Sunday extra

27 Jan

This is long so we saved it for a Sunday.

If You are under 45 years of age or so, this style of TV is something you’ve never seen.

From the so-called golden age of Television specials.

In 1978, at the age of 22, illusionist David Copperfield burst onto the scene with an impressively corny-but-endearing TV special shot for CBS.

It includes extended bits with Orson Welles, Bernadette Peters, Sherman Hemsley, Valerie Bertinelli, and Cindy Williams (as “The Great Cindini”).

It’s a wild ride, because it’s a combination of good fun, semi-great acting, and pure essence of the 70s.

And David Copperfield showing all his dorkiness.

This is back when a one hour special was 48-minutes long instead of the 42 minutes now.

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