The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings [sound recording], 1940-1968.


The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings [sound recording], 1940-1968.

Weekly 30-minute NBC radio broadcasts, featuring classical and light classical music, which began on Apr. 29, 1940 and continued until 1958. In September, 1959, the Bell Telephone Hour made its television debut as a monthly musical special. It remained a regular television program until April 26, 1968.

1579 sound discs : analog, acetate, 33 rpm ; 16 in.


SNAC Resource ID: 8233514

New York Public Library System, NYPL

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