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A funny thing happened on the way to Hollywood

Author: Jack Paar; Judy Garland; Bob Newhart
Publisher: [1967-05-14]
Edition/Format:   Film : Film   Visual material : English
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"Jack Paar and guests Judy Garland and Bob Newhart spoof the tinseled world of Hollywood, once described as 'a place where the inmates are in charge of the asylum.' Judy recalls her career as an M-G-M child star, and Bob does his monolog about a night watchman who discovers King Kong scaling the Empire State Building. Jack's monolog touches on Grauman's Chinese Theater, the Sidewalk of Stars, Hollywood social life,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comedy variety
Specials
Musicals
Parodies
Interviews
Caricatures and cartoons
Parodies, imitations, etc
Humor
Named Person: Judy Garland; Ronald Reagan; Busby Berkeley
Material Type: Film
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Paar; Judy Garland; Bob Newhart
OCLC Number: 422909521
Notes: Comedy variety special.
Originally broadcast on NBC.
Credits: Editors, Nicholas Clapp, Hyman Kaufman, Charles Shadel; music, Pat Williams.
Performer(s): Host: Jack Paar. Guests: Judy Garland, Bob Newhart.
Responsibility: a Wolper production ; producer, Jack Haley, Jr. ; director, Hal Gurnee ; writers, Jack Paar, Bob Howard, David Lloyd, Sheldon Keller, Jack Haley, Jr.

Abstract:

"Jack Paar and guests Judy Garland and Bob Newhart spoof the tinseled world of Hollywood, once described as 'a place where the inmates are in charge of the asylum.' Judy recalls her career as an M-G-M child star, and Bob does his monolog about a night watchman who discovers King Kong scaling the Empire State Building. Jack's monolog touches on Grauman's Chinese Theater, the Sidewalk of Stars, Hollywood social life, and his first movie role. Films include a Jimmy Cagney mayhem montage; bloopers; a scene dubbed in Japanese, German, and Italian; and an interview with California governor Ronald Reagan (whose replies have been clipped from his movies). Also, dialog clichés (including a love scene that appeared word for word in both a war movie and a western), Ginger Rogers singing in pig latin, and a take-off on the Busby Berkeley production numbers seen in lavish musicals of the thirties"--TV guide, May 14, 1967.
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