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
From Hollywood, The Entertainment Capital of the world. ABC-TV presents "The Hollywood Palace!"
Did You Know?
The Hollywood Palace lobby box office was utilized by ABC to distribute show tickets for all the television shows on the network's Main Lot at Prospect Avenue (extension of Sunset Boulevard at the street's Y) and Talmadge Street, and for shows being taped at the ABC Stages, 1313 N. Vine St. From June through November 1965, ABC's Nightlife
(1964) talk show with Les Crane
, produced by Nick Vanoff
, aired from 1313 Vine St. Later on The Joey Bishop Show
(1967) was also produced from this ABC stage. 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