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Title
The Telephone Hour: radio broadcast, 1941-06-30: Independence Day program
Additional title: Bell Telephone Hour
Additional title: Independence Day program
Additional title: Bell Telephone hour (Radio program)
Additional title: Yankee Doodle (Song)
Additional title: Marines' hymn
Names
Anderson, Warner, 1911-1976 (Host)
Melton, James, 1904-1961 (Performer)
White, Francia, 1908-1984 (Performer)
Voorhees, Donald (Conductor)
Hull, Henry, 1890-1977 (Narrator)
Bates, Katharine Lee, 1859-1929 (Lyricist)
Higley, Brewster M., 1823-1911 (Lyricist)
Christie, Kenneth (Arranger)
Ward, Samuel A., 1847-1903 (Composer)
Kelley, Daniel E., 1843-1905 (Composer)
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864 (Composer)
Bellamy, Francis (Lyricist)
Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra (Performer)
Bell Telephone Hour Chorus (Performer)
National Broadcasting Company (Producer)
Collection

The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1941-06-30
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LK-16 894
Topics
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892
Poets, American -- 19th century
Fourth of July -- Anniversaries, etc
Patriotic music -- United States
Songs (High voice) with orchestra
Radio programs, Musical
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892. Leaves of grass. Selections
Ward, Samuel A., 1847-1903. America the beautiful. Selections
Kelley, Daniel E., 1843-1905. Home on the range; arranged
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864. Old folks at home; arranged
Bellamy, Francis. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
Genres
Radio programs
Music
Radio commercials
Advertising
Notes
Content: Title and date from original disc label; credits from audition.
Source note: Streaming files transferred from original audio discs.
Content: Matrix nos: BB27239 C1 (Disc 1, side 1), BB27240 B2 (Disc 1, side 2).
Content: "Telephone Hour, Prog 62, part 1; Telephone Hour, Prog 62, part 2"-- On run-out of disc.
Performers: Warner Anderson, announcer ; Henry Hull, reader ; 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 June 30.
Citation/reference: Forms part of: The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings, *L(Special) 89-33.
Physical Description
Audio disc
Extent: 1 two-sided audio disc (approximately 30 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, vertical cut, mono ; 16 in.
Description
In celebration of Independence day, prominent American actor Henry Hull reads excerpts from Leaves of Grass, a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman. The reading is punctuated with the following music works: America the Beautiful / music by Ward, lyrics by Bates (chorus ; orchestra) ; Medley including Yankee Doodle, Marines' hymn, Old oaken bucket, When I saw sweet Nellie home (orchestra) ; Home on the Range / music by Kelley, lyrics by Higley (Melton, chorus, orchestra) ; Old folks at home / music by Foster (White, chorus, orchestra) ; and Pledge of Allegiance / by Bellamy ; music arr. by Christie (Melton, chorus, orchestra).
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: NYPG05-A10060
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16130236
MSS Unit ID: 20502
RLIN/OCLC: 948697939
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20952862
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): a7456020-2c79-0136-2cee-475352552878
Rights Statement
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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. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/a7456020-2c79-0136-2cee-475352552878

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 January 28, 2023. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/a7456020-2c79-0136-2cee-475352552878

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1941). The Telephone Hour Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/a7456020-2c79-0136-2cee-475352552878

Wikipedia Citation

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The Telephone Hour