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BIRDS EYE OPEN HOUSE (DINAH SHORE)

 Birds Eye Open House (Dinah Shore)

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Birds Eye Open HouseDinah ShoreSolomon and Anna, Russian-Jewish immigrants who settled in Tennessee were happy to welcome their daughter Frances Rose, and surely dismayed when at the age of two she contracted infantile paralysis, as polio was known at the time. The doting parents provided intense care for their little girl, and she made a near complete recovery with a deformed foot and a slight lifetime limp.

The little girl loved to sing, and she was encouraged by her mother, who had operatic ambitions, and her father, who took her to his store to sing for his customers. Although shy because of her limp, she seems to have had a precocious streak; at the age of 14 she was hired as a torch singer in a Nashville nightclub only to find that when the lights went up for her first performance that her parents were sitting at a table in the front row - she finished the show but her premier was also her closing.

Groucho MarxShe went on to eventually graduate from Vanderbilt University, but never lost her dreams of a singing career. Part of her repertoire of audition numbers was the popular song "Dinah". When a New York disc jockey couldn't remember her name, and began referring to her as "that Dinah girl" the stage name Dinah Shore stuck.

Dinah auditioned for Benny Goodman and both of the Dorsey boys, Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, but failed to raise any interest. She went on to establish herself as a solo artist.

She was soon headlining her own radio program, at first under the sponsorship of Bristol Myers. In 1943 The Dinah Shore Program became Birds Eye Frosted Food's first foray into the world of Radio Sponsorship. Birds Eye Food Advertisement 1940sFlash-frozen foods were new to the American marketplace, and it certainly didn't hurt Birds Eye to have a wholesome, pretty girl that they could put in their print ads as well as on the radio.

During the first two seasons the show featured a comic sketch starring Roland Young and Cornelia Skinner playing married couple "William and Mary". They were eventually replaced by comedian Wally Brown, who also failed to fit the program.

For the 1944 fall season Birds Eye took their sponsorship, singer, and announcer Harry Van Zell from CBS to NBC and the show, now titled Birds Eye Open House, seemed to click. Dinah's singing continued to be the big draw, with her banter with Van Zell and the Guest Star holding things together. The weekly sketch now starred Dinah and the guest (and was greatly helped by the better writers hired for the show by NBC). During it's last season Birds Eye Open House found itself in the time slot immediately following The Burns and Allen Show; George and Gracie were guests during the "Sugar Throat Burns/Gracie Barges In" running gag. The two programs also combined for the 1945 Christmas show. Groucho Marx was also a frequent guest.

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
Volume 1: 27 recordings - total playtime 13 hours 32 minutes
Birds Eye Open House 431007 002 Guest Donald Oconnor
Birds Eye Open House 431014 003 Guest Phil Silvers
Birds Eye Open House 431021 004 Ill Be Home For Christmas
Birds Eye Open House 431028 005 Thank Your Lucky Stars
Birds Eye Open House 431202 010 My Heart
Birds Eye Open House 431209 011 For First Time
Birds Eye Open House 431216 012 Paper Doll
Birds Eye Open House 431223 013 Exactly Like You
Birds Eye Open House 431230 014 My Heart
Birds Eye Open House 440210 020 Sleepy Time Girl
Birds Eye Open House 440217 021 Speak Low
Birds Eye Open House 440224 022 I Couldnt Sleep A Wink
Birds Eye Open House 440309 024 they Ask About You
Birds Eye Open House 440323 026 Take It Easy
Birds Eye Open House 440511 033 Dont Sweetheart Me
Birds Eye Open House 440518 034 Imagine You
Birds Eye Open House 440525 035 You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby
Birds Eye Open House 440608 037 Sleepy Time Gal
Birds Eye Open House 440615 038 Ill Be Seeing You
Birds Eye Open House 440629 040 Im Packing My Grip
Birds Eye Open House 441012 042 Spoof On Gaslight
Birds Eye Open House 441116 047 Guest Charles Laughton
Birds Eye Open House 450125 057 Candy
Birds Eye Open House 450315 064 My Dreams Are Getting Better All Time
Birds Eye Open House 450419 069 Ginny Simms Subs
Birds Eye Open House 450503 071 Candy
Birds Eye Open House 450510 072 A Kiss Goodnight Leads To Another
Volume 2: 27 recordings - total playtime 13 hours 9 minutes
Birds Eye Open House 450517 073 Dream
Birds Eye Open House 450524 074 Good Good Good
Birds Eye Open House 450531 075 El Rancho Rio Grande
Birds Eye Open House 450906 076 Exactly Like You
Birds Eye Open House 450913 077 Atchison Topeka And Santa Fe
Birds Eye Open House 450920 078 Paper Moon
Birds Eye Open House 450927 079 Im Gonna Love That Man
Birds Eye Open House 451004 080 A Kiss Goodnight
Birds Eye Open House 451018 082 You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby
Birds Eye Open House 451025 083 Im Gonna Love That Guy
Birds Eye Open House 451101 084 Waitin For Train To Come In
Birds Eye Open House 451108 085 Put That Ring On My Finger
Birds Eye Open House 451122 087 But I Did
Birds Eye Open House 451213 089 Guest Red Skelton
Birds Eye Open House 451227 091 Locked In A Department Store
Birds Eye Open House 460103 092 Arent You Glad Youre You
Birds Eye Open House 460110 093 Let It Snow
Birds Eye Open House 460131 096 Mississippi Riverboat Skit Afrs
Birds Eye Open House 460221 099 Let It Snow
Birds Eye Open House 460228 100 Personality
Birds Eye Open House 460314 102 Why Must We Say Goodbye 2
Birds Eye Open House 460321 103 Atlanta Ga
Birds Eye Open House 460328 104 Guest Joan Davis
Birds Eye Open House 460425 108 Guest Marilyn Maxwell
Birds Eye Open House 460509 110 Shoo Fly Pie And Apple Pan Dowdy
Birds Eye Open House 460516 111 Whos Sorry Now
Birds Eye Open House 460523 112 Coax Me A Little Bit
 


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