An envelope has been delivered to this office. Inside the envelope was a long note from Mike Holiday, a bag boy at the Treasure Island supermarket on Wells Street and author of the best-selling novel ''Bagtime. In the days before Christmas, shoppers at the Treasure Island seem to be more generous than during the rest of the year.
Janis Joplin may have seemed like an odd fit for the relatively square Dick Cavett, but the two really appeared to hit it off. It isn't the type of interview that contains any real revelations, but the playful banter between the two is still a real pleasure to watch, such as when Joplin dissolves into giggles after Cavett brings up the "groovy" limo service she employed, bashfully admitting, "I always sit in the front seat. When you ride in a limousine, you're supposed to lay in the back, but I always sit in the front, so I can look at everybody.
In the s, Dick Cavett hosted a late-night TV talk show that was like nothing seen before - or since. And he let them talk, at length. He quoted Shakespeare and Graham Greene.
The Dick Cavett Show has been the title of several talk shows hosted by Dick Cavett on various television networks, including:. ABC pressured Cavett to "get big names," even though the shows without them got higher ratings and more critical acclaim. Cavett took the time slot over from Joey Bishop. In addition to the usual monologue, Cavett opened each show reading selected questions written by audience members, to which he would respond with witty rejoinders.
Lee Bailey and Katharine Hepburn. What brought you to Ridgefield? Having acquired this house here, it seems like the appropriate place to be.
The Dick Cavett Show was the title of several talk shows hosted by Dick Cavett on various television networksincluding:. Cavett taped his programs in New York City. ABC pressured Cavett to "get big names," although subsequent shows without them got higher ratings and more critical acclaim.
Cancel anytime. This audio production of A Christmas Story gathers together in one hilarious volume the gems of autobiographical humor that Jean Shepherd drew upon to create this enduring film. Here is young Ralphie Parker's shocking discovery that his decoder ring is really a device to promote Ovaltine; his mother and father's pitched battle over the fate of a lascivious leg lamp; the unleashed and unnerving savagery of Ralphie's duel in the snow with the odious bullies Scut Farkas and Grover Dill; and, most crucially, Ralphie's unstoppable campaign to get Santa, or anyone else, to give him a Red Ryder carbine action shot range model air rifle.
Fame, wealth, talent, and glory don't guarantee happiness. There needs no ghost come from the grave to tell us this, but should anyone have forgotten, this book provides a useful reminder. In my time, a handful of people have appeared on the comedy scene who are without peer.
Dick Cavett on his career in show business, and more. Snow was predicted for Lincoln, and there was every reason to think it would be a really fine Christmas. Having recently received the remarkable gift of puberty with its attendant wonders, I had my hopes up for another great present, not exactly comparable: a longed-for piece of magical apparatus I had reason to believe would be under the tree on Christmas Eve.