Clark Jones

Night of 100 Stars (1982)

The most glittering, expensive, and exhausting videotaping session in television history took place Friday February 19, 1982 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The event, for which ticket-buyers payed up to $1,000 a seat (tax-deductible as a contribution to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  Peter Allen  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Steve Allen

The most glittering, expensive, and exhausting videotaping session in television history took place Friday February 19, 1982 at New York's Radio City Music Hall. The event, for which ticket-buyers payed up to $1,000 a seat (tax-deductible as a contribution to the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Jane Alexander  •  Peter Allen  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Steve Allen

Frank Sinatra: The Man and His Music (1981)

Though it was taped 16 years after the first A Man And His Music special, this final installment continues to uphold the high standards of the series, thanks in no small part to the accompaniment of the legendary Count Basie and his orchestra.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Count Basie  •  Don Costa  •  Antônio Carlos Jobim

Though it was taped 16 years after the first A Man And His Music special, this final installment continues to uphold the high standards of the series, thanks in no small part to the accompaniment of the legendary Count Basie and his orchestra.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Count Basie  •  Don Costa  •  Antônio Carlos Jobim

Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing (1968)

Having established himself as a household name after his previous A Man and His Music specials, Frank Sinatra made a bold statement in 1968 by starring in an NBC television special celebrating black music and its cultural impact in the midst of the Civil Rights ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Diahann Carroll

Having established himself as a household name after his previous A Man and His Music specials, Frank Sinatra made a bold statement in 1968 by starring in an NBC television special celebrating black music and its cultural impact in the midst of the Civil Rights ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Frank Sinatra  •  Diahann Carroll

Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey: On Broadway (1969)

"On Broadway" featured Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey, both red hot after their respective runs in the smash hit "Hello, Dolly!" on Broadway. The special was filmed on the stage of the Wintergarden Theater in New York and originally aired on ABC in 1969. Together ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Carol Channing  •  Pearl Bailey

"On Broadway" featured Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey, both red hot after their respective runs in the smash hit "Hello, Dolly!" on Broadway. The special was filmed on the stage of the Wintergarden Theater in New York and originally aired on ABC in 1969. Together ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Carol Channing  •  Pearl Bailey

I Wish You Love (1973)

Taped on two nights in a London theatre, I Wish You Love is a live concert with Marlene Dietrich performing songs from her film and music career.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Marlene Dietrich  •  Stan Freeman

Taped on two nights in a London theatre, I Wish You Love is a live concert with Marlene Dietrich performing songs from her film and music career.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Marlene Dietrich  •  Stan Freeman

Sophisticated Ladies (1982)

The classic songs of legendary jazz composer Duke Ellington come alive on stage in this performance video. Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies documents a performance of the popular Broadway revue, built around more than two dozen great tunes from Ellington's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Hinton Battle  •  Gregg Burge  •  Phyllis Hyman  •  Paula Kelly

The classic songs of legendary jazz composer Duke Ellington come alive on stage in this performance video. Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies documents a performance of the popular Broadway revue, built around more than two dozen great tunes from Ellington's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Hinton Battle  •  Gregg Burge  •  Phyllis Hyman  •  Paula Kelly

The Fourposter (1955)

The story takes place entirely in a bedroom dominated by a couple's four-poster bed, taking them through fifty years of marriage, through happiness and sorrow, through good times and bad, through childbirth, parenthood, and the eventual sadness from the absence of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Hume Cronyn  •  Jessica Tandy  •  Anita Cooper

The story takes place entirely in a bedroom dominated by a couple's four-poster bed, taking them through fifty years of marriage, through happiness and sorrow, through good times and bad, through childbirth, parenthood, and the eventual sadness from the absence of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Hume Cronyn  •  Jessica Tandy  •  Anita Cooper

Peter Pan (1955)

This musical version of the tale of the boy who wouldn't grow up aired live on television on March 7, 1955. It was so popular that it was restaged the following year, and again four years later.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Mary Martin  •  Cyril Ritchard  •  Sondra Lee  •  Kathleen Nolan

This musical version of the tale of the boy who wouldn't grow up aired live on television on March 7, 1955. It was so popular that it was restaged the following year, and again four years later.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Mary Martin  •  Cyril Ritchard  •  Sondra Lee  •  Kathleen Nolan

The First Nine Months Are the Hardest (1971)

The First Nine Months are the Hardest a musical comedy produced by the legendary team of Bill Persky and Sam Denoff with music written by Ray Charles and staring the iconic Sonny and Cher with Dick Van Dyke.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Cher

The First Nine Months are the Hardest a musical comedy produced by the legendary team of Bill Persky and Sam Denoff with music written by Ray Charles and staring the iconic Sonny and Cher with Dick Van Dyke.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Cher

6 RMS RIV VU (1974)

Two strangers meet when they respond to an ad in The New York Times for a river view apartment. Paul Friedman is a married advertising copywriter; Ann Miller a discontented housewife. They view the apartment, but before they can leave discover that the door has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Alda  •  Clark Jones
CAST:  Carol Burnett  •  Alan Alda  •  Millie Slavin  •  Lawrence Pressman

Two strangers meet when they respond to an ad in The New York Times for a river view apartment. Paul Friedman is a married advertising copywriter; Ann Miller a discontented housewife. They view the apartment, but before they can leave discover that the door has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Alda  •  Clark Jones
CAST:  Carol Burnett  •  Alan Alda  •  Millie Slavin  •  Lawrence Pressman

Night of 100 Stars II (1985)

This special is the second "Night of 100 Stars" to benefit The Actors Fund of America. Edited from a seven-hour live entertainment marathon that was taped February 17, 1985, at New York's Radio City Music Hall, this sequel to the 1982 "Night of 100 Stars" special ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Debbie Allen  •  Peter Allen  •  Harry Anderson  •  Ann-Margret

This special is the second "Night of 100 Stars" to benefit The Actors Fund of America. Edited from a seven-hour live entertainment marathon that was taped February 17, 1985, at New York's Radio City Music Hall, this sequel to the 1982 "Night of 100 Stars" special ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Debbie Allen  •  Peter Allen  •  Harry Anderson  •  Ann-Margret

Twigs (1975)

Three middle-aged sisters and their grouchy mother confront issues with men in their lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Arkin  •  Clark Jones
CAST:  Carol Burnett  •  Alex Rocco  •  Ed Asner  •  Conrad Bain

Three middle-aged sisters and their grouchy mother confront issues with men in their lives.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Arkin  •  Clark Jones
CAST:  Carol Burnett  •  Alex Rocco  •  Ed Asner  •  Conrad Bain

George Carlin: The Real George Carlin (1973)

Carlin recorded his only network special, The Real George Carlin, in 1973. Featuring bits about growing up in New York, the material is neither profane nor squeaky clean – but has a slice of life element obviously lacking in the cuddly Carlin of the '60s. There’s a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  George Carlin  •  B.B. King  •  Rita Coolidge  •  Kris Kristofferson

Carlin recorded his only network special, The Real George Carlin, in 1973. Featuring bits about growing up in New York, the material is neither profane nor squeaky clean – but has a slice of life element obviously lacking in the cuddly Carlin of the '60s. There’s a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  George Carlin  •  B.B. King  •  Rita Coolidge  •  Kris Kristofferson

Annie Get Your Gun (1967)

TV Movie musical of wild west sharpshooter Annie Oakley.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Ethel Merman  •  Bruce Yarnell  •  Rufus Smith  •  Jerry Orbach

TV Movie musical of wild west sharpshooter Annie Oakley.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Clark Jones
CAST:  Ethel Merman  •  Bruce Yarnell  •  Rufus Smith  •  Jerry Orbach