CTVA US Anthology - "Kraft Television Theatre" (NBC)(1947-58)

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Kraft Television Theatre (NBC) (1947-58) "live" Wednesday  night  Anthology Series
Kraft Television Theater (ABC) (1953-55) "live" Thursday  night  Anthology Series - aka "Pond's Theater"  (13Jan55-7Jul55)
Kraft Mystery Theatre (NBC)(Summer 1961,1962,1963) host Frank Gallup
Kraft Suspense Theatre (Roncom/Revue/NBC)(1963-65)

 Kraft Television Theatre (NBC)(1947-58)

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contributions by: Rina Fox, Tom Alger

references:

TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)

Internet Movie Database (http://www.us.imdb.com)

UCLA Film and Television Archive / TIME magazine

Kraft Television Theatre (season 1) (NBC) (1947-1948)
Kraft Television Theatre (season 2) (NBC) (1948-1949)
Kraft Television Theatre (season 3) (NBC) (1949-1950)
Kraft Television Theatre (season 4) (NBC) (1950-1951)
Kraft Television Theatre (season 5) (NBC) (1951-1952)
Kraft Television Theatre (season 6) (NBC) (1952-1953)
Kraft Television Theatre (season 7) (NBC) (1953-1954)
Kraft Television Theatre (season 8) (NBC) (1954-1955)
Kraft Television Theatre (season 9) (NBC) (1955-1956)
Kraft Television Theatre (season 10) (NBC) (1956-1957)
Kraft Theatre (new title) (season 11) (NBC) (1957-1958)
Kraft Mystery Theatre (summer title) (NBC) (Summer 1958)

KRAFT TELEVISION THEATRE

Talent Associates production in association

with NBC Television

Executive producer, David Susskind

 

"Kraft Mystery Theatre" (1958) (new title)

"Kraft Theatre" (1958) (new title)

 

US Anthology series 1947-58

 release date 7May47 

Notes on Kraft Television Theatre

-- This hour program was one TV's earliest and most prestigious drama

anthology series, running on NBC from 1947 to 1958.

 

In 11 1/2 years Kraft had presented 650 plays from over

18,845 scripts, starred and/or featured 3,955 actors and actresses in 6,750 roles.

The first episode (Double Door) cost $3,000. to $165,000. by 1958.

 

Ed Rice was the script editor for the entire Kraft program run.

 

Theme song: "Music From Manhattan" by Norman Cloudier

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