The Hollywood Palace
TV Series (1964 - 1970)
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Series Fun Facts
- During rehearsals, the guest host usually stood on the left camera side of the proscenium, with a high stool for the host to be seated. The prop master provided water or a soda pop beverage.…
[show]During rehearsals, the guest host usually stood on the left camera side of the proscenium, with a high stool for the host to be seated. The prop master provided water or a soda pop beverage. When Joan Crawford hosted, she would carry her own "Pepsi Cola" which was already open, and spiked with vodka, onto the stage. The beverage relaxed Joan without any problems. During the taping of the show, the prop master provided the "spiked soda"! Joan Crawford was a very gracious lady. After each of Joan Crawford's Hollywood Palace appearances, every member of the crew and staff received a personally hand written thank you note, sent from her New York address. Kate Smith insisted that her "cola" be carried out by the prop master, unopened! Kate did not want any rumors that her can of soda was spiked! Kate Smith carried a Kodak brownie camera during her show engagement, snapping pictures throughout her rehearsal and the taping of the show. Upon completion of Kate's host assignment, each crew and staff member received a "Kodak moment" with their picture as they were performing their show assignment; included with the small photograph was Kate's personally signed thank you note. These two personalities were the only hosts during the six seasons to send a personal thank you to each member of the crew and staff of the Hollywood Palace.
- Ray Hines was the security guard for the Hollywood Palace theater and studio, employed by ABC TV, maintaining a secure facility, while also supervising Studio Page staff members during day…
[show]Ray Hines was the security guard for the Hollywood Palace theater and studio, employed by ABC TV, maintaining a secure facility, while also supervising Studio Page staff members during day and evening schedules. Ray's presence was almost around the clock during production taping schedules. Ray also would assist celebrity guests and hosts on their arrival and their departure for their television appearance. During taping, Ray Hines remained at the theater's rear elephant doors, which were directly opposite the "star dressing room", where he maintained control over fans and activities passing through the backstage area. Ray Hines lived at the Hollywood Tower Penthouse Suite, which had been formerly occupied by film actor George Raft in the 40-50s. In emergencies he was within walking distance to the Hollywood Palace. One such instance was during one mid-night, the muslin and shark-toothed scrim soft fabric cyclorama burst into flames. Ray Hines alerted the Hollywood Fire Station who arrived and saved the facility. The muslin and scrim were replaced within two days by Tom Mayhew's drapery department allowing taping on schedule. Ray Hines, after the series was canceled, remained at the stage-theater facility until ABC TV closed the television studio property.
- After the variety show had been on the air, Dale Robertson hosted his first Hollywood Palace (seventh show to air). The finale of the show featured the Hollywood Palace's "Billboard Girl -…
[show]After the variety show had been on the air, Dale Robertson hosted his first Hollywood Palace (seventh show to air). The finale of the show featured the Hollywood Palace's "Billboard Girl - Raquel Welch" joining the host with a billboard flier featuring the line-up for the next week show. The host would read the paper flier prior to the closing credits. During the dress "taped" show, Dale Robertson handed the billboard flier back to Raquel, telling her to read the performers. Raquel, unprepared, stumbled through the reading. Taping the air show, Dale, after receiving the flier, read the performer's and the show's host names. On Dale Robertson's second hosting assignment (19th show), he repeated his dress rehearsal reading of the billboard, handing the flier back to Raquel. This time, Raquel read and expertly announced the performers names. Dale turned to the audience and said in surprise "they taught her how to read since I was last here!" Nick Vanoff, preventing any future repeat of embarrassing situation, had made Raquel read the billboard for each show's dress rehearsal.
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