The Bell Telephone Hour: “The Song And Dance Man”
1/16/66 ~ NBC-TV
Hosted by Donald O'Connor with performances by Anthony Newley, Shani Wallis, Janet Blair, Nancy Dussault and The Nicholas Brothers. Highlights of this program which salutes Vaudeville's song and dance man include the following: Anthony Newley and Donald O'Connor perform a Vaudeville song ("Mention My Name In Sheboygan"); Newley describes and O'Connor demonstrates different styles of dance, including clog dance, buck and wing, tap dance, soft shoe, and sand dance; O'Connor and the Nicholas Brothers perform a challenge dance; Newley and Shani Wallis recreate an English music hall routine, including songs "Goodbye Little Yellow Bird," "I Live In Trafalgar Square," and "You Can Do a Lot of Things by the Seaside"; in tribute to Leslie Stuart's creation of the chorus girl in the Floradora sextet, Newley, O'Connor and chorus sing "Tell Me Pretty Maiden"; Janet Blair sings and dances to "Moonlight Bay," "Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow-Wow," and "Charley, My Boy"; O'Connor, Newley, Wallis, and Nancy Dussault perform "Always Leave Them Laughing When You Say Good-Bye," "The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady," "When the Midnight Choo-Choo Leaves for Alabam'," "Remember," "Where Did Robinson Crusoe Go With Friday on Saturday Night," and "Give My Regards to Broadway"; and O'Connor and Newley perform a medley of songs including "For Me and My Gal," "Gonna Build a Mountain," "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries," "Make 'Em Laugh," "The Joker Is Me," and "What Kind of Fool Am I?". In color. 1 hour, includes commercials for Bell Telephone.