Hollywood Premiere Theatre

Hollywood Premiere Theatre, also known as Hollywood Theatre Time and The Gil Lamb Show, is an anthology TV series broadcast on the ABC Television Network from September 20, 1950 to October 5, 1951. The show was hosted by Gil Lamb (1904-1995). The series was one of the first anthology shows aired from the West Coast, and featured the TV debut of singer Gale Storm. Two writers who worked on I Love Lucy, Bob Carroll, Jr. and Madelyn Davis, worked as writers on this series.[1]

Hollywood Premiere Theatre
GenreAnthology
Written byBob Carroll, Jr.
Madelyn Davis
Fritz Blocki
Tom Baxter
Directed byPhil Booth
StarringGil Lamb (host)
Florence Bates
Edgar Buchanan
Don DeFore
Reginald Denny
William Frawley
Sterling Holloway
Anita Louise
Marjorie Reynolds
Gale Storm
Lyle Talbot
Country of originUSA
Original language(s)English
Production
Producer(s)Thomas Sarnoff
George Cahan
Bob Raisbeck
Running time30 minutes
Release
Original networkABC
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseSeptember 20, 1950 –
October 5, 1951

Broadcast historyEdit

  • September 20, 1950 - November 29, 1950 (Wednesdays 7:00-7:30pm ET) as Hollywood Premiere Theatre
  • December 6, 1950 - June 6, 1951 (Wednesdays 7:00-7:30pm ET) as Hollywood Theatre Time
  • June 15, 1951 - October 5, 1951 (Fridays 10:00-10:30pm ET) as Hollywood Theatre Time

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