The Tony Martin Show

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The Tony Martin Show
Format Music
Starring Tony Martin (host)
Country of origin  United States
Production
Producer(s) Bud Yorkin
Running time 15 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original run April 26, 1954 – February 27, 1956
Chronology
Related shows

The Dinah Shore Show

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The Tony Martin Show is a 15-minute weekly musical variety television series hosted by entertainer Tony Martin, which aired in NBC prime time from April 26, 1954, to February 27, 1956. It was produced by Bud Yorkin and featured the singing group The Interludes and the Hal Bourne and David Rose orchestras, the latter affiliated with The Red Skelton Show.[1]

Martin began each episode with a song at 7:30 p.m. Eastern on Mondays. Then he chatted with a celebrity guest and urged viewers to remain for the 15-minute nightly newcast, which followed his program.[2] At times, Martin performed popular tunes, such as "Secret Love", "All of You", "All the Things You Are", "Here, "There's No Tomorrow", and "Rainy Day".[1]

The first two episodes were filmed in New York City, but then the program shifted to Los Angeles, California, for the remaining segments. Singers Margaret Whiting and Dinah Shore each appeared as guest stars.[1]Shore had her own 15-minute program on NBC from 1951 to 1956, after which she launced the one-hour Dinah Shore Chevy Show.

"Our Waltz" served as the series theme song.[3]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The Tony Martin Show". Classic Television Archives. Retrieved September 18, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Tony Martin". nndb.com. Retrieved September 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ "The Tony Martin Show (music)". classicthemes.com. Retrieved September 18, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Public domain episode of "The Tony Martin Show" at the Internet Archive