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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

ED ALLEN TIME




ED ALLEN ENTERPRISES
XCTV 94102
1960s





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Editor's note: E. Allen brings this record along with some swing, jazz, big band and a few pithy comments along the way. Here's some bio:
Ed Allen (b. c. 1929[1] in Detroit, Michigan, United States[2]) was a television host noted for his syndicated exercise programs.

Allen was an actor and singer in the United States during his early career, becoming a television program host in 1948.[2] His program was broadcast on 43 American television stations, resulting in fan mail of 3000 letters a week.[3] In 1963, television producer Randy Dandy Martin brought Allen into Canada, recording 65 half-hour episodes of the exercise show in five days. Shortly after his 2 September 1963 debut on CHCH-TV in Hamilton, Ontario,[3] the station received 1131 letters in a nine-day span, raising expectations of syndication throughout Canada.[4]

195 episodes of The Ed Allen Show were produced by the Canadian production team of Al Guest and Jean Mathieson.

Ed Allen had a following of millions of viewers and fans, from all over the world. His exercise Show was still being distributed in the early 90’s. The format was usually set somewhere on a beach in the Bahamas. Barbie, Ed’s second wife was a regular providing various routines. Vinyl LP’s and videos were available. Ed wore a distinctive one-piece polyester jumpsuit while he did his calesthenics. In the late 1960s, he earned an estimated annual income of at least USD$100 000.[1]





























2 comments:

Julie said...

Haha, my friend and I totally worked out to this yesterday & then lamented the fact that we didn't have it in .mp3 form --- then stumbled across this! You're an absolute hero.

R. O. Glockenspiel said...

Long live Ed Allen, right? Now work those legs, girls.