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BELL TELEPHONE HOUR: THE MIKADO, THE|
Groucho Marx, Gilbert & Sullivan, Helen Traubel, Dennis King, Stanley Holloway, Melinda Marx
Groucho Marx stars in the TV adaptation of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta "The Mikado." Other performers include Helen Traubel, Dennis King, Stanley Holloway and Groucho's daughter Melinda Marx. No opening or closing credits are recorded on this tape, however, the play is complete.
DUPONT SHOW OF THE WEEK: LAUGHTER USA, THE|
Jack Benny, Jimmy Durante, Robert Russell Bennett, Richard Hanser, Donald B. Hyatt, Fred Allen, Phil Silvers, Bob Hope, Eddie Cantor, Burns & Allen, Laurel and Hardy, W.C. Fields, Groucho Marx, George Burns, Rod Reed, Buster Keaton
Samples of American humor from the beginnings till now are examined. A host of stars participate including Phil Silvers, Bob Hope, Jimmy Durante, Eddie Cantor, Burns and Allen, Buster Keaton, Fred Allen, Laurel and Hardy, W.C. Fields, Groucho Marx and Jack Benney. This premiere show for the series was produced by Donald B. Hyatt and his Project 20 staff. Written by Richard Hanser and Rod Reed. Original musical score by Robert Russell Bennett.
DUPONT SHOW OF THE WEEK: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, THE|
Groucho Marx, Skitch Henderson, Philip Reisman Jr.
Groucho Marx is the on and off screen narrator for this view of Americans getting off their high horses and into critterless carriages. Music by Skitch Henderson in this Project 20 venture. Written by Philip Reisman Jr. Initial airing was on Oct. 22, 1961.
TONIGHT SHOW WITH GUEST HOST GROUCHO MARX, THE|
Groucho Marx, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Salvatore Baccaloni, Joe Twirp, Joy Harmon, George Fenneman
Guests are Zsa Zsa Gabor, Salvatore Baccaloni, Joe Twirp, Joy Harmon, and announcer George Fenneman. Groucho Marx sings "Show Me A Rose."
STEVE ALLEN SHOW, THE|
Steve Allen, Groucho Marx, Adam Keith
Steve Allen's guests are Groucho Marx and stand up comic impressionist Adam Keith.
TELL US MORE|
Groucho Marx, Conrad Nagel, Harpo Marx, Max Gordon
The careers of Groucho Marx and Harpo Marx are profiled by host Conrad Nagel with additional anecdotes from Max Gordon.
Groucho Marx, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, Jennie Smith, Gilbert Bécaud, Raquel Welch
Host Groucho Marx welcomes guests Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, Jennie Smith, French pop singer Gilbert Becaud, and billboard
girl Raquel Welch.
BOB HOPE PRESENTS THE CHRYSLER THEATER: TIME FOR ELIZABETH|
Groucho Marx, Eden Marx, Norman Krasna
Groucho Marx and his wife Eden Marx make this first dramatic TV appearance
together in the adaptation of the 1948
Broadway comedy that Marx co-authored
with Norman Krasna.
TONIGHT SHOW WITH GUEST HOST GROUCHO MARX, THE|
Groucho Marx, Phil Foster
October 1, 1962-May 22, 1992. Johnny Carson, host of NBC's network late-night "Tonight Show" reigned for 30 unprecedented years...five times the combined tenure of Steve Allen, and Jack Paar. Carson was impervious to competition, including efforts to dethrone him by Les Crane, Joey Bishop, Merv Griffin, Dick Cavett, Jack Paar, Pat Sajak, Joan Rivers, and Arsenio Hall. Sadly, very few complete "Tonight Show" broadcasts survive during Johnny Carson's first ten years of broadcasting. Around 1965, through the early 1970's, oldest tapes were first erased systematically by orders from myopic NBC executives, to be recycled for purposes of saving money. Ironically, in many cases, these older master tapes were too brittle, and portended probable drop-outs for re-use after being erased. Subsequently blank after being erased, these older questionable master 2" Quad tapes were either sparingly used or never used again for recording new programming and eventually were discarded. Saving thousands of dollars at the time (wiping master tapes for potential re-use) resulted in losing millions of dollars by NBC in today's marketplace, and more importantly wiping thousands of historic TONIGHT SHOW broadcasts, which contain precious personal anecdotes from political, show business, and sports icons of the past.
Guest host Groucho Marx welcomes guest Phil Foster.
DATING GAME, THE|
Groucho Marx, Durward Kirby, Jim Lange, Melinda Marx, Les Brown, Charlie Barnett
On this Father's Day show, host Jim Lange welcomes celebrity guests Groucho Marx, Melinda Marx, Durwood Kirby, Les Brown and Charlie Barnett.
SPECULATION: GROUCHO MARX INTERVIEW|
Groucho Marx, Keith Berwick
Groucho Marx talks with host Keith Berwick. Topics include the early years,
educational television, and the world of comedy.
JACKIE GLEASON SHOW, THE|
Jackie Gleason, Groucho Marx, Reggie Van Gleason III
A classic moment in television as Jackie
Gleason and Groucho Marx "top" one another. In a Reginald Van Gleason III
sketch, Gleason and Marx sing the duet
"Oh Mr. Gleason, Oh Mr. Marx," and Groucho's favorite, "Show Me A Rose," is
performed by the one and only Groucho
JACKIE GLEASON SHOW, THE|
Louis Nye, Jackie Gleason, Groucho Marx, Johnny Mathis, Jane Morgan, Joel Grey
September 29, 1962-September 12, 1970. This broadcast is the complete version of program #1027 which is a 21 minute version. Jackie Gleason was a fixture on CBS for most of two decades. In the fall of 1962 Gleason was back to a Saturday slot, which he occupied for another eight seasons. From 1962 to 1966 it was called "Jackie Gleason and His American Scene Magazine," and featured topical comedy sketches as well as musical numbers. One of Gleason's characters, Joe the Bartender, appeared regularly. Addressing the camera as his patron, Joe told a few jokes before calling out the tipsy Crazy Guggenheim from the back room. Guggenheim, played by Frank Fontaine, traded quips with Joe and then sang a song. Sue Ann Langdon was also featured regularly. In 1966 Gleason moved the operation to Miami Beach. The show was retitled "The Jackie Gleason Show." For the first time in almost a decade, production of "The Honeymooners" was resumed. Gleason was reunited with Art Carney; Sheila MacRae and Jane Kean were added to play Alice and Trixie. Many of these later "Honeymooners" sketches ran a full hour, and the accent was now on music.
FIRING LINE WITH WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY JR.|
Groucho Marx, William F. Buckley Jr.
Humor and the Marx wit predominate as guest Groucho Marx trades ad-libs with host William F. Buckley.
KRAFT MUSIC HALL: A TASTE OF FUNNY|
Groucho Marx, Clair & McMahon, Soupy Sales, Dick Cavett, Jack Burns, Avery Schreiber
Host Groucho Marx welcomes his guests Soupy Sales, Dick Cavett, Jack Burns, Avery Schreiber and Claire & McMahon.
KRAFT MUSIC HALL, THE|
Steve Allen, Ed Sullivan, Groucho Marx, Johnny Carson, Alan King, Ed McMahon, Don Rickles, Dick Cavett, Flip Wilson, John Lindsay
September 13, 1967-May 12, 1971. This was the "Johnny Carson Friar's Club Roast" broadcast. The 1967 version of "The Kraft Music Hall" was an hour show, which lasted four seasons. It was hosted by a guest celebrity each week.
HERE COME THE STARS|
George Jessel, Groucho Marx, Morey Amsterdam, Tammy Grimes, Joe Williams, Jackie Gayle, Stu Gilliam
Groucho Marx is roasted. George Jessel emcees this hour variety roast series featuring testimonials to guests of honor. This syndicated series aired from September 15, 1968 to March 9, 1969. Reruns ran through March 1, 1970.
JACKIE GLEASON SHOW, THE|
Jackie Gleason, Groucho Marx, Mickey Rooney, Jane Morgan, Charlie Manna, Sid Gould
September 29, 1962-September 12, 1970. Jackie Gleason was a fixture on CBS for most of two decades. In the fall of 1962 Gleason was back to a Saturday slot, which he occupied for another eight seasons. From 1962 to 1966 it was called "Jackie Gleason and His American Scene Magazine," and featured topical comedy sketches as well as musical numbers. One of Gleason's characters, Joe the Bartender, appeared regularly. Addressing the camera as his patron, Joe told a few jokes before calling out the tipsy Crazy Guggenheim from the back room. Guggenheim, played by Frank Fontaine, traded quips with Joe and then sang a song. Sue Ann Langdon was also featured regularly. In 1966 Gleason moved the operation to Miami Beach. The show was retitled "The Jackie Gleason Show." For the first time in almost a decade, production of "The Honeymooners" was resumed. Gleason was reunited with Art Carney; Sheila MacRae and Jane Kean were added to play Alice and Trixie. Many of these later "Honeymooners" sketches ran a full hour, and the accent was now on music.
DICK CAVETT SHOW, THE|
Groucho Marx, Dick Cavett
Groucho Marx is Dick Cavett's guest.
Groucho reminisces with anecdotes, ad libs, and demonstrates his singing prowess...a style all its own.
ONE MAN SHOW: GROUCHO MARX|
Groucho Marx, Ed Jordan
Before a live studio audience, Groucho Marx gives a monologue on a typical day in the life of Groucho. He answers questions from the audience and interviews a spokesman for the society against naked animals. Groucho himself is briefly interviewed by announcer Ed Jordan.
MUSIC SCENE, THE|
Groucho Marx, Creedence Clearwater Revival, David Steinberg, Lily Tomlin, Three Dog Night, Chris Bokeno, Paul Reid Roman, Larry Hankin, Christopher Ross, Mary McCaslin, Mary Hopkin
September 22, 1969-January 12, 1970. Music series featuring appearances by guest artists. The forty-five-minute series was hosted by comedian David Steinberg. Performers included Chris Bokeno, Larry Hankin, Paul Reid Roman, Christopher Ross, and Lily Tomlin.
HOLLYWOOD: THE DREAM FACTORY|
Groucho Marx, Clark Gable, John Barrymore, Greta Garbo, Wallace Beery, Marie Dressler, Louis B. Mayer, Elizabeth Taylor, Dick Cavett, Irving Thalberg, Jean Harlow
Dick Cavett narrates this nostalgia trip
back to the "glory days" of MGM: The
personalities include Louis B. Mayer,
Irving Thalberg, Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery, Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Elizabeth Taylor, The Marx Brothers and many others.
NEW BILL COSBY SHOW, THE|
Groucho Marx, Bill Cosby
September 11, 1972-May 7, 1973. Hour-long variety show hosted by comedian Bill Cosby and featuring Lola Falana, Foster Brooks, Oscar deGruy, and Susan Tolsky.
Eddie Cantor, Groucho Marx, Marilyn Monroe, Broderick Crawford, Maurice Chevalier, Paul Henreid, Al Jolson, Jack Lemmon, Jeanette MacDonald, Paul Newman, Burt Lancaster, Greta Garbo, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, Merle Oberon, Ingrid Bergman, Anne Bancroft, Broderick Crawford, Dustin Hoffman, Sir Laurence Olivier, Patricia Neal, Mae West, Deborah Kerr
A retrospective from the silents to the '70s featuring highlights from 110 motion pictures with the stars Greta
Garbo, Eddie Cantor, Maurice Chevalier, Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul
Henreid, Bette Davis, Lawrence Olivier, Merle Oberon, Marx Bros., Mae West, Broderick Crawford, Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Paul Newman, Patricia Neal, Al Jolson, Jeanette MacDonald, Dustin Hoffman, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Bancroft, Jack Lemmon, and many others.
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