Popular, long-running Saturday night variety show of the mid to late 1960s, originating from the Hollywood Palace Theater (formerly the El Capitan) on Hollywood Boulevard. There was a revolving guest host, usually a singer or comedian, each week. Bing Crosby was the most frequent guest host (including, of course, the Christmas Week show), but other frequent guest hosts included Sammy Davis, Jr., Jimmy Durante, Don Adams, Fred Astaire, and Judy Garland. The Rolling Stones made their first U.S. television appearence on this show in 1964. The waning popularity of weekly variety shows contributed to this show being cancelled in early 1970, but it's still well-remembered by its many fans.
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Did You Know?
Hosting four shows in the third season, Fred Astaire
was featured in his unique dance style in each show. Barrie Chase
was his partner in his third and fourth appearances. During the taping of Fred's production dance number, Director Grey Lockwood
stopped the dance number, citing a technical problem, which allowed Astaire to catch his breath while pausing for a rest stop. Lockwood resumed the dance number after apologizing to Astaire for the "technical problem". For four of the Astaire-hosted shows, his dance number was rehearsed on-camera. with his pacing determining how many "technical problems" would occur. When the various segments of the dance number were finally edited together, the finished sequence appeared to be uninterrupted. Because of these appearances, Astaire produced his own Emmy-winning NBC dance special from 1967 to 1968, utilizing James Trittipo
as his Production Designer. See more
Edited into The Hollywood Palace
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Written by Gower and Margie Champion
Performed by the Les Brown Orchestra and then the Mitchell Ayres Orchestra and the Mort Lindsey Orchestra See more