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|Arden Eve Show - Volume 1|
Actors: Eve Arden, George Howell, Frances Bavier
Four lost episodes of the television classic, ""The Eve Arden Show.
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Retro_Saiyan | Australia | 07/13/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a huge fan of 50's TV, But I somehow hadn't seen anything by Eve Arden (Much of it isn't on DVD), so I decided to buy this DVD. This is actually a fairly good TV series considering it only ran for one season. The writting is a little "cliche" at times but it's pleasant, enjoyable and at times charming. The 4 episodes on this DVD only have OK picture quality, But that's to be expected with a one-season wonder from back then (I doubt the masters still exist). A few commercials are also included."
John J. Krassow | 04/17/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The dvd arrived on time, it was a very good dvd, but im partial I have always loved all tv shows she has done"
Classic TV and No other words needed
Stephen Dickensheets | Philadelphia, Pa | 09/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Arden, the "dry Champaign of humor" comedianne still makes me laugh.
You will too. A must for early TV collectors"
Eve Arden charms with short-lived sitcom
Byron Kolln | the corner where Broadway meets Hollywood | 08/26/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Running only one season, THE EVE ARDEN SHOW was Ms Arden's followup to the hugely popular "Our Miss Brooks", a character she'd had the unique opportunity to play on radio, in film and finally on television. On the subsequent EVE ARDEN SHOW, Arden played Liza Hammond, a widowed authoress who lives in a New York apartment with her twin daughters (Gail Stone and Karen Green), and mother (Frances "Aunt Bea" Bavier). Allyn Joslyn is Liza's manager George Howell, and Willard Waterman has a recurring role as the landlord.
Stories typically revolved around Liza's career as well as the problems encountered in raising two boy-crazy teen girls. By all accounts the ratings were never satisfactory and THE EVE ARDEN SHOW wasn't renewed by CBS.
As was also the case in the earlier ''Our Miss Brooks", Desilu was the company responsible for putting the whole project together; Arden having first worked with Lucy, Desi and the Desilu gang on one of the Season Four 'California' episodes of "I Love Lucy". Arden's personal friendship Lucille Ball went back to the 1930's; and, as legend goes, it was Ms Ball who suggested Arden for the role of Miss Brooks, having first been approached for the part herself! In 1967, Desi Arnaz coaxed Eve Arden back into primetime with "The Mothers-in-Law".
"Liza's Nightmare" - Called away to Washington where she's to give a speech, Liza's mind races with all sorts of guilty thoughts about leaving one of the twins sick at home with a cold.
"White Elephant Sale" - When the girls start developing a strong friendship with PTA president Mrs Kenyon, Liza is given the cold shoulder. She decides to use the school's annual White Elephant sale as a means to get even!
"Cover Girl" - Liza suddenly becomes a hot property in New York dating circles when a doctored photo of her is printed on the paperback edition of "Summer's End".
"It Gives Me Great Pleasure" - George books Liza on the lecture circuit, despite her pathological fear of public speaking. This was the official first episode.
All four episodes include the original sponsorship bumps (Dove Soap, Old Spice shaving products and Imperial Butter). Picture and sound quality is strictly average but classic TV collectors will just be happy having ANY remnant from this otherwise-forgotten series on DVD. Thankyou Alpha for resurrecting it."