Profiles In Courage

Profiles in Courage

Profiles in Courage is an American historical anthology series that was telecast weekly on NBC from November 8th, 1964 to May 9th, 1965 (Sundays, 6:30-7:30pm, Eastern).  The series was based on the recently-assassinated President John F. Kennedy’s Pulitzer Prize winning book, Profiles in Courage. The series lasted for 26 episodes, each of which would feature […]

The Loretta Young Show

The Loretta Young Show

Letter to Loretta (also known as The Loretta Young Show) is an American anthology drama series telecast on NBC from September 1953 to June 1961 for a total of 165 episodes.  The filmed show was hosted by Loretta Young who also played the lead in various episodes. Letter to Loretta was sponsored by Procter & Gamble from 1953 through 1960. The final season’s sponsor was Warner-Lambert’s Listerine. The program […]

Encore Theatre

Encore Theatre

Encore Theatre, a dramatic anthology series first telecast July 7th, 1956 and ran through September 14th, 1957.  Encore Theatre was just that, an encore presentation of the various anthology programs available that aired on Saturday nights at 10:00pm. Encore Theatre was the summer replacement for the George Globel Show and ran in the summer of […]

The Kaiser Aluminum Hour

Kaiser Aluminum Hour

The Kaiser Aluminum Hour is a dramatic anthology television series which was broadcast in prime time in the United States during the 1956-57 season by NBC.  The Kaiser Aluminum Hour was shown on alternate Tuesday nights at 9:30 pm Eastern time in rotation with the longer-running Armstrong Circle Theatre, with the first broadcast airing on July 3rd, 1956 and the final one on June […]

The Vise

The Vise

The Vise is a half-hour dramatic anthology television series which aired at 9:30 p.m. EST on Fridays on ABC from December 1955 to June 1957. Produced in London and hosted by Australian actor Ron Randell, the suspense series depicted people unwittingly trapped in “the vise” of fate due to their own actions, usually of a criminal nature. Each episode boasted a different cast and was an entity […]

The Alcoa Hour

Alcoa Hour

The Alcoa Hour is an American anthology television series that was aired live on NBC from 1955 to 1957. The series was sponsored by Alcoa. Like the Philco Television Playhouse and Goodyear Television Playhouse that had preceded it, The Alcoa Hour was a one-hour live dramatic anthology series presenting both original stories and adaptations of […]

Crossroads

Crossroads

Crossroads is an American television anthology series based on the activities of clergymen from different denominations.  It aired from October 1955 to June 1956 on ABC.  The series’ second season aired from October 1956 to June 1957 in syndication. The episodes, which often had deep spiritual themes, were usually set in the 1950s, but some were framed for an earlier era.  The series […]

The 20th Century Fox Hour

20th Century Fox

The 20th Century Fox Hour is an American drama anthology series televised in the United States on CBS from 1955 to 1957. Presenting both originals and remakes, The 20th Century Fox Hour was telecast on Wednesday nights at 10pm, alternating each week with The U.S. Steel Hour. Many of the programs were shortened versions of […]

Screen Directors Playhouse

Screen Director’s Playhouse is a popular American radio and television anthology series which brought leading Hollywood actors to the NBC microphones beginning in 1949.  The radio program broadcast adaptations of films, and original directors of the films were sometimes involved in the productions, although their participation was usually limited to introducing the radio adaptations, and […]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Alfred Hitchcock Presents

Alfred Hitchcock Presents is an American television anthology series hosted by Alfred Hitchcock.  The series featured dramas, thrillers, and mysteries.  By the time the show premiered on October 2nd, 1955, Hitchcock had been directing films for over three decades. Alfred Hitchcock Presents is well known for its title sequence.  The camera fades in on a simple line-drawing caricature of Hitchcock’s rotund […]

Navy Log

Navy Log is an American drama anthology series that initially aired for one season on CBS. It relates the greatest survival war stories in the history of the United States Navy. This series premiered on September 20th, 1955, but the following year, it was moved to ABC, where it aired until September 25th, 1958. The […]

Appointment With Adventure

Appointment With Adventure

Appointment with Adventure is a half-hour adventure dramatic anthology television series broadcast live on CBS from 1955-1956.  The program has no host.  It aired at 10 p.m. EST on the Sunday evening schedule between the better known Alfred Hitchcock Presents and What’s My Line?  It ran opposite The Loretta Young Show on NBC and Life […]

Star Tonight

Star Tonight, an American television anthology series, aired on ABC from February 1955 to August 1956. It consisted of 80 total episodes, 30 from 1955 and 50 from 1956.  Each episode was a self-contained story, usually adapted from famous plays, short-stories or novels by some of the writers of the day.  It was designed as a showcase for […]

The Millionaire

The Millionaire

The Millionaire is an American anthology series that aired on CBS from January 19th, 1955, to June 8th, 1960, originally sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive.  The series explored the ways sudden and unexpected wealth changed life for better or for worse and became a five-season hit during the Golden Age of Television. The Millionaire told the stories of people who were given one million […]

Disneyland

Disneyland tv show

The first incarnation of the Walt Disney anthology television series, commonly called The Wonderful World of Disney, premiered on ABC on Wednesday night, October 27th, 1954 under the name Disneyland.  The same basic show has since appeared on several networks under a variety of titles.  Originally hosted by Walt Disney himself, the series presented animated cartoons and other material (some […]

Climax

Climax

Climax!, later known as Climax Mystery Theater is an American anthology series that aired on CBS from 1954 to 1958. The series was hosted by William Lundigan and later co-hosted by Mary Costa.  It was one of the few CBS programs of that era to be broadcast in color (using the massive TK-40A color cameras pioneered and manufactured by RCA, and used primarily by […]

The United States Steel Hour

The United States Steel Hour

The United States Steel Hour is an anthology series which brought hour-long dramas to television from 1953 to 1963.  The television series and the radio program that preceded it were both sponsored by the United States Steel Corporation.  The series originated on radio in the 1940s as Theatre Guild on the Air. The television version […]

General Electric Theater

General Electric Theater

General Electric Theater is an American anthology series hosted by Ronald Reagan that was broadcast on CBS radio and television.  The series was sponsored by General Electric’s Department of Public Relations. The television version of the program, produced by MCA-TV / Revue, was broadcast every Sunday evening at 9:00pm, EST, beginning February 1st, 1953, and […]

Dupont Calvalcade Theater

Cavalcade of America is an anthology drama series that was sponsored by the DuPont Company, although it occasionally presented a musical, such as an adaptation of Show Boat, and condensed biographies of popular composers. It was initially broadcast on radio from 1935 to 1953, and later on television from 1952 to 1957. Originally on CBS, […]

Four Star Playhouse

Four Star Playhouse

Four Star Playhouse is an American television anthology series that ran from 1952 to 1956, sponsored in its first bi-weekly season by The Singer Company; Bristol-Myers became an alternate sponsor when it became a weekly series in the fall of 1953 (both sponsors’ names alternated as part of the show’s title in its initial broadcasts). […]

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