PLAYBOY'S PENTHOUSE {RAY CHARLES, GENE KRUPA} (TV)

Summary

One in this series of variety programs hosted by Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner in a party setting at a Chicago penthouse. Musical highlights of this program include Ray Charles playing piano and singing "Georgia on My Mind" and "Yes, I Know"; a performance by drummer Gene Krupa and his band; and Frank D'Rone singing "The Party's Over" among other songs. Other highlights include appearances by comedian Phyllis Diller, actor Tony Curtis (who plays the flute in a brief segment with the Krupa band while one of the Playmates plays the drums), and mime Shai K. Ophir, who talks about the art of mime and performs several brief routines, including the various ways that people smoke cigarettes. Commercials deleted. (There is a two-minute commercial black 15 minutes into this program.)

(This syndicated series ran from 1959 to 1960.)

Details

  • NETWORK: Syndicated
  • DATE: 1960
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:53:40
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T:24963
  • GENRE: Music/Variety
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Jazz
  • SERIES RUN:
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

    • Max Miller … Producer, Director
    • Lownes, Victor, III … Associate Producer
    • Cy Coleman … Theme Music by, "Playboy's Theme" composed by
    • Marty Rubenstein Trio … Music Group
    • Frank D'Rone … Singer
    • Ray Charles … Singer
    • Gene Krupa … Instrumentalist, Drummer
    • Hugh Hefner … Host
    • Phyllis Diller … Guest
    • Tony Curtis … Guest
    • Shai K. Ophir … Performer