Your Hit Parade (1950–1959)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Snooky Lanson ...
 Himself (20 episodes, 1950-1956)
Dorothy Collins ...
 Herself - Vocalist / ... (18 episodes, 1951-1956)
Russell Arms ...
 Himself - Vocalist / ... (18 episodes, 1952-1956)
Raymond Scott ...
 Himself - Orchestra Leader / ... (13 episodes, 1951-1956)
...
 Herself (12 episodes, 1953-1956)
The Hit Paraders and Dancers ...
 Themselves (10 episodes, 1952-1956)
André Baruch ...
 Himself - Announcer / ... (10 episodes, 1951-1956)
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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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10 July 1950 (USA)  »

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Kinescope recordings of this show, some with original commercials, exist at the Paley Center for Media, UCLA Film and Television Archive and in other collections. See more »

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Referenced in Napoleon Bunny-Part (1956) See more »

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Be Happy, Go Lucky
Lyrics and Music by Raymond Scott
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28 September 2006 | by (United States) – See 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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