Classic TV: The 50s : Your Hit Parade - Dorothy Collins

Your Hit Parade - Dorothy Collins

Looking to hear from Your Hit Parade fans. Specifically like Dorothy Collins. Have 57 videos of the show. Also have two websites dedicated to her work with discography of music and summer stock performances. If you would like to chat...give me a message. Thanks

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Re: Your Hit Parade - Dorothy Collins

Always enjoyed Your Hit Parade, seeing the current pop hits performed live. Kinda faded away after rock and roll became hot.

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While it is technically "before my time", I've seen several episodes of "Your Hit Parade" and enjoy it, and that includes the singing of Dorothy Collins.




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I loved "Your Hit Parade." I can't recall what time it aired (Saturday night, - ??), but I was pretty little, and often dozed off before it came on.

One of my best friends' father looked just like Russell Arms. To this day, when I see him in a movie, or TV episode, it brings back memories.

It's one of those programs that remind us of all of the tobacco advertising that once filled the airways. "LS/MFT, ... Lucky Strike means fine tobacco." Wow!

"So long, for a while...."



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It's one of those programs that remind us of all of the tobacco advertising that once filled the airways. "LS/MFT, ... Lucky Strike means fine tobacco." Wow!

Oh yes! I used to see those shows when I was little and since all the adults in my house smoked; I thought everyone did. Come to think of it, back then almost everyone did.

I loved those shows!



I had the chance to work with Michael Jackson who was as brilliant as they come.
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Re: Your Hit Parade - Dorothy Collins

Review in today's NY Times of a new off-Broadway play "Powerhouse" about Raymond Scott, Dorothy's ex. She is portrayed by actress Hanley Smith. The play only runs until Nov 23.

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I remember Your Hit Parade very well. The cast would sing down the Top 10 songs of that week, ending with #1. Take a look at the color picture at this Wikipedia article. This was the quartet of singers that I watched: Dorothy Collins, Snooky Lanson, Russell Arms, and Gisele MacKenzie. (Scroll down almost to the bottom.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Your_Hit_Parade

The end came when rock ‘n roll became mainstream about 1956. The legendary moment (which I missed) had Big Band crooner Snooky Lanson attempting Elvis’ “Hound Dog.” Talk about Jumping the Shark. The shark practically ate the whole show that night. That must have been 1956 because Presley’s cover of Big Mama Thornton’s “Hound Dog” landed on the Billboard Top 40 in August of that year. NBC cancelled YHP in 1957. It moved to CBS with a new cast and limped along there for two more years.

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The thing I remember even more than Snookie Lansen was hearing "Shrimp Boats" week after week.

Re: Your Hit Parade - Dorothy Collins

In 1957, they did Wake Up Little Susie. It's hard to believe now, but this song was banned in Boston. To eliminate any possible suggestiveness, the Hit Parade scene showed a group of teenagers singing to Susie, a 10 year old who had fallen asleep in the movie house. This subterfuge did not fool John Crosby, the acerbic TV reviewer for the NY Herald Tribune, who grumbled about immoral rock and roll songs in his next column.
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