Saturday, December 26, 2015
The Brass Bottle (1964) and Fluffy (1965) were two Universal comedies starring Tony Randall that were made back to back, both costarring familiar character actor Edward Andrews. Randall contends with a lion running loose in Fluffy, a donkey running rampant in The Brass Bottle. The list of character actors involved in these run-of-the-mill juvenile comedies include Doodles Weaver, Jim Backus, Howard Morris, Whit Bissel, Dick Sargent, Frank Faylen, Sammee Tong, Milton Frome, Shirley Jones, Barbara Eden, Herb Vigran, Paul Frees and everyone else who was on 1960s TV. Also plenty of familiar locations from Griffith Park to the streets of the San Fernando Valley.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
legendary television producer George Schlatter secured Warner Brothers recording star Bob Newhart for this, his West Coast television debut. Schlatter established himself as a TV force with this largely forgotten variety series, the very first color television series on NBC.