Astor Showcase

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Astor Showcase was an Australian television variety series which aired from 1957 to 1959 on Sydney station ATN-7.

As the title suggests, it was sponsored by Astor Radio Corporation. The producer was Frank Strain.[1] The orchestra was conducted by Tommy Tycho.

An edition broadcast on 26 April 1958 had an ANZAC theme, presenting songs made popular during the two world wars.[2] An episode broadcast on 15 September 1958 was recorded in Melbourne for Sydney broadcast, and featured Graham Kennedy and Panda Lisner.[3] The edition broadcast on 27 December 1958 had the theme of "Hits of 1958", featuring Margaret Day, Harold Rugless, Neil Williams, Nola and Olive Lester, Barry Davies, and Charlie Parker.[4]

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  1. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=kXdWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=8eQDAAAAIBAJ&dq=astor-showcase&pg=5125%2C4841835
  2. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=7XZWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=7OQDAAAAIBAJ&dq=astor-showcase&pg=6245%2C5575294
  3. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=G3dWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=v-QDAAAAIBAJ&dq=astor-showcase&pg=6841%2C3879717
  4. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=wHQfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=J_EDAAAAIBAJ&dq=astor-showcase&pg=5500%2C749357

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