Bell Telephone Hour, The


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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About

The Bell Telephone Hour (also known as The Telephone Hour) was a long-running concert series which began April 29, 1940 on NBC Radio and was heard on NBC until June 30, 1958. Sponsored by Bell Telephone, it showcased the best in classical and Broadway music. 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.

Highlights
Jane Wyatt on appearing on The Bell Telephone Hour
Sid Smith on hosts on The Bell Telephone Hour
Lucille Kallen on writing for The Bell Telephone Hour
Marge Champion on her and Gower Champion's final television appearance on The Bell Telephone Hour
Who talked about this show

Marge Champion

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Marge Champion on her and Gower Champion's final television appearance on The Bell Telephone Hour

Nanette Fabray

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Nanette Fabray on appearing on The Bell Telephone Hour

Florence Henderson

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Florence Henderson on appearing on The Bell Telephone Hour

Lucille Kallen

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Lucille Kallen on writing for The Bell Telephone Hour

Stewart MacGregory

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Stewart MacGregory on being unit manager on The  Bell Telephone Hour
Stewart MacGregory on the types of acts that appeared on The  Bell Telephone Hour
Stewart MacGregory on Ray Bolger on The  Bell Telephone Hour

Walter C. Miller

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Walter C. Miller on directing The Bell Telephone Hour, and on his music background
Walter C. Miller on a blooper on The Bell Telephone Hour episode "The Music of Romance" with Helen Hayes and Farley Granger

Sid Smith

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Sid Smith on hosts on The Bell Telephone Hour
Sid Smith on becoming one of the main directors of The Bell Telephone Hour
Sid Smith on staging a ballet for The Bell Telephone Hour
Sid Smith on preparations for and sponsor involvement on The Bell Telephone Hour
Sid Smith on the visual appeal and song selection for The Bell Telephone Hour
Sid Smith on directing ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev's first television appearance on The Bell Telephone Hour
Sid Smith on new talent that broke through on The Bell Telephone Hour
Sid Smith on the hardest pieces he ever staged on The Bell Telephone Hour
Sid Smith on T he Bell Telephone Hour orchestra
Sid Smith on the end of T he Bell Telephone Hour 
Sid Smith on sound issues on T he Bell Telephone Hour
Sid Smith on a photo from The Bell Telephone Hour

Gary Smith

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Gary Smith on producing The Bell Telephone Hour and Ford Presents the New Christy Minstrels, and on how he came to produce Hullabaloo

Jane Wyatt

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Jane Wyatt on appearing on The Bell Telephone Hour

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