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Season 3 (NBC) (1960-61)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

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NBC Fridays 9:00-10:00pm Eastern

3.01 [--] The Bell Telephone Hour: HOLIDAY IN MUSIC
30-Sep-1960
written by Larry Markes
produced & directed by Clark Jones
Host Howard Keel
starring
Sally Ann Howe
Benny Goodman Sextet (Benny Goodman, Red Norvo, Flip Phillips, Ernie Green, Maria Marshall)
Melissa Hayden, André Eglevsky
Francisco Moncion, Conrad Ludlow
Michael Lland, Van Cliburn


3.02 [--] The Bell Telephone Hour: ONE NATION INDIVISIBLE
28-Oct-1960
written by Draper Lewis
directed by Dick Feldman
produced by Frederick Heider
Host Robert Preston
starring
Mahalia Jackson, Peter Palmer
Jo Stafford, Dorothy Collins
Bill Hayes
The Dukes of Dixieland


3.03 [--] The Bell Telephone Hour: AND FREEDOM SINGS
11-Nov-1960
written by Draper Lewis
directed by Grey Lockwood
produced by Frederick Heider
Host Burgess Meredith
starring
Alfred Drake, Barbara Cook
Gisele MacKenzie, Mindy Carson
The West Point Glee Club
The Harry Simeone Chorale


3.04 [--] The Bell Telephone Hour: THE MUSIC OF ROMANCE
25-Nov-1960
written by Arch Oboler
produced & directed by Norman Campbell
Host Jane Powell
starring
Helen Hayes as Baroness Nadedja von Meck
Farley Granger as Nicholas Rubinstein
Johnny Desmond, Grant Johannesen
Lupe Serrano, Jacques d'Amboise
Michael Rabin


3.05 [--] The Bell Telephone Hour: AND THERE SHALL BE MUSIC
06-Jan-1961
directed by Sid Smith
produced by Burt Shevelove
Host Marilyn van Derbur
starring
Shirley Jones, Keith Andes
Renata Tebaldi, Maria Tallchief
Erik Bruhn, Jose Iturbi
The Georgian State Dancers


3.06 [--] The Bell Telephone Hour: MUSIC HATH CHARMS
20-Jan-1961 NBC Friday 9:00-10:00pm Eastern

directed by Sid Smith
produced by Burt Shevelove
starring
Sally Ann Howes, Valerie Bettis
Rosemary Clooney
The Eddie Condon Jazz All-Stars

(Eddie Condon, Bobby Hackett, Ralph Sutton, Peanuts Hucke, Joe Williams, Mickey Sheen)
Mildred Miller, Jeanmarie
Dirk Sanders, Dolores Gray



3.07 [--] The Bell Telephone Hour: ALMANAC FOR FEBRUARY
03-Feb-1961
written by Draper Lewis
directed by Dick Feldman
produced by Frederick Heider
Host Polly Bergen
starring
Roberta Peters, Theodor Uppman
Carol Lawrence, Russell Arms
Kelly Brown, Paul Whiteman
Jorge Belet

This episode presents an all-Tchaikovsky program. It includes music and
dance performances and a dramatic presentation of the love story of
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky and Baroness Nadedja von Meck.

3.08 [--] The Bell Telephone Hour: THE SOUNDS OF AMERICA
17-Feb-1961
directed by Sid Smith & Irving Jacoby
produced by Sid Smith
starring
The Earl Twins (Tessie & Bessie)
Scott Lane (boy)
Dwight Marfield (Mark Twain)
Gene Nelson, Jacques d'Amboise
Ralph Brewster Singers

This program presents a trip through Disneyland aboard a miniature
train. In the first act, the chorus sings about the sights that are seen,
such as waterfalls, Pinocchio's village and Alice in Wonderland's home.
In the second act, the train travels through Frontierland and western
sights are seen. In the third act, the trip continues via a steamboat,
which travels on the Mississippi. Mark Twain tells of his days on the
river. In the fourth act, the scene is Main Street in early America and
the chorus sings about life there. For the finale, a band marches down the street.

3.09 [--] The Bell Telephone Hour: A GALAXY OF MUSIC
03-Mar-1961
directed by Sid Smith
produced by Burt Shevelove
starring
Gracie Fields, Burl Ives
Stanley Holloway, Renata Tebaldi
The Robert Iglesias Ballet
Los Chavales de España
Virginia Bosler Dancers


3.10 [--] The Bell Telephone Hour: MUCH ADO ABOUT MUSIC
17-Mar-1961
written & directed by Richard Dunlap
produced by Burt Shevelove
Host Dr. Frank Baxter
starring
Sir John Gielgud, Violette Verdy
Jacques d'Amboise, Joan Sutherland
Patrice Munsel, Alfred Drake
Allessandro Giannini, Freda Holloway
Polly Rowles, Thomas Andrew
Barbara Meister, Anita Darian
Don McKay, Buddy Schwab

3.11 [--] The Bell Telephone Hour: THE SIGNS OF SPRING
31-Mar-1961
written by Draper Smith
directed by Sid Smith
producer Frederick Heider
Host John Raitt
starring
Martha Wright, Allegra Kent
Tommy Rall, Birgit Nilsson
The Brothers Four
The Schola Cantorum
Wolfgang Schanzer


3.12 [--] The Bell Telephone Hour: THE YOUNGER GENERATION
14-Apr-1961 NBC Friday 9:00-10:00pm ET
directed by Sid Smith
produced by Burt Shevelove
Host Arlene Francis
starring
Paula Stewart, Harve Presnell
Brian Davies, Lauri Peters
Eileen Rodgers, Ron Husmann
Edward Villella, Patricia McBride
Jaime Laredo, Tony Charmoli
The Earl Twins
George Shirley, Francesca Roberto



3.13 [--] The Bell Telephone Hour: ENCORE!
28-Apr-1961
written by Draper Lewis
directed by Hal Venho
produced by Burt Shevelove
Host Marilyn van Derbur
starring
Robert Preston, Mahalia Jackson
Rosemary Clooney, Alan Howard
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo
Nina Novak, George Zoritch
The Eddie Condon Jazz All-Stars
Zino Francescatti
Marge and Gower Champion

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