SUNDAY EVENING WITH MITCH MILLER {INCOMPLETE PROGRAM} {DANNY THOMAS, ALFRED NEWMAN, JACK LEMMON, DORIS DAY} (RADIO)

Summary

One in this series in which host Mitch Miller engages a small group of celebrities in conversation in a restaurant or party setting. On this program, Miller's guests at the Beverly Hills Hotel are actress and singer Doris Day, actor Jack Lemmon, comedian Danny Thomas, and conductor Alfred Newman. The group discusses the following topics, among others: Danny Thomas's radio show; how comedy shows manage to stay successful throughout their run; Alfred Newman's early years as a musician; Jack Lemmon's stage debut and his parents' attitude towards his acting; Thomas's work as a candy butcher; the car accident that turned Doris Day from a dancer into a singer; Day's experiences with Les Brown's band; Thomas's work on the amateur radio program the "Happy Hour Club"; Lemmon's experiences at Harvard University; Alfred Newman's perspective on background music in movies; the filming of Lemmon's and Day's new movie "It Happened to Jane"; Lemmon's interest in music; Day's first encounter with Thomas; Lemmon's hectic schedule which includes working in the television and the film industry at the same time; the St. Jude Foundation; and Day's transition from singer to actress.

Also, Miller plays recordings of Doris Day singing "Everybody Loves a Lover," Jack Lemmon singing "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To," and "Through a Long and Sleepless Night" conducted by Alfred Newman. Includes commercials. The opening segment of this program is missing. This represents the best copy of this program currently available to the Paley Center.

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS Radio
  • DATE: August 10, 1958 Sunday
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:43:57
  • COLOR/B&W:
  • CATALOG ID: R:12236
  • GENRE: Radio - Talk/Interviews
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Actors
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - Radio series, 1955-1960
  • COMMERCIALS: Radio - Commercials - Forecast vinyl floor covering

CREDITS

  • Mitch Miller … Host, Interviewer
  • Doris Day … Guest
  • Jack Lemmon … Guest
  • Alfred Newman … Guest
  • Danny Thomas … Guest
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