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The Telephone Hour: radio broadcast, 1940-11-18
Additional title: Bell Telephone Hour
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)
Voorhees, Donald (Arranger)
Blossom, Henry, 1866-1919 (Composer)
Drdla, Franz, 1868-1944 (Composer)
Lehár, Franz, 1870-1948 (Composer)
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 (Composer)
Clutsam, George H., 1866-1951 (Composer)
Fernandez, C (Composer)
Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852 (Composer)
Herbert, Victor, 1859-1924 (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: 1940-11-18
Table of Contents
Link 1: Opening announcement ; Souvenir / music by Drdla ; arr. and conducted by Voorhees (orchestra) ; Announcement and anecdote from Franz Lehar's life ; Frasquita serenade / music by Lehar (Melton, orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad -- Link 2: Announcement ; Finale from Symphony no. 4 (shortened by 3 min.) / music by Tchaikovsky (orchestra) ; Announcement ; Ma curly-headed babby / music by Clutsam (White, orchestra) ; Cielito lindo / music by Fernandez (White, orchestra) ; Announcement -- Link 3: Believe me if all those endearing young charms / composed by Moore (chorus, orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad ; Thine alone? / music by Herbert ; lyrics by Blossom (Melton, White, orchestra) ; Closing announcement.
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LK-16 841-842
Orchestral music, Arranged
Songs (High voice) with orchestra
African Americans -- Music
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with orchestra
Folk songs -- Ireland
Radio programs, Musical
Drdla, Franz, 1868-1944. Souvenir; arranged
Lehár, Franz, 1870-1948. Frasquita. Hab' ein blaues Himmelbett. English
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893. Symphonies, no. 4, op. 36, F minor. Allegro con fuoco. Selections
Clutsam, George H., 1866-1951. Ma curly-headed babby
Fernandez, C. Cielito lindo
Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852. Irish melodies. Believe me if all those endearing young charms
Herbert, Victor, 1859-1924. Eileen. Thine alone
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: BB24737-B1 (Disc 1, side 1), BB24739-C1 (Disc 1, side 2), BB24738-C2 (Disc 2).
Content: "Telephone Hour, Prog 30, part 1; Telephone Hour, Prog 30, part 3; Telephone Hour, Prog 30, 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 1940 November 18.
Language: Sung in English and Spanish.
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
RLIN/OCLC: 939554335
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20894237
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 83bfc360-c365-0133-2331-60f81dd2b63c
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
  • 1940: Created
  • 1976: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "The Telephone Hour" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1940. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8804c0b0-c365-0133-7ce4-60f81dd2b63c

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 July 13, 2020. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8804c0b0-c365-0133-7ce4-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1940). The Telephone Hour Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8804c0b0-c365-0133-7ce4-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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The Telephone Hour