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  Fame & Fortune: Dick Cavett (Page 1 of 3)
Cavett is a snazzily dressed, articulate Yalie who seems the embodiment of The New Yorker magazine, yet his show drew icons of the hippie generation such as Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon.
Cavett has also released a separate two-DVD set of his visits with Ray Charles, to be followed by a set of his chats with Lennon and Yoko Ono.
Dick Cavett: If they are a source of income, I'm glad, but I tell people that I never think about the money, and I may be one of the few idiots who means it.
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 "The Dick Cavett Show" (1968)
THE DICK CAVETT SHOW-was an 90 minute mixture of talk and variety that ran for six astounding years on late-night prime time television on the ABC-TV network from the first telecast on May 26,1969 to the final episode of the series on August 16,1975.
Janis Joplin was at the height of her fame when she made two appearances on The Dick Cavett Show.
While the show continue to received excellent reviews,The Dick Cavett Show was suffering in the ratings,and despite viewership decreasing at a alarming rate,and within the show's final season,1974-1975,the show was at the bottom of the ratings pile,and was dethroned by Johnny Carson.
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 Dick Cavett
Paar read Cavett's stuff, laughed, and Cavett's days as a copy boy were over.
He could be as funny as of the comedians of his era whose fame has far outlasted his, but Cavett's humor indulged more brain cells.
Cavett is manic-depressive, a condition he's dealt with since his first major depression in 1959.
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 On the Media
DICK CAVETT: Well the thing that really started the trouble, I guess -- it might have gone off as a sort of strained but pleasant, ironic show -- was for some reason I chose to say -- in going to commercial -- a question that began with "Of the bigots who voted for you--"
DICK CAVETT: My God, you've given someone material for an entire Masters or PhD thesis with the word zeitgeist in it.
DICK CAVETT: He didn't even represent Middle South, really.
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 NPR : Dick Cavett Relives His Rock Era
NPR : Dick Cavett Relives His Rock Era
All Things Considered, August 19, 2005 · Robert Siegel talks with Dick Cavett about the release of The Dick Cavett Show: Rock Icons, a DVD compilation of performances and interviews with music legends.
Cavett's late-night show, launched on ABC in 1969, showcased a who's who of musicians of the day: Janis Joplin, Mick Jagger, Stevie Wonder, Jefferson Airplane, Sly and the Family Stone, and David Bowie.
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 The Dick Cavett Show DVD news: Have a Rockin' August with Dick and friends | TVShowsOnDVD.com
When Cavett joined the late night talk show parade in 1969, his intelligent wit pumped a needed breath of fresh air into the format.
The Dick Cavett Show quickly became the late night home of rock 'n' roll, with a guest list that reads like a who's who of the era's top rock performers.
Unlike many of today's nighttime talk shows, Cavett invited his guests to remain on stage for the entire show, creating an atmosphere for discussion among the celebrities.
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  Submarino.com.br DVDs: Dick Cavett Show: John & Yoko Collection - Importado - YOKO ONO & JOHN LENNON & ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Airing on September 11, 1971, John and Yoko´s first Cavett appearance was historic for being Lennon´s first on-camera interview since the Beatles´ breakup.
Even more remarkably, the trio´s conversation was so engrossing that it continued well past the episode´s time limit, prompting Cavett to assemble the extra footage into a separate episode aired two weeks later on September 24.
The couple returned for a third, this time musical, appearance on May 12, 1972, offering electrifying live performances of John´s "Woman is the Nigger of the World" and Yoko´s "We´re All Water" with the backing of New York band Elephant´s Memory.
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  Dick Cavett: The Original Blogger | Marketing Profs Daily Fix Blog
Admittedly, Cavett might be an odd choice to anchor the viewing habits of a teenager, but not for a boy bent on soaking up the culture of the 1970s.
Cavett's show, which aired weeknights on ABC from 1969 to 1972, was a veritable summer tide pool—teeming with '70s personalities like Lester Maddox, Truman Capote, Hugh Hefner, Alfred Hitchcock, Muhammad Ali, and Joan Baez, to name but a fraction.
Cavett's mother was well-known to students learning to be elementary school teachers at the University of Nebraska.
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  Dick Cavett Summary
Cavett was the narrator (on camera and off) for the HBO series Time Was which was a documentary series which spawned a thorough look back at respective decades of the 20th century, ranging from The 1920's to The 1970's.
Cavett has remained a popular guest on the talk-show circuit, hitting the stage to his longtime theme song, a trumpet version of the wordless vocalise "Glitter and Be Gay" from Leonard Bernstein's score for Voltaire's Candide.
Cavett is referred to as a "smart ass New York Jew" in the Randy Newman song "Rednecks," in which the song's Southern narrator angrily responds to a December 18, 1970 episode of The Dick Cavett Show that featured Georgia governor Lester Maddox as the object of ridicule.
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 The Dick Cavett Show   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Put Dick Cavett and Dennis Miller (a Cavett wannabe) in a room together, and have them both spew pseudo intellectual arcane drivel at each other until one of them runs out of obscure academic references, and takes a flying jump out of a nearby window in total humiliation and shame.
Cavett could be a little too ass-kissing and mincing with guests, almost to the point of suffocation.
A few months ago, C-span showed an old Cavett episode from the summer of 1971 in which the 2 guests were a young John Kerry, then in the news as head of Vietnam Veterans Against The War, and John O'Neill (yes, that John O'Neill-the Swift Boat guy) debating US policy in Vietnam.
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 The Dick Cavett Show: Hollywood Greats
As Cavett explains the laugher and applause was from the fortunate few crew members and musicians that happened to be in the area.
Cavett was not afraid to mix and match the talents of guests especially when more than one would appear at the same time.
Cavett was intelligent to be sure but what made him one of the greatest television interviewers ever was his natural wit and manner.
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 Amazon.com: The Dick Cavett Show - Hollywood Greats: DVD: Fred Foy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Comedians, politicians and rock stars all graced The Dick Cavett Show stage, but the audience favorites were often the movie stars.
Cavett's philosophy was always, "if you don't ask, you don't get," and the big names would say 'yes' to him when they wouldn't to anybody else.
Dick Cavett is a wonderful personality who hosted his own television show during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
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 The Dick Cavett Show: John & Yoko Collection | PopMatters Television Review
Cavett grudgingly complied, and it was his advance apology, not the song, that drew complaints from viewers.
Cavett discusses this controversy and several other interesting aspects of his relationship with John and Yoko, in the recent interview included as part of this DVD set.
This stance sometimes caused Cavett trouble; on the May 11, 1972 episode, Shirley MacLaine alludes to him having disputes with ABC over ratings, and in the new interview, he reveals that the Nixon White House monitored his show and that his entire staff was audited by the IRS.
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 tvdvdreviews.com -- The Dick Cavett Show: Hollywood Greats DVD Review
Hepburn had never done television before, and she frankly wasn't sure she wanted to start now with this Dick Cavett fellow, even if other people said he was the best interviewer around.
Unbeknownst to Hepburn, the cameras were rolling as she critiqued the carpet, the paint color, and the flimsy table that stood in front of the guest chair.
Cavett discusses his early career - including how he got a job writing for Jack Paar - but the bulk of the conversation is about the shows included here.
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 The Dick Cavett Show: Comic Legends   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cavett was a slim built man, in a time when men where dressing in jeans and wearing their hair long he was the image of conservatism.
Cavett was known for his dry, sardonic wit, his able to usually make his guest feel at ease and answer Cavett’s questions openly and honestly.
As Cavett describes in his introduction to the episode this was the last performance of Groucho in his prime.
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 The Dick Cavett Show at AllExperts
While Cavett and Carson shared many of the same guests, Cavett was receptive to rock and roll artists to a degree unusual at the time, as well as authors, politicians, and other personalities outside the entertainment field.
In Greenwood, Mississippi, the hometown of Cavett's wife Carrie Nye, the guests at a country club dance abandoned the dance floor to watch the show on the TV in the lounge.
Cavett was speaking with journalist Pete Hamill, and not realizing there was any trouble, said to Rodale, who appeared to be snoring, "Are we boring you?".
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 The Dick Cavett Show: Comic Legends | PopMatters Television Review
In the taped introduction Cavett says it was, "perhaps the last edge of Groucho's prime," and Marx candidly holds forth on his brothers, his movies, his relationship with Margaret DuMont, and his less than admirable history as a husband.
Cavett also made a lot of famous friends in his Greenwich Village stand-up days and the interviews with two of them, Allen and Bill Cosby, are unguarded portraits of their transition from club acts to household names.
Cavett and Allen's friendship is based on charming geekiness -- a propensity for swapping classic one-liners and trying to outdo the other in self-effacement.
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 The genius of Dick Cavett. - By Clive James - Slate Magazine
Dick Cavett was born in 1937 in Nebraska.
Cavett's format dissolved the humor into the interviews, and much of his wit was unscripted.
Cavett began as a writer for the established hosts and he could write for anybody, matching not only their themes but their tone of voice.
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 DVD In My Pants - Review: The Dick Cavett Show: Hollywood Greats
Dick Cavett’s interview style is something of a divisive subject among those who discuss, or are mildly interested, in these sorts of things.
Cavett couldn’t rein in a guest if his life depended on it, but that’s only a problem when his guest is uninteresting.
Cavett does his best to draw Brando out, but the subject does generally stay around Brando’s cause and his snubbing of the Academy in order to draw attention to that.
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 The Dick Cavett Show: Hollywood Greats (1970-1973)
At first I thought I'd just flip through this collection of interviews from "The Dick Cavett Show" (on ABC from 1969-1974) of Hollywood greats, but I found that it was impossible to fast-forward through them.
Dick Cavett, at the time a handsome thirty-something with a sweep of blond hair and refined style, more than held his own with his subjects, many of them from the golden age of Hollywood.
Cavett himself looks startled as soon as he blurts the question out, but saucy Davis rolls with it, and the whole interview changes in tone from there on.
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 Dick Cavett Biography at Hollywood.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The rise of the prematurely grey Cavett from Nebraska lad and Yale graduate to darling of the intelligentsia is one of legend--which he has oft told and promoted.
Although not a ratings bonanza, "The Dick Cavett Show" was revered by critics and he succeeded in gaining additional press with rare interviews with celebrities like Katharine Hepburn and for an incident in which a 70-year-old health enthusiast died while on-the-air.
He found some measure of stability with "Cavett" (1989-1996) on the fledgling cable network CNBC wherein the Cavett style was still evident--flip a riposte and then seem to enjoy it more than the audience.
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 The Dick Cavett Show Presents Hollywood Greats - Associated Content
The most famous incarnation of The Dick Cavett Show is the ABC late night program that ran from 1969 to 1975.
Cavett and his guests engaged in lengthy conversations rather than the usual talk show formula of amusing anecdote/banter followed by the guest’s sales pitch, which was the purpose for the appearance.
Cavett prompted her with questions and Hepburn delivered a memoir on her 66 years as she discussed her family and her career.
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 The Infidels - Dick Cavett
Cavett applied to Yale University only because of the urging of an Omaha high school teacher, Frank Rice, a friend of his parents.
Cavett has remained a popular guest on the talk-show circuit, hitting the stage to his longtime theme song, a trumpet version of the wordless vocalise "Glitter and Be Gay" from Leonard Bernstein's score for
Cavett once mentioned in an interview that he finds it impossible to maintain any religious faith: "This is my religious problem: it would be wonderful to believe in the most fundamental way.
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 Dick Cavett | The A.V. Club
In a talk-show format defined by glib sound bites and canned one-liners, Dick Cavett became famous for the erudition and depth of his interviews, as well as his famous friends and propensity for name-dropping.
Cavett went on to host other talk shows (many under the name The Dick Cavett Show) and act sporadically in films like 1988's Beetlejuice.
Dick Cavett: Well, in the book Cavett, there are 10 rules of conversation that I was forced to come up with.
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For the youngsters out there, Cavett's show ran during the late 60s and early 70s and was designed to be a "hipper" talk show than the others of the era.
Cavett limited himself to basically one guest for the entire hour.
Cavett was formerly a writer for both Jack Paar and Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show.
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The Corporate Line: Comedians, politicians and rock stars all graced The Dick Cavett Show stage, but the audience favorites were often the movie stars.
Cavett is such a skilled host that he's able to draw out detailed—and sometimes exhaustive—responses from his guests as in the case of Katharine Hepburn, where she had to return a second time to complete her session.
But, Cavett is such a compelling host that even when skipping through some of the longer bits, it’s still a pretty entertaining collection.
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 Dick Cavett News
Dick Cavett was one of many talk show hosts that made his mark on television back in the 60's writing for Phil Silvers and Jerry Lewis before getting his own show in 1969, brilliantly titled The Dick Cavett...
As difficult as it might be to imagine, when Katharine Hepburn appeared on 'The Dick Cavett Show' in 1973, it was the first time she had ever appeared on TV, and when she arrived, the deal wasn't closed: She...
Speaking of TCM, throughout the month of September they're going to be showing interviews from The Dick Cavett Show with stars of stage and screen including 3 old interviews from 1971 and 1972 and a new one...
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