Author Michelle Russell is working on a book about
Julie's wonderful television show, "The Julie Andrews Hour," which ran from 1972 - 1973. As of 2012, The Julie Andrews
Hour has yet to be officially released on DVD. The series won 7 Emmy Awards.
During the time the show was being taped, it
was Ms. Russell's great good fortune to be allowed to attend many tapings of the show, including some of the closed set
tapings. (For more information, please read About the Author.)
Recently, author Russell has conducted interviews
with some of the persons who worked on the show. This information will be included in a much larger book about
the show. Meanwhile, the immediate goal
is to report these stories on the exact dates (or as near as possible) on which they occurred forty years ago. We
hope you enjoy!
11. My Life Before The Julie Andrews Hour
12. Episode 5 - The Grandest Show with Robert Goulet
13. October 13th - My First Visit to The Julie Andrews Hour
14. Episode 6 - Guest Star Steve Lawrence
15. The Writers
16. Episode 7 - Guests Diahann Carroll and Phyllis Diller
17. Costume Designer Jack Bear
18. In-Between - A Letter
19. Episode 8 - Guests Dan Dailey and Cass Elliot
20. In-Between continued... A Reply!
CLICK HERE for the next list and links to the BLOG for The Julie Andrews Hour
Julie's co-stars on the show were the brilliant impressionist Rich Little and actress-comedienne,
Alice Ghostly. This great variety show also would include some of the top entertainers at that time, including:
Carl Reiner, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme and Sammy Davis, Jr, among others.
The creators' of The Julie
Andrews Hour set about to produce the finest of musical variety show; a show that would be nothing
less than this great star deserved.
Executive Producer Sir Lew Grade had first seen Julie onstage as a young girl, and in for years had desired
to produce a television show staring this great talent. He gave the show an unlimited budget, and as a result,
producer Nicky Vanoff and director Bill Davis spared no expense. If something could make the show better, they did it. Cast
and crew worked long hours to make sure that every detail was as near to perfect as possible.
THIS SITE IS DEDICATED TO the history of The Julie Andrews Hour and the people who created it.
In the following weeks, I will be creating a blog detailing that history and, in time, I telling
my own story about the show.
If you attended the show and would like to contribute a memory, please contact me.
See you soon!