Bob Grimes Joseph Today’s post continues our month long series on musical revues of the early ’30s. Irving dropped out of school at the age of 15 and joined a juvenile vaudeville act. This Week in THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT! 1975, Night Gallery Learn how your comment data is processed. This month we’ll be highlighting just a few revues from 1930-1935. Frank He made his feature film debut in 1931, recreating his stage role in Flying High (1930). 1 Episode (1996), Mchale's Navy Jack Whittier Considered the missing link between the Ziegfeld Follies of 1934 and 1936, this jaunty and satirical musical revue marked the first full score collaboration of composer Harold Arlen with lyricist E.Y. 1988, Tucker: The Man And His Dream 8 Episodes (2002-2004), The Manchurian Candidate While the sparkling score remains a testament to the show’s high entertainment value, Life Begins At 8:40‘s real prize was its radiantly eclectic cast, which included Ray Bolger, Brian Donlevy, Luella Gear, Frances Williams, Dixie Dunbar, Esther Junger, and the highlight of the proceedings, Bert Lahr. Wilbur Whateley (Image: CBS)Pay a visit to the family that lives at 1313 Mockingbird Lane. Otto Quartz Stan 1997, John Grisham's The Rainmaker 19 Episodes (1999-2002). (1932), Life Begins At 8:40 (1934), and George White’s Scandals of 1936. 1982, Alsino And The Condor Ricky Parkson 1968, Rapture This is the complete Original Broadway Cast Recording of Beckett’s Waiting For Godot (1955), which was released on LP. (There’s been plenty of Judy on past Wildcard posts, and rest assured, she’ll be back again.) But I think I’ll end today’s post with Luella Gear’s mock torch song, “I Couldn’t Hold My Man.” This is Faith Prince from the 2010 recording. 2 Episodes (1972), Win, Place, Or Steal Take a listen to the lyrics in this 2010 recording. Billy Dr. Kieran Harrington Judge Harvey Hale Also a big song hit was Williams’ wistful “Fun To Be Fooled.” This particular rendition is from 1942 by the soothing Lee Wiley. “Yip” Harburg, who was also assisted in this show by Ira Gershwin. C $20.12. 2 Episodes, Human Highway Is there enough kleenex in the world for this list? THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW (Without Andy Griffith): A Look at MAYBERRY R.F.D. Quantum Leap Photo Credits: Netflix; Pop TV; Robert Viglasky, Hartswood Films; Fred Hayes/Disney+, Fox, PopTV; Bettina Strauss/Netflix; Nicole Rivelli/Amazon, Netflix, Frank Masi/Apple, Disney, Jasper Savage/Hulu; Diyah Pera/CW. Andrew MacBean 1 Episode (1955), Sons And Lovers 1 Episode (1984), Married To The Mob 1996, Naked Souls William Here’s a photograph of Lahr with Beatrice Lillie in The Show Is On (1936). 1962, The Twilight Zone This blog has already covered The Band Wagon (1931), As Thousands Cheer (1933), and Ziegfeld Follies of 1936. 1948, The Boy With Green Hair Ben Dean Stockwell full list of movies and tv shows in theaters, in production and upcoming films. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Dr. Ballard Billy Baxter 1950, Stars In My Crown And tune in tomorrow for more Xena! Jed Joy Come back next Monday for another early ’30s revue! Pingback: This Week in THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT! History | THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT! 1949, The Secret Garden The Ten Best THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES Episodes of Season Seven, The Best of Benny: 1950-51 (LUCKY STRIKE Season Seven), The Ten Best THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES Episodes of Season Six, Capt. Elliot Easterbrook 1992, Son of the Morning Star He found it as the Cowardly Lion in MGM’s iconic The Wizard Of Oz (1939). 1997, Midnight Blue Today, we’re in 1934…. (This is one of my favorite Arlen songs ever!). Because Lahr’s early Broadway career was before the age of cast albums, little audio or visual elements exist of this wild comedian in his prime. Billy Weaver This ‘Cowardly Lion in training’ shone in sketches parodying the sophisticated English drawing room comedies (“Chin Up”), send ups of Noel Coward’s wonderfully shocking Design For Living (“C’est La Vie”), and specialty bits lambasting society recitalists (“Things“). Hollis Dietz ), The biggest hit from the score is probably “You’re A Builder Upper,” which was performed originally Ray Bolger and Dixie Dunbar. Tony "The Tiger" Russo 1945, The Valley Of Decision 1985, Paris, Texas You'll meet the Munsters, a delightful group that isn't monstrous--once you get to know them.Though The Munsters lasted only 2 seasons from 1964-1966, it remains a popular show and an icon of American television. 1987, The Time Guardian This month we’ll be highlighting just a few revues from 1930-1935. Michael 1957, Gun For A Coward 1986, The Legend Of Billie Jean Charles "Chip" Cain Lieutenant Katell Welcome to another Musical Theatre Monday and the start of a new week here on That’s Entertainment! Lawson 1948, The Romance Of Rosy Ridge Mark Whiting Top Rated Seller. Charles Wells 1957, Cattle Drive He returned to the stage to star alongside Ethel Merman in Cole Porter’s Du Barry Was A Lady (1939), and spent the next decade going back and forth between coasts. Will Santee April 7, 1962 TV Guide (ANETA CORSAUT/KATHY NOLAN/JOHN McINTIRE/WAGON TRAIN. Here’s a 1954 Colgate Comedy Hour Production of Cole Porter’s Let’s Face It (1941), which bears little resemblance to the original stage play, but features Vivian Blaine and Gene Nelson (among others)! 2004, Buffalo Soldiers John Kenyon Pat Westall 1960, Compulsion He was a regular television personality in the ’50s, starring in several live musicals, game shows, and even potato chip commercials. 2002, CQ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Download the TV Guide app for iPhone, iPad and Android! Nipper Peter Oak 1999, Living In Peril The show ran for a total of 150 half-hour episodes spanning over five seasons, first in black-and-white, and then in color. 1994, The Player Recorded: 29-06-1939 Cast: Fanny Brice, Frank Morgan, Hanley Stafford, Meredith Wilson, Robert Young, Judy Garland, Bert Lahr, Fred Stone, & Ray Bolger. Paulie Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts. 1976, Columbo Gen. Philip Sheridan Bert Lahr was born Irving Lahrheim in New York City in 1895 to a pair of Jewish German immigrants. 1 Episode (2002), Inferno 1987, Gardens Of Stone 1985, To Kill A Stranger Colin Craven 1 Episode (1970), Werewolf Of Washington 3 Episodes (1991), The Twilight Zone Paul Morel C $26.84. 1988, Hunter Charlie Mason 1946, The Mighty Mcgurk © 2020 TV GUIDE, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. 1 Episode (1962), The Alfred Hitchcock Hour 1977, Won Ton Ton, The Dog Who Saved Hollywood And tune in tomorrow for the best from Season Two of The Mothers-In-Law! Walt Henderson 1998, The Tony Danza Show This blog has already covered The Band Wagon (1931), As Thousands Cheer (1933), and Ziegfeld Follies of 1936. Hacker He had Dan Daly, Bert Lahr, Bob Hope. 1946, The Green Years 2000, They Nest 1945, Anchors Aweigh Brother Cavil 2000, Cold Feet 1959, The Careless Years Your new favorite show is right here. We are blessed to have an exhaustive 2010 recording that brilliantly captures the witty and literate essence of the score. Today’s post continues our month long series on musical revues of the early ’30s. Welcome to a new Wildcard Wednesday! Dr. Wellington Yueh The series was a spin-off of The Andy Griffith Show, and the pilot episode was aired as the season finale of the fourth season of its parent series on May 18, 1964. History | THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT! 1 Episode (1999), Shadow Men John Humperdink Stover Robert Shannon as a child Charlie TV Guide ranks Peak TV's finest offerings, Sign up and add shows to get the latest updates about your favorite shows - Start Now. Detective Carl Strick Welcome to another Musical Theatre Monday and the start of a new week here on That’s Entertainment! Aspiring talent agent Steve Raleigh manages to find funding for his Broadway show from Herman Whipple but Whipple’s wife Caroline stops him from hiring Sally Lee, a new singing star. 1978, Tales of the Unexpected The Andy Griffith Show, episode Helen, the Authoress, originally aired February 27, 1967 1 Episode (2010), Battlestar Galactica 1985, To Live And Die In L.A. 1949, Deep Waters Peter The recording below is by composer Harold Arlen with the Leo Reisman Orchestra. 1997, Air Force One Steve, Sally, and their friends decided to race Stargazer and win a horse race to raise the money. 1 Episode (1977), Tracks 3 Episodes (1991), The Langoliers And of course, we must end with The Wizard Of Oz (1939). 2008, JAG Binghampton Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. He passed away in 1967 during production on The Night They Raided Minsky’s (1968), but his inimitable exuberance and clownish antics will live on forever through the Cowardly Lion. 1950, The Happy Years Howard Hughes 1987, Blue Velvet Here are a few tidbits of trivia about the show that you might enjoy. 1 Episode (1994), Chasers 1982, Wrong Is Right Hade Keough Dave He made his Broadway debut in 1927, and played in several musical comedies over the next decade, including: Hold Everything (1928), Hot-Cha! 2001, The Quickie We started with Ray Bolger and then Jack Haley; today, Bert Lahr! 1972, Mannix 9 Episodes (1997), Ink Archie Carstairs 1945, The Langoliers Edmund Tyrone However, with no original cast recordings available, we are missing the single most important ingredient in bringing the show to life. Bert Lahr was born Irving Lahrheim in New York City in 1895 to a pair of Jewish German immigrants. Here’s a 1939 radio performance that Lahr gave of “If I Were King Of The Forest” on a Maxwell House Good News episode entitled “Behind The Scenes at the Making of The Wizard Of Oz.”. Frank DiMeo (Thelma Lou on the Andy Griffith show) Betty Lynn is probably best known for her portrayal of “Thelma Lou” Barney Fife’s (Don Knotts) girlfriend on the Andy Griffith show. Below is the only existing record of the original cast — a 1935 radio broadcast of Frances Williams singing “Spring Fever.” (I featured this in a Wildcard Wednesday post back in March. Come back next Wednesday for another Wildcard post!

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