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TEXACO COMMAND APPEARANCE
Steve Allen, Rudy Vallee, Ed Wynn, Keenan Wynn, Beatrice Lillie, Jack Palance, Alfred Drake, Janet Blair, Jill Corey, Rod Alexander, Billie Burke, Mimi Benzell
A special tribute to Ed Wynn who has been in show business for 55 years. To celebrate Wynn's long career, which has recently enjoyed a rebirth, Alfred Drake emcees a one our salute originating in New York and Hollywood. This is the first in a series of such salutes to be spotted occasionally during the 1957-1958 television season.
NOTE: Unlike seasons past, when one shot TV events were televised and called "spectaculars" NBC will use the word "special" related to any show not aired on a regular basis.
JACKIE GLEASON SHOW, THE
Jackie Gleason, Rudy Vallee, George Jessel
Guests Rudy Vallee and George Jessel ad lib with Jackie Gleason. For two months, Jackie conducted this informal talk show replacing the abortive quiz show "You're in the Picture," which aired only one time.
DUPONT SHOW OF THE WEEK: MUSIC OF THE THIRTIES, THE
Rudy Vallee, Dorothy Loudon, Kate Smith, Jack Jones, Count Basie, Bing Crosby, Bill Hayes, John Bubbles, Blossom Dearie, Ruth Etting, Paul Whiteman
Count Basie and his orchestra, Dorothy Loudon, Bill Hayes, John Bubbles and Blossom Dearie perform some of the big tunes of the 1930's. Pre-recordings of Bing Crosby, Ruby Vallee, Kate Smith and Ruth Etting help set the mood. Paul Whiteman narrates this hour-long taped tribute.
PERRY COMO SHOW, THE
Rudy Vallee, Tommy Sands, Perry Como, Nancy Sinatra
September 12, 1955-June 12, 1963. In the fall of 1955 Perry Como returned to NBC where he hosted a weekly hour show. From 1955 to 1959 it was seen Saturday evenings and was titled "The Perry Como Show." From 1959 to 1963 it was seen Wednesday evenings and was titled "The Kraft Music Hall." Regulars included Frank Gallop and the Ray Charles Singers. After his final weekly June 12, 1963 broadcast Perry Como appeared in scores of specials, beginning October 3, 1963, airing on NBC, CBS & ABC, and concluding on December 6, 1986.
ED SULLIVAN SHOW, THE
Rudy Vallee, Bill Dana, Ed Sullivan, Dave Barry, Paul Anka
Dave Barry, Rudy Vallee, Paul Anka and Bill Dana perform.
ED SULLIVAN SHOW (TOAST OF THE TOWN)
Rudy Vallee, Bill Dana, Ed Sullivan, Paul Anka, Willie Mays, Gil Hodges, Jose Jimenez
June 20, 1948 - May 30, 1971
ED SULLIVAN SHOW, THE, (TOAST OF THE TOWN)
Television's longest running variety series. Originally, titled, TOAST OF THE TOWN, the name of the series changed on September 18, 1955 to THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW. Most remembered for introducing many stand-up comedians, and musical acts, including The Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, The Beatles.
Most of the 1,087 broadcasts, encompassing 10,000 performers, have been archived. The major exceptions are the first half year of shows circa 1948 of which a few kinescope excerpts survive.
The ED SULLIVAN SHOW was a spectacular show-case that for twenty-three years entertained the American family. In its prime, more than thirty million viewers, young and old, tuned in at the same time to view popular culture.
Ed's guests include Willie Mays, Gil Hodges, Rudy Vallee, Paul Anka, and Bill (Jose Jimenez) Dana.
TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON, THE
Rudy Vallee, Groucho Marx, Johnny Carson, Skitch Henderson, Ed McMahon, Joan Crawford
10-01-62- 05-22-92 (NBC)
Johnny Carson makes his debut as host of the Tonight Show. He is introduced by his announcer Ed McMahon. This was the beginning of Carson's thirty-year run as the host of this iconic late-night talk show. McMahon was to remain with Carson for Carson's complete tenure as host. Carson was the third permanent host, following Jack Paar who replaced original host Steve Allen. Joining Johnny for the premiere are Groucho Marx, who introduces Carson, Rudy Vallee and Joan Crawford.
The broadcast begins at 11:14 PM Eastern Standard Time in New York with a commercial promoting the movie "Barabbas" followed by the NBC Peacock color tag. Announcer Ed McMahon introduces the show naming the guests and then states " let us all welcome the new host of the Tonight Show" and Groucho Marx walks out. He does a brief monologue. Orchestra leader Skitch Henderson and the band play, "New York, New York It's A Wonderful Town."
The 11:30pm sign on is heard by announcer Ed McMahon. He states, "...the man you have been waiting six months to meet, Johnny Carson." Groucho and Johnny Carson together. Carson thanks Groucho for flying to New York to do the opening of his first show. Comedic advice by Groucho to Johnny.
Complete monologue by Johnny Carson. McMahon's first words to Carson, "You were very good my Prince." Ed and Johnny at the desk. Johnny does his first commercial for "Greasy Kids Stuff." Johnny introduces his very first guest, Rudy Vallee. There would be many thousands more to come.
Johnny Carson interview with his last guest, Joan Crawford.
NOTE: This material is comprised from the very best available original off the air recordings known to exist. Each source does not duplicate one another. One is direct line recorded (excellent audio quality). One is microphone recorded (good audio quality). The two sources have been edited together by Phil Gries for content and continuity.
PERSPECTIVE: I REMEMBER JOLSON
Jack Benny, Joe Franklin, Rudy Vallee, Arthur Klein, Al Jolson, Davy Lee, Irving Caesar, George E. Price, Beverly Roberts, Carol Bruce, Dave Dryer
The Jazz Singer's story is told by the people who knew him. Host is Joe Franklin with guests Arthur Klein who discovered Al Jolson in 1909, Davy Lee, Irving Caesar, George E. Price, Beverly Roberts, Carol Bruce, Dave Dryer and Rudy Vallee. The original 1950 recording of the eulogy spoken by Jack Benny, at the time of Jolson's death, is replayed.
LES CRANE SHOW, THE
Rudy Vallee, Jack E. Leonard, Milt Kamen, Les Crane, Joyce Davidson
Les Crane hosts this live 1:00 AM late night phone-in talk show with guests Milt Kamen, Jack E. Leonard and Joyce Davidson. Rudy Vallee phones the show and talks to the guests.
He especially criticizes Leonard for using incorrect grammar when speaking on the show.
Debut of program was September 16, 1963. For the first month the title of the telecast was NIGHT LINE...LES CRANE. Beginning on October 18, 1963 the title was changed to THE LES CRANE SHOW.
These late night LIVE broadcasts were aired Monday thru Friday. on local station WABC New York. Beginning December 6, 1963 late night broadcasts aired Tuesday thru Saturday. Also, another time slot opened for Crane with a similar format airing on WABC in the afternoon...a one hour version broadcast from 1:30-2:30pm, five days a week, and again returning to late night broadcasting usually 1am to 2:00am after the WABC late movie, THE BEST OF BROADWAY. This TALK SHOW / PHONE IN version of The Les Crane Show concluded its final broadcast on July 31, 1964.
On August 3, 4, 5, 6, & 8, 1964 THE NEW LES CRANE SHOW premiered...a five program trial rivaling Johnny Carson's TONIGHT SHOW. It was Nationally televised and it is considered the FIRST network talk show program to compete with THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON. On November 9, 1964 THE LES CRANE SHOW premiered and aired regularly weeknights on the ABC network, opposite Johnny Carson's TONIGHT SHOW.
After 14 weeks, and low ratings, this series ended with its last telecast airing on February 26, 1965. Les Crane's late night network career was over, and never to be resumed Nationally.
ABC renamed their late night time slot NIGHTLIFE, premiering on February 29, 1965.This one hour forty five minute weekly late night talk series showcased guest hosts. This series run lasted four months, the last broadcast airing on June 25, 1965. Guest hosts included: Shelley Berman, Pat Boone, Jack Carter, Allan Sherman, Dave Garroway, Bill Cullen, William B. Williams (announcer of this series run), Eddy Arnold, Dale Robetson, Dick Shawn, Louis Nye, & Jan Murray.
Form June 28 to October 22, 1965 Les Crane returned to this time slot...the series title remaining, NIGHTLIFE. Les Crane no longer was a solo host. He co-hosted with Dave Garroway, and Nippsy Russell.
Two years later, Les Crane returned to local late night television appearing for eight months on WNEW channel 5 in New York 11:15pm - 12:15am from January 15, 1968 changing time slots on July 8, 1968, 11:45pm - 12:45pm. Final show aired on September 6, 1968, and it was the last time Les Crane would host a late night television talk show.
NOTE: A two hour radio broadcast profiling Les Crane, including TV Audio Air Check Crane highlights from the ATA archive can be listend to in its entirety. It appears on the ATA website under the link TV CONFIDENTIAL. The segment (SOUNDS OF LOST TELEVISION) was recorded in Pasadena California and aired in 2014 with host Ed Roberton, and guest Phil Gries.
NOTE: Most all of Les Crane's cumulative 26 months of broadcasting as a talk show host is today non-existent. Tapes were destroyed, erased and whereabouts unknown. The 25 television air checks archived in the Archival Television Audio, Inc. library is the most known Les Crane broadcast records to exist in the country.
Extant examples existing elsewhere include two broadcast kinescopes archived by The Paley Center for Media (one from 1967, and the other, a broadcast from January 31, 1968 titled "Rich Jews." There is archived at UCLA FILM & TV ARCHIVE four extant examples related to Les Crane, including a 45 minute compilation demo/presentation reel with clips from the New Les Crane Show trial run (Aug. 1964).
NOTE: The Les Crane Show late night talk program on ABC during the 1964-65 television season pioneered a format of television later embraced by icon Phil Donahue, Crane fell to NBC’s The Tonight Show, a national brand with a decade of broadcasting tenure, proved its dominance. Donahue began his legendary career in Dayton in 1967, evolving into a daytime programming staple for nearly 30 years.
Les Crane’s daughter Caprice points out that her father used journalism to cover topics and people that others feared to explore. “He created the shotgun mike,” says Crane of her dad, who passed away in 2008. “He had guests who did not provide the typical fluff, for example, Malcolm X, Bob Dylan, and the mother of Lee Harvey Oswald. He had the first publicly gay man on his show. He was also an amazing listener who helped create a new television format that demanded more information for the listener.
The Les Crane Show didn’t last long because the person who tries the new thing always gets penalized. People are afraid of the unknown until it becomes mainstream.”
A renaissance media man for the second half of the 20th century, Crane held interests and influences beyond journalism. “My dad gave The Mamas and the Papas group its name,” reminds Caprice Crane. “Casey Kasem credited him with inventing the Top 40 radio format at KRLA. He also got into the computer business before it was big. His company was Software Tool Works, which produced the Chess Master computer program. He was always before his time.”
Crane’s innovative format allowed one of baseball’s biggest heroes, Jackie Robinson, to debate one of conservatism’s biggest allies, William F. Buckley. Nowhere on television in the mid-1960s could audiences see this type of television fodder. Unfortunately, The Les Crane Show fell victim to a common policy of television networks destroying tapes because of the shortsighted view that future generations would not be interested. How wrong they were.
TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON, THE
Rudy Vallee, Johnny Carson, Woody Allen, Ed McMahon, Ben Grauer
October 1, 1962-May 22, 1992. Johnny Carson, host of NBC's network late-night "Tonight Show" reigned for 30 unprecedented years...five times the combined tenure of Steve Allen, and Jack Paar. Carson was impervious to competition, including efforts to dethrone him by Les Crane, Joey Bishop, Merv Griffin, Dick Cavett, Jack Paar, Pat Sajak, Joan Rivers, and Arsenio Hall. Sadly, very few complete "Tonight Show" broadcasts survive during Johnny Carson's first ten years of broadcasting. Around 1965, through the early 1970's, oldest tapes were first erased systematically by orders from myopic NBC executives, to be recycled for purposes of saving money. Ironically, in many cases, these older master tapes were too brittle, and portended probable drop-outs for re-use after being erased. Subsequently blank after being erased, these older questionable master 2" Quad tapes were either sparingly used or never used again for recording new programming and eventually were discarded. Saving thousands of dollars at the time (wiping master tapes for potential re-use) resulted in losing millions of dollars by NBC in today's marketplace, and more importantly wiping thousands of historic TONIGHT SHOW broadcasts, which contain precious personal anecdotes from political, show business, and sports icons of the past.
New Year's Eve show with guests Woody Allen and Rudy Vallee. Ben Grauer reports from Times Square in New York City.
BELL TELEPHONE HOUR
Rudy Vallee, Florence Henderson, Donald Voorhees, Chita Rivera, The Bill Evans Trio
January 12, 1959-April 26, 1968. This musical series ran semi regularly for almost ten seasons-sometimes weekly, sometimes biweekly, and sometimes as irregularly scheduled specials. All types of music were presented on the hour series; Donald Voorhees conducted the Bell Telephone Orchestra.
On Broadway Tonight.Host: Florence Henderson
A 1960'S RADIO BROADCAST ADDITION: THE CHASE AND SANDBORN 100TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW
Rudy Vallee, Charles Laughton, James Stewart, Fred Allen, Eddie Cantor, W.C. Fields, Clark Gable, Don Ameche, Mary Pickford, Maurice Chevalier, Carole Lombard, Ethel Barrymore, Nelson Eddy, Ogden Nash, Alec Templeton, Jack Oakie, Adolphe Menjou, Verree Teasdale, Jimmy Wellington, Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Major Bowes, Mae West
A centennial celebration special broadcast over NBC Radio with host Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. Past highlights from previous shows are heard with W.C. Fields, Fred Allen, Jimmy Durante, Don Ameche, Nelson Eddy, Eddie Cantor, Dorothy Lamour, Rudy Vallee, Ogden Nash, Alec Templeton, Mary Pickford, Charles Laughton, Jack Oakie, Adolphe Menjou and Verree Teasdale, Major Bowes, Mae West, Ethel Barrymore, Jimmy Stuart, Carole Lombard, Clark Gable, Maurice Chevalier and announcer Jimmy Wellington.
MAGIC OF BROADCASTING, THE
Rudy Vallee, Spike Jones, Rod Serling, We Five, Edward R. Murrow, Fred Allen, Milton Berle, Arthur Godfrey, Frank Sinatra, W.C. Fields, Ed Wynn, Don Ameche, Kate Smith, Abbott and Costello, Bing Crosby, Benny Goodman, Walter Winchell, Gale Gordon, Sheldon Leonard, John Scott Trotter, Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll, Fanny Brice, Lucille Ball, Glenn Miller, Arthur Tracy, Morton Downy, Helen Morgan, John Scptt Trotter, Burns and Allen
Arthur Godfrey and Don Ameche are hosts for a nostalgic review of the great stars and favorite programs of radio and television history.
This television special celebrates fifty years of radio and television broadcasting. Arthur Godfrey hosts this nostalgic look back at the stars and programs that catapulted radio and television to success. Highlights include: Ed Wynn's first radio show "The Perfect Fool," a 1922 variety show; how radio became network oriented in 1927 and began to change American lifestyles; the first coast-to-coast broadcast of a football game from the Rose Bowl; the Fireside Chats with Franklin D. Roosevelt; the comedy duo of Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll, better known as "Amos 'n' Andy"; the Kraft Music Hall, hosted by Bing Crosby, which showcased the great singers of the 1930s and 40s such as Arthur Tracy, Morton Downy, Helen Morgan, and Kate Smith; Frank Sinatra, who was brought into the public eye through radio; Bing Crosby, who sings "Pennies From Heaven"; John Scott Trotter's reminiscences about the big bands such as those of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, and Spike Jones; how television began to make strides with the telecast of the New York Worlds Fair in 1939 until World War II put an abrupt stop to the advancement; how the very popular Milton Berle was responsible for the television revolution after the war was over; a survey of other pioneering programs including "Kukla, Fran, and Ollie," "Your Show of Shows," "I Remember Mama," and "Howdy Doody"; a day at the studio with big-time television producer Sheldon Leonard whose credits range from the slow-starting "Dick Van Dyke Show" to "The Gomer Pyle Show"; Godfrey, who sings "I'm in Love with You Honey"; a look at the great comedy teams and solo comedians such as Abbott and Costello, Burns and Allen, Fibber McGee and Molly, Jimmy Durante, Fred Allen, and W.C. Fields; the first lady of television, Lucille Ball, who is followed through a day of rehearsal for her show; how radio soap operas paved the way for the radio drama programs such as "Inner Sanctum," "Suspense," and "The Whistler"; how the live drama show became the first step in a new direction for television; Rod Serling's examination of the rise and somewhat quick fall of this form of programming; the We Five singing "Beyond the Sea"; and the great radio commentators such as Edward R. Murrow and Walter Winchell.
MAGIC OF BROADCASTING, THE
Rudy Vallee, Rod Serling, Frances Langford, We Five, Fred Allen, Milton Berle, Arthur Godfrey, Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Don Ameche, Ron Howard, Bing Crosby, Dick Van Dyke, Walter Winchell, Gale Gordon, Sheldon Leonard, John Scott Trotter, Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll, Fanny Brice, Paul Whiteman, Lucille Ball, Jim Nabors, Glenn Miller, Mary Tyler Moore, Edward R. Murrow, Morton Downey, HV Kaltenborn, Dianne Sherry, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Arthur Tracy, Kerry McLane
Arthur Godfrey and Don Ameche are hosts for a nostalgic review of the great stars and favorite programs of radio and television history. Joining them in this special are Bing Crosby, Lucille Ball, Gale Gordon, Sheldon Leonard, Rod Serling, John Scott Trotter, and We Five, who sing "Beyond the Sea." Many others. Many archival transcripts are heard with Freeman Gosden, Charles Correll, Fanny Brice, Rudy Vallee, Milton Berle, and Fred Allen.
Duplicate Of # 997.
"FROM CAT WHISKER TO PEACOCK":THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF NBC
Jack Benny, Rudy Vallee, Art Linkletter, Chet Huntley, Milton Berle, Ralph Edwards, Bob Hope, Groucho Marx
Special celebrating NBC's 40th anniversary in broadcasting.
Host: Chet Huntley
BOB HOPE SPECIAL, THE
Jimmy Durante, Rudy Vallee, Bob Hope, Kaye Stevens, Rowan & Martin, Jack Jones, Phyllis Diller
The Vaudeville era is saluted in comedy and music.
A 1970'S RADIO BROADCAST ADDITION: THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS OF RADIO
Jack Benny, Rudy Vallee, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Garry Moore, Edward R. Murrow, John Daly, Arthur Godfrey, John F. Kennedy, Herbert Hoover, Bob Hope, Eddie Cantor, W.C. Fields, Ed Wynn, George Burns, Henry Morgan, Douglas MacArthur, Winston Churchill, Tommy Dorsey, Victor Borge, Eleanor Powell, Wendell Willkie, Ben Grauer, Charles Dickens, Irene Wicker, Gracie Allen, William B. Williams, Bruce Morrow, Stan Freberg, Rod MacLeish, Fibber McGee & Molly, Bing Crosby, Amos 'N' Andy, Barry Farber, James Melton, Kay Kayser, Lanny Ross, Walter Winchell, Will Rogers, Charlie McCarthy, Fanny Brice, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Agnes Moorehead, Jack Armstrong, Ben Bernie, Sybil Trent, Mary Livingston, Ben Gross, Jimmy Wallington, George Hamilton Combs, Jack Bogut, Warren Barber, Al Smith, Harry Lauder
A fiftieth anniversary of Radio Broadcasting, 1920 to 1970, with narrators Ben Gross, Jimmy Wallington, Henry Morgan, George Hamilton Combs, Garry Moore and Jack Bogut. Tracks include Warren Barber, Rudy Vallee, Fanny Brice, Eddie Cantor, Al Smith, Amos 'N' Andy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Lauder, Will Rogers, Ben Bernie's Orchestra, Jack Benny and Mary Livingston, Arthur Godfrey, Charlie McCarthy and W.C Fields, Victor
Borge, Herbert Hoover, Bob Hope, Ed Wynn, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Fibber McGee and Molly, Agnes Moorehead, "The Lone Ranger," "The Shadow," Irene Wicker, Jack Armstrong, "Young Dr.Malone," "Mary
Noble Backstage Wife," "Sybil Trent,
Eleanor Powell, Ziegfeld Follies with James Melton, Lanny Ross, Ben Grauer, "The March of Time," Huey Long, John Daly, Walter Winchell, Winston Churchill, Kay Kayser's Orchestra, Command Performance,
Wartime Songs, "Your Hit Parade," Harry S. Truman, "Stage Door Canteen, "Dwight D. Eisenhower, General Douglas MacArthur, Bing Crosby, Princess Elizabeth, Edward R.
Murrow, General Wainwright, Wendell Willkie, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Bruce Morrow, Stan Freberg, William B. Williams, Rod MacLeish, Barry Farber, Death of J.F.K., radio fluffs and commercials.
MIKE DOUGLAS SHOW, THE
Rudy Vallee, Eubie Blake, Mike Douglas, Mert Koplin, Charles Grinker, Buddy Rogers, Ruth Malcolmson
1963-1982 (SYNDICATED). Mike Douglas hosted one of television's longest-running talk shows (19 years). Each week Douglas was joined by a different co-host. In 1967, "The Mike Douglas Show" became the first syndicated talk show to win an Emmy Award.
Broadcast from 1963-1978 in Philadelphia
Broadcast from 1978-1982 in Los Angeles
A salute to the 1920's.
Co-Host: Rudy Vallee
Rudy Vallee, Leonard Barr, Donna Jean Young, The Agostinos, Gisele MacKenzie, Aubrey
1975 (SYNDICATED). A variety hour with no regulars, "Vaudeville" consisted of assorted vaudeville acts, introduced by celebrity guest hosts.
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