Admiral Broadway Revue

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Admiral Broadway Revue
Admiral Broadway Revue.png
GenreVariety
Created byMax Liebman
Written byMel Brooks
Lucille Kallen
Max Liebman
Mel Tolkin
Directed byMax Liebman
StarringSid Caesar
Imogene Coca
Marge Champion
Gower Champion
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes19
Production
Producer(s)Max Liebman
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelDuMont
NBC
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original runJanuary 28, 1949 (1949-01-28) – June 3, 1949 (1949-06-03)
 
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Admiral Broadway Revue
Admiral Broadway Revue.png
GenreVariety
Created byMax Liebman
Written byMel Brooks
Lucille Kallen
Max Liebman
Mel Tolkin
Directed byMax Liebman
StarringSid Caesar
Imogene Coca
Marge Champion
Gower Champion
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes19
Production
Producer(s)Max Liebman
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelDuMont
NBC
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original runJanuary 28, 1949 (1949-01-28) – June 3, 1949 (1949-06-03)

Admiral Broadway Revue[1] is an American live television variety show that ran from January 28 to June 3, 1949. The show was broadcast live on Fridays from 8 to 9 pm ET simultaneously on both the NBC and the DuMont networks.

Overview[edit]

The show was telecast from the since-demolished International Theatre (also known as the Park Theatre) at 5 Columbus Circle in New York.[2] The hour-long series was directed by Max Liebman, hosted by Sid Caesar, and also starred Imogene Coca. Liebman, Caesar, and Coca would go on to work on NBC's Your Show of Shows, which debuted February 25, 1950.[1]

The series was sponsored by TV-set manufacturer Admiral, a company that was in direct competition with NBC's parent company RCA and with DuMont, both of which also manufactured TV sets. For this reason,[citation needed] and because Admiral was unable to keep up with the demand for its sets due to the show,[citation needed] the series was canceled. Its final episode aired June 3, 1949.[1]

Episode status[edit]

The Paley Center for Media holds 18 kinescope episodes of the series and the UCLA Film and Television Archive has one episode.

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