FIFTIETH AMERICAN PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL GALA, THE (TV)

Summary

This inaugural celebration, hosted by Frank Sinatra, includes appearances by Pearl Bailey, Mikhail Baryshnikov, the Beach Boys, Mac Davis, Ray Charles, Michael Davis, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Crystal Gayle, Merv Griffin, Charlton Heston, Emmanuel Lewis, Rich Little, Dean Martin, Patricia Neal, the New York City Breakers, Tony Randall, Lou Rawls, Don Rickles, Tom Selleck, James Stewart, Jill St. John, Donna Summer, Mr. T, Elizabeth Taylor, Frederica Von Stade, Robert Wagner, the Inaugural All-American College Band under the direction of Dr. Arthur C. Bartner, and five-year-old Mary Moltrup, who sings "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the beginning of the program. Includes commercials.

Details

  • NETWORK: ABC
  • DATE: January 19, 1985 Saturday 9:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 2:00:36
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T85:0245
  • GENRE: Variety
  • SUBJECT HEADING: U S - Presidency - Inaugurations - 1985
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - TV, 1985
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - Mrs. Dash^TV - Commercials - Static Guard^TV - Commercials - GTE^TV - Commercials - Budweiser^TV - Commercials - First Jersey Securities^TV - Commercials - GM Inaugural Balls^TV - Commercials - American Express^TV - Commercials - Ziploc^TV - Commercials - AT&T^TV - Commercials - Prudential-Bache^TV - Commercials - Sears^TV - Commercials - Canon^TV - Commercials - Ford Thunderbird^TV - Commercials - American Airlines

CREDITS

    • Gary Smith … Executive Producer
    • Dwight Hemion … Executive Producer, Director
    • Michael B. Seligman … Producer
    • Frank Sinatra … Producer, Director, Singer, Host
    • Buz Kohan … Writer
    • Joe Parnello … Conductor, Guest conductor
    • Ray Bunch … Conductor, Guest conductor
    • Charles Cochran … Conductor, Guest conductor
    • Ian Fraser … Conductor, Guest conductor
    • Robert E. Hughes … Conductor, Guest conductor
    • Ken Lane … Conductor, Guest conductor
    • Joe Mele … Conductor, Guest conductor
    • Jim Bates … Choreographer
    • John B. Talley … Choral Director
    • Norman Scribner … Choral Director
    • The Inaugural All-American College Band … Music Group
    • The Beach Boys … Music Group
    • Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers … Music Group
    • The New York City Breakers … Music Group
    • Mac Davis … Singer
    • Ray Charles … Singer
    • Crystal Gayle … Singer
    • Lou Rawls … Singer
    • Donna Summer … Singer
    • Von Stade, Frederica … Singer
    • Mikhail Baryshnikov … Dancer
    • Nelson Riddle … Music (Misc. Credits), Music Director
    • Arthur C. Bartner … Music (Misc. Credits)
    • Pearl Bailey … Guest
    • Elizabeth Taylor … Guest
    • Rich Little … Guest
    • Don Rickles … Guest
    • Tom Selleck … Guest
    • Mr. T (Lawrence Tureaud) … Guest
    • James Stewart … Guest
    • Jill St. John … Guest
    • Tony Randall … Guest
    • Dean Martin … Guest
    • Patricia Neal … Guest
    • Merv Griffin … Guest
    • Charlton Heston … Guest
    • Emmanuel Lewis … Guest
    • Robert Wagner … Guest
    • Michael Davis … Guest
    • Mary Moltrup … Guest
    • Barbara Bush
    • George Bush
    • Nancy Reagan
    • Ronald Reagan