Special Guest Is Tony Curtis (Aired February 29, 1952)
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.
February 29, 1952. "Special Guest Is Tony Curtis"
- NBC network. Sponsored by: Chesterfield, Anacin, Dentyne. The first tune is, "San Fernando Valley." Jerry appeals for funds for the Muscualr Dystrophy Association. Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Dick Stabile and His Orchestra, Jimmy Wallington (announcer), Ed Simmons (writer), Norman Lear (writer), Dick Mack (producer, director), Tony Curtis (guest). 30:28. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.