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Stars in the Eye (1952)

Various CBS stars appear in this one hour variety program about the opening of the brand new $7 million dollar CBS Television City Studios.

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Ralph Levy
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gracie Allen ... Self
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ... Self
Eve Arden ... Self
Desi Arnaz ... Self
Lucille Ball ... Self
Jack Benny ... Self
Fletcher Bowron Fletcher Bowron ... Self - Mayor of Los Angeles
George Burns ... Self
Alvin Childress Alvin Childress ... Self / Amos
Bob Crosby ... Self
Stephen Crosby Stephen Crosby ... Self
Cass Daley ... Self
William Frawley ... Self
Jody Gilbert ... Self / Rosa
Gale Gordon ... Self
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Various CBS stars appear in this one hour variety program about the opening of the brand new $7 million dollar CBS Television City Studios.

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Musical

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Trivia

The title refers to the (then) newly created Columbia Broadcasting System logo: The CBS Eye. It is one of the best-known and most highly regarded corporate trademarks. It was created by William Golden based on a Pennsylvania Dutch hex sign as well as a Shaker drawing. Early versions of the logo had the lens telescope to reveal the acronym. It was often depicted against a field of clouds. The new logo made its broadcast debut on October 20, 1951, five days after the premiere of their mega-hit "I Love Lucy." See more »

Goofs

Cathy Lewis drops her lipstick. Marie Wilson picks it up saying "I'll get it." See more »

Quotes

Cass Daley: It's the wardrobe department! I wanted to look like Marilyn Monroe. Just look!
[plops a wig on her head]
Cass Daley: I look like President Monroe!
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Connections

Features I Love Lucy (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Two To Tango
Written by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning
Sung by Bob Crosby and Gisele MacKenzie
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All-Star Time Capsule
15 April 2013 | by earlytalkieSee all my reviews

This is an entertaining window back to late 1952 and the stars which were under contract to CBS at the time. Everyone who is remembered (as well as a few who aren't) from that time are present. The occasion being the grand opening of the then-new Television City, a 7 million dollar studio dedicated to the production of television shows. Among the many stars are Lucy and Desi, Eve Arden, Alan Young, Gale Gordon, Margaret Whiting, the TV cast of Amos N' Andy, Marie Wilson, Cathy Lewis, Jack Benny, Rochester, Burns and Allen, and more. There are many funny comedy sketches and a few good musical numbers. This almost plays like television's version of the early all-star musical revues from Hollywood at the dawn of sound. You'll never get a chance to see so much legendary talent from television's golden age as here. I got this as part of a "Johnny Carson & Friends" DVD set, and little did I realize that this gem was part of the package. Lucy's segment was pre-filmed for this mostly live production, owing to the fact that she was quite pregnant in November 1952, when the show aired. Stars In The Eye will be of interest to fans of classic television.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1952 (USA) See more »

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CBS Television Network See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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