There have been some great Steve Allen rarities appearing on the site of late. His appearance on Hy Gardner Calling, some very rare Tonight Show footage and an all-color episode of the 1960 Steve Allen Show. Since we're watching him on Firing Line, maybe you should also go here and watch his appearance on The Mike Wallace interview! Great stuff!
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Firing Line with guest Steve Allen (1967)
You can hear Jayne Meadows and her inhaling laugh in the audience at the thirty-seven second mark and once you hear it, you will recognize it throughout. Let me say that I am a big Steve Allen fan. However, teamed with Buckley, this is truly a meeting of pretentious minds. I loved the Funny Men, Funny People and More Funny People series of books Allen wrote. I first read them at the age of 19. Re-reading them today, I find Allen terribly weak as an intellectual. Regardless he was, of course, one of television's great wits.