Mario Lanza Show

June 10, 1951 to September 27, 1952
70 episodes known to exist
Mario Lanza Show was a variety / music shows radio show which ran from June 10, 1951 to September 27, 1952. It starred Mario Lanza, Giselle MacKensie (ep 7 on), Mario Lanza, Giselle MacKensie, Mario Lanza, and Giselle MacKensie (on most shows).
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Radio series often ran for multiple seasons and/or through many incarnations with different radio networks, sponsors, cast/crew, and revivals after many years.
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Show
# Episodes (Known)
Network
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June 10, 1951 - September 30, 1951
The Mario Lanza Show
17
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October 8, 1951 - January 21, 1952
The Mario Lanza Show
16
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January 25, 1952 - September 27, 1952
The Mario Lanza Show
37
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The Mario Lanza Show
June 10, 1951 - September 30, 1951
17 episodes known to exist
Stars: Mario Lanza, Giselle MacKensie (ep 7 on)
Music: Ray Sinatra Orchestra
Announcer: Bill Baldwin
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
June 10, 1951 
Guest: Giselle Mackensie 
"Granada", "Lady Be Good", "Hello Young Lovers", "Because", "Dizzy Fingers", "Be My Love" 
30:00 

 
June 17, 1951 
Guest: Giselle Mackensie 
"Tra La-La", "The Continental", "Ah Bucallo", "Fairy Land", "I'm Falling In Love With Someone", "Fiddle-Faddle", "Cock-Eyed Optimist", "Come Back To Serento" 
30:00 

 
June 24, 1951 
Guest: Connie Haines 
"My Song, My Love", "Turkey In The Straw", "Drego Serenade", "Too Young", "I'll Never Love You", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Vesta La Juba" 
30:00 

 
July 1, 1951 
Guest: Giselle Mackensie 
"Tra La-La", "Jazz Sticatto", "Mama Mia", "With Just A Kiss OF Hearts", "Someday", "Jealousy", "Okla De L'mour", "Thine Alone" 
30:00 

 
July 8, 1951 
Guest: Kitty Kallen 
 
30:00 

 
July 15, 1951 
Guest: Giselle Mackensie 
 
30:00 

 
July 22, 1951 
Giselle Mackensie Becomes a Regular 
Giselle MacKensie becomes a permanent cast member at this point. "The World Is Mine Tonight", "'s Wonderful", "Yours Is My Heart Alone", "Jordine Jacquline", "Oh Nights Of Splender", "Careoka", "Why Do I Love You?", "Racondita" 
30:00 

 
July 29, 1951 
Jerome Kern Special 
"All The Things You Are", "A Fine Romance", "Long Ago And Far Away", "I Can't Help Loving That Man", "The Touch Of Your Hand", "I Won't Dance", "The Song Is You" 
30:00 

 
August 5, 1951 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
"To Picca Fa" 
30:00 

 
10 
August 12, 1951 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
"The Lonliest Night Of The Year" 
30:00 

 
11 
August 19, 1951 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
"I've Got You Under My Skin" 
30:00 

 
12 
August 26, 1951 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
"Ah, Sweet Mystery" 
30:00 

 
13 
September 2, 1951 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
"Without A Song" 
30:00 

 
14 
September 9, 1951 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
"Night And Day" 
30:00 

 
15 
September 16, 1951 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
 
30:00 

 
16 
September 23, 1951 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
 
30:00 

 
17 
September 30, 1951 
Final Show of the Season 
 
30:00 

 
The Mario Lanza Show
October 8, 1951 - January 21, 1952
16 episodes known to exist
Stars: Mario Lanza, Giselle MacKensie
Music: Ray Sinatra Orchestra
Announcer: Bill Baldwin
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
October 8, 1951 
First Show of the Season 
 
30:00 

 
October 15, 1951 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
 
30:00 

 
October 22, 1951 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
 
30:00 

 
October 29, 1951 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
 
30:00 

 
November 5, 1951 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
 
30:00 

 
November 12, 1951 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
 
30:00 

 
November 19, 1951 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
 
30:00 

 
November 26, 1951 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
 
30:00 

 
December 3, 1951 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
 
30:00 

 
10 
December 10, 1951 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
 
30:00 

 
11 
December 17, 1951 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
 
30:00 

 
12 
December 24, 1951 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
 
30:00 

 
13 
December 31, 1951 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
 
30:00 

 
14 
January 7, 1952 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
 
30:00 

 
15 
January 14, 1952 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
 
30:00 

 
16 
January 21, 1952 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
 
30:00 

 
The Mario Lanza Show
January 25, 1952 - September 27, 1952
37 episodes known to exist
Stars: Mario Lanza, Giselle MacKensie (on most shows)
Music: Ray Sinatra Orchestra
Announcer: Bill Baldwin
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
 
September 27, 1952 
Mario Lanza Tribute 
In-house production. X-RATED and I mean really X-RATED 
15:44 

 
January 25, 1952 
First Show of the Season 
 
30:00 

 
February 1, 1952 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
 
30:00 

 
February 8, 1952 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
 
30:00 

 
February 15, 1952 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
 
30:00 

 
February 22, 1952 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
 
30:00 

 
February 29, 1952 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
 
30:00 

 
March 7, 1952 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
 
30:00 

 
March 14, 1952 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
 
30:00 

 
March 21, 1952 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
Incomplete-Part 2 of 2 only 
15:00 

 
10 
March 28, 1952 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
 
30:00 

 
11 
April 4, 1952 
Guest: Ginny Simms 
Guest: Ginny Simms 
30:00 

 
12 
April 11, 1952 
Guest: Julia Webb 
Guest: Julia Webb 
30:00 

 
13 
April 18, 1952 
Guest: Kay Armen 
 
30:00 

 
14 
April 25, 1952 
Guest: Martha Tilton 
Guest: Martha Tilton 
30:00 

 
15 
May 2, 1952 
Guest: Monica Lewis 
Guest: Monica Lewis 
30:00 

 
16 
May 9, 1952 
Guest: Margaret Whiting 
 
30:00 

 
17 
May 16, 1952 
Guest: Lisa Kirk 
 
30:00 

 
18 
May 23, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
19 
May 30, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
20 
June 6, 1952 
Guest: Rosemary Clooney 
Guest: Rosemary Clooney 
30:00 

 
21 
June 13, 1952 
Guest: Kitty Kalen 
Kitty Kallen 
30:00 

 
22 
June 20, 1952 
Guest: Debbie Reynolds 
Guest: Debbie Reynolds 
30:00 

 
23 
June 27, 1952 
Guest: Barbara Ruick 
 
30:00 

 
24 
July 4, 1952 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
 
30:00 

 
25 
July 11, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
26 
July 18, 1952 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
 
30:00 

 
27 
July 25, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
28 
August 1, 1952 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
 
30:00 

 
29 
August 8, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
30 
August 15, 1952 
Guest: Gisele Mackenzie 
 
30:00 

 
31 
August 22, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
32 
August 29, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
33 
September 5, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
34 
September 12, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
35 
September 19, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
36 
September 26, 1952 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
30:00 

 
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