Saturday, November 28, 2009
BERLE IS HECKLED BY HENNY - RARE CLIP OF THE HOLLYWOOD PALACE - ABC-TV - CIRCA MARCH 5, 1966
From Hollywood, The Heart of the Entertainment World...The Hollywood Palace!!!!!
For seven television seasons, from 1964 to 1970, that high voltage introduction , sonorously voiced by veteran announcer Dick Tufeld, heralded the opening of ABC-TV's classic variety show, THE HOLLYWOOD PALACE.
Starting as a Saturday night, mid-season replacement, when THE JERRY LEWIS SHOW was cancelled in 1963, THE HOLLYWOOD PALACE showcased an eclectic array of the world's most talented, musical/comedy/variety performers ,and enlisted the most famous faces in showbiz to serve as one of the weekly,rotating hosts.
Bing Crosby, Dean Martin , Steve Allen, Diana Ross, Perry Como and Phyllis Diller were among the luminaries to headline on the stage at 1735 N. Vine Street in Los Angeles.
This clip offers an old school, megawatt, comic confrontation that yields major laughter.
Imagine two consummate,Borscht-Belt comedians, who were boyhood friends,and grew to be show business icons, reunited for a rapid-fire redux of a tried and true vaudeville routine: The Heckler In A Box.
Milton Berle was famous for fighting back against any hapless aggressor who challenged him at center stage.
Henny Youngman was comedy's acknowledged king of the one liners,and had a joke for every occasion.
Together, they brought precision comedic timing to rival a tuning fork, a vast reservoir of rancorous retorts, and an explosive energy that blasts through the screen.
Here is a rare excerpt of THE HOLLYWOOD PALACE from the GARYKASKEL YOU TUBE site.Enjoy!!!!!