This Is Your Life

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Kitty
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This Is Your Life

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This Is Your Life was a really neat TV show that started in the 50s that would surprise celebrities (and sometimes citizens!) and parade their lives before them. They thought they were there for something else, and soon they'd realize they were there to be honored. People from their past, some they hadn't seen in decades, would come on the show and greet them and reminisce. There are so many of these episodes in existence thankfully, and there was even a British version! Here is the episode of Laurel and Hardy.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zTAPZTfIXVE
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Oh I loved that show, one of our first tastes of "reality TV".
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They did SO many stars including a young Dick Clark, Betty White, and Lou Costello. They would also sometimes do regular people who contributed to society. Those are especially interesting.
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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I've always wanted to see the one with Mack Sennett, but it does not seem to be available except for a short 2 minute clip of the beginning and end.

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https://youtu.be/xAbIPO2rTkg
Here's one with Lou Costello.
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I loved Lou Costello!
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Mrs. Danvers wrote:
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:33 am
I loved Lou Costello!
He's from a town not too far from my hometown! I've always felt a connection because of that.
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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Bebe Daniels This Is Your Life. Oh, my! I can't watch 2 minutes of this show without it touching my heart!!

https://youtu.be/dfvYuaVg5XE
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Wow! That's one of the best things I've seen in quite awhile. She was obviously a wonderful person, and it's very touching to see her reactions. Thanks so much for posting it!

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You're welcome! Doesn't it just make you so happy to see her reactions? ♥️
You trying to tell me you didn't hear that shriek? That was something trying to get out of its premature grave, and I don't want to be here when it does. - Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

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