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11 June 2010

Ray Charles Ft. In A Salute To American Imagination (1978)

Publicity (wire)photo for the show (watermarked).
On 5 October 1978 CBS aired A Salute To American Imagination, a 105 minute variety show celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Ford Motor Company. Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Telly Savalas and Madeline Kahn hosted the programme. The guests were: Sid Caesar, The Joyce Brothers, Henry Fonda, Tennessee Williams, Lee Grant, Imogene Coca, Aretha Franklin, Ethel Merman, Rita Coolidge, Kris Kristofferson, Wolfman Jack, Ronee Blakley, John Ritter, Neil Armstrong, Martin Balsam, Edward Asner, Martin Sheen, Arthur Miller, and Ray Charles. Ray performed That Lucky Old Sun.

Archival Television Audio (ID #5449) has (at least) the audio part of the footage.

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