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The second opening show (B&W) telecast on 26 September 1964, for the ABC Television network variety-music series "The Hollywood Palace," Nick Vanoff and Bill Harbach scheduled Ed Wynn as the show's host. The variety show guest lineup included the following acts: comedian Jack Carter, singer Eydie Gormé, singing group Les Revue Parisienne, singer and dancer Zizi Jeanmaire, choreographed by Roland Petit, the French tight rope aerialist "Lenon," Austrailian comic juggler Rob Murray, the tap dance team known as The Nicholas Brothers - Fayard and Harold, and the Rolling Stones. As the show's concluding act, Ed Wynn performed, on his bicycle driven baby upright piano, one of Wynn's most famous vaudeville routines. The Nicholas Brothers had been featured in the MGM classic Judy Garland and Gene Kelly musical feature film "The Pirate." Upon completion of the film's release, the Nicholas Brothers had moved to Europe. Their appearance on this episode was the first television appearance of Fayard and Harold upon returning to the States. See more