KATE SMITH SHOWS (1950s)

$ 29.00

KATE SMITH SHOW

Kate Smith Evening Hour

Kate Smith Daytime Hour

1951 thru 1953

"Hello, everybody!" she greeted audiences. "Thanks for listenin'" was her signoff. She was one of America's most beloved entertainers, crafting a radio, TV and recording career that endured five decades.

She was Kathryn Elizabeth Smith, born May 1, 1909, to a close Washington, D.C., family. Her parents and grand-parents were musical while adamant in their disapproval

of the professional entertainer's life. But Kate practically grew up in front of an audience, singing in church choirs and for community events. At age eight she received a medal from General Pershing for her work entertaining the troops billeted near Washington. By the time she was fifteen she had won every local talent prize offered. And she had a dream: to be a Broadway singer.

THESE WERE NOT RECORDED OFF BROADCAST TV RERUNS!!!

These shows were transferred several years ago from masters made from old film prints ti VHS to DVD as each media became available. Many have original commercials - Quality will vary episode to episode depending on the quality of the old film print.
THIS COLLECTION INCLUDES THESE

9 CLASSIC KATE SMITH SHOWS from the early 1950Ís


January 2, 1952 (30min)

Guest: Phil Norris & Upstarts

March 12, 1952 (30min)

From USS Wasp

January 16, 1952 (30min)

Guests: Herb Shriner, Dan Dureya, Xavier Cugat & Orchestra

November 21, 1951 (30min)

Guests: Ann Sheridan. Myron Cohn

December 29, 1953 (60min)

Guests: Ted Collins, Jeff Clark & Katie-Dids. Three Sons, Howell & Radcliffe

December 28, 1953 (60min)

Guests: Brothers & Their Dogs

1952 (60min)

DeMarco Sisters, Myron Cohn

1952 (2nd half 30min)

Jackie Gleason

1952 (2nd half 30min)

Ben Blue, Douglas Fairbanks Jr

MANY EPISODES HAVE THE ORIGINAL BROADCAST COMMERCIALS INTACT