CBC Television Network

Joan Fairfax Show, The

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1959 to 1960

Broadcast Medium: Television

Host: Joan Fairfax

A musical variety show, complete with all-woman orchestra, debuted in the summer of l959, and the program moved to a Sunday evening slot for the regular season in the autumn of that year. The Van Dorn Sisters (singers) joined Fairfax regularly on her broadcasts, which also featured guests such as Norman Brooks and Bill Butler, Ken Steele, jazz pianist Marian McPartland, dancers Irene Apine and Jury Gotschalks and Tink Robinson and Bernie Boyde, and singers Roger Doucet, Wally Koster, and Allan Blye. Alan Lund choreographed the show, which Bill Davis and Don Hudson produced during the summer season and Len Casey produced for the regular season.

Aired weekly, at various times, from July 1959 to July 1960.

Written by John Corcelli – April, 2002