July 29, 1957- March 30,1962.
Beginning London Shows with host Jack Paar in London, England.Hugh Downs host in New York with Jim Lucas, announcer.
Samuel Shanton professes to Jack that the Earth is flat. Other guests include, Robert Morley, Peggy Cass, and Dickey Henderson.
Guests for two consecutive nights are Jim Backus, Larry Storch, Jane Fonda, Rita Hayworth, Gary Merrill, Alan King, and announcer Jim Lucas. Hugh Downs pays tribute to "The Tonight Show" staff members and signs off for his final Tonight appearance.
September 21, 1962-September 10, 1965.
After leaving the "Tonight" show in March 1962, Jack Paar returned that fall as host of a one hour Friday-night variety series.
Opening monologue by Jack Paar with anecdotes related to his orchestra leader and long time friend, Jose Melies, and his family.
Les Paul and Mary Ford sing "Waiting for the Sunrise," "Summertime," and "Hush Little Baby."
Alexander King makes his 160tha appearance with Jack Paar. He talks about his latest book, "Is There Life after Birth?"
He jokes about his medical escapades during his recent hospital stay.
Dick Gregory is introduced by Paar who mentions how he discovered Gregory in 1960 when he was penniless. Paar narrates home movies of Dick Gregory and his wife Lillian.
Dick Gregory stand-up routine is heard.
At the desk Dick tells Jack what life is like being a negro comedian.
The UK ensemble group Beyond the Fringe is introduced by Jack Paar. The group comprised of Alan Bennett, Jonathan Miller, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore perform.
Announcer is Jim Lucas.