TV SPECIAL - Season 1



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  • Gene Kelly - An American in Pasadena
    Gene Kelly recaps his career in a show taped in Pasadena, California. Film clips show highlights from Kelly's movies, as Kelly sings some of his movie hits: Our Love is Here to Stay (from An American in Paris, 1951); Good Morning (Singin' in the Rain, 1952); Long Ago and Far Away (Cover Girl, 1944); and Almost Like Being in Love (Brigadoon, 1954). On stage, Kelly performs with some of his former costars: Frank Sinatra (I Could Write a Book, from Pal Joey. Kelly played it on Broadway, Sinatra on film); Lucille Ball (Friendship, which they sang in the 1943 film DuBarry Was a Lady); Cyd Charisse (a dance routine set to Nice and Easy); Cindy Williams (You Wonderful You, from Summer Stock, 1950; Cindy appeared with Kelly in the 1971 TV series The Funny Side); and Liza Minnelli (For Me and My Gal, which Kelly and Liza are also seen doing in a clip from a 1959 CBS TV special-The Gene Kelly Show [04/24/59]-when Liza was 13). Also a production number (Lucky With Leading Ladies/Singin' in the Rain) with more of Kelly's leading ladies, including Gloria De Haven, Betty Garrett, Janet Leigh, Kathryn Grayson and Charisse and Ball.moreless
  • Standard Oil 75th Anniversary Show
  • Alice Through The Looking Glass
    In this musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic, Alice can become a queen by making a visit to the royal castle, but she will have to avoid the Jabberwock-the flame-eyed monster that rules the land. (90 mins)
  • The Bob Hope Show
    The Bob Hope Show
    Episode 2
    Bob's guests are Patti Page, Jack Nicklaus, Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66, and Bob's newest leading ladies: Jane Wyman, Maureen arthur and Tina Louise. Sketches...Bob is a rummy golf pro competing with Jack for the chance to tutor a shapely gal golfer. Patti and Bob play a pair of Californians all a-tremble over earthquake rumors. Jane, Maureen and Tina talk about working with Bob in his 57th film ("How To Commit Marriage" co-starring Jackie Gleason). Les Brown orchestra. (60 mins)moreless
  • A Salute To Stan Laurel
    Dick Van Dyke is host for this all-star tribute to the late Stan Laurel, the bow-tied partner in the comedy team of Laurel and Hardy. During the taped hour, there are film clips from "Laurel and Hardy's Laughing Twenties"; Buster Keaton and Lucille Ball offer a pantomime, set in a city park, about a policeman (Harvey Korman) who keeps breaking up the fun; Phil Silvers compares his career with Laurel's classic "Little Man"; Bob Newhart tells about Uncle Freddie, host of a TV children's show featuring Laurel and Hardy films; Audrey Meadows portrays the heroine in "The Perils Of Pauline"; and Louis Nye, Cesar Romero, Tina Louise and Leonid Kinskey re-create a silent-film set, where the director demands mood music to accompany the action. Danny Kaye recalls the night he accepted the Oscar for Stan in 1961, and a film clip shows Laurel's antic reaction to the award. Gregory Peck appears on behalf of the Motion Picture Relief Fund, recipient of the proceeds from tonight's show. Musical Director-David Rose Choreography-James Starbuck Choral Director-John Mann (60 mins)moreless