MILTON BERLE AND THE TEXACO STAR THEATER

MILTON BERLE AND THE TEXACO STAR THEATER

He was a smash once the new full season began, Texaco Star Theater hitting ratings as high as 80 and owning Tuesday night for NBC from 8 to 9 PM.  And, as the show landed a pair of Emmy Awards in that first year (the show itself, for Best Kinescope Show; and, Berle as Most Outstanding Kinescoped Personality), Uncle Miltie (he first called himself by that name ad-libbing at the end of a 1949 broadcast) joked, preened, pratfell, danced, costumed, and clowned his way to stardom, with Americans discovering television as a technological marvel and entertainment medium seeming to bring the country to a dead stop every Tuesday night, just to see what the madcap Berle might pull next.

With Berle at the helm, Texaco Star Theater was credited heavily with driving American television set sales heavily; the number of TV sets sold during Berle's run on the show was said to have grown from 500,000 his first year on the tube to over 30 million when the show ended in 1956. Texaco Star Theater was also the highest rated television show of the 1950-51 television season, the first season in which the Nielsen ratings were used.

This set includes two hour long TEXACO STAR THEATRE shows, two half hour KRAFT THEATRE starring Milton Berle and a classic 1962 MILTON BERLE SHOW with Jack Benny.   Also included as a bonus is a complete RED SKELTON SHOW.  The original vintage commercials are included.  Picture quality will vary from show to show but overall quality average an 8.  The February 1953 show contains network countdown.

JANUARY 20, 1953 - GERTRUDE GOLDBERG & THE ANDREWS SISTERS
FEBRUARY 2, 1953 - FRANK SINATRA & JOAN BLONDELL
NOVEMBER 19, 1958 - RED SKELTON, BARBARA NICHOLS & THE KINGSTON TRI0
DECEMBER 3, 1958 - ELLA FITZGERALD, THE PLAYMATES & GEO JESSEL
MARCH 9, 1962 - JACK BENNY, JANIS PAGE & LAWRENCE HARVEY
BONUS: FEBRUARY 8, 1953 THE RED SKELTON SHOW - NAT KING COLE

Milton Berle, classic TV Shows
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