ORCHID AWARD, THE: ISABEL BIGLEY {1953/10/25}; AND LIBERACE {1953/10/11}

Summary

One in this series of programs that presents an orchid to a celebrity as it pays tribute to his or her career. In this edition, the Orchid Award is presented to Broadway musical star Isabel Bigley. Host Donald Woods recounts the highlights of Bigley's rise to Broadway fame: first Bigley receates her days as a secretary in an insurance company; Woods describes how she won the role of Laurey in the national company of "Oklahoma!" by auditioning for Rodgers and Hammerstein and Bigley sings "People Will Say We're in Love" from that show; Woods displays a doll from Bigley's collection of dolls dressed in the costumes from the parts she has played; from her next Broadway hit, "Guys and Dolls," Bigley sings "If Were a Bell" and the chorus sings the show's title song; Bigley then sings "No Other Love" from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Me and Juliet" in which she starred and Woods presents her with a special "Me and Juliet" doll in addition to the program's orchid award. Includes commercials and promos.

The second program on this tape is the Orchid Award tribute to Liberace.

Details

  • NETWORK: ABC
  • DATE: 1953/10/xx Sunday 9:15 PM
  • RUNNING TIME:
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: B:15555
  • GENRE: Music/Variety
  • SUBJECT HEADING:
  • SERIES RUN: ABC -TV series, 1953-1954
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Viceroy cigarettes^TV - Promos - "The Peter Potter Show"

CREDITS

    • Greg Garrison … Director
    • Gordon Achencloss … Writer
    • Harry Sosnik … Conductor
    • John Butler … Choreographer
    • Bill Itkin
    • Donald Woods … Host
    • Ron Rossen … Announcer, Talent, Viceroy commercials
    • Isabel Bigley … Honoree, Performer, Singer