Birds Eye Open House

Starring Dinah Shore

Listen to Dinah and many of Hollywood's comedic talents in wonderful sketches.

By Various Read by Ensemble Cast Classics / Comedy / Entertainment English, Unabridged 10h 0m Sell Sheet Also available on
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10 Audio CDs Tue Apr 19 00:00:00 UTC 2016 49.99 39.99 9781682624319 Add to Cart
1 MP3 CDs Tue Apr 19 00:00:00 UTC 2016 29.99 19.99 9781682624357 Add to Cart
Description
							The series was a star vehicle for Dinah Shore, the Tennessee-born pop vocalist  who'd climbed steadily up the ladder since her network debut in the late 1930s.  Shore blended a jazz-conscious approach to the pop hits of the day with a  breezy, easy-to-take microphone personality that made her a sensation on radio  and records -- and her sense for comedy, honed by an early apprenticeship with  Eddie Cantor, helps her carry off the non-musical portions of each week's  program. She's accompanied by announcer Harry Von Zell, a practiced foil who'd  worked with her on the Cantor program, and the lush melodies of an orchestra  conducted by Broadway melodist Robert Emmett Dolan.  But the real interest in the Birds Eye programs is in the guest stars, drawn  from the top ranks of Hollywood comedy talent. No less a personality than  Groucho Marx appears as a semi-regular on the show -- and while his  characterization is somewhat muted by the demands of a scripted series, the  programs offer a rare chance to hear the foremost Marx Brother experimenting within the framework of a wide assortment of sketch ideas and comic settings.