Television: Review

In the afterglow of the success of last year's Perry Como and Dinah Shore shows, the TV networks are taking a high shine to popular singers in jumbo productions. In fact, the TV season threatens to be, in the phrase of one critic, a case of "the bland leading the bland." TV's Pepsi-Cola girl, Polly Bergen, got mired down in embarrassingly labored exchanges with a shrill, scenery-chewing "panel" of other show folk, and only when she used her high but lilty voice did her seductive talents poke through. The Hit Parade was back (in stunning color for the 200,000 color-set owners),...

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