CBC Television Network

Matinee Party

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1953 to 1954

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired Tuesday afternoons from October 1953 to May 1954.

This one hour variety show marked the debut of Winnipeg native Monty Hall on television. He co-hosted this show with Rosemary Boxer. Regular guests familiar to prime time audiences included singers Terry Dale and Wally Koster, comic actor Larry Mann, and musician Lou Snider. The show was produced at Toronto’s Eaton Auditorium, long time favourite recording location for Glenn Gould. The site, located at College and Yonge in downtown Toronto, has been completely restored as The Carlu. Monty Hall later went on to host Let’s Make A Deal, a popular game show, for ABC television.
Producer: Drew Crossan

Written by John Corcelli – February, 2005