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This Is Alice is an American sitcom starring nine-year-old Patty Ann Garrity. The program aired from October 1958 to August 1959 on the NTA Film Network.

This Is Alice
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Patty Ann Gerrity as Alice Holliday
GenreSitcom
Created bySidney Salkow
Directed bySidney Salkow
StarringPatty Ann Garrity
Phyllis Coates
Tommy Farrell
Kathy Garver
Theme music composerWilliam Loose
John Seely
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes39
Production
Producer(s)Sidney Salkow
Running time25 mins.
Production company(s)Desilu Productions
National Telefilm Associates
DistributorNational Telefilm Associates
Release
Original networkSyndicated (NTA Film Network)
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original release1958 –
1959

SynopsisEdit

This Is Alice focuses on young Alice Holliday (Garrity), a girl who lived in the fictional town of River Glen, Georgia (some sources say River Glen, New Jersey). Phyllis Coates played her mother Clarissa Mae Holliday and Alice's father Chet was played by Tommy Farrell. Kathy Garver (later of Family Affair) played Alice's friend, Sally.[1]

39 episodes were produced and directed by Sidney Salkow for National Telefilm Associates and filmed at Desilu Productions. The series aired at 8:00 on Thursday nights. Production of the series halted in mid-1959, but previously aired episodes continued to air as late as July 1961.[2]

Episode statusEdit

All 39 episodes are held by the UCLA Film and Television Archive.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leszczak, Bob (2012). Single Season Sitcoms, 1948-1979: A Complete Guide. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, Inc. p. 183. ISBN 978-0786468126.
  2. ^ Classic TV Archive - This is Alice
  3. ^ UCLA Film and Television Archive

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