The Original Da Vinci (1960) | When Vincent Price met Red Skelton’s Freddie the Freeloader

On 15 March 1960, Vincent Price guest starred on The Red Skelton Show in which Skelton’s alter-ego Freddie the Freeloader found an original DaVinci painting in the city dump.

This was the 22nd episode from the 9th season of the popular US sketch-show series. It was directed by Seymour Berns and written by Sherwood Schwarts, Dave O’Brien, Al Schwartz, Jack Lloyd and Red Skelton.

The show also featured orchestra leader David Rose, announcer Art Gilmore , The Redettes, Jackie Coogan (as Muggsy), Byron Foulger (as the museum guide), Ernest Sarracino (as Gino the art critic) and Jimmy Cross.

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