Posted ByGerry O. on December 11, 2002 at 10:45:28:
In Reply to: Re: Rochester--2nd try posted byLaura Leff on December 11, 2002 at 01:43:07:
I'm surprised at how many of the monthly "Shower Of Stars" hour-long variety specials were hosted by Jack!
You always hear about Jack's half-hour shows, but the 1950's "Shower Of Stars" hour (which was being broadcast in addition to Jack's regular series) was sort of like a second Benny TV series in itself...and most (if not all) of them were broadcast in color! (I believe that it was CBS' first serious plunge into color broadcasting).
I have some of these "Shower Of Stars" Benny hours on video, and they're very much like his later TV specials of the late 1960's and early 70's....sketches and musical numbers with guest stars.
Jack certainly was a busy boy during the 1950's!