Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A TV Magazine

Here's an issue of TV Showtime, called "The Midwest's Own Television Magazine," for the week of June 7th through June 13th, 1950.
Featured on the cover (left to right): Marion Bye and Sylvia Textor, two of the singers in the vocal group The Honeydreamers. The group was featured, during this time, on Kay Kyser's College of Musical Knowledge.
Sylvia Textor was known as Sylvia Michaels while singing on Kay Kyser's program; her husband, Keith Textor, was another of the group's singers, and the group's founder. Later, when the Textors left the group, they appeared as a duo on Fred Waring's TV show, and then sang on Your Show of Shows for the program's final several months.
Also in The Honeydreamers, during its time on The Kay Kyser Show: Bob Davis (married to Marion Bye), and Lew Anderson.
In 1954, Anderson took over the role of Clarabell The Clown on the Howdy Doody program, remaining with the show until it went off the air in 1960.