JIMMY DURANTE SHOW
at Saturday 9:30 PM (30 min.)
Premiered: October 2, 1954
Last Aired: September 25, 1957
Following several seasons as frequent host for NBC's All-Star
Revue, the "great schnozzola" headed up this live variety series
from Hollywood. As the proprietor and star of his own nightclub (Club Durant),
Jimmy dealt with the employees, customers, and a parade of weekly special
guests who dropped in to sing, chat or just be funny.
Joining him as regulars were his long-time vaudeville
partner Eddie Jackson, the leggy Durante Girls, and musicians and comic foils
Jack Roth (pianist) and Jules Buffano (drummer).
During the first season, the series aired every other week
in rotation with Donald O'Connor's series. (Both were grouped together as Texaco
Star Theater, the same title used during the early legendary seasons of The
Milton Berle Show.) During the second season, Durante was seen weekly.
Each show ended with Durante's now famous closing scene: he
walked away from the camera, through a series of spotlights, and says,
"Good night, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are."
During the summer of 1957, kinescopes of this series were
re-run on CBS..
THESE ARE THE 3 EPISODES IN THIS COLLECTION:
1- Guest Star - Barbara Whiting
2- Guest Star - Johnny Ray
3- Guest Stars - Jane Powell and Ray Bolger
episodes are from original film prints - quality will vary episode to episode
depending on the episode due to the age and condition of the original films â
many episodes have original commercials intact.
DVD collection is recorded at the SP or better speed and comes in a hard-shell
plastic case with series description and artwork. All DVDs have menus for easy episode access
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distort. All my DVDs are recorded on QUALITY NAME BRAND DVD blanks (TDK,
MAXELL, SONY or MEMOREX) for the best possible quality. PLUS I do not cram
6+hours of video on a single DVD, to save money, but sacrificing quality.
Quality always costs a little more. Consider that when you are comparing
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