|| Aspect ratio 1.33:1, standard full frame.
|Formatted Contents Note:
|| February 9, 1964: Ed's opening. All my loving ; Till there was you ; She loves you (The Beatles). Card and salt shaker trick (Fred Kaps). I'll do anything for you (cast of Oliver!). As long as he needs me (Oliver!) (Georgia Brown). Frank Gorshin, comedian/impressionist. Terry McDermott, Olympic athlete. Medley of favorite show tunes (Tessie O'Shea). Comedy/office sketch (McCall and Brill). I saw her standing there ; I want to hold your hand (The Beatles). Acrobatic physical comedy (Wells & the Four Fays) -- February 16, 1964: She loves you ; This boy ; All my loving (The Beatles). Audience bow (Sonny Liston, heavyweight champion). Audience bow (Joe Louis, former heavyweight champion). Boxing skit (Allen and Rossi). It's too darn hot ; Medley of hits (Mitzi Gaynor). Sway pole routine (The Nerveless Knocks). Complex comedy bits (Myron Cohen). I saw her standing there ; From me to you ; I want to hold your hand (The Beatles) -- February 23, 1964: Ed's opening. Twist and shout ; Please please me (The Beatles). Safety in numbers (Gloria Bleezarde). Caterpillar & crow routine ; Dog & cow routine (Pinky & Perky). Louis XIV sketch (Morecambe & Wise). Acker's lacquer (Acker Bilk). Take off on The Garry Moore show (Gordon & Sheila MacRae). Stand-up re: his daughter's marriage (Dave Barry). St. James Infirmary ; Old man river (Cab Calloway). Comedy stand-up (Morty Gunty). I want to hold your hand (The Beatles) -- September 12, 1965: Ed's opening. Soupy Sales reminisces with Ed. September in the rain (Cilla Black). Fantasio, sleight-of-hand artist. I feel fine ; I'm down ; Act naturally (The Beatles). Try to remember (Allen & Rossi). Goin' out of my head (Cilla Black). The mouse (Soupy Sales). Ticket to ride ; Yesterday ; Help! (The Beatles).
|Creation/Production Credits Note:
|| Producer, Robert Precht ; director, Tim Kiley.
|Participant or Performer Note:
|| Host, Ed Sullivan.
|| Presents the four complete one-hour Ed Sullivan Shows that launched the "British Invasion" of the music industry and introduced the Beatles to America. Includes the original commercials.
|System Details Note:
|| DVD; restored original mono or Dolby digital surround (use only with S.1 systems).