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Flipper Season One

Back in 1964 a lot of people still thought dolphins were fish, but by the time this TV show was finished, we all knew that our happy undersea friend was smarter than the average bear and lives in a world full of wonder. Ivan Tors’ grandly successful Florida-shot family show kept a lot of seagoing movie veterans in green seaweed, including both original ‘Creature’ Gill Men.

Flipper, Season One

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Olive Films

1964-65 / Color / 1:33 flat TV / 780 min. / Street Date August 29, 2017 / available through the Olive Films website / 39.95

Starring: Brian Kelly, Luke Halpin, Tommy Norden.

Cinematography: Clifford H. Poland Jr., Lamar Boren

Original Music: Henry Vars, song by

Written by: Jack Cowden, Ricou Browning, Peter L. Dixon, Laird Koenig, Stanley H. Silverman, Orville H. Hampton, Lee Erwin, Art Arthur, Jess Carneol, Key Lenard, Ivan Tors, Alan Caillou, Arthur Richards, Robert Sabaroff.

Produced by Ivan Tors, Ricou Browning, Leon Benson, Andrew Marton

Directed by: Ricou Browning,
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Art Directors Guild Awards 2017: ‘La La Land’ and ‘Hidden Figures’ Lead Winners

Art Directors Guild Awards 2017: ‘La La Land’ and ‘Hidden Figures’ Lead Winners
The 21st Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards ceremony was billed as a “Return to Hollywood.” Backdrops from classic films dotted the interior of the Ray Dolby Ballroom lobby. Johnny Crawford and his Orchestra kicked off the evening’s festivities with “Hooray for Hollywood.” Even a handful of the evening’s big winners were films that fit the theme perfectly.

As expected, “La La Land” continued its storybook run through awards season, with David Wasco’s team winning for Contemporary Film. In an upset, Wynn Thomas and the team from “Hidden Figures” took home honors in Period Film, despite “Hail, Caesar!” being the only of the category’s nominees to also pick up a nom for Oscars night. “It’s been a long journey to this moment,” said Thomas, who described being nominated at the very first Art Directors Guild award for “Mars Attacks!” “I’m so
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Frank Sinatra Jr. Dies at 72

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Frank Sinatra Jr. Dies at 72
[Brightcove "4804745844001" "" "" "auto"] Frank Sinatra Jr., who not only carried his father's name but his musical legacy as well, has died, his family announced Wednesday. He was 72. In a statement to the Associated Press, the family said that the musician died unexpectedly on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack while touring in Daytona Beach, Florida. The statement said that the family was in mourning over the passing of their son, brother, father and uncle. The family has not released any further details. Sinatra released seven albums during his life, and appeared on multiple TV shows, including The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and The Dean Martin Show.
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Comedian Jack Carter Dies at 93

Comedian Jack Carter Dies at 93
Comedian Jack Carter died June 28 of respiratory failure at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 93. He was also an actor, emcee, singer, mimic, dancer, and director in a career that spanned over seven decades.

He began his professional career appearing on Broadway in “Call Me Mister.” He later appeared on Milton Berle’s “Texaco Star Theatre” shows, and it was during this time that Carter got his first real break.

For two years, he hosted the early television variety program “Cavalcade of Stars” prior to having his own show on NBC, “The Jack Carter Show,” which lasted three years, and was a part of the “Saturday Night Review.” He also co-starred in several of the Colgate Comedy Hours with Ed Wynn, Jimmy Durante, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis and Donald O’Connor.

In addition to “Call Me Mister,” his Broadway credits include “Mr. Wonderful” and “Top Banana.” He hosted the
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Comedian Jack Carter Dies at 93

Comedian Jack Carter Dies at 93
Comedian Jack Carter died June 28 of respiratory failure at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 93. He was also an actor, emcee, singer, mimic, dancer, and director in a career that spanned over seven decades.

He began his professional career appearing on Broadway in “Call Me Mister.” He later appeared on Milton Berle’s “Texaco Star Theatre” shows, and it was during this time that Carter got his first real break.

For two years, he hosted the early television variety program “Cavalcade of Stars” prior to having his own show on NBC, “The Jack Carter Show,” which lasted three years, and was a part of the “Saturday Night Review.” He also co-starred in several of the Colgate Comedy Hours with Ed Wynn, Jimmy Durante, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis and Donald O’Connor.

In addition to “Call Me Mister,” his Broadway credits include “Mr. Wonderful” and “Top Banana.” He hosted the
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How 'Mad Men' marked the end of one revolution and the start of another

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How 'Mad Men' marked the end of one revolution and the start of another
There are the 1960s, and then there is "the Sixties," and they only overlap to a degree. Popular culture and popular history have turned the Sixties in America into a dreamscape of mop-topped British invaders, painted hippies, an escalating war in Vietnam, a moon landing, and massive social unrest. But before the rise of the flower children, there were men in suits and short haircuts, women in conservative dresses, and chaste movie musicals dominating at the box office. And it's not like the counterculture obliterated the culture that had already existed. The psychedelic-inflected comedy of "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" was the highest rated show of the 1968-69 season, but the top 10 also included "Gomer Pyle," "Bonanza," "Mayberry Rfd," "Family Affair," "Gunsmoke," "The Dean Martin Show," "Here's Lucy" and "The Beverly Hillbillies." In 1969, the same year that The Beatles released "Abbey Road" and The Rolling Stones presented "Let It Bleed," aging Rat Pack
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Mickey Rooney, Legendary Actor, Dies at 93

Mickey Rooney, Legendary Actor, Dies at 93
Mickey Rooney, the pint-sized actor who was one of MGM’s giant box office attractions in the late ’30s and early ’40s, has died, sources confirm. He was 93.

As adept at comedy as drama and an excellent singer and dancer, Rooney was regarded as the consummate entertainer. During a prolific career on stage and screen that spanned eight decades (“I’ve been working all my life, but it seems longer,” he once said), he was nominated for four Academy Awards and received two special Oscars, the Juvenile Award in 1939 (shared with Deanna Durbin) and one in 1983 for his body of work.

He also appeared on series and TV and in made for television movies, one of which, “Bill,” the touching story of a mentally challenged man, won him an Emmy. He was Emmy nominated three other times. And for “Sugar Babies,” a musical revue in which he starred with Ann Miller,
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Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild to Honor Gail Ryan With Lifetime Achievement Award

Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild to Honor Gail Ryan With Lifetime Achievement Award
The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild will honor Oscar-winning hair stylist Gail Ryan with a lifetime achievement award.

Ryan’s client Benicio Del Toro will present the award to her at the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards on Feb. 15 at Paramount Studios. Past recipients include Colleen Callaghan, Paul LeBlanc, Vivienne Walker and Sydney Guilaroff.

“She was the first staff hair stylist at NBC Studios and designed phenomenal creations on variety shows for the network,” guild president Susan Cabral-Ebert said in a press release. “Whether being the department head hair stylist on ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ or just part of the hair styling crew on a reality show, Gail’s tremendous talent has been inspirational to both seasoned veterans and those new to the business.”

See More: ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Lone Ranger’ Lead Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards

Throughout her five decade-long career, the “coiffeuse to
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Chip Zien Set to Play 54 Below on 12/5 & 11

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Chip Zien on December 5 and 11. Broadway favorite Chip Zien is much beloved on the Great White Way for creating the roles of the Baker in Into the Woods and Mendel in Falsettos. Now, 54 Below proudly presents his swinging cabaret debut Expect some wild jazz standards as well as tunes that trace his brilliant stage career, including special personal favorites from shows that include Grand Hotel, Merrily, Sweeney Todd, The Big Knife, In Trousers and The Dean Martin Show, among many others. Join Chip and his oversized band for two very special performances only - no more riddles, no more jests
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"The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast" Collection Comes To DVD Through Star Vista/Time Life

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There's great news for Dean Martin fans and lovers of classic comedy. Star Vista Entertainment/Time Life have released the entire broadcast collection of Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts. These shows were "must-sees" in their original telecasts in the 1970s, as an astonishing array of Hollywood and political legends came together on stage to roast the man or woman being "honored". Taking on the format of a Friar's Roast (without the obscenities), the shows became extraordinarily popular as off-shoots of Dean Martin's long-running variety hour on NBC. Each roast was held before a large live audience in Las Vegas and no "honoree" emerged unscathed. The packaging warns that in today's politically correct society, much of the racially-charged humor might seem shocking but keep in mind, this was the norm in the day with comedians, both black and white, taking good-natured pot-shots at each other. Additionally, people who were arch political
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Entertainment News: Comedian Jonathan Winters Dies at 87

Los Angeles – Jonathan Winters, one of the most influential comedians of the past two generations, has died of natural causes on April 11th at his home in Montecito, California. His characteristic schizophrenic comic style inspired modern funnymen like Robin Williams, George Carlin and Jim Carrey. He was 87 years old.

The career of Jonathan Winters spanned from 1948 to the present, during which his freaky, energetic expression of humor had its own unique form. A fixture on such legendary television shows such as “The Tonight Show” (with both Jack Paar and Johnny Carson), “The Dean Martin Show” and “Hollywood Squares,” Winters would often appear as his alter ego Maude Frickert, a sharp tongued old lady character. It wasn’t just an act, as during his early career he spent time in mental institutions, and was diagnosed with manic depression.

Jonathan Winters as Lennie Pike in ‘It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad
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Comedian Jonathan Winters Dead at 87

Comedian Jonathan Winters Dead at 87
Jonathan Winters, once described by “Tonight Show” host Jack Paar as “pound for pound, the funniest man alive” and a comedian whose freeform work with multiple voices and personalities presaged the antics of comics such as Robin Williams, died of natural causes Thursday in Montecito, Calif. at 87.

A pioneer of improvisational standup comedy, with an exceptional gift for mimicry, a grab bag of eccentric personalities and a bottomless reservoir of creative energy, he was introduced to millions of new fans in 1981 as the son of Williams’ goofball alien and his earthling wife in the final season of ABC’s “Mork and Mindy.” He appeared in numerous films including “It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World” and did extensive voice work on toons including “The Smurfs.”

Born Jonathan Harshman Winters III in Dayton, Ohio, Winters was raised mostly by his divorced mother, a radio personality in Springfield, Ohio, and showed an early gift for mimicry.
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Jonathan Winters Dead: Celebrities Pay Tribute To Legendary Comedian

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Legendary comedian Jonathan Winters died of natural causes in Montecito, California on Friday. He was 87 years old.Winters' career started in radio, and he was one of the first big television stars. One of his most beloved characters was Maude Frickert, a seemingly sweet old lady with a sharp tongue. He also played Mork and Mindy's son Mearth in the final season of the eponymous show.His humor and improv skills made him a popular guest on many shows, from "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson," "The Dean Martin Show," "Hee Haw," and "The Hollywood Squares."Winters' also voiced Papa Smurf in "The Smurfs" cartoon, and reprised the role in the recent movies.Stars took to twitter to pay their respects:Dick Van Dyke ‏@iammrvandyThe first time I saw Jonathan Winters perform, I thought I might as well quit the business. Because, I could never be as brilliant.Dick Van Dyke
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Mickey Rose dies: Woody Allen collaborator and TV writer was 77

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Mickey Rose, a childhood friend and former writing partner of Woody Allen, died Sunday (April 7), the La Times reports. He was 77 years old. As children, Rose and Allen bonded over their loves of baseball, jazz and movies.

As an adult, Rose is credited as a writer on three of Allen's movies: 1966's "What's Up, Tiger Lily?," 1969's "Take the Money and Run," and 1971's "Bananas." After his work with Allen, Rose moved on to write for television. He penned episodes of several classic shows, including "All in the Family," "The Dean Martin Comedy Hour," and "The Odd Couple."

His last writing credit came in the late 1980s, with two episodes of "227." Though Rose stepped back from comedy writing, he stayed in touch with Allen through the years, his family says. In a statement from Allen, the writer-director speaks highly of his friend, saying, "Mickey was one of the funniest humans I know,
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Mickey Rose, Co-Writer of ‘Bananas,’ Dies at 77

Mickey Rose, Co-Writer of ‘Bananas,’ Dies at 77
Mickey Rose, the comedy scribe who grew up with Woody Allen and went on to write for him, died in Beverly Hills, Calif., of cancer on April 7. He was 77.

Rose nabbed his first professional gig working for ventriloquist Shari Lewis, jotting jokes for her famous hand puppet, Lamb Chop. Rose’s extensive career included writing credits on TV specials and features, including solo projects such as comedies “I Wonder Who’s Killing Her Now” and “Student Bodies,” which he also helmed.

Born Michael Rose in Brooklyn, N.Y. on May 20, 1935, Rose and childhood friend Allan Stewart Konigsberg, a.k.a. Woody Allen, spent their days playing hooky and catching Ingmar Bergman pics. The bond persisted well past school days, as Allen helped launch Rose’s screenwriting career. The duo collaborated on Allen’s early scripts “What’s Up, Tiger Lily?” “Take the Money & Run” and “Bananas,” as well as some of Allen’s TV specials.
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Mickey Rose, Co-Writer of ‘Bananas,’ Dies at 77

Mickey Rose, Co-Writer of ‘Bananas,’ Dies at 77
Mickey Rose, the comedy scribe who grew up with Woody Allen and went on to write for him, died in Beverly Hills, Calif., of cancer on April 7. He was 77.

Rose nabbed his first professional gig working for ventriloquist Shari Lewis, jotting jokes for her famous hand puppet, Lamb Chop. Rose’s extensive career included writing credits on TV specials and features, including solo projects such as comedies “I Wonder Who’s Killing Her Now” and “Student Bodies,” which he also helmed.

Born Michael Rose in Brooklyn, N.Y. on May 20, 1935, Rose and childhood friend Allan Stewart Konigsberg, a.k.a. Woody Allen, spent their days playing hooky and catching Ingmar Bergman pics. The bond persisted well past school days, as Allen helped launch Rose’s screenwriting career. The duo collaborated on Allen’s early scripts “What’s Up, Tiger Lily?” “Take the Money & Run” and “Bananas,” as well as some of Allen’s TV specials.
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Thursday Comedies: Community 3.17, 30 Rock 6.19 & Parks and Rec 4.20

Community, Season 3, Episode 17, “Basic Lupine Urology”

Written by Megan Ganz

Directed by Rob Schrab

Airs Thursdays at 8pm Et on NBC

“Basic Lupine Urology” (an odd title at first until you remember the creator of Law & Order is named Dick Wolf) is light on the character development Community has been trading in of late, but in terms of sheer hilarity it’s easily the funniest episode since “Remedial Chaos Theory.” It’s also one of the strongest direct parodies the show has done, so steeped in the language of Law & Order that only its naivete keeps it from feeling like a product of the franchise. The classic “clang Clang” sound and title cards naturally accompany scene changes but there are subtler touches; Troy’s pained expression when he learns the murdered yam was just about to bloom, the twist ending as our detectives learn of Starburns’ fate.

Just when you
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Regis Philbin Not Planning 'Live!' Return, Talks Potential Game Show

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Regis Philbin Not Planning 'Live!' Return, Talks Potential Game Show
Regis Philbin says he never expects to return to "Live!," the show he recently departed from after 28 years on the air.

"I don't think so, I gotta move on, moving on to another show," Regis told Access Hollywood Live's Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Wednesday, as he promoted his new memoir, "How I Got This Way."

As for that next project, the television legend said he has a fondness for variety shows, most especially one he was once a part of -- "The Dean Martin Show."

"Something you guys (NBC) had big success with years ...

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'Mad Men' Special! Sally Draper's Fall TV Preview For 1965!

'Mad Men' Special! Sally Draper's Fall TV Preview For 1965!
With the new television season upon us, and with this sensational season of Mad Men so top of mind, we were struck by the following thought: Would Mad Men’s Sally Draper, noted TV afficianado, be interested in previewing the new Fall TV season that’s about to start in her world of 1965? “Sure!” said the cute little couch potato.”But we gotta make it fast, because I got therapy in an hour, and The Witch only lets me have five minutes of phone time a day, and my boyfriend Glen hasn’t called yet to breathe heavily into my ear.
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Robert Culp never cracked Emmy's secret code

Robert Culp never cracked Emmy's secret code
Robert Culp may have portrayed a secret government agent on TV, but there's one thing he never spied on his mantle at home: an Emmy or Golden Globe. Before his death today at age 79, Robert Culp was nominated by both of those awards, but he had bad luck. Actually, he had really bad luck at the Emmys considering that he lost best drama actor three years in a row (1966-68) to his "I Spy" costar Bill Cosby. Culp was also nominated once for writing (1967), losing to Bruce Geller ("Mission: Impossible"). That other hit espionage TV series, "Mission:Impossible," out-gunned "I Spy" twice in the battle over best drama series (1967, 1968). In 1966, "I Spy" lost to "The Fugitive."

Both Bill Cosby and Robert Culp lost best TV actor at the Golden Globes in 1967 to Dean Martin ("The Dean Martin Show"), but "I Spy" won best TV show that same year. Culp isn't listed
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