Here are a couple of William Holden’s TV appearances from the 1950s. First, Bill appears on the game show “What’s My Line?” and discusses his 1956 film Toward the Unknown, which I watched recently. It’s an interesting movie about test pilots at Edwards Air Force Base in the years just before the formation of NASA.
You can read a review of Toward the Unknown here. Although I agree with his points, I think I liked the movie a little more than the reviewer, I suppose because I’m a sucker for movies about pilots (Only Angels Have Wings, Test Pilot, The Right Stuff) and for William Holden.
He was so charming and dreamy! Such a great smile.
Next up is Holden’s appearance on the “LA at Last” episode of I Love Lucy. I’ve seen this more times than I can even count, but it never fails to crack me up. The Hollywood episodes of I Love Lucy are my favorites, especially this one. William Holden was a very good sport, taking that pie in the face. His reactions to Lucy’s fake nose are hysterical!