Encores From the Bell Telephone Hour

June 11, 1943 to September 9, 1976
97 episodes known to exist
Encores From the Bell Telephone Hour was a radio show which ran from June 11, 1943 to September 9, 1976.
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Show
# Episodes (Known)
Network
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June 11, 1943 - September 9, 1976
The Bell Telephone Hour
52
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2
September 15, 1968 - July 13, 1969
Bell Telephone Hour Encores
45
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The Bell Telephone Hour
June 11, 1943 - September 9, 1976
52 episodes known to exist
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
 
June 11, 1943 
James Melton 
James Melton 
30:00 

 
 
June 24, 1943 
Ezio Pinza 
Ezio Pinza 
27:00 

 
 
August 9, 1943 
Josef Hofman 
Josef Hofman 
30:00 

 
 
November 1, 1943 
Jascha Heifetz 
Jascha Heifetz 
30:00 

 
 
March 1, 1944 
Josef Hofman 
Josef Hofman 
30:00 

 
 
March 27, 1944 
Josef Hofman 
Josef Hofman 
30:00 

 
 
April 17, 1944 
Nelson Eddy 
Ezio Pinza 
30:00 

 
 
May 29, 1944 
Nelson Eddy 
Ezio Pinza 
30:00 

 
 
June 12, 1944 
Robert Casadesus 
Robert Casadesus 
30:00 

 
 
July 17, 1944 
Presenting Fritz Kreisler 
Fritz Krysler "The Violin Concerto In E Minor," (Mendelssohn). The overture to "The Marriage Of Figaro," (Mozart). Kreisler plays his own composition, "Caprice Viennoise." 
29:46 

 
 
July 31, 1944 
Josef Hofman 
Josef Hofman 
29:33 

 
 
August 14, 1944 
Nelson Eddy 
Ezio Pinza 
30:00 

 
 
August 20, 1944 
Nelson Eddy 
Nelson Eddy 
29:00 

 
 
September 4, 1944 
Ezio Pinza 
Ezio Pinza 
30:00 

 
 
September 11, 1944 
Marian Anderson 
Marian Anderson 
30:00 

 
 
September 18, 1944 
Oscar Levant 
Oscar Levant 
30:00 

 
 
December 18, 1944 
Robert Casadesus 
Robert Casadesus 
30:00 

 
 
December 25, 1944 
Helen Traubel 
Helen Traubel Christmas Program 
30:00 

 
 
January 1, 1945 
Fritz Kreisler 
Fritz Kreisler "All Through The Night" 
29:42 

 
 
January 15, 1945 
Ezio Pinza 
Ezio Pinza 
30:00 

 
 
February 5, 1945 
James Melton 
James Melton 
30:00 

 
 
June 11, 1945 
Charles Kullman 
Charles Kullman 
30:00 

 
 
July 2, 1945 
Bing Crosby 
Bing Crosby (First appearance) Independence Day Program 
30:00 

 
 
July 30, 1945 
Josef Hofman 
Josef Hofman 
30:00 

 
 
November 5, 1945 
James Melton 
James Melton 
30:00 

 
 
November 12, 1945 
Nelson Eddy 
Nelson Eddy 
29:49 

 
 
January 14, 1946 
Josef Hofman 
Josef Hofman 
30:00 

 
 
January 21, 1946 
Nelson Eddy 
Nelson Eddy 
29:56 

 
 
March 4, 1946 
Lily Pons 
Lily Pons 
30:00 

 
 
March 11, 1946 
Ezio Pinza 
Ezio Pinza 
30:00 

 
 
March 18, 1946 
Marian Anderson 
Marian Anderson 
30:00 

 
 
March 25, 1946 
Jascha Heifetz 
Jascha Heifetz 
30:00 

 
 
April 1, 1946 
James Melton 
James Melton 
30:00 

 
 
April 8, 1946 
Helen Traubel 
Helen Traubel 
30:00 

 
 
April 16, 1946 
Fritz Kreisler 
Fritz Kreisler. First movement of the concerto in C ("after Vivaldi") 
29:35 

 
 
May 6, 1946 
Lily Pons 
Lily Pons 
30:00 

 
 
May 13, 1946 
Ezio Pinza 
Ezio Pinza 
30:00 

 
 
May 20, 1946 
Oscar Levant 
Oscar Levant 
30:00 

 
 
August 19, 1946 
Josef Hofman 
Josef Hofman 
30:00 

 
 
January 13, 1947 
Josef Hofman 
Josef Hofman 
30:00 

 
 
July 21, 1947 
Peter and the Wolf 
Basil Rathbone 
30:00 

 
 
December 20, 1948 
John Charles Thomas 
Christmas Program 
29:47 

 
 
December 20, 1948 
John Charles Thomas 
John Charles Thomas Christmas Program 
29:47 

 
 
April 25, 1949 
Lily Pons 
lily Pons 
29:00 

 
 
October 24, 1949 
Jascha Heifetz 
Jascha Heifetz 
30:30 

 
 
May 1, 1950 
Jascha Heifetz 
Jascha Heifetz 
29:40 

 
 
August 20, 1951 
Nelson Eddy 
Ezio Pinza 
30:00 

 
 
May 12, 1952 
Nelson Eddy 
Nelson Eddy 
30:00 

 
 
February 23, 1953 
Nelson Eddy 
Nelson Eddy 
30:00 

 
 
April 29, 1956 
16th Birthday Party 
Lily Pons, Jose Iturbi, Eileen Farrell, Michael Rabin 
37:31 

 
 
September 9, 1976 
Bell Telephone Jubilee 
Hosts: Bing Crosby and Liza Minnelli. The featured performers are: Marvin Hamlisch, Joel Grey, Ben Vereen, Roy Clark, Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorme, Maurice Chevalier, Harry Belafonte, Lena Horne, Robert Preston, Ray Bolger, Ethel Merman, Fred Astaire, Erroll Garner, Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Andre Previn, Louis Armstrong, Andres Segovia and Julie Andrews. TV Soundtrack. 
1:30:00 

 
80 
May 27, 1946 
Helen Traubel 
Helen Traubel 
30:00 

 
Bell Telephone Hour Encores
Also known as BELL TELEPHONE HOUR ENCORES
September 15, 1968 - July 13, 1969
45 episodes known to exist
Host/narrator: Donald Voorhees
Music: Donald Voorhees and the Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra
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Air Date
Title
Comments
Length
Sources
September 15, 1968 
Featured Artist: Ezio Pinza 
Ezio Pinza 
28:30 
September 22, 1968 
Featured Artist: Eileen Farrell 
Eileen Farrell 
29:30 
September 29, 1968 
Featured Artist: Zino Francescati 
Zino Francescati 
29:30 
October 6, 1968 
Featured Artist: Helen Traubel 
Helen Traubel 
29:30 
October 13, 1968 
Featured Artist: Jose Iturbi 
Jose Iturbi 
29:30 
October 20, 1968 
All-Italian Program 
Ferruccio Tagliavini 
29:30 

 
October 27, 1968 
Featured Artist: Grace Moore 
Grace Moore 
29:30 
November 3, 1968 
Featured Artist: Robert Casadesus 
Robert Casadesus 
29:30 
November 10, 1968 
Featured Artist: John Charles Thomas 
John Charles Thomas 
29:30 
10 
November 17, 1968 
Featured Artist: Lily Pons 
Lily Pons 
29:30 
11 
November 24, 1968 
Featured Artist: Grant Johanneson 
Grant Johanneson 
29:30 
12 
December 1, 1968 
Featured Artist: Bidu Sayao 
Bidu Sayao 
29:30 
13 
December 8, 1968 
Featured Artist: Brian Sullivan 
Brian Sullivan 
29:30 
14 
December 15, 1968 
Featured Artist: Michael Rabin 
Michael Rabin, child prodigy violinist 
29:30 
15 
December 22, 1968 
Christmas Special 
Mildred Miller, mezzo-soprano. Christmas Program 
29:30 
16 
December 29, 1968 
Featured Artist: George London 
George London, Basso 
29:30 
17 
January 5, 1969 
Featured Artist: Clifford Kurzen 
Clifford Kurzen 
29:30 
18 
January 12, 1969 
Featured Artist: Nelson Eddy 
Nelson Eddy 
29:30 
19 
January 19, 1969 
Featured Artist: Marian Anderson 
Marian Anderson 
29:30 
20 
January 26, 1969 
Featured Artist: Fritz Kreisler 
Fritz Kreisler 
29:30 
21 
February 2, 1969 
Featured Artist: Leonard Warren 
Leonard Warren 
29:30 
22 
February 9, 1969 
Featured Artist: Gladys Swarthout 
Gladys Swarthout 
29:30 
23 
February 16, 1969 
Featured Artist: Georgio Tozzi 
Georgio Tozzi 
29:30 
24 
February 23, 1969 
Peter and the Wolf 
Fred Allen reads "Peter and the Wolf" 
29:30 
25 
March 2, 1969 
Featured Artist: Lucine Amara 
Lucine Amara 
29:30 
26 
March 9, 1969 
Featured Artist: Nicolai Gedda 
Nicolai Gedda 
29:30 
27 
March 16, 1969 
Featured Artist: Blanche Thebom 
Blanche Thebom 
29:30 
28 
March 23, 1969 
Featured Artist: Joseph Hoffman 
Joseph Hoffman 
29:30 
29 
March 30, 1969 
Featured Artist: Victoria De Las Angeles 
Victoria de las Angeles 
29:30 
30 
April 6, 1969 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 
31 
April 13, 1969 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 
32 
April 20, 1969 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 
33 
April 27, 1969 
Ezio Pinza 
EZIO PINZA 
28:30 
34 
May 4, 1969 
Eileen Farrell 
EILEEN FARRELL 
28:30 
35 
May 11, 1969 
All Gershwin Concert 
Featured Artist: Oscar Levant 
29:30 
36 
May 18, 1969 
Clifford Curson 
CLIFFORD CURSON 
28:30 
36 
May 18, 1969 
Featured Artist: Jussi Bjorling 
Jussi Bjorling 
29:30 
37 
May 25, 1969 
Nelson Eddy 
NELSON EDDY 
28:30 
38 
June 1, 1969 
Featured Artist: Gregor Piatogorsky 
Gregor Piatogorsky 
29:30 
39 
June 8, 1969 
Featured Artist: Leonard Warren 
Leonard Warren 
29:30 
40 
June 15, 1969 
Grace Moore 
GRACE MOORE 
28:30 
41 
June 22, 1969 
Helen Traubel 
HELEN TRAUBEL 
28:30 
42 
June 29, 1969 
?? Title Unknown ?? 
 
29:30 
43 
July 6, 1969 
Gregor Piatogorsky 
GREGOR PIATOGORSKY 
28:30 

 
44 
July 13, 1969 
Leonard Warren 
LEONARD WARREN 
28:30 

 
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