Auto Racing – 1982 – Special – Bob Costas Salutes The King Of NASCAR – Richard Petty In Car #43

Richard Petty, nicknamed The King….is a former NASCAR driver….who raced from 1958 to 1992 in the former NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series….which is now called the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series…..and was the first driver to win the NASCAR Cup Championship seven times….as Dale Earnhardt and Jimmie Johnson are the only other drivers to accomplish this feat….while winning a record 200 races…

Auto Racing – 1954 – Hilites Of The Indy 500 – Featuring Driver Bill Vukovich Winning 2nd In A Row

Just another little “nugget of gold” highlight video in our treasure chest of vintage memories…..as seen in this video herewith…..where in less than one minute….our viewers get to watch highlights of Indy car driver Bill Vukovich driving his car to his 2nd Indy 500 win in a row…..becoming the 1st driver ever to accomplish that feat….just a…

Auto Racing – 1987 – Indy 500 – Jack Arute Profile Of Life And Career Of Driver A J Foyt + Dad Tony

A J Foyt is an American retired auto racing driver….who has raced in numerous genres of motorsports…..with his open wheel racing including the United States Automobile Club Champ cars, sprint cars and midget cars….plus, he raced stock cars in NASCAR and USAC….while having won several major sports car racing events….whereas he holds the USAC career wins record with 159 victories….along with the American championship racing career wins record with 67.    His father was an auto-mechanic…

Auto Racing – 1958 To 1992 – Bob Costas + Gary Gerould Tribute To Life & Career Of Richard Petty

Richard Petty was nicknamed The King….is a former NASCAR driver who raced from 1958 to 1992 in the former NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Series…which is now called the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series)….who was the first driver to win the NASCAR Cup Championship seven times…. wih Dale Earnhardt and Jimmie Johnson being the only other drivers to accomplish this feat….when The King won a…

Music – 1980 – Kennedy Center Presents A Salute To Duke – With Sarah Vaughn + Ella Fitzgerald Et Al

Duke Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist and leader of a jazz orchestra….which he led from 1923 until his death over a career spanning more than fifty years.  Although Duke was born in Washington, D.C….he lived in New York City from the mid-1920’s until his death….while gaining a national profile through…

Music – 1953 – Bob Hope + Rosemary Clooney – You’ve Got Class – From Movie Here Come The Girls

Bob Hope and Rosemary Clooney starred in several movies together during the mid-1950’s…..including White Christmas in 1954…..which is still today an all time favorite holiday movie in 2019….and Here Come The Girls in 1955….so, they were song and dance partners from way back in the day.  In this video herewith….they sing a duet “You’ve Got Class” in a clip…

Music – 1980 – Joe Williams – Those Who Are Lonely Too – Kennedy Center Salute To Duke Ellington

As the Depression worsened….the recording industry was in crisis….while dropping over 90% of its artists by 1933….that is when Ivie Anderson was hired as the Duke Ellington Orchestra’s featured vocalist in 1931….as she is the vocalist on “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” in 1932….while Sonny Greer had been providing occasional vocals….and as…

Music – 1980 – Joe Williams – Do Nothing Til You Hear It From Me – From Salute To Duke Ellington

Joe Williams had a powerful voice with a smooth delivery that provide some of the best jazz vocals to ever grace the stage…..and after spending years on the road with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra and the Count Bassie Orchestra….he join Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Max Roach and Billy Taylor + His All Star Orchestra to…

Comedy – 1983 – Bob Hope + Martha Hyer Stand Up Routine + Clip From 1958 Movie Paris Holiday

Martha Hyer (August 10, 1924 – May 31, 2014) was an American actress….who is best remembered for her role as Gwen French in Some Came Running in 1958….for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She had supporting roles in the war story Battle Hymn with Rock Hudson in 1958….along with the drama Mister Cory with Tony Curtis in 1957….then she was…