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Before he became a star from his performances in BYE-BYE BIRDIE, MARY POPPINS and CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, as well as on his own popular sitcom, Dick Van Dyke honed his comedy chops on television panel and variety shows.
This revelatory and highly entertaining collection of vintage performances -- many not seen since the 1950s -- showcase a comic legend in the making.
"In Rare Form" features classic monologue, pantomime and song & dance routines from the 1958-59 season of THE PAT BOONE CHEVY SHOWROOM. In those days, singer-actor Pat Boone would present fresh new talent to the nation's TV viewers and he returns to repeat the feat in brand-new introductions made exclusively for this collection.
Highlights include some of Dick's most hilarious and beloved routines: "Babysitting Father", "Mailing A Letter On A Windy Corner", "Daddys Little Girls", "The Pet Cat", "Sneaking In" and "The Tennis Champ" as well as song performances with Pat Boone and Shirley Jones.
Vintage, pre-legend Van Dyke is at his pantomime best. He's a million laughs, and Pat Boone's introductions are wonderful. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Richard
This are the early years in black and white. See how limber he was before the Dick Van Dyke show. True fans will love this video.Published on April 22, 2010 by Jim Gaffney