Inner Circle Club : "A Streetcar Framed O'Dwyer" (50th jubilee show).

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The Inner Circle presents its annual lampooning of political figures large and small, with "malice towards none, hilarity for all". With dignitaries in the audience, including Governor Dewey and Grover A. Whalen, the gala dinner irreverently recounts the year's events in song and pantomime, from the 50th anniversary of the city's consolidation to the blizzard that stranded LIRR commuters. Cameo appearances by "Joseph Stalin," "Harry Truman" and "Eleanor Roosevelt" round out the evening's entertainment.

Rundown:

WNYC announcer
Murray Snyder, President of Inner Circle "Malice towards none, hilarity for all".

5:01 Act I: The first fifty years are the hardest
5:09 Song: "In Old New York"
8:15 Skit: Willam O'Dwyer, Grover Whalen about 50th anniversary jubilee
11:31 Song: "Nearly"

Act II: The Cold War
15:00 Scene 1: The blizzard of 1947 w Murray Davis and the chorus of blizzard men
15:35 Song: "Long Island's winter wonderland (Part 1)"
17:09 Scene 2: LIRR headquarters, Dec 26, 1947, Jamaica, the day of the blizzard
19:50 Song: "Long Island's winter wonderland (Part 2)"
21:26 Scene 3: Speonk station, Long Island, Dec 26, 1947
26:42 Song (Stranded commuters): "We've been sleeping on the railroad"

Interlude
29:27 Song (Baby Snookums) "Dear old daddy"

Act III: The iron curtain
34:00 [Scene 1]: Mike Quill, Glen Taylor, Hank Wallace
36:54 Song (Joseph Stalin): "He's just my Hank"
40:26 [Scene 2]: Grover Whalen, Mayor O'Dwyer, Mayor Robert Van Wyck
42:02 Song: "If I had to do it all over"
44:26 [Scene 3]: Mayor O'Dwyer, Secretary, women from Dept of Welfare
46:55 Song: "Mink me tonight"

49:33 Cast of characters

Act IV: Bungle, bungle
51:48 Song (Natives): "Bungle bungle"
54:21 [Scene 2]: Democratic party representatives
56:07 Song (Harry Truman): "Stay right here"

Act V: All for the records
59:47 Song: "Petrillo, Petrillo, Petrillo"

Act VI: I see by the papers
1:02:52 Song: "I see by the papers"

Act VII: The bookmakers
1:05:53 [Scene 1]: Gimbel's basement, Eleanor Roosevelt, James Farley, Edward Flynn
1:12:10 Song: "Great day this week for the Irish"

Act VIII: The man who came to dinner
1:13:40 [Scene 1]: Jefferson-Jackson Democratic Dinner, Washington, D.C. President Truman, other democrats

Act IX: In a smoke-filled room
1:17:00 Song: "Way down upon the Swanee River"
1:18:55 [Scene 1]: President and Mrs Truman
1:20:57 [Scene 2]: James Farley, Edward Flynn
1:21:43 [Scene 3], Republican National Convention
1:22:56 Song: "I'll be different"

1:26:44 Vincent Impellitteri speech
1:32:58 Governor Dewey speech


Rundown: WNYC announcer
Murray Snyder, President of Inner Circle "Malice towards none, hilarity for all".

5:01 Act I: The first fifty years are the hardest
5:09 Song: "In Old New York"
8:15 Skit: Willam O'Dwyer, Grover Whalen about 50th anniversary jubilee
11:31 Song: "Nearly"

Act II: The Cold War
15:00 Scene 1: The blizzard of 1947 w Murray Davis and the chorus of blizzard men
15:35 Song: "Long Island's winter wonderland (Part 1)"
17:09 Scene 2: LIRR headquarters, Dec 26, 1947, Jamaica, the day of the blizzard
19:50 Song: "Long Island's winter wonderland (Part 2)"
21:26 Scene 3: Speonk station, Long Island, Dec 26, 1947
26:42 Song (Stranded commuters): "We've been sleeping on the railroad"

Interlude
29:27 Song (Baby Snookums) "Dear old daddy"

Act III: The iron curtain
34:00 [Scene 1]: Mike Quill, Glen Taylor, Hank Wallace
36:54 Song (Joseph Stalin): "He's just my Hank"
40:26 [Scene 2]: Grover Whalen, Mayor O'Dwyer, Mayor Robert Van Wyck
42:02 Song: "If I had to do it all over"
44:26 [Scene 3]: Mayor O'Dwyer, Secretary, women from Dept of Welfare
46:55 Song: "Mink me tonight"

49:33 Cast of characters

Act IV: Bungle, bungle
51:48 Song (Natives): "Bungle bungle"
54:21 [Scene 2]: Democratic party representatives
56:07 Song (Harry Truman): "Stay right here"

Act V: All for the records
59:47 Song: "Petrillo, Petrillo, Petrillo"

Act VI: I see by the papers
1:02:52 Song: "I see by the papers"

Act VII: The bookmakers
1:05:53 [Scene 1]: Gimbel's basement, Eleanor Roosevelt, James Farley, Edward Flynn
1:12:10 Song: "Great day this week for the Irish"

Act VIII: The man who came to dinner
1:13:40 [Scene 1]: Jefferson-Jackson Democratic Dinner, Washington, D.C. President Truman, other democrats

Act IX: In a smoke-filled room
1:17:00 Song: "Way down upon the Swanee River"
1:18:55 [Scene 1]: President and Mrs Truman
1:20:57 [Scene 2]: James Farley, Edward Flynn
1:21:43 [Scene 3], Republican National Convention
1:22:56 Song: "I'll be different"

1:26:44 Vincent Impellitteri speech
1:32:58 Governor Dewey speech



Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection


WNYC archives id: 73562
Municipal archives id: LT3193