The Eve Arden Show
(1957 - 1958)
Cast: Eve Arden as Liza Hammond
Allyn Joslyn as George Howell
Gail Stone as Jenny Hammond
Karen Green as Mary Hammond
Frances Bavier as Nora
Eve Arden played Liza Hammond, a widowed novelist who juggled work and motherhood, raising twin daughters.
It Gives Me Great Pleasure (09/17/1957)
George Howell intends on signing Liza to his speakers bureau, but she wants no part of it because of severe stage fright . His persistence eventually wears her down, but her fear grows as the first lecture approaches. To calm her down, he tells her about the old speaker's trick: just imagine that everyone in the audience looks foolish; maybe they have flashing red noses or they're sitting around in their underwear.
Cover Girl (10/01/1957)
Liza's cover photo on her new book displays her face on the body of a buxom, long-legged sweater girl. S uddenly, men everywhere find her irresistible. This leads her to a accept a blind date that goes incredibly well. Her handsome date drives George into a fit of jealousy .
White Elephant Sale (10/29/1957)
The uppity attitude of Mrs. Kenyon, the snobbish secretary of the PTA, rubs Liza the wrong way. When she learns there's a prize for the mother selling the most items at the rummage sale, Liza gets competitive.
Liza's Nightmare (02/18/1958)
Liza is worried sick about Jenny who's in bed with a cold, but Jenny's having a big time drumming up sympathy on the phone and listening to Pat Boone records. Against her motherly instinct, Liza leaves Jenny with her grandmother to give a lecture in Washington, but can do nothing but worry about how the poor child must be suffering without her.