AT HOME SHOW, THE {ERIC VICTOR} (TV)

Summary

One in this series of music programs hosted by baritone Earl Wrightson. Wrightson opens by singing "There's a Great Day Coming Ma–ana," followed by "La Vie en Rose." He then welcomes his guest for the evening, dancer Eric Victor. Victor performs a mixed tap and modern-dance number with an athletic yet cerebral flair. After Wrightson talks about the carpeting made by the program's sponsor, C.H. Masland and Sons, the host asks Victor how he shapes his interpretive dances. The dancer replies that almost anything can inspire him, adding that he strives for clarity of movement so that his audience will understand the subject matter of his work. Wrightson asks Victor to pick a subject as an example, and in tribute to Masland the performer chooses to dance to and with an oriental rug. In the course of the dance, he evokes such settings as a bazaar in which the rug might have been sold and a magic-carpet ride. Wrightson sings "I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'" and concludes the program with a snippet of his theme, "Say It with Music." Includes commercials.

(Network and series title vary. This program ran on ABC as "The Earl Wrightson Show" from 1948 to 1949; on CBS as "Earl Wrightson at Home" from September to October 1949; on CBS as "At Home" from 1949 to 1950; on CBS as "The 'At Home' Show" from 1950 to 1951; and on ABC as "The At Home Show" and "The Masland At Home Party" from 1951 to 1952.)


Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: 1950 to 1951 Monday 11:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:14:34
  • COLOR/B&W:
  • CATALOG ID: T:59570
  • GENRE: Music
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Dance
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV series, 1950-1951
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - Masland Beautiblend Broadloom carpets

Credits

  • Norman Paris Trio and Orchestra, The … Music Group
  • Earl Wrightson … Singer, Host
  • Eric Victor … Dancer, Guest