April 17, 1967 - December 26, 1969. THE JOEY BISHOP SHOW was one of several attempts by ABC (previously Les Crane tried and failed to attain ratings) to establish a strong late-night talk show. Bishop held the record (177) substitute hosting appearances for Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show, and had been quite successful. It was hoped Joey could lure away some of Carson's audience. Similar to Jack Paar, in 1960, Bishop surprised his audience on the night of November 26, 1969, and walked off the show while taping his opening monologue. The Joey Bishop late-night program lasted for one more month using guest hosts before it left the air. During three phone conversations I had with Bishop, in the early 2000s, he confirmed to me that almost ALL of his late-night shows had been erased by ABC.
Joey Bishop hosts the 46th Annual photoplay magazine Gold Medal Awards.
Joey is the recipient of this award.
Dean Jones accepts for Glenn Ford. William Shatner and Leonard Nemoy accept for Gene Roddenberry, and David Janssen accepts for Paul Newman.
NOTE: The 57th Annual Photoplay Awards aired 11/21/78 ~ ABC-TV was one of only two Special Photoplay Awards (this show aired as a one hour Special) produced, with this one in 1978 being the last one ever.
Photoplay ceased publication in 1980, and it’s staff started a new magazine called “Us Magazine” which is still published today. Previous TV exposure for the Photoplay Award was broadcast on The Steve Allen Show in 1959, and The Merv Griffin Show in 1966 and 1967.
NOTE: There a slight hum is heard occasionally as originally broadcast.