Thursday, May 17, 2007

Social Security Film with guest star Morey Amsterdam (1964)


This is real strange. A promotional film put out by the government featuring nightclub comedian and co-star of The Dick Van Dyke Show, Morey Amsterdam. Here we see Morey struggling with an awkward real life government official who should never have been put on camera. The opening titles are in the classic UPA/Cartoon Modern style, but I am unsure who animated them. This is courtesy the amazing collection of television historian, Ira Gallen.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Various Barabara Feldon Footage


Get Smart's Agent 99 was a sexy sitcom star who made many the teenage boy's heart a flutter in the mid-60s. First off - a dandruff shampoo commericial starring Barbara:


Barbara loses her dress on Laugh-In.


And Barbara Feldon as the celebrity contestant on this early 70s episode of The $10,000 Pyramid.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The Tonight Show with Steve Allen

Very few kinescopes of The Tonight Show with Steve Allen remain. Most were destroyed by NBC long ago along with most of their historical television archives in order to create more storage space. This footage had previously been assumed lost to the ages. Pretty cool to see - and if you think Skitch Henderson's Tonight Show band resembles the Klan, Steve-orino difuses that situation right away.



Monday, May 14, 2007

The Tonight Show with guest host Carl Reiner

Carl Reiner fills in for Johnny circa 1970 and Ed McMahon hams it up in a Rexall commercial. Too bad we can't see the Godfrey Cambridge footage Carl mentions!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

The Hollywood Palace with guests The Turtles (1966)


Guest host Jimmy Durante introduces The Turtles singing Can I Get to Know You Better on this episode of The Hollywood Palace from 1967.