Bring Dagmar's Canteen Home!

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Show Type: Variety

First Telecast: March 22, 1952

Last Telecast: June 14, 1952

Broadcast History:

March 1952 - June 1952, Saturday 12:15-12:45am on NBC


Dagmar..... Jennie Lewis

Ray Malone

Tim Herbert

Jeanne Lewis

Milton Delugg & His Orchestra


Dagmar, the statuesque, well-endowed blonde made famous on Jerry Lester's Broadway Open House, starred in this late-night live variety show as the hostess of a real canteen for servicemen. She interviewed, sang songs, and dance, but the most amusing part of the show was her weekly reading of one of her original plays (similar the the hilarious "poetry readings" on Broadway Open House). Roles in the plays were also read by servicemen chosen from the audience, as well as by the other cast members. One of the regulars was Dagmar's sister Jeanne, who was the assistant hostess.