The Hollywood Palace

ABC (ended 1970)




Episode Guide

  • Season 1
    • Host: Bing Crosby (Series Premiere)
      --Bing Crosby (host) - "Climb Every Mountain" (with the Young Americans)
      --Gary Crosby sings "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho"
      --Bing and Gary Crosby sing "Teamwork"
      --Bob Newhart (comedian) - does a telephone routine about Sir Walter Raleigh calling from the Colonies.
      --Mickey Rooney and Bobby Van do a "Candid Camera" sketch.
      --Nancy Wilson sings "Almost In Your Arms"
      --The Young Americans sing a medley of "Saturday Night," "Green, Green" and "If I Had A Hammer"
      --Silvan (illusionist)
      --The Andre Tahon puppets - puppets dressed as nuns dance to "Dominique"
      --The Hardy Family (acrobats)
      --Les Salvadori (musical clowns)moreless
    • Host: Bob Cummings / Rosemary Clooney
      --Bob Cummings (host)
      --Rosemary Clooney
      --Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks (comedians)
      --Anthony Newley
      --Patachou (French singer)
      --Dave King
      --Les Carsonys
      --The Volentes
    • Host: Hugh O'Brian
      Host: Hugh O'Brian
      Scheduled guests:
      --Johnny Mathis
      --Ginger Rogers
      --Marty Ingels (comedian)
      --Joanie Sommers (singer)
      --Johnny Puleo (harmonica player)
      --Les Charlivels (acrobats)
      --Bertha, the dancing elephant
      --The Andre Tahon Puppets
    • Host: Ernest Borgnine
      Host: Ernest Borgnine
      Other guests:
      --Carl Ballantine (comedian, from "McHale's Navy")
      --Joe Flynn (comedian, from "McHale's Navy")
      --Tony Bennett
      --Eleanor Powell (dancer)
      --Vikki Carr (singer)
      --Miriam Makeba (South African folksinger)
      --Pepper Davis and Tony Reese (comedians)
      --The Levee singers
      --The Norbu novelty gorilla act
    • Host: Donald O'Connor
      Host: Donald O'Connor
      --Donald O'Connor dances with the Louis DaPron dancers
      --Don Knotts (comedian) - appears, in a comedy sketch, as a nervous after-dinner speaker
      --Buddy Greco (singer-pianist)
      --The Wellingtons (singing group) - perform with Donald O'Connor
      --Mary Costa (Metropolitan Opera soprano, formerly a TV pitchwoman)
      --Jack Olvin and Yvonne Wilder (comedians, spoofing "Hamlet)
      --The Pompoff Thedy musical clowns (Vaudeville comedians)
      --Francis Brunn (juggler)
      Note: Buddy Hackett was originally scheduled to appear on this episode.moreless
    • Host: Gig Young
      Host: Gig Young
      Episode 6
      Host: Gig Young
      Other guests:
      --Yma Sumac (singer)
      --The Mills Brothers (vocal group)
      --Buddy Hackett (comedian, whose appearance was postponed last week)
      --Dorothy Collins (singer)
      --Michael Bentine (British comedian) - joins Gig Young in a sketch on British commuters
      --The Andre Tahon puppets (do a parody of the Beatles)
      --The Berosinis (acrobats, teeterboard act from Czechoslovakia)moreless
    • Host: Dale Robertson
      Host: Dale Robertson
      --Red Buttons (comedian)
      --The Smothers Brothers (comedy folk singers)
      --Vic Damone (singer) - "On the Street Where You Live" & "You and the Night and the Music"
      --Jane Morgan (singer) - "Stay Out of Paris"
      --Dale Robertson and Jane Morgan - "Turkey in the Straw"
      --The Four Amigos (singing quartet) - "Volare"
      --Russ Lewis (ventriloquist)
      --The Harris Nelson Family (musical novelty act, correct name might be "Harrison Family")
      Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
      --Zony and Claire (adagio dancers)
      --The Half Brothers (comic acrobats)
      --The Old Grey Mare (performing horse)moreless
    • Host: Gene Kelly
      Host: Gene Kelly
      Episode 8
      --Gene Kelly opens the show by singing a few lines from "Singin' in the Rain"
      --Gene Kelly (and two other dancers, Dick Humphries and Alex Plaschheart) do a tribute to precision dancers "King, King and King."
      --Della Reese (singer)
      --Joey Heatherton (actress, sings and dances with Gene Kelly)
      --Bill Dana (comedian)
      --Ford and Hines (comedians)
      --The Women Folk (folksingers)
      --The Tangier Brothers (Moroccan tumblers)
      --Anden's poodlesmoreless
    • Host: Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
      Host: Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
      --Louis Quinn (previously appeared with Zimbalist on "77 Sunset Strip")
      --Kate Smith
      --Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Trigger and the Sons of the Pioneers
      --Corbett Monica (comedian)
      --Lewis and Christy (comedians)
      --The Great Wallendas (high-wire act)
      --Albert Rix and his trained Russian bears
      --Szony and Claire (Adaigo dancers)moreless
    • Host: Dean Martin
      Host: Dean Martin
      Episode 10
      --Dean Martin (host)
      --Jackie Mason (comedian)
      --Barrie Chase (dancer)
      --Vikki Carr (singer)
      --Piccola Pupa (12-year-old singer from Italy)
      --Leonard Barr (acrobatic dancer)
      --Rola and Rolan (acrobats)
      --The Berosini Chimps
    • Host: Groucho Marx
      Host: Groucho Marx
      Episode 11
      --Groucho Marx (host)
      --Morey Amsterdam & Rose Marie (comedians, from "The Dick Van Dyke Show")
      --Jose Greco (flamenco dancer with his dance troupe)
      --Jennie Smith (singer) - "You and the Night and the Music"
      --Gilbert Becaud (French pop singer) - "More" & "What Now My Love"
      --Lee Allen (roller-skating comedian) - acts intoxicated during his comedy routine
      --The Andre Tahon Puppets - sing "I Feel Pretty" in a mouse version of "West Side Story"
      --Bertha the Elephant (trained animal act) - dancing, balancing elephant
      Comedy sketch:
      --A society matron, played by Dee Hartford, isn't convinced that "Dr. Hackenbush" (Groucho) is a real doctor. It could be because all his nurses look more like chorus girls. Groucho Marx sings "I'm Dr. Hackenbush" in a the sketch.moreless
    • Host: Nat King Cole
      --Nat King Cole - "My True Carrie Love," "Paper Moon," "Unforgettable" and "Day In, Day Out"
      --Nat King Cole and the Young Souls - "Get on Board!"
      --Diahann Carroll (singer-actress) - sings a tribute to Ethel Waters. Songs include "Am I Blue?" "Taking a Chance on Love," "Happiness Is Just a Thing Called Joe," "Dinah," "After you've Gone" and "Stormy Weather"
      --Paul Winchell (ventriloquist, with his dummy Jerry Mahoney) - do a "Ben Casey" spoof.
      --Allen & Rossi (comedy team) - sing "Let's Face the Music and Dance" in their routine.
      --Ken Murray (narrates his home movies of Hollywood stars)
      --The Merry Young Souls (singers)
      --The Amin Brothers (acrobats, foot-jugglers)
      --The Brunos (sway-pole act) - Bruno balances atop a 90-foot pole in the Palace parking lot.moreless
    • Host: George Burns
      Host: George Burns
      Episode 13
      Host: George Burns
      --George Burns - "Don't Take Me Home" & "I'll Buy the Ring"
      --Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks
      --Patti Page - "Call Me Irresponsible" & "Sweetest Sounds"
      --George Burns and the Lennon Sisters - "Ain't Misbehavin'"
      --The Lennon Sisters - "Moonglow" & "East of the Sun"
      --George Burns and Sergio Franchi - "Some of These Days"
      --Sergio Franchi (tenor) - theme from "Summertime"
      --Mac Ronay (comic magician)
      --The Dunhills (tap-dancers)moreless
    • Co-hosts: Tony Martin and Cyd Charisse
      Co-hosts: Tony Martin and Cyd Charisse
      --Tony Martin and Cyd Charisse (husband & wife) - "The Old Soft Shoe"
      --Tony Martin - "The Best Things in Life Are Free," "Wives and Lovers" and "More"
      Other guests:
      --Mahalia Jackson (gospel singer)
      --Ferrante and Teicher (pianists)
      --Corbett Monica (comedian)
      --Gaylord and Holliday (comedy team)
      --The Collins Kids (singers) - perform a Dixie medley
      --The Amandis teeterboard act
      --The Three Bizzaros Brothers (comedy act)
      --The Berosini Chimpsmoreless
    • Host: Donald O'Connor
      Host: Donald O'Connor
      --Donald O'Connor - "Tea for Two"
      --Donald O'Connor and the Four Little Angels - sing "Old MacDonald"
      --Jack E. Leonard (comedian)
      --Jerry Van Dyke (comedian)
      --Rich Little (comedian-impressionist)
      --Fran Jeffries sings "It Had Better Be Tonight"
      --The Wellingtons (singers)
      --The Frielanes (unicyclists)
      --Tarzan and his Eight Lions (circus act)moreless
    • Host: Jimmy Durante
      --Jimmy Durante (host) - "Words," "I Could Have Danced All Night," "What a Day" & "This is All I Ask"
      --Jimmy Durante & Liberace - "When a Real Piano Player Sits down at the Keys"
      --Liberace - "Stardust"
      --Jack Carter (comedian)
      --Piccola Pupa (singer) - "Bonga Cha-Cha-Cha"
      --The Sylte Sisters (singers) - "Love Is a Thing" & "Them There Eyes"
      --Silvio Francesco (dancer-juggler) - "Anything Goes"
      --Colvin and Wilder (comedians)
      --Otto and Maria (balancing act)
      --The Hardy Family (acrobats)moreless
    • Host: Ken Murray / Chad and Jeremy
      --Ken Murray (host) - shows his home movies of Hollywood stars
      --Chad & Jeremy
      --Rowan and Martin (comedy team)
      --Eddie Albert
      --The Step Brothers (tap dancers)
      --Charlie Callas (comedian)
      --Jane Morgan (singer)
    • Host: Louis Jourdan
      Host: Louis Jourdan
      --Anna Maria Alberghetti (singer) - "Irma La Douce"
      --Henny Youngman (comedian)
      --The King Sisters (singers) - "Me and My Shadow" and a medley of old favorite tunes
      --John Bubbles (tap dancer) - "Tip and Tap"
      --Russ Lewis (ventriloquist)
      --Lewis and Christy (comedy team)
      --Muriel and Abe Grossfeld (Olympic athletes)
      --Armando Vega (Olympic athlete)
      --Ron Barak (NCAA champion gymnast)
      --Johnny Broadway (juggler)moreless
    • Host: Dale Robertson / The Womenfolk
      Host: Dale Robertson
      --Betty Hutton - "It Had To Be You"
      --Paul Lynde and Carole Cook perform a dramatic scene. They then do the same scene a comedy.
      --The Womenfolk (folk singers)
      --John Gary
      --Davis and Reese
      --Dave Parker (juggler)
      --Varel and Bailly & Les Chanteurs de Paris
      --Kunio's Horse Fantasy
      --The Bumpy Spectacular Acrobat Teammoreless
    • Host: Fred MacMurray
      Host: Fred MacMurray
      --George Gobel (comedian)
      --Dorothy Collins (singer)
      --Trini Lopez (singer)
      --Guy Marks (comedian)
      --Augie and Margo (adagio dancers)
      --Military acts performing a salute to Armed Forces Day:
      (1) The Army "Old Guard" Fife and Drum Corps
      (2) The Marine Pacific Drum and Bugle Corps
      (3) The Air Force Flying Rifles drill team
      (4) The Navy Starflights trampoline actmoreless
    • Host: Victor Borge
      Host: Victor Borge
      Episode 21
      Host: Victor Borge
      --Victor Borge and Caterina Valente perform "The Girl from Ipanema"
      --Caterina Valente - "Cute" and "Hindustan"
      --Caterina Valente sings an original jazz number with percussion support from drummers Louis Bellson, Shelly Manne, Irv Cottler, and "Philly" Joe Jones.
      --Dennis Day sings "Give Them All You've Got" and "Charlie Brown." He also does impressions of Lawrence Welk, comedian Frank Fontaine and a Japanese Beatle.
      --Gaylord and Holiday (comedians)
      --Clifford Guest (ventriloquist from England)
      --Les Tonellys (Parisian acrobats)
      --The Andre Tahon Puppets (appear as Russian folk dancers)moreless
    • Host: Phil Harris
      Host: Phil Harris
      Episode 22
      Host: Phil Harris
      --Louis Armstrong
      --Louis Nye (comedian)
      --Mary Costa (soprano)
      --Peter Gennaro (dancer-choreographer)
      --Pete Barbuti (comedian)
      --The Jubilee Four (instrumental group)
      --The Peiro Brothers (juggling act)
      --The Robert Baudy leopard and panther act
    • Host: Gene Barry / Buster Keaton & Gloria Swanson
      Host: Gene Barry (from "Burke's Law")
      --Gene Barry - sings "Just In Time," "Day In, Day Out" & "Perfect Paris Night"
      --Buster Keaton and Gloria Swanson - (1) perform a Mack Sennett silent-comedy version of "Cleopatra" (2) join Gene Barry in a dance routine
      --Juliet Prowse (dancer) - "C'est Magnifique" & "I Love You and Don't You Forget It"
      --Jack Carter (comedian-singer) - "Le Grande Boom-Boom"
      --The Swingle Singers - "Sinfonia" & Bach's Fugue in D Minor
      --The Andre Tahon Puppets
      --The Romano Brothers (jugglers)
      Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
      --Wayne Newton
      --Marilyn Michaels (singer-impressionist)moreless
    • Host: Dean Martin / The Rolling Stones
      Host: Dean Martin
      --Dean Martin - "Smile," "Take These Chains" & "Everybody Loves Somebody"
      --The Rolling Stones - "I Just Wanna Make Love To You"
      --Joey Forman (comedian)
      --The King Sisters & daughters (including Tina Cole) - "Always," "Don't Take Your Love from Me" and "Jersey Bounce"
      --SHARE (singing group made up of Hollywood celebrity wives working for charity, please see "Recap" for more info)
      --Larry Grizwold (comedy trampoline act)
      --Bertha the elephant and her daughter Tinamoreless
  • Season 2
  • Season 3
  • Season 4
  • Season 5
  • Season 6
  • Season 7
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