A popular radio personality in the 1940's brought his variety talent contest show to television that continued into the 1950's.

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Arthur Godfrey ...  Himself - Host 3 episodes, 1949-1956
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Storyline

Arthur Godfrey introduced a variety of talent to televison. He had a certain folksy warmth, dry wit, and an easygoing manner that was one of the main attractions to the show. He had a strong audience that followed him several years. When he gave commercials personally, it was in a laid-back manner and non-traditional in tone and manner of deliverance. He could have a certain irreverence about subjects that would crop up on his show and never seemed to hold back his true feelings. Behind the scenes he had constant troubles with his cast and staff which caused a lot of speculation in the newspapers. Some of the talent on the show went on to becoming well known. The McGuire Sisters were an example. Written by Ted Harding <thguru@earthlink.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts See more »

Company Credits

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CBS See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In April of 1955 Elvis auditioned for a spot on Arthur Godfrey's "Talent Scouts" and was turned down. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Chu Chu and the Philly Flash (1981) See more »

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