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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A few of the Las Vegas comedians, appearing on the Hollywood Palace, required the Art Director to adjust or camouflage a prop used in their routine. One instance was a comedian, who sat at a grand piano flipping through the sheet music binder on the piano's music rack. Inserted, between the sheet music pages, were Playboy Magazine center folds, featuring naked centerfold models. To comply with the Network Broadcast Standards and Practices-Compliances, between dress rehearsal and the air show, the assistant art director made paper doll clothes for each model-photograph, covering the naked women with clothing and bathing suits. 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