A Tribute To Irving Berlin

Copyright 2016, J. David Goldin

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22121. A Tribute To Irving Berlin. August 3, 1938. CBS net. Sustaining. The program originates from the Columbia Playhouse in New York. Described as a "tribute," the program heavily plugs Irving Berlin's new film "Alexander's Ragtime Band." Walter Winchell introduces the program in his unique style. Ethel Merman sings "Heat Wave." Al Jolson and Irving Berlin sing a duet to "Mandy." The Three Brox Sisters are introduced as singing for the first time in seventeen years (which wasn't true, they appeared in the 1930 film "The King Of Jazz"). Rudy Vallee appears from the Chicago Theatre, Chicago. Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra broadcast from Hollywood. Guy Lombardo and His Orchestra broadcast from the Starlight Roof of the Hotel Waldorf Astoria, New York City. The broadcast features a radio preview of "Alexander's Ragtime Band" with Ethel Merman (in New York), Alice Faye (from Hollywood) and Tyrone Power. Al Goodman and His Orchestra, Ethel Merman, Al Jolson (m.c.), Irving Berlin, Eddie Cantor, Lew Lehr, The Brox Sisters, Sophie Tucker, Ben Bernie, Walter Winchell, Ted Husing (New York announcer), Rudy Vallee and His Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra, Connie Boswell, Guy Lombardo and The Royal Canadians, Carmen Lombardo (vocal), The Lyn Murray Chorus, Paul Whiteman, Louella Parsons, Darryl F. Zanuck, Alice Faye, Tyrone Power. 1:15:41. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

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