Best of All

June 14, 1954 to May 9, 1955
37 episodes known to exist
Best of All was a drama radio show which ran from June 14, 1954 to May 9, 1955. It starred Sara Flemming, Clark Dennis, Donald Graham, and Sylvia Michaels.
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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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June 14, 1954 - May 9, 1955
Best of All
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Best of All
June 14, 1954 - May 9, 1955
37 episodes known to exist
Musical Director: Skitch Henderson (Tonight Show with Jack Paar)
Stars: Sara Flemming, Clark Dennis, Donald Graham, Sylvia Michaels,
Jack Haskill, the Texture Singers Announcer: Kenneth Banghart
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June 14, 1954 
Vincent Youmans 
Robert Merrill, Elizabeth Doubleday "Drums In My Heart", "Through The Years", "Time On My Hands", "Tea For Two", "Great Day", "More Then You Know", "Without A Song", "The Kareoka" 
29:50 

 
June 21, 1954 
Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart 
Elizabeth Doubleday, Jack Haskell Guest Announcer: Fred Collins "Manhatten", "Falling In Love With Love", "My Romance", "Spring Is Here", "Bewitched, Bothered, And Bewildered", "There's A Small Hotel", "Slaughter On Tenth Avenue" 
29:50 

 
June 28, 1954 
Richard Rogers and Oscar Hamerstein 
Clark Dennis "Oklahoma", "People Will Say We're In Love", "Surrey With The Fringe On Top", "It Might As Well Be Spring", "A Grand Night For Singing", "You'll Never Walk Alone", "Carousel Waltz", "If I Loved You", "A Fella Needs A Girl", "Haven't Got A Worry In The World", "Some Enchanted Evening", "Cock-Eyed Optimist", "Younger Then Springtime", "We Kiss In A Shadow", "March Of The Siamese Children", "Hello Young Lovers", "Guadalcanal March", "No Other Love" Richard Rogers' Birthday today. Show changes to one-hour format 
59:50 

 
July 5, 1954 
Cole Porter 
"Rosalie", "The Still Of The Night", "Night And Day", "Blue Boy Blue", "I've Got You Under My Skin", "Easy To Love", "Just One Of Those Things", "Begin The Beguine", "Don't Fence Me In", "Farewell Amanda", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home Home To", "Get Out Of Town", "I Concentrate On You", "I Love You", "So In Love", "Why Can't You Behave", "Wunderbar" 
59:40 

 
July 12, 1954 
George Gershwin 
"Love Is Sweeping The Country", "Strike Up The Band", "A Foggy Day In London Town", "I'm Biding My Time", "Somebody Loves Me", "Summertime", "It Ain't Necessarily So", "Death, You is My Woman Now", "Blue Monday" (Complete One-Act Folk Opera from 1920. Runs 30 minutes). 
1:00:10 

 
July 19, 1954 
Various American Composers 
Fay Emerson, Earl Wrightson Excerpts from "On The Town", "September Song", "Vienese Lady", Poem: "The Sound Of American Names", Excerpts from "Gone With The Wind", "When Johnny Comes Marching Home", "There Must Be Something Then Love", "The Pavan", "Mountain High, Valley Low", "The Nina, The Pinta, The Santa Maria", "New Years Resolutions" BEST OF ALL now takes an eight week hiatus to allow "Concerts From The Hollywood Bowl" to be aired in this time slot. 
59:00 

 
September 27, 1954 
Jerome Kern / Brigadoon 
Clark Dennis, Elizabeth Doubleday, Gene Kelly, Syd Chirese "They Didn't Believe Me", "Look For The Silver Lining", "You Are Love", "Why Was I Born", "Can I Forget You", "All The Things You Are", "Long Ago And Far Away", "The Last Time I Saw Paris", "Why Do I Love You", "Once In The Highlands", "McConachay Square", "Heather On The Hill", "Waitin' For My Sweetie", "Almost Like Being In Love", "I'll Go Home With Bonnie Jean" 
59:50 

 
October 4, 1954 
Irving Berlin 
Bing Crosby, Rosemary Cloney, Polly Bergen "Alexander's Ragtime Band", "You Can't Get A Man With A Gun", "I Love You", "It's A Lovely Day Today", "Marie From Sunny Italy", "Snow", "Love, You Didn't Do Right By Me", "Blue Skies", "Mandy", "The Best Things Happen When You're Dancing", "Sisters", "Count Your Blessings", "Gee, I Wish I Was Back In The Army", "White Christmas" 
1:00:50 

 
October 11, 1954 
Judy Garland Tribute 
Judy Garland, Jinx Falkenberg "If You Feel Like Singing, Sing", "Over The Rainbow", "I'm Biding My Time", "Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart", "The Man Who Got Away", "Born In a Trunk", Have Yourself A Very Merry Christmas" 
1:00:10 

 
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October 18, 1954 
David Rose 
"Manhatten Swuaredance", "Nostalgic", "Four-Twenty AM", "Dance Of The Spanish Onion", "Portrait Of A Flirt", "Mississippi Suite", "Little Missy Poo", "Anna Lucia", "Tango In D", "Subway Ride", "lover", "Autumn In New York", "Singing In The Rain", Tenament Symphony" 
1:00:50 

 
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October 25, 1954 
American Musical Comedies 
"Love Is Sweeping The Country", "Body And Soul", "If There Is Someone Lovier Then You", Annamary Dickey: "Strange Music", "March Of The Siamese Chrildren", "Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered", "There Must Be Something Better Then Love", "My Time Of Day", "There's A Small Hotel", "Speak Low", "Luck Be A Lady", "Everything's Up To Date In Kansas City", "My Darling", "I'm Your Girl", "Blue Room" 
59:20 

 
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November 1, 1954 
Oscar Hammerstein Ii - Carmen Jones 
"Carmen Overture", "Opening Medely", "Helen Ada", "The Flower Song", Otto Preminger interview, "Dance Bohem", "The Gypsy Dance", "Stand Up And Fight", "There's A Cafe On The Corner", "My Joe", Oscar Hammerstein II interview, "Finale" 
59:40 

 
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November 8, 1954 
Fanny 
"Restless Heart", Herold Rome interview, "Why Be Afraid To Dance", "Fanny", Florence Henderson interview, "Be Kind To Your Parents", Ezio Pinza interview, "Welcome Home" 
60:00 

 
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November 15, 1954 
The Last Time I Saw Paris 
Elizabeth Taylor, Van Johnson, Donna Reed, Walter Pidgeon "That's What makes Paris Paree", "Domino", "La Vie En Rose", "The Last Time I Saw Paris", "Valentina", "My Foolish Heart", "If You Love Me, Really Love Me" 
1:00:30 

 
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November 22, 1954 
Outstanding Musical Compositions 
"Who Cares", "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World", "I Told Every Little Star", "Summertime", "Soon", "My Beloved", "Mad About The Boy", "Begin The Beguine", "The Lady Is A Tramp", "Hello Young Lovers", "When I Marry Mr. Snow", "`S Wonderful", "Younger Then Springtime", "Body And Soul", "All The Things You Are", "Lover, Come Back To Me" 
60:00 

 
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November 29, 1954 
Sigmond Romberg - Deep in My Heart 
Jose Ferrer, Helen Trabel "Deep In My Heart" medley, "My Marilyn", "You Will Remember Vienna", "Dear Mr. Frued", "Aufwedersein", "Seranade" from The Student Prince, "Sweetheart", "Mister And Missus", "Dancing Around With The O'Brien Family", "Lover Where Can You Be", "Bursting", "Stout Hearted Men", "When I Grow Too Old To Dream" 
60:00 

 
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December 6, 1954 
40th Anniversary Salute to Ascap 
Richard Rogers, Arthur Harback, John Golden, Irving Berlin, Eddie Fisher "Nancy Dolphin", "Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier", "The March Of The Toys", "Ode To A Rose", "Japanese Sandman", "Im Always Chasing Rainbows", "Falling In Love With Love", "You Were Meant For Me", "New York Town", "Make Her Mine", "Nevertheless", "The Boy Next Door", "Counting My Blessings" 
60:00 

 
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December 13, 1954 
There's No Business Like Show Business 
Irving Berlin, Dan Dailey "When That Midnight Choo Choo leaves For Alabam", "A Man Chases A Girl Until She Catches Him", "After You Get What You Want, You Don't Want It", "If You Believe", "Play That Simple Melody", "Heat Wave", "A Sailor's Not A Sailor Until He's Had A Tatoo", "Alexander's Ragtime Band", "There's No Business Like Show Business" Program changes to a 45 minute format Mondays 8:15 - 9:00 pm 
44:50 

 
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December 20, 1954 
The Small One 
Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney "Jingle Bells", "The Twelve Days Of Christmas", "I'm Doing My Christmas Dreaming A Little Early This Year", "Sleigh Ride", "Winter Wonderland", "I Wonder As I Wander" Christmas Program 
44:20 

 
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December 27, 1954 
The Best of Best of All 
"If You Feel Like Singing, Sing", "The Last Time I Saw Paris", "On The Town", "Welcome Home", "People Will Say We're In Love", "Blue Monday" 
45:50 

 
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January 3, 1955 
Victor Herbert 
"I Want What I Want When I Want It", "A Kiss In The Dark", "Sweetheart", "Spanish Seranade", "The Gypsy Love Song", "Angelus" from Sweetheart, "Rose Of The World", "Indian Summer", "Meet The Southern Moon", "I'm Falling In Love With Someone" 
46:30 

 
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January 10, 1955 
Rudolph Friml 
"Rose Marie", "Gianina Mia", "Love Me Tonight", "Donkey Serenade", "Gather The Roses", "Give Me One Hour", "Mabell", "Lamour, Tajour, Lamour", "Alah's Holiday", "Tis The End So Farewell" 
45:20 

 
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January 17, 1955 
Eddie Sauter and Bill Finnegan 
"Autumn Leaves", "Wild Wings In The Woods", "Midnight Sleighride", "Concerto For Jazz Band And Symphony Orchestra", "April In Paris", "Thunder's Break" 
45:00 

 
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January 24, 1955 
Gian Carlo Menotti 
"Hello Aria", "Amahl And The Night Visitors", "The Old Black Swan", "The Teacher's Song", "Just The Way You Look Tonight" 
45:00 

 
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January 31, 1955 
Jerome Kern 
Mimi Benzel, Robert Merrill 
44:30 

 
26 
February 7, 1955 
Cinerama Holiday 
Lowell Thomas "The Hot-sta-za", "Tiger Rag", "Cinerama Holiday Suite", "Skater's Waltz" 
45:00 

 
27 
February 14, 1955 
Salute to the National Association of Negro Musicians 
 
47:00 

 
28 
February 21, 1955 
Best of All From a Variety of Composers 
 
45:10 

 
29 
February 28, 1955 
Passions in Pink - Musical Impressions of Famous Paintings 
HOST: Ben Grauer 
41:00 

 
30 
March 7, 1955 
Hit the Deck 
Jane Powell, Debbie Reynolds, Joe Pasternac, Kay Armen "Hallaluja", "Sometimes I'm Happy" 
45:10 

 
31 
March 14, 1955 
Plain and Fancy 
 
41:00 

 
32 
March 21, 1955 
Spring 
Kay Armen 
46:00 

 
33 
March 28, 1955 
The Seven Little Foys 
 
41:00 

 
34 
April 18, 1955 
Steve Allen 
 
45:20 

 
35 
April 25, 1955 
Lionel Barrymore 
 
30:30 

 
36 
May 2, 1955 
National Music Week 
 
44:50 
37 
May 9, 1955 
Fifty Years of Operatic Singing 
 
45:00 
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