[78-L] ^Survival of anything from The Best of Broadway (1954-55)

Randy Watts rew1014 at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 28 20:02:15 PDT 2010

The shows were carried live from coast-to-coast on the same evening. It was 10:00 p.m. when the east coast was watching and 7:00 p.m. while the west coast was watching.


--- On Mon, 6/28/10, David Lewis <uncledavelewis at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Doubt that this inquiry will bear fruit, but check out this
> series of specials aired between 1954 and 55 on CBS entitled
> "The Best of Broadway."
> http://www.eofftv.com/b/bes/best_of_broadway_main.htm
> These were color broadcasts and done live. As they were
> made before the advent of videotape I suspect they won't
> have survived, but I'm curious as to whether any are known
> extant as black and white kinescopes. These programs used
> original cast members; for example, "Panama Hattie" featured
> Ethel Merman. And I'm also curious how they got them out to
> the West Coast in prime time in color (or if they did so at
> all).
> Uncle Dave Lewis
> uncledavelewis at hotmail.com


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