Popular, long-running Saturday night variety show of the mid-to-late 1960's, 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. TV appearence on the show in 1964. The waning popularity of weekly variety shows contributed to "Hollywood Palace" being cancelled in early 1970, but it's still well-remembered by its many fans.
From Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of the world. ABC-TV presents "The Hollywood Palace!"
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Director George Cukor dictated that the film's "It Should Happen to You" television broadcast studio sequence with Jack Lemmon (at the age of 28, b: 02/08/1925, in the film's role as Pete Sheppard) sitting in the TV studio audience, and Judy Holliday (at the age of 32, b:06/21/1921, in the role as Gladys Glover) being interviewed by a TV game show host, was to be filmed at an actual Hollywood TV studio/stage/theater, a valid location sight. The film's sequence is a factual example of what and how a 1950's live television broadcast was performed and conducted. Because the ABC TV satellite studio Hollywood Playhouse theater located at 1735 North Vine Street, Hollywood, was near and close to the Columbia Pictures' studio, located at the address: 1438 North Gower and Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California. The TV studio sequence was filmed at the Hollywood and Vine Street TV studio location sight for authenticity. The studio-stage's overhead lighting instruments, equipment, television cameras, "RCA" B&W electronic dolly-pedestal cameras and camera men, sound boom and boom operator and stage crew" were all actual ABC facility's employees and electronic equipment. See more
Featured in Journey Through the Past
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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