The Bell Telephone Hour

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


64474. The Bell Telephone Hour. November 20, 1959. NBC-TV net audio aircheck. "The Music Of George Gershwin". Commercials deleted. The program is reported to have changed its name from "The Telephone Hour" to "The Bell Telephone Hour" at about the time the show started to be seen on television as well as radio (January 12, 1959 or October 9, 1959). The first tune is "The Real American Folk Song," which was written by the Gershwins in 1918. Ira Gershwin (narrator), The Bell Telephone Orchestra, Donald Voorhees (conductor), Vic Damone, Ella Fitzgerald, Andre Previn, Teddy Wilson, Polly Bergen, Marge Champion, Gower Champion. 51:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

85222. The Bell Telephone Hour. April 29, 1960. NBC-TV net audio aircheck. "The Mikado". Commercials deleted. The operetta is complete. Groucho Marx, Helen Traubel, Dennis King, Stanley Holloway, Robert Rounseville, Barbara Meister, Melinda Marx, Sharon Randall, The Norman Luboff Choir, Martyn Green (stager), Donald Voorhees (conductor), The Bell Telephone Orchestra, Gilbert and Sullivan. 53:35. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

96069. The Bell Telephone Hour. December 8, 1964. NBC-TV net audio. Commercials deleted. Maurice starts the show with a medley of French songs that he made famous, starting with, "The Sunny Side Of The Street." Maurice Chevalier, Stanley Holloway, Pete Fountain, Teresa Berganza, Les Poupees de Paris, Donald Voorhees (conductor), The Bell Telephone Orchestra, Mel Brandt (announcer). 52:29. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

28435. The Bell Telephone Hour. April 24, 1966. NBC-TV net, WNBC-TV, New York aircheck. Commercials deleted. A revue of American music at the turn of the century. Donald Voorhees, The Bell Telephone Orchestra, Burl Ives (host), Florence Henderson, Leslie Uggams, John Gary, Susan Watson, Max Morath, Steve Harmon. 54 1/2 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

Report contains 4 programs.