NBC, 58 min.
Steve Allen, Andy Williams, Edward G. Robinson, Irving Caesar, George Gershwin, Victor Moore, Oscar Hammerstein,, William Gaxton

     September 27,1954-January 25,1957 
Tonight! starring Steve Allen begins airing locally at 11:15pm, for 15 minutes, sponsored by Knickerbocker Beer. From 11:30 to 1:00am the broadcast aired nationally.  

A tribute to George Gershwin.  Steve Allen is joined by many admiring show business celebrities for this special broadcasts.       
#9498: TONITE! STARRING STEVE ALLEN
1956-03-06, NBC, 20 min.
Steve Allen, Andy Williams, Hoagy Carmichael, Pat Kirby

   September 27,1954-January 25,1957 
Tonight! starring Steve Allen begins airing locally at 11:15pm, for 15 minutes, sponsored by Knickerbocker Beer. From 11:30 to 1:00am the broadcast aired nationally. 

A segment Tribute to Hoagy Carmichael, who sings several of his songs and reminiscences with Steve Allen. Joining Steve are Pat Kirby and Andy Williams.           
#9479: TONIGHT! STARRING STEVE ALLEN
1956-03-27, NBC, 38 min.
Steve Allen, Andy Williams, Eydie Gorme, Burton Lane

   Steve Allen pays tribute to music song writer & composer Burton Lane. Regulars on the show sing many of his songs. Burton relates to Steve's various interesting facts about his life including how he came to become a composer.          
#6968: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1956-06-24, NBC, 59 min.
Steve Allen, Jerry Lewis, Kim Novak, Bob Hope, Vincent Price, Wally Cox, Gene Rayburn, Sammy Davis Jr, Will Mastin, Dane Clark, Bambi Linn, Rod Alexander

Commercials included in this TV Audio Air Check are, Jergens Woodbury beauty bar, Crosley and Bandix Home Appliances, Crosley radio and Television, and Viceroy Cigarettes.

Premiere broadcast.

June 24, 1956-December 27, 1961. The multi-talented Steve Allen- musician, composer, singer, comedian,author- was the star of this live weekly variety series that bore a strong resemblance to his informal, late-night Tonight! Show. Although the program had elements of music and serious aspects, comedy was far and away its major component. Steve had with him one of the most versatile and talented collections of improvisational comics ever assembled. Among the features that were used at one time or another on a semi-regular basis were: "Letters to the Editor," "The Allen Report to the Nation," "Mad-Libs," "Crazy Shots," "Where Are They Now," "The Question Man," "The Allen Bureau of Standards," and "The Allen All Stars." The most frequently used feature, and by far the most memorable, was the "Man on the Street Interview." It was here that the comics on the show developed their best-remembered characters: Louis Nye as suave, smug Gordon Hathaway, Tom Poston as the man who can't remember his own name, Skitch Henderson as Sidney Ferguson, Don Knotts as the extremely nervous and fidgety Mr Morrison, Pat Harrington as Italian golf pro Guido Panzini, and Bill Dana as shy Jose Jimenez.
#7431: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1956-10-14, NBC, 00 min.
Louis Nye, Don Knotts, Steve Allen, Bill Dana, Skitch Henderson, James Dean, Tom Poston, Pat Harrington

June 24, 1956-December 27, 1961.
The multi-talented Steve Allen- musician, composer, singer, comedian,author- was the star of this live weekly variety series that bore a strong resemblance to his informal, late-night Tonight! Show. Although the program had elements of music and serious aspects, comedy was far and away its major component. Steve had with him one of the most versatile and talented collections of improvisational comics ever assembled. Among the features that were used at one time or another on a semi-regular basis were: "Letters to the Editor," "The Allen Report to the Nation," "Mad-Libs," "Crazy Shots," "Where Are They Now," "The Question Man," "The Allen Bureau of Standards," and "The Allen All Stars." The most frequently used feature, and by far the most memorable, was the "Man on the Street Interview." It was here that the comics on the show developed their  best-remembered characters: Louis Nye as suave, smug Gordon Hathaway, Tom Poston as the man who can't remember his own name, Skitch Henderson as Sidney Ferguson, Don Knotts as the extremely nervous and fidgety Mr Morrison, Pat Harrington as Italian golf pro Guido Panzini, and Bill Dana as shy Jose Jimenez.    

Steve Allen Pays Tribute To James Dean On The First Anniversary Of His Death.                                    
#13044: TONIGHT SHOW WITH STEVE ALLEN, THE
1956-10-31, WNBC, 35 min.
Steve Allen, Billy Gilbert, Gene Rayburn, Dagmar

Opening. Billy Gilbert and Dagmar are introduced. Gene Rayburn is the announcer 

 September 27,1954-January 25,1957 

The basic format of The Tonight Show was established during Allen's tenure: an opening monologue, a segment involving the studio audience (through interviews or games such as "Stump the Band"), and a simple set (a desk and chair for the host, a couch for the guests) were all trademarks of the Allen era. Allen inaugurated the out-of-town broadcast (the first one was done from Miami), the one guest show (Carl Sandburg was the first solo guest), and the one topic show (entire programs were devoted to such subjects as narcotics, civil rights, and black music). Allen also established the practice of paying his guests only "scale," the minimum fee required by union-network contract (this practice led to a highly publicized  feud between Steve Allen and Ed Sullivan and later between Jack Paar and Ed Sullivan, as Sullivan paid top dollar for his guests). Though Allen's Tonight! show closely resembled the shows of his successors, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson, it was a more musical show; Allen himself was an accomplished musician and composer (he wrote his theme, "This Could Be The Start of Something Big"), and he employed a nucleus of musical regulars on his show. In addition to announcer – sidekick Gene Rayburn, the show featured singers Steve Lawrence (who was only seventeen when he began singing on Allen's local show), Eydie Gormé (who subsequently married Steve Lawrence), Andy Williams (who later hosted several series of his own), and Pat Marshall (who was succeeded by Pat Kirby).  Skitch Henderson led the Orchestra

  Opening of the program is heard by announcer Gene Rayburn. Steve Allen comments on the Hungarian / Soviet war. There is a commercial Life Magazine endorsement. Billy Gilbert and Dagmar are introduced. Gene Rayburn is the announcer.                                              
#9476: TONIGHT! STARRING STEVE ALLEN
1956-11-04, NBC, 15 min.
Steve Allen

      Late night Steve Allen TONITE! Show with guests Erin O'Brien, Alfred Drake. Les Brown and the orchestra.        
#13065: TONIGHT! STARRING STEVE ALLEN
1956-11-04, WRCA, 5 min.
Steve Allen, Gene Rayburn, Hy Averback

September 27, 1954 - January 25, 1957. 

This broadcast was the last from Hollywood which was the home of Tonight! Starring Steve Allen from June 27 to August 26, 1955. It was also the last time Hy Averback appeared as announcer.

The basic format of The Tonight Show was established during Allen's tenure: an opening monologue, a segment involving the studio audience (through interviews or games such as "Stump the Band"), and a simple set (a desk and chair for the host, a couch for the guests) were all trademarks of the Allen era. Allen inaugurated the out-of-town broadcast (the first one was done from Miami), the one guest show (Carl Sandburg was the first solo guest), and the one topic show (entire programs were devoted to such subjects as narcotics, civil rights, and black music). Allen also established the practice of paying his guests only "scale," the minimum fee required by union-network contract (this practice led to a highly publicized  feud between Steve Allen and Ed Sullivan and later between Jack Paar and Ed Sullivan, as Sullivan paid top dollar for his guests). Though Allen's Tonight! show closely resembled the shows of his successors, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson, it was a more musical show; Allen himself was an accomplished musician and composer (he wrote his theme, "This Could Be The Start of Something"), and he employed a nucleus of musical regulars on his show. In addition to announcer – sidekick Gene Rayburn, the show featured singers Steve Lawrence (who was only seventeen when he began singing on Allen's local show), Eydie Gormé (who subsequently married Steve Lawrence), Andy Williams (who later hosted several series of his own), and Pat Marshall (who was succeeded by Pat Kirby).  Skitch Henderson led the Orchestra.   

Five minute excerpt. Announcer is Gene Rayburn.                                                                                                                   
#13095: TONIGHT! STARRING STEVE ALLEN
1956-11-18, WRCA, 9 min.
Steve Allen, Bob Hope, Gene Rayburn

September 27, 1954 - January 25, 1957. This broadcast was the last from Hollywood which was the home of Tonight! Starring Steve Allen from June 27 to August 26, 1955. It was also the last time Hy Averback appeared as announcer.

The basic format of The Tonight Show was established during Allen's tenure: an opening monologue, a segment involving the studio audience (through interviews or games such as "Stump the Band"), and a simple set (a desk and chair for the host, a couch for the guests) were all trademarks of the Allen era. Allen inaugurated the out-of-town broadcast (the first one was done from Miami), the one guest show (Carl Sandburg was the first solo guest), and the one topic show (entire programs were devoted to such subjects as narcotics, civil rights, and black music). Allen also established the practice of paying his guests only "scale," the minimum fee required by union-network contract (this practice led to a highly publicized  feud between Steve Allen and Ed Sullivan and later between Jack Paar and Ed Sullivan, as Sullivan paid top dollar for his guests). Though Allen's Tonight! show closely resembled the shows of his successors, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson, it was a more musical show; Allen himself was an accomplished musician and composer (he wrote his theme, "This Could Be The Start of Something"), and he employed a nucleus of musical regulars on his show. In addition to announcer – sidekick Gene Rayburn, the show featured singers Steve Lawrence (who was only seventeen when he began singing on Allen's local show), Eydie Gormé (who subsequently married Steve Lawrence), Andy Williams (who later hosted several series of his own), and Pat Marshall (who was succeeded by Pat Kirby).  Skitch Henderson led the Orchestra.     

Steve's guest is Bob Hope.                                                                                     
#13136A: HY GARDNER
1957-01-14, WRCA, 2 min.
Steve Allen, Hy Gardner, Ed Sullivan, Ingrid Bergman, Elsa Maxwell, Marie McDonald, King Farouk, Frank Pace, John L. Sullivan, Louis Arthur Johnson

    
HY GARDNER - Mon-Fri, weekdays, WRCA CH. 4 New York City 11:15-11:25pm, 11:20-11:30pm, 11:15-11:30pm September 10, 1956-January 25, 1957  

Preceding TONITE! Hy Gardner had a ten minute news/gossip series on WNBC TV. On this broadcast the news of the day included:

-Los Angeles police are expected to announce a solution to the Marie McDonald "who done it" case. Hy feels that the actress was kidnapped and that the incident was not a hoax.

-The board of directors for Lowe's Inc. include the former secretary of defense Louis Johnson, former secretary of the army Frank Pace, and former secretary of the navy, John Sullivan. Hy thinks that MGM must be getting ready to launch a new cycle of war movies.

-King Farouk is suing Elsa Maxwell for material she wrote about the former King of Egypt in her new book.

-Ironically, Ed Sullivan, publicity man, is promoting for Steve Allen Ingrid Bergman's next Sunday's appearance on The Steve Allen Show.       
#6967: TONIGHT! STARRING STEVE ALLEN
1957-01-25, WRCA, 87 min.
Steve Allen, Hy Gardner, Milt Kamen, Jack Lescoulie, Lionel Hampton, Buddy Hackett, Bob Considine, Jayne Meadows, Peter Lawford, Earl Wilson, Micki Marlo, John Crosby, Sammy Davis, Sally Powers, Maggie Pierce, Dorothy Miller, Joe Interleggi, Vic Marcell, Jim Moran, Mrs. Sterling

September 27, 1954 - January 25, 1957. This evenings telecast is the final TONIGHT! show starring Steve Allen. A farewell party is staged. All the regular singers are featured in musical numbers and Steve uses some of the 'gimmicks which found great popularity on show during the 2 1/2 years on air, including the big salami, and goo goo dolls. Steve speaks briefly to some of the men on the new "Tonight" show which starts next week. They include Jack Lescoulie, Earl Wilson, Hy Gardner, & Bob Considine. 

The basic format of The Tonight! Show was established during Allen's tenure: an opening monologue, a segment involving the studio audience (through interviews or games such as "Stump the Band"), and a simple set (a desk and chair for the host, a couch for the guests), all trademarks of the Allen era. Allen inaugurated the out-of-town broadcast (the first one was done from Miami), the one guest show (Carl Sandburg was the first solo guest), and the one topic show (entire programs devoted to such subjects as narcotics, civil rights, and black music). Allen also established the practice of paying his guests only "scale," the minimum fee required by union-network contract (this practice led to a highly publicized  feud between Steve Allen and Ed Sullivan and later between Jack Paar and Ed Sullivan, as Sullivan paid top dollar for his guests). Though Allen's Tonight! show closely resembled the shows of his successors, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson, it was more a musical show; Allen himself was an accomplished musician and composer (he wrote his theme, "This Could Be The Start of Something Big"), and he employed a nucleus of musical regulars on his show. In addition to announcer – sidekick Gene Rayburn, the show featured singers Steve Lawrence (who was only seventeen when he began singing on Allen's local show), Eydie Gormé (who subsequently married Steve Lawrence), Andy Williams (who later hosted several series of his own), and Pat Marshall (who was succeeded by Pat Kirby).  Skitch Henderson led the Orchestra.                                       
#13163: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1957-04-20, NBC, 12 min.
Steve Allen, Mickey Rooney, Joey Forman, Muppets

June 24, 1956-December 27, 1961.
The multi-talented Steve Allen- musician, composer, singer, comedian,author- was the star of this live weekly variety series that bore a strong resemblance to his informal, late-night Tonight! Show. Although the program had elements of music and serious aspects, comedy was far and away its major component. Steve had with him one of the most versatile and talented collections of improvisational comics ever assembled. Among the features that were used at one time or another on a semi-regular basis were: "Letters to the Editor," "The Allen Report to the Nation," "Mad-Libs," "Crazy Shots," "Where Are They Now," "The Question Man," "The Allen Bureau of Standards," and "The Allen All Stars." The most frequently used feature, and by far the most memorable was the "Man on the Street Interview." It was here that the comics on the show developed their best-remembered characters: Louis Nye as suave, smug Gordon Hathaway, Tom Poston as the man who can't remember his own name, Skitch Henderson as Sidney Ferguson, Don Knotts as the extremely nervous and fidgety Mr. Morrison, Pat Harrington as Italian golf pro Guido Panzini, and Bill Dana as shy Jose Jimenez.    

Steve Allen's guests are Mickey Rooney and Joey Forman and The Muppets.                                                                             
#13163A: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1957-04-20, NBC, 12 min.
Steve Allen, Sammy Davis Jr., Will Mastin Trio

June 24, 1956-December 27, 1961.
The multi-talented Steve Allen- musician, composer, singer, comedian,author- was the star of this live weekly variety series that bore a strong resemblance to his informal, late-night Tonight! Show. Although the program had elements of music and serious aspects, comedy was far and away its major component. Steve had with him one of the most versatile and talented collections of improvisational comics ever assembled. Among the features that were used at one time or another on a semi-regular basis were: "Letters to the Editor," "The Allen Report to the Nation," "Mad-Libs," "Crazy Shots," "Where Are They Now," "The Question Man," "The Allen Bureau of Standards," and "The Allen All Stars." The most frequently used feature, and by far the most memorable was the "Man on the Street Interview." It was here that the comics on the show developed their best-remembered characters: Louis Nye as suave, smug Gordon Hathaway, Tom Poston as the man who can't remember his own name, Skitch Henderson as Sidney Ferguson, Don Knotts as the extremely nervous and fidgety Mr. Morrison, Pat Harrington as Italian golf pro Guido Panzini, and Bill Dana as shy Jose Jimenez.    

Steve Allen's guests are the Will Mastin Trio with Sammy Davis Jr.                                                                                         
#13200: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1957-06-30, NBC, 22 min.
Steve Allen, George Jessel, Bob Hope, Jimmy Walker

Commercials included in this TV Audio Air Check are, Jergens Woodbury beauty bar, Crosley and Bandix Home Appliances, Crosley radio and Television, and Viceroy Cigarettes.
June 24, 1956-December 27, 1961. The multi-talented Steve Allen- musician, composer, singer, comedian,author- was the star of this live weekly variety series that bore a strong resemblance to his informal, late-night Tonight! Show. Although the program had elements of music and serious aspects, comedy was far and away its major component. Steve had with him one of the most versatile and talented collections of improvisational comics ever assembled. Among the features that were used at one time or another on a semi-regular basis were: "Letters to the Editor," "The Allen Report to the Nation," "Mad-Libs," "Crazy Shots," "Where Are They Now," "The Question Man," "The Allen Bureau of Standards," and "The Allen All Stars." The most frequently used feature, and by far the most memorable, was the "Man on the Street Interview." It was here that the comics on the show developed their best-remembered characters: Louis Nye as suave, smug Gordon Hathaway, Tom Poston as the man who can't remember his own name, Skitch Henderson as Sidney Ferguson, Don Knotts as the extremely nervous and fidgety Mr Morrison, Pat Harrington as Italian golf pro Guido Panzini, and Bill Dana as shy Jose Jimenez. Steve's guests are Bob Hope, George Jessel, and former New York City Mayor Jimmy Walker (on film). A tribute is given to Walker.
#13203: MIKE WALLACE INTERVIEW, THE
1957-07-07, ABC, 25 min.
Steve Allen, Mike Wallace

April 28th, 1957-September 14th, 1958-ABC

A half-hour interview series with host Mike Wallace.

Mike Wallace interviews Steve Allen. Topics include his feud with Ed Sullivan, ratings, and programming. He comments on American journalist Westbrook Pegler, and Eddie Cantor. 
                                                               
#13213: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1957-09-15, NBC, 9 min.
Don Knotts, Steve Allen, Eddie Fisher, Ralph Edwards, John Payne, George Gobel, Gisele McKenzie, Tennessee Ernie Ford

 June 24, 1956-December 27, 1961.
The multi-talented Steve Allen- musician, composer, singer, comedian, author- was the star of this live weekly variety series that bore a strong resemblance to his informal, late-night Tonight! Show. Although the program had elements of music and serious aspects, comedy was far and away its major component. Steve had with him one of the most versatile and talented collections of improvisational comics ever assembled. Among the features that were used at one time or another on a semi-regular basis were: "Letters to the Editor," "The Allen Report to the Nation," "Mad-Libs," "Crazy Shots," "Where Are They Now," "The Question Man," "The Allen Bureau of Standards," and "The Allen All Stars." The most frequently used feature, and by far the most memorable was the "Man on the Street Interview." It was here that the comics on the show developed their best-remembered characters: Louis Nye as suave, smug Gordon Hathaway, Tom Poston as the man who can't remember his own name, Skitch Henderson as Sidney Ferguson, Don Knotts as the extremely nervous and fidgety Mr Morrison, Pat Harrington as Italian golf pro Guido Panzini, and Bill Dana as shy Jose Jimenez.      

Guests include Tennessee Ernie Ford, John Payne, Gisele McKenzie, Eddie Fisher, and George Gobel. A preview of the 1957 Fall season on NBC.                                                         
#9467: TEXACO COMMAND APPEARANCE
1957-09-19, NBC, 50 min.
Steve Allen, Rudy Vallee, Ed Wynn, Keenan Wynn, Beatrice Lillie, Jack Palance, Alfred Drake, Janet Blair, Jill Corey, Rod Alexander, Billie Burke, Mimi Benzell

    A special tribute to Ed Wynn who has been in show business for 55 years. To celebrate Wynn's long career, which has recently enjoyed a rebirth, Alfred Drake emcees a one our salute originating in New York and Hollywood. This is the first in a series of such salutes to be spotted occasionally during the 1957-1958 television season.

NOTE: Unlike seasons past, when one shot TV events were televised and called "spectaculars" NBC will use the word "special" related to any show not aired on a regular basis.          
#7432: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1958-03-23, NBC, 00 min.
Louis Nye, Don Knotts, Steve Allen, Bill Dana, Skitch Henderson, Anita Ekberg, Tom Poston, Pat Harrington

June 24, 1956-December 27, 1961.
The multi-talented Steve Allen- musician, composer, singer, comedian,author- was the star of this live weekly variety series that bore a strong resemblance to his informal, late-night Tonight! Show. Although the program had elements of music and serious aspects, comedy was far and away its major component. Steve had with him one of the most versatile and talented collections of improvisational comics ever assembled. Among the features that were used at one time or another on a semi-regular basis were: "Letters to the Editor," "The Allen Report to the Nation," "Mad-Libs," "Crazy Shots," "Where Are They Now," "The Question Man," "The Allen Bureau of Standards," and "The Allen All Stars." The most frequently used feature, and by far the most memorable, was the "Man on the Street Interview." It was here that the comics on the show developed their  best-remembered characters: Louis Nye as suave, smug Gordon Hathaway, Tom Poston as the man who can't remember his own name, Skitch Henderson as Sidney Ferguson, Don Knotts as the extremely nervous and fidgety Mr Morrison, Pat Harrington as Italian golf pro Guido Panzini, and Bill Dana as shy Jose Jimenez.    

                                               
#13287: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1958-05-25, NBC, 00 min.
Steve Allen, Van Cliburn

June 24, 1956-December 27, 1961.
The multi-talented Steve Allen- musician, composer, singer, comedian,author- was the star of this live weekly variety series that bore a strong resemblance to his informal, late-night Tonight! Show. Although the program had elements of music and serious aspects, comedy was far and away its major component. Steve had with him one of the most versatile and talented collections of improvisational comics ever assembled. Among the features that were used at one time or another on a semi-regular basis were: "Letters to the Editor," "The Allen Report to the Nation," "Mad-Libs," "Crazy Shots," "Where Are They Now," "The Question Man," "The Allen Bureau of Standards," and "The Allen All Stars." The most frequently used feature, and by far the most memorable, was the "Man on the Street Interview." It was here that the comics on the show developed their best-remembered characters: Louis Nye as suave, smug Gordon Hathaway, Tom Poston as the man who can't remember his own name, Skitch Henderson as Sidney Ferguson, Don Knotts as the extremely nervous and fidgety Mr Morrison, Pat Harrington as Italian golf pro Guido Panzini, and Bill Dana as shy Jose Jimenez.    

Guest is pianist Van Cliburn, back from Russia after winning the Gold Medal.                                                          
#7433: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1958-09-21, NBC, 00 min.
Louis Nye, Don Knotts, Steve Allen, Bill Dana, Milton Berle, Skitch Henderson, Tom Poston, Gene Barry, Pat Harrington

June 24, 1956-December 27, 1961.
The multi-talented Steve Allen- musician, composer, singer, comedian,author- was the star of this live weekly variety series that bore a strong resemblance to his informal, late-night Tonight! Show. Although the program had elements of music and serious aspects, comedy was far and away its major component. Steve had with him one of the most versatile and talented collections of improvisational comics ever assembled. Among the features that were used at one time or another on a semi-regular basis were: "Letters to the Editor," "The Allen Report to the Nation," "Mad-Libs," "Crazy Shots," "Where Are They Now," "The Question Man," "The Allen Bureau of Standards," and "The Allen All Stars." The most frequently used feature, and by far the most memorable, was the "Man on the Street Interview." It was here that the comics on the show developed their  best-remembered characters: Louis Nye as suave, smug Gordon Hathaway, Tom Poston as the man who can't remember his own name, Skitch Henderson as Sidney Ferguson, Don Knotts as the extremely nervous and fidgety Mr Morrison, Pat Harrington as Italian golf pro Guido Panzini, and Bill Dana as shy Jose Jimenez.    

                                                            
#7240: "PETER POTTER'S JUKEBOX JURY"
1958-09-25, WNTA, 00 min.
Steve Allen, Jane Powell, George Gobel, Peter Potter, Suzanne Alexander, Lizabeth Scott

Los Angeles Deejay Peter Potter hosted this 1958-1959 revival series (syndicated in 1953, the show had a brief network run on KNXT, ABC-TV, and later on KRCA, Los Angeles, 1955-1957). Celebrities predict if a new song will be a hit by just listening to the complete song. Celebrity panel for this show included Steve Allen, Jane Powell, George Gobel, Lizabeth Scott and hostess Suzanne Alexander. New songs voted on include Philip Crosby's "The Ball Of Love", Nat King Cole's "Non Dimenticar", and Paul Hampton's "The Longer I Love You." A Canada Dry club soda commercial is heard.            
#7325: PAT BOONE CHEVY SHOWROOM, THE
1958-11-27, ABC, 00 min.
Steve Allen, Pat Boone

October 3rd, 1957-June 23rd, 1960.

Singer Pat Boone hosted this half-hour ABC variety series, featuring top-name guest stars. Sponsored by Chevrolet.                                        
#7434: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1959-02-15, NBC, 00 min.
Steve Allen, Debbie Reynolds, Frank Gorshin, Tony Curtis, David Nelson, Ray Anthony, Terry Gibbs, Edward Byrnes, Diane Maxwell, Sandra Dee, David Ladd

Steve Allen Presents The Hollywood Merit Awards.                                 
#13338: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1959-04-12, NBC, min.
Steve Allen, George Jessel

June 24, 1956-June December 27, 1961 (NBC, ABC).

The multi-talented Steve Allen- musician, composer, singer, comedian,author- was the star of this live weekly variety series that bore a strong resemblance to his informal, late-night Tonight! Show. Although the program had elements of music and serious aspects, comedy was far and away its major component. Steve had with him one of the most versatile and talented collections of improvisational comics ever assembled. Among the features that were used at one time or another on a semi-regular basis were: "Letters to the Editor," "The Allen Report to the Nation," "Mad-Libs," "Crazy Shots," "Where Are They Now," "The Question Man," "The Allen Bureau of Standards," and "The Allen All Stars." The most frequently used feature, and by far the most memorable was the "Man on the Street Interview." It was here that the comics on the show developed their best-remembered characters: Louis Nye as suave, smug Gordon Hathaway, Tom Poston as the man who can't remember his own name, Skitch Henderson as Sidney Ferguson, Don Knotts as the extremely nervous and fidgety Mr. Morrison, Pat Harrington as Italian golf pro Guido Panzini, and Bill Dana as shy Jose Jimenez.    

George Jessel is the guest.                                                                                                      
#2: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1959-06-07, WNBC, 5 min.
Steve Allen, Ingemar Johansson

Steve Allen clowns around with heavyweight champion Ingemar Johansson.
#13423: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1960-05-16, NBC, min.
Steve Allen, Bill Dana

June 24, 1956-December 27, 1961.
The multi-talented Steve Allen- musician, composer, singer, comedian,author- was the star of this live weekly variety series that bore a strong resemblance to his informal, late-night Tonight! Show. Although the program had elements of music and serious aspects, comedy was far and away its major component. Steve had with him one of the most versatile and talented collections of improvisational comics ever assembled. Among the features that were used at one time or another on a semi-regular basis were: "Letters to the Editor," "The Allen Report to the Nation," "Mad-Libs," "Crazy Shots," "Where Are They Now," "The Question Man," "The Allen Bureau of Standards," and "The Allen All Stars." The most frequently used feature, and by far the most memorable was the "Man on the Street Interview." It was here that the comics on the show developed their best-remembered characters: Louis Nye as suave, smug Gordon Hathaway, Tom Poston as the man who can't remember his own name, Skitch Henderson as Sidney Ferguson, Don Knotts as the extremely nervous and fidgety Mr. Morrison, Pat Harrington as Italian golf pro Guido Panzini, and Bill Dana as shy Jose Jimenez.    

Steve Allen's guest is Bill Dana, (Jose Jimenez)                                                                                   
#28: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1960-05-30, WNBC, 53 min.
Louis Nye, Don Knotts, Steve Allen, Jonathan Winters, Phil Harris, Patrice Munsel, Pat Harrington Jr., Bill Dana, Gabe Dell

Steve Allen's guests include Jonathan Winters, Phil Harris, Patrice Munsel, and regulars Louis Nye, Pat Harrington Jr., Bill Dana, Don Knotts and Gabe Dell.
#13434: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE (STEVE ALLEN PLYMOUTH SHOW, THE)
1960-05-31, NBC, min.
Dayton Allen, Don Knotts, Steve Allen, Jonathan Winters, Phil Harris, Pat Harrington Jr., Bill Dana, Gabe Dell, Tom Poston

June 24, 1956-December 27, 1961.
The multi-talented Steve Allen- musician, composer, singer, comedian,author- was the star of this live weekly variety series that bore a strong resemblance to his informal, late-night Tonight! Show. Although the program had elements of music and serious aspects, comedy was far and away its major component. Steve had with him one of the most versatile and talented collections of improvisational comics ever assembled. Among the features that were used at one time or another on a semi-regular basis were: "Letters to the Editor," "The Allen Report to the Nation," "Mad-Libs," "Crazy Shots," "Where Are They Now," "The Question Man," "The Allen Bureau of Standards," and "The Allen All Stars." The most frequently used feature, and by far the most memorable was the "Man on the Street Interview." It was here that the comics on the show developed their best-remembered characters: Louis Nye as suave, smug Gordon Hathaway, Tom Poston as the man who can't remember his own name, Skitch Henderson as Sidney Ferguson, Don Knotts as the extremely nervous and fidgety Mr. Morrison, Pat Harrington as Italian golf pro Guido Panzini, and Bill Dana as shy Jose Jimenez.    

Guests are Phil Harris, Jonathan Winters, and Bill (Jose Jimenez) Dana. Final first run show of the current season, and final show and affiliation with NBC television.                                                                                                                   
#29: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1960-06-06, WNBC, 56 min.
Louis Nye, Dayton Allen, Don Knotts, Steve Allen, Pat Harrington Jr., Bill Dana, Gabe Dell, Mort Sahl, Diana Dors, Jayne Meadows

Steve Allen's guests include Diana Dors, Mort Sahl, Jayne Meadows and regulars Louie Nye, Don Knotts, Pat Harrington Jr., Gabe Dell, Dayton Allen and Bill Dana. Everyone bids farewell on this final live show of the four year series.
#13544: ACADEMY AWARDS CEREMONY 33RD ANNUAL, THE
1961-04-17, ABC, min.
Steve Allen, Billy Wilder, Bobby Darin, William Wyler, Shirley Jones, Bob Hope, Tony Randall, Tony Curtis, Greer Garson, Burt Lancaster, Shirley Temple, Yul Brynner, Janet Leigh, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Jayne Meadows, Tony Martin, Cyd Charisse, Jimmy Stewart, Gina Lollobrigida, Tina Louise, Sandra Dee, Kitty Carlisle, Eric Johnson, Hugh Griffin, Moss Hart

Bob Hope is the host for the 33rd Annual Academy Award ceremonies telecast from the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. This was the first time that ABC television broadcasted the awards. "The Apartment" took the award for best picture, Elizabeth Taylor won the best actress award for her performance in "Butterfield 8", Best actor award went to Burt Lancaster for "Elmer Gantry," Billy Wilder won best director award for "The Apartment," and Shirley Jones took best supporting actress for "Elmer Gantry."                                                
#10074: FRAIR'S ROAST FOR MERVYN LEROY
1961-10-22, CBS, 90 min.
Jack Benny, Steve Allen, George Jessel, James Stewart, Polly Bergen, Dean Martin, George Burns, Greer Garson, Lana Turner, Sammy Cahn, Nat King Cole, Mervyn Leroy, Walter OMalley, J.D. Stewart

CBS radio coverage of the Frair's Roast for director Mervyn Leroy. 

Roastmaster: George Jessel.     
#147: NEW STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1961-11-22, WABC, 27 min.
Louis Nye, Steve Allen, Bill Dana, The Smothers Brothers

Guests are the Smothers Brothers, who are joined by regulars Louis Nye and Bill Dana.
#907: BOB HOPE SHOW, THE
1962-01-24, WNBC, 56 min.
Steve Allen, Jack Paar, Bob Hope, Sid Melton, Robert Strauss, Joanie Sommers, Joan Collins

Bob's guests for this, his third special of the 1961-62 season are Jack Paar, Steve Allen, Joan Collins, Joanie Sommers, Robert Strauss and Sid Melton.
#221: ED SULLIVAN SHOW, THE: 14TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW
1962-06-24, WCBS, 24 min.
Jack Benny, Steve Allen, Phil Silvers, Ed Sullivan, Johnny Carson, Jack Carter, Kathyrn Murray, Kate Smith, Ray Bloch, Lucille Ball

Steve Allen, Kathyrn Murray, Jack Carter, Phil Silvers, Jack Benny, Kate Smith, Johnny Carson, and Lucille Ball honor "Mr. Stoneface," Ed Sullivan. Orchestra leader Ray Bloch joins in the tribute.
#13689: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1962-06-25, SYN, 4 min.
Steve Allen

June 25th, 1962-1964 (Syndicated)

A daily ninety-minute talk show hosted by Steve Allen and sponsored by Westinghouse. Steve Allen's free wheeling 90 minute talk show for Westinghouse was a combination of talk, variety and Steve playing the piano. He had very much free reign and many consider this period of time Steve's best at creating a very relaxed variety show, sprinkled with political and social relevant issues included.

In many markets this syndicated series was scheduled opposite THE TONIGHT SHOW that Allen had started eight years earlier giving way to successors, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson. 

This is the premiere broadcast. 

NOTE: This audio air check was microphone recorded containing a slight hum. Overall sound is very good. It contains the complete opening by the announcer, followed by an incomplete opening comedy monologue by Steve Allen.                                       
#13706: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1962-07-12, SYN, min.
Steve Allen

June 25th, 1962-1964 (Syndicated)

A daily ninety-minute talk show hosted by Steve Allen. Sponsored by Westinghouse. 

                                      
#226: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1962-07-19, WPIX, 19 min.
Louis Nye, Steve Allen

Louis Nye guest stars and there is also a "Letter To The Editor" segment.
#271: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1962-09-25, WPIX, 30 min.
Dayton Allen, Steve Allen, Gabe Dell

Guests are Gabe Dell who does his famous Dracula impersonation and Dayton Allen. Steve Allen makes a phone call to an audience member's mother.
#13802: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1962-09-30, SYN, min.
Steve Allen

June 25th, 1962-1964 (Syndicated)

A daily ninety-minute talk show hosted by Steve Allen and sponsored by Westinghouse. 

Host: Steve Allen.                         
#277: STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE
1962-10-05, WPIX, 4 min.
Steve Allen, Gabe Dell

Gabe Dell as Dracula makes a telephone call to a man who has taken out an ad to rent a room.
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