I just watched a very interesting program called the Rocky Marciano Show as he interviewed Jackie Gleason. One of the stories Gleason relates is that a man attending one of his shows at the Bucket of Blood is giving Gleason a bad time and he challenges him to meet him outside. When he does Gleason starts to say something and is immediately punched out. Later on he finds out the man is the famous boxer Tough Tony Galento.
Marciano tells him he chose the wrong guy since Galento was one of the toughest street fighters around back then.
This is just one of many videos available at the website.
The website features shows from the 50’s and 60’s plus also features a Classic Oldies Jukebox and 45’s.
Many shows rarely seen even on cable television can be found like Life of Riley, Red Skelton Show, Dragnet, Steve Allen Show, Danny Thomas Show and even has an episode from 1962 of Password with Allen Ludden the late husband of Betty White as host.
Each show has an episode of that show plus includes a detailed writeup of the history of each show. For instance the writeup on The Fugitive mentions that David Janssen who portrayed the lead character on the show once had problems securing roles on television and in the movies because of his big ears.
The production quality was not that great in most of these shows since television was still in its early stages but it is still fun watching these shows we grew up with 50 years later.