The Hollywood Palace

ABC (ended 1970)




Episode Guide

  • Season 7
    • Host: Bing Crosby (Final episode with highlights from past shows)
      Host: Bing Crosby (Last show of the series)
      --Bing introduces "Hollywood Palace" highlights from past shows.
      Don Adams, Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass, Fred Astaire, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Ray Bolger, Victor Borge, George Burns, James Brown, Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Nat King Cole, Perry Como, Bette Davis, Sammy Davis Jr., Phyllis Diller, Jimmy Durante, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Eydie Gorme, Buster Keaton, Gene Kelly, Don Knotts, Dean Martin, Groucho Marx, Ethel Merman, "Mrs. Miller," Martha Raye, Debbie Reynolds, Buddy Rich, Don Rickles, Gloria Swanson, Tiny Tim, Ed Wynn, and novelty acts like The Wallendas.
      --"Hollywood Palace" bloopers such as Alan Sherman with his fly unzipped.moreless
    • Host: Don Knotts / Joey Heatherton & Lance Rentzel
      Host: Don Knotts
      --Bobby Goldsboro - "Proud Mary" and "Everybody's Talking"
      --Joey Heatherton - "Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin"
      --Lance Rentzel - "Sunny" (plays organ and sings)
      --The Baja Marimba Band - "Hey Jude" (instrumental)
      --Mitzi McCall & Charlie Brill (comedy team)
      --Sunni Walton (impressionist)
      Benito Venito (spelling?) - daredevil, man does tricks with swords
      Please see "Recap" for episode transcript.moreless
    • Hosts: Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme / Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca
      Hosts: Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme
      --Steve Lawrence - "The Drifter"
      --Eydie Gorme - "Tonight I'll Say a Prayer"
      --Steve & Eydie - "You've Made Me So Very Happy" & "Golden Rainbow"
      --Roy Rogers & Dale Evans - "What a Wonderful World," "Sittin' on Top of the World" & "Happy Heart"
      --Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca - appear in a comedy sketch
      --Steve Allen & Jane Meadows - in a sketch play a couple on their second honeymoon
      Comedy sketch:
      --"The Men vs. the Women" - three married couples take sides.moreless
    • Co-hosts: Bobbie Gentry, John Hartford & Roy Clark / Brooklyn Bridge
      --Bobbie Gentry, John Hartford & Roy Clark (co-hosts) - "Shady Grove"
      --The Brooklyn Bridge - "He's Not a Happy Man"
      --Bobbie Gentry - "The Rainmaker" & "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"
      --John Hartford - "Natural to Be Gone"
      --Roy Clark - "Then She's A Lover"
      --Bobbie Gentry, Roy Clark, John Hartford and Frankie Laine - medley: "Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show," "When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder" & "Bye and Bye"
      --Frankie Laine sings "You Gave Me A Mountain"
      --Louis Nye (comedian)
      --Jackie Gayle (comedian)
      --Szony and Agnese (dancers)moreless
    • Hosts: Burt Bacharach & Angie Dickinson / Dusty Springfield / Sam & Dave
      --Burt Bacharach & Angie Dickinson (co-hosts) - "I'll Never Fall in Love Again"
      --Burt Bacharach with the Ray Charles singers - "Always Something There to Reming Me" and "What the World Needs Now"
      --Dusty Springfield - "The Look of Love," "Wishin' and Hopin'" and "Brand New Me"
      --Sam & Dave - "Hold On, I'm Coming" & "I Take What I Want"
      --Scoey Mitchill (comedian)
      --Bill Shoemaker (jockey making his singing and dancing debut) - "The Race Is On"moreless
    • Host: Bing Crosby / Mary Costa / Sergio Franchi
      --Bing Crosby - "This Is The Life"
      --Mary Costa - "I'm In Love With Vienna"
      --Bing with Mary Costa - "Pollution"
      --Sergio Franchi - "Stay"
      --Sergio Franchi - "To Give"
      --The Establishment - "Hair" medley: "Aquarius," "Where Do I Go?" and "Let The Sunshine In"
      Crosby Medley:
      "Love In Bloom" (Sergio Franchi), "June In January" (Mary Costa), "Love Is Just Around The Corner" (Bing with Leland Palmer), "Please" (Bing), "Learn To Croon" (Bing), "Down The Old Ox Road" (Bing with Sergio Franchi, Leland Palmer & Mary Costa), "Temptation" (Sergio Franchi), "Happy Feet" (Bing with Leland Palmer), "The Waiter And The Porter And The Upstairs Maid" (Bing with Leland Palmer & Sergio Franchi), "Pennies From Heaven" (Bing), "True Love" (Mary Costa & Sergio Franchi) and "Swinging On A Star" (Bing with Leland Palmer, Mary Costa & Sergio Franchi)
      Also appearing:
      --The Nick Perito Orchestra
      --Patchett & Tarses (comedians)
      --The Kuban Cossacks
      --Mac Ronay (pantomimist)moreless
    • Hosts: George Gobel & Vikki Carr
      Hosts: George Gobel & Vikki Carr
      --Pat Cooper
      --Edwin Hawkins Singers
      --Enrico Macias
      --The Meeners
    • Host: Perry Como (1969 Christmas Show)
      1969 Christmas show
      Host: Perry Como
      --Perry Como & singers - "Home for the Holidays," "Love in a Home," "Christmas Eve," "The First Noel," "Oh Holy Night," "Christ Is Born" & "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing."
      --Diahann Carroll - "Sweet Beginning," "Remember" & "How Deep Is the Ocean?"
      --Perry Como and Diahann Carroll - "Silver Bells"
      --Shecky Greene (comedian)
      --Edward Villella (dancer from the New York City Ballet) - dances to "Little Drummer Boy"
      --Burr Tillstrom's Kukla & Ollie (puppets)moreless
    • Host: Flip Wilson / Friends of Distinction
      Host: Flip Wilson (co-hosting with Janos Prohaska, a scene-stealing bear from the "Andy Williams Show")
      --Friends of Distinction - "Going in Circles" & "Grazin' in the Grass"
      --O.C. Smith - "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" & "Me and You"
      --Judy Carne - "Don't Tell Mama"
      --Gene Baylos (comedian)
      --Dana Valery - "You've Made Me So Very Happy" & "Get in Line, Girl"
      --The Dancing Devils (Argentine folk dancers)
      --The Villams (jugglers)moreless
    • Host: Anthony Newley / Lulu / Dyan Cannon
      --Anthony Newley (host) - "A Wonderful Day Like Today," "Sweet Beginnings," "Once in a Lifetime," "Gonna Build A Mountian" and "What Kind of Fool Am I?"
      --Lulu - "Who Can I Turn To?"
      --Lulu and Anthony Newley - "Typically English"
      --Dyan Cannon (actress, making her singing debut) - "When You Gotta Go"
      --Lola Falana - "Feeling Good"
      --Lola Falana and Anthony Newley - "Where Would You Be Without Me?"
      --Jo Anne Worley - "Lumbered"
      --Jo Anne Worley and Anthony Newley - "Nag, Nag, Nag"
      --Marissa Berman (fashion model) and Anthony Newley - "Look At That Face"
      --Anthony Newley and guests - "What A Man"moreless
    • Host: Diahann Carroll / Stevie Wonder / Robert Culp
      Host: Diahann Carroll
      --Stevie Wonder - "Everybody's Talkin'"
      --Stevie Wonder & Diahann Carroll - "Pretty World"
      --Diahann Carroll - medley: "Aquaris"/"Let the Sunshine In" and "Smiling Phases"
      --Diahann Carroll - "Here, There and Everywhere" and "Yesterday" medley
      --Robert Culp (actor) - dramatic reading of Thomas Paine's essay "These Are the Times That Try Men's Souls"
      --John Byner (comedian)
      --Godfrey Cambridge (comedian)
      --The Alvin Ailey (interpretative dancers) - music: "Move, Members, Move" & "Sinner Man"
      --Rudi Schweitzer (juggler)moreless
    • Host: Milton Berle / The Youngbloods
      Host: Milton Berle
      --The Youngbloods - "Get Together" (excerpt) & "Sunlight"
      --Hines, Hines & Dad (song-and-dance trio with Gregory Hines) - "Singing in the Rain"
      --Milton Berle (host) - "Make 'em Laugh"
      --Irving Benson (comedian, in character as Sidney Shpritzer, Milton Berle's favorite heckler)
      --Steve Allen
      --Connie Stevens - "Dancing in the Streets"
      --Martha Raye - "Let Go" & "Watch What Happens"
      Also, Raye appears in a comedy sketch in which a judge tries to determine the father of her daughter (played by Sarah Sue Gleis)moreless
    • Hosts: Roy Rogers & Dale Evans / Everly Brothers
      --The Everly Brothers - "Mama Tried"
      --The Everly Brothers with Roy Rogers & Dale Evans - medley: "All I Have to Do is Dream," "Wake Up, Little Susie" and "Bye-Bye Love"
      --Roy Rogers & Dale Evans (hosts) - "Country Music and Western Music"
      --Roy Rogers & Dale Evans with the Sons of the Pioneers - "Don't Fence Me In," "Try a Little Kindness," "Less of Me" and "Get to Know the Lord"
      --Roy Clark - "Sally Was A Good 'Ol Girl," "White Lightning," "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" & "Orange Blossom Special"
      --Minnie Pearl (comedian)
      --Junior Samples (comedian)
      --Sammy Shore (comedian)
      --The Berosini animal actmoreless
    • Host: Sammy Davis Jr. / Peter Lawford / Cass Elliott
      --Sammy Davis Jr. (host) - "Spinning Wheel," "My Funny Valentine" and "My Way"
      --Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Rosey Grier - "Walkin' Happy"
      --"Mama" Cass Elliott - "Make Your Own Kind Of Music"
      --Sammy Davis Jr. & "Mama" Cass Elliott - medley: "I Dig Rock & Roll Music," "Respect" and "What'd I Say?" (Note: "I Dig Rock and Roll Music" has updated lyrics mentioning soul artists).
      --Sammy Davis Jr. and Lionel Hampton - "Flyin' Home" and possibly "Cherokee"
      --Peter Lawford - "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" (with dancers)
      --Rosey Grier - "Deeper in the Hole"
      --The Dells - "Oh, What A Night"
      --Dana Valery (singer) - "More Today Than Yesterday" and a medley of Italian language songs (including "Volare")moreless
    • Host: Engelbert Humperdinck / Gladys Knight & the Pips
      --Engelbert Humperdinck (host) - "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In," "Am I That Easy to Forget?" "Cuando, Cuando, Cuando," "Les Bicyclettes de Belsize," The Last Waltz" and "There Goes My Everything"
      --Engelbert Humperdinck and Nancy Ames - "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" and "I Wish I Were in Love Again"
      --Gladys Knight & the Pips - "Nitty Gritty" & "Ain't No Sun"
      --Sid Caesar (comedian) - appears in a sketch with Maureen Arthur and Mickey Deems
      --Nancy Ames - "Games People Play" and "With a Little Help from My Friends"
      --Jack E. Leonard (comedian)
      --Lonnie Donegan - "Keep On The Sunny Side," "Chewing Gum" & "Chesapeake Bay"moreless
    • Hosts: Diana Ross & the Supremes / The Jackson 5
      --Diana Ross & the Supremes (Mary Wilson & Cindy Birdsong) sing "Where Do I Go?" "Good Morning, Starshine," "Someday We'll Be Together," "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You" (with Mary Wilson singing lead) and "Love Child."
      --The Jackson 5 - "Sing a Simple Song" and "I Want You Back"
      --Sammy Davis Jr. - "You've Made Me So Very Happy"
      --Diana Ross and Sammy Davis Jr. do a song-and-dance tribute to the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movie musicals.
      --Alan Sues (comedian) - sings "Good Times Are Here to Stay" (with dancers) and appears in a sketch as Diana Ross' butler, photographer and clothing designer.
      --Willie Tyler & Lester (ventriloquist act)moreless
    • Host: Bing Crosby / Sweetwater
      Host: Bing Crosby
      --Bing Crosby sings about Hollywood Palace's new season
      --Gwen Verdon (sings and dances) - song about a new dance, the "…Psychedelic Stomp" (very long title, abbreviated). Western bar set with male dancers)
      --Sweetwater (rock group) - "Motherless Child"
      --Dick Shawn (stand-up comedian)
      --Bobbie Gentry - "You've Made Me So Very Happy"
      --Bobby Gentry and Bing Crosby - "Put A Little Love in Your Heart" duet
      --The Rodriguez Brothers (high wire act)
      --Engelbert Humperdinck - "I Could Have Danced All Night" (with dancers) & "I'm A Better Man"
      --Medley of Beatles' songs: "Yellow Submarine" (Crosby & Humperdinck); "Can't Buy Me Love" (Verdon, Crosby, Humperdinck); "Fool on the Hill" (Gentry); "Yesterday" (Humperdinck); "With A Little Help from My Friends" (Dick Shaun, Gentry & Verdon); "And I Love Her" (Crosby); and "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" (Bing, Engelbert & cast)
      --Bing Crosby sings "Love's Been Good to Me" (correct song title?)
      --Throughout the show there are cameos by these upcoming hosts: Sammy Davis Jr., Eydie Gorme & Steve Lawrence; Roy Rogers & Dale Evans; Flip Wilson; Tom Jones (These clips were probably taped at a different time and later edited into the show.)moreless
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