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
01:00
Sid Smith on hosts on The Bell Telephone Hour
01:37
Lucille Kallen on writing for The Bell Telephone Hour
05:32
Marge Champion on her and Gower Champion's final television appearance on The Bell Telephone Hour
02:43
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
02:43

Nanette Fabray

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Nanette Fabray on appearing on The Bell Telephone Hour
02:29

Florence Henderson

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Florence Henderson on appearing on The Bell Telephone Hour
01:48

Lucille Kallen

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Lucille Kallen on writing for The Bell Telephone Hour
05:32

Stewart MacGregory

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Stewart MacGregory on being unit manager on The  Bell Telephone Hour
05:40
Stewart MacGregory on the types of acts that appeared on The  Bell Telephone Hour
03:53
Stewart MacGregory on Ray Bolger on The  Bell Telephone Hour
01:01

Sid Smith

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Sid Smith on hosts on The Bell Telephone Hour
01:37
Sid Smith on becoming one of the main directors of The Bell Telephone Hour
02:40
Sid Smith on staging a ballet for The Bell Telephone Hour
04:14
Sid Smith on preparations for and sponsor involvement on The Bell Telephone Hour
02:46
Sid Smith on the visual appeal and song selection for The Bell Telephone Hour
02:14
Sid Smith on directing ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev's first television appearance on The Bell Telephone Hour
01:08
Sid Smith on new talent that broke through on The Bell Telephone Hour
00:48
Sid Smith on the hardest pieces he ever staged on The Bell Telephone Hour
03:28
Sid Smith on T he Bell Telephone Hour orchestra
02:01
Sid Smith on the end of T he Bell Telephone Hour 
00:42
Sid Smith on sound issues on T he Bell Telephone Hour
01:03
Sid Smith on a photo from The Bell Telephone Hour
00:38

Jane Wyatt

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Jane Wyatt on appearing on The Bell Telephone Hour
01:00

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