I bought some VHS tapes a few years back that has the above guests you mentioned, plus I have one tape that was filmed at the Paramount Theater with guests Dagmar, Tim Herbert & Don Saxon (comedy), Eileen Barton and Joe Bushkin (pianist from the Dorsey Days).
As mentioned, you can see the stress on Sinatra filming live TV (e.g. You can hear he was told to "stretch" one scene to make it longer), and there appears to be mild confusion at times as to what is happening. Seeing Axel Stordahl conducting, mixed with the marginal footage condition, almost makes you think you're watching his 1943 show there!
The skits are very dated and appear to made on an extreme budget and you can see the vulnerability in him that would never be evident only a few years later. I think these shows would be labeled "For enthusiasts only".
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