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The Telephone Hour: radio broadcast, 1941-09-29
Additional title: Bell Telephone Hour
Additional title: Oh, yes
Additional title: Bell Telephone hour (Radio program)
Anderson, Warner, 1911-1976 (Host)
Melton, James, 1904-1961 (Presenter)
White, Francia, 1908-1984 (Performer)
Voorhees, Donald (Conductor)
Leoncavallo, Ruggiero, 1858-1919 (Librettist)
Meilhac, Henri, 1831-1897 (Librettist)
Halévy, Ludovic, 1834-1908 (Librettist)
Leoncavallo, Ruggiero, 1858-1919 (Composer)
Schütt, Eduard, 1856-1933 (Composer)
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay, 1844-1908 (Composer)
Westendorf, Thomas P. (Thomas Payne), 1848-1923 (Composer)
Borodin, Aleksandr Porfirʹevich, 1833-1887 (Composer)
Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875 (Composer)
Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra (Performer)
Bell Telephone Hour Chorus (Performer)
National Broadcasting Company (Producer)

The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1941-09-29
Table of Contents
Link 1: Opening announcement ; Oh, yes (chorus, orchestra) ; Announcement ; Serenade from opera "Pagliacci" / music and libretto by Leoncavallo ; (Melton, orchestra) ; Announcement ; Waltz "À la bien-aimée" (originally for piano) / music by Schütt (orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad -- Link 2: Announcement ; " Song of India" [from opera "Sadko] / music by Rimsky-Korsakov (White, orchestra) ; Announcement ; I'll take you home again, Kathleen (originally for voice and piano) / music by Westendorf (Melton, orchestra) ; March from opera "Prince Igorʹ / music by Borodin (orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad -- Link 3: Announcement ; Duet "Parle-moi de ma mère" from opera "Carmen" / music by Bizet ; libretto by Meilhac and Halévy (White, Melton, orchestra) ; Closing announcement.
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LK-16 915-916
Spirituals (Songs)
Orchestral music, Arranged
Dance music
Songs (High voice) with orchestra
Marches (Orchestra)
Radio programs, Musical
India -- Songs and music
Lehár, Franz, 1870-1948. Lustige Witwe. Selections; arranged. English
Schütt, Eduard, 1856-1933. Papillons d'amour. À la bien-aimée; arranged
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay, 1844-1908. Sadko (Opera). Pesni︠a︡ indiĭskogo gosti︠a︡. English
Borodin, Aleksandr Porfirʹevich, 1833-1887. Kni︠a︡zʹ Igorʹ. Polovet︠s︡kiĭ marsh
Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875. Carmen. Parle-moi de ma mère
Radio programs
Radio commercials
Content: Title from original disc label; credits from audition.
Source note: Streaming files transferred from original audio discs.
Content: Matrix nos: BB28202 C1 (Disc 1, side 1), BB28204 C1 (Disc 1, side 2), BB28203 B2 (Disc 2).
Content: "Telephone Hour, Prog 75, part 1; Telephone Hour, Prog 75, part 3; Telephone Hour, Prog 75, part 2 "-- On run-out of discs sides 1 and 2 and 3 respectively.
Performers: Warner Anderson, announcer ; James Melton, tenor ; Francia White, soprano ; Bell Telephone Hour Chorus ; Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra ; Donald Voorhees, conductor.
Venue: Broadcast on NBC Radio in New York 1941 September 29.
Language: Sung in English, Italian, and French.
Citation/reference: Forms part of: The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings, *L(Special) 89-33.
Physical Description
Audio disc
Extent: 2 (1 two-sided and 1 one-sided) audio discs (approximately 30 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, vertical cut, mono ; 16 in.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16130236
MSS Unit ID: 20502
RLIN/OCLC: 950006570
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20963099
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f1b197e0-2ebc-0136-26fa-531c5280fed8
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1911: Creator Born
  • 1941: Created
  • 1976: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "The Telephone Hour" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1941.

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "The Telephone Hour" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 22, 2024.

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1941). The Telephone Hour Retrieved from

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The Telephone Hour