The Bell Telephone Hour (also known as The Telephone Hour) was a concert series that 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.
The Bell Telephone Hour: With The Bell Telephone Orchestra, Mel Brandt, Donald Voorhees, The Buster Davis Singers. The long-running television version of the long-running NBC radio series devoted to classical music as well as Broadway composers.
The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series 1959–1968) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.
The first broadcast of the Bell Telephone Hour (also known simply as the Telephone Hour) was on Monday, April 29, 1940 at 8 p.m. over the NBC radio network. For the first two years, the show featured regular soloists James Melton and Francia White performing classical and operatic selections with the Bell Telephone Orchestra.
48 YOUR RATING Rate Music In a mythical Japan, Ko-Ko, a cheap tailor, has been appointed Lord High Executioner and must find someone to execute before the arrival of the ruling Mikado. He lights upon Nanki-Poo, a strolling minstrel who loves the beautiful Yum-Yum. But Yum-Yum is also loved by Ko-Ko, and N... Read all Directors Norman Campbell
25 Feb. 1964. Episode #6.11. Rate. Shirley Jones is the guest host and sings Jerome Kern songs with dancers and chorus. Guests: Maria Tallchief, Nicholas Magallanes and four couples from the New York City Ballet dance to George Balanchine's 'Alllegro Brilliante;' Count Basie and the orchestra perform 'This Could Be the Start of Something New ...
Classical music lovers in the mid-20th century thrilled weekly to "The Bell Telephone Hour." That the series lasted for so many years under major sponsorship demonstrates the general public's appreciation of musical art during that period.