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You Asked For It Volumes 1 & 2 (2-DVD)

8 classic "You Asked For It" episodes on 2 DVDs.
Volumes 1 & 2 (2-DVD)
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 3 hours
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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Description by OLDIES.com:

A wonderful snapshot of what Americans were curious about in the 50s, "You Asked For It" debuted in 1950 and continued offering its special "believe-it-or-not" brand of entertainment on ABC until 1959. Attempts were made to revive the show in the 1980s and 90s, but were unsuccessful in capturing the wide-eyed wonder and innocence of the original series. Each week for nearly a decade, inquiring viewers from all over the country wrote in requesting to see the strange and bizarre. The show's producers delivered it all, from the sublime to the ridiculous, the heart-lifting to the heart-stopping, and everything in between!

Episode 1: A wrestling chimpanzee; jive pianist Ivory Joe Hunter; secrets of card sharps and more!

Episode 2: A diver wrestling an octopus; a theremin soloist; movie special effects demonstrations; lost relatives found; Comedian El Brendel!

Episode 3: A Hindu fakir on a bed of nails; a man shot wearing a bullet-proof vest; carnival game conmen; a classic French clown act; baseball player Babe Dahlgren remembers Lou Gehrig!

Episode 4: An Eskimo building an igloo; America's tallest man; largest star sapphire in the world; singer Arthur Lee Simpkins; a deadly python attack; silent movie stars; a log-rolling contest!

Episode 5: Pin-up models that come to life; award-winning canaries; Hawaiian cowboys; and an "Our Gang" cast reunion!

Episode 6: A race between an abacus and an electric calculator; phony spiritualists exposed; Calypso Joe; and TV wrestler Gorgeous George using his brains!

Episode 7: Nevarre the Fire-Eater; touring the homes of Hollywood Stars; Mr. America; Aunt Nelly of Knott's Berry Farm; World Champion horseshoe pitching; and Buddy Ebsen dances with sister Vilma!

Episode 8: Maldo the Escape Artist; a German Oompah Band; milking poisonous snakes; world's largest collection of miniatures; and a recreation of the Sullivan/La Savant fight in Paris!

Product Description:

YOU ASKED FOR IT - VOL. 1: Get ready for two complete, live-TV "Believe-It-Or-Not"-format programs, with all performances requested by the viewers. The bizarre, the incredible, and the unbelievable are all here, so see it for yourself.

YOU ASKED FOR IT - VOL. 2: See a man catch a bullet in his teeth! View a duel by Japanese Kendo swordsmen! Discover how sound effects are made! Watch the Ice Follies perform their famous act! These are just a few of the delights that await you in this vintage release, hosted by Art Baker, complete with Skippy Peanut Butter commercials.

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Compilation | Television / TV Series | Variety Show | Vintage TV

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 13,403
  • UPC: 089218958495
  • Shipping Weight: 0.39/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 2 items

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