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The Telephone Hour: radio broadcast, 1941-11-08
Additional title: Bell Telephone Hour
Additional title: Silver bell is tinkling
Additional title: Bell Telephone hour (Radio program)
Anderson, Warner, 1911-1976 (Host)
Melton, James, 1904-1961 (Performer)
White, Francia, 1908-1984 (Performer)
Voorhees, Donald (Conductor)
Thompson, H. S. (Henry S.) (Lyricist)
Czibulka, Alphons, 1842-1894 (Composer)
Padilla, José, 1889-1960 (Composer)
Thompson, H. S.(Henry S.) (Composer)
Leoncavallo, Ruggiero, 1858-1919 (Composer)
Paganini, Nicolò, 1782-1840 (Composer)
Coward, Noel, 1899-1973 (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: 1941-11-08
Table of Contents
Link 1: Opening announcement ; The silver bell is tinkling (Melton, orchestra) ; Announcement ; Love's dream after the ball / music by Czibulka (orchestra) ; El relicario / music by Padilla (White, orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad -- Link 2: Announcement ; Sweet Annie Lisle / words and music by H.S. Thompson (chorus, orchestra) ; Announcement ; "Vesti la giubba" from opera "Pagliacci" / music and libretto by Leoncavallo (Melton, orchestra) ; Announcement ; Perpetual motion (originally for violin and orchestra) / music by Paganini (orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad -- Link 3: Announcement ; "I'll see you again" from operetta "Bitter sweet" / music by Coward (White, Melton, orchestra) ; Closing announcement.
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LK-16 924-925
Songs (High voice) with orchestra
Dance music
Songs, Spanish
Alma maters (Songs)
Students' songs
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with orchestra
Minstrel music
Orchestral music, Arranged
Radio programs, Musical
Czibulka, Alphons, 1842-1894. Liebestraum nach dem Balle
Padilla, José, 1889-1960. Relicario
Thompson, H. S. (Henry S.). Annie Lisle
Leoncavallo, Ruggiero, 1858-1919. Pagliacci. Vesti la giubba
Paganini, Nicolò, 1782-1840. Moto perpetuo; arranged
Coward, Noel, 1899-1973. Bitter-sweet. I'll see you again
Radio programs
Radio commercials
Content: Title and date from original disc label; credits from audition.
Source note: Streaming files transferred from original audio discs.
Content: Matrix nos: BB28638 C1 (Disc 1, side 1), BB28640 C1 (Disc 1, side 2), BB28639 B2 (Disc 2).
Content: "Telephone Hour, Prog 80, part 1; Telephone Hour, Prog 80, part 3; Telephone Hour, Prog 80, 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 November 8.
Language: Sung in English, Spanish, and Italian.
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
Spanish, Castilian
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16130236
MSS Unit ID: 20502
RLIN/OCLC: 950630425
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20966869
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7ed37ee0-2ec2-0136-207f-0c3b4b7932e3
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1911: Creator Born
  • 1941: Created
  • 1976: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

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

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "The Telephone Hour" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 24, 2023.

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

Wikipedia Citation

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The Telephone Hour