The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings

Title
The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings [sound recording], 1940-1968.
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Description
1579 sound discs : analog, acetate, 33 rpm; 16 in.
Uniform Title
  • Bell Telephone hour (Radio program)
  • Bell Telephone hour (Television program)
Subject
Genre/Form
Sound recordings.
Note
  • Broadcast recordings from the radio or television program of the same title.
Access (note)
  • Access to discs restricted; advance notification required.
Additional Formats (note)
  • Transfer copies of portions of the collection are available for listening at the Archives. For holdings information, refer to finding aid.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in Archives in: *L(Special) 89-33, and on internet.
Call Number
*L (Special) 89-33
Title
The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings [sound recording], 1940-1968.
Additional Formats
Transfer copies of portions of the collection are available for listening at the Archives. For holdings information, refer to finding aid.
Summary
Weekly 30-minute NBC radio broadcasts, featuring classical and light classical music, which began on Apr. 29, 1940 and continued until 1958. In September, 1959, the Bell Telephone Hour made its television debut as a monthly musical special. It remained a regular television program until April 26, 1968. Library's holdings incomplete. Broadcasts chiefly originated from New York City, sponsored by the Bell Telephone Company (American Telephone and Telegraph). Each 30-minute program generally features a guest singer or instrumentalist, with the Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra, conducted by Donald Voorhees, and the Bell Telephone Hour Chorus. Frequent guest artists include Marian Anderson, Robert Casadesus, Nelson Eddy, Josef Hofmann, Fritz Kreisler, Oscar Levant, James Melton, Grace Moore, Ezio Pinza, Lily Pons, Bidú Sayão, Gladys Swarthout, John Charles Thomas, Helen Traubel, and Eileen Farrell. Chief announcer: Floyd Mack.
Access
Access to discs restricted; advance notification required.
Indexes
Finding aid available in Archives in: *L(Special) 89-33, and on internet.
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Added Author
Anderson, Marian, 1897-1993. Performer
Casadesus, Robert, 1899-1972. Performer
Eddy, Nelson, 1901-1967. Performer
Hofmann, Josef, 1876-1957. Performer
Kreisler, Fritz, 1875-1962. Performer
Levant, Oscar, 1906-1972. Performer
Melton, James, 1904-1961. Performer
Moore, Grace, 1898-1947. Performer
Pinza, Ezio. Performer
Pons, Lily, 1898-1976. Performer
Sayão, Bidú. Performer
Swarthout, Gladys, 1904- Performer
Thomas, John Charles, 1891-1960. Performer
Traubel, Helen. Performer
Farrell, Eileen, 1920-2002. Performer
Voorhees, Donald. Conductor
Mack, Floyd. Commentator
Bell Telephone Hour Chorus. Performer
Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra. Performer
National Broadcasting Company.
Bell Telephone Company.
American Telephone and Telegraph Company.
Added Title
Bell Telephone hour (Radio program)
Bell Telephone hour (Television program)
Research Call Number
*L (Special) 89-33
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