Sketch shows 70-foot revolving stage which
serves four pentagon-shaped theaters for the Chrysler Show-Go-Round.
Through this unique design, a four-phased performance is in
continuous action offering a 24-minute interlude of music and
whimsy, featuring a film story (introduced on the screen by Bob
Hope); the Bil Baird marionettes and a finale in which a Chrysler
experimental car (designed by the puppets) closes the entertainment.
In the introductory, first phase of the show, the master-of-ceremonies
talks to puppet hero "Bob Bolt" against a backdrop
of automotive parts. As the stage revolves to a big-screen rear-projection
setup, Hope (on film) introduces the rest of the little film
play about an eager auto designer which starts out on the screen.
This Group Productions' film is followed by Phase Three.
In this phase, the marionette creations of Bil and Cora Baird
take over the action. Singing and dancing gaskets, dancing spark
plugs, animated carburetors and jiving seat belts perform under
the skillful hands of four rotating crews of five puppeteers
each. The villain, "Monkey Wrench," gives way to a
dancing line of 15 girl motor blocks as the stage turns to Phase
Four, the big finale . . .