Champagne and Orchids

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Champagne and Orchids
Genre Variety
Presented by Adrienne Meyerberg
Narrated by Robert Turner
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 15 mins.
Original network DuMont
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release September 6, 1948 (1948-09-06) – January 10, 1949 (1949-01-10)

Champagne and Orchids is an American variety show broadcast on the now defunct DuMont Television Network. The network series ran from September 6, 1948, to January 10, 1949. Champagne and Orchids was a variety show hosted by Adrienne Meyerberg, billed simply as 'Adrienne', who sang in English, French, and Spanish.[1]

The musical program, produced and distributed by DuMont, aired live at 8 pm EST on Monday nights on most DuMont affiliates. The show had premiered on Dumont's New York station in December 1947. The network series was cancelled in 1949. DuMont replaced the series with Newsweek Views the News.

Episode status[edit]

Despite airing during a time when few TV networks preserved much of their programming, at least two episodes survive at the UCLA Film and Television Archive,[2] however the film print of one of these episodes is deteriorating.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ McNeil, Alex (1980). Total Television (4th ed.). New York: Penguin Books. ISBN 0-14-024916-8.
  2. ^ Dumont historical website Archived 2015-08-17 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^


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