This clip of the Italian "Les Salvadori" clowns is from a Hollywood Palace broadcast dated January 4, 1964 and, yes, that is Bing Crosby introducing them. Lots of physical comedy moves, mostly involving costumes, and I suspect they had tons more in their repertoire than they got to show in the 3½-minutes allotted them. Thanks to Raffaele De Ritis for the link, and be sure to visit his Novelties & Wonders blog right here!
You can see the entire hour-long Hollywood Palace show here.
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