Hold That Camera

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Hold That Camera
Format Game Show (first few episodes)
Variety Show (rest of run)
Presented by Jimmy Blaine (game format)
Kyle MacDonnell (variety format)
Country of origin  United States
Production
Running time 30 Minutes
Broadcast
Original channel DuMont
Original run August 27 – December 15, 1950

Hold That Camera is an American game show that ran on the DuMont Television Network's primetime schedule from August 27 to December 15, 1950. The series aired on Fridays at 8:30 PM Eastern.

Originally a game show hosted by Jimmy Blaine (1924-1967), after the first few episodes the format was completely overhauled into a variety show with Kyle MacDonnell as host. MacDonnell (1922-2004) was named "Miss Television 1948" by Time magazine. The orchestra leader was Ving Merlin.

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Two episodes are known to exist: October 20, held by the J. Fred MacDonald collection at the Library of Congress and December 1, held by the Paley Center for Media.

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