what was on is one of a handful of interesting collections of snapshots and vernacular photos online over at square america. as they say about these pictures, they were "taken late at night by a lonely photographer in 1957. encrusted with 50 year old dust and emulsion the photos of women from melodramas and late-night talk shows are not only a record of one person's peculiar obsession but also a virtual catalog of the kind of roles women played in the popular entertainment of the era." you can see more of these here. thanks to andrew for passing along this link.
[all unknown photographer. from the series what was on. 1957.]