Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue

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Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue
Also known as The Goodyear Summertime Revue
Genre Variety
Presented by Paul Whiteman
Theme music composer George Gershwin
Opening theme "Rhapsody in Blue"
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 23–25 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ABC
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original run November 6, 1949 (1949-11-06) – March 30, 1952 (1952-03-30)

Paul Whiteman's Goodyear Revue is an American television variety series. The show aired on ABC on Sunday evenings from November 6, 1949 through March 30, 1952.[1]

Overview[edit]

The show was hosted by band leader Paul Whiteman at the same time as he was also hosting a Saturday talent show called Paul Whiteman's TV Teen Club. The Goodyear Revue, sponsored by Goodyear, also showcased Junie Keegan from the TV Teen Club.[2]

The show was a typical variety show, with several well-known performers of the time making appearances. Performers who made appearances on the show include Victor Borge, Jane Froman, Mel Tormé, Charles Laughton, Mindy Carson, and Peggy Lee.

Singers Earl Wrightson and Maureen Cannon were regulars late in the show's run. In Summer 1951, Wrightson and Cannon took over hosting duties while Whiteman was on vacation during, and renamed the The Goodyear Summertime Revue.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (2007-10-17). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present (9 ed.). Ballantine Books. p. 1061. ISBN 0-345-49773-2. 
  2. ^ a b Brooks, Tim; Marsh, Earle F. (2007-10-17). The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present (9 ed.). Ballantine Books. p. 1062. ISBN 0-345-49773-2. 

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