Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Freddy Martin Show, 1951

The Freddy Martin Show (also known as The Hazel Bishop Show, after its lipstick sponsor) made its debut on NBC-TV in July of 1951. The weekly show, which continued airing in the fall, starred bandleader Martin, singer Merv Griffin, pianist Murray Arnold, and the vocal group The Martin Men, made up of sidemen from Freddy Martin's orchestra. My mother sang on the show regularly as a guest vocalist.

In this photo, she sings the song "Everything Happens To Me."

Photo, from a video of a kinescope, by Jenny Lynn.
Video/kinescope image used by permission of NBC Studios, Inc.