Hollywood Premiere Theatre

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Hollywood Premiere Theatre
Genre Anthology
Written by Bob Carroll, Jr.
Madelyn Davis
Fritz Blocki
Tom Baxter
Directed by Phil Booth
Starring Gil Lamb (host)
Florence Bates
Edgar Buchanan
Don DeFore
Reginald Denny
William Frawley
Sterling Holloway
Anita Louise
Marjorie Reynolds
Gale Storm
Lyle Talbot
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Thomas Sarnoff
George Cahan
Bob Raisbeck
Running time 30 minutes
Original network ABC
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release September 20, 1950 – October 5, 1951

Hollywood Premiere Theatre, also known as Hollywood Theatre Time and The Gil Lamb Show, is an anthology TV series broadcast on the ABC Television Network from September 20, 1950 to October 5, 1951. The show was hosted by Gil Lamb (1904-1995). The series was one of the first anthology shows aired from the West Coast, and featured the TV debut of singer Gale Storm. Two writers who worked on I Love Lucy, Bob Carroll, Jr. and Madelyn Davis, worked as writers on this series.[1]

Broadcast history[edit]

  • September 20, 1950 - November 29, 1950 (Wednesdays 7:00-7:30pm ET) as Hollywood Premiere Theatre
  • December 6, 1950 - June 6, 1951 (Wednesdays 7:00-7:30pm ET) as Hollywood Theatre Time
  • June 15, 1951 - October 5, 1951 (Fridays 10:00-10:30pm ET) as Hollywood Theatre Time

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