The Bell Telephone Hour

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  • Genre(s): Music
  • Release year: 1959
The Bell Telephone Hour is a concert series which began April 29, 1940, on NBC Radio and was heard on NBC until June 30, 1958. Sponsored by Bell Telephone as the name implies, it showcased the best in classical and Broadway music, reaching eight to... read more

The Bell Telephone Hour is a concert series which began April 29, 1940, on NBC Radio and was heard on NBC until June 30, 1958. Sponsored by Bell Telephone as the name implies, it showcased the best in classical and Broadway music, reaching eight to nine million listeners each week. It continued on television from 1959 to 1968. Throughout the program's run on both radio and television, the studio orchestra on the program was conducted by Donald Voorhees.

Original Release

01/12/1959 on NBC

Cast

# Title Air Date
1 The Many Faces of Romeo and Juliet Friday, 08 September 1967
2 On the Road with Duke Ellington Friday, 13 October 1967
3 Benjamin Britten and His Aldeburgh Festival Friday, 03 November 1967
4 The Virtuoso Teacher Friday, 24 November 1967
5 Casals at Marlboro Friday, 29 December 1967
6 The Sights and Sounds of Chicago Friday, 16 February 1968
7 Man Who Dances: Edward Villella Friday, 08 March 1968
8 Opera: Two to Six Friday, 22 March 1968
9 Going to Bethlehem Sunday, 14 April 1968
10 Jazz, the Intimate Art Friday, 26 April 1968
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Directors

Sid Smith, Clark Jones, Dave Geisel, Robert Scheerer, Kirk Browning, Bill Hobin, Dick Feldman, Norman Campbell, Bill Colleran, Ed Spiegel, Gene Nelson, David Lawrence Brown, William A. Graham, Gower Champion, Martyn Green, Nathan Kroll, Jerome Schnur, Richard Dunlap, Grey Lockwood, Mike Jackson, Walter C. Miller, Irving Jacoby, Hal Venho

Writers

Lucille Kallen, Charles Andrews, Burt Shevelove, Robert Herridge, Draper Lewis, Bill Gammie, Larry Markes, Marshall Barer, William Nichols, Joseph Liss, Gordon Auchincloss, Harold C. Schonberg, Robert Sherman, Ed Spiegel, Will Glickman, Martin Charnin, Ted Mills, Martyn Green, Arch Oboler, Robert Noah, Richard Dunlap, David Greggory, William Jacobson, Bernard Rothman, Herbert Sargent, Jim Bishop, W.S. Gilbert, Tom Waldman, Walter Marks, Draper Smith, Margaret Lewerth, William Hammerstein, Ed Scott, Francis Church

Cast

Producers

Barry Wood Executive Producer
Henry Jaffe Executive Producer
Dan Lounsbery Executive Producer
Robert Drew Executive Producer
Ben Wood Executive Producer
Barry Wood Producer
Dan Lounsbery Producer
Burt Shevelove Producer
Charles Andrews Producer
Frederick Heider Producer
Sid Smith Producer
Robert Herridge Producer
Herbert Ross Producer
Henry Jaffe Producer
William Hammerstein Producer
Bill Hobin Producer
Robert Drew Producer
Roger Englander Producer
Ed Cosgrove Producer
Mike Jackson Producer
Norman Campbell Producer
Ed Spiegel Producer
Ted Mills Producer
William Nichols Producer
Harry Morgan Moses Producer
Nathan Kroll Producer
Don Appell Producer
Gary Smith Producer
Martyn Green Producer
Gerald Green Producer
Stanley Prager Producer
Robert Dwan Producer
Ben Wood Producer
Clark Jones Producer
Kirk Browning Producer
Nat Wilkes Producer

Editors

Anne Gilbert, Sidney Katz, Naomi Mankowitz, Peter Johnson

1968 Emmy Outstanding Musical or Variety Series Nominated
1968 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Film Editing Won
1967 Emmy Outstanding Musical Program Nominated
1967 Emmy Individual Achievements in Electronic Production - Sound Recording Nominated
1966 Emmy Outstanding Musical Program Nominated
1966 Emmy Individual Achievements in Music - Conducting Nominated
1966 Emmy Individual Achievements in Electronic Production - Lighting Nominated
1966 Emmy Individual Achievements in Electronic Production - Video Control Nominated
1964 Emmy Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Music Won
1964 Emmy Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety or Music Nominated
1964 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Electronic Photography Nominated
1963 Emmy Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Music Nominated
1962 Emmy Outstanding Program Achievements in the Fields of Variety and Music - Music Nominated
1961 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Electronic Camerawork Won
1961 Golden Globe Television Achievement Won
1960 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Music Nominated
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