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New York. August 1952. "Jackie Gleason rehearsing television show. Includes Gleason in steam cabinet." From negatives by various staff photographers used in the Look magazine articles "TV's Big Boy," "Mr. Saturday Night" and "The Jackie Gleason Story: Fat, Sad and Funny." View full size.