THE BOOTLEG FILES: “THE BEATRICE ARTHUR SPECIAL” Image

BOOTLEG FILES 024: “The Beatrice Arthur Special” (1980 TV variety special starring the silver-haired Golden Girl).

LAST SEEN: Broadcast on January 19, 1980.

AMERICAN HOME VIDEO: None.

REASON FOR DISAPPEARANCE: Most likely due to problems in clearing music rights.

CHANCES OF SEEING A HOME VIDEO/DVD RELEASE: The production has a high camp value that would seem like a natural title for gay audiences, but its continued absence suggests that chances of a release are next-to-nil.

BOOTLEG OPPORTUNITIES: A TV/video archivist in New Jersey has been known to make copies available via eBay.

Get the rest of the story in part two of THE BOOTLEG FILES: “THE BEATRICE ARTHUR SPECIAL”>>>

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