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#9406: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
1958-09-01, WRCA, 36 min.
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Virginia Graham, Jose Melis, John Huston, Johnny Mercer, Dody Goodman, Billy Pearson, Marian Marlowe, Charles Schwartz

July 29, 1957- March 30,1962. 

Joined in progress. Jack Paar talks with guest Johnny Mercer who reveals his own personal greatest songs...discusses royalties, etc. He states that Bing Crosby is his favorite singer. Mercer sings a medley of songs including, "I'm An Old Cow Hand," "Atkinson Topeka & the Santa Fe," & "Accent the Positive."  Marian Marlowe sings "Autumn Leaves." Jack talks with Virginia Graham who recounts a long story. 

Interesting and revealing discussion between Paar and guest Jockey Billy Pearson who tells of the time he and John Huston 
were together and Huston wanted to ride Pearson's Ferrari and thought the tachometer was telling him what his speed was as they drove all around France. 

Charles Schwartz, dog trainer, discusses with Jack the different breeds of dogs. 

*Most of this series does not survive in any broadcast form. Kinescopes were discarded, burned, decomposed...whereabouts unknown. 2" Quadruplex Video Tape was expensive ($300 for a one hour reel), weighting 26 pounds, requiring great storage space. Video Tape could easily be erased and was used for new program recordings...retained briefly for a re-run and then erased or discarded. Legend has it that even Jack Paar himself hired a junk man to come to his home garage and paid to have JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW recordings discarded (reels of kinescopes and video tapes) that were now cluttering up his space. 

During this era in television history archiving television programming was not a primary concern or vision, and considered an arcane pursuit. 

ARCHIVAL TELEVISION AUDIO, INC. retains over 70 complete and excerpt JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW air checks (34 hours), including the complete Jack Paar's first anniversary telecast which was broadcast live from Havana Cuba (June 28, 1958). These originally recorded off the air pristine sound direct line 1/4" reel to reel audio tracks, recorded at the time of the original broadcasts, represent the only broadcast record of a "lost" visual telecast. ATA is the largest single repository (one collection), in the United Sates of Jack Paar Tonight Shows recordings. The combined archives of The Library of Congress, Paley Center for Media, and UCLA Film & Television retain a composite total of 13 hours of representative JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW broadcasts excerpts...none complete. 



 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 Conreid, Peggy Cass, Cliff (Charley Weaver) Arquette, and Jonathan 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. Beginning July 20, 1959 Jack Paar began taking off Monday nights & guest hosts would substitute for him (approximately on alternate Mondays). The first color broadcast aired on September 19, 1960.
Theme music, "Everything is Coming Up Roses" was first used beginning in the Fall of 1959. 

Location broadcast telecasts of the program telecast away from the Hudson Theater in New York City occurred 14 times during this series run. 

Jan. 13-17, 1958                     Miami Beach, Florida
July 28, 1958                        Havana,Cuba           
Nov. 3-21, 1958                      Hollywood, California
March 2-20, 1959                     Hollywood, California
Nov. 10-12, 1959                  Nassau, Bahamas (Video Tape)
Nov. 30- Dec. 10, 1959               Hollywood, California
March 28-April 1, 1960            London, England (Video Tape)
Nov.9-11, 1960                    Hawaii (Video Tape) - b&w
Nov.14-24, 1960                     Hollywood, California
March 21-24, 1961                 London, England (Video Tape)
Sept. 12-14, 1961                 West Berlin (Video Tape)
Nov. 14-17, 1961                  Hollywood, California (Tape)
Nov. 21-24, 1961                  Hollywood, California (Tape)
March 13-16, 1962                 London, England (Video Tape)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
#7005: BING CROSBY OLDSMOBILE SPECIAL
1960-10-05, ABC, 00 min.
Carol Lawrence, Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Mercer, Dennis Crosby, Lindsay Crosby, Philip Crosby

                                     
#869: BING CROSBY SHOW, THE
1960-10-05, WABC, 52 min.
Carol Lawrence, Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Mercer, Dennis Crosby, Lindsay Crosby, Phil Crosby

Bing Crosby welcomes his guests Rosemary Clooney, Carol Lawrence, Johnny Mercer, and children Dennis Crosby, Philip Crosby and Lindsay Crosby. They all contribute in verse to this retrospective of Radio's Golden Age when Radio was king.
#3566: KRAFT MUSIC HALL, THE: MUSIC CITY USA, NASHVILLE SOUND, THE
1967-11-22, WNBC, 52 min.
Dinah Shore, Johnny Mercer, Ray Charles, Eddy Arnold, The Everly Brothers

September 13, 1967-May 12, 1971. This was the "Nashville Sound" 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.  

Duplicate Of #3566.  Hostess: Dinah Shore. 
Music City USA- The Nashville Sound is the theme.         
#8410: KRAFT MUSIC HALL, THE: MUSIC CITY USA, NASHVILLE SOUND, THE
1967-11-22, NBC, 52 min.
Dinah Shore, Johnny Mercer, Ray Charles, Eddy Arnold, The Everly Brothers

September 13, 1967-May 12, 1971. This was the "Nashville Sound" 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.  

Duplicate Of #3566.  Hostess: Dinah Shore. 
Music City USA- The Nashville Sound is the theme.                                   
#6952: SCOTT'S PLACE
1972-04-01, KFI, 74 min.
Johnny Mercer, Scott Ellsworth

  Scott Ellsworth's guest is composer Johnny Mercer.
Some variations in sound quality. Audio good. 

 This was the final broadcast during the two year run of SCOTT'S PLACE, when station KFI decided to change format and switch to a more contemporary music programming format.

March 30, 1970 - April 1, 1972
KFI 640 Los Angeles AM Radio.

162 individual  broadcast Audio Air Checks survive. 
A goldmine of originally recorded live interviews with the greats from the Jazz and Big Band era, with integrated recorded samples of their work played throughout the broadcast.  


Scott Ellsworth was the creator and on-air host of the popular radio program,                                                                                                                                                                          
#6952B: SCOTT'S PLACE
1972-04-01, KFI, 74 min.
Johnny Mercer, Scott Ellsworth

  Scott Ellsworth's guest is composer Johnny Mercer.
Some variations in sound quality. Audio good. 

 This was the final broadcast during the two year run of SCOTT'S PLACE, when station KFI decided to change format and switch to a more contemporary music programming format.

March 30, 1970 - April 1, 1972
KFI 640 Los Angeles AM Radio.

162 individual  broadcast Audio Air Checks survive. 
A goldmine of originally recorded live interviews with the greats from the Jazz and Big Band era, with integrated recorded samples of their work played throughout the broadcast.  


Scott Ellsworth was the creator and on-air host of the popular radio program,                                                                                                                                                                                       
#5472: A SALUTE TO OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
1972-07-03, WCBS, 52 min.
Desi Arnaz Jr., Robert Stack, Milton Berle, Dinah Shore, Leslie Uggams, John Raitt, Burt Lancaster, Helen Hayes, Celeste Holm, Johnny Mercer, Harve Presnell, Jean Fenn, Ricardo Montalban, Ray Walston, Janet Blair, Miyoshi Umeki, Larry Hagman, Yaphet Kotto, Ryan O'Neal

A star-studded salute to a great lyricist - Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960). Originally taped in April 1971 at the University of Southern California.
#5971: SALUTE TO A COCKEYED OPTIMIST
1972-07-03, WCBS, 54 min.
Desi Arnaz Jr., Robert Stack, Milton Berle, Dinah Shore, Leslie Uggams, John Raitt, Burt Lancaster, Helen Hayes, Celeste Holm, Johnny Mercer, Harve Presnell, Jean Fenn, Ricardo Montalban, Ray Walston, Janet Blair, Miyoshi Umeki, Larry Hagman, Yaphet Kotto, Ryan O'Neal, Oscar Hammerstein II

A star-studded salute to a great lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960). Taped in April 1971, at the University Of Southern California.
#8736: MERV GRIFFIN SHOW, THE:
1976-01-14, SYN, 90 min.
Merv Griffin, Pearl Bailey, Brenda Lee, Fred Astaire, Rosemary Clooney, Johnny Mercer, Tony Bennett

October 1, 1962-March 29, 1963 (NBC); 1965-1969 (Syndicated); August 18, 1969-February 11, 1972 (CBS); 1972-1986 (Syndicated)

Salute to Tony Bennett





                                                                                                                                                                                                       
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