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This ACH Day video from the first season featured the Mouseketeers interacting with guest stars Lionel Kaye (1901-1987) and his wife Kathleen. Lionel was a comedian who performed live in vaudeville, on Broadway, in nightclubs, and at fairs. He has no known television or film credits other than this MMC episode, but was well regarded in show biz trade publications and newspaper reviews from the 1930's thru the 1960's. He was the hero of the Palomar Ballroom fire in 1939. (For an interesting retrospect on the Palomar's history and Lionel's role in the fire, visit this well illustrated journal entry). Here he puts the mice thru two of his standard audience participation stage gags, playing a tune with hand bells, and the hat snatching game.

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