"THE FABULOUS FIFTIES”
Dick Van Dyke
Mike Nichols and Elaine May
Betty Comden and Adolph Green
2 hour live TV special with host Henry Fonda,
comedy, dance and pantomime sketches by Dick Van Dyke ,
rare footage of Mike Nichols and Elaine May in several of their classic comedy routines including a hilarious fake commercial and
amazing recreated "rehearsal" excerpts from "My Fair Lady"
with Julie Andrews working with her dialect coach and performing "Just You Wait, Henry Higgins" and Rex Harrison rehearsing with orchestra "Why Can't The English" Incredibly rare.
Betty Comden and Adolph Green (Singin' in the Rain) perform.
Live commercials are part of the fun.
This all encompassing special also contains the only footage of megastar “Honeymooners” Jackie Gleason singing and dancing his big number from “Take Me Along", the Broadway musical version of "Ah, Wilderness" for which he won the Tony Award. He moves with such grace it’s amazing and his skill at this kind of big rehearsed Broadway showstopper is immense and. with the original cast straight from the show has to be seen to believed
The special itself was January 31, 1960 and the entire previous decade is covered in song, dance and film montage. Produced by Leland Heyward and directed by Norman Jewison
A must for vintage TV fans!