General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein

General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein is a two-hour TV special broadcast live on March 28, 1954, on all four major TV networks of the time, DuMont, CBS, NBC, and ABC.

General Foods 25th Anniversary Show: A Salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein
Directed byRalph Levy
StarringMary Martin
Groucho Marx
Jack Benny
John Raitt
Gordon MacRae
Florence Henderson
Ed Sullivan
Edgar Bergen
Ezio Pinza
Yul Brynner
Janice Rule
Patricia Morison
Music byRichard Rodgers
Oscar Hammerstein
Country of originUnited States
Production
Producer(s)Ralph Levy
Running time120 mins.
Release
Original networkDuMont
CBS
NBC
ABC
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural

The special was hosted by Groucho Marx, Mary Martin, Jack Benny, Ed Sullivan, and Edgar Bergen with his puppet Charlie McCarthy.

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  • David Weinstein, The Forgotten Network: DuMont and the Birth of American Television (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2004) ISBN 1-59213-245-6
  • Alex McNeil, Total Television, Fourth edition (New York: Penguin Books, 1980) ISBN 0-14-024916-8
  • Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows, Third edition (New York: Ballantine Books, 1964) ISBN 0-345-31864-1

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