Early Television Memories
Issue Date: August 11, 2009
City: North Hollywood, CA
“Dinah was always ‘dressed to the nines.’ She was a very classy lady and always looked beautiful. She had on so many different performers and the show was always a big production. Dinah would give out these big kisses at the end of each show and sing, ‘See the U.S.A. in your Chevrolet.’” – Susie K.
From 1951-63, Dinah hosted a live musical show with style and grace. She was as warm and easy as her singing voice and was famous for ending each show by blowing an enthusiastic kiss to the audience with an exaggerated “M-wah!” The biggest names in entertainment came to perform on this well-produced show. Using advanced production technology, groundbreaking effects such as flying performers wowed ‘50s audiences. With this showcase of talent, quality, and charm, Dinah found a place in America’s heart.