Wednesday, July 26, 2017
"Garroway at Large"
I recently happened upon this brief video, on YouTube. It is of Dave Garroway's Chicago-based television variety program Garroway at Large, which aired on NBC from 1949 until 1951. (I don't know the specific date of the telecast.) Later, at the start of 1952, Garroway became the first host of NBC's Today show.
Garroway was a captivating performer, and personality. The video, below--or, more precisely, the video made from a kinescope--is less than two minutes long, but it provides, very quickly, a nice sense of Garroway's calm, leisurely, intimate and witty style.
There is a particularly charming moment, in the video, featuring Faye Emerson, who was one of early television's biggest stars.