Cue the Elephant!: Backstage Tales at the CBC


326 pages
Contains Photos, Bibliography, Index
ISBN 0-7710-6734-8
DDC 384.54'092'271




Julie Rekai Rickerd is a Toronto-based broadcaster and public-relations


Knowlton Nash, Canadian News Hall of Famer and CBC broadcaster of 40
years, has assembled a hilarious collection of behind-the-scenes
happenings at the CBC. The book takes the reader on a valuable and
entertaining journey from the corporation’s origins to its troubled

Radio greats such as Andrew Allan, Lorne Greene, Mavor Moore, Bruno
Gerussi, Foster Hewitt, and Max Ferguson are profiled, warts and all.
The transition, in 1952, from radio to television was far from easy.
Directors Norman Jewison, Arthur Hiller, and the late Harvey Hart all
received their baptism of fire at the CBC during this period, as did
future stars Robert Goulet, Lloyd Bochner, Don Harron, and Leslie
Neilsen. These are but a few of the hundreds

of names that turn up in this sometimes nostalgic, often educational,
and always delightful book.


Nash, Knowlton., “Cue the Elephant!: Backstage Tales at the CBC,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 16, 2024,