- Number of Discs: 3
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 6 hours, 24 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 30, 2004
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: Shout Factory Theatr
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Box Set
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Entertainment Weekly - 04/02/2004
"An era lost, her gloriously recaptured."
Description by OLDIES.com:
In 1957 he was hired to host "The Tonight Show" on NBC, and within a very few weeks he had invented a TV talk show. Always outspoken and emotional...no matter who the guest was...you couldn't take your eyes off Jack Paar. Over the next five years he took the art of conversation to the highest levels, becoming an enormously influential television personality. In 1962 he left "Tonight," bringing his groundbreaking blend of talk, comedy and music to prime time. Three years later he walked away from TV stardom while still on top. This 3-DVD collection recaptures complete episodes, interviews as well as reflections by the people who knew him and worked with him.
Jack Parr helped establish the benchmark for TV talkshow hosts, with pioneering work carried out on "The Tonight Show" and his own "Jack Parr Program." This overview of his career offers highlights from legendary interviews with stars such as Woody Allen, Fidel Castro, John F. Kennedy, Bill Cosby, and many others. It also includes some of the earliest televised footage of Allen and Cosby doing their standup routines. Parr always knew how to draw out the best in his subjects, and never shied away from a provocative question. Sadly he passed away on January 27, 2004, but this comprehensive release stands as testament to his stature in the entertainment world.
Television / TV Series