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Night of 100 stars [videorecording]

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, c1982.

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Description
2 videocassettes (VHS, NTSC) (151 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences; 1/2 in.
Donor/Sponsor
Gift of Pamela Koslow.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Variety.
  • Video.
Note
  • Includes commercials.
Credits (note)
  • Musical director, Elliot Lawrence ; musical staging, Albert Stephenson ; art direction, Charles Lisanby ; costumes, Alvin Colt ; lighting, Bill Klages ; Rockettes staging, Violet Holmes ; executive producer, Alexander H. Cohen.
Performer (note)
  • [Opening and closing playlet:] Pamela Blair (injured Rockette), Richard Morse (stage manager).
Event (note)
  • Recorded in performance at Radio City Music Hall, New York, N.Y. Telecast by ABC-TV.
Contents
  • Cassette 1 (ca. 93 min. total). [Dance] / by the Rockettes.
  • [Welcome] / by Orson Welles.
  • [Songs] / performed by Tony Bennett, Harry Belafonte, and Liza Minnelli with the New York Yankees.
  • [Song] / performed by the Doobie Brothers.
  • "What's your line?" / skit performed by Hal Linden, Michele Lee, Gavin MacLeod, Pam Dawber, Nancy Dussault, and John Schneider; includes cameos by stars of various television programs.
  • [Song] / performed by Christopher Cross (singer, guitarist) and Dudley Moore (pianist).
  • [Comic monologue] / performed by Robin Williams.
  • [Dialogue and song] / performed by Miss Piggy and Plácido Domingo.
  • [Tribute to film stars] / film clips followed by cameos by Lillian Gish, Gene Kelly, James Stewart, Myrna Loy, Gregory Peck, Ginger Rogers, Paul Newman, Bette Davis, and James Cagney.
  • [Song] / performed by Lionel Richie and orchestra.
  • [Magic act] / performed by Doug Henning, with Ricky Schroder, Maureen Stapleton, Florence Henderson, and Priscilla Lopez.
  • [Tribute to famous screen partnerships] / introduced with an ensemble dance and a song by Liza Minnelli; film clips followed by cameos by Alice Faye and Don Ameche, Frances Dee and Joel McCrea, June Allyson and Van Johnson, Jack Beutel and Jane Russell, Howard Keel and Jane Powell, Robert Sterling and Anne Jeffreys, Joan Collins and Farley Granger, Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh, Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort, Martin Balsam and Sylvia Sidney, Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins, Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton.
  • [Comic monologue] / performed by David Letterman.
  • [Song and dance] / performed by Lola Falana with ensemble of pandas.
  • Cassette 2 (ca. 58 min. total). [Comic monologue] / by Steve Allen. The opening of this monologue also appears on cassette 1; the full monologue appears on this cassette.
  • [Fashion show] / after an opening sequence depicting fashions through the ages, various female celebrities model clothing by designers Michaele Vollbracht, Anne Klein, Halston, Geoffrey Beene, Giorgio Sant'Angelo, Mary McFadden, Perry Ellis, Calvin Klein, Bill Blass, Oscar de la Renta, Stavropoulos, Albert Capraro, the Kohler Collection, Fabrice, and Bob Mackie. Dancer Judith Jamison, one of the models, performs a short dance sequence.
  • [Comic monologue and song] / performed by George Burns.
  • "Mr. Bojangles" / performed by Sammy Davis, Jr. The song pays tribute to legendary tap dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson (1878-1949).
  • [Tribute to the Broadway musical] / introduced by Edward I. Koch, mayor of New York City; with song medley performed by Joel Grey, Carol Channing, Robert Preston, Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein, Celeste Holm, Alfred Drake, Alexis Smith, Pearl Bailey, Beatrice Arthur, Lauren Bacall, Diahann Carroll, Allison Smith, Dorothy Loudon, Sandy Duncan, Treat Williams, Kaye Ballard, George S. Irving, David Garrison, Maureen McGovern, Patrick Cassidy, Richard Kiley, Jerry Orbach, Frank Langella, John Rubinstein, Mickey Rooney and Ann Miller, Mary Martin, Ethel Merman. Ellen Burstyn and Charles Grodin appear in a cameo.
  • "The greatest" / sung by Ben Vereen; danced by Virginia Johnson and Lowell Smith of Dance Theatre of Harlem.
  • "One" / danced 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 4-8047
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, c1982.
Credits
Musical director, Elliot Lawrence ; musical staging, Albert Stephenson ; art direction, Charles Lisanby ; costumes, Alvin Colt ; lighting, Bill Klages ; Rockettes staging, Violet Holmes ; executive producer, Alexander H. Cohen.
Performer
Although 201 celebrities (including a dog) appear onstage, many of these do so only in cameos. For more details about performers, see contents notes below.
Speakers: Orson Welles, Princess Grace, Elizabeth Taylor, Helen Hayes, Edward Asner, Jack Lemmon, Peter Ustinov, Jane Fonda, Jason Robards, James Earl Jones, Mary Tyler Moore, Colleen Dewhurst.
Cast
[Opening and closing playlet:] Pamela Blair (injured Rockette), Richard Morse (stage manager).
Event
Recorded in performance at Radio City Music Hall, New York, N.Y. Telecast by ABC-TV.
Summary
Variety show celebrating the centennial of the Actors' Fund of America. Interspersed throughout the program are short speeches by various performers, tracing the history of the Actors' Fund and contemporary events. Mary Tyler Moore describes the activities of the Actors' Fund.
Added Author
Jones, Clark, 1920-2002, director.
Parks, Hildy, 1926-2004, producer.
Parks, Hildy, 1926-2004, writer.
Lawrence, Elliot, 1925-2021, conductor.
Stephenson, Albert, choreographer.
Lisanby, Charles. Set designer
Colt, Alvin. Costume designer
Klages, Bill. Lighting designer
Holmes, Violet, choreographer.
Cohen, Alexander H., 1920-2000, producer.
Welles, Orson, 1915-1985, speaker.
Bennett, Tony, 1926- performer.
Belafonte, Harry, 1927- performer.
Minnelli, Liza, performer.
Grace, Princess of Monaco, 1929-1982, speaker.
Taylor, Elizabeth, 1932-2011, speaker.
Linden, Hal, performer.
Lee, Michele, performer.
MacLeod, Gavin, 1931-2021, performer.
Dawber, Pam, 1951- performer.
Dussault, Nancy, performer.
Schneider, John, 1960- performer.
Cross, Christopher, 1951- performer.
Moore, Dudley, 1935-2002, instrumentalist.
Williams, Robin, 1951-2014, performer.
Domingo, Plácido, 1941- performer.
Hayes, Helen, 1900-1993, speaker.
Richie, Lionel, performer.
Asner, Edward, speaker.
Henning, Doug, performer.
Lemmon, Jack, speaker.
Letterman, David, performer.
Ustinov, Peter, speaker.
Falana, Lola, performer.
Allen, Steve, 1921-2000, performer.
Burns, George, 1896-1996, performer.
Fonda, Jane, 1937- speaker.
Davis, Sammy, Jr., 1925-1990, performer.
Robards, Jason, speaker.
Koch, Ed, 1924-2013, performer.
Grey, Joel, 1932- performer.
Channing, Carol, performer.
Preston, Robert, 1918-1987, performer.
Arnaz, Lucie, 1951- erformer.
Klein, Robert, 1942- performer.
Holm, Celeste, 1917-2012, performer.
Drake, Alfred, 1914-1992, performer.
Smith, Alexis, 1921-1993, performer.
Bailey, Pearl, performer.
Arthur, Beatrice, performer.
Bacall, Lauren, 1924-2014, performer.
Carroll, Diahann, performer.
Smith, Allison, 1969- performer.
Loudon, Dorothy, performer.
Duncan, Sandy, 1946- performer.
Williams, Treat, performer.
Ballard, Kaye, performer.
Irving, George S., performer.
Garrison, David, 1952- performer.
McGovern, Maureen, performer.
Cassidy, Patrick, 1962- performer.
Kiley, Richard, performer.
Orbach, Jerry, performer.
Langella, Frank, performer.
Rubinstein, John, 1946- performer.
Rooney, Mickey, performer.
Miller, Ann, 1923-2004, performer.
Martin, Mary, 1913-1990, performer.
Merman, Ethel, performer.
Jones, James Earl, speaker.
Dewhurst, Colleen, speaker.
Vereen, Ben, performer.
Jamison, Judith, dancer.
Johnson, Virginia, 1950- dancer.
Smith, Lowell, 1951-2007, dancer.
Moore, Mary Tyler, 1936-2017, speaker.
Rockettes (Dance company)
New York Yankees (Baseball team)
Doobie Brothers.
Radio City Music Hall (New York, N.Y.)
ABC Television Network.
Bentwood Television Productions.
Added Title
Gift of Pamela Koslow.
Research Call Number
*MGZIA 4-8047
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