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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.

Full-Length Feature 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

Classic Games, Puzzles & Quizzes
Play Star Quotes| Match the star to the quote they made famous

Star Quotes

Play this free online game matching classic film stars with their famous quotes from the golden age of film.

Play Movie Word Match

Best Picture Match

Play this free classic movie word match game from Past Entertainment. Match the Best Picture Academy Award winner with the year it won.

TV Sitcom Word Search

Sitcom Search

Classic TV sitcoms can be seen endlessly on reruns. Hunt down the titles of famous TV sitcoms in this free Word Search puzzle from Past Entertainment.

Various Superheroes on a comic cover

Comic Book Greats

The comic book heroes born in the Golden Age of Comics endure today. Can you locate their names in this free Word Search Puzzle from Past Entertainment?

Audio Theatre Presents Raymond Chandler's Red Wind
Audio

Audio Theatre: Red Wind

An exciting old time radio adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s short story, The Red Wind, starring detective Philip Marlowe.

Audio Theatre Presents Pulp-Pourri Theater doing a Play adapted from a Dime Mystery Magazine Story
Audio

Audio Theatre: A Monster of His Making

Audio Theatre Presents Pulp-Pourri Theater doing a Play adapted from a Dime Mystery Magazine Story, A Monster of His Making. Audio Theatre presents the best in audio comedy, drama and entertainment available for the ear.