The Hollywood Palace

Season 3 Episode 3

Host: Fred Astaire / We Five / Jackie Mason

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Aired Saturday 9:30 PM Oct 02, 1965 on ABC
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Host: Fred Astaire / We Five / Jackie Mason
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--Fred Astaire (host) sings "The Time Has Come" and tries to dance to an updated version of "Top Hat" (with go-go dancers)
--We Five - "You Were on My Mind"
--Jimmy Smith (jazz organist with combo) - "The Organ Grinder's Swing"
--Astaire dances to "The Cat" (to music performed by Jimmy Smith).
--Jackie Mason (stand-up comedian) - discusses unemployment, politics, etc.
--Rudolf Nureyev and Dame Margot Fonteyn (ballet stars of London's Royal Ballet Company) - "The Black Swan" pas de deux
--Paul Lynde & Carmen Phillips - appear in a sketch about a girl on a pier who "wants to end it all."
--The Andre Tahon Puppets (featuring Fuzzy the Caterpillar)moreless

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    Dick Tufeld

    Dick Tufeld

    Announcer (1964-1970)

    Mike Post

    Mike Post

    Orchestra Leader (1969-1970)

    Raquel Welch

    Raquel Welch

    billboard girl (1st season)

    Bing Crosby

    Bing Crosby

    Host (1964-1970)

    Ernie Anderson

    Ernie Anderson

    Himself/Substitute Announcer (1968)

    Les Brown

    Les Brown

    Orchestra Leader (1964)

    We Five

    We Five

    Themselves

    Guest Star

    Paul Lynde

    Paul Lynde

    Himself

    Guest Star

    Rudolf Nureyev

    Rudolf Nureyev

    Himself

    Guest Star

    Fred Astaire

    Fred Astaire

    Himself, host

    Recurring Role

    Jackie Mason

    Jackie Mason

    Himself

    Recurring Role

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      • After season 2 finished, Rudolf Neurev and Dame Margot Fonteyne were "booked" for a guest spot for Season 3. The Producers Nick Vanoff and Bill Harbach had to "bank" their dance segment of Swan Lake pas de deux. The Hollywood Palace stage and studio were undergoing renovation, turning the studio-stage facility into ABC TV's first West Coast "color" (electronic cameras) Studio; for this transition for Season 3, the studio-stage would not be ready until mid-August, 1965. ABC (Hollywood studio construction facilities) built duplicate stage scenery matching the Hollywood Palace permanent stage proscenium portals. The proscenium scenery, footlights, sheer curtains were set up at the CBS Television City studio in June, 1965, for their segment to be taped and held (on tape) as a "banked" performance segment, for insertion with Fred Astaire's first hosting assignment. The glossy CBS television stage floor, matching the grey vinyl (linoleum) tile floor of the Palace stage, turned out to be a major problem for Nureyev and Fonteyn to dance upon. Hub Braden, the art director, had the CBS construction and paint shop paint the backside of 4' x 8' Masonite panels the matching grey vinyl tile color. The masonite's backside finish had a rough tooth texture. These panels lay on the studio stage floor, substituted for the vinyl, which permitted the two "dancing stars" a satisfactory dance floor. The vinyl was too slippery for the ballet performance.

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