MONSANTO NIGHT: FRANK SINATRA, JR. WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS (TV)

Summary

One in this series of arts performance programs sponsored by Monsanto. This installment is a music variety special hosted by Frank Sinatra Jr.

Highlights include: Sinatra Jr. singing “I Know a Place” while driving down the Las Vegas Strip; The Doodletown Pipers performing “Cool Water” and “The Happening” in the Nevada desert; a comedic sketch featuring Sinatra Jr. along with Arte Johnson portraying various people; Sinatra Jr. visiting Nellis Air Force Base and meeting the USAF Thunderbirds, watching a demonstration of their precision flying exercises; Sinatra Jr. performing “Beautiful Things” in Valley Fire State Park and narrating a segment about the Hoover Dam; Sammy Davis Jr. performing “She is Today” at the Hoover Dam, accompanied by the Playmate Dancers; Sinatra Jr. performing “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”; overviews of various lounge acts, including Ireland’s Royal Show Band, the Suzy Arden Show, comedian Jack E. Leonard, and Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders; Sinatra Jr. and Frank Sinatra performing “All or Nothing at All”; Nancy Sinatra performing “Light My Fire”; footage of Jack Benny performing a comedy routine; and Sinatra Jr. performing “Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars” while getting constantly interrupted by comically overblown stage effects. Commercials deleted.


Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: 9:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:52:03
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: B:69262
  • GENRE: Music/Variety
  • SUBJECT HEADING: TV - Music/Variety
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - TV, 1969
  • COMMERCIALS:

Credits

  • M.J. Rifkin … Executive Producer
  • Harvey Bernhard … Executive Producer
  • Jack Haley Jr. … Producer, Director, Writer
  • David Blewitt … Associate Producer
  • Lorin B. Salob … Associate Producer
  • Alex Grasshoff … Director
  • Durnford King … Director
  • David Panich … Writer
  • Marc London … Writer
  • Frank Sinatra Jr. … Writer
  • Billy Strange … Music by
  • Roger Minami … Choreographer
  • Frank Sinatra Jr. … Host, Performer
  • Jack Benny … Performer
  • Sammy Davis Jr. … Performer
  • Doodletown Pipers, The … Performer
  • Jack E. Leonard … Performer
  • Frank Sinatra … Performer
  • Nancy Sinatra … Performer
  • Suzi Arden Show, The … Performer
  • Wayne Cochran … Performer
  • C.C. Riders, The … Performer
  • Ireland's Royal Show Band … Performer
  • Playmate Dancers, The … Performer
  • Arte Johnson … Guest
  • Mack Angel
  • Mike Kerby
  • Larry O'Brian Septet,The
  • Joe Moore
  • Stan Musser
  • Doyle Ruff
  • USAF Thunderbirds, The