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Night of 100 stars

Title
Night of 100 stars [videorecording] / a Bentwood Television production ; directed by Clark Jones ; written and produced by Hildy Parks.
Publication
U.S. : ABC-TV, c1985.

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Additional Authors
  • Jones, Clark, 1920-2002
  • Parks, Hildy, 1926-2004
  • Lawrence, Elliot, 1925-2021
  • Stephenson, Albert
  • Randolph, Robert, approximately 1926-2003
  • Colt, Alvin.
  • Holmes, Ralph.
  • Holmes, Violet
  • Cohen, Alexander H., 1920-2000
  • Hines, Gregory
  • Allen, Peter, 1944-1992
  • Domingo, Plácido, 1941-
  • Klein, Robert, 1942-
  • Arnaz, Lucie, 1951-
  • Orbach, Jerry
  • Uggams, Leslie
  • Moore, Melba.
  • Clark, Petula, 1932-
  • Channing, Carol
  • Shore, Dinah, 1917-1994
  • LaBelle, Patti
  • Holliday, Jennifer
  • Namath, Joe Willie, 1943-
  • Linden, Hal.
  • Lee, Michele
  • Dussault, Nancy
  • Henning, Doug
  • Van Dyke, Dick
  • Battle, Hinton.
  • Reams, Lee Roy
  • Griffin, Victor.
  • Burge, Gregg.
  • Engel, Georgia.
  • Joyce, Elaine.
  • Howland, Beth, 1941-2015
  • Franklin, Bonnie.
  • Champion, Marge.
  • Fabray, Nanette.
  • Walken, Christopher, 1943-
  • Gregory, Cynthia.
  • Godunov, Alexander.
  • Duncan, Sandy, 1946-
  • Correia, Don.
  • Powell, Jane, 1929-2021.
  • Johnson, Van, 1916-2008.
  • Ribeiro, Alfonso, 1971-.
  • Verdon, Gwen.
  • Coles, Honi, 1911-1992.
  • Prowse, Juliet, 1936-1996.
  • Hines, Maurice.
  • Rivera, Chita.
  • Osmond, Donny.
  • Allen, Debbie, 1950-
  • O'Connor, Donald, 1925-2003
  • Rogers, Ginger, 1911-1995
  • Gatlin, Larry
  • Youngman, Henny
  • Goldberg, Whoopi, 1955-
  • Asner, Edward
  • Caldwell, Zoe
  • Irons, Jeremy, 1948-
  • Lavin, Linda, 1937-
  • Reeve, Christopher, 1952-2004
  • Fitch, Robert, actor.
  • Gardenia, Vincent.
  • Murray, Anne, 1945-
  • Williams, Joe, 1918-1999.
  • Tormé, Mel, 1925-1999.
  • Vaughan, Sarah, 1924-1990.
  • Jarreau, Al.
  • Herman, Woody, 1913-1987.
  • Walters, Barbara, 1931-
  • Cronkite, Walter
  • Graham, Martha.
  • Rockettes (Dance company)
  • Ashford & Simpson (Musical group)
  • Muppets.
  • McGuire Sisters.
  • Pointer Sisters.
  • Manhattan Transfer (Musical group)
  • Wynton Marsalis Quartet.
  • Radio City Music Hall (New York, N.Y.)
  • ABC Television Network.
Description
2 videocassettes (VHS, NTSC) (150 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Pamela Koslow.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Variety.
  • Video.
Note
  • Includes commercials.
  • Due to technical problems, the beginning of cassette 1 appears to rewind, but does not actually do so. Poor visual quality throughout tapes.
Credits (note)
  • Musical direction, Elliot Lawrence ; choreography, Albert Stephenson ; art direction, Robert Randolph ; costumes, Alvin Colt ; lighting, Ralph Holmes ; Rockettes staging, Violet Holmes ; executive producer, Alexander H. Cohen. Produced in association with Radio City Music Hall Productions.
Event (note)
  • Recorded in performance at Radio City Music Hall, New York, N.Y. Telecast by ABC-TV.
Contents
  • Cassette 1 (ca. 89 min. total). [Dance] / by the Rockettes, with Drew Barrymore [child performer].
  • [New York song medley] / performed by Peter Allen, Ashford & Simpson, Plácido Domingo, Robert Klein, Lucie Arnaz, Jerry Orbach, Leslie Uggams, Melba Moore, Petula Clark, Carol Channing, Big Bird, Dinah Shore, Patti LaBelle, Jennifer Holliday, Joe Namath, and the Muppets.
  • [Tribute to television] / includes speech by Lucille Ball; performed by Hal Linden, Michele Lee, and Nancy Dussault; includes cameos by stars of major television shows.
  • [Tribute to vaudeville] / introduced by George Burns; performed by the McGuire Sisters, Doug Henning (illusionist), Roby Gasser's Sea Lions, Ronn Lucas (ventriloquist), Robert Klein (comedian), and the Manhattan Transfer.
  • [Tribute to dance] / performed by Dick Van Dyke with Gregory Hines, Hinton Battle, Lee Roy Reams, Victor Griffin, Gregg Burge, Georgia Engel, Elaine Joyce, Beth Howland, Bonnie Franklin, Marge Champion, Nanette Fabray, Christopher Walken (tap dancers); Cynthia Gregory and Alexander Godunov (ballet dancers); Sandy Duncan, Don Correia, Jane Powell, Van Johnson (ballroom dancers); Alfonso Ribeiro (tap dancer); the Rockettes, Gwen Verdon, Charles "Honi" Coles, Juliet Prowse, Maurice Hines, Chita Rivera, Donny Osmond, Debbie Allen, Donald O'Connor, Ginger Rogers.
  • [Tribute to radio] / introduced by Bob and Ray; performed by the Pointer Sisters with gymnastics demonstrations by members of the U.S. Gymnastic Team: Tim Daggett, Peter Vidmar, Jim Hartung, Mitch Gaylord, Julianne McNamara.
  • [Tribute to sports] / introduced by Howard Cosell; introduction of major athletes including figure skaters Scott Hamilton, Tiffany Chin, Peggy Fleming, Kitty and Peter Carruthers; swimmer Esther Williams.
  • [Tribute to country music] / performed by Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers.
  • [Tribute to burlesque] / introduced by Anita Morris; performed by comedian Henny Youngman.
  • [Tribute to motion pictures] / introduced by Bernadette Peters; includes film clips and cameos by Billie Dove, Laura LaPlante, Leatrice Joy, Lillian Gish, Dustin Hoffman, Lana Turner, Robert Preston, Sidney Poitier, Olivia de Havilland, Robert De Niro, Danny Kaye, Laurence Olivier.
  • Cassette 2 (ca. 60 min. total). [Tribute to fashion] / introduced by Joan Collins; includes a brief sequence on dances and fashions of different eras, followed by a fashion show modeled by various celebrities. The fashion designers represented (some of whom appear in person) are Tracy Mills, Giorgio Armani, Missoni, Neil Bieff, Lanvin, Margi Kent, Alan Flusser, Karl Lagerfeld, Lee Wright, Perry Ellis, Fabrice, Halston, Carole Little, Geoffrey Beene, Albert Capraro, Pauline Trigere, Fernando Sanchez, Mary McFadden, Oleg Cassini, OMO Norma Kamali, Bill Blass, Bob Mackie, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Jacqueline de Ribes, Galanos, Valentino, Michaele Vollbracht, the Emanuels.
  • [Tribute to African American entertainers] / introduced by James Earl Jones; performed by Whoopi Goldberg (as Bert Williams and as herself), Ashford & Simpson.
  • [Tribute to the Actors' Fund of America] / introduced by Mary Tyler Moore; playlet performed by Edward Asner, Zoe Caldwell, Jeremy Irons, Linda Lavin, Christopher Reeve, Robert Fitch, Vincent Gardenia, Anne Murray.
  • [Dialogue and song] / by Linda Evans and Kermit the Frog.
  • [Tribute to jazz music] / introduced by Lena Horne; performed by Joe Williams, the Wynton Marsalis Quartet, Mel Torme, Sarah Vaughan, Al Jarreau, Woody Herman.
  • [Special contributions] / introduced by Barbara Walters and Walter Cronkite; honorees are Dr. Linus C. Pauling, Rosa L. Parks, Dr. Christiaan Barnard, Dr. Helen Caldicott, Cesar E. Chavez, Gloria Steinem, John Updike, Theodor S. Geisel (Dr. Seuss), Henry Steele Commager, Dr. Kenneth B. Clark, Martha Graham; includes a dance solo by Alfonso Ribeiro.
  • "One" / performed by the Rockettes. At the conclusion of the dance, each Rockette is partnered by a male celebrity.
  • [Finale] / performed by the entire cast.
Call Number
*MGZIA 4-8042
OCLC
NYPY05-F17
Title
Night of 100 stars [videorecording] / a Bentwood Television production ; directed by Clark Jones ; written and produced by Hildy Parks.
Imprint
U.S. : ABC-TV, c1985.
Credits
Musical direction, Elliot Lawrence ; choreography, Albert Stephenson ; art direction, Robert Randolph ; costumes, Alvin Colt ; lighting, Ralph Holmes ; Rockettes staging, Violet Holmes ; executive producer, Alexander H. Cohen. Produced in association with Radio City Music Hall Productions.
Performer
Although 287 personalities appear onstage, many of them do so only in cameos. For more details about performers, see contents notes below.
Event
Recorded in performance at Radio City Music Hall, New York, N.Y. Telecast by ABC-TV.
Summary
Variety show paying tribute to the worlds of show business, sports, fashion, and other fields. Gregory Hines opens the tribute to dance with a tap solo at ca. 41 min. into cassette 1. This performance was a fundraiser for the Actors' Fund of America.
Added Author
Jones, Clark, 1920-2002, director.
Parks, Hildy, 1926-2004, producer.
Lawrence, Elliot, 1925-2021, conductor.
Stephenson, Albert, choreographer.
Randolph, Robert, approximately 1926-2003, set designer.
Colt, Alvin. Costume designer
Holmes, Ralph. Lighting designer
Holmes, Violet, choreographer.
Cohen, Alexander H., 1920-2000, producer.
Hines, Gregory, performer.
Allen, Peter, 1944-1992, performer.
Domingo, Plácido, 1941- performer.
Klein, Robert, 1942- performer.
Arnaz, Lucie, 1951- performer.
Orbach, Jerry, performer.
Uggams, Leslie, performer.
Moore, Melba. Performer
Clark, Petula, 1932- performer.
Channing, Carol, performer.
Shore, Dinah, 1917-1994, performer.
LaBelle, Patti, performer.
Holliday, Jennifer, performer.
Namath, Joe Willie, 1943- Performer
Linden, Hal. Performer
Lee, Michele, performer.
Dussault, Nancy, performer.
Henning, Doug, performer.
Van Dyke, Dick, performer.
Battle, Hinton. Performer
Reams, Lee Roy, performer.
Griffin, Victor. Performer
Burge, Gregg. Performer
Engel, Georgia. Performer
Joyce, Elaine. Performer
Howland, Beth, 1941-2015, performer.
Franklin, Bonnie. Performer
Champion, Marge. Performer
Fabray, Nanette. Performer
Walken, Christopher, 1943- performer.
Gregory, Cynthia. Performer
Godunov, Alexander. Performer
Duncan, Sandy, 1946- Performer
Correia, Don. Performer
Powell, Jane, 1929-2021. Performer
Johnson, Van, 1916-2008. Performer
Ribeiro, Alfonso, 1971-. Performer
Verdon, Gwen. Performer
Coles, Honi, 1911-1992. Performer
Prowse, Juliet, 1936-1996. Performer
Hines, Maurice. Performer
Rivera, Chita. Performer
Osmond, Donny. Performer
Allen, Debbie, 1950- performer.
O'Connor, Donald, 1925-2003, performer.
Rogers, Ginger, 1911-1995, performer.
Gatlin, Larry, performer.
Youngman, Henny, performer.
Goldberg, Whoopi, 1955- performer.
Asner, Edward, performer.
Caldwell, Zoe, performer.
Irons, Jeremy, 1948- performer.
Lavin, Linda, 1937- performer.
Reeve, Christopher, 1952-2004, performer.
Fitch, Robert, actor. Performer
Gardenia, Vincent. Performer
Murray, Anne, 1945- Performer
Williams, Joe, 1918-1999. Performer
Tormé, Mel, 1925-1999. Performer
Vaughan, Sarah, 1924-1990. Performer
Jarreau, Al. Performer
Herman, Woody, 1913-1987. Performer
Walters, Barbara, 1931- speaker.
Cronkite, Walter, speaker.
Graham, Martha. Honoree
Rockettes (Dance company)
Ashford & Simpson (Musical group)
Muppets.
McGuire Sisters.
Pointer Sisters.
Manhattan Transfer (Musical group)
Wynton Marsalis Quartet.
Radio City Music Hall (New York, N.Y.)
ABC Television Network.
Added Title
Gift of Pamela Koslow.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-8042
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