Bob Hope Presents Chrysler Theatre


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Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre is an American anthology series, sponsored by Chrysler Corporation, which ran on NBC from 1963 through 1967. The show was hosted by Bob Hope, but it had a variety of formats, including musical, dramatic, and comedy.

The program included such events as an adaptation of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, starring Jason Robards (from the novel by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn); The Seven Little Foys, starring Mickey Rooney, Eddie Foy Jr. and the Osmond Brothers; Think Pretty, a musical starring Fred Astaire and Barrie Chase; and Groucho Marx in "Time for Elizabeth", a televised adaptation of a play that Marx and Norman Krasna wrote in 1948.

Generally, each episode ran for an hour, although for some 'special presentations', NBC expanded the broadcast time to 90 minutes.

Hope was paid $25,000 per week for those episodes which he merely introduced, and $500,000 for those in which he starred in. Hope's performances consisted of his typical joke- and celebrity-filled blackout sketches. These were usually called Chrysler Presents a Bob Hope Special. Every season, Hope traveled to Vietnam for Christmas, to entertain the troops.

Actors who appeared in episodes included Phyllis Avery, Ida Lupino, Sean Garrison, Peter Falk, Hugh O'Brian, Shelley Winters, Cliff Robertson, John Cassavetes, Jack Lord, William Shatner, Angie Dickinson, Suzanne Pleshette, Robert Stack, Dina Merrill, Darren McGavin, Broderick Crawford, Robert Wagner, Robert Young and Stuart Whitman.

Notable directors included Sydney Pollack, Stuart Rosenberg, John Cassavetes, Sam Peckinpah, Ida Lupino, and Daniel Petrie.

Highlights
Dick Berg on working with Rod Serling on Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theater  and his struggle with the networks 
02:32
Paul Bogart on directing Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre
01:40
Hugh O'Brian on appearing in "Double Jeopardy" on Bob Hope Presents the Chrylser Theatre with Lauren Bacall
01:04
Lalo Schifrin on composing for Chrysler Theatre teleplays
03:44
Who talked about this show

Dick Berg

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Dick Berg on working with Rod Serling on Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theater  and his struggle with the networks 
02:32
Dick Berg on producing Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theater 
08:13
Dick Berg on producing "Something About Lee Wiley" for Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theater directed by Sydney Pollack
02:50
Dick Berg on producing "Slow Fade to Black" for Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theater  written by Rod Serling
01:09
Dick Berg on producing "The Game," "Small Rebellion," and other productions for Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theater
05:42
Dick Berg on working with Bob Hope on Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theater 
00:33

Steven Bochco

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Steven Bochco on writing extra material to elongate a Rod Serling teleplay into movie-length
03:24

Paul Bogart

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Paul Bogart on directing Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre
01:40

Nanette Fabray

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Nanette Fabray on appearing on Bob Hope Presents Chrysler Theatre with Ricardo Montalban and John Forsythe
00:47

Rita Lakin

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Rita Lakin on writing a draft of "The Shattered Glass" for Bob Hope Presents Chrysler Theatre
02:10

John J. Lloyd

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John J. Lloyd on differences between several of the popular anthology series; on people he worked with on the shows
04:32

Loring Mandel

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Loring Mandel on using the pen name Karl Miller when writing for Bob Hope Presents Chrysler Theatre
03:30

Hugh O'Brian

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Hugh O'Brian on appearing in "Double Jeopardy" on Bob Hope Presents the Chrylser Theatre with Lauren Bacall
01:04

Lalo Schifrin

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Lalo Schifrin on composing for Chrysler Theatre teleplays
03:44

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