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UPDATE: The Shorpy commentariat lost no time in identifying the butler as actor-restaurateur Arthur Treacher.
New York, 1952. "Martha Raye rehearsing skits for her television show; in dress rehearsal; includes shots of cameras, sound equipment and sets." The All-Star Revue host with her cigarette and sponsor's cereals. Photo by Charlotte Brooks for the Look magazine article "Perpetual Commotion." View full size.