The Ed Wynn Show was a short-lived variety series that aired from 1949 to 1950. It featured classic comedy from Ed Wynn, a successful comedian who performed in vaudeville for over 40 years. In this episode, Ed pays tribute to vaudeville performer Victor Moore. It also features a medley by The Merry Macs, a quartet formed in the 1920s in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The Ed Wynn Show was the first network series to be aired live on the West Coast and have the kinescopes shipped East, where they would air a couple of weeks later. Although the ratings were not great, the show won both a Peabody Award and an Emmy Award in 1949. This episode aired on October 3, 1949.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
Movie trailer for the 1944 film The Falcon in Mexico starring Tom Conway, Mona Maris, and Martha Vickers. It tells the story of an artist's daughter who is suspicious when new paintings by her supposedly dead father begin turning up in New York. When a gallery owner is murdered, the Falcon and Miss Wade head for Mexico City to investigate. This movie is the ninth of sixteen films in the Falcon series and was released on August 4, 1944.
Monday, January 19, 2015
The Bored Cuckoo is a classic animation produced by Paramount Pictures' Famous Studios and released on April 09, 1948. It tells the story of Cadmus Cuckoo who is tired of living in a clock and dashing to the door to announce the hour. He ventures to the outside world and after many difficulties finds true love. Music by Winston Sharples.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Movie trailer for the 1949 film noir Flamingo Road starring Joan Crawford, Zachary Scott, Sydney Greenstreet and David Brian. It tells the story of Lane Bellamy (Crawford), an ex-carnival dancer who marries a local businessman to seek revenge on a corrupt political boss who had her railroaded into prison. The film was directed by Michael Curtiz and was released on May 6, 1949.