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Around the world of Mike Todd

Author: American Broadcasting Company.
Publisher: [1968-09-08]
Edition/Format:   Film : Film   Visual material : English
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"This hour is a montage of the colorful life and times of showman Mike Todd. In interviews, an array of celebrities, including Elizabeth Taylor (the wife he 'grew up to marry'), remember this 'American original.' Stills and films recall Todd's varied business ventures--huge amusement concessions at the 1939 World's Fair, his bawdy Chicago cafe, a stab at owning a race track, the chaotic televised Madison Square  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Specials
Biography
Named Person: Mike Todd; Mike Todd
Material Type: Film
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: American Broadcasting Company.
OCLC Number: 422930494
Notes: Biography special.
Broadcast on ABC.
Copyright notice on film: c1968 by Michael Todd-Saul Swimmer Productions Ltd., Inc.
Credits: Editor, Howard Lester; music, Jordan Ramin.
Performer(s): Mike Todd's words spoken by Martin Balsam.
Contents: Commercials: Pillsbury --
Playtex Hose --
Purina Dog Food --
Ajax Detergent --
Ultra Brite Toothpaste.
Other Titles: Commercials. Pillsbury.
Commercials. Playtex Hose.
Commercials. Purina Dog Food.
Commercials. Ajax Detergent.
Commercials. Ultra Brite Toothpaste.
Responsibility: Michael Todd-Saul Swimmer Productions, Ltd., Inc. ; producer, Mike Todd, Jr., Saul Swimmer ; director, Saul Swimmer ; writers, Malvin Wald, Mike Todd, Jr.

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"This hour is a montage of the colorful life and times of showman Mike Todd. In interviews, an array of celebrities, including Elizabeth Taylor (the wife he 'grew up to marry'), remember this 'American original.' Stills and films recall Todd's varied business ventures--huge amusement concessions at the 1939 World's Fair, his bawdy Chicago cafe, a stab at owning a race track, the chaotic televised Madison Square Garden party, and scenes, both behind and on camera, from the star-studded epic Around the world in 80 days"--TV guide, Sept. 8, 1968. Also includes comments by Art Buchwald, Toots Shor, Ethel Merman, Gypsy Rose Lee, Jack E. Leonard.

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