Product Description & Reviews
The Merv Griffin Show is widely considered one of the premier talk shows in the history of television. Hosted by the charming and intelligent Merv Griffin, this ground-breaking show was known for in-depth interviews with celebrities and newsmakers, innovative stand-up comedy and stellar musical performances. Over the course of its run from 1962 - 1986, the show garnered 10 Emmy Awards and welcomed more than 25,000 guests. Produced by Reelin' In The Years Productions, this unprecedented 12-DVD retrospective celebrates the enduring legacy of The Merv Griffin Show and is packed with 44 classic episodes. Spanning 42 hours, this expansive set features interviews and performances with over 200 guests from the worlds of entertainment, politics, music, sports, fashion, literature and art which have not been seen for decades. The Merv Griffin Show 1962 - 1986 is a cultural treasure trove providing insight into almost a quarter century of American thought, style and attitudes. Over its 42 hours, viewers will be entertained by the likes of Richard Pryor, Mel Brooks, Whitney Houston, Jerry Seinfeld, the Everly Brothers, George Carlin, Willie Mays and Aretha Franklin; enlightened by Salvador Dali, Dr. Timothy Leary, Ray Bradbury, Andy Warhol and Maya Angelou; and inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Gloria Steinem, Pres. Ronald Reagan, and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. Among the film and TV legends interviewed by Griffin in this collection are John Wayne, Bette Davis, Gene Wilder, Laurence Olivier, Ingrid Bergman, Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Warren Beatty, the cast of The Golden Girls, Dennis Hopper, Jayne Mansfield, George Clooney, Jane Fonda and the final interview with Orson Welles who died just a few hours after the show. The set also includes 7 hours of bonus interviews, musical performances, and comedy as well as a newly filmed interview with Jay Leno. An accompanying 52-page booklet, with extensive liner notes, rare photos and memorabilia and a foreword by Dick Cavett completes the package. The episodes have been newly transferred from recently discovered master tapes, making for a spectacular viewing and listening experience. Special features: The Merv Griffin Show - 1962-1986 52-page booklet, with extensive liner notes, rare photos and memorabilia and a foreword by Dick Cavett DISC 1 September 2, 1965 - Phyllis Diller, Capt. Mitsuo Fuchida, Frederick Ayer, Jr. September 8, 1965 - Richard Pryor, Phil Spector September 14, 1965 - Dionne Warwick, Dick Gregory October 6, 1965 - Andy Warhol & Edie Sedgwick, Reni Santoni & Renee Taylor October 21, 1965 - Carol Burnett, Roddy McDowall, Oscar Levant -Bonus Section- November 9, 1962 - Danny Kaye, Dolores Wilson, Shelly Berman May 1965 - News Segment-Interview With Merv Griffin DISC 2 November 11, 1965 - George Carlin, Henny Youngman, Minnie Pearl, Frankie Laine, Col. John Glenn February 4, 1966 - Willie Mays, Tallulah Bankhead, Lionel Hampton July 18 & 19, 1966 - Dr. Timothy Leary, Mort Sahl, Marion Williams -Bonus Section- December 30, 1965 - Salvador Dali January 10, 1966 - Bob Crane February 23, 1966 - Phil Spector March 7, 1966 - Redd Foxx June 9, 1966 - Norman Rockwell DISC 3 July 20, 1966 - Jayne Mansfield, Henny Youngman, Monti Rock III, Dr. Henry Brill August 1, 1966 - Everly Brothers, Richard Pryor, Jerry Lewis, Dagmar, Charlie Callas July 6, 1967 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Harry Belafonte -Bonus Section- August 10, 1966 - Freddy Martin September 1, 1966 - Adam West & Burt Ward January 18, 1967 - Jane Fonda & Roger Vadim DISC 4 October 3, 1967 - Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, Carl Reiner December 20, 1967 - Richard M. Nixon, David Susskind August 18, 1969 - Woody Allen, Moms Mabley, Hedy Lamarr, Ted Sorensen, Leslie Uggams November 21, 1970 - John Wayne -Bonus Section- May 14, 1970 - Gore Vidal DISC 5 October 28, 1971 - Dennis Hopper, Willie Mays, James Brolin, Diane Baker December 6, 1972 - Isaac Hayes, Staple Singers, Luther Ingram, Albert King, Johnnie Taylor, Carla Thomas, Emotions April 27, 1973 - Jack Benny -Bonus Section- December 21, 1971 - Eva Gabor (Guest Host), Chuck Norris December 27, 1971 - Roger Miller (Guest Host), Glen Campbell, Dick Clark January 13, 1972 - James Caan June 7, 1972 - Warren Beatty DISC 6 July 31 & August 1, 1973 - Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, George Segal, Richard Pryor, Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge, Rex Reed October 12, 1973 - Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, Lucie Arnaz, Desi Arnaz, Jr., Gary Morton, Gale Gordon November 29, 1973 - Bette Davis, Walter Pidgeon, Olivia De Havilland, Samantha Eggar, William Wyler -Bonus Section- December 5, 1975 - James Michener DISC 7 February 16, 1976 - John Denver, Starland Vocal Band November 30, 1976 - Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Lindsay Wagner, Marie Osmond, Michael Learned, Gladys Knight September 22, 1977 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Alex Haley, Louis Gossett, Jr. -Bonus Section- July 8, 1977 - Steve Martin January 12, 1978 - Ray Bradbury February 14, 1978 - Joan Rivers DISC 8 November 7, 1978 - Lillian Carter, Andy Williams, Loretta Lynn June 25, 1979 - President Gerald Ford, Gene Wilder October 31 & November 1, 1979 - Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Anne Bancroft, Rob Reiner & Penny Marshall, Gene Wilder, Gene Hackman December 20, 1979 - Steve Martin, Carl Reiner, Jackie Mason -Bonus Section- November 21, 1979 - Barbara Walters DISC 9 January 9, 1980 - Francis Ford Coppola, Gene Hackman, Cindy Williams, Talia Shire, Frederic Forrest May 28, 1980 - Brooke Shields & Christopher Atkins, Mickey Rooney August 22, 1980 - Shelley Winters, Charles Grodin, June Carter Cash, Irving Stone -Bonus Section- August 29, 1980 - Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes DISC 10 October 6, 1980 - Dick Cavett Interviews Merv Griffin August 24, 1981 - Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Cosby May 24, 1982 - William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley May 26, 1982 - Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Talia Shire, Mr. T, Carl Weathers -Bonus Section- November 2, 1981 - Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta February 15, 1982 - Maya Angelou June 25, 1982 - Orson Welles (Guest Host), Andy Kaufman DISC 11 June 30, 1982 - Carole King, Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda, Loretta Swit, Lee Grant December 22, 1982 - Sir Laurence Olivier June 23, 1983 - Whitney Houston, Cissy Houston, Clive Davis, Sandy Duncan September 27, 1983 - President Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan July 19, 1984 - Jim Henson & Frank Oz, Muppets, Dabney Coleman -Bonus Section- January 17, 1983 - Don Rickles & Mr. T March 24, 1983 - Rosa Parks DISC 12 October 14, 1985 - Orson Welles, Barbara Leaming November 5, 1985 - Betty White, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty -Bonus Section- October 19, 1984 - Alec Baldwin November 2, 1984 - Bill Maher October 9, 1985 - George Clooney February 6 & 11, 1986 - Merv Teaches Jay Leno How To Host A Talk-Show Jay Leno (Guest Host), Jerry Seinfeld ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN Hilarious moments from the Westinghouse show 1965-1967 MUSICAL MOMENTS December 6, 1965 - Freddie & The Dreamers - "I'm Telling You Now" June 6, 1966 - Mrs. Miller - "Downtown" September 21, 1966 - Screamin' Jay Hawkins -" I Put A Spell On You" October 11, 1966 - The Mitchell Trio (Featuring John Denver) - "Your Friendly, Liberal, Neighborhood Ku Klux Klan" November 11, 1966 - Nina Simone - "Work Song" September 17, 1967 - Stevie Wonder - "I Was Made To Love Her" November 1, 1967 - Aretha Franklin - "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" February 20, 1971 - Merle Haggard - "Amazing Grace" August 11, 1972 - Sammy Davis, Jr. - "The Candy Man" August 5, 1976 - Liberace - "Chopsticks" July 3, 1981 - Hank Williams, Jr. -"Family Tradition" July 14, 1981 - Smokey Robinson - "The Tracks Of My Tears" June 29, 1984 - Weird Al Yankovic - "I Lost On Jeopardy" PROMO TRAILERS 1971 & 1972 I WILL NOT BE RIGHT BACK Highlights From Merv's Final Show - September 5, 1986 JAY LENO REMEMBERS MERV - July 9, 2014
Features & Highlights
- The Merv Griffin Show DVD Set.
- 44 classic episodes, remastered from original tapes.
- Includes a 52-page booklet with liner notes and never-before-seen photos
- 7 hours of bonus extras.
- In black and white and color; run time 42 hours.
|Manufacturer:||MPI HOME VIDEO|
|Publisher:||MPI HOME VIDEO|
|Studio:||MPI HOME VIDEO|
|Item Weight:||1.35 pounds|
|Item Size:||5.25 x 1.75 x 1.75 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.18 pounds|
|Package Size:||5.42 x 0.58 x 0.58 inches|