Chrysler Festival

Chrysler Festival is a Canadian variety concert television miniseries which aired on CBC Television in 1957.

Chrysler Festival
Genrevariety concert
Directed byDon Hudson
Presented byElaine Grand
Hume Cronyn
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Executive producerStuart W. Griffiths
ProducerFranz Kraemer
Running time60 minutes
Original networkCBC Television
Original release14 November 1956 (1956-11-14) –
17 April 1957 (1957-04-17)


The concerts were recorded at Loew's Uptown Theatre in Toronto, with two thousand attendees in the theatre. Lucio Agostini was the series musical director.[1]


The series aired on selected Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. (Eastern time) as a mid-year replacement for Folio. Episodes were broadcast as follows:

  1. 14 November 1956: The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Edmund Hockridge, Shirley Jones, Eartha Kitt, Royal Winnipeg Ballet
  2. 28 November 1956: Larry Adler, Percy Faith, Tito Gobbi with Pilar Lorengar, Bob Hamilton Trio (American dance group), Peter Sellers
  3. 23 January 1957: Lisa Della Casa with Richard Tucker (opera duet), Ferrante & Teicher, José Greco, Edith Piaf, La Ronde from New Faces of 1956[2]
  4. 20 February 1957: Kaye Ballard, Rosemary Clooney with Bill Johnson, Dorothy Dandridge, Maureen Forrester, Glenn Gould, Mata and Hari (dancers)[3]
  5. 20 March 1957: André Eglevsky, The Four Lads, Melissa Hayden, George Shearing Quintet.
  6. 17 April 1957: Marian Anderson, George London, Oscar Peterson Trio


  1. ^ Corcelli, John (February 2005). "Chrysler Festival". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  2. ^ Blackburn, Bob (24 January 1956). "Televiews / Atomic Ping-Pong With Mouse Traps". Ottawa Citizen. p. 21. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Today's TV Previews". The Gazette. Montreal. 20 February 1957. p. 13. Retrieved 19 September 2010.

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