Bell Telephone Hour presents The Music of Cole Porter

Television Special


Broadcast on the NBC-TV Network on January 28, 1964
Produced and written by Charles Andrews
Directed by Clark Jones
The Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra conducted by Donald Voorhees


Cast

Host: Ethel Merman; starring Peter Nero, John Raitt, Martha Wright, Gretchen Wyler, and Jillana


Musical Numbers

  • Medley: "Another Op'nin', Another Show" / "De-Lovely" / "Anything Goes" / "From This Moment On" / "Ridin' High" / "We Open in Venice" - Ethel Merman and Chorus
  • "Night and Day" - Peter Nero (piano)
  • Medley: "I Love You" / "Why Can't You Behave?" / "So In Love" / "In the Still of the Night" / "Were Thine That Special Face" / "Get Out of Town" / "You're Everything I Love" - John Raitt and Martha Wright
  • "Don't Fence Me In" / "Hey Good Lookin'" - Gretchen Wyler and Chorus
  • Medley: "I Get a Kick Out of You" / "Easy to Love" / "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To" / "What is This Thing Called Love?" / "Do I Love You?" / "You Do Something to Me" / "I Get a Kick Out of You" (reprise) - Ethel Merman and Chorus
  • Medley: "Just One of Those Things" / "Love for Sale" / "True Love" / "Every Time We Say Goodbye" / "Just One of Those Things" (reprise) - Peter Nero (piano)
  • "Begin the Beguine" - Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra (danced by Jillana)
  • Medley: "Blow Gabriel Blow" / "I Concentrate on You" / "You Irritate Me So" / "All Through the Night" / "Bulldog" / "Down in the Depths" / "C'est Magnifique" / "Well, Did You Evah" / "You've Got That Thing" / "At Long Last Love" / "Be a Clown" / "Let's Do It" / "I Love Paris" / "Stereophonic Sound" / "I've Got You Under My Skin" / "Let's Be Buddies" / "Come to the Supermarket in Old Peking" / "Why Shouldn't I?" / "Where, Oh Where" / "Friendship" / "All of You" / "Hey, Babe, Hey" / "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" / "You're the Top" - Merman, Raitt, Wyler, Wright, Nero, and Chorus

Audio Recording

  • Compact Disc, 2004 [VAI 1239, as "Cole Porter: An All Star Tribute"]

Includes all of the above plus six additional performances by Ethel Merman from the Bell Telephone Hour of Jaunary 29, 1960







Video Recording

  • DVD, 2004 [VAI 4229, as "Cole Porter: An All Star Tribute"]

Includes all of the above plus six additional performances (and outtakes) by Ethel Merman from the Bell Telephone Hour of Jaunary 29, 1960