Not only did Elke Sommers make multiple appearances on various late-night shows, but she also co-hosted one as well! The beautiful German actress co-hosted “The Mike Douglas Show” during the week of February 7-11, 1972. And boy, she certainly did not disappoint by any stretch of the imagination.
Elke has 100 television and film roles under her belt and made a name for herself after fleeing Germany during World War II. She would move to Hollywood in the 1960s and started working on the big and small screen. She might be one of the European country’s finest exports, behind Adidas and Volkswagen.
Joey Heatherton was everywhere in the 1960s and 70s. Whether she was on stage or on screen, many considered the talented starlet's performances shocking. Of course, that would not scare Johnny Carson away, and he invited the star onto his show in 1963 to teach him how to dance.
Response to the show was so positive that Heatherton was invited to the inaugural episode of "The Dean Martin Show" a year later. But in this photo, we see Heatherton enjoying herself with host Jack Jones and the one and only, Tom Jones! It does not get much bigger than that!
Jerry Lewis was the king of comedy. Dean Martin, on the other hand, was "The King of Cool." They complimented each other well, and the two legendary performers created one of the most memorable comedy duos of all time.
A member of the "Rat Pack," Martin was the host of "The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast" and "The Dean Martin Show." Highlighted by one of Martin’s biggest hits, “Everybody Love Somebody,” his show ran off 264 episodes over the course of nine years. Here, we can see Martin, Lewis, and Sinatra having a moment together, and it's really playing on our heartstrings.
Who would have thought that the lead singer of Jefferson Airplane would be the first person to use the "F" word on television? When Slick and the band appeared on "The Dick Cavett Show" in 1969, it was the day that sent television censors into full panic. It finally happened, and a celebrity dropped the F-bomb out of nowhere!
They performed their hit song "We Can Be Together," which features the famous four-letter word. Slick's vocals shocked Cavett, the live audience, and viewers around the globe. The incident led to increased censorship on television, and things would never be the same after that.
Becoming an "it girl" is no joke; it's given for a good reason. Shrimpton was charming, engaging, and entertaining - the perfect it girl. She was one of the most famous females in the 1960s; the British model and actress was a sight to be seen.
When she wasn't on the runway, on-screen, or in advertisements, Shrimpton was a guest on many of the late-night talk shows. Clearly, this was one host that couldn't quite catch his breath when he experienced the looks and charisma of Jean Shrimpton. We just love the vibes going on in this photo; it looks like everyone was having such a good time.