Broadway to Hollywood

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Broadway to Hollywood
(Headline Clues)
Presented by Don Russell (daytime)
George Putnam (night, 1949-1951)
Bill Slater (night, 1951-1953)
Conrad Nagel (night, 1953-1954)
Country of origin  United States
No. of seasons 5
Running time 30 Minutes
Original network DuMont
Original release Daytime: July 4, 1949 – May 4, 1951
Nighttime: July 20, 1949 – July 15, 1954

Broadway to Hollywood was an early American television program broadcast on the now-defunct DuMont Television Network. While the daytime version was mainly a talk show with news, celebrity gossip, and home-viewer quizzes, the quiz portion became a full-fledged nighttime version within two weeks of the program's debut.

Broadcast history[edit]

The daytime show began on July 4, 1949 and was hosted by Don Russell. Two weeks later on July 20, a nighttime version hosted by George Putnam debuted. Both versions were originally called Headline Clues,[1] with the nighttime show adopting a Broadway to Hollywood prefix on October 21, 1949.

While Russell stayed with the daytime show until its end on May 4, 1951, the nighttime version proved far more versatile. Putnam left in February 1951 and was replaced by Bill Slater until 1953, after which Conrad Nagel took the reins until the show's end on July 15, 1954.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ McNeil, Alex (1980). Total Television (4th Edition). New York: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-024916-8.


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