Great performances selected from 24 seasons of the "really big shew" that beamed top talents live into America's living rooms. Includes Elvis, the Beatles, and the Stones, Broadway moments from My Fair Lady
and West Side Story
, Barbra Streisand, Humphrey Bogart, Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, the Muppets, Señor Wences, and the animal acts, acrobats, and jugglers Sullivan loved. "An essential part of Sunday evening for millions of Americans" (The New York Times
). 7 ½ hrs, 6 DVDs, color and B&W.
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show: Unforgettable Performances
Carol Burnett hosts, with performances by Elvis, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz, Barbra Streisand, Bobby Darin, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, and The Beatles.
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show: 50th Anniversary Special
The Smothers Brothers host, with guests George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Marlon Brando, Humphrey Bogart, Fred Astaire, Sonny & Cher, The Jackson 5, The Supremes, The Beatles, Elvis, Janis Joplin, and The Byrds.
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show: The All-Star Comedy Special
Mary Tyler Moore hosts with guests Jack Benny, Milton Berle, Carol Burnett, George Carlin, Moms Mabley, Phyllis Diller, Bob Hope, Rodney Dangerfield, Richard Pryor, Joan Rivers, and The Smothers Brothers.
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show: World's Greatest Novelty Acts
This show includes jugglers, spinners, contortionists, balancing acts, gymnasts, and acrobats.
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show: Amazing Animal Acts
This show includes stallions, bears, birds, chimps, dogs, tigers, and lions.
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show: Bonus Interviews
Edited clips and memoirs featuring Alan King, John Byner, Rich Little, Gwen Verdon, Flip Wilson, Phyllis Diller, Will Jordan, Carol Lawrence, Jack Carter, David Crosby, Dick Martin, Ray Manzarek, Michele Phillips, Joan Rivers, Steve Allen, Marlo Lewis, Shari Lewis, Ella Fitzgerald, Milton Berle, Smokey Robinson, Shecky Greene, Johnny Mathis, and Senor Wences.
The only surviving on-camera interview with Ed and Sylvia Sullivan Exclusive interviews with Joan Rivers, Johnny Mathis, Milton Berle, and more.
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 444 minutes
Format: Full screen
Number of discs: 6
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Audio Format: Mono
Ed Sullivan; with guests including Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Barbra Streisand, Humphrey Bogart, Milton Berle, Bob Hope, Carol Burnett
Golden Globe Award Winner - Television Achievement (Ed Sullivan, 1959)
Primetime Emmy Award Nomination - Best Musical, Variety, Audience Participation or Quiz Series (1958)
Primetime Emmy Award Nomination - Best Series - One Hour or More (1957)
Primetime Emmy Award Winner - Best Variety Series (1956)
Primetime Emmy Award Nomination - Best Variety Series Including Musical Variety (1955)
Primetime Emmy Award Nomination - Best Variety Program (1954)
Primetime Emmy Award Nomination - Best Variety Program (1953)
Primetime Emmy Award Nomination - Best Variety Show (1952)
Online Film & Television Association, TV Hall of Fame Winner - Television Programs (2004)
Peabody Award Winner (1968)
Peabody Award Winner (1960)
Peabody Award Winner (1957)
TV Land Award Nomination - Favorite Variety Show (2003)