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#859B: ZACHERLEY AT 12:00
1959-11-27, WOR, 30 min.
John Zacherley

A complete episode with Zacherley entitled: "The Cardiff Giant." 

The show opens with Zacherley's signature ghoulish cry, yelling "Let Me Out Of Here." He discusses newspaper reviews, regarding last weeks live performance of the opera "All Quiet On The Balkan Front" by Ben Gross and Brooks Atkinson. Zacherley reminds his transfixed audience that he will be performing the project of the year-a "brain" transplant on the Cardiff Giant. Assembled are 14 brains (13 from men and 1 from a woman). Aided by quips and props, his on camera screen time is chillingly entertaining. There are songs, descriptive lectures and phone calls. This extremely rare soundtrack allows us to revisit "Zacherley at 12:00" and again enjoy what made him so unique on this local New York WOR Ch. 9 television late night series which lasted for only eleven episodes.                          
#9434: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1959-12-03, NBC, 15 min.
Jack Benny, Hugh Downs, Mickey Rooney, Sterling Hayden, Evelyn Rudie, Jose Melies, .Jack Paar

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

   From Hollywood. In his monologue Jack Paar reiterates what occurred two nights ago between himself and Mickey Rooney who was intoxicated when he came on the program. Rooney made cracks about Paar, and Paar reciprocated by asking him to leave. 
The following day Rooney challenged Paar to come to his hotel room to duke it out. Paar decided to come. What transpired is the basis for tonight's monologue. Guest Jack Benny approaches Jack and requests that they both make up. 

Interesting interview with Sterling Hayden who defied the courts taking seven children and 13 adults and absconding materialistic Hollywood on his vessel to points unknown in the Pacific. 

Jack engages in a short funny exchange with child actress Evelyn Rudie.                                                                                                
#13402: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1959-12-03, NBC, 15 min.
Jack Benny, Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Sterling Hayden, Evelyn Rudie

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

 Jack Paar describes guest Mickey Rooney who was drunk, and who Paar asked to leave the show two nights ago (Dec. 1, 1959).  
Jack Benny urges Jack to "make up."

NOTE:
So, why did Mickey show up drunk on Jack Paar’s The Tonight Show? Rooney was still lit from staying up to celebrate his wedding anniversary the night before when he arrived for the broadcast. When asked what Ava Gardner was really like, a belligerent Rooney replied, “Well, Mr. Paar, may I say this, she is more woman than you will ever know.” After a few thick-tongued utterances from his guest, Paar observed, “I think you’re loaded.”

Rooney then proceeded to express disdain over the previous night’s show. “Do you enjoy it tonight?” Paar asked. “Not necessarily,” Rooney grumbled. Before Paar could finish asking “Would you care to leave?” Mickey had up and walked out. The next day Rooney responded to the headlines with, “A man would have to be drunk to appear on that show. Paar is the dregs of television.”

Earlier in the afternoon, Jack Paar accepted Mickey Rooney's invitation to meet with him in his hotel room. Paar relates the details of this meeting in his monologue.


Guest Sterling Hayden comments on sailing away in June 1959 with his four children, 7 9, 10 & 11 years of age, and thirteen adults, from Los Angeles, to the South Pacific, defying a court order. 

Haunted by the friends he’d betrayed, fed up with the subpar movies he was making (cast in westerns, he “couldn’t ride worth a goddamn” and was “the slowest draw west of the Rhine”), flat broke and waging a custody battle with his ex-wife, Hayden escaped into the arms of his first love. In defiance of a court order, he loaded up his four children on a schooner called Wanderer and set sail for the South Seas. Hayden describes his adventure with Paar. 

At the top of the show, a brief interview by Paar with child actress Evelyn Rudie who describes the following moment in her life. 

In 1959, at age 9, I disappeared from my Los Angeles home and was feared kidnapped. But it turned out I had booked a flight to Washington, D.C., on my own, and boarded the airplane unaccompanied. When I was taken off the plane at Baltimore, I told the authorities that I wanted to visit First Lady Mamie Eisenhower, whom I had met previously, at the White House. I wanted to ask her if she could  help me get a part in a TV series.

NOTE: THE COMPLETE STORY WAS SHARED BY  EVELYN RUDIE TO PHIL GRIES  AND CAN BE READ IN THE ATA TESTIMONIAL LINK.
 
 For four years and eight months, Jack Paar reigned supreme as host of the Tonight Show with a crew of regulars, but only two stayed with him for the entire run; announcer Hugh Downs and band leader Jose Melies, a former army buddy. Familiar faces who appeared many times with Jack included Dody Goodman, Betty Johnson, Elsa Maxwell, Alexander King, Genevieve, Jack Douglas; and wife Reiko, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hans Conried, Peggy Cass, Cliff (Charley Weaver) Arquette, and Johnathan Winters. Hugh Downs substituted for Jack Paar 79 times, more than any other substitute host there were 20 different performers over the period of the series run. Joey Bishop substituted for Paar 31 times. Arlene Francis, 30 times, Jonathan Winters, 26 times, Orson Bean, 21 times, and Johnny Carson 15 times. Altogether there were 243 broadcasts that had substitute hosts filling in for Paar during Jack Paar's TONIGHT SHOW tenure. The title of the late-night broadcast changed to THE JACK PAAR SHOW which took effect on February 3, 1958. The first videotaped broadcast aired on January 5, 1959. "Best of Paar " Re-runs began on July 10, 1959. The first color broadcast aired on September 19, news bulletin on the "Explorer I"  satellite, launched today. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
#5: GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROADWAY STARRING JIMMY DURANTE
1959-12-06, WRCA, 49 min.
Jimmy Durante, Jane Powell, Eddie Hodges, Ray Bolger, Jimmie Rodgers

The schnozzola, Jimmy Durante himself, stars in a variety special with musical-comedy stars Ray Bolger, Jane Powell, Eddie Hodges and singer Jimmie Rodgers.
#9435: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1959-12-07, NBC, 10 min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, George Raft, Criswell, Jose Melies

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

      Guests George Raft and George Jessel.
Mr. Criswell prognosticator states New Years predictions.
                                                                                                      
#13403: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1959-12-07, NBC, min.
Jimmy Durante, Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, George Jessel, George Raft, Criswell, Amazing Criswell

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

For four years and eight months, Jack Paar reigned supreme as host of the Tonight Show with a crew of regulars, but only two stayed with him for the entire run; announcer Hugh Downs and band leader Jose Melies, a former army buddy. Familiar faces who appeared many times with Jack included Dody Goodman, Betty Johnson, Elsa Maxwell, Alexander King, Genevieve, Jack Douglas; and wife Reiko, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hans Conried, Peggy Cass, Cliff (Charley Weaver) Arquette, and Johnathan Winters. Hugh Downs substituted for Jack Paar 79 times, more than any other substitute host there were 20 different performers over the period of the series run. Joey Bishop substituted for Paar 31 times. Arlene Francis, 30 times, Jonathan Winters, 26 times, Orson Bean, 21 times, and Johnny Carson 15 times. Altogether there were 243 broadcasts that had substitute hosts filling in for Paar during Jack Paar's TONIGHT SHOW tenure. The title of the late-night broadcast changed to THE JACK PAAR SHOW which took effect on February 3, 1958. The first videotaped broadcast aired on January 5, 1959. "Best of Paar " Re-runs began on July 10, 1959. The first color broadcast aired on September 19, news bulletin on the "Explorer I"  satellite, launched today. 

Guests: George Raft, who states that he worked with Jimmy Durante in Coney Island,  and George Jessel, Amazing Criswell predicts events that will be in  1960..                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
#8159: FORD STARTIME PRESENTS: "MY THREE ANGELS."
1959-12-08, NBC, 90 min.
Barry Sullivan, Walter Slezak, George Grizzard, Byron Sanders, Carmen Mathews, Will Kuluva, Ruth Hammond, Peter Donat, Henry Daniell

  Television adaptation comedy about three escaping convicts living on Devil's Island, a penal colony in French Guiana, who come to the defense of Felix Ducotel and his family who are harassed by a cruel business man and his nephew, with the assistance of a snake. 

In 1955, same story, different title, the release of the motion picture, "WE'RE NO ANGELS" starred Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, and Aldo Ray.     
#9917: WORLD'S INVITATIONAL BOWLING TOURNAMENT, THE
1959-12-11, NBC, 60 min.
Don Carter, Slyvia Wene Martin, Billy Golembiewski, Donna Zimmerman

The Third Annual World's Invitational Bowling Tournament, telecast live from the Chicago Coliseum in Chicago, Illinois. Female bowler Slyvia Wene Martin bowled a perfect 300 game during this tournament, the second in her career.             
#13409A: NEWSBEAT WITH MIKE WALLACE
1959-12-27, WNTA, min.
Richard M. Nixon, John F. Kennedy, Mike Wallace, Fidel Castro

March 9, 1959-March 18, 1960
A daily news broadcast anchored by  Mike Wallace, on WNTA-TV Channel 13,  New York City.

Mike Wallace, TV interviewer and author of the recent book "Mike Wallace Asks," is the commentator for a half hour news program televised Monday through Friday. Wallace comments on national and international news stories. He is assisted by guest columnists and reporters who probe the important news in their fields. 

It was challenging to know exactly when Mike Wallace would be on the air with this daily early evening newscast for during the one year run of the show these broadcasts would change seven times related to beginning and ending times.
-March 9, 1959....... 7:30-8:00pm
-May 4, 1959 6:30.......6:30pm-7:00pm
-Sept. 14, 1959..............7:30-8:00pm
-Oct. 26, 1959.....................7:30-7:55pm
-Dec. 21, 1959.........................7:25-7:55pm
-Dec. 28, 1959...............................7:30-7:55pm
Jan. 25, 1960.......................................7:00-7:25pm

News show starring Mike Wallace, broadcast on WNTA-TV New York City.

The United States considers diplomatic breaking away from Cuba, John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon win perspective New Hampshire Primaries, comment on Kennedy win, "...probably now will get the democratic nomination.
                                                                                                                               
#9013: NFL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
1959-12-27, NBC, 180 min.
Frank Gifford, Van Patrick, Kyle Rote, Charlie Conerly, John Unitas, Lenny Moore, Alan Ameche, Raymond Berry

Live radio coverage of the 1959 National Football League Championship Game between the Eastern division champions the New York Giants and the Baltimore Colts, the champions of the Western division. The Colts defeated the Giants 31-16 at Memorial Stadium in Baltimore for their second straight NFL title and their second straight title win over the Giants. Van Patrick calls the play-by-play.            
#13404: NEWSBEAT WITH MIKE WALLACE
1959-12-27, WNTA, min.
Howard Cosell, Mike Wallace, Fidel Castro, John F. Kennedy, Richard M. Nixon, Jimmy Cannon, William Lawrence, Teddy Roosevelt

March 9, 1959-March 18, 1960
A daily news broadcast anchored by  Mike Wallace, on WNTA-TV Channel 13,  New York City.

Mike Wallace, TV interviewer and author of the recent book "Mike Wallace Asks," is the commentator for a half hour news program televised Monday through Friday. Wallace comments on national and international news stories. He is assisted by guest columnists and reporters who probe the important news in their fields. 

It was challenging to know exactly when Mike Wallace would be on the air with this daily early evening newscast for during the one year run of the show these broadcasts would change seven times related to beginning and ending times.
-March 9, 1959....... 7:30-8:00pm
-May 4, 1959 6:30.......6:30pm-7:00pm
-Sept. 14, 1959..............7:30-8:00pm
-Oct. 26, 1959.....................7:30-7:55pm
-Dec. 21, 1959.........................7:25-7:55pm
-Dec. 28, 1959...............................7:30-7:55pm
Jan. 25, 1960.......................................7:00-7:25pm

News show starring Mike Wallace, broadcast on WNTA-TV New York City.

Political predictions for the president, ( new president will be Nixon) Kennedy will run as Vice-President on Democratic ticket, predictions by Jimmy Cannon.
Nixon will be a great president just like Teddy Roosevelt, Castro regime will worsen with the USA, sports predictions by Howard Cosell, space prediction by William Lawrence, a man on moon within the next ten years, TV changes in 1960.
                                                                                                                  
#13405: BIG NEWS OF 1959 WITH WALTER CRONKITE
1959-12-27, CBS, min.
Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite tales a look at the big news stories of 1959.             
#860: JIM AMECHE TV COMMERICAL
1960-00-00, N/A, 2 min.
Jim Ameche, Jack Armstrong

This broadcast was syndicated. Jim Ameche, who played the original Jack Armstrong on radio in 1933, is spokesperson on this commercial promoting 70 old time radio broadcasts for $5.95, on four long playing albums for the Longines Symphonette Society.
#1085: A 1960'S RADIO BROADCAST ADDITION: IN PERSON MUSIC WITH BIG WILSON
1960-00-00, WNEW, 29 min.
Big Wilson, Duke Ellington

Host Big Wilson introduces a live "jam" session with Duke Ellington and his band. A 1960's interview and variety program presented in New York on WNEW.
#1086: A 1960'S RADIO BROADCAST ADDITION: BACKGROUND MUSIC FROM MOTION PICTURES
1960-00-00, BBC, 57 min.
Malcolm Arnold

Composer Malcolm Arnold conducts the London Symphony Orchestra. Excerpts heard are from "Roots of Heaven," "Curse of The Werewolf," "Greyfriar's Bobby," "No Love For Johnny," "Things To Come," "The Horse's Mouth," and "Henry V." Narrator is Malcolm Arnold.
#861: A 1960'S RADIO BROADCAST ADDITION: BOSTON POPS CONCERT
1960-00-00, WQXR, 67 min.
Arthur Fiedler & the Boston Pops Orchestra

Arthur Fiedler conducts the Boston Pops Orchestra in this concert.
#859F: ZACHERLEY AT 12:00
1960-00-00, WOR, 30 min.
John Zacherley

October 9, 1959 - December 25, 1959 &
April 8, 1960 - July 1, 1960

John Zacherley, who became famous introducing horror films,and satirizing them on SHOCK THEATER / ZACHERLEY AT LARGE, on WABC TV, found a new home at WOR TV in October of 1959 and hosted "Zacherley at 12:00," a series initially lasting a little more  than two months, totaling 12 broadcasts from October 9 - December 25, 1959, and then returning for another 13 broadcasts in the Spring of 1960.

These WOR TV channel 9 ninety minute programs were presented on Friday Nights at Midnight, re-run (video tape) Saturday at noon, and re-run again, Saturday Night at Midnight, thru November 28, 1959.  

At his new WOR Ch. 9 berth, Zacherley remained a suave ghoulish monster from Cloud Transylvania, adding offbeat crazy humor to old "B" films which were edited to 60 minutes running time. The remaining 30 minutes of broadcast time was pure Zacherley. 

"Zacherley Runs For President."

Transylvania has just become the 51st state in the union, and thus motivates, Zacherley to run for the presidency.     Zacherley talks to John F. Kennedy on the phone and Richard Nixon on the phone. There are many "remotes" from the convention. Songs heard include, "Happy Days Are Here Again,"
"Hail, Hail,The Gang's All Here." Zach promotes Zacherley buttons and other campaign articles that viewers can purchase by sending $2.00 to New Jersey box office address.
30 Minutes COMPLETE. Direct line excellent sound quality.

No video tapes and only a handful of excerpt kinescope clips from this WOR TV series of 25 programs survive (total of 12 & 1/2 hours of Zacherley 30 minute sketches broadcast), making this audio presentation a very rare retrospective, as well as  other air checks, from this series, preserved in the Archival Television Audio collection.                                                                                                                                              
#5912: CHEVY SHOW: "AROUND THE WORLD WITH NELLIE BLY"
1960-01-03, WNBC, 54 min.
Cornel Wilde, Janet Blair, Addison Richards, Jerome Cowan

December 8, 1957-June 18, 1961.
 Programs not hosted by Dinah Shore (every 4th week during the season of 1957-58 and 1958-59, more often thereafter until June 1961) were known as "The Chevy Show." 


Presented on "THE CHEVY SHOW." An original musical comedy set in 1890 about the adventures of newspaperwoman Nellie Bly, who goes around the world trying to beat the 80 day record of the fictional Jules Verne character, Phileas Fogg. Complete show with minor variations in sound quality.             
#6: HEDDA HOPPER'S HOLLYWOOD
1960-01-10, WNBC, 50 min.
John Cassavettes, Debbie Reynolds, James Stewart, Bob Hope, Gary Cooper, Gloria Swanson, Ramon Novarro, King Vidor, Janet Gaynor, Hope Lange, Hedda Hopper, Robert Cummings, Anne Bauchens, Teddy Rooney, Jody McCrea, Stephen Boyd, Anthony Perkins, Marion Davies, Francis X. Bushman, Walt Disney, William Daniels, Don Murray, The Westmore Brothers, Lucille Ball, Liza Minnelli

Hollywood columnist Hedda Hopper looks back over the thirty years she has spent in the movie capital. Guests are Gary Cooper, James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds, Lucille Ball, Robert Cummings, Anthony Perkins, Don Murray, Hope Lange, John Cassavettes, Stephen Boyd, Gloria Swanson, Janet Gaynor, Francis X. Bushman, Ramon Novarro, Marion Davies, Jody McCrea, Walt Disney, William Daniels, Westmore Brothers, Anne Bauchens, King Vidor, Teddy Rooney and Bob Hope. Liza Minnelli sings a song her mother made famous, "Over the Rainbow."
#6002: HEDDA HOPPER'S HOLLYWOOD
1960-01-10, WNBC, 55 min.
John Cassavettes, Debbie Reynolds, James Stewart, Bob Hope, Gary Cooper, Gloria Swanson, Ramon Novarro, King Vidor, Janet Gaynor, Hope Lange, Hedda Hopper, Robert Cummings, Anne Bauchens, Teddy Rooney, Jody McCrea, Stephen Boyd, Anthony Perkins, Marion Davies, Francis X. Bushman, Walt Disney, William Daniels, Don Murray, The Westmore Brothers, Lucille Ball, Liza Minnelli

This version of Hedda Hopper's Hollywood is a complete audio air check which includes the original opening and contains all Rexall commercials. It's drawback is that this air check was recorded by open mike and not by direct line like Archival Television Audio #6: Hedda Hopper's Hollywood.
#8256: HEDDA HOPPER'S HOLLYWOOD
1960-01-10, NBC, 50 min.
Hedda Hopper

Duplicate of program # 6.          
#5909: BELL TELEPHONE HOUR: THE FOUR OF US, THE
1960-01-29, WNBC, 54 min.
Benny Goodman, Ethel Merman, Ray Bolger, Bea Lillie

January 12, 1959-April 26, 1968. This musical series ran semiregularly for almost ten seasons-sometimes weekly, sometimes biweekly, and sometimes as irregularly scheduled specials. All types of music were presented on the hour series; Donald Voorhees conducted the Bell Telephone Orchestra.

Each star gets a chance to showcase their talents in a change of pace reflecting their "other side."
#7: A MUSICAL BOUQUET FROM MAURICE CHEVALIER
1960-02-04, WNBC, 52 min.
Maurice Chevalier

Maurice Chevalier is the only performer in this one man special for CBS.
#9436: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1960-02-11, NBC, 68 min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Shelley Berman, Jose Melis, Orson Bean

Jack Paar unexpectedly walks off the show, at 11:41pm, eleven minutes after the show went on the air.  During Paar's opening monologue he protests NBC's censoring of a "Water Closet" joke he had told on last nights broadcast. After Jack walks off, Hugh Downs takes over and continues the show with guests who comment about what had just happened.

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 
 For four years and eight months Jack Paar reigned supreme as host of the Tonight Show with a crew of regulars, but only two stayed with him for the entire run; announcer Hugh Downs and band leader Jose Melis, a former army buddy. Familiar faces who appeared many times with Jack included Dody Goodman, Betty Johnson, Elsa Maxwell, Alexander King, Genevieve, Jack Douglas; and wife Reiko, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hans Conried, Peggy Cass, Cliff (Charley Weaver) Arquette, and Johnathan Winters. Hugh Downs substituted for Jack Paar 79 times, more than any other substitute host. There were 20 different substitute hosts for Paar over the period of the series run. Joey Bishop substituted for Paar 31 times. Arlene Francis, 30 times, Jonathan Winters, 26 times, Orson Bean, 21 times and Johnny Carson 15 times. All together there were 243 broadcasts which had substitute hosts filling in for Paar during Jack Paar's TONIGHT SHOW tenure. The title of the late night broadcast changed to THE JACK PAAR SHOW which took effect on February 3, 1958. The first video-taped broadcast aired on January 5, 1959. "Best of Paar " Re-runs began on July 10,1959. The first color broadcast aired on September 19, 1960.                                                                                                                                                                                      
#8: PROJECT 20: MEET MR. LINCOLN
1960-02-11, WNBC, 29 min.
Thomas Mitchell, Alexander Scourby, Robert Russell Bennett, Richard Hanser, Donald B. Hyatt, Abraham Lincoln

September 13, 1954 - May 27, 1970

A portrait of Abraham Lincoln on the 150th anniversary of his birth. This program concentrates on the final four years of Lincoln's life and his presidency. Thomas Mitchell introduces the program, and does one commercial for the sponsor, (The Lincoln Life Insurance Company). This presentation was a repeat of its premiere airing one year before, February 11, 1959. Alexander Scourby narrates from Richard Hanser's script, quoting mostly in the words of Abraham Lincoln. Robert Russell Bennett's score incorporates songs of the time. Donald B. Hyatt produced and directed. This broadcast received many outstanding awards but was never aired again. 

For this extraordinary documentary producer Donald B. Hyatt developed the "stills-in-motion" technique  which involved the animation of thousands of still photographs and non filmed visual materials. However, just listening to the narrative sound track by Alexander  Scourby, the incredible score, using music of the times, orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett, coupled with the narrative written by Richard Hanser, including  salient quotations expressed by President Abraham Lincoln, makes for an exhilarating interpretation, insight and appreciation of Lincoln's presidency, and what he endured  during his administration during the Civil War (1861-1865). 

In 1954 Henry Solomon, along with Donald B. Hyatt, Issac Kleinerman, Richard Hanser, and Robert Russell Bennett, began production on a group of compilation documentaries they named PROJECT 20. Salomon and company periodically produced special broadcasts for NBC recreating the lives, events, periods, and trends of the 1900's through an effective marriage of archival news film and still photos, long before contemporary Ken Burns picked up the baton to do similar approach documentaries  broadcast on PBS beginning in the 1980's. 

There were 33 produced Project 20 NBC Specials in the series. Eleven of them were enhanced with narration provided by the mellifluous Alexander Scourby. The series became universally recognized as one of  American television's most enduring and honored series, winning hundreds of national and international awards for broadcasts, including two prime time Emmy Awards.                          
#13406: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1960-02-11, NBC, 20 min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Shelley Berman, Orson Bean

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

  For four years and eight months Jack Paar reigned supreme as host of the Tonight Show with a crew of regulars, but only two stayed with him for the entire run; announcer Hugh Downs and band leader Jose Melies, a former army buddy. Familiar faces who appeared many times with Jack included Dody Goodman, Betty Johnson, Elsa Maxwell, Alexander King, Genevieve, Jack Douglas; and wife Reiko, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hans Conried, Peggy Cass, Cliff (Charley Weaver) Arquette, and Johnathan Winters. Hugh Downs substituted for Jack Paar 79 times, more than any other substitute host there were 20 different performers over the period of the series run. Joey Bishop substituted for Paar 31 times. Arlene Francis, 30 times, Jonathan Winters, 26 times, Orson Bean, 21 times and Johnny Carson 15 times. Altogether there were 243 broadcasts that had substitute hosts filling in for Paar during Jack Paar's TONIGHT SHOW tenure. The title of the late-night broadcast changed to THE JACK PAAR SHOW which took effect on February 3, 1958. The first videotaped broadcast aired on January 5, 1959. "Best of Paar " Re-runs began on July 10, 1959. The first color broadcast aired on September 19, 1960.  

Jack Paar walks off the show after a dispute with NBC for telling the "Water closet joke" on last night's show. Comments by Hugh Downs who took over as host after Paar walked off, from Orson Bean, and Shelley Berman.                                                                                                                                                                                                    
#7125: FRANK SINATRA SHOW
1960-02-15, ABC, 00 min.
Frank Sinatra, Lena Horne, Eleanor Roosevelt, Juliet Prowse, Barbara Heller, Mary Costa

                                                              
#13407: WMGM RADIO NEWS, THE
1960-02-18, WMGM, min.
Queen Elizabeth, Caryl Chessman

Topic: Caryl Chessman seeks appeal to stay his execution scheduled for the next day. 

NOTE: Chessman would be executed in the San Quentin gas chamber on May 2, 1960 for kidnapping, rape, and grand larceny crimes he committed in January 1948.  He wrote  many articles while awaiting execution on death row over a period of 12 years. He appealed his conviction 42 times but it was never overturned.     

Also, news of Queen Elizabeth who gave birth to a son.                                          
#9: PROJECT 20: NOT SO LONG AGO
1960-02-19, WNBC, 52 min.
Robert Russell Bennett, Richard Hanser, Donald B. Hyatt, Bob Hope

The post WWII period, 1945-1950 is recalled by narrator Bob Hope. Original msuic score by Robert Russell Bennett. Written by Richard Hanser. Produced and directed by Donald B. Hyatt.
#13408: CBS NEWS WITH RON COCHRAN, THE
1960-02-19, CBS, min.
Queen Elizabeth, Ron Cochran, Caryl Chessman

Ron Cochran presents the news topics of the day.   
Queen Elizabeth gives birth to a new Prince. 
Convicted robber, kidnapper and rapist, Caryl Chessman, sentenced 
to death for a series of crimes committed in January 1948 in the Los Angeles area, gets a 60 day reprieve. 

NOTE: Caryl Chessman will be executed on May 2, 1960.                       
#862: JOE FRANKLIN SHOW, THE
1960-02-22, WABC, 8 min.
Joe Franklin, Jerome Courtland

Guest Jerome Courtland plugs his new WABC syndicated series "The Vikings." Interesting note: This live TV show would leave the air for 15 minutes because of technical problems and would resume programming where it left off, signing off the air 15 minutes later at 11:15am instead of its normal sign off time of 11:00am. It would pre-empt the regularly scheduled program "Romance of Life." The astonishing flexibility of the number three network, ABC, in 1960 is observed. Joe Franklin, an important daytime personality, is allowed to accommodate his sponsor Canada Dry and extends the program for their live television testimonials. Franklin also plugs his other sponsors My-T-Fine desert and does a complete commercial for Vermont Maid Syrup.
#7423: STAR PARADE: "FOUR FOR TONIGHT."
1960-02-24, WNBC, 00 min.
Tony Randall, Beatrice Lillie, Tammy Grimes, Cyril Richard

Variety special starring Tony Randall, Beatrice Lillie, Tammy Grimes and Cyril Richard.          
#10: SECRET LIFE OF ADOLF HITLER, THE
1960-02-25, WPIX, 54 min.
Adolf Hitler, Paula Wolf, Westbrook Van Voorhis

The many faces of Adolf Hitler are documented. Frau Paula Wolf, the sister of Hitler is interviewed. Westbrook Van Voorhis provides the narration.
#7350: PHILADELPHIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, THE
1960-02-26, SYND, 00 min.
Eugene Ormandy, Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra

Eugene Ormandy conducts the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra in this musical concert.                       
#11: TWENTIETH CENTURY: TURN OF THE CENTURY
1960-02-28, WCBS, 25 min.
Walter Cronkite

Walter Cronkite narrates.
#7004: BING CROSBY OLDSMOBILE SPECIAL
1960-02-29, ABC, 00 min.
Bing Crosby, Dennis Crosby, Lindsay Crosby, Perry Como, Elaine Dunn, Sandy Stewart, Philip Crosby

The 7th of 26 Bing Crosby specials (1954-1977).                        
#7338: PERRY COMO'S KRAFT MUSIC HALL
1960-03-06, NBC, 00 min.
Bing Crosby, Perry Como

September 12, 1955-June 12, 1963. In the fall of 1955 Perry Como returned to NBC where he hosted a weekly hour show. From 1955 to 1959 it was seen Saturday evenings and was titled "The Perry Como Show." From 1959 to 1963 it was seen Wednesday evenings and was titled "The Kraft Music Hall." Regulars included Frank Gallop and the Ray Charles Singers. After his final weekly June 12, 1963 broadcast Perry Como appeared in scores of specials, beginning October 3, 1963, airing on NBC, CBS & ABC, and concluding on December 6, 1986. 

Perry's guest is Bing Crosby.                                                                 
#13409: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE: JACK PAAR RETURNS
1960-03-07, NBC, min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Dorothy Kilgallen, Walter Winchell

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

Brief excerpt beginning with Jack Paar setting the record straight, stating "...the only way to kill a lie is to reveal the truth," referring to what he believes have been miss-truths said about him over and over again by columnist Walter Winchell. 



 For four years and eight months, Jack Paar reigned supreme as host of the Tonight Show with a crew of regulars, but only two stayed with him for the entire run; announcer Hugh Downs and band leader Jose Melies, a former army buddy. Familiar faces who appeared many times with Jack included Dody Goodman, Betty Johnson, Elsa Maxwell, Alexander King, Genevieve, Jack Douglas; and wife Reiko, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Hans Conried, Peggy Cass, Cliff (Charley Weaver) Arquette, and Johnathan Winters. Hugh Downs substituted for Jack Paar 79 times, more than any other substitute host there were 20 different performers over the period of the series run. Joey Bishop substituted for Paar 31 times. Arlene Francis, 30 times, Jonathan Winters, 26 times, Orson Bean, 21 times, and Johnny Carson 15 times. Altogether there were 243 broadcasts that had substitute hosts filling in for Paar during Jack Paar's TONIGHT SHOW tenure. The title of the late-night broadcast changed to THE JACK PAAR SHOW which took effect on February 3, 1958. The first videotaped broadcast aired on January 5, 1959. "Best of Paar " Re-runs began on July 10, 1959. The first color broadcast aired on September 19, news bulletin on the "Explorer I"  satellite, launched today. 

Jack Paar returns to the Tonight Show after walking off on February 11th. He attacks Dorothy Kilgallen and Walter Winchell.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
#13409B: CONSULT DR. BROTHERS
1960-03-07, , 3 min.
Dr. Joyce Brothers, Joyce Bothers

 1960/1961 Syndicated.
"Consult Dr. Brothers" was a 15 minute daily program. 

An unfaithful husband becomes a hippie. Wife wants to now know what she should do after she has met another man?       
#9437: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1960-03-07, NBC, 80 min.
Jack Paar, Walter Kiernan, Hugh Downs, Alexander King, Dorothy Kilgallen, Earl Wrightson, Hermione Gingold, Virginia Graham, Eva Gabor, Florence Henderson, Walter Winchell, Charlie Weaver, Dody Goodman, Jack Douglas, Hans Conried, Betty Johnson, Jose Melies, Roger Price

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

Jack Paar returns to the TONIGHT SHOW after his mid-February walk-out and subsequent vacation in Hong Kong. 

 Hugh Downs states that "tonight's show will go down in broadcast history." During the opening 11:15 to 11:30pm segment Downs states that in fairness to the country Jack will appear when the show is seen by the entire country, Nationally by all of the affiliate stations, at 11:30pm.
 
Following a Blue Cheer laundry detergent commercial, Hugh Downs announces the 11:30pm opening of the Jack Paar Tonight Show and counts down, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, and introduces Jack Paar. Jack's first words are, "As I was saying before I was interrupted." Paar praises Hugh Downs for his loyalty. He then has some nasty words to say about columnist Walter Winchell who he calls "that silly old man." 

Paar also takes up where he left off, criticizing Dorothy Kilgallen calling her someone who reminds him of a puppet. "When she speaks she never seems to move her lips."

Jack tells his audience that he believes the Hearst press is rigged, as per example, his good friend Jim Bishop, columnist for the Hearst Press, had his column about Paar, today, suppressed.  

Paar reminisces about his "water closet" joke that created great controversy that led Jack to walk off the air. He tells of his trip to Japan...many stories and anecdotes. 

NOTE: This television audio air check segment of Jack Paar returning to the Tonight Show is not known to exist in any VIDEO format other than a minute of his appearance at the beginning of his entrance. What does exist is this rare historic retrospective audio air check reveal of Jack Paar returning to the Tonight Show when his late night show was the most controversial and unpredictable program on television.  
                                                                                                                                                                       
#12: PROJECT 20: LIFE IN THE THIRTIES
1960-03-13, WNBC, 52 min.
Alexander Scourby, Robert Russell Bennett, Richard Hanser, Donald B. Hyatt

Alexander Scourby narrates. Music of the period is conducted by composer Robert Russell Bennett. Written by Richard Hanser. Produced and directed by Donald B. Hyatt. Originally aired Oct. 16, 1959.
#13: ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS: MAN FROM THE SOUTH
1960-03-13, WCBS, 24 min.
Alfred Hitchcock, Steve McQueen, Neile Adams, Peter Lorre

Alfred Hitchock's 176th show is a classic. Starring Steve McQueen, Neile Adams, and Peter Lorre.
#14: STARTIME: ACADEMY AWARD MUSIC
1960-03-15, WRCA, 28 min.
Jane Wyman, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Nat King Cole, Kay Starr, Tex Ritter, Gogi Grant, The Four Aces

Jane Wyman is hostess. We hear renditions from nominated songs of 1959 from Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Nat King Cole, Kay Starr, Tex Ritter, Gogi Grant and The Four Aces.
#7478: YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONCERT
1960-03-27, CBS, 00 min.
Leonard Bernstein, Noah Greenberg, Anita Darian, Vladimir Ussachevsky

July 18th, 1958- March 26th, 1972

Series of concerts originating from Carnegie Hall in New York City. Beginning in 1962, they were broadcast from Lincoln Center in New York City. Leonard Bernstein conducted fifty three such televised performances until 1972. 

Broadcast from Carnegie Hall in New York City. Unusual instruments, past, present and future.                                                                                                          
#7071: DIXIELAND SMALL FRY
1960-03-27, KTLA, 00 min.
Stan Kenton, Bob Crosby, Bill Hollingsworth, The Hollytones, Russ Morgan, Dixieland Small Fry, Stuart Brotman, Dick Grayson, Barry McCormick, Steve Thompson, Jay Daversa, Stan Wright

A musical variety show that featured Bill Hollingsworth, the Hollytones and band leader Stan Kenton.
Host: Bill Hollingsworth.




                                    
#6950A: ACADEMY AWARDS: 32ND ANNUAL
1960-04-04, NBC, min.
Gene Kelly, William Wyler, James Stewart, John Wayne, Bob Hope, Gary Cooper, Ed Wynn, Yves Montand, Rock Hudson, Tony Curtis, Andre Previn, Hope Lange, Joan Crawford, Carl Reiner, Robert Ryan, Shelley Winters, Buster Keaton, Janet Leigh, Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner, Sammy Cahn, Yvette Mimieux, Elizabeth Taylor, Ann Blyth, Frankie Laine, Barbara Rush, Fernando Lamas, Joni James, Jack Clayton, Richard Conte, Wendell Corey, Edward Curtiss, BB Kahane, Eric Johnston, Susan Kohner, Diane McBain, Juanita Moore, Edmond OBrien, Simone Signoret, Jimmy Van Heusen, Frankie Vaughan, Robert Vaughan, Mary Zimbalist

Bob Hope is host for the 32nd Annual Academy Awards ceremony, telecast live from the RKO Pantages Theater, in Hollywood, California.                                                   
#15: TWENTIETH CENTURY: PARIS IN THE TWENTIES
1960-04-17, WCBS, 26 min.
Walter Cronkite, Ernest Hemingway, Janet Flanner, Man Ray

Walter Cronkite narrates.  

A retrospective of Paris, a spawning ground for a revolution in the arts, sparked by a host of American expatriates from the world of literature, painting and the theater. Among those players include authors Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, Colette, E.E.Cummings, Archibald MacLeish, Thornton Wilder, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Dos Passos, Sherwood Anderson, Hart Crane and Stephen Vincent Benet. Performers include Charlie Chaplin, Josephine Baker, Marilyn Miller, Beatrice Lillie, Judith Anderson, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford; artists Pablo Picasso, Jo Davidson and Alexander Calder. Janet Flanner, who as "Genet" is the New Yorker's Paris correspondent, and artist-photographer Man Ray contribute their reminiscences. 
           
#16: PROJECT 20: MARK TWAIN'S AMERICA
1960-04-22, WNBC, 52 min.
Robert Russell Bennett, Richard Hanser, Donald B. Hyatt, Mark Twain, Howard Lindsay

The narration consists almost wholly of Mark Twain's words and is spoken by actor-playwright Howard Lindsay. Original music score by Robert Russell Bennett. Written by Richard Hanser. Produced and directed by Donald B. Hyatt.
#17: TWENTIETH CENTURY: FIORELLO LAGUARDIA
1960-04-24, WCBS, 26 min.
Walter Cronkite, Fannie Hurst, Fiorello LaGuardia

Walter Cronkite narrates.
#6957: TONY AWARDS
1960-04-24, CBS, 66 min.
Jackie Gleason, Carol Burnett, Mary Martin, Melvyn Douglas, Margaret Leighton, Robert Morse, George C. Scott, Anthony Perkins, Walter Pidgeon, Eddie Albert, Anne Bancroft, Sidney Poitier, Maureen Stapleton, Ethel Merman, Jason Robards, Bern Bennett, Geraldine Page, Lee Tracy, Claudia McNeil, Eileen Herlie, Irene Worth, Delores Gray

The Best of the Broadway Stage is honored with a Tony Award, founded in 1947. Eddie Albert is host. Announcer is Bern Bennett.  

                                   
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