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The Martin & Lewis Show - Special Guest Is Danny Thomas (11-09-51)
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Publish-date-icon March 5, 2014
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Special Guest Is Danny Thomas (Aired November 9, 1951)
On July 25, 1946, Jerry began a show business partnership with Dean Martin, an association that would soon skyrocket both to fame. It started when Jerry was performing at the 500 Club in Atlantic City and one of the other entertainers quit suddenly. Lewis, who had worked with Martin at the Glass Hat in New York City, suggested Dean as a replacement. At first they worked separately, but then ad-libbed together, improvising insults and jokes, squirting seltzer water, hurling bunches of celery and exuding general zaniness. In less than eighteen weeks their salaries soared from $250.00 a week to $5,000.00. For ten years Martin and Lewis sandwiched sixteen money making films between nightclub engagements, personal appearances, recording sessions, radio shows, and television bookings. Their last film together was "Hollywood or Bust" (1956). On July 25th of that year the two made their last nightclub appearance together at the Copacabana, exactly ten years to the day since they became a team. THIS EPISODE: November 9, 1951. NBC network. Sponsored by: Dentyne, Chesterfield, Anacin. "Special Guest Is Danny Thomas" and the boys do their version of, "It's The Toast Of The Town." The first tune is, "Whispering." Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Dick Stabile and His Orchestra, Jimmy Wallington (announcer), Danny Thomas, Bonnie Bishop (vocal), Ed Simmons (writer), Norman Lear (writer), Dick Mack (producer, director). 29:41. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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