Tonight's subject is Harold Lloyd, the silent screen's most financially successful comedian, who talks about how he created the famous 'glasses' character which gradually catapulted him to the top in 1920s Hollywood.
Posthumous tribute to Richard J. Finnegan, editor of the Chicago Daily Journal (later Chicago Daily Times, then Chicago Sun Times) newspaper and President of the Board of La Rabida Children's Hospital in Chicago. Patients from La Rabida pay tribute to Mr. Finnegan, including future movie star Joe Mantegna.
Berle is caught eating at the Brown Derby restaurant eating with Martn and Lewis. His family members, his four brothers and his sister all appear, as well as his early dance partners from vaudeville. Old costars from his Ziegfeld days like Ben Gruer, and Lillian Roth (via kinescope) are seen. Jan Murray recollects how Milton helped him at the start of his career. Phil Silvers talks about Milton inspiring him when he created "Top Bannana".
Beloved comedian Lou Costello is the subject, detailing his partnership with Bud Abbott, his unsuccessful start in 1920s Hollywood, and the tragic drowning of Lou's not quite 1 year old son Lou Jr., nicknamed Butch.
Tonight the subject is great silent comedian Buster Keaton, second only to Chaplin in his day, inspired by the forthcoming release of "The Buster Keaton Story," whose star, Donald O'Connor, is among the guests paying tribute.
Rock and Roll singing star Tommy Sands is caught off guard, while talking with Tennessee Ernie Ford. Ralph Edwards discusses Sands' recent performance on the Hallmark Hall of Fame, and proceeds to bring on his family, old teacher and two buddies that were in the service with him in Japan.
Ruth Davis, mother of movie star Bette Davis, is paid tribute by family and longtime friends. This episode was done at the suggestion of Bette Davis, who in 1971 was also paid tribute to by the program.
Thelma White, the former vaudeville and B movie star, is paid a tribute by friends, family, and associates. The episode also details Ms. White's past battles with health and her current career as a talent agent.
The life of 1920's "Boop-Boop-a-Doop" singer Helen Kane is paid tribute to by family, friends, fans, and associates, and includes stories from her post-fame life battling illness and financial difficulties. Episode includes rare television appearances by songwriters Harry Ruby and Paul Ash, as well as one of Helen Kane's final appearances.