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The Hollywood Palace 

Various guest hosts present a musical variety show.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Bing Crosby ...  Himself - Host 32 episodes, 1964-1970
Milton Berle ...  Himself - Host / ... 17 episodes, 1965-1970
Jimmy Durante ...  Himself - Host / ... 15 episodes, 1964-1970
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Popular, long-running Saturday night variety show of the mid-to-late 1960's, originating from the Hollywood Palace Theater (formerly the El Capitan) on Hollywood Boulevard. There was a revolving guest host, usually a singer or comedian, each week. Bing Crosby was the most frequent guest host (including, of course, the Christmas Week show), but other frequent guest hosts included Sammy Davis, Jr., Jimmy Durante, Don Adams, Fred Astaire, and Judy Garland. The Rolling Stones made their first U.S. TV appearence on the show in 1964. The waning popularity of weekly variety shows contributed to "Hollywood Palace" being cancelled in early 1970, but it's still well-remembered by its many fans. Written by Bob Sorrentino

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From Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of the world. ABC-TV presents "The Hollywood Palace!"

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Comedy | Family | Music

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TV-G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1964 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Black and White (1964-1965)| Color (1965-1970)

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1.33 : 1
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Specialty tiger, lion and panther acts were performed on the show's stage, videotaped and "banked" in the library of acts/performances for insertion into the show at particular dates. These live animal acts required a major stage setup because of the iron bar performance ring provided by the trainer's (circus performance presentation) act. The animals were released from their traveling cages at the exterior stage elephant door-ramp alley. They were directed through an iron bar tunnel leading to the stage performance ring. Usually their performance was without an audience present, but occasionally a small audience was allowed to watch the taping. Striking and removing the stage performance jail-bar cage, tunnel and equipment required additional man-hour labor. Special window (plastic) jail sections (built by ABC Special Effects) were inserted between the jail-bar ring for camera portholes. Only once was a lion, tiger and black panther act performed without this circus jail ring setup on stage. Four iron bar jail bar units were built to surround the video camera and the camera operators. The "audience" was composed of dummies, dressed by the costumer and placed in the seats. The stage crew and participating show personnel were in the theater's balcony to observe the performance. One time while one of the animal acts, consisting of lions, was being led through the iron bar tunnel, Ed Holland, the head stage carpenter, was squeezing by the tunnel next to the stage proscenium bulkhead frame while the lions were being ushered into the stage ring. An old lion being pushed through the tunnel took advantage of the situation by peeing on Ed from head to toe. Ed's wife complained that the lion's "perfume" remained on him for weeks thereafter. See more »

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Put On A Happy Face
Written by Gower and Margie Champion
Performed by the Les Brown Orchestra and then the Mitchell Ayres Orchestra and the Mort Lindsey Orchestra
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Playing the Palace
3 January 2006 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

How I loved the Hollywood Palace back in the day. It was ABC TV's best contribution to our culture back in the day. Of course the fact that the most frequent guest host was the Greatest Entertainer Ever made it a must see item.

Highlights that I remember would include such things as: Bing Crosby dueting with Sonny&Cher, Nelson Eddy making his last big or small screen appearance, Tony Martin and Rudy Vallee, not singing together, but dueting with the clarinet and saxophone, instruments that both played but put aside when their singing careers took over.

The show was a homage to the old Palace Theatre in New York City. In the days of vaudeville it was the summit of every entertainer's ambition; to play at the Palace Theatre.

It was good that people got to see a lot of these folks. I wish that TV Land would broadcast some of these shows.

Classics every one.


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