Saturday, April 7, 2012

Walt Disney on the Jack Benny Hour, circa 1965

In 1965 Walt Disney appeared on the Jack Benny Hour, Jack Benny famous TV show. For those of you who don't know him, Jack Benny was at that time an immensely popular comedian in the U.S. Here, he comes at Walt's office to ask Walt free entrances for Disneyland for....110 people! The sequence humor is typical from this era but Walt is playing well his role and you even have in bonus at the end the italian version of a Mary Poppins songs, which was included in the show, featuring actress Elke Sommer. Note that this is the full version of Walt's appearance at Jack Benny show, and also this version is in full color!

Video: copyright Disney

1 comment:

DisWedWay said...

Love Walt's talking bird Esmeralda, and seeing all Walt's office interiors and awards which made it to the Walt Disney Story at Disneyland in the early months of 1973. I wonder how many lifetime Gold Disneyland Passes were given out in 1955?