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ACADEMY AWARDS 1 DVD 68th ANNUAL 3/25/96… The 68th Academy Awards were held on March 25, 1996, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. The show was hosted by Whoopi Goldberg. The ceremony was watched by 44.48 million viewers, with 30.5% of households tuning in. Despite controversy from the NAACP concerning what was deemed as a lack of attention to African-American actors by the Academy, this show was the one and only time an African-American (Quincy Jones) was hired to produce the show to date. Key moments in this presentation included Christopher Reeve making his first public appearance onstage after becoming paralyzed, and a Lifetime Achievement Award to Kirk Douglas (recovering from a stroke), and a tribute to Gene Kelly from Savion Glover (Kelly had died one month prior to the ceremonies). Best Documentary Feature winner Jon Blair introduced Miep Gies, the last survivor of the group of people who had sheltered Anne Frank and her family and 4 other people in their secret Amsterdam hiding place during World War II, and the person who had saved Anne Frank's now famous diary for posterity. The entire audience in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion gave Gies a lengthy standing ovation. Braveheart won five Oscars out of ten nominations including Best Picture. It is however, one of the few Best Picture winners that did not receive any acting nominations, a feat that would not be repeated until 2004, when The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King was nominated for (and won) eleven Oscars, none of which were in an acting category. This year's ceremony was the last time the Special Achievement Academy Award was awarded, to the first CGI animated feature Toy Story from Pixar, for making the first CGI animated film. Also, Mira Sorvino's win for Best Supporting Actress for Mighty Aphrodite making her the second winner of Best Supporting Actress from a Woody Allen's film in a row, after last year Dianne Wiest also won Best Supporting Actress for Bullets Over Broadway, a Woody Allen film. The Best Documentary Feature and Best Documentary Short winners were both about the Holocaust. As of 2012 this is the last Oscars where all 4 acting winners were not in a Best Picture nominated film. Last time that happened was during the 42nd Academy Awards.
AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS 1 DVD 1976 featuring James Brown, George Burns, Captain & Tennille, The Carpenters, Vic Damone, Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly, Rich Little, Loggins & Messina, Melissa Manchester, Roger Miller, The Ohio Players, Tony Orlando & Dawn, Donny Osmond, Marie Osmond, Patti Page, Minnie Riperton, Neil Sedaka, Dinah Shore, Kate Smith, David Soul, Donna Summer, Mel Tillis, Brenda Vaccaro, Frankie Valli, Ben Vereen, Dionne Warwick, Tex Williams, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder
BEE GEES 1 DVD OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN SPECIAL HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS LIVE 1980 67 minutes excellent to crystal picture... seems to be from a SMALL OUTDOOR PLAZA... with guest stars andy gibb and elton john and special appearances by karen carpenter, peaches, toni tenille, tina turner, dick clark, ted knight and gene kelly... from japan tv with subtitles
DEAN MARTIN 28 DVD - COMPILATION - NOT FULL SHOWS --
VOLUME 10: Gene Kelly, Bob Newhart, Jonathan Winters, Minnie Pearl, Art Carney, Buddy Hackett, Frank Sinatra, Liberace, Rosemary Clooney;
VOLUME 15: "Tennessee" Ernie Ford, Gene Kelly, Flip Wilson, Lorne Green, George Burns, Paul Lynde, Jonathan Winters, Dom DeLuise, Marty Feldman.=
VOLUME 19: ERNEST BORGNINE, FOSTER BROOKS, DOM DELUISE, GENE KELLY, BOB NEWHART, FRANK SINATRA, ELAINE STRITCH, ORSON WELLS
VOLUME 21: ORSON WELLS, LAWRENCE WELK, KATE SMITH, GENE KELLY, LENA HORNE, MARTY FELDMAN, BUDDY EBSEN, HOWARD COSELL, VICTOR BORGE, ANN MARGARET
VOLUME 27: DOM DELUISE, MARTY FELDMAN, ELLA FITZGERALD, SHECKY GREENE, GENE KELLY, GORDON MACRAE, KAY MEDFORD, CARROLL O’CONNOR, JIMMY STEWART, ORSON WELLS
DEAN MARTIN 51 DVD FULL SHOWS
DEAN MARTIN VARIETY SHOW VOL 41 9/14/72 Gene Kelly, Gilbert O’Sullivan (1 hour)
DEAN MARTIN VARIETY SHOW VOL 49 12/14/73 Gene Kelly, Ted Knight, Audrey Meadows, roast to Monty Hall
Dick Cavett’s Backlot U.S.A. - 3/11/76 ~ CBS-TV - Dick Cavett, with guests Mae West, Mickey Rooney, John Wayne, and Gene Kelly. A look at the golden age of Hollywood by way of a tour of the backlots of the once-powerful studios. Filmed on location at Universal Studios. 1 hour, complete with original commercials. (Also included on the disc: Shirley MacLaine… Illusions, 6/24/82). A-
JULIE ANDREWS 1 DVD TV SPECIAL 11/28/65 WITH GUEST GENE KELLY & NEW CHRISTY MINSTELS 52 minutes, vg with slight grain
MIKE DOUGLAS SHOW VOLUME 10 11/10/76 15th ANNIVERSARY SHOW with CO-HOST JIMMIE WALKER, OLIVIA NEWTON JOHN AT HER RANCH, FRED ASTAIRE, GENE KELLY, PAUL ANKA, SAMMY CAHN, VAN MCCOY, and DAVID GROH. "Home viewing show only" at top of screen.
The Mike Douglas Show VOLUME 64 - 2/20/76 - "Salute To That’s Entertainment 2-Part 2". From Hollywood, celebrating the release of "That's Entertainment 2", Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly conclude their co-hosting duties with guests Martha Raye, Howard Keel, Katherine Grayson, George Burns, and Ethel Waters. Filmed on the MGM Studios back lot. This is the second episode devoted to "That’s Entertainment 2", during the week long co-hosting duties of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. 90 minutes. Commercials hadn’t been inserted yet. A-
HOLLYWOOD PALACE 1 DVD VOLUME 68 2/22/64 Gene Kelly, Bill Dana, Joey Heatherton, Della Reese
VOLUME 13 THE 13th AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD SALUTES: GENE KELLY 1985
CAROL CHANNING CAROL AND GENE TWO VERY SPECIAL SPECIALS - ONE HUNDRED AND ONE MEN - Carol Channing in a musical and comedy special featuring country star Eddy Arnold, George Burns and Walter Matthau. AN AMERICAN IN PASADENA - Gene Kelly and all star cast that includes Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, Liza Minnelle, Cyd Charisse, Gloria DeHaven, Kathryn Grayson, Cindy Williams and Janet Leigh.
KENNEDY CENTER HONORS1 DVD 1982 George Abbott, Lillian Gish, Benny Goodman, Gene Kelly, and Eugene Ormandy excellent picture with slight grain
MARY TYLER MOORE COMEDY HOUR 6 DVD DISC 5 EPISODE 4. 3/25/79 Dick Van Dyke EPISODE 5. 4/1/79 Gene kelly
MERV GRIFFIN SHOW 1 DVD 2/2/66. Merv’s guests are Gene Kelly, Arlene Dahl, and Jackie Mason. Recorded from a Get-TV rebroadcast. In black and white. 43 minutes with commercials edited out. A
MERV GRIFFIN SHOW 1 DVD 1/12/77. Merv’s guests are Gene Kelly and Charlton Heston. Not the complete show, just Gene’s segment (with Orson Welles still onstage after his segment). 19 minutes. (Also included on the disc: The Merv Griffin Show, 11/30/78). A