The Morey Amsterdam Show (1948–1950)

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The show had two venues. In December 1948 to March 1949, Morey Amsterdam was the emcee at a small fictional nightclub in New York City's Times Square. Charlie the Doorman (later Newton the ... See full summary »

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Unknown   1950   1949   1948  
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 Himself - Host / ... (77 episodes, 1948-1950)
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 Newton the Waiter / ... (76 episodes, 1948-1950)
Johnny Guarnieri ...
 Himself - Orchestra Leader / ... (75 episodes, 1948-1950)
Don Russell ...
 Himself - Announcer / ... (63 episodes, 1949-1950)
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The show had two venues. In December 1948 to March 1949, Morey Amsterdam was the emcee at a small fictional nightclub in New York City's Times Square. Charlie the Doorman (later Newton the Waiter) and Lola the cigarette girl were also employed at the club. Between April 1949 and October 1950, the show shifted to a different network and the scene shifted to the Silver Swan Cafe with Newton and Lola still employed. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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17 December 1948 (USA)  »

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This series began as a radio show on the CBS network in June 1948. Beginning in December 1948, the series aired as both a radio and television show, using the same variety format, the same setting and the same characters. The scripts used for the radio and TV programs were completely different, however. See more »

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The Original "Tonight" Show
31 May 2004 | by (San Jose, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

What most of the write-ups for this show don't say is that it was a late night show though only one night per week. For those who can remember it, the transition of Art Carney from Newton the Waiter on this show to Norton on the Honeymooners didn't seem a big change, in name or in the actions of the characters.

When this ended, Broadway Open House took it's place. "Tonight" was not a name associated with Steve Allen, as his shows were always the "Steve Allen Show," but he was the first to do a Monday through Friday, late night show.

So there is, in my mind, a direct line from Morey Amsterdam to Jay Leno in the late night arena.


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