In Miami Beach, the mute bellboy Stanley works at the luxurious Fontainebleau Hotel. In spite of being a serviceable and friendly employee, the clumsy Stanley gets successively into trouble with his mistakes.
'Colgate Comedy Hour' was a first-rate comedy-variety series, performed
from New York City and featuring some of the biggest names in American
business at the time. The series was sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive, a
'health and beauty aids' company which had established a healthy presence
the sponsorship of entertainment since the early days of radio. In the
1940s, Al Jolson had starred in a weekly radio show sponsored by Colgate
Tooth Powder, but he mistakenly kept identifying the sponsor as 'Colgate
Toothpaste': a different product altogether, which was sponsoring a
different radio show at the time.
Apart from its excellent entertainment value, the Colgate Comedy Hour is
also important for a technological reason. The episode broadcast live on
November, 1953, hosted by Donald O'Connor, was the very first colour tv
broadcast. Prior to this, all colour tv transmissions had been
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