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
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Peggy Lee appeared on the series once, with host Bing Crosby (5-#17-[1-13-68]) sitting on a center stage bench, singing a medley with Bing, including "the Doodle Song". Performing solo, Peggy sang "Only as a Woman" and "Seems Like Old Times", standing upon a raised ten foot diameter platform, surrounded by mirrored pedestals, ranging in heights from 18", 24", 36", and 42" high. Peggy Lee's weight gain had posed a problem, so Vanoff insisted her center stage solo be camouflaged for camera shots. Standing in the center of these mirrored pedestals, the camera focus was on Peggy Lee's upper torso, shoulders and head shots, with her waist and floor length gown masked by mirrored reflections. See more
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Written by Gower and Margie Champion
Performed by the Les Brown Orchestra and then the Mitchell Ayres Orchestra and the Mort Lindsey Orchestra See more