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Say Goodnight, Dick

Goodnight, Dick! And Rest in Peace. Dick Martin, one of the showbiz greats… www.washingtonpost.com This is a Department of Treasury film from the National Archives, circa 1967. The full title is ROWAN AND MARTIN AT THE MOVIES. Here’s the description: Comedians Don Rowan and Dick Martin along with shots of Herb Alpert, Dan Blocker, Les Brown and band, Carol Burnett, Doris Day, Phyllis Diller, Kirk Dougls, Lorne Greene, Andy Griffith, Charleston Heston, Bob Hope, Don Knotts, Mike Landon, Dean Martin, Barbara McNair, George Peppard and Young Americans, singing Yankee Doodle Dandy, encourage public to buy US Savings Bonds. Provided by Jeff Krulik Archival Services. Now that I think about it, this was likely made just before ‘Rowan and Martin’s Laugh- In’ hit the TV airwaves. More details after some research at NARA this week. Thanks. JUST IN–an IMDB entry with pertinent info: www.imdb.com And see Classic Showbiz comments in comment section.

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24 Responses to “Say Goodnight, Dick”

  1. On June 7, 2011 at 12:12 am brabon responded with... #

    forever goodnight dick…thanks for making me laff as a kid

  2. On June 6, 2011 at 11:45 pm ClassicShowbiz responded with... #

    Seems unlikely to have been made prior to Laugh-in seeing as how there is a “sock it to me” at 2:50.

  3. On June 6, 2011 at 10:56 pm ClassicShowbiz responded with... #

    You can also hear part of the laugh-in theme during Herb Alpert’s entrance.

  4. On June 6, 2011 at 10:04 pm paul51 responded with... #

    Barbara McNair was just absolutely stunning at 7:30 or so. WOW. Thank you so much for this gem of a clip. RIP Dick Martin . . . Barbara too!

  5. On June 6, 2011 at 9:54 pm 789pequignot responded with... #

    goodnight dick

  6. On June 6, 2011 at 9:30 pm SLCPunker101 responded with... #

    Thanks for Sockin’ it to Us Dick. Rowan&Martin RIP.

  7. On June 6, 2011 at 8:50 pm zkg responded with... #

    What was the deal with the Young Americans?

  8. On June 6, 2011 at 8:21 pm NYVoice responded with... #

    The Young Americans…I believe they turned up on one of Bing’s Christmas specials and showed up as window dressing, so to speak-wholesome, well-behaved kids who happened to sing.

  9. On June 6, 2011 at 8:21 pm caballistical responded with... #

    Yeah, guys, where can I buy bonds? We got a war to support…

  10. On June 6, 2011 at 7:43 pm spiked200 responded with... #

    And Dan didn’t have the ‘stache until at least season 2.

  11. On June 6, 2011 at 7:15 pm Treemeadow responded with... #

    *sigh*
    Goodnight, Dick.

    Thanks for the memories. *teardrop*

  12. On June 6, 2011 at 7:02 pm zapkvr responded with... #

    “Freedom bonds” Yeah tell that to the poor bastards in Iraq. They might be free from Saddam, the Country is still a mess and they are less safe now than they have ever been. Even the bRitish never f*cked things up as much as Bush.

  13. On June 6, 2011 at 6:40 pm dogon3 responded with... #

    That really was Jack Valenti. Don’t remember him, eh?

  14. On June 6, 2011 at 6:06 pm monkees1967 responded with... #

    Oh my god, Michael Landon is in this! Ah 🙂

  15. On June 6, 2011 at 5:27 pm 6sen responded with... #

    I love how the Barbara McNair was sexy without showing too much skin.

  16. On June 6, 2011 at 5:25 pm fluffydanny responded with... #

    @zkg Conserveative group

  17. On June 6, 2011 at 4:41 pm fluffydanny responded with... #

    Buy buns!

  18. On June 6, 2011 at 3:55 pm MuleKist responded with... #

    Imagine trying to sell them things today! Good Investment my ass!

  19. On June 6, 2011 at 3:42 pm tripjet999 responded with... #

    Typical B.S. war propaganda. Too bad more people didn’t say, “No!” Let the generals and politicians fight the wars by themselves.

  20. On June 6, 2011 at 2:42 pm stalzz responded with... #

    Buy more bullets and bombs….

  21. On June 6, 2011 at 2:22 pm 12345JJBB responded with... #

    @tripjet999 Then you would be a nazi 😮

  22. On June 6, 2011 at 1:57 pm tchaik4th responded with... #

    god i love don knotts!

  23. On June 6, 2011 at 1:55 pm commercialmats responded with... #

    This is a great video. I love it.

  24. On June 6, 2011 at 12:56 pm GrigoriZhukov responded with... #

    @tripjet999 typical response of a person who doesn’t mind being one of the conqured and oppresed. Then again they can kick in your door without saying they’ve warrant these days, so you have the kind of country a person like you wants.

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