Comedy/variety show co-hosted by the eponymous Lennon Sisters and Jimmy Durante. This family-oriented variety series tried hard, but high budgets, top-name guests, and the obviously sincere efforts of everyone involved just couldn't overcome a poor concept. Durante's and the Lennons' styles just didn't mesh, and the show was cancelled after a single season. Written by
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Bill Morris was hired as the Production Designer for the pilot and consequent series. Bill Morris was also the production designer/art director on the ABC TV late night "Joey Bishop Show". Bill asked Hub Braden to assist him, especially drawing stage set plans and elevations, as well as shop/stage set up. On the "Joey Bishop" show set, Bill discovered using "Lexan" framed with square 3/4" iron formed tubing as a scenic element. When the iron framed thin plastic "Lexan", which had been riveted to the 3/4" iron tube shaped into a silhouette framework, was heated with a blow torch, the plastic skin melted forming bubble dimensional shapes, creating the illusion of stained glass framed by leading. The opening "show curtain" was this giant art nouveau floral bubble shaped puzzle introducing Durante, introducing the Lennon Sisters. After opening introductions, this magic curtain traveled off camera, revealing a platform with French arm chairs for guests and hosts as a show home-base. Musical production areas occurred on the left side of the cove muslin cyclorama stage set. See more