In this special, Jack Paar presents "home movie" footage of his world travels with his wife Miriam and daughter Randy. The Paars are often accompanied by family friend Charley Weaver (Cliff Arquette), and Paar meets several celebrities and politicians along the way, including Fidel Castro and Willy Brandt. Highlights include the following: Paar and Jim Bishop tour Batista's lavish home two days after the dictator fled Cuba; Paar interviews young Fidel Castro in Havana in January 1959; in London, Paar and actor Hans Conried view the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and Charley Weaver clowns around at Madame Tussaud's wax museum; the Paar family visits the sights of Rome, including the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain; Paar tries his hand at steering a gondola in Venice; Paar interviews Mayor Willy Brandt in West Berlin; the Paar family visits a Berlin nightclub; the camera records part of a communist television program originating from East Berlin; the family tours an eerily deserted East Berlin; footage offers a look Monaco's tiny army and the beach at Cannes; Paar and Weaver run into Adolphe Menjou in St. Tropez; Paar has a painful camel ride in Morocco; Paar and Randy play with the Barbary apes of Gibraltar; Paar is disturbed by the cruelty of a bullfight in Madrid; he then performs a mock bullfight with a small but feisty bull; the Paars visit Hong Kong; Jack and Miriam have dinner with NBC correspondent Cecil Brown and his wife Martha in Tokyo, and Jack later attends a "geisha party"; Paar tapes "Tonight" in Hawaii; and excerpts from Paar's studio interview with then Senator John F. Kennedy (D-Mass.) are shown. Includes commercials and public service announcements.


  • DATE: January 31, 1961 Tuesday 10:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:59:28
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T85:0134
  • GENRE: Specials
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Cuba - Officials - Talk/Interviews
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV, 1961
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - Crest toothpaste^TV - PSA - National Children's Dental Health Week^TV - PSA - "Help the college of your choice"


  • Jack Paar … Producer
  • Paul W. Keyes … Co-Producer
  • Tom Cochran … Associate Producer
  • Kirk Alexander … Director
  • Hal Gurnee … Direction (Misc.), Associate Director
  • José Melis … Music by
  • Jack Paar … Host
  • Frank Blair … Announcer
  • Cliff Arquette … Cast, Charley Weaver
  • Batista y Zaldivar, Fulgencio
  • Willy Brandt
  • Cecil Brown
  • Martha Brown
  • Fidel Castro
  • Hans Conried
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Adolphe Menjou
  • Miriam Paar
  • Randy Paar