The Hollywood Palace - Season 6

ABC (ended 1970)




Episode Guide

  • Host: Bing Crosby / Bobby Goldsboro
    --Bing Crosby with chorus - "If You're Looking For A Man"
    --Bobby Goldsboro - "Honey" (excerpt) and "The Straight Life"
    --Jeannie C. Riley - "Harper Valley PTA"
    --Bing with Jeannie C. Riley & Bobby Goldsboro - medley: "Nashville Cats," "Gentle On My Mind," "Little Green Apples" and "Hold Me Tight" (and a few lines from "By the Time I Get to Phoenix")
    --Abbey Lincoln (actress-singer) - "Africa"
    --Leland Palmer, Danny Apolinar, John Kuhner and Anthony Travis perform a song from their off-Broadway musical "Your Own Thing."
    Also appearing:
    --Sid Caesar (as Professor Ludwig Know-It-All)
    --Bob Gibson (of the St. Louis Cardinals)
    --The Four Robertis (acrobats)
    --The Iriston Horsemen (on tape)
    Also, cameos by future Hollywood Palace hosts Milton Berle, Don Adams and Don Knotts.moreless
  • Host: Jimmy Durante / Joey Heatherton
    --Jimmy Durante (host) - "Did You Ever Have a Feeling?" "That's How Young I Feel" and "The Father of Girls"
    --Jimmy Durante and Joey Heatherton - "I Came Here to Swim"
    --Joey Heatherton - "Light My Fire" (with dancers)
    --Don Ho - "Next Door to Paradise," "Nai Puni" and "One Paddle, Two Paddle"
    --The Lennon Sisters - "I Don't Know Why" and "Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams"
    Also appearing:
    --Lewis & Christy (comedy team) - do a sketch about driving non-stop across the US.
    --Female Olympic gymnasts - 6 finalists in the US Olympic trials demonstrating their skills on the balance beam and uneven parallel bars.moreless
  • Host: Milton Berle / Leonard Nimoy
    --Milton Berle (host)
    --Leonard Nimoy - sings "Here We Go Round Again"
    --Shani Wallis - "Oliver!" medley: "Who Will Buy?" "Consider Yourself" and "As Long as He Needs Me"
    --The Checkmates Ltd. - "Wear It On Your Face" & "Thank You, Love"
    --Johnny Puleo's Harmonica Gang
    --Irving Benson (comedian in character as Sidney Shpritzer, Milton Berle's comedy foil)
    --The Bottoms Up Revue from Las Vegas
    Comedy sketch:
    --Leonard Nimoy and the Bottoms Up Revue appear in a sci-fi spoof titled "Star Odyssey 2001 7/8"moreless
  • Host: Diahann Carroll / Richard Harris
    --Diahann Carroll (host) - "Watch What Happens," "My Personal Property," "Over You" & "The Fool on the Hill"
    --Diahann Carroll, Marc Copage and Michael Link (all from the series "Julia") - "The Thank-You Song"
    --Richard Harris and Diahann Carroll - "What Do the Simple Folk Do?"
    --Richard Harris - "The Yard Went on Forever" and "The Hive"
    --The Checkmates, Ltd. - "Black Is Black"
    --Mort Sahl (comedian) - does a satire of Presidential candidates
    --Buddy Schwab ("Hollywood Palace" choreographer) with dancers - "Broadway Rhythm"moreless
  • Host: Don Adams / Janis Joplin / Barbara Eden
    Host: Don Adams
    --Janis Joplin with Big Brother & the Holding Company - "Summertime" & "I Need A Man to Love"
    --Barbara Eden sings "Big, Beautiful Ball" (production number with dancers)
    --Arte Johnson (comedian, in character as Rozmenko, a Russian entertainer) sings "Mame" in faux Russian.
    --The Brothers Castro (singers from Mexico) - "Michelle" & "Por Usted"
    --The Dovyeko Company (acrobats from the Moscow State Circus) - acrobats walking on stilts.
    --Don Adams plays a lawyer known as "The Big Mouthpiece" in a comedy monologue.
    --Reporter Arte Johnson interviews coach Leon Football (Don Adams)moreless
  • Host: Sammy Davis Jr. / Aretha Franklin / Spanky and Our Gang
    --Sammy Davis Jr. (host) sings "If My Friends Could See Me Now" (with special lyrics about being the Hollywood Palace host).
    Sammy Davis Jr. - "MacArthur Park," "I Gotta Be Me" and "Peace Brother Peace"
    --Aretha Franklin - "I Say A Little Prayer" and "Come Back Baby"
    --Aretha Franklin and Sammy Davis Jr. - medley "What Is Soul?" (correct title?), "Think," "Respect" and "What'd I Say?"
    --Spanky & Our Gang - "Give A Damn" & "Yesterday's Rain"
    --Johnny Whitaker (child actor, from "Family Affair") - sings "Every Boy Can Be President"
    --Corbett Monica (comedian)
    --John Bassett (singer-guitarist, appeared in "Golden Boy" with Sammy) sings a song dedicated to his own son.moreless
  • Host: Mike Douglas / Donovan / Polly Bergen
    --Donovan - "Jennifer Juniper" & "Lalena"
    --Donovan and Sergio Mendes - "There Is a Mountain"
    --Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66
    --Mike Douglas (host) - If This Isn't Love" and "Danny Boy"
    --Mike Douglas and Polly Bergen - "When I'm 64" & "Wait Till We're 65"
    --Polly Bergen - "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" & "When in Rome"
    --Hendra and Ullett (comedy duo)
    --Rudy Schweitzer (juggler)
    --The Solokhins (balancing acrobats from the Moscow State Circus)moreless
  • Host: Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca / Bee Gees
    Co-Hosts: Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca
    --The Bee Gees - "Massachusetts" & "I've Gotta Get a Message to You"
    --Lou Rawls - "I'm Satisfied" & "Down Here on the Ground"
    --Chita Rivera (singer-dancer) - "Pretty for Me"
    --Jane Morgan (singer) - medley: "Georgia," "That Lucky Old Sun" & "What'd I Say?"
    --Gelina Adaskina (trapeze artist from the Moscow State Circus).
    Comedy sketches:
    --"The Last Angry Bull," a movie parody with Sid Caesar as a bullfighter and Imogene Coca as a smitten American.
    --Imogene Coca plays a frumpy stripper who teases the audience by slowly removing her overcoat.moreless
  • Host: Milton Berle / Martha Raye
    --Milton Berle - "What a Night This Is Going to Be"
    --Martha Raye - "Toot Toot Tootsie, Good-Bye" and "Those Were The Good Old Days"
    --Barrie Chase (singer-dancer) - "Suzie Q"
    --Roosevelt Grier - "Slip Away"
    --The Third Wave (teenage musicians from the Phillippines)
    Also appearing:
    --Joey Forman (comedian)
    --Joe Besser (comedian)
    --Mary Beth Hughesmoreless
  • Host: Sammy Davis Jr. / Ike & Tina Turner
    --The Ike & Tina Turner Revue - "Understanding" and "You Got What You Wanted, Now You Don't Want What You Got"
    --Sammy Davis Jr. (host) - "Tenement Symphony" & "At the Crossroads"
    --Sammy Davis Jr. and Lola Falana - "I Feel Good"
    --Lola Falana - medley: "It Never Entered My Mind" & "Goin' Out of My Head"
    --Sammy Davis Jr. and Carmen McRae - medley: "People" & "Don't Rain on My Parade"
    --Carmen McRae (singer) - "He Loves Me" & "Watch What Happens"
    --Jo Anne Worley (comedian from "Laugh-In")
    --Jack Carter (comedian) and Sammy Davis Jr. - sing "Without You" and do impressions of various celebrities.
    --Bobby Doyle (singer discovered by Sammy) - "Just Can't Help Believing"moreless
  • Host: Jimmy Durante / Ethel Merman / Sugar Ray Robinson
    --Jimmy Durante (host) - "Dear World"
    --Ethel Merman - "This Is My Lucky Day" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix"
    --Sugar Ray Robinson - "Hello, Show Business"
    --Vikki Carr - "Come Rain or Come Shine" and "Yesterday I Heard the Rain"
    Also appearing:
    --Bill Dana (comedian, in character as Jose Jimenez)
    --Leland Palmer (singer-dancer)
    --Hendra & Ullett (comedy team)
    --The Iriston Horsemen (from the Moscow State Circus)moreless
  • Host: Bing Crosby (1968 Christmas Show) / Glen Campbell
    1968 Christmas Show hosted by Bing and Kathryn Crosby, with their children Harry, Mary Frances and Nathaniel.
    --Bing Crosby - "White Christmas," "Silent Night" and "This Is That Time of the Year"
    --Bing and Kathryn Crosby - "When the Kids Are Married" and "Christmas Is A Birthday"
    --Bing, Kathryn and children - "Do You Hear What I Hear?"
    --Harry Crosby - "Oh, Come Little Children"
    --Glen Campbell - "Wichita Lineman"
    --Bing Crosby and Glen Campbell - "1432 Franklin Pike Circle Hero"
    --John Byner (comedian) - "Christmas Is Coming"
    --The Lennon Sisters - "Christmas Waltz" and "Christmas Song"
    --Bing Crosby and cast - "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"
    Also appearing:
    --Nicolai Olkovikov (juggler from the Moscow State Circus)moreless
  • Host: Bing Crosby / Bob Hope (cameo) / Bobbie Gentry
    Hollywood Palace Anniversary Show
    --Bing Crosby - "Once-A-Year Day," "The Straight Life" and "Little Green Apples"
    --Bing Crosby and Bobbie Gentry - "Okolona River Bottom Band"
    --Bobbie Gentry - "Mornin' Glory"
    --Tiny Tim - "Come to the Ball," "My Dreams Are Getting Better All the Time" and "Great Balls of Fire"
    --Judy Carne - "Ring-Around-a-Rosy Rag" (with dancers)
    --Earl Wilson (columnist) presents Bob Hope and Bing Crosby with trophies for The 1st Annual Show Business Hall of Fame Awards.
    --Stu Gilliam (comedian)
    --Dovyeko Acrobatic Troupe (of the Moscow State Circus)moreless
  • Host: Jimmy Durante / Marvin Gaye

    --Marvin Gaye - "I Heard It Through the Grapevine."
    --Jimmy Durante (host) - "Inka Dinka Doo," "Say It with Flowers" and "Girls."
    --Ella Fitzgerald - "Melancholy Serenade" & "Hey Jude."
    --Jimmy Durante and Ella Fitzgerald - "Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home?"
    --Pat Cooper (comedian)
    --Sergio Franchi (tenor) - "Eh, Compare" (with Jimmy Durante).
    --Sergio Franchi (tenor) sings and dances to "Alexander's Ragtime Band."
    --Sergio Franchi (tenor) sings "E Lucevan La Stelle" aria from Puccini's 'Tosca.'
    --The Society of Seven (rock group).
    --The Tahiti Nue Revue.

  • Hosts: Roy Rogers & Dale Evans / Jeannie C. Riley
    --Roy Rogers & Dale Evans (co-hosts) - "Little Green Apples"
    --Roy Rogers & Dale Evans (with the Stoney Mountain Cloggers) - "Nashville Cats"
    --Roy Rogers - "Too Many Chiefs"
    --Dale Evans - "Queen of the House"
    --Burl Ives - "Wolverton Mountain"
    --Burl Ives and George Gobel - "In the Summertime"
    --Burl Ives and Roy Rogers - "Jambalaya"
    --Sonny James - "Born to Be with You"
    --Sonny James and Dale Evans - "Hawaiian Wedding Song"
    --Jeannie C. Riley - "The Girl Most Likely"
    --Jeannie C. Riley and Roy Rogers - "Flattery Will Get You Everywhere"
    --Irene Ryan (of "The Beverly Hillbillies") - "I Am a Woman"
    --All (entire cast) - "Build a Better Mousetrap"moreless
  • Host: Don Knotts / Bobby Vinton
    Host: Don Knotts
    --Bobby Vinton
    --Cyd Charisse
    --Gail Martin
    --Georgie Kaye
    --Maureen Arthur
    --The Checkmates
  • Host: Don Adams / Barrie Chase
    --Don Adams (host) - does comedy routines throughout the show (please see "Recap" for more details)
    --Barrie Chase (dancer) - sings "Son of a Preacher Man" in a production number.
    --The Lettermen sing "Put Your Head on My Shoulder" and "Light My Fire"
    --Buth Buzzi and Alan Sues (comedians, from "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In") - do a comedy routine about a woman visiting her jailed husband.
    --Tony Martin sings "Learn How to Laugh" and "A Man Without Love"
    --Joey Forman (comedian) - In a comedy sketch, Forman plays a struggling actor who runs into Don Adams at Schwab's Drugstore.
    --Igor Kio (illusionist from the Moscow State Circus)
    --The Half Brothers (comedic jugglers)moreless
  • Host: Robert Goulet / Dusty Springfield / The Mills Brothers
    --Robert Goulet (host) - sings "On A Clear Day," "MacArthur Park" and a medley (of "Wives and Lovers" and "Dreams of the Everyday Housewife").
    --Dusty Springfield sings "Son Of A Preacher Man" & "I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore"
    --Robert Goulet and Dusty Springfield - medley: "The Look of Love" (Goulet) and "American Boys" (Dusty Springfield).
    --The Mills Brothers - "Cab Driver," "My Shy Violet" and "The Jimtown Road"
    --Robert Goulet joins the Mills Brothers for a medley (of Mills Brothers' hits)
    --Kay Thompson (singer) - "Hello, Hello" and "I Love A Violin" (production numbers with male dancers-singers)
    --Jack Wakefield (comedian)
    --Hendra & Ullett (comedy team)
    --Nina Logatsheva (low wire-walker, from the Moscow Circus)moreless
  • Host: Milton Berle
    Host: Milton Berle
    Episode 19
    Host: Milton Berle
    --Mel Torme - sings "Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World," "One Note Samba," "Quiet Nights" and "The Girl from Ipanema"
    --Steve Allen
    --Jane Meadows
    --Dana Velery (singer) - "Those Were the Days" and "Good Times"
    --Jerry Collins (comedian)
    --Leland Palmer (singer) - "Angel on My Shoulder"
    --Milton Berle sings with himself (using split-screen special effects)
    --Mitchell Ayres' orchestra spoofs the big band era.
    --Vaudeville comedians do a routine about doughnutsmoreless
  • Hosts: Rowan & Martin (All-Comedy Show)
    All-Comedy Show:
    --Dan Rowan and Dick Martin (co-hosts)
    --Gene Sheldon (pantomime comedian) - plays "I'm Looking Over A Four-Leaf Clover" on the banjo.
    --Irwin C. Watson (stand-up comedian)
    --Ron Gaylord & Burt Holiday (comedy team) - one sings "The Impossible Dream" while they tell jokes. Also do a skit about a hijacker
    --Betty Walker (comedian) - appears four times during show doing telephone monologues.
    --Jackie Gayle (stand-up comedian)
    --Simmy Bow (double-talking comedian)moreless
  • Host: Bing Crosby / The Temptations
    --Bing Crosby - "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"
    --The Temptations - "Runaway Child, Running Wild"
    --Bing with the Temptations - "My Girl"
    --Gary Crosby - "Gentle on My Mind"
    --Bing Crosby with Frank Sinatra Jr & Gary Crosby - "Row, Row, Row Your Boat," "Three Blind Mice" and "Fugue For Tinhorns"
    --Frank Sinatra Jr. - "Love Was Here Before The Stars" and "We'll Be Together Again"
    --Bing and Gary Crosby with Chorus - "Hey, Jude"
    Also appearing:
    --Victor Borge
    --Guy Marksmoreless
  • Hosts: Diana Ross & the Supremes / Stevie Wonder / Ethel Waters
    --Diana Ross & the Supremes (hosts) - "It's Today," "Day After Day" and "I'm Livin' in Shame."
    --Diana Ross & the Supremes - medley ("The Lady Is a Tramp" and "Let's Get Away from It All").

    --Stevie Wonder - "I Don't Know Why."
    --Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross - "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me" and "For Once In My Life."

    --Ethel Waters - "Suppertime."
    --Ethel Waters and Diana Ross - "Bread 'n' Gravy."
    --Donald McKayle (dancer-choreographer) and Diana Ross dance to "Soulful Strut."
    --Soupy Sales (comedian)
    --Sammy Shore (comedian) - plays a preacher in a stand-up comedy routine.
    --The Saddris Dancers (comedic dancers).moreless
  • Host: Sammy Davis Jr. / James Brown Revue
    --Sammy Davis Jr. (host) - "Up - Up and Away," "I've Gotta Be Me," "Ol' Man River" and "Choreography"
    --James Brown Revue - "I'm Black & I'm Proud," "I Got The Feeling," "Give It Up Or Turn It Loose" & "Please Please Please"
    --Sammy Davis and James Brown - "I Feel Good"
    --Peggy Lipton (from the "Mod Squad," making her singing debut) - "Just A Little Lovin'"
    --Peggy Lipton and Sammy Davis Jr. - "Little Green Apples"
    --Charo (singer, married to Xavier Cugat) - Latin medley
    --Charo and Sammy Davis Jr. - "I-Yi-Yi-Yi-Yi Like You Very Much"
    --Nipsey Russell (comedian, does verses on a variety of topics)
    --Dave Madden (comedian from "Laugh-In," commenting on trite sayings)moreless
  • Hosts: Phyllis Diller & Don Rickles
    Co-hosts: Phyllis Diller & Don Rickles
    --Terry Thomas
    --The King Family
    --The Baja Marimba Band
    --Jack Walker
  • Hosts: Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca / Gladys Knight & the Pips
    Hosts: Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca
    --Gladys Knight & the Pips - "Fever" and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"
    --Buddy Rich plays a drummer in a sketch about Caesar and Coca attending a Broadway musical.
    --Edie Adams - "When My Baby Smiles At Me"
    --Gene Baylos appears in a sketch with Caesar.
    --Brendan Hanlon (Irish singer) - "I Gotta Be Me"moreless
  • Host: Bing Crosby / The Four Tops
    --Bing Crosby (host) - "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" and "Both Sides Now"
    --The Four Tops - "In the Still of the Night" and "Eleanor Rigby"
    --Sally Ann Howes - "Just One of Those Things" and "Free Again"
    --Sally Ann Howes and Bing Crosby - medley of songs performed by London's "Buskers" (Please see "Recap" for song titles).
    --Phil Crosby (Bing's son) - "For Once in My Life"
    --Bing and Phil Crosby - "Sam's Song," "When You and I Were Young Maggie Blues" and "Play a Simple Melody"
    --Shelley Berman (comedian)
    --George Carl (pantomimist)
    --The Dagastan tightrope walkers (acrobats, from the Moscow Circus)moreless