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The Steve Allen Show [#1] (comedy variety)

    (CBS Primetime, 1950 - 1951;
     CBS Daytime,   1951 - 1952)

    [This is the first of three series which have the same name,
     starring the original NBC "Tonight Show" host, Steve Allen;
     It began as a daily Primetime show, and then after 13 weeks
     was moved to Daytime where it flourished; The other "Steve
     Allen Shows" were a Sunday Night Show (NBC, 1956 - 60), and 
     a 90-minute daily talk show sponsored by Westinghouse (ABC, 
     1962 - 64)]


Open Theme 1: "The Steve Allen Theme"

    [above is the title as listed by the Steve Allen office
     in correspondence dated 1982; the later ASCAP vocal title 
     aka: "Mister Moon";
     aka: "Mr. Moon";

     Allen was a pianist and composer who wrote many of his
     own THEMEs]

     Composer: Stephen Valentine ("Steve") Allen (ASCAP)
              (vocal lyric added in 1954)

     1978 Publisher: Rosemeadow Pub. Corp. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: Meadowlane Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
                       of Van Nuys, CA

     Vocal Copyright Date: Nov. 30, 1954; Eu 378 918.
     Vocal Renewal   Date: June  7, 1982; RE-131-875.

     Recordings:


Close Theme 2: "Impossible"

    [Closing THEME and composer verified by Steve Allen's office 
     in correspondence dated 1982; Allen was a pianist and prolific
     composer who wrote many of his own THEMEs;

     This melody was later re-used for a song in a 1954 TV musical 
     play called "The Bachelor", for which Steve Allen wrote music;
     it was recorded by  several pop ballad singers including 
     Nat "King" Cole, Andy Williams and Aretha Franklin;

     It was used as Allen's Closing THEME for this show and for
     his later NBC Sunday Night Show (1956 - 60);

     Complete title, as filed for copyright: "Impossible, closing 
     theme of 'The Steve Allen TV Sunday Night Show', included in 
     the Sunday spectacular 'The Bachelor' (TV)"]

     Composer: Stephen Valentine ("Steve") Allen (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Rosemeadow Pub. Corp. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: Meadowlane Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
                       of Van Nuys, CA

     Published Copyright Date: Aug. 3, 1956; EP 101 627.
     Published Renewal   Date: May 25, 1984; RE-209-857.

     Recordings:

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