The George Burns Gracie Allen Show
Abbott & Costello in the Catskills is an authentic recreation of a 1930s Borscht Belt variety show, recorded before a live audience in the Catskills. In this New Oldtime Radio Hour, Lou Costello (Bob Greenberg) follows Bud Abbott (Joe Bevilacqua) to the Catskills when Abbott is hired as sole Master of Ceremonies of a Borscht Belt variety show. Meanwhile, guest stars George Burns and Cab Calloway miss their train, forcing Abbott to sing and dance in their place! Guest stars that do show up include Gracie Allen (Lorie Kellogg), Harpo Marx (Kenny Savoy), Ruth Waters (DeLois House), and Sophie Tucker, Last of the Red Hot Mamas (Teri Paris).
The husband and wife comedy team of George Burns and Gracie Allen developed their popular routine over more than three decades of stage, radio, film and television. They were one of the best-known couples in Hollywood history. Burns left most of the laughs to Allen, who had a way of engaging in dialogues of "illogical logic" that left her verbal opponents dazed and confused and her audiences in stitches.
A 2-DVD bundle pack containing sixteen hilarious early episodes from the long-running comedy series.
Two of television's favorite comedy classics come to DVD with over 5 hours of hilarious episodes. "The Dick Van Dyke Show" - Winner of 15 Emmy(R) Awards, "The Dick Van Dyke Show" is comedy TV at its best. This trailblazing sitcom was heralded for its comparatively realistic portrayal of relationships as well as its fearless lampooning of current cultural trends.
This collection contains 12 of the greatest shows ever broadcast during the Golden Age of Radio - including episodes of The Jack Benny Program, Burns & Allen, Gunsmoke, The Amos 'N' Andy Show, Philip Marlowe, The Green Hornet, X Minus One, Sherlock Holmes and many others. Radio's finest actors perform before the microphones, including: Jack Benny, Frank Sinatra, Danny Kaye, Groucho Marx, Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Hilliard, Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Jim and Marian Jordan, Hal Peary, Eve Arden, George Burns, Gracie Allen and many more.
When real life husband and wife George Burns and Gracie Allen worked together in vaudeville, George was the comic and his wife Gracie had the straight lines. They switched their roles upon discovering that Gracie's delivery got a bigger laugh than George's punch lines. The duo became a big hit on Vaudeville and in films so when radio beckoned, they delivered.
Turn your TV dial back to a time when entertainment came in black and white and stars like Lucille Ball and Dick Van Dyke dominated the primetime lineup. This collection of over 50 classic TV moments captures the heart and soul of all your favorite seriesï ¢ï¾ ï¾ from cartoons to cowboys. Includes Episodes from "Bonanza," "Ramar Of The Jungle," "The Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe Of Clipper Island," "Life With Elizabeth," "I Married Joan," "The Lucy Show," "The George Burns And Gracie Allen Show," "Love That Bob," "Our Miss Brooks," "Groucho Marx: You Bet Your Life," "The Adventures Of Topper," "TV Classic Cartoons".
This book focuses on Burns' wide variety of production efforts, and follows his involvement in television productions from his 1950 comedy series with his wife, Gracie Allen, through his participation in the fantasy sitcom Mister Ed, and finally to his last producer credit in 1981, I Love Her Anyway, a remake of The Burns and Allen Show