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Over 1 1/2 Hours of Incredible Talent - New Footage and Extended Performances Featuring: Louis Armstrong, Lucille Ball, The Beatles, James Brown, The Doors, Ella Fitzgerald, Jackson 5, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, The Supremes, Topo Gigio and many more! The greatest variety show in the history of television is now available on DVD for the first time. In its 23-year run, The Ed Sullivan Show presented an incredible array of over 10,000 performers, including the most spectacular ensemble of stars in show business. From over 1,000 hours of classic television, THE VERY BEST OF THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW brings you some of the biggest names in comedy, Broadway, variety, rock and pop captured LIVE in the prime of their careers. Originally aired on CBS to huge numbers (#2 highest rated special that year, second only to the Oscar® telecast).

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The Very Best of Ed Sullivan Volume 1 Over 1 1/2 Hours of Incredible Talent - New Footage and Extended Performances Featuring: Louis Armstrong, Lucille Ball, The Beatles, James Brown, The Doors, Ella Fitzgerald, Jackson 5, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, The Supremes, Topo Gigio and many more! The greatest variety show in the history of television is now available on DVD for the first time. In its 23-year run, The Ed Sullivan Show presented an incredible array of over 10,000 performers, including the most spectacular ensemble of stars in show business. From over 1,000 hours of classic television, THE VERY BEST OF THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW brings you some of the biggest names in comedy, Broadway, variety, rock and pop captured LIVE in the prime of their careers. Originally aired on CBS to huge numbers (#2 highest rated special that year, second only to the Oscar® telecast). Special Features * Hosted by Carol Burnett * Rare performances by Barbra Streisand, Bobby Darin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Judy Garland * Rock 'n' Rolls greatest including Elvis, The Beatles, The Doors, Janis Joplin and The Rolling Stones * Motown's brightest stars including The Miracles, The Jackson 5, The Supremes and The Four Tops * Special comedy sketch with Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz and Ed, plus special appearances by George Carlin, Jackie Mason, Richard Pryor and many more --S.S.M.

The Very Best of The Ed Sullivan Show Volume 2 No one had a better eye for talent than Ed Sullivan. That simple fact was confirmed by the broad range of incredible talent he brought to his Broadway stage between 1948 and 1971. In the second installment of The Very Best of the Ed Sullivan Show, Burt Reynolds introduces another stellar cast of performers from the greatest variety show in the history of television. Over 10,000 performers and celebrities appeared on his stage including the most spectacular ensemble of stars from the worlds of entertainment, sports, and politics. From over 1,000 hours of these classic performances, this second volume of The Very Best of the Ed Sullivan Show brings you the biggest names in comedy, Broadway, variety, pop and rock captured live in the prime of their careers. --S.S.M.

Ed Sullivan Shows Featuring The Beatles! The Beatles' appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 and 1965 helped catapult the band to stateside fame and fortune. Their debut performance alone was viewed by 73 million viewers. This collection compiles four full episodes containing 20 songs in total, and including other guests like Soupy Sales, Cab Calloway, and Cilla Black; and even commercial breaks. Shown in their original black and white, these episodes convey the feeling of a bygone era, while placing some of The Beatles' early appearances in a framework that shows how they eventually exploded as one of the most influential rock bands of all time. The four Beatles, with their fluffy mop-head haircuts and little black suits, look like fresh-faced kids as they stride nervously onto the stage in their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, February 9, 1964. Met by screaming, lovestruck fans--mostly teenage girls dressed in clean-cut sweaters with their hair curled and combed--The Beatles launch into a trio of carefully played songs including "All My Loving," "Till There Was You," and "She Loves You." The next two weeks, on February 16 and February 23, 1964, they reappear on the Ed Sullivan Show, each time to the same unabashed hero worship, performing hits like "Twist and Shout" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand." The last episode on this fascinating collection, September 12, 1965, shows how the band has changed after a year and a half--with longer hair, a loose and rebellious spirit, and a bolder stage presence. Through these classic television episodes, viewers of all eras can join the fab four as they begin their ascent into the musical history books, courtesy of the Ed Sullivan Show. --S.S.M.

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  • Actors: The Doors, The Beatles, James brown, Jackson 5, Rolling Stones
  • Directors: Ed Sullivan
  • Format: Dolby, HiFi Sound, Surround Sound, NTSC
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: G (General Audience)
  • Studio: Various Artists: The Doors, The Beatles, James brown, Jackson 5, Rolling Stones, More...
  • DVD Release Date: February 27, 2007
  • Run Time: 74 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000NY135E
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #217,392 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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