The Hollywood Palace - Season 4

ABC (ended 1970)




Episode Guide

  • Host: Bing Crosby / The Mamas & the Papas
    Host: Bing Crosby
    --The Mamas & the Papas - "Dancing Bear" & "Dancing in the Street"
    --Bing Crosby - "Strike Up the Band" (with dancers)
    --George Burns - "Pack Up Your Sins and Go to the Devil"
    --Bing Crosby and George Burns - "You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You"
    --Lola Falana (singer-dancer) - "Promise Her Anything"
    --Jane Marsh (soprano) - "Mi chiamano Mimi" (aria from Puccini's "La Boheme")
    --Mac Ronay (French comic magician)
    --The Rhodins (aerialists)
    Comedy sketch:
    --Bing (as himself) visits a surburban couple (Sid Caesar and Joyce Jameson). Mickey Deems appears as a neighbor.moreless
  • Host: Phil Silvers / Lovin' Spoonful
    Host: Phil Silvers
    --The Lovin' Spoonful - "Rain On The Roof" & "Summer In The City"
    --Polly Bergen - sings "It's Today" & "If He Walked Into My Life"
    --Phil Silvers & Polly Bergen - appear together in a comedy sketch about screen lovers (The woman is near sighted and the man hogs the camera). They sing "Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life," "I Love You" & "They Say It's Wonderful"
    --Mel Brooks & Carl Reiner - a visit with the 2000 Year Old Man
    --Sergio Franchi - "Volare" & "The Impossible Dream"
    --Phil Silvers tries to show Sergio Franchi how to sing like a pop singer. They sing "Happy Days Are Here Again."
    --Mr. and Mrs. Bob Top (roller skating couple) - perform stunts atop a 60-foot-high platform outside the theater
    --Tagora (sword swallower) - does various sword tricksmoreless
  • Host: Elizabeth Montgomery
    Host: Elizabeth Montgomery
    --Elizabeth Montgomery - "Bewitched" theme.
    --Elizabeth Montgomery and Vic Damone - "Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered" duet
    --Vic Damone (singer) - "Falling in Love with Love" and "I Cried for You"
    --Paul Lynde (comedian)
    --Jackie Mason (comedian)
    --Morgana King (singer)
    --The Baja Marimba Band - "Portuguese Washerwoman" & "Acapulco 1922"
    --Paul Anthony's tigers
    --Sensational Parker (acrobatic act)
    --The Three Robertes (acrobats)moreless
  • Host: Adam West / Ray Charles
    Host: Adam West
    --Adam West (from "Batman") - sings "The Orange Colored Sky" & "The Summer Wind"
    --Ray Charles with the Raelettes - "Crying Time," "Tell the World About You" & "Alexander's Ragtime Band."
    --Roy Rogers and Dale Evans
    --Joey Heatherton (singer-dancer) - "By Myself"
    --George Carlin (comedian) - does a monologue about the American Indian
    --Fred Roby (ventriloquist)
    --Danny Sailor (high-pole performer)
    --Landon's Midgets (slapstick comedians)moreless
  • Host: Phillis Diller / Herman's Hermits
    --Phyllis Diller - "I Feel Pretty"
    --Herman's Hermits - "Listen People" & "Dandy"
    --Bob Newhart (comedian) - does a monologue about a policeman using psychology when talking to a man who's attempting suicide.
    --Tony Martin - "I Could Write a Book," "Strangers in the Night" and "September Song"
    --Lada Edmund Jr. (dancer, formerly of "Hullabaloo")
    --Kirk Kirkham (magician)
    --The Del Morals (balancing act)
    --The Palace Duo (trapeze artists)moreless
  • Host: Herb Alpert / The Supremes
    --Herb Alpert (host) and the Tijuana Brass - "Tijuana Taxi"
    --Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass - "Mame," medley of hits and "Zorba the Greek"
    --The Supremes - "You Keep Me Hangin On", "Somewhere" & "What Now My Love"
    --Gilbert Bécaud (French singer-songwriter) - "Sand and Sea" and "Mon Armour"
    --Herb Alpert, Glbert Bécaud and The Supremes - "What Now My Love"
    --Shelley Berman (comedian)
    --Hendra & Ullett (British comedy team)
    The Amazing Santos (low-wire walker)
    The Sorlettis (spelling?) - musical clownsmoreless
  • Host: Dale Robertson / The Stoneman Family
    Host: Dale Robertson
    --Dale Robertson (from the "Iron Horse" TV series) - "Gotta Travel On" & "I've Been Working on the Railroad"
    --Barrie Chase (dancer-singer) - "Possibilities"
    --Jack Carter (comedian)
    --Morgana King (singer) - "I Love Paris" & "Meditation"
    --The Stoneman Family (country musicians) - "Fire on the Mountain"
    --The Geezinslaw Brothers (comedy bluegrass group) - "On the Street Where You Live"
    --Don Sanders (comedian)
    --The Hildalys (aerialists)
    --Novelle's Poodles (trained animal act)moreless
  • Host: Phil Harris / Abbe Lane
    Host: Phil Harris (singer)
    --Abbe Lane (singer)
    --George Jessel (comedian / actor)
    --Jack Burns and Avery Schreiber (comedians)
    --The Flying Artons with David Nelson (trapeze act)
    --Szony and Claire (dance team)
    --Elizabeth and Collins (knife throwing act)
    --Jacques Ary (comic impressionist)
  • Host: Vince Edwards / Juliet Prowse / The Standells
    Host: Vince Edwards (actor, from "Ben Casey") - sings "Who Am I?" "A Day in the Life of a Fool" and "The Joker"
    --The Standells - "Dirty Water" (1-minute excerpt) & "Why Pick On Me" (runs 2 min - 6 sec)
    --Juliet Prowse and Vince Edwards - duo dances and sings "People" & 1 other song.
    --Peter Nero (pianist) - "El Matador"
    --Norm Crosby (stand-up comedian)
    --Juliet Prowse (dancer) - dances to "Stop Stop Stop" (with other dancers).
    --Rowan & Martin with Vince Edwards do 2 comedy routines (spies and political protocol)
    --The Ghezzi Brothers (acrobats from France)
    --Otto and Anna (acrobatic act) - man balances on blocksmoreless
  • Host: Bing Crosby / Dorothy Lamour
    --Bing Crosby (host) - "Mame" & "Sunrise, Sunset"
    --Vikki Carr - "Bye, Bye, Blackbird" & "Cuando Caliente El Sol"
    --Bill Dana (comedian) - appears in a sketch with Bing. Dana portrays CIA agent Jose Jiminez.
    --Dorothy Lamour (singer-actress) - "All Of You"
    --Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour - Medley: "Road To Morocco" parody (Bing), "Moonlight Becomes You" (Bing), "You Don't Have To Know the Language" (Bing), "The Moon of Manakoora" (Lamour), "But Beautiful" (Bing), "Apalachicola FLA." (Bing), "Sunday, Monday or Always" (Bing) and "Road to Morocco"
    --Sid Caesar appears in a sketch with Lamour.
    --Liliane Montevecchi - "I Wanna Be Loved By You"
    --The Gimma Brothers (comic acrobats / tumblers)
    --Tagora (sword swallower / fire-eater)
    Thanks to Malcolm Macfarlane, editor of BING magazine, for providing the above information.moreless
  • Host: Victor Borge / Petula Clark
    Host: Victor Borge
    --Petula Clark - "Strangers In The Night" & "Without A Song"
    --Allen & Rossi (comedy team) - routine about a Japanese baseball star
    --Steve Rossi - "The Shadow of Your Smile"
    --Jean Pierre Aumont & Marisa Pavan (husband & wife singing-dancing team) - "All I Need Now is the Girl" & "C'est Si Bon"
    --Claire Sombert & Michel Bruel (French ballet dancers) with Victor Borge - "Claire de Lune"
    --The Flying Cavarettas (teenage aerialists)
    --Dennis Breilein (escape artist)
    --Baby Sabu (performing elephant)moreless
  • Host: Jimmy Durante / The Turtles
    --Jimmy Durante (host) - "One of Those Songs" & "A One-Room Home"
    --The Turtles - "Can I Get To Know You Better"
    --George Carlin (comedian) - spoofs rock 'n' roll DJs
    --Jimmy Durante and Peter Lawford - "Style"
    --Peter Lawford - "Come Back to Me"
    --Mrs. Miller sings "Every Little Movement (Has A Meaning All It's Own)"
    --Jimmy Durante and Mrs. Miller - "Inka-Dinka-Doo"
    --Elaine Dunn (singer-dancer) - "To Be in Love"
    --George Carl (comedic dancer)
    --The Polack Brothers' elephant actmoreless
  • Host: Eddie Fisher / Agnes Moorehead
    --Eddie Fisher (host) - "Games that Lovers Play" and "Mame"
    --Eddie Fisher and the Young Americans - "Hava Nagila"
    --The Young Americans - "Climp Every Mountain" and "Gonna Build a Mountain"
    --Agnes Moorehead - does a dramatic reading from Marcel Proust's "Remembrance of Things Past"
    --Joey Forman (comedian)
    --The Kessler Twins (singers-dancers Alice and Ellen Kessler) - "A Man and a Woman" and a foreign language medley.
    --The Canestrelli Family (trampoline act)
    --The Swordsmen of the Lidomoreless
  • Host: Bing Crosby & family (1966 Christmas Show)
    1966 Christmas Show hosted by Bing and Kathryn Crosby, with their children Harry, Mary Francis and Nathaniel.
    --Bing Crosby - "Happy Holliday," "Christmas Waltz" and "White Christmas"
    --Bing, Kathryn, Harry, Mary and Nathaniel Crosby - "Silver Bells," "Silent Night," "Do You Hear What I Hear?" "The Little Drummer Boy," "12 Days of Christmas" and "Never Never Land"
    --Kate Smith - "Christmas Eve in My Home Town"
    --Cyd Charrise and Roy Fitzell (dancers) - appear as marionettes Pierette and Pierot.
    --Bob Newhart (comedian) - monolog about man trying to return a toupee that he got as a gift.
    --Murillo (tight-rope walker)
    --The Kuban Cossacks
    --Excess Baggage (a trained dog act)moreless
  • Host: Bing Crosby / The Mills Brothers
    Host: Bing Crosby
    --Bing Crosby - "Auld Lang Syne" & "Cabaret"
    --Bing Crosby and the Mills Brothers - "Paper Doll"
    --The Mills Brothers - "Don't Blame Me"
    --Dorothy Collins (singer) - "Feelin' Good"
    --Charles Aznavour - "Le Temps" & "Hier Encore"
    --Skitch Henderson (pianist, formerly of "The Tonight Show") - "Lover"
    --Burns & Schreiber (comedy team)
    --Johnny Puleo and his Harmonica Gangmoreless
  • Host: Ray Bolger / Paul Revere & the Raiders
    Host: Ray Bolger
    --Paul Revere and the Raiders - "Great Airplane Strike of 1966"
    --Ray Bolger - "There Are Smiles" & "The Old Soft Shoe"
    --Ray Bolger & the King Family children - "If I Only Had a Brain" & "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" (Bolger is dressed as his Scarecrow character from the "Wizard of Oz.")
    --Audrey Meadows & Ray Bolger - perform a "Honeymooners" sketch.
    --Diahann Carroll - "What the World Needs Now" & "Here's That Rainy Day"
    --The King Family - "I'm Old-Fashioned" & "The Men in My Little Girl's Life" (these songs might be performed by only the King Sisters)
    --Adam Keefe (comic impressionist) - imitates Bela Lugosi, Boris Karloff and George Sanders
    --The Morgan Ashton Family (acrobats)moreless
  • Host: Bing Crosby / Edie Adams
    Host: Bing Crosby
    --Bing Crosby - "Put On a Happy Face" & "This Is a Great Country"
    --Jimmy Durante - "Nobody Wants My Money" & "Eagle Rock"
    --Tim Conway (comedian)
    --Edie Adams - sings "Lady Godiva"
    --Everett Dirksen (Senator Minority Leader, Republican from Illinois) - a dramatic reading of "The Gallant Men"
    --Danny Sailor (high-pole climber and acrobat)
    Also: bloopers from the past 2 seasons and a film of the Palace Anniversary parade in Hollywood.moreless
  • Host: Donald O'Connor / Sid Caesar / Don Ho
    Host: Donald O'Connor
    --Donald O'Connor - "Walking Happy"
    --Sid Caesar (comedian)
    --Shari Lewis (singer-ventriloquist) and Lambchop - sings "Fred Astaire"
    --Don Ho - Pearly Shells" & "Tiny Bubbles"
    --Ted Lewis (singer) - "A Million Wonderful Songs"
    --Donald O'Connor and Ted Lewis - "Me and My Shadow"
    --Marilyn Maye (singer) - "Cabaret" & "You're Gonna Hear from Me"
    --Bob Melvin (comedian)
    --Rudy Cardenas (juggler)
    Comedy sketch: On a muddy, rainy day, Sid Caesar finds himself inundated by a horde of visitors wanting to see his new white carpet.
    ABC repeated this show on June 1, 1968.moreless
  • Host: Jack Benny / Petula Clark / Johnny Mathis
    Host: Jack Benny
    --Jack Benny appears with Gloria Chappell, his musical teacher, for a violin duet.
    --Petula Clark - "Winchester Cathedral" & "This Is My Song"
    --Johnny Mathis - medley from "Man of La Mancha"
    --Ernie Terrell and the Heavyweights (heavyweight boxer Terrell with his brothers and sister) - "A Hammer and a Nail"
    --The Nitwits (musical comedians) - "Cool, Cool Water"
    --Brascia and Tybee (dancers) - "Mambo Flamenco"
    --The Halasis (acrobats, teeterboard act from Hungary)moreless
  • Host: Sammy Davis Jr.
    Host: Sammy Davis Jr.
    --Sammy Davis Jr. - "Shake, Shake, Shake," "The Lady Is a Tramp," "What Kind of Fool am I?" and "The Birth of the Blues"
    --Liberace - "Malaguena"
    --Mickey Rooney
    --Sammy Davis Jr. and Mickey Rooney - sing "Two of a Kind" and do impersonations of Clark Gable, James Cagney, Cary Grant and other screen stars.
    --Kaye Stevens (singer) - "I Want to Be Happy"
    --Lee Tully (comedian)
    --The Mascots (acrobats)
    --Mr. and Mrs. Bob Top (high-pole roller skaters from England)moreless
  • Host: Bing Crosby / Ella Fitzgerald
    --Bing Crosby (host) - "Good Old Days" (Roger Miller song)
    --Ella Fitzgerald - "Jazz Samba" and "How Long Has This Been Going On?"
    --Bing Crosby and Ella Fitzerald perform a medley of children's songs (please see "Recap" for songs)
    --Alice Faye - "Mame"
    --Phil Harris - "It Was a Very Good Year"
    --Alice Faye and Phil Harris (husband and wife) join Bing for a medley of songs from Alice's film musicals.
    --Dom DeLuise (comedian)
    --Hendra & Ullett (British comedy team) - routine spoofing WWII movies with the British R.A.F. planning a mission over Germany.
    --The Nitwits (British music-hall comedy troupe) perform "Dance Espanol" and "Lily of Laguna"
    --The Medini Brothers (acrobats)moreless
  • Host: Van Johnson / Liza Minnelli / Mickey Rooney
    --Van Johnson (host) - "Wilkommen"
    --Liza Minnelli - "Cabaret" & "I Will Wait for You"
    --Liza Minnelli, Mickey Rooney and Van Johnson - "Let's Make A Movie" sketch
    --Mickey Rooney - appears in a baseball sketch
    --George Carlin (comedian)
    --Chris Noel (actress) - talks about her recent visit to Vietnam.
    --The Palace Duo (acrobats)
    --Milo and Roger (comic illusionists)
    --On film: The Beatles - "Penny Lane" & "Strawberry Fields Forever" promotional videosmoreless
  • Host: Steve Lawrence / Florence Henderson
    --Steve Lawrence (host) - "She Loves Me," "On a Clear Day" and "The Impossible Dream"
    --Florence Henderson - "My Love"
    --Steve Lawrence and Florence Henderson - "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?"
    --Phyllis Diller and Steve Lawrence - "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face"
    --The Fuller Brothers - "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You" and "I'm in Love for the Very First Time"
    --Bill Dana (comedian, in character as Jose Jimenez) - plays a sky-diving instructor.
    --Russ Lewis (vetriloquist)
    --The Rhodins (aerialists)
    --Pat Anthony's wild-animal act.moreless
  • Host: Kate Smith / New Vaudeville Band
    --Kate Smith (host) - "Somewhere My Love," "Deep Purple," "Don't Take Your Love From Me" & "Seems Like Old Times"
    --New Vaudeville Band - "Peek-A-Boo" & "Winchester Cathedral"
    --Ann Miller (singer-dancer) - "Trapped in the Web of Love"
    --Jimmy Dean - "Sweet Misery"
    --Jimmy Dean and Kate Smith - "When the Moon Comes over the Mountain"
    --Tim Conway
    --Donna Jean Young (comedian)
    --The Hardly-Worthit Players (comedy troupe) - satirize Senator Robert Kennedy
    --René and his singing puppets - "La Bamba"
    --Huge Forgie and Shirley Marie - comedy team doing a badminton actmoreless
  • Host: George Burns / The King Family
    Host: George Burns
    --George Burns - "A Well-Known Fact"
    --George Burns - sings "It Was a Very Good Year" while talking about his early vaudeville career.
    --Lainie Kazan (singer) - "Goin' Out of My Head"
    --George Burns, Lainie Kazan, and the King Family - "Some of These Days"
    --The King Family - "You're Gonna Hear from Me," "We Taught Them Everything They Know," "Malaguena" & Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.
    --Enzo Stuarti (operatic tenor) - "Yesterday," "Catari," "The Shadow of Your Smile" & "Strangers in the Night"
    --Desmond & Marks (English music-hall comics) - "Frivolous Feet"
    --Baby Sabu (performing elephant)moreless
  • Host: Bing Crosby / Louis Armstrong
    --Bing Crosby (host) - "This Is The Life."
    --Bing Crosby with The Good Time Washboard Three - "Oh! By Jingo! Oh! By Gee!"
    --Nanette Fabray - "I'm The First Girl In The Second Row."
    --Red Buttons - "Sam, You Made The Pants Too Long"
    --‘Joe The Bartender' sketch with Bing, Red Buttons and Nanette Fabray.
    --Louis Armstrong - "(My Girl Loves) Cheesecake."
    --Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong - medley: "Let's Sing Like A Dixieland Band," "Muskrat Ramble" and "Let's Sing Like A Dixieland Band" (reprise).
    Also appearing:
    --The Ghezzi Brothers (tumblers)
    --Marvin Roy (magician)
    --The Black Theatre of Prague (pantomime troupe)moreless
  • Hosts: Cyd Charisse & Tony Martin / Buffalo Springfield
    --Cyd Charisse & Tony Martin (co-hosts) - "Walking Happy" and "The Honeymoon Is Over"
    --Cyd Charrise - production number in which Cyd plays an Asian woman in love with a soldier (music: "Mack the Knife")
    --Tony Martin - "And We Were Lovers" & "Born Free"
    --Buffalo Springfield - "For What It's Worth" (30-second excerpt) & "Mr. Soul"
    --Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner (comedians) - comedy monologue: Reporter (Reiner) interviews an advertising executive (Brooks).
    --Danny Sailor (Canadian lumberjack - high-pole acrobat) - balances on top of 80 foot pole outside of theater
    --The Kim Sisters (3 sisters from Korea) - the trio sings "Goin' Out of My Head" and "Caramba," then plays "La Bamba" and "The Peanut Vendor" on the xylophone.
    --Jackie Clark (stand-up comedian) - tells jokes about his family, etc.
    --Milo and Roger (comic magicians / illusionists)moreless
  • Host: Milton Berle / Roy Rogers & Dale Evans
    --Milton Berle (host) - "That's Entertainment"
    --Roy Rogers & Dale Evans - "What the World Needs Now," "Love Makes the World Go Round," "True Love" and "That's Amore"
    --Marilyn King - "Sunny"
    --Buddy Rich and his band - "Bugle Call Rag"
    --The Dunhills (tap dancers)
    Also, Milton Berle chats with Willie Mays (of the San Francisco Giants), Jim Piersall (of the California Angels) and Maury Wills (of the Pittsburgh Pirates).
    Berle then joins the three baseball players for a rendition of "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend."
    Also appearing:
    --Prassano Rao (illusionist)moreless
  • Host: Joan Crawford / The Cyrkle
    --Joan Crawford (host) - performs a dramatic scene titled "The Dreamer" about an imaginative little girl.
    --The Cyrkle - "Turn Down Day" (and possibly "Five-Foot-Two")
    --Tim Conway (comedian) - appears in a sketch as a prison warden.
    --Nancy Ames - "Yesterday" and "What the World Needs Now"
    --Julius LaRosa sings "Hey, Look Me Over" and "As Time Goes By"
    --Ralph Adams (illusionist)
    --The Flying Cavarettas (teenage aerialists)
    --The Halasis (acrobats)moreless
  • Host: Gene Barry
    Host: Gene Barry
    Episode 30
    --Gene Barry (host) - sings "Charm, Style and "Sex" and "Sunrise, Sunset"
    Gene Barry also does a dramatic reading about a father's farewell to his soldier son.
    --Theodore Bikel (folk singer) - "Two Guitars" and "Kretchma"
    --Burns and Schreiber (comedy team)
    --Lana Cantrell (singer) - "Isn't It a Lovely Day?" & "And We Were Lovers"
    --Mort Sahl (satirist)
    --Jack E. Leonard (comedian)
    --Damorra and her dovesmoreless
  • Host: Bing Crosby / Don Ameche & Frances Langford
    --Bing Crosby (host) - "Cockeyed Optimist"
    --Don Ameche
    --Frances Langford - "Call Me"
    --Louis Nye (comedian)
    --Barbara McNair - "You're Gonna Hear From Me"
    --Crosby, Langford and Ameche - "All Alone by the Telephone"
    --The King Family - "Tradition"
    --Bing Crosby and the King Family - "Bill Bailey"
    --Yonely (comic pianist)
    --Pollack Brothers' trained elephant act.
    Comedy sketches:
    --Don Ameche and Frances Langford re-create their radio roles as "The Bickersons"
    --Louis Nye and Bing Crosby - play a Hollywood hippie and a conservative bankermoreless