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  • SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN' TO TOWN (TV)

    (December 13, 1970)

    Narrated by Fred Astaire, this animated Christmas special explains the origins of Santa Claus and other Christmas traditions. An orphan infant, known only as Claus, is adopted by a family of elves known as the Kringles; they name the child Kris Kringle and...

  • OUR AMERICAN MUSICAL HERITAGE {JOHN CULLUM, FELICIA SANDERS} (TV)

    (September 14, 1971)

    This musical/variety production showcases tunes which reflect varying periods in American history. In this episode, host Robert DeCormier tells about the many songs that were written during America's Great Depression, then introduces John Cullum, who sings...

  • ALCOA PREMIERE: THE TOWN THAT DIED (TV)

    (April 25, 1963)

    One in this series of dramas hosted by Fred Astaire. In this drama, Adam, a successful businessman, returns to an island where he used to live and finds it barren and poverty-stricken. The major industry, a cannery that he and his brother Will owned, had b...

  • HOLLYWOOD PALACE, THE {FINAL PROGRAM} {BING CROSBY} (TV)

    (February 07, 1970)

    Final program of this series of lavish, vaudeville-inspired weekly variety programs. Bing Crosby hosts this retrospective of clips from past programs. Singers include Ella Fitzgerald, Fred Astaire, Ethel Merman, Sammy Davis, Jr., Judy Garland, and Perry Co...

  • ALCOA PREMIERE: THE MASKED MARINE (TV)

    (May 16, 1963)

    One in this series of dramas hosted by Fred Astaire. In this program, Sgt. Lee Arthur at a marine training camp in 1942 decides to teach grinning, college-educated Pvt. Chatham a lesson and orders him to wear a mask for ten days. Chatham no longer grins wh...

  • PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA, THE: INSIDE MEDIA: THE GERSHWINS AND ME: A CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL FEINSTEIN {LONG VERSION ANAMORPHIC}

    (December 10, 2012)

    One in a series of evenings and special screenings presented as part of The Paley Center for Media's Inside Media events. Held at the Paley Center in New York, this evening honors singer and music historian/preservationist Michael Feinstein, and his recent...

  • ENCORE, PT. 1 (RADIO)

    (1985/01/xx)

    Part one of two. One in this series of music programs hosted by William B. Williams. Throughout the program, Williams comments on recent events in the news and in the entertainment world. Musical highlights include "That's Life" (Frank Sinatra), "Lady o...

  • BELL SYSTEM FAMILY THEATRE: 'S WONDERFUL, 'S MARVELOUS, 'S GERSHWIN (TV)

    (January 17, 1972)

    One in this series of programs presented by the Bell System. Highlights of this salute to the music of George and Ira Gershwin, titled "'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Gershwin," include the following: Lemmon with dramatized vignettes of George Gershwin's e...

  • PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA, THE: PRODUCERS CIRCLE: NICE 'N' EASY: THE LYRICS OF ALAN AND MARILYN BERGMAN {LONG VERSION REVISED}

    (May 21, 2008)

    One in a series of evenings presented as part of The Paley Center for Media?s Producers Circle series. This evening honors Alan and Marilyn Bergman, the lyricists whose fifty-year partnership has resulted in a series of acclaimed songs for films and tele...

  • ALCOA PREMIERE: PEOPLE NEED PEOPLE {SERIES PREMIERE} (TV)

    (October 10, 1961)

    Premiere of this series of dramas hosted by Fred Astaire. Based on the case histories of Dr. Harry Wilmer, this story concerns the psychiatrist's innovative therapy developed for the treatment of mentally ill patients in a California military hospital. The...

  • ALCOA PREMIERE: FLASHING SPIKES (TV)

    (October 04, 1962)

    One in this series of dramas hosted by Fred Astaire. In this segment, a scandal erupts when young baseball player Bill Riley is accused of accepting a bribe in payment for a fielding error of his that lost a World Series game. The alleged bribe was offered...

  • TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON, THE {ROBIN WILLIAMS, JEAN MARSH} (TV)

    (October 14, 1981)

    One in this series of late-night talk/variety programs hosted by Johnny Carson. On this program, the guests are comedian and actor Robin Williams, in his first "Tonight Show" appearance, and actress Jean Marsh. In his opening monologue, Carson comments on ...

  • TV GUIDE AWARD SHOW (TV)

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    This special program, hosted by Robert Young, features a celebration of the first full decade of television, including comedy skits and a presentation of the first TV Guide Awards, as voted by the public. Young comments on the advent of television and stop...

  • BING CROSBY: HIS LIFE AND LEGEND (TV)

    (May 25, 1978)

    A special memorial tribute to Bing Crosby, including numerous segments from Crosby's radio, television, and motion picture appearances and featuring interviews with family and friends. Among those appearing in this segment are Danny Kaye, Dean Martin, Bob ...

  • BETTY'S FIFTY YEARS {BETTY FURNESS} (TV)

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    The first of two programs on this tape. In this news segment, anchor Chuck Scarborough offers a "very special 'special report'" to celebrate fifty years on television for Betty Furness. The tribute, featuring lengthy interview footage with Furness from 1...

  • PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA, THE: WORDS ON DANCE: JEROME ROBBINS AND WEST SIDE STORY {LA EVENT} {LONG VERSION}

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    One in a series of evenings and special screenings presented as part of the The Paley Center for Media's Words on Dance series. Held at the Paley Center in Los Angeles, this evening honors the choreography which Jerome Robbins contributed to the film produ...

  • EVENING AT POPS {GREGORY HINES} (TV)

    (August 14, 1983)

    One in this series of music programs featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra. This program, filmed at Symphony Hall in Boston, features special guest Gregory Hines, known for his tap-dancing skills. The program begins with John Williams conducting the orchestr...

  • BING CROSBY: THE CHRISTMAS YEARS (TV)

    (November 27, 1978)

    A television special celebrating Bing Crosby?s various television Christmas specials, hosted by the Crosby family. Highlights include scenes of a Crosby family reunion interspersed with clips of Bing Crosby?s various Christmas specials on television. ...

  • BOB CRANE SHOW, THE: 9TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW, TAPE 1 OF 2 (RADIO)

    (May 30, 1964)

    Tape one of two. One in this series of talk/variety radio programs hosted by Bob Crane. In this program, which commemorates Crane's ninth year on the radio, Crane recalls the interesting guests who have dropped by to chat or sing a song. In tape one, guest...

  • NEW LOVE AMERICAN STYLE: LOVE AND THE CATERER/GOTTA DANCE (TV)

    (December 24, 1985)

    One in this updated version of the 1969-1974 series of comedy programs looking at love in America from many points of view. In the first segment, "Love and the Caterer," caterer Jennifer prepares for a glamorous party for mystery client "Bobo Entertainmen...