“Forgotten Hollywood”- Holy Caped Crusader…

Posted on June 29, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   Turner Classic Movies has acquired the rights to air the 15-chapter movie serial Batman and Robin (1949), which is a sequel to The Batman (1943) serial, which TCM has already aired. Both were released by Columbia Pictures.

Batman and Robin

   Robert Lowery played Batman, while Johnny Duncan played Robin. Supporting players included Jane Adams as Vicki Vale, and  veteran character actor Lyle Talbot as Commissioner Gordon.

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   Batman and Robin will air Saturday mornings at 10a – 10:30a (EST).

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220px-Jack_Carter_1949   Jack Carter (right) had a long-running comedy act similar to rapid-paced contemporaries, Milton Berle and Morey Amsterdam. He hosted an early television variety program called Cavalcade of Stars on the DuMont Network. The funnyman was lured away to NBC to host his own program titled The Jack Carter Show. He recommended Jackie Gleason to take his place as host of Cavalcade of Stars. Carter hosted his show for one hour each week followed by Your Show of Shows. He remained pals with Sid Caesar his entire life, performing the eulogy at his funeral.

   Carter made nearly three dozen movies, including Elvis Presley’s Viva Las Vegas. In 1956, he starred on Broadway with Sammy Davis Jr. in the musical Mr. Wonderful. Jack toured in Guys and Dolls, Born Yesterday, A Thousand Clowns, The Odd Couple, and Oliver.

   He was a frequent guest on The Ed Sullivan Show during the 1960s and early 1970s and was known for his impression of Sullivan. Carter was also a frequent panelist on the television game show Match Game during the 1973-74 season and again in the 1980s. He traded gags with Bob Hope on five specials. Jack guest-starred on television, including in Dr. Kildare, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Dick Van Dyke ShowHawaii Five-O,  Sanford and Son, 7th Heaven, The Rockford FilesMonk, Murder She Wrote, Diagnosis Murder, Baywatch, and Desperate Housewives.

   Jack Carter was 93.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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