The Admiral Broadway Revue

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The Admiral Broadway Revue
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 time48-52 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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The Admiral Broadway Revue
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 time48-52 minutes
Broadcast
Original channelDuMont
NBC
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original runJanuary 28, 1949 (1949-01-28) – June 3, 1949 (1949-06-03)

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

Overview[edit]

The show was telecast from the now-demolished International Theatre (also known as the Park Theatre) at 5 Columbus Circle in New York.[1] The hour-long series was directed by Max Liebman, hosted by Sid Caesar, and also starred Imogene Coca. Liebman, Caesar, and Coca all worked later on NBC's Your Show of Shows.

The series was sponsored by TV set manufacturer Admiral, a company which was in direct competition with NBC's parent company RCA and DuMont, which both manufactured TV sets.

Revue was a success, and demand for new Admiral television sets went up. Unfortunately, its demise was for the same reason, as Admiral was unable to keep up with the demand.

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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