The Hollywood Palace was a variety show in the sixties that, back in the day, I wouldn’t dare admit to watching a show that my parents liked. Yet, it was great show. It came on Saturday nights and for a few weeks or so a different celeb would host the show. That way it never got old. My favorite HolPal host was Elizabeth Montgomery from Bewitched. She had me under her spell as I just starting to notice girls and I have been entranced by her ever since.
Here is Dean Martin and Phil Harris having a tea party. The joke was that Dean and Phil were notorious drinkers (although they were not really heavy drinkers). They were two of the hardest workers in entertainment who liked to have a drink now and then. Phil Harris was, for many years, Jack Benny’s band leader and was married to actress/singer Alice Faye. Phil is probably best known today as the voice of the bear Baloo in Disney’s version of “Jungle Book”.
As my sister Amy says: She will always be Maggie the Cat to me. “What is the victory of a cat on a hot tin roof?” “Just stayin’ on it as long as I can. I guess”
“A Date with Judy” was Elizabeth Taylor’s first “adult” movie. It was filmed a year before her last adolescent movie (Little Women). This was one of those great MGM movies of late forties with lots of stars such as Robert Stack and Deanna Durbin along with others. This was the movie that got Elizabeth recognized. Joan Collins said the other night that when this movie came out every girl she knew wanted to look like Elizabeth Taylor and every boy wanted to be with her.