Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Hey pallies, likes today is 'nother great day in the life and times of our most beloved Dino! From a new-to-ilovedinomartin source, "This Was Television" (clicks on tag of this post to goes there, we learn that it was on this very day in 1954 that our Dino and his partner Jerry headlined what would be known as "The Ed Sullivan Show."
Mr. Ed was certainly in the know in pickin' our great man and his pallie to kick off his television variety hour first known as "The Toast Of The Town." Likes as you will read below, Martin and Lewis and Rogers and Hammerstein were the featured artiste on that first viewin' with Sullivan....the top comedy duo of likes forever with the top musical comedy duo of all times.
Cool to find 'nother great blog reference to keeps learnin' that Dino-history. Thanks to the pallies at "This Was Television" for honorin' our Dino in this way. When I have a few gonna haves likes to explore this pad to see what other Dino-knowledge we can gain. Dino-learnin', DMP
This Was Television On June 20
1948: The Ed Sullivan Show debuts
Though it was originally called Toast of the Town, the legendary variety program was informally referred to by its more common name long before officially adopting it in 1955. Sullivan himself had no prior TV experience, having worked as a theater and entertainment columnist in New York. During the show’s 23-year run on CBS, it became one of the central cultural touchstones of 20th century America. The first “really big show” featured the comic stylings of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, along with Rogers & Hammerstein previewing the score of their soon-to-open new show South Pacific.
Not only did Sullivan help introduce America to acts including Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and The Jackson 5, he also shattered Humphrey Bogart’s then-record by inspiring over 15,000 terrible impressions by stand-up comics in a single year. -A.D.