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From 1962-1965, Allen re-created the Tonight Show madness on a new late-night Steve Allen Show syndicated by Westinghouse TV. The show, taped in Hollywood at the Vine Street Theater and was marked by the same wild, unpredictable stunts, such as 'Man In The Street' and comedy skits that often extended down the street to a supermarket known as the Hollywood Ranch Market. He also presented Southern California eccentrics including health food advocate Gypsy Boots
and an early musical performance by Frank Zappa. The show also featured plenty of jazz played by Allen and members of the show's band, the Donn Trenner
Orchestra, which included such virtuoso musicians as guitarist Herb Ellis and flamboyantly comedic trombonist Frank Rosolino
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