SANTA MONICA, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 27, 2013) - Baby Boomers and classic TV fans alike can stroll down memory lane when the release of the original hidden-camera comedy format "THE LOST ACHIVES OF CANDID CAMERA" hits the shelves of WAL-MART and other fine retailers nationwide on March 12, 2013. The classic bits, which feature comedy icons Allen Funt, Carol Burnett, Garry Moore, Durwood Kirby and more, have been assembled and re-mastered into a 2-disc set by Legendary Entertainment Alliance (LEA) (www.LEAdistribution.com), a newly launched home entertainment company.
This never-before-seen release (which is being distributed under an exclusive label deal between LEA and eOne Distribution) will also be supported by a national direct response ad campaign. The marketing effort will be specially designed to promote retail awareness while simultaneously presenting a Special TV Offer for customers who visit www.LostCandidCamera.com.
LEA, who controls one of the largest independently owned classic TV Libraries in the industry, curated THE LOST ARCHIVES OF CANDID CAMERA from numerous episodes of the Emmy Award winning hit series, THE GARRY MOORE SHOW produced by Legendary TV Producer Bob Banner. Banner used his variety show platform as a vehicle to introduce CANDID CAMERA to network television and made it a major segment of the show each week. The segment gained such incredible popularity that it eventually spun off into its own series which became a smash hit and was later bought by Viacom. However, the original, laugh-out-loud moments that introduced the world to Candid Camera remained in Banner's library, and haven't aired since their original broadcast.
"We are very proud to be providing consumers these Legendary Hidden Camera Classics that haven't been seen in over 50 years!" said Houston Curtis, CEO of Legendary Entertainment Alliance. "This collectors edition 2-DVD set is filled with timeless laugh-out-loud moments that changed TV history as we know it, and set the stage for reality television. Everything from Punk'd to the videos we see on YouTube, Daily Motion and Vimeo were directly influenced by the historic collection of comedy we've assembled on THE LOST ARCHIVES OF CANDID CAMERA."
In 2012, LEA inked a deal for exclusive distribution rights to Legendary Producer Bob Banner's entire Library. THE LOST ARCHIVES OF CANDID CAMERA have been credited for being paramount to what has become an evergreen genre of entertainment that is still thriving in today's television and digital landscape.
Legendary Entertainment Alliance is part of the newly formed Legend Group Studios (www.LegendGroupStudios.com), a multi-tiered entertainment company whose mission is to create, develop, produce, aggregate and distribute a wide variety of high quality content across numerous platforms including Film, Music, Television and Digital Channels.
About LEGENDARY ENTERTAINMENT ALLIANCE, LLC
Founded in February 2012 by four entertainment industry veterans, Houston Curtis, Chuck Banner, Ben Caswell and Steve Kaminski, LEA is a distribution label for vintage classics which is dedicated to the restoration, rebranding and repurposing of "legendary" content in today's marketplace. For more information, please visit www.legendgroupstudios.com.