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The Edsel Show (1957)

Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra host a program that's wall-to-wall music.



(as Bill Morrow)
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »


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Credited cast:
Himself - Host / Performer
Himself - Host / Performer
Herself - Singer
Himself - Singer / Trumpet Player
Lindsay Crosby ...
Himself - Singer
The Four Preps ...
Ivy League Quartet (as The 4 Preps)
Himself - Clarinetist
Himself - Trombonist (as Trummy Young)
Himself - Pianist
Squire Gersh ...
Himself - Bass Player
Himself - Drummer
Himself - Sketch Actor / Singer
The Norman Luboff Choir ...
Themselves - Singers (as Norman Luboff Choir)
Conn and Mann ...
Themselves - Dance Team (as Mr. Conn and Mr. Mann)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Himself - spokesman for Edsel


Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra host a program that's wall-to-wall music.

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Release Date:

13 October 1957 (USA)  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Not the first, but currently the oldest surviving show on videotape. It was aired live in 1957 in prime time, and simultaneously taped and filmed in kinescope for the sole purpose of broadcasting for the three-hour time delay on the West coast. In those days, shows which were taped (and not erased later) were ALSO kinescoped because the thought was that the tape might malfunction in the middle of the broadcast, but a kinescope film- which was all recorded off of a monitor and developed like motion picture film- would remain intact. Most TV retrospectives only air the kinescope, but a clip of the very pristine tape can be seen in the 2002 documentary "CBS: 50 Years from Television City." See more »


Referenced in The Nick at Nite Holiday Special (2003) See more »


Boola Boola
Written by Allan M. Hirsch
Performed by The Norman Luboff Choir
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Show better than the car turned out.
29 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

There seemed to be a lot of light hearted joking among Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra not to mention the surprise guest Bob Hope...it seemed they were aiming more for a comedy/music program rather than just a pure music show,and it hit it big.Giant ratings,excellent feedback from those in the business....it was the hit of the 1957/58 TV season.As for the Edsel car,I think those that didnt go to the dealers Oct 4 1957 to view the car,were repulsed by what they saw of it on TV.The close up shots of the vertical Horse Collar grille were the worst angle of the car,and they should have shyed from viewing that area much.Of course all the other bad press about the car (Teletouch shift problems,poor fit/finish,untested new features,squeaks and rattles)didnt help either(the car had been on sale almost 2 weeks before this show).Sales of Edsel were already in the toilet by the time this show aired...and its future in doubt already.Maybe this program would have been given more attention in the past 47 years if it hadnt been called the "EDSEL Show".... In the program Frank Sinatra mentioned "Edsel,its a great car".... Bob Hope said when he heard this was for Edsel cars mentioned " this will certainly get them out on the roads"...

O K.........

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