Hi everybody, At the 10th of March 1957 Lana Turner was the guest at The Bob Hope Chevy Show. A variety program hosted by Bob Hope. Bubbly guests and skits make this show a delight. This was one of Lana’s best yet TV apearances. She did a skit called “Playhouse 180” (a play on the popular Playhouse 90 drama series) with Bob Hope and Wally Cox. Lana played a woman whose long-lost husband (Bob) returns on the very day she has married another man (Wally). Here is the video:
At the end of the show she also did another routine with Bob. She sang (not dubbed) and danced a funny number about what a star like her demands for a television appearance, including Clare Booth Luce to write the script and Fred Astaire instead of Bob as her dancing partner. One joke: “How did you happen to pick my show for your first TV appearance?” Bob asks. I called up your last two guest stars, Ginger Rogers and Betty Grable, and I asked them about you.” “And what did they say?” “What’s the difference? I’m here anyway!” And here is the video:
Network: NBC Date: 10 March 1957, Sunday 9-10 pm Running Time: 59 min. Color: Black and White Genre: Comedy/Variety
Credits: Jack Hope … Producer Jack Shea … Director Charles Lee, Bill Larkin, Mort Lachman, Lester White, John Rapp … Writer Jack Baker … Choreographer Bob Hope … Host Charley Cooley, Jack Pepper, Sunny Boyne, Duke Johnson, Hy Averback … Cast Jenkins, Gordon, and His Orchestra … Music Group Lana Turner … Special Guest, Rosemary Clooney … Singer, Guest, Wally Cox … Guest
Hi everybody, Today I will tell you more about the “Whats My Line?” program. Lana Turner was the mystery guest in this program at the 22nd of March 1959 and at the 27th of Febr. 1966. What’s My Line? is a panel game show that originally ran in the United States on the CBS Television Network from 1950 to 1967, with several international versions and subsequent U.S. revivals. The game requires celebrity panelists to question a contestant in order to determine his or her occupation, i.e., “line [of work],” with panelists being called on to identify a weekly celebrity “mystery guest” with specificity. It is the longest-running U.S. primetime network television game-show. Moderated by John Daly, What’s My Line? won three Emmy Awards for “Best Quiz or Audience Participation Show” in 1952, 1953, and 1958 and the Golden Globe for Best TV Show in 1962.
Lana had a lot of fun doing this. It was one of her favorite shows and in the 1959 show, she also got the opportunity to promote her “Imitation Of Life” movie. Here are photos and the video from the 22nd of March 1959:
The panel from 1959 was: Arlene Francis, Mel Ferrer, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf.
In the 1966 show both the Supremes and Lana Turner were mystery guests. Lana also had the opportunity to promote her “Madame X” movie, which was her first and only movie that got a world première. Here are photos and the video from the 27th of Febr. 1966:
The panel from 1966 was: Arlene Francis, Digby Wolfe, Suzy Knickerbocker (Aileen Mehle), Bennett Cerf.
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