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I Love Lucy – On Stage Color Footage (1951)

A Request from an “I Love Lucy” fan who lives in New Jersey, United States. This short 8mm Color film Footage was fimed by an audience member of “I Love Lucy”, on the evening of October 12, 1951, at Sound Stage #2 of Desilu Studios, Hollywood, California. The episode fimed that night was 6th Episode of the First Season, “The Audition”.(It was a remake of “I Love Lucy” pilot episode, which was presumed lost until 1990.) Although there were many people who tried to capture the scene of filming, Jess Oppenheimer, the producer and writer of “I Love Lucy”, prohibited it, because of the possibilities of Leaking. Because of this, this footage is the only surviving material of “Behind-the-Scenes” of this legendary sitcom. (It is said that Desi Arnaz filmed some filming scenes using his own 8mm movie camera, but it is not proven.) Of all four main stars, Vivian Vance is not appearing in this footage. Jess Oppenheimer, and the famous cameraman, Karl Freund, are seen briefly.

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Dragnet 1951

Taking the successful radio program to the new medium of television, Dragnet was famous for its use of actual Los Angeles Police Department case files. Jack Webb portrays Sgt. Joe Friday, who works the day shift with his partners on a variety of interesting cases. This program was reincarnated in 1967; eight years after its first television series had ended, with Jack Webb reprising his role of Sgt. Joe Friday.
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HERE COMES THE BRIDE DOLL ~ Downloadable Vintage 1951 Crochet Pattern ~ Text-to-Speech Enabled. Available for Download to Kindle DX, Kindle for PC, Mac, … bride gift, shower gift, bridal shower)

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Actor Basil Rathbone hams it up with Milton Berle 1951

Distinguished actor Basil Rathbone, best recognized for his role as Sherlock Holmes in the 1930s and 40s, hams it up with Milton Berle in a comedy sketch set on the high seas on The Texaco Star Theater, broadcast live September 29, 1951. Comic actors Milton Frome and Arnold Stang also seem.
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Classical violinist Michael Rabin performing on “Texaco Star Theatre” (1951)

Occasionally, the well-liked 1950s assortment series would have “critical” performers, such as in this clip from a 1951 episode of the range series “Texaco Star Theatre” with young 15-year-old violinist Michael Rabin.

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Groucho Marx 1951 You Bet Your Life Part 1

Groucho Marx 1951 You Bet Your Life Part. Includes intro of 1952 DeSoto.

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Dragnet 1951

Taking the successful radio program to the new medium of television, Dragnet was famous for its use of actual Los Angeles Police Department case files. Jack Webb portrays Sgt. Joe Friday, who works the day shift with his partners on a variety of interesting cases. This program was reincarnated in 1967; eight years after its first television series had ended, with Jack Webb reprising his role of Sgt. Joe Friday.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

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