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Stairway To Stardom

Stairway to Stardom was a public-access television series that aired in New York City from 1979 to early 1993. Filmed "in what appeared to be a freshly carpeted Staten Island basement," the host Frank Masi (1925 - March 29, 2013) would bring on amateur singers, dancers, actresses, and comedians to show off their questionable talents. Thanks to exposure from NPR, radio shock jocks Opie & Anthony, clips and later on full episodes on YouTube, the show has gained a cult following.



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Stairway to Stardom (1984) - full show featuring Richie Triolo, Toni Marie, Yolanda Castellano, Aurelia DeSire Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMsN1QhjMAU Uploader: stairwaytostardom Upload date: 20160110
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Stairway to Stardom (1984) - full show featuring Don Costello, Al Villa, Lucille Cataldo Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRZTN_lAu2M Uploader: stairwaytostardom Upload date: 20150522
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Stairway to Stardom (1992) - final full show featuring Frank Masi & The Obsessions, Gia Williams, Earl Lewis & The Channels Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUo9QvTty1E Uploader: stairwaytostardom Upload date: 20150524
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Stairway to Stardom (1983) - full show featuring Lola Perazzo, Jennifer Jorgenson, All The King's Men, Don Costello Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4lsAyURitg Uploader: stairwaytostardom Upload date: 20160110
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Stairway to Stardom (1981) - full show featuring Tony Sanchez, Gloria Huddle, All The King's Men Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGTyl2Uf7ug Uploader: stairwaytostardom Upload date: 20150522
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Stairway to Stardom (1983) - full show featuring Shekinah, Wayne Rubin, Danny Benjamin, Beth Tureck Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWZYpomzN7k Uploader: stairwaytostardom Upload date: 20160110
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Stairway to Stardom (1985) - full show featuring Yvonne Cummings, Bobby J. Carter, Janice Pemberton, Michael Fobes Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZavzLZ7gOyM Uploader: stairwaytostardom Upload date: 20150522
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Stairway to Stardom (1981) - full show featuring Joey Marlowe, Jimmie Smiley Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9UCHP3Uhvw Uploader: stairwaytostardom Upload date: 20160110
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Frank Masi (along with his wife and co-host Tillie) is interviewed on February 20, 1993 about his life, career in showbiz, and the history of Stairway To Stardom. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXjwAumSuno Uploader: stairwaytostardom Upload date: 20101210
Topics: Youtube, video, Entertainment, frank masi, tillie masi, stairway to stardom, interview, life story,...
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Stairway to Stardom (1988) - full show featuring The Brandy Dancers, Joe Refano, Horowitz & Spector, Cleveland Still & The Dubs, All The King's Men Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6GphO03pX4 Uploader: stairwaytostardom Upload date: 20150523
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by Jimmy Schwatzman
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Jimmy Schwatzman sings the Pat Mariano/Andrew Sarnoff song "Beautiful You" Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qI9geS7C10 Uploader: Jimmy Blackman Upload date: 20070114
Topics: Youtube, video, Entertainment, jimmyschwatzman, stairwaytostardom, sharpeworld
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Stairway to Stardom (1985) - full show featuring Don Costello, Bob Johnson, Anna Lisa Cusi, Melissa Ann Ledwon, Judson Fountain Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obi4UtuKmZM Uploader: stairwaytostardom Upload date: 20150522
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Frank Masi (along with his wife and co-host Tillie) is interviewed on February 20, 1993 about his life, career in showbiz, and the history of Stairway To Stardom. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLh3VYR6b7Y Uploader: stairwaytostardom Upload date: 20101209
Topics: Youtube, video, Entertainment, frank masi, tillie masi, stairway to stardom, interview, life story,...
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Stairway to Stardom (1983) - full show featuring Don Costello, Jerry Callahan, Reason to Live Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf7AYHJBv8k Uploader: stairwaytostardom Upload date: 20150522
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Stairway to Stardom (1982) - full show featuring Bernadette, Michelle Sutlovich, Joy Garrison, Mike Weiss Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKUAG7IkNGc Uploader: stairwaytostardom Upload date: 20150523
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Frank Masi (along with his wife and co-host Tillie) is interviewed on February 20, 1993 about his life, career in showbiz, and the history of Stairway To Stardom. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CImPMI0NhIE Uploader: stairwaytostardom Upload date: 20101210
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Stairway to Stardom (1983) - full show featuring Michelle Wilson, Raymond Lucky, Rich Halke, Jimmy Schwatzman Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm-QQB1UWmE Uploader: stairwaytostardom Upload date: 20150522
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Stairway to Stardom (1979) - full show featuring Cheryl Klein, Tim Shawn Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXXvEj-okUk Uploader: stairwaytostardom Upload date: 20160110
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Stairway to Stardom (1983) - full show featuring The Hal Green Trio, Jennifer Fields, The Mellowettes, Elisa Pollack Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzU1SOdZMUs Uploader: stairwaytostardom Upload date: 20150522
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Jimmy Schwatzman opens with "It's AMost Unusual Day" at his October 5, 2002 Cabaret show at Roses Turn Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImsMQL28qbE Uploader: Jimmy Blackman Upload date: 20070114
Topics: Youtube, video, Music, Jimmy, Schwatzman, Stairway, To, Stardom, Shapeworld
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Stairway to Stardom (1983) - Amanda Simpson sings "New York, New York" Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc6CxO5maIA Uploader: stairwaytostardom Upload date: 20150522
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Stairway to Stardom (1984) - full show featuring Georgine Rivera, impressionist C. P. Lacey Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RptowF3kh-E Uploader: stairwaytostardom Upload date: 20150522
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Stairway to Stardom (1979) - full show - The Frank Masi Show with Songs To Remember, featuring Frank Masi, Evie Day, special guest Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivHqD51XHDI Uploader: stairwaytostardom Upload date: 20150522
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Jimmy Schwatzman reprises his rendition of the song "Cabaret," at a Stairway to Stardom screening which took place at Monkeytown in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Saturday August 26th, 2006. He is backed up by Ben Stiefel and Louie Moscowitz of All The King's Men. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWFPukd-noM Uploader: stairwaytostardom Upload date: 20101209
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Stairway to Stardom (1988) - full show featuring Robert F. Amico & Su Veneer, Don Costello, Christina Faye Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=458GxN7c0J8 Uploader: stairwaytostardom Upload date: 20160110
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Frank Masi (along with his wife and co-host Tillie) is interviewed on February 20, 1993 about his life, career in showbiz, and the history of Stairway To Stardom. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeOCSQaFcQw Uploader: stairwaytostardom Upload date: 20101210
Topics: Youtube, video, Entertainment, frank masi, tillie masi, stairway to stardom, interview, life story,...
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Stairway to Stardom (1980) - full show featuring Suzzee Seers and Dillee, Gerry Campbell, Evie Day, Eddie White, Jerry Sheldon, Rosemary Peters Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6JajEnbX7g Uploader: stairwaytostardom Upload date: 20160507
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All The King's Men sing their original theme song "On The Stairway to Stardom," at a Stairway to Stardom screening which took place at Monkeytown in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Saturday August 26th, 2006. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXfZR6t2mcM Uploader: stairwaytostardom Upload date: 20101209
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by Jimmy Schwatzman
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Jimmy Blackman singing "I Believe in you" February 2011 Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekBbCag17fQ Uploader: Jimmy Blackman Upload date: 20120116
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Stairway to Stardom (1982) - full show featuring Missy Berk, Renee McGinness, Louise Mascia, Lucille Cataldo Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CxTo5rSPJ8 Uploader: stairwaytostardom Upload date: 20150523
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Jimmy's full version of "Who Will Buy" Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J832j6GlB_A Uploader: Jimmy Blackman Upload date: 20070117
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Back in the 1980s, a public-access television channel in New York City aired  Stairway to Stardom , an amateur talent show many see as a low-rent precursor to  American Idol . Thanks to the dedication of a few die-hard fans,  Stairway  has now become an Internet cult hit. One of the program's devotees, Mitch Friedman, shares his thoughts about why this ultra-low budget talent show has such long-lasting appeal.
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Stairway to Stardom (1983) - full show featuring Don Costello, Precious Taft Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkMji1Z0mEU Uploader: stairwaytostardom Upload date: 20150523
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Stairway to Stardom (1990) - full show featuring Don Costello, The Mission Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cADBjSxWxU0 Uploader: stairwaytostardom Upload date: 20150522
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