Current & Upcoming Films
INCREDIBLY STRANGE TELEVISION!!
Presented by Johnny Legend!
That's right; Johnny's back with two big nights of TV madness--an experience that no drug known to man could prepare you for!
Monday, August 13:
THE BIRTH (AND NEAR DEATH) OF TV COMEDY!
Program One: The premiere episode of THE LIFE OF RILEY starring Jackie Gleason from 1949; the premiere episode of THE GEORGE BURNS & GRACIE ALLEN SHOW from 1950; a hilarious segment called "Deaf, Numb, and Blind" starring Betty White from 1953; the premiere episode of THE MICKEY ROONEY SHOW called "The Moon or Bust" from 1954. Running time: 90 mins. PROGRAM ONE at 6:15 and 9:45.
Program Two: Don Knotts' first major network appearance in a great LOVE THAT BOB with Bob Cummings from 1958; a rare 1961 segment from the unsold STRICTLY FOR LAFFS series featuring super-stooge Moe Howard; "The Clampetts Strike Oil," the premiere episode of THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES from 1962; a surprise pilot episode for one of the most famous series of all time from 1964; and finally, the last surviving 16mm print of the mind-boggling color pilot for OZZIE'S GIRLS starring Ozzie and Harriet and, replacing David and Ricky, a pair of comely co-eds, one white (Susan Sennett), one black (Brenda Sykes);from 1973!! Running time: 90 mins. PROGRAM TWO at 8:00 only!
Tuesday, August 14:
JOHNNY LEGEND'S TV IN ACIDLAND! World Theatrical Premiere!
Program One: "In The Beginning. . ." An astounding time capsule documenting the birth of "live" television from the late 1940's thru 1955. Featuring DON HERBERT (Mr. Wizard), PINKY LEE, ED WYNN, THE 3 STOOGES, DOODLES WEAVER, TOR JOHNSON, EDWARD G. ROBINSON, ERROL FLYNN, ABBOTT & COSTELLO, MILTON BERLE, PETER LORRE, JACK BENNY, HUMPHREY BOGART, BETTY WHITE, VIRGINIA O'BRIEN, HATTIE McDANIEL, ERNIE KOVACS, MARILYN MONROE, ORSON WELLES, LON CHANEY JR., FRANK SINATRA, ART BAKER, GARRY MOORE, BILL CULLEN, JAYNE MEADOWS, SPIKE JONES, JOHNNY CARSON, JACKIE GLEASON, ART CARNEY, JOHNNY RAY, MIKE WALLACE, JACK WEBB, GROUCHO & THE MARX BROTHERS, MARTIN & LEWIS, LUCY & DESI & FRED & ETHYL, LAWRENCE WELK, BUSTER KEATON and BILLY BARTY. Plus bonus segments with SALVADOR DALI and AMOS & ANDY! (2012, A Johnny Legend Roach, 85 min.) 6:15pm & 9:45pm
Program Two: "The Modern Age" continues from 1955 thru the early 70's. Featuring JAMES DEAN, GIG YOUNG, LIBERACE, LORD BUCKLEY, SID CAESAR, ELVIS PRESLEY, ANN MARGRET, THE NELSON FAMILY, DINAH SHORE, ART CARNEY, BORIS KARLOFF, BETTY HUTTON, PAT BOONE, PHIL HARRIS, STEVE ALLEN, DON KNOTTS, LOUIS NYE, GABE DELL, FREDDIE BLASSIE, JONATHAN WINTERS, BILL MUMY, ROD SERLING, HANS CONREID, RAY BRADBURY, SOUPY SALES, IAN WHITCOMB, JERRY LEWIS, The LONE RANGER & TONTO, JOHN WAYNE, DAN BLOCKER (with Tor!), MICHAEL LANDON, LORNE GREENE, JIM BACKUS, VINCENT PRICE, the original BENJI (who comes to Hollywood in the late 60's and thanks to ZSA ZSA GABOR ends up working the strip joints and Playboy Club!), the voice of RICHARD BURTON, and a stunning, never-before-shown sequence from 1966 starring JUDY GARLAND and the great ERNEST BORGNINE! (2012, A Johnny Legend Roach, 80 min.) 8pm ONLY!