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Boris Karloff and Rosemary clooney as the Big Bad Wolf and Red Riding Hood

Boris Karloff Sings!

In this classic TV video clip, Boris Karloff plays the Big Bad Wolf and sings with Rosemary Clooney! From the Rosemary Clooney Show, March 7, 1957. The perfect Halloween treat!

Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley on stage together.

Frank and Elvis Sing

Frank Sinatra sings, “Love Me Tender” and Elvis Presley sings, “Witchcraft,” in a duet! From the 1960 Classic TV Frank Sinatra special on ABC, The show featured Elvis’s first TV appearance after being released from the Army.

A clash of the Titans! What more can you say!

Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, Bing Crsoby performing and joking onstage

Crosby and Sinatra on the Road to Morroco!

From the 1957 Classic TV special, “The Edsel Show,” Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra try to sing the theme song from the 1942 Crosby and Hope motion picture, “The Road to Morocco.” Sinatra and Crosby are interrupted by the show’s special guest, Bob Hope, who joins the two.

Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong

Crosby and Armstrong “Has Jazz”

Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong describe what it takes to make real jazz music. They perform the Cole Porter song, “Now You Has Jazz,” on “The Edsel Show” on October 13, 1957.

Tap Dancing Legend, Bill Bailey, performs

Bill Bailey Moonwalks

The dancer who taught Michael Jackson to moonwalk in a rare film appearance! Tap dance pioneer Bill Bailey performs on the Harlem Variety Review in the early 1950’s and demonstrates the move he called, The Backslide,” later renamed “The Moonwalk,” by Michael Jackson.

Count Basie

Basie Back to Back

A rare classic TV appearance of Count Basie with a small 6-piece band in 1955 on the Harlem Variety Review. Basie and his group perform two short pieces.

Joel Grey

Joel Grey Entertains!

While performing with his father’s act, “Borscht Capades” at the Roosevelt Theatre in Florida, actor, singer, comedian Joel Grey was first noticed by Eddie Cantor. Cantor invited Grey, 19 years old, to perform with him on The Colgate Comedy Hour as a new upcoming talent. Grey appeared on April 1, 1951, his first classic television appearance.

Bob Fosse and Mary Niles

Bob Fosse Dances!

You know him as the director/choreographer of Cabaret, All That Jazz and Sweet Charity. In 1951, Jerry Lewis saw the act of a young dancer, Bob Fosse, and his partner, Mary Ann Niles, at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. Lewis invited the young dancers to be on the Colgate Comedy Hour and choreograph the dance numbers for that show. This is Bob Fosse’s dance appearance on the Colgate Comedy Hour, February 4, 1951.

Sammy Davis Sr., Sammy Davis, Jr. and Will Mastin

Sammy Davis, Sr. Taps!

To understand his importance, and how Sammy Davis, Jr. became a star, you must look at the unique life, and place in history, of his father, Sammy Davis, Senior,

Classic Comedian Commercials

Classic Comedian Commercials

Classic TV commercials provide a look back at how celebrities and product advertisements were paired as television found its early voice.

Walt Disney and an animatronic bird

Walt Disney is Funny!

Most people forget that Walt Disney was a fine on-camera personality and performer. By 1965, when Disney appeared in this clip on the NBC network’s Jack Benny Hour he had been the host of his own anthology show for over a decade.

Beach Boy, Mike Love, singing on the Jack Benny Hour, 1965

A Beach Boys Extravaganza!

In these classic TV clips, the Beach Boys perform California Girls, Barbara Ann, and act in a skit with Jack Benny and Bob Hope. From the November 13, 1965 airing of the Jack Benny Hour on NBC.

Fayard Nicholas Dancing and doing a split

The Nicholas Brothers Dance!

The Nicholas brothers invented and perfected a dance form that combined classical tap, jazz, acrobatics and amazing athleticism. Mikhail Baryshnikov declared the Nicholas Brothers to be, “the most amazing dancers I have ever seen in my life — ever … Those guys are perfect examples of pure genius.”

Roy Nepolitano on Sitar

Don Ellis Leads His Big Band

Don Ellis at Ellis Island (nightclub) on the Sunset Strip, Hollywood, California in 1967. The Don Ellis Band plays “In a Turkish Bath.” Ray Neapolitan is on sitar.

Sammy Davis Junior with other performers Singing and dancing onstage in the Colgate Summer Comedy Hour.

Sammy Davis, Jr. Performs!

Sammy Davis Jr. Davis achieved success on stage, in films, on radio and television and as an author. He sang, danced, acted, told jokes, did impressions and charmed his way into America’s entertainment legacy. In this clip, from 1954, Davis performs to one of his biggest hits, “Birth of the Blues,” on the classic TV show, the Colgate Comedy Hour.

One Step Beyond Theatre

Distressed woman in a nightgown

Night of April 14th

Premonitions fail to save a young bride and her husband from their fates on a honeymoon trip aboard the Titanic.

The Bride Possessed

A young bride is possessed by the spirit of a murdered woman, exposing her murderer.

Featured Films

Four men standing at a police desk

Beyond Green Lights

A police lieutenant solves a political murder dumped at the feet of the police, while falling for a suspect.

Experimental Video

Fractal

Fractal 5

A Past Entertainment Original Video – Fractal 5

Games, Quizzes, Puzzles

Word Search

Match Games

Audio Entertainment

Advertisements from the Past

Classic Television Ads

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Photo Essays

Pop Culture

Fiction

Galleries

News & Ideas