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TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JACK PAAR, THE
Jack Paar, Hugh Downs, Jonathan Winters, Hermione Gingold, Phyllis Diller, Jose Melies, Richie Delamore, Peanuts Taylor, Katzenjammers Steel Band
July 29, 1957- March 30,1962.
The first of three shows broadcast from the British Colonial Hotel located on Nassau Island in the Bahamas. Included are filmed segments shot 'on location' to illustrate life and activities of the resort area.
Hugh Downs opens the show, “THE JACK PAAR SHOW broadcasting tonight from the British Colonial Hotel in beautiful Nassau in the Bahamas..
A thousand miles from Times Square. Jack and all of us are enjoying a holiday in this mid-Atlantic paradise, a warm and friendly British Colony here in the Bahamas.
Holidaying with Jack tonight are Hermione Gingold, Jonathan Winters, Phyllis Diller, Peanuts Taylor, Richie Delamore, Jose Melis with his trio and the New Katzenjammers
Steel Band, and yours truly, Hugh Downs. And now here is, by Jove, Jack.”
Jack Paar monologue. He welcomes everyone. Says that back in the States they are investigating television. Here in Bahamas to spread a little good will in this crown colony.
Jack states that NBC brought 50 people to Nassau to do this show which is seen by 30 million people…one hour forty five minutes…the most unrehearsed show which is part of the charm.
Jack introduces a young boy from Cuba whom he has known since 1943, Jose Melis who performs a number with the new Katzenjammers Steel Band. Paar introduces Sir Rainier and
his wife Lady Arthur. Jack states that this first show from Bermuda is the largest TV show ever broadcast in Nassau. $55,000 for two tape machines, $35,000 each for five TV cameras…crew working four
days and four nights and all a go until a “hum” in the audio was detected and it took six hour to determine that someone dropped a dime in one to the TV cameras. Jack and Hugh converse.
Jack states this is his sixth trip to the Bahamas. Beautiful here, and no income tax. No real estate tax.
Paar introduces guest Hermione Gingold. Jack says he is emotional even when he sees children drawing pictures; he introduces Richie Delamore who sings, “Island in the Sky.”
Jack Paar and Hermione Gingold sing a duet, from GIGI, entitled, “I Remember It Well.”
Jonathan Winters is introduced by Jack who says that he first put Jonathan on television five years ago.
“He is the greatest talent I know.” Johnny does a stand-up routine “The Amateur Show.” Jack, Hugh and Jonathan do a Webster Cigar commercial together, with lots of laughs.
Introduction of Peanuts Taylor, form Nassau, playing his steel drum. Paar and Winters discuss Jonathan’s new book, “Did Anyone Bring an Opener?” which is a picture book of old time movies,
with funny captions created by Winters.
Jack introduces a former housewife, mother of five children and discovered by Jack five years ago…Phyllis Diller, who performs a stand-up routine (plastic surgery).
Jack relates his experiences trying to buy an Island in Nassau. Richard Delamore sings “Hold Em Joe.” Jack says goodnight and states that in December Jet flights will be available to go from the Sates
to Nassau in two and half hours.
*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, all KINESCOPES (sound quality inferior to originally direct line 1/4" reel to reel home recordings at the time of the broadcast). No COMPLETE intact visual and audio broadcasts survive. There are no extant video taped surviving RECORDINGS of the JACK PAAR TONIGHT SHOW...not even an excerpt.
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. The LAST LIVE broadcast was aired July 3, 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)
ED SULLIVAN SHOW
Robert Horton, Ed Sullivan, Dick Contino, Jerry Stiller, Count Basie, Eydie Gorme, Sandy Baron, Arthur Haynes, Ann Meara, Peanuts
Scott Ellsworth, Peanuts Hucko
Scott Ellsworth's guest is saxophonist, clarinetist Peanuts Hucko.
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, "SCOTT'S PLACE." It aired live on KFI-AM in Los Angeles, six times a week, from midnight to 4:00 am (MARCH 30, 1970 - APRIL 1, 1972). Over 500 unique broadcasts featured jazz and big band music, interspersed with live interviews with musicians, singers, composers, conductors, arrangers, band leaders, writers, music producers, dealers & promoters.
These guest artists would drop by the studio after midnight, quite often following work or performing, and would bring some of their favorite records or personal recordings to the show to play for Scott and his audience. They would talk about their career, reminiscing with anecdotes...their love of jazz and big band music.
Interviews averaged in length from one hour to four hours.
Scott was exceptional in his ability to draw together some of the finest artists and musicians representing the history of jazz music...many who were not known by name to the general public, but well know to the jazz community dating back to the 1920's, 30's,40's, and 50's.
The SCOTT'S PLACE theme music, "Have A Nice Day," played by Count Basie & his band, was composed and arranged by Sammy Nestico specifically for Scott, in July 1971. It was used permanently as Scott's theme music beginning in November 1971.
Most of the lesser known legendary jazz artists who frequented the show did few, if any, talk shows in their life, making these candid conversations so valued since most of these individuals are now deceased.
Matty Matlock, Jess Stacey, Thelma Carpenter, Mercer Ellington, Lex Baxter, Nellie Lutcher, Billy May, George Van Eps, Shorty "Clarence " Sherock, Bobby Bryant, Dick Nash, Nick Fatool, Abraham Lincoln, Rollie Bondock, Ray Sherman, Irv Cottler, Lew McCleary, Kai Winding, Jack Coon, Pat Williams, Duke Ellington, Melba Liston, Conte Condoli, Benny Golson, Mariah McPartland, Johnny Mandel, Johnny Guarnieri, Vince Darosa, Stan Kenton, Fred Gerry, Gerry McKenzie, Pete Dailey, Robert Enevolsen, Jack Marshall, Clair Fisher, Howard Rumsey, John Klemmer, Maurice Harris, Johnny Best, Ted Curson, Dave Garroway, Jimmy Smith, Gus Bivona, Johnny Pate, Harold Land, Joe Marsala, Ralph Carmichael, Clair Fisher, Mundell Lowe, Dave Cavanaugh, Teddy Buckner, Al Rinker, Floyd Huddleston, George Auld, Sonny Burke, Bill Bacin, Paul Tanner, Lorenzo Flennoy, Bill Berry Dave Dexter, Blue Mitchelle, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Benny Powell, Lee Young, Joe Comfort, David Rose, Arnold Ross, Earl Palmer, Jimmy Witherspoon, Benjamin "Scatman" Crothers, Bill Evans, Cat Anderson (William Alonzo),
Al Aarons, Ronnie Lang, Frank Beach, Joe Pass, Jimmy Jones, Van Alexander, Peanuts Hucko, Panama "David" Francis, Marty Patche, Louis Bellson, Sam Most, Don Menza Billy Eckstine, Sam Donahue, Nellie Lutcher (second interview), Teddy Edwards, Alvin Stoller, Marshall Royal, Terry Gibbs, Louis Jordan, Ulysses Livingstone, Dr. Bill MacPherson, Al McKibbon, John E. Collins, Johnny Rotella, Allyn M. Ferguson, Frank Comstock, Meyer "Mike" Ruben, Bill Pitman, Irving Townsend, Mike Melvoin, Lou Levy, Lennie Niehaus, Preston Love,
Buddy Clark, Billy Byers, Nappy Lamare, Tony Ortega, Jesse Price, Dick Cary, Dee Barton, Nat Pierce, Ray Avery, Mel Torme, Don Trenner, Milt Jackson, Tommy Shephard, Dalton Smith, LeRoy Vinegar, Eddie Miller, Muzzy Marsalino, Kai Winding (two apparances), Greig Stewart "Chubby" Jackson, Donald Johnson Ellis, Matty Matlock (two appearances),Barney Bigard, Bill Miller, Johnny Sipple, Chlora Bryant, Jerry Goldsmith, Scott Ellsworth SPECIAL BROADCAST, recorded live at Disneyland with Earl "Father" Hines, Trummy Young, Yank Lawson, Bob Haggart, Bob Crosby, and Dizzy Gillepsie.
Sal Gubin, Joe Howard, Sonny Burke, Count Basie, Feddy Green, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, J.C. Williams, Robert McCracken, Frank D'Rone Jackie Mills, Scott Ellsworth SPECIAL BROADCASTS at the 14th annual Monteray Jazz Festival, Tommy Tedesco, Oscar Peterson, J.J. Johnson, Irving C. Ashby, Johnny Mandel (two appearances), Slim Giallard, George T. Simon, Irv Cottler (two appearances), Della Reese (two appearances), Wayne Songer, Harry Mills, Alton Purnell, Lalo Schifrin, June Christy, Ed Garland, Barney Bigard (two appearances), Leonard Feather, Collin Bailey, Paul Smith, Adele Girari, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Shelly Manne, Sarah Vaughan, & Johnny Mercer.
*On the ARCHIVAL TELEVISION AUDIO, INC. website (www.atvaudio.com) click the ARSC link and one can listen to a live 45 minute retrospective as presented by Phil Gries with guest Scott Ellsworth, held May 14, 2011 in Los Angeles California at the Grand Wilshire Hotel, as part of the 45th ARSC National Conference. The history and genesis of SCOTT'S PLACE is discussed with many peerless audio examples of past programs played for the audience. Scott, reminisces with many anecdotes related to these broadcasts. Power point still photographs related to different SCOTT'S PLACE broadcasts supplemented the narrative.
Charles M. Schulz
Half-hour special presentation - "You're a Good Sport, Charlie Brown" finds Charlie involved with Linus in a motorbike race. Written by creator Charles M. Schulz.
PEANUTS: A CHARLIE BROWN THANKSGIVING
Charlie Brown, Linus, Snoopy, Lucy
This prime-time animated special based upon the popular comic strip character originally aired on the CBS network on November 20th, 1973. It won an Emmy award the following year. In 2001, it began airing on the ABC network after airing on CBS until the year 2000.
PEANUTS: ITS ARBOR DAY CHARLIE BROWN
Stuart Brotman, Greg Felton, Bill Melendez, Sarah Beach, Vinnie Dow, Dylan Beach, Gail Davis, Liam Martin, Michelle Muller
It's Arbor Day Charlie Brown is the 15th prime-time animated television special based upon the Peanuts comic strip. Charlie Brown plants a garden in a baseball field.
The voices of Dylan Beach, Gail Davis, Sarah Beach, Stuart Brotman, Greg Felton, Liam Martin, Michelle Muller, Vinnie Dow, and Bill Melendez.
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