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.
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Did You Know?
With the third season completed, The King Sisters
negotiated with the show's producers, Nick Vanoff
and William O. Harbach
for their production company, Zodiac Productions, to produce a musical television pilot variety series for ABC. In August 1966 Zodiac assembled the "The King Sisters and Family", taped it as a pilot series and submitted to ABC. The principal selling point was to match "The Lawrence Welk Show" (1951)_ scheduling, alternating the week with another television family show for the new 1966-67 program schedule. ABC bought the pilot, renamed it The King Family Show
(1965) and it went into production. The Art Department (James Trittipo
and Hub Braden
) was replaced with Romain Johnston
(Production Designer) and Michael Baugh
(Art Director). Other new personnel replaced the Zodiac Productions people. 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