Saturday, November 1, 2008

What Can I Do - George Kirby (1965)

Comedian/impressionist George Kirby had a beautiful voice - you'd have to in order to be able to imitate Ella Fitzgerald's singing voice perfectly. In 1965 he recorded a straight soul tune for Chicago's Chess Records. Here it is - and please ignore the dumb visuals the YouTuber has accompanying the fine tune.

School House starring Kenny Delmar, Wally Cox and Arnold Stang (1949)

Friday, October 31, 2008

King of the Zombies starring Mantan Moreland (1941)


Horror Hosts Montage (1985)

Suspense starring Bela Lugosi (February 2nd, 1943)


The Gorilla starring The Ritz Brothers and Bela Lugosi (1939)


The Martin and Lewis Show with guest Peter Lorre (1951)


Listen to it here.

The House on Haunted Hill starring Vincent Price (1959)

Probably the best movie available in the public domain for Halloween viewing.

Shindig with co-hosts Boris Karloff and Ted Cassidy (1965)

Zacherele Endorses Storm Doors (1980s) - Footage Offline - 10/02/09

Studio One: The Night America Trembled (1957)

Edward R. Murrow revisits the bedlam that ensued the evening The Mercury Theater's War of the Worlds aired. See if you can spot the youthful but familiar faces of Ed Asner, Warren Beatty, Warren Oates and John Astin.

The Mercury Theatre: Dracula starring Orson Welles (1938)

Radio stations around the world tonight will be re-running the perennial classic War of the Worlds, but we prefer to break with the tradition and play an episode of the same program that is probably even more appropriate for Halloween.

The Crimson Ghost (1946)


Colorized or no? Take your pick!

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)



Double click the video to find the rest of the film on YouTube.

The Three Stooges in We Want Our Mummy (1939)

Bewitched: Halloween Episode (1969)

The Entertainers with guests Boris Karloff and Carol Burnett (1964)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Bewitched: Halloween Episode (1965)

Bewitched: Halloween Episode (1967)

The Jack Benny Show: Halloween Episode (1948)

Listen to Jack Benny go trick or treating on the Lucky Strikes program here.

Tales of Tomorrow starring Lon Chaney Jr. (1952)

The Boogie Man Will Get You - 10 Minute Clip featuring Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre (1942)


Bela Lugosi at Home with Family and Friends: Home Movies

Bela Lugosi Interview (1951)

The Jack Benny Show: Halloween Episodes (1938 & 1939)

Jack and the gang celebrate Halloween on the Jello program.

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The Dating Game with guest Vincent Price (1970)

The Hideous Sun Demon (1959)


Another excellent sci-fi drive-in flick to get you in the mood for All Hallows' Eve.

Quick as a Flash with guest panelist Boris Karloff (1953)

The Adventures of Archie Andrews: Hallloween Episode (1948)


Yes, it's time for your "weekly visit to Riverdale." This is the Halloween episode of the fifteen minute radio program based on Archie Comics starring the young Bob Hastings as Archie. This episode originally aired sixty years ago today.

Listen to Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica celebrate Halloween.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Woody Woodpecker Halloween Special featuring Daws Butler (1964)

For more great Halloween related animation visit Classic Television Showbiz's sister site, The Saturday Morning Blog.

Classic Television Showbiz's Late Late Show: The Giant Gila Monster (1959)

The Honeymooners: Halloween Party (1955)

Bobby Boris Picket - Monster Mash Performance on Unknown Program (1972) - Footage Offline - 09/01/09

Password with celebrity panelist Barbara Bain (1967)

Suspense - The Television Series - featuring Bela Lugosi (1950)

Son of Svengoolie (1980)

The Cyclops starring Lon Chaney Jr and Gloria Talbott (1957)


Just in time for Halloween here is one of schlockmeister Bert I. Gordon's lesser viewed films. I wrote extensively about the master of shitty films (and his radio comedian namesake) over here.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Ernie Anderson AKA Ghoulardi

Carnival of Souls (1962)

Classic Television Showbiz will be celebrating Halloween in a serious way for the next four days and nights with lots of campy horror films, late late show movie hosts, spooky novelty records, Halloween themed episodes of old sitcoms, variety shows featuring Boris Karloff and Old Time Radio shows featuring either a Halloween theme or a ghoulish guest star. Stay tuned, the site will be packed full of goodies and treats.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Meet Dracula with guest Paul Williams (1977)

What's My Line with mystery guest Andy Griffith (1965)

Bull! - Tim Conway and Ernie Anderson LP (1966)


I attempted to upload this album last year but encountered audio problems with the mixer. Here it is in corrected, stereophonic glory. Ernie Anderson's voice is instantly recognizable as the voice of ABC and he is beloved by many for his stint as horror movie host Ghoulardi - a character who will be making a couple appearances in this spot in time for Halloween. Tim Conway's voice is instantly recognizable as Tim Conway.

Listen to the whole album - Bull!