New from Time Life: The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show, 12 hours of truly great American TV on 10 DVDs. The set includes a bonus DVD featuring the complete episode of the 21-year-old Elvis Presley’s first appearance on the show, plus exclusive interviews with famous performers sharing their favorite memories of Sullivan’s extraordinary classic television programming.
Sullivan’s Really Big Show
For more than two decades, America spent Sunday nights with Ed Sullivan. In a world before cable and YouTube, Sullivan’s variety show was watched by nearly everyone who owned a TV. Some families bought their first set just so they could watch Ed present every kind of entertainment: pop music and opera singers, stand-up comedians, ballet dancers, actors performing monologues from movies and plays, plate-spinners, puppets and circus acts. Ed introduced the mainstream American audience to Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, to name just a few of his most famous shows. Ed featured African American artists like Ike & Tina Turner, The Jackson 5, Ella Fitzgerald, Mahalia Jackson, Louis Armstrong and many more. Pop artists like Loretta Lynn, Janis Joplin, Sonny and Cher, The Byrds and Barbra Streisand also made appearances, singing their greatest hits.
The Best of the Best
No one had a better eye than Ed for brilliant comics. Carol Burnett and Lucille Ball were regulars, and Ed introduced America to new rising comedians like The Smothers Brothers, Richard Pryor, Joan Rivers, George Carlin and Phyllis Diller. The Muppets made appearances, including Kermit the Frog.
Own the Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
Thrill again to spectacular show biz, animal and novelty acts, now in one essential collection. Order Best of the Ed Sullivan Show DVD Collection now and enjoy the greatest variety show in the history of television brought to you by Ed Sullivan.