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Your Hit Parade 

The format was to sing the seven top rated popular songs for the week; the songs were sung by the regular cast of vocalists. An attempt was made to revive the show in 1974 with songs from ... See full summary »
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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Snooky Lanson ...  Himself / ... 29 episodes, 1950-1957
Russell Arms ...  Himself - Vocalist / ... 26 episodes, 1952-1957
Dorothy Collins Dorothy Collins ...  Herself - Vocalist / ... 26 episodes, 1951-1958
Raymond Scott Raymond Scott ...  Himself - Orchestra Leader / ... 19 episodes, 1951-1957
Gisele MacKenzie ...  Herself / ... 19 episodes, 1953-1957
André Baruch André Baruch ...  Himself - Announcer / ... 15 episodes, 1951-1957
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The format was to sing the seven top rated popular songs for the week; the songs were sung by the regular cast of vocalists. An attempt was made to revive the show in 1974 with songs from selected broadcasts of songs from the 1940s and 1950s. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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USA

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English

Release Date:

10 July 1950 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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This show, airing in color by 1957, introduced the NBC peacock. The peacock's tail of feathers first ruffled in black-and-white, and gradually bloomed into the color spectrum we know today. See more »

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Referenced in The Transformers: The Big Broadcast of 2006 (1986) See more »

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Be Happy, Go Lucky
Lyrics and Music by Raymond Scott
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Music Director
28 September 2006 | by rrabicoff-1See all my reviews

I recall that the music director of Your Hit Parade was John Scott Trotter, who I believe was the husband of one of the singers, Dorothy Collins. The sponsor was Lucky Strike. I think Russell Arms was replaced at one point and I believe Gisele Mackenzie had either a predecessor or successor. Dorothy Collins and Snooky Lanson were constants. The program was very entertaining (I was about 6 - 8 years old during most of its run)and there was all sorts of hoopla related to the main sponsor, Lucky Strike. I seem to remember a huge picture of the Lucky Strike, at least before the number one song, and the slogan "Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco, LSMFT." (Kids used to make fun of the slogan as "Loose straps mean floppy tits. The adman who wrote it could laugh all the way to the bank.)


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