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Iona BS: Remember the Garry Moore Show? (31) RE: BS: Remember the Garry Moore Show? 14 May 12


Triple 9: you can wager all you've got that I've watched every.single.clip. on YouTube. :D I've found a number of them which had the original cast (Denise Lor, Durward Kirby and Ken Carson), but it seems that the later segment with Carol Burnette, and then I've Got A Secret were much better archived than the original cast segments. Which I should have expected. Nothing worth having is easy to get. ;)

The Garry Moore Show--the part I'm looking for--was originally aired as a morning show, and then in fall of '51 they also aired an evening segment. I'm not completely sure of the timeline of the show, but I know that they had both A.M. and P.M. slots in the duration. But Moore and the producers preferred the morning slot. It was more relaxed (not having the rush that prime time TV does).   

I know that there are a number of archives (in L.A. and N.C.) where you can go and view footage personally, but you can't get a copy or have it transmitted digitally. And since I don't live near either place, I'm in a rut!

If this jogs your memory:
"The director of the Garry Moore Show was Clarence Schimmel, one of the brains behind the program. He could keep up with the lively Moore's antics on camera, and Schimmel was the one who thought up many of the gags that the cast pulled while on air. At one point in the show, he improvised two cameras to create the illusion that Ken and Denise were walking on a tightrope above the audience, a trick that was well appreciated.

Another time, Garry Moore informed the audience, slightly hesitantly, that "it isn't often that they do the more....sophisticated type of numbers, but today they've got a really...beautiful song, and it's called 'Unconditional Surrender'." With that introduction, out onto the stage strutted Ken. Kenny was dressed in a very loud suit, complete with false teeth, wig, and a straw hat perched jauntily on his head. Closely following on his heels (nearly literally), trotted his compatriot Denise Lor, who was no less fitted out, with a rope tied around her waist as a sash and a floral horror of a hat strapped atop her curls. The two, armed with washboard and guitar, proceeded to deliver their number!"

(that's from a soon-to-be-released web page on Ken Carson). I don't know if that sort of brings back memories of incidents on the show, but I hope it did. :)

Thanks for your attempts, y'all. We'll find something yet. :D


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