TV Turns up a New Comic
casual approach, off-beat humor create a special kind of television entertainment
note: The headline, text and pictures shown here are from the November
22nd, 1949 issue of Look Magazine. Click
here to learn more about Dave Garroway. And don't forget to download
video from the "Best of Garroway at Large" page.
A droll young Chicago
disk jockey named Dave Garroway is helping television grow up. He and a bright
production group are responsible for getting the most out of TV on a program called
Garroway at Large over NBC-TV, Sundays. Walter Winchell calls it "the
first show with a professional flavor. Big time all the way...the cameras have
finally caught on to the tricks they can do." Critic John Crosby of the New
York Herald Tribune spotted its biggest appeal when he said, "It appears
to be directed at pleasing a few people in a living room, not at provoking wild
shrieks of laughter from a studio audience."
Dave Garroway, a pleasant young man with a sharp mind, loafs beside a stage prop
lamp post in NBC's Chicago studio working out a new TV idea
entertains radio studio audience on the 'Dave Garroway Show', Monday nights, NBC.
He first got attention as a late-at-night disk jockey.
Props Pep up Show
Garroway relaxes every chance he gets, as does the cast. They rehearse eight hours
for half-hour on television to achieve spontaneity.
production routines include stunts like having Garroway unveil portrait. When
he pulls the cord, trolley bell clangs, cast bursts into song.
note: The conductor above is Cliff Norton
is Garroway's First Love
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