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Wow. We know Time-Life/Star-Vista puts out box sets that always top the "Best of" list---think Carol Burnett, Mama's Family, the upcoming Wonder Years).
Now Ed Sullivan gets the special VIP treatment.
No one had a better eye for talent. Sullivan presented an incredible array of extraordinary acts on the greatest variety show in the history of television, and now they’re gathered into one essential collection.
It’s all here—brilliant comics, Hollywood luminaries, musical performances from gospel to Broadway to pop to rock, stirring inspirational recitals, dazzling novelty acts, and a patriotic tribute to honor the nation.
Plus, exclusive interviews with the folks who were there, sharing their favorite memories from those 23 years.
And, the complete set includes a bonus disc featuring the debut of a 21-year-old Elvis Presley bringing his exhilarating vitality and swiveling hips to a swooning audience.
The spectacular acts on the greatest variety show in the history of television are now gathered into one essential collection: The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show. And think! Under $100 at timelife.com/products.
Includes brilliant comics, musical performances, dazzling novelty acts, and more! Plus, exclusive interviews with the folks who were there, sharing their favorite memories from all those years.

• Volume 1 (6 DVDs): More than 1,000 hours of classic television, bringing you the biggest names in comedy, variety, and music captured live in the prime of their careers.

• Volume 2 (3 DVDs): Nearly 4 hours of extraordinary talent including rock 'n roll's greatest voices like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Ike & Tina Turner and more.

• Volume 3 (1 DVD): Featuring Elvis Presley in his debut appearance that attracted a record-breaking TV audience of more than 60 million viewers!

VOLUME 1

The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show (6 DVDs)
|From more than 1,000 hours of classic television, The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show brings you the biggest names in comedy, variety, and music captured live in the prime of their careers. This 6-DVD set contains over 7 hours of extraordinary talent.

Hosted by Carol Burnett, this program feature performances by:

Elvis Presley
The Beatles
Ella Fitzgerald
Louis Armstrong
Barbra Streisand
Bobby Darin
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz
Also includes novelty acts

Unforgettable Performances
50th Anniversary Special
Hosted by The Smothers Brothers, this "really big show" features historic clips from 23 years of The Ed Sullivan Show. Acts include:

Richard Pryor
The Jackson 5
Flip Wilson
George Carlin
Humphrey Bogart
The Beatles
Marlon Brando
Elvis Presley
Fred Astaire
Janis Joplin
Sonny and Cher
The Byrds

The All-Star Comedy Special
This side-splitting special captures memorable performances from:

Milton Berle
Carol Burnett
George Carlin
Phyllis Diller
Bob Hope
Richard Pryor
Joan Rivers
The Smothers Brothers

World's Greatest Novelty Acts
This volume contains some of the gifted performers Ed featured, acts that were sometimes peculiar, frequently surprising, and often astonishing.
Amazing Animal Acts
Some of the memorable guests on The Ed Sullivan Show were animals. This astounding volume includes:

Roller-skating chimp named Zippy
Heidi the Talking Dog
Smokey the Horse
Acrobatic sea lions
Ballerina poodles
Lipizzaner Stallions
Plus more than a dozen other animal acts

Bonus Interviews

Alan King
Jack Carter
Ella Fitzgerald
John Byner
Dick Martin
Milton Berle
Rich Little
Joan Rivers
Marlo Lewis (producer, "The Ed Sullivan Show," 1948-1959)
Flip Wilson
Steve Allen

VOLUME 2

The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show (3 DVDs)
This 3-DVD Set contains nearly 4 hours of extraordinary talent including Rock 'n' Roll's greatest like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Ike & Tina Turner and more. Plus, special bonus features.
The Greatest Entertainers
Hosted by Burt Reynolds, features stars
Elvis Presley
Johnny Mathis
The Beatles
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
The Rolling Stones
Gwen Verdon
Ike & Tina Turner
George Carlin
Nat King Cole
Richard Pryor
Tom Jones
The Smothers Brothers

This show also features novelty acts, broadway numbers, and Ed’s exclusive interview with Fidel Castro.

A Salute To The Red, White & Blue

In this patriotic collection, Ed Sullivan assembles a number of icons to honor the nation, including:

Carl Sandburg, appointed Poet Laureate of the United States by President John F. Kennedy
SSgt Barry Sadler of the U.S. Army Special Forces
Dame Judith Anderson and Joel Grey
Henry Fonda and Charlton Heston
Loretta Lynn and Robert Merrill
Military Groups like West Point Glee Club, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army Fife and Drum Corps
Rare performances by composer Irving Berlin of his anthem, "God Bless America."

Inspirational Treasures
Features powerful performances by:

Mahalia Jackson
Patti Page
Woodstock Jesuit Singers
Wink Martindale
Betty Johnson & the Johnson Family Singers
Charlton Heston
Louis Armstrong
Sergio Franchi
Elvis Presley
Kate Smith
Shirley Verrett

VOLUME 3

Elvis: The First Ed Sullivan Show (1 DVD)
In his debut on Ed's show on September 9, 1956, Elvis Presley sent shock waves through a reserved nation with his soulful singing, wild hip gyrations and raw energy, attracting a record-breaking TV audience of more than 60 million viewers. This historic volume also includes special bonus features.

Featured Performances
"Don't Be Cruel"
"Love Me Tender"
"Ready Teddy"
"Hound Dog"
Bonus Features
Remembering Ed & Elvis
Sam Phillips (founder of Sun Records)
Gordon Stoker (the Jordanaires)
Marlo Lewis
Wink Martindale (television host and friend of Elvis)
George Klein (disc jockey and friend of Elvis)
and . .
Why Ed Didn't host Elvis's First Appearance