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The Chase & Sanborn Hour (Bergen & McCarthy) - Guest Is Zazu Pitts ...
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Guest Is Zazu Pitts (Aired July 4, 1937)
Their initial appearance (December 17, 1936) was so successful that the following year they were given their own show, as part of The Chase and Sanborn Hour. Under various sponsors (and two different networks), they were on the air from May 9, 1937 to July 1, 1956. The popularity of a ventriloquist on radio, when one could see neither the dummies nor his skill, surprised and puzzled many critics, then and now. Even knowing that Bergen provided the voice, listeners perceived Charlie as a genuine person, but only through artwork rather than photos could the character be seen as truly lifelike. THIS EPISODE: July 4, 1937. "Guest Is Zazu Pitts" - Red network. Sponsored by: Chase and Sanborn. The first tune is, "Shall We Dance." Robert Armbruster helps Charlie with his music. Hoagy describes musically how he wrote, "Stardust." Hoagy and Dorothy sing, "This Is How A Dream Should End," a tune written just for this program. ZaSu Pitts appears in a story about a "laundry drudge" who dreams of happiness. Don misreads his script and calls W. C. Fields, "Don." ZaSu makes the mistake of asking Bill Fields if he likes frog's legs. Bill calls her "Zulu." ZaSu tries to sing, "Twenty-Three Skidoo," with Fields constantly interrupting. Don and the rest of the cast sing a new tune by Hoagy, "My Old Felt Hat." ZaSu Pitts, Dorothy Lamour, W. C. Fields, Edgar Bergen, Don Ameche (host), Don Briggs (announcer), Robert Armbruster and His Orchestra, Hoagy Carmichael, Margaret Brayton. 1:01:01. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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