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U.S. TV western series. One of the first to be shot in colour. One of the guest actors in this episode has the name X Brands , one of the coolest actor names ever.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Judge Roy Bean, Edgar Buchanan, Western
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TV western series from 1956 starring Edgar Buchanan and filmed in interesting-looking colour.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Judge Roy Bean, Edgar Buchanan, Western
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U.S. TV western series filmed in colour. Has a few "twists" in the story. Series starring Edgar Buchanan, Jack Buetel, Jackie Loughery. Also appearing in guest roles: Allan Nixon, X Brands and John Warburton. Unfortunately the print is pretty beat up.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Western, Judge Roy Bean, Edgar Buchanan
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The final episode of the popular children's television series. In "living color". Complete with NBC Peacock ID, promos for "The Shari Lewis Show" and "National Velvet", plus original commercials for Rice Honeys and Wheat Honeys, along with "Reading is Fun" public service announcement. 
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Topics: Howdy Doody, 1960, 1960s, Classic TV, Television, Buffalo Bob
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An episode of popular soap opera "The Edge of Night". While this episode contains the original commercials, the episode itself is incomplete (look carefully and you'll figure out where the missing sections were). If you upload this to YouTube, please make it clear that this is an incomplete episode. Also, please note that most 1950s/1960s era episodes of this series are lost. In fact the series continued to be wiped into 1978. Please check your attic.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, The Edge of Night, 1960, Soap opera, Drama, Partially lost film,
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An episode of "The Steve Allen Plymouth Show". Unfortunately there is a time-code on this copy. Complete with original commercials for Plymouth, but credits are missing. A variety show, with performers including Frankie Laine, Jack Kerouac, Pam Garner, William Bendix, Dayton Allen, and Gabriel Dell.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, The Steve Allen Show, Steve Allen, Variety show, 1950s, Fifties, William...
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An unsold pilot from 1964. A sketch comedy show. Produced by Jay Ward Productions for the CBS Television Network. Although not picked up, the pilot was nevertheless broadcast (I assume in edited form, as the version presented here is 33-and-a-half minutes without commercials). 
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1964, 1960s, Sketch comedy, Comedy, Variety show, CBS
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An episode of "The Steve Allen Show", a variety show aired in prime-time on NBC. This copy is complete with the original commercials. Highlights include Don Adams doing a comedy routine, Errol Flynn doing a parody of "To Tell the Truth" and Martha Raye doing a spoof of "Your Hit Parade". Note: black-and-white copy of color/colour broadcast (no colour tapes survive from that period). Audio sync is imperfect at times.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, The Steve Allen Show, Steve Allen, Don Adams, Errol Flynn, Martha Raye, 1957
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An unsold TV pilot from 1963 called "The Plot Thickens". Same concept as the early 1950s series "Crawford Mystery Theatre" (of which only a single kinescope survives...anyone able to upload it?). In this pilot, a panel is shown a short film about a crime, and then has to guess who the guilty person is. Features Groucho Marx as one of the panel members.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Unsold Pilot, Unsold TV Pilot, Television Pilot, 1960s, 60s, Sixties
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1950s variety TV special with Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Danny Thomas, and Barbara Perry. Sponsored by Oasis cigarettes, who have a very catchy jingle, and Chesterfield cigarettes. Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra plug the products. Note: the opening song is a bit splicy. A later part of the program is also a bit splicy. Most of the program is not like this. A search of TV schedules shows this aired on NBC at 9:00PM on 1 February 1958, aired against "Oh Susanna" and "Have Gun,...
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Variety show, Variety series, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Danny Thomas,...
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An episode of "Four Star Playhouse" starring Dick Powell as "Dante", a nightclub owner. They made about 8 episodes featuring that character. Originally aired 1 October 1953 (according to IMDb).
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Dick Powell, The Adventures of Dante, Four Star...
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An episode of the soap opera "The Edge of Night". Unusually well-directed for a late-1950s soapy, with some interesting camera angles. The print is obviously very beat-up, and possibly incomplete (though even back in the 1950s, daytime series had less minutes of actual show than prime-time series). The popular series aired from 1956 to 1984, but most of the pre-1978 episodes are lost. Please check your attic.
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Topics: The Edge of Night, Soap Opera, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Classic TV, Television
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An episode of DuPont's filmed dramatic anthology series. Originally telecast 2 October 1956. In this episode, a young boy accidentally kills another child. Problems ensue.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Drama, Anthology series, Anthology, DuPont Cavalcade Theater
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A brief interview with British singer Cilla Black. Done in Sydney, Australia (which as far as I know is nowhere near any desert - Sorry Cilla). I believe this was filmed for the Nine Network, which presumably still hold the rights to the footage. I had previously uploaded this, removed it, but here it is again. I hope I don't get copyright strike for it. Hey Nine Network, how about making more of your classic shows available on your streaming service Stan?
Topics: TV News, 1960s, Television, Broadcasting, Cilla Black
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In this episode of the popular 1950s sitcom, Gracie and George are visiting a friend to rehearse for a radio show, but Gracie's friend wants to come as well. Features mediocre picture quality, but also has the dlightful original commercials and some fun topical references.
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Topics: Classic TV, TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, 1950's, 50's, Fifties, Sitcom, Comedy, George Burns, Gracie...
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An episode of popular variety series "The Perry Como Show", with guests Nat King Cole, Dick Van Dyke, The McGuire Sisters, and Rosemary June. I might be wrong on the date of the episode (though references in the episode do suggest an early 1959 broadcast date, and 17 January is the date given on the source for this upload). Complete with the original commercials.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, The Perry Como Show, 1950s, Perry Como, Nat King Cole, Dick Van Dyke, The...
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This episode is also known "Frank Sinatra's Welcome Home Party for Elvis Presley", and was the forth in a series of specials hosted by Frank Sinatra. His guests are: Sammy Davis Jr, Joey Bishop, Elvis Presley, Nancy Sinatra, and another star whose surprise appearance I won't spoil. (this had been uploaded before, but that copy was watermarked. This copy has no watermark).
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1960s, 60s, Sixties, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Elvis Presley, The...
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In this episode of the popular 1950s sitcom "Burns and Allen", Gracie and her friend decide to trick their husbands into buying them new dresses. Pitcure and sound quality are lacking, but it does contain original commercials for Carnation evaporated milk.
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Topics: George Burns, Gracie Allen, 1950s, 50s, Sitcom, TV, Television, Live TV, Live Television, Classic TV
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One of the earliest reality TV series, but not the first (that was "Cash and Carry", 1946-1947). This is a highlights episode aired in 1953 (re-uploaded due to sync problems with previous upload).
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Reality TV, Reality Television, Seto Kaiba does not approve, 1950s, 50s
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An episode of the comedy-variety series "All Star Revue". This episode features Bob Hope. Original 1952 commercials intact.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Bob Hope, All Star Revue
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An episode of the short lived (1953–1955) yet fondly remembered 1950s fantasy sitcom "Topper". This episode contains the original commercials for Camel cigarettes, as aired 2 July 1954.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Sitcom, Topper, Smoking, Anne Jeffreys, Robert Sterling, Leo G. Carroll,...
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An episode of the pleasant TV series. Ozzie wants to get an old, out-dated television set so he can install the insides into his bedroom wall. Originally telecast 10 May 1961. Closing credits are missing.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Ozzie and Harriet, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, 1960s, 1961
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In this episode of the popular 1950s television series, eight football tickets create troubles for all involved. Picture quality is poor, but it does contain oiginal commercials.
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Topics: Classic TV, 50s, 1950s, Fifties, Television, TV, Comedy, Sitcom
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A great show, guests include Diana Ross,  Sammy Davis Jr., The Jackson 5, etc.
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Topics: Classic TV, 1960s, Variety show, Diana Ross, Sammy Davis Jr, 1969
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An episode of "Four Star Playhouse", aired 25 February 1954 and starring Frank Lovejoy. This episode later resulted in a spin-off that aired in the 1957-1958 season.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Frank Lovejoy, Four Star Playhouse
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A bizarre 1952 TV pilot for "The Spike Jones Show", a comedy/variety show. The pilot was not picked up, but Spike Jones did eventually host a series on TV: In 1954 he hosted a mid-season replacement, in 1957 he hosted a summer replacement, and in 1961 he hosted yet another series.
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Topics: Classic TV, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Television, Unsold Pilot, The Spike Jones Show, Music, Surreal
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An episode of popular 1950s TV series "Masquerade Party", a panel game show. Celebrities are disguised, and the panel has to determine who the celebrity is. Panelists in this episode are Ilka Chase, Dagmar, Ogden Nash, and Bobby Sherwood.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Masquerade Party, 1950s, 1955, Dagmar, Game show, Panel game
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An episode of "Take a Good Look", a panel game hosted by Ernie Kovacs. Panelists are Edie Adams, Hans Conried and Cesar Romero. Complete with original cigar commercials.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Ernie Kovaks, Edie Adams, Hans Conried, Cesar Romero, game show, panel...
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An unsold TV pilot about a baseball player, filmed in the late-1950s but first shown 1965 as part of "Vacation Playhouse" (a summer replacement series of unsold pilots. Several such series were done in the 1960s). Starring Martin Milner. Other cast members include David Thursby, Gil Stratton, Jr., and Stuart Whitman. Produced by Ziv Television.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Baseball, Sports, Martin Milner, Unsold TV Pilot
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Mid-century fun in this cute 1962 sitcom episode. Sadly the ads are missing from this copy.
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Topics: Classic TV, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Ozzie and Harriet, 1960s, 1962, Ricky Nelson,...
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A 1964 television variety special starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Rosemary Clooney, Peter Gennaro, Kathryn Grant, Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin. This upload also contains the original commercials for toothpaste and motor oil.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, TV special, Television special, 1964, 1960s, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope,...
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An episode of 1950s US sitcom series "Private Secretary". This episode was originally broadcast on 1 April 1956 on CBS. This, however, is a syndication print under the title of "Susie", but it still runs the correct 26 minutes. The series starred Ann Sothern. This episode features a young Harry Shearer among the guest cast.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Susie, Private Secretary, Sitcom, Comedy, Ann Sothern,...
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Perry Como was on vacation, so Julius La Rosa was the guest-host. The preceding two episodes have also been uploaded (from 2 March and 28 February). Songs include: "Open Up Your Heart (And Let the Sunshine In)" (La Rosa), "Teach Me Tonight" (La Rosa), "Unsuspecting Heart" (special gust Terri Stevens...who the hell was she?), and "The Gal that Got Away" (La Rosa, who seems to have done quite few Sinatra covers on his appearances on this show). Also...
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Music, Pop Music, Julius La Rosa, Cover, Covers, Advertising
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Guests include Rosina da Rimini and Roberta Sherwood, plus there are glimpses of Jackie Gleason.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, The Arthur Godfrey Show, Arthur Godfrey, 1950s, Variety show, 1958
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Popular entertainment from the 1950s. Two kids build a tree house. Problems ensue. Naturally, Lassie saves the day.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Lassie, 1956, 1950s, Early television, Dog, Dogs, Fluffy
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Pleasant episode of the long-running sitcom. Ricky wants a raise from his employer, who is his brother. Originally telecast 17 February 1965.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Comedy, Sitcom, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Ozzie and Harriet,...
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Probably 1968? This is an episode of a silly 1960s game show where female contestants try to find the man of their dreams by asking three men a series of questions. As an added bonus there are the original commercials, one of which features Betty White! This show isn't bad for what it is. Unfortunately the picture quality isn't very good.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Game show, 1960s, The Dating Game, Silly, Comedy
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If you think original series for summer are a "new" idea, you are mistaken. This series ran from April to August 1957. An interesting mix of normal music, novelty music, and a truly bizarre finale. Complete with the original, fun commercials for L&M cigarettes and Oasis cigarettes....
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, The Spike Jones Show, 1957, 1950s, Fifties, Comedy, Popular Music, Pop...
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An episode of "The Jimmy Durante Show" from 1955, featuring several special guests including Johnnie Ray.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Jimmy Durante, Johnnie Ray, Texaco
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An episode of NBC's series "Jackpot Bowling". This episode features Diana Dors as the celebrity guest, and is hosted by Milton Berle. Please note that the picture quality is abysmal, in fact the picture quality is so bad you'll want your eyes to be gouged out by an Uchiha clan member. You have been warned. Complete with original cigar commercials.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Jackpot Bowling, Milton Berle, Bowling, Bad Picture Quality, Crappy Picture...
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A 1956 episode of Rosemary Clooney's filmed variety series. In this episode, her guest is Buddy Greco. Since this was a syndicated series, air dates varied from city to city. Unfortunately, this copy has sound quality issues, and there is an awful watermark several times during the video. Unfortunately, my usual DVD ripper wouldn't rip this, so I had to use an inferior ripper.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, The Rosemary Clooney Show, Variety show, Rosemary Clooney, Buddy Greco, Pop...
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An unusual episode of "Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts". Arthur, as usual, blabs a lot during the episode. His guests include an unfortunately-named singing trio, a pianist, and an opera singer. Before each segment Arthur blabs a lot. Also includes the original commercial! That's not a typo! Just one commercial during the entire 30 minutes! Wow!
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Variety Series, Variety Show, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Blab, Blabs,...
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With Barbara Whiting as the guest. This is a sitcom/variety show, with lots of jokes about Jimmy Durante's nose. Features the original commercials for Old Gold cigarettes.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, The Jimmy Durante Show, Sitcom, Variety show, Nose, 1950s, 1955
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Daytime game show, usually regardless as one of the worst shows of the 1960s. Quite popular though. Daytime series always feature more advertising than prime-time series, and this features more advertising than most day-time!
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Queen for a Day, 1960s, 60s, Sixties, Game show, Evil
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A late-1959 episode of "Take a Good Look", a game show hosted by Ernie Kovacs which aired on ABC. It's a very unusual show. This copy is complete with the original Dutch Masters cigar commercials. Panelists include Edie Adams, Hans Conried and Cesar Romero. Picture quality is inferior, due to compressed DVD-R copy.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Game show, Panel show, Panel game, LOL, WTF, 1950s, Ernie Kovacs, Comedy,...
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A very silly 1963 unsold pilot for a proposed sitcom called "Munroe". This is not "NET Playhouse" or "Playhouse 90". At 22 minutes, it is shorter than the average sitcom of the era. Print is very shaky/unsteady.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1960s, 60s, Sixties, Sitcom, Unsold Pilot, Unsold TV Pilot
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An episode (I don't know the exact date) of the 1954 version of "The Frankie Laine Show". While most 1950s variety series were live with an audience, this one is filmed with a fake audience-track. Lots of music, plus an acrobat act.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Frankie Laine Time, Music, Fifties, Connie Haines, Frankie...
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An episode of the western TV series. Unfortunately, the copy on the disc was missing part of the closing credits (I even checked to make sure it wasn't a bad rip...on the disc, they fade out prematurely).
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Frontier Doctor, Rex Allen, Western
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An episode of "The Chevy Mystery Show" starring Cesar Romero, and hosted by Vincent Price. Originally aired 18 September 1960. Sound quality is bad (no, I cannot fix this).
Topics: Classic TV, Television, The Chevy Mystery Show, Cesar Romero, Vincent Price, Anthology, Anthology...
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Episode of the long-running sitcom. Ozzie and Joe try to make their wives jealous. But their wives are too smart for them. Guest starring Lyle Talbot and Mary Jane Croft. Originally telecast 11 January 1961. Unfortunately, the disc source had the wrong closing credits, hence these were removed.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, The Adventures Ozzie and Harriet, Ozzie and Harriet, 1961, 1960s, Ozzie...
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An incomplete episode of the CBS series "On Broadway Tonight". This is only 25 minutes of a 60 minutes show. I don't have the complete episode.  The footage includes: Judy Garland singing songs, the Allen Brothers singing songs (there's also a song with Garland singing with them), a commercial for Alka Seltzer, some sponsor tags, a brief PSA for the Heart Fund, and Rudy Vallée doing a couple host segments.  Picture quality is poor.....unfortunately, this copy is various generations...
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Variety show, Judy Garland, The Allen Brothers, Rudy Vallee, Popular music,...
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A 1960 television film starring Phil Silvers and guest starring Jack Benny. It is a spoof of TV westerns. Notice the interestingly used laugh-track. Note: This is a television special, not a pilot.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Comedy, Western, Spoof, Phil Silvers, Jack Benny, Ted de Corsia, WTF, TV...
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A filmed mid-1950s country music show. Includes a variety of styles of country music, plus a square dancing segment. My regular DVD ripper wouldn't rip the disc properly, so I had to use a different ripper, hence the high amount of compression (which I cannot fix).
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Grand Old Opry, Country music, Pop music, Popular music, 1950s
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This is a Christmas episode of "The Paul Winchell Show", a show popular with children in the early-to-mid 1950s. Thanks below for finding the date! 
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, The Paul Winchell Show, 1950s, 50s
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An episode of the popular anthology series "Four Star Playhouse". This episode stars David Niven as a man who refuses to have his kids go to regular school. It is a comedy-drama episode. I'd watch Niven in anything. He's always fun to watch. This episode aired on 7 October 1954 at 9:30 on most CBS stations. For example, in New York City this aired on WCBS, aired against "Ford Television Theater" on WNBT, a film ("The Courageous Mr. Penn") on WABD, "Kraft...
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Early television, Anthology, Anthology series, 1950s, David Niven, Four...
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Please forgive me for the poor picture and sound. This is an (incomplete?) episode of "Frankie Laine Time", a summer replacement series. Lots of music and dancing.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Frankie Laine Time, 1955, Variety show, Variety series
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A great episode with your singing host, Perry Como, and special guests Betty Grable, Brook Benton, and Brenda Lee, plus Joey Heatherton and Renee Taylor. A very entertaining show, complete with the fun commercials for Kraft (I love those "send in for free recipe" type ads, and I think other people like them too).
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Kraft Music Hall, Perry Como, The Perry Como Show, 1960, 1960s, Popular...
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An episode of "The Perry Como Show", featuring Henry Fonda, Anne Francis, Vera-Ellen, Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney, The Platters (who sing "The Great Pretender") and surprise guests. Lots of singing, dancing and comedy. There are also a few dated references to things like "Dungaree Doll" and "Lucky Strike extras", which adds to the fun. I hope the picture quality isn't too bad.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Perry Como, The Perry Como Show, Henry Fonda, Anne Francis, Vera-Ellen,...
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Amusing episode of the popular 1950s half-hour anthology TV series. This episode stars David Niven as an eccentric Earl, and is a comedy episode set in England. It is based on a story by P. G. Wodehouse. It's interesting that the occasional comedy episodes of "Four Star Playhouse" did not use a laugh track, and indeed, David Niven said in a newspaper interview that he hated laugh tracks. This episode has also been shown under the series titles "Star Performance",...
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Anthology, Anthology series, Four Star Playhouse, David Niven, Comedy,...
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1959 variety show hosted by Arthur Godfrey. Contains the original commercials.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, The Arthur Godfrey Show, Johnny Nash, Elaine Malbin, Variety show, 1959
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A low budget comedy show, but the talented Jonathan Winters did not need fancy sets nor props. There's also a guest singer named Jeri Southern who has two interesting assets.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, The Jonathan Winters Show, Jonathan Winters, 1950s, Comedy, Funny, 1957
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An episode of the well-liked *live* dramatic anthology series of the 1950s. This episode stars Vincent Price and other talented people. This copy contains the original commercials for Johnson's Wax and Lucky Strike cigarettes, but lacks the closing credits. Originally broadcast 26 May 1952. In New York City this episode aired on WNBT at 9:30, aired against "Claudia, the Story of a Marriage" on WCBS, a film on WABD ("The Treasure"), a documentary on WJZ ("On...
Topics: Classic TV: Television, Vincent Price, Drama, Anthology, Anthology series, Robert Montgomery, Live...
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An episode of "Jackpot Bowling", an NBC series in which professional bowlers competed against each other. Hosted by Milton Berle. There is also a celebrity guest, in this case Mort Sahl. Not sure why he is on a bowling show though. Please note that the picture quality is abysmal, in fact the picture quality is so bad you'll want your eyes to be gouged out by an Uchiha clan member. You have been warned. Complete with original cigar commercials.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Jackpot Bowling, Milton Berle, Bowling, Bad Picture Quality, Crappy Picture...
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An episode of "Lassie", under the syndication title "Jeff's Collie". In this episode, Lassie is accused of biting a child, and a trial is held. Pretty tense stuff. Originally telecast 22 January 1956.
Topics: Classic TV, Lassie, Television, Dog, Fluffy, 1956, 1950s, Drama
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Episode of the long-running sitcom, and this episode has an emphasis on Ricky Nelson. In this episode, there is a misunderstanding involving Ricky, Ricky's girlfriend, and a girl who keeps losing things. Amusing ending. Unfortunately, about a minute of the show is missing from the copy on the cheapo DVD this was taken from, and the copy on disc is also missing the closing credits. Originally telecast 4 January 1961.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Comedy, Sitcom, Ozzie and Harriet, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet,...
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An episode of NBC's popular game show "Concentration". Complete with original commercials. Since this is a daytime show, it features more ads than a prime-time show of the period.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Game show, 1960s, Daytime television, 1963
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An episode of the short-lived series "The Frank Sinatra Show". Picture quality isn't very good. His guests in this episode are Pat Suzuki and Natalie Wood.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, The Frank Sinatra Show, Frank Sinatra, Pat Suzuki,...
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An episode of Rosemary Clooney's pop music show. Guy Mitchell is the guest in this episode. IMDb provides a broadcast date (23 October 1956) but as a syndicated show this actually varied from city to city, for example in New York City, it aired 17 November 1956, while in Philadelphia it aired on 13 December 1956. The series was syndicated overseas, for example this episode aired in Montreal Canada on 8 May 1958, while in Melbourne Australia it aired 5 January 1958, while in Sydney Australia it...
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Rosemary Clooney, The Rosemary Clooney Show, Guy Mitchell, Pop music,...
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A 1956 episode of Rosemary Clooney's half-hour pop music show. This episode features Dani Crayne (who doesn't do much) & Joe Bushkin. Unfortunately, this copy has several watermarks which I cannot remove, and is missing the closing credits.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, The Rosemary Clooney Show, Rosemary Clooney, Dani Crayne, Joe Bushkin,...
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Pat Boone, plus his guests Stubby Kaye and The Fontane Sisters. A Christmas episode set in a fictional department store.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Pat Boone, Stubby Kaye, The Fontane Sisters, 1950s, Variety show, 1957
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Performances of Cole Porter songs, broadcast 6 October 1956 on CBS. Please note that this copy is incomplete, and for some reason parts of the broadcast are shown twice (this happens at 27:22, for example). Please note that, while originally in colour, only a black-and-white version survives today.
Topics: Classic TV, Television, Ford Star Jubilee, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Variety show, Variety series, Louis...
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An unsold pilot from 1958 called "Maggie", starring Margaret O'Brien. The pilot for the unproduced sitcom was shown on 29 August 1960 as part of the summer replacement series "The Comedy Spot", a series which presented various pilots for unproduced sitcoms.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, Margaret O'Brien
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An episode of "The Dennis Day Show", a 1950s sitcom starring the popular singer. He sings (or rather lip-syncs) a song in this episode. This was a fortnightly show, with this episode containing the original commercials for RCA Victor.
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, 1950s, The Dennis Day Show, Sitcom, Early television, Comedy, RCA Victor,...
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An episode of "The Dinah Shore Chevy Show", with lots of Dinah and plenty of Chevy (three commercials and a few references elsewhere). Also appearing are Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, and the Steiner Brothers. Fun! Unfortunately there is considerable picture and sound distortions during the song "Deep Purple".
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Topics: Classic TV, Television, Variety show, Variety series, The Dinah Shore Chevy Show, 1950s, 50s,...
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From 13 September 1951. Episode of the popular sitcom "Burns & Allen", aired live on CBS. This had been uploaded before, but this copy is more complete. In this classic episode, Gracie lets two complete strangers get married in their house, after the bride's mother did a favor for Gracie.
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Topics: 1951, Classic TV, Television, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, Burns & Allen, CBS,...