Admiral Broadway Revue

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


109540. Admiral Broadway Revue. February 18, 1949. WNBT-TV/WABD-TV, New York City simulcast, audio + video. Sponsored by: Admiral appliances (commercials deleted). The revue is titled, What's News?" Sid portrays a caveman and the a World War II pilot ("Wings Over Bomingschissel"). Imogene dances as a ballerina. Mary sings, "Ten Cents A Dance." Very good kinescope video. Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Mary McCarty, Marge Champion, Gower Champion, Max Liebman (producer, director), Bobby Van, Roy Atwell, James Starbuck, Ronnie Cunningham, Tom Avera, Judson Laire, Kenneth Remo, Boris Runanin, George Reich, Barbara Cole, Charles Sanford (conductor). 53:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

109541. Admiral Broadway Revue. March 18, 1949. WNBT-TV/WABD-TV, New York City simulcast, audio + video. Sponsored by: Admiral appliances (commercials deleted). The revue is titled, "World Cruise." Sid Caesar appears as, "The Son Of The Son Of The Son Of The Sheik" and as a bullfighter. Imogene appears as a French chanteuse. Sid does his own version of, "Zero Hour," as performed in London and then as performed in Paris. Very good kinescope video. Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Mary McCarty, Marge Champion, Gower Champion, Max Liebman (writer, producer, director), Earl Wrightson, Phyllis Claire, Roy Atwell, Sidney Smith, Ronnie Cunningham, Charles Sanford (conductor), Mel Tolkin (writer), Lucille Kallen (writer). 54:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

109544. Admiral Broadway Revue. April 1, 1949. WNBT-TV/WABD-TV, New York City simulcast, audio + video. Sponsored by: Admiral appliances (commercials deleted). The revue is titled, "This Time Of Year." Imogene visits the bookstore run by Sid. Sid surveys romance through the ages and starts with a cave-man meeting a cave-woman. A superb bit of comedy. Someone sings a very creditable, "Bell Song" (Betty Anne Grove?). Mary appears as a hypochondriac. Marge and Gower Champion dance with others of the corps in a ballet, dressed as hobos. They would repeat this dance on the program of June 2, 1949 (see cat. #109547). Salici's Puppets prove quite a surprise. Have you even seen a puppet light a cigarette and actually smoke it? Excellent kinescope video. Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Mary McCarty, Marge Champion, Gower Champion, Max Liebman (writer, producer, director), Salici's Puppets, Roy Atwell, Betty Anne Grove, Charles Sanford (conductor), Sidney Smith, Tom Avera, Mel Tolkin (wrtier), Lucille Kallen (writer). 55:04. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

109542. Admiral Broadway Revue. April 8, 1949. WNBT-TV/WABD-TV, New York City simulcast, audio + video. Sponsored by: Admiral appliances (commercials deleted). The revue is titled, "Hollywood." Sid and the cast are filming a melodrama. Howard Morris appears to possibly be one of the performers, but receives no billing. Marge and Gower Champion do a dance as a married couple shopping for chairs (what does this have to do with Hollywood?). Imogene sings (and dances!) in a suit of armor. Sid and Mary appear as vaudevillians. Sid is featured in a gem of comedy called, "The Case Of Mike Shlemp" (although the name changes as the skit goes on). It's a great performance by Sid as a pneumatic concrete driller who becomes a movie star. The sound effects from Sid's mouth are worth the price of admission. Imogene then performs surgery on an unwilling victim. Sid Caesar leaves the stage 12 minutes before the end of the program and is not seen or mentioned again. Four minutes before the end of the program, Milton Berle (who received no billing) walks onto the show, does a comedy routine and promotes a TV program that he's going to be doing tomorrow. He calls it a, "Radio Marathon" for the Damon Runyon Cancer Fund and that he will be on camera for 24 hours. In fact, he's announcing the world's first "Telethon" which actually ran 16 hours and raised over $1 million dollars. Very good to excellent kinescope video. Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Mary McCarty, Marge Champion, Gower Champion, Max Liebman (writer, producer, director), Kenneth Remo, Sidney Smith ("Sydney Smith" on the crawl), Tom Avera, Ronnie Cunningham, Charles Sanford (conductor), Milton Berle, Mel Tolkin (writer), Lucille Kallen (writer), Howard Morris (?). 54:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

109543. Admiral Broadway Revue. April 15, 1949. WNBT-TV/WABD-TV, New York City simulcast, audio + video. Sponsored by: Admiral appliances (commercials deleted). The revue is titled, "April Sun." Mary sings, "Doin' A Boogie Woogie Minuet," demonstrates different types of girl singers in a nightclub and sings, "A Letter To Gene Kelly." Imogene does her unique ballet to, "Swan Lake." It cements her reputation as a great comedieene. Sid is a robber in a French hat shop, but when he sings the story of Cyrano de Bergerac (yes, he sings the story) and then takes out a saxophone and plays it marvelously to accompany himself, you aprreciate the comedic genius he was. During "Nonentities In The News," he portrays a window washer who cleans the top of ther Empire State Building. The show ends with a full cast tribute to sunrise on Easter morning. Very good to excellent kinescope video. Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Mary McCarty, Marge Champion, Gower Champion, Max Liebman (writer, producer, director), Marilyn Day, Sidney Smith, Tom Avera, Johnny Mack, Ronnie Cunningham, Kenneth Remo, Charles Sanford (conductor), Mel Tolkin (writer), Lucille Kallen (writer), Howard Morris (?), Dave Starbuck (dancer). 55:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

109545. Admiral Broadway Revue. April 29, 1949. WNBT-TV/WABD-TV, New York City simulcast, audio + video. Sponsored by: Admiral appliances. The revue is titled, "Sing In The New Day." Sid is a desheveled and very disagreeable waiter in a restaurant. "Sharkey The Seal" gives a superb performance...for a seal. If you've never actually seen a performing seal, this is about as good as it gets. Don't miss the brief bit where "Sharkey" imitates a New York politician! Marge and Gower do, "Songs, Dances and Snappy Patter." Note the writing on the set's window. It says (backwards), "Eaves Costume Company," which actually did the costumes for the show. The head milliner at Eaves at that time was Rachel Galitz (maternal grandmother of J. David Goldin). After an elaborate, live middle commercial, Sid appears as an Italian film director (and speaks in perfect gibberish Italian), and then in gibberish French and gibberish Russian. He's very funny. Imogene rents a haunted house, with the assistance of "Sharkey The Seal." Sid shows, "How Men Look Getting Up In The Morning." Marge and Gower dance, "The Story Of Jesse James," which is sung by Dick Culver. Mary McCarty is out sick. Howard Morris appears as an unbilled straightman as Imogene Coca shows us how "flappers" flapped. The entire cast comes out for a bow at the end of the show. Note the gent in the handlebar moustache...and how Sharkey The Seal steals the scene. Excellent kinescope video. Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Marge Champion, Gower Champion, Max Liebman (writer, producer, director), Sidney Smith, Sharkey The Seal, Kenneth Remo, Dick Culver, Beverly Janis, Tom Avera, Mel Tolkin (writer), Lucille Kallen (writer), Charles Sanford (conductor), Howard Morris, Rachel Galitz (milliner). 59:51. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

109546. Admiral Broadway Revue. May 27, 1949. WNBT-TV/WABD-TV, New York City simulcast, audio + video. Sponsored by: Admiral appliances (commercials deleted). The revue is titled, "Hotel Paradise." Sid is the "First Chef" and speaks perfect gibberish Italian. Don't miss his recipe for chicken soup. Howard Morris assists in pantomime. Vic Hyde, who claims to be the mayor of Niles, Michigan, plays a solo cornet, three trumpets and then four bugles (?) while twirling a baton. Sid and Imogene at the movies. Imogene sings, "That Old Black Magic" while doing elementary magic tricks. "Mata and Hari" dance a, "Sports Newsreel." Sid appears in one as an expectant father in the waiting room. The cast dances, "Indian Legend," with Imogene Coca as Pocahantas. Television doesn't get much better. Excellent kinescope video. Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Mary McCarty, Marge Champion, Mata and Hari, Max Liebman (writer, producer, director), Howard Morris, Sidney Smith, Bobby Lane and Claire, Vic Hyde, James Starbuck, George Reich, Frank Waldecker, Tom Avera, Frank Wagner, Mel Tolkin (writer), Lucille Kallen (writer), Charles Sanford (conductor). 55:10. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

109547. Admiral Broadway Revue. June 2, 1949. WNBT-TV/WABD-TV, New York City simulcast, audio + video. Sponsored by: Admiral appliances. The revue is titled, "Encore: An All-Request Show" and is the last show of the series. Presumably, all the performances had been seen on the program previously. Sid loses his check in a restaurant and also portrays French and Russian film directors. He later gives a verbal decription of a boxing match. Imogene gives her impression of, "The Afternoon Of A Faun," a fashion show ("Fur Fashions On Parade") and a lady surgeon. Marge and Gower Champion again perform their dance about hobos, "The Freightyard Ballet" (see cat. #109544). Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Mary McCarty, Marge Champion, Gower Champion, Max Liebman (writer, producer, director), William Archibald (dancer), Ruth Mata (as "Mata and Hari"), Eugene Hari (as "Mata and Hari"), Mata and Hari, Howard Morris, Louis Nye, James Starbuck, Olsen and Joy, Sidney Smith, Kenneth Remo, Frank Waldecker, Tom Avera, Dorothy Scott, George Reich, Charles Sanford (conductor). 1:00:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

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