GEORGE JESSEL RARITIES - TV SHOWS
George Albert Jessel (3 April 1898 – 23 May 1981), sometimes called "Georgie" Jessel, was an American illustrated song "model," actor, singer, songwriter, and Academy Award-winning movie producer. He was famous in his lifetime as a multitalented comedic entertainer, achieving a level of recognition that transcended his limited roles in movies. He was widely known by his nickname, the "Toastmaster General of the United States," for his frequent role as the master of ceremonies at political and entertainment gatherings.
In the early 1950s he performed on the radio in The George Jessel Show, which became a television show of the same name from 1953 to 1954.
Jessel was the emcee on the short-lived The Comeback Story, a 1954 reality show on ABC in which mostly celebrities shared stories of having overcome adversities in their personal lives. He was replaced as emcee by Arlene Francis, but the program soon folded.
Thereafter, Jessel guest starred on NBC's The Jimmy Durante Show. In 1968 he starred in Here Come The Stars, a syndicated variety show. Jessel also appeared as himself in Valley of the Dolls in 1968.
THIS COLLECTION CONTAINS THESE GEORGE JESSEL RARITIES
George Jessel’s Show Business (1957)
George Jessel Show (1953)
These episodes are in the PUBLIC DOMAIN and were originally transferred from the original films. This does not mean the episodes are pristine, just that they are complete and as originally shown in the 1950’s. The quality varies episode to episode due to the age and condition of the original films.
All episodes were originally recorded off original film prints to VHS then to DVD as each media became available.
This is a custom-made DVD, not available commercially.
DVD comes with a menu with episode titles for easy episode access