The Merv Griffin Show is widely considered one of the premier talk shows in the history of television. Hosted by the charming and intelligent Merv Griffin, this ground-breaking show was known for in-depth interviews with celebrities and newsmakers, innovative stand-up comedy and stellar musical performances. Over the course of its run from 1962 - 1986, the show garnered 10 Emmy Awards and welcomed more than 25,000 guests.
This unprecedented 12-DVD retrospective celebrates the enduring legacy of The Merv Griffin Show and is packed with 44 classic episodes. Spanning 42 hours, this expansive set features interviews and performances with over 200 guests from the worlds of entertainment, politics, music, sports, fashion, literature and art which have not been seen for decades. The Merv Griffin Show 1962 - 1986 is a cultural treasure trove providing insight into almost a quarter century of American thought, style and attitudes.
Over its 42 hours, viewers will be entertained by the likes of Richard Pryor, Mel Brooks, Whitney Houston, Jerry Seinfeld, the Everly Brothers, George Carlin, Willie Mays and Aretha Franklin; enlightened by Salvador Dali, Dr. Timothy Leary, Ray Bradbury, Andy Warhol and Maya Angelou; and inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Gloria Steinem, Pres. Ronald Reagan, and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. Among the film and TV legends interviewed by Griffin in this collection are John Wayne, Bette Davis, Gene Wilder, Laurence Olivier, Ingrid Bergman, Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Warren Beatty, the cast of The Golden Girls, Dennis Hopper, Jayne Mansfield, George Clooney, Jane Fonda and the final interview with Orson Welles who died just a few hours after the show.
The set also includes 7 hours of bonus interviews, musical performances, and comedy as well as a newly filmed interview with Jay Leno. An accompanying 52-page booklet, with extensive liner notes, rare photos and memorabilia and a foreword by Dick Cavett completes the package. The episodes have been newly transferred from recently discovered master tapes, making for a spectacular viewing and listening experience.
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September 2, 1965 - Phyllis Diller, Capt. Mitsuo Fuchida, Frederick Ayer, Jr.
September 8, 1965 - Richard Pryor, Phil Spector
September 14, 1965 - Dionne Warwick, Dick Gregory
October 6, 1965 - Andy Warhol & Edie Sedgwick, Reni Santoni & Renee Taylor
October 21, 1965 - Carol Burnett, Roddy McDowall, Oscar Levant
November 9, 1962 - Danny Kaye, Dolores Wilson, Shelly Berman
May 1965 - News Segment-Interview With Merv Griffin
November 11, 1965 - George Carlin, Henny Youngman, Minnie Pearl, Frankie Laine,
Col. John Glenn
February 4, 1966 - Willie Mays, Tallulah Bankhead, Lionel Hampton
July 18 & 19, 1966 - Dr. Timothy Leary, Mort Sahl, Marion Williams
December 30, 1965 - Salvador Dali
January 10, 1966 - Bob Crane
February 23, 1966 - Phil Spector
March 7, 1966 - Redd Foxx
June 9, 1966 - Norman Rockwell
July 20, 1966 - Jayne Mansfield, Henny Youngman, Monti Rock III, Dr. Henry Brill
August 1, 1966 - Everly Brothers, Richard Pryor, Jerry Lewis, Dagmar, Charlie Callas
July 6, 1967 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Harry Belafonte
August 10, 1966 - Freddy Martin
September 1, 1966 - Adam West & Burt Ward
January 18, 1967 - Jane Fonda & Roger Vadim
October 3, 1967 - Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, Carl Reiner
December 20, 1967 - Richard M. Nixon, David Susskind
August 18, 1969 - Woody Allen, Moms Mabley, Hedy Lamarr, Ted Sorensen, Leslie Uggams
November 21, 1970 - John Wayne
May 14, 1970 - Gore Vidal
October 28, 1971 - Dennis Hopper, Willie Mays, James Brolin, Diane Baker
December 6, 1972 - Isaac Hayes, Staple Singers, Luther Ingram, Albert King, Johnnie Taylor,
Carla Thomas, Emotions
April 27, 1973 - Jack Benny
December 21, 1971 - Eva Gabor (Guest Host), Chuck Norris
December 27, 1971 - Roger Miller (Guest Host), Glen Campbell, Dick Clark
January 13, 1972 - James Caan
June 7, 1972 - Warren Beatty
July 31 & August 1, 1973 - Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, George Segal, Richard Pryor, Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge, Rex Reed
October 12, 1973 - Lucille Ball, Bob Hope, Lucie Arnaz,
Desi Arnaz, Jr., Gary Morton, Gale Gordon
November 29, 1973 - Bette Davis, Walter Pidgeon, Olivia De Havilland, Samantha Eggar,
December 5, 1975 - James Michener
February 16, 1976 - John Denver, Starland Vocal Band
November 30, 1976 - Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Lindsay Wagner, Marie Osmond,
Michael Learned, Gladys Knight
September 22, 1977 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Alex Haley, Louis Gossett, Jr.
July 8, 1977 - Steve Martin
January 12, 1978 - Ray Bradbury
February 14, 1978 - Joan Rivers
November 7, 1978 - Lillian Carter, Andy Williams, Loretta Lynn
June 25, 1979 - President Gerald Ford, Gene Wilder
October 31 & November 1, 1979 - Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Anne Bancroft, Rob Reiner & Penny Marshall, Gene Wilder, Gene Hackman
December 20, 1979 - Steve Martin, Carl Reiner, Jackie Mason
November 21, 1979 - Barbara Walters
January 9, 1980 - Francis Ford Coppola, Gene Hackman, Cindy Williams, Talia Shire,
May 28, 1980 - Brooke Shields & Christopher Atkins, Mickey Rooney
August 22, 1980 - Shelley Winters, Charles Grodin, June Carter Cash, Irving Stone
August 29, 1980 - Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes
October 6, 1980 - Dick Cavett Interviews Merv Griffin
August 24, 1981 - Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Cosby
May 24, 1982 - William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
May 26, 1982 - Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Talia Shire, Mr. T, Carl Weathers
November 2, 1981 - Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta
February 15, 1982 - Maya Angelou
June 25, 1982 - Orson Welles (Guest Host), Andy Kaufman
June 30, 1982 - Carole King, Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda, Loretta Swit, Lee Grant
December 22, 1982 - Sir Laurence Olivier
June 23, 1983 - Whitney Houston, Cissy Houston, Clive Davis, Sandy Duncan
September 27, 1983 - President Ronald Reagan, Nancy Reagan
July 19, 1984 - Jim Henson & Frank Oz, Muppets, Dabney Coleman
January 17, 1983 - Don Rickles & Mr. T
March 24, 1983 - Rosa Parks
October 14, 1985 - Orson Welles, Barbara Leaming
November 5, 1985 - Betty White, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Getty
October 19, 1984 - Alec Baldwin
November 2, 1984 - Bill Maher
October 9, 1985 - George Clooney
February 6 & 11, 1986 - Merv Teaches Jay Leno How To Host A Talk-Show
Jay Leno (Guest Host), Jerry Seinfeld
ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN
Hilarious moments from the Westinghouse show 1965-1967
December 6, 1965 - Freddie & The Dreamers - "I'm Telling You Now"
June 6, 1966 - Mrs. Miller - "Downtown"
September 21, 1966 - Screamin' Jay Hawkins -" I Put A Spell On You"
October 11, 1966 - The Mitchell Trio (Featuring John Denver) - "Your Friendly, Liberal, Neighborhood Ku Klux Klan"
November 11, 1966 - Nina Simone - "Work Song"
September 17, 1967 - Stevie Wonder - "I Was Made To Love Her"
November 1, 1967 - Aretha Franklin - "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man"
February 20, 1971 - Merle Haggard - "Amazing Grace"
August 11, 1972 - Sammy Davis, Jr. - "The Candy Man"
August 5, 1976 - Liberace - "Chopsticks"
July 3, 1981 - Hank Williams, Jr. -"Family Tradition"
July 14, 1981 - Smokey Robinson - "The Tracks Of My Tears"
June 29, 1984 - Weird Al Yankovic - "I Lost On Jeopardy"
PROMO TRAILERS 1971 & 1972
I WILL NOT BE RIGHT BACK
Highlights From Merv's Final Show - September 5, 1986
JAY LENO REMEMBERS MERV - July 9, 2014