Don Rickles gives a tour of the neighborhood

Midwood Before Hollywood

Don Rickles gives a tour of the neighborhood

New York, Brooklyn, New York 11211, United States

Created By: Slouch Productions

Point of Interest Details


Rickles was a frequent guest on the Kraft Music Hall variety show, recorded in the NBC studios. The show had a long history, starting in radio, moving to television in the late '50s with its first host, Milton Berle who was succeeded by Perry Como in 1959. It came and went and returned to taping in Midwood's NBC studios in the late '60s and as a weekly series in 1967, without Como, but with a roster of guest host that included Rock Hudson, Lorne Greene, George Burns, Dinah Shore, and Woody Allen.

In the video, Rickles starts off standing on the elevated BMT line at the Avenue M stop right behind you. In the scene where he is with boys playing stickball, we're facing the deadend of east 15th (where you began your walk) and the wall in the background is the old Vitagraph building.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Midwood Before Hollywood


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