The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)

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Colgate Summer Comedy Hour  »

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The episode broadcast on 22 November 1953, hosted by Donald O'Connor, made history as the very first ever color television broadcast in the NTSC color system. See more »

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First Color Show?
9 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Recently, Gloria O'Connor (Donald's widow) told me that she thought the Nov. 22, 1953 Colgate Comedy Hour was the first color telecast of the newly-approved color system. Evidently it was part of a test. Many old-timers have insisted that the Jan 1 Rose Bowl Parade was the first color telecast. Can anyone shed some light on the Colgate Comedy Hour? I met Joyce Smith, one of the original dancers, at an NBC Reunion and she also believed that the show was telecast in color. It would be a good thing to straighten this out for the history books. In addition, Joyce said the Comedy hour originated at the original 'El Capitan' theater on Vine Street.


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