Thursday, November 17, 2011

Command Performance 1946

Command Performance was the BIG variety show that went into production almost at the birth of the network.


(from radiogoldindex)  March 14, 1946. Program #215. AFRS origination. June's first tune is, "Give Me The Simple Life." Larry Storch imitates Frank Morgan (without receiving credit). He then imitates Ed Gardner, Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre. Desi Arnaz sings, "Cuban Pete" and an extended arrangement of, "Ba-Balu." Red Skelton appears in, "Never Again" as "Junior, The Mean Widdle Kid." Verna Felton blows a line and stops the show. The recording date above is subject to correction. June Haver (m. c.), Ken Carpenter (announcer), Larry Storch, Desi Arnaz and His Orchestra, Red Skelton, Pat McGeehan, Verna Felton.