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The original amateur hour

Author: Dennis HedlundAlbert FisherPat BooneEdward Bowes, MajorTed MackAll authors
Publisher: West Long Beach, N.J. : Standing Room Only Entertainment : Distributed by Kultur International Films, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Full screenView all editions and formats
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Long before TV's American Idol became a mega-hit, there was one radio and television series that started the talent competition craze. It was called The Original Amateur Hour. Almost 50 major stars of movies, records, stage, screen and television got their start on this series.
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Named Person: Pat Boone; Frank Sinatra; Beverly Sills; Robert Merrill; Maria Callas; Ted Mack; Louis Farrakhan; Bill Robinson; Connie Francis; Gladys Knight; Jerry Vale; Penny Marshall; Robert Klein; Ann-Margret; Raul Julia; José Feliciano; Jim Stafford; Irene Cara; Dennis Hedlund; Willard Scott; Ann-Margret; Pat Boone; Maria Callas; Irene Cara; Louis Farrakhan; José Feliciano; Connie Francis; Dennis Hedlund; Raul Julia; Robert Klein; Gladys Knight; Ted Mack; Penny Marshall; Robert Merrill; Bill Robinson; Willard Scott; Beverly Sills; Frank Sinatra; Jim Stafford; Jerry Vale
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Hedlund; Albert Fisher; Pat Boone; Edward Bowes, Major; Ted Mack; Willard Scott; Frank Sinatra; Beverly Sills; Robert Merrill; Maria Callas; Louis Farrakhan; Bill Robinson; Connie Francis; Gladys Knight; Jerry Vale; Penny Marshall; Robert Klein; Ann-Margret; Raul Julia; José Feliciano; Jim Stafford; Irene Cara; Starlighters (Musical group); Fisher Television Productions (Firm); Standing Room Only Entertainment (Firm); Kultur International Films.
ISBN: 0769779018 9780769779010
OCLC Number: 62207720
Language Note: English language.
Notes: At head of title on disc: Before American Idol.
Includes radio and television clips which originally aired between the 1930's and the 1990's.
Special features, Disc 1: Early history of amateur shows; Theatrical short "An evening with Major Bowes"; Ted Mack & the Original Amateur Hour 7/18/1953.
Special features, Disc 2: Theatrical short "Major Bowes Amateur Parade"; Ted Mack & the Original Amateur Hour 9/16/1970.
Performer(s): Host, Pat Boone. Original Amateur Hour emcees: Major Edward Bowes, Ted Mack, Willard Scott.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 2 videodiscs (282 min.) : sd., col., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; all regions; NTSC; 4.3 full screen; Dolby Digital 2.0.
Contents: Disc 1, The Stars: Pat Boone, Frank Sinatra, Beverly Sills, Robert Merrill, Maria Callas, Louis Farrakhan, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Connie Francis, Gladys Knight, Jerry Vale, Joey Dee, The Starlighters, Penny Marshall, Robert Klein, Ann-Margret, Raul Julia, José Feliciano, Jim Stafford, Irene Cara, Dennis Hedlund, Willard Scott. Disc 2, Wild and wacky novelty acts: One-man bands, Dancers, Animal acts, Impressionists, Instrumentalist, Glass and bottle players, Overcoming disabilities, Musical saw players, Indescribale [sic] novelty acts, Nail driving act.
Other Titles: Original amateur hour (Radio program).
Responsibility: Fisher Television Productions ; executive producers, Dennis Hedlund and Albert Fisher ; produced, directed, and written by Albert Fisher.

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Long before TV's American Idol became a mega-hit, there was one radio and television series that started the talent competition craze. It was called The Original Amateur Hour. Almost 50 major stars of movies, records, stage, screen and television got their start on this series.

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