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Director:
Writer:
Paul Crabtree (writer)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
Release Date:
20 September 1953 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A drama anthology series hosted by actress Loretta Young. In addition to hosting the seres, she played the lead in various episodes.
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 15 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Loretta Young- "Thank You John" **** See more (6 total) »

Cast

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Loretta Young ... Herself-Hostess / ... (216 episodes, 1953-1961)
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Series Directed by
Richard Morris (45 episodes, 1954-1960)
Robert Florey (36 episodes, 1953-1954)
Norman Foster (25 episodes, 1956-1961)
Harry Keller (20 episodes, 1954-1956)
John Newland (11 episodes, 1956-1959)
Rudolph Maté (7 episodes, 1959-1960)
Richard Carlson (6 episodes, 1960-1961)
Richard Donner (5 episodes, 1961)
Tay Garnett (4 episodes, 1958-1959)
Jus Addiss (2 episodes, 1954)
Jeffrey Hayden (2 episodes, 1958)
Everett Sloane (2 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Writing credits
Richard Morris (48 episodes, 1953-1961)
Pauline Stone (23 episodes, 1956-1961)
William Bruckner (18 episodes, 1953-1961)
Michael Cosgrove (15 episodes, 1958-1961)
Lowell S. Hawley (11 episodes, 1954-1960)
Devery Freeman (9 episodes, 1953-1956)
Gene Levitt (9 episodes, 1953-1956)
Marian Spitzer (8 episodes, 1954-1957)
Donald S. Sanford (6 episodes, 1959-1961)
Ruth Roberts (3 episodes, 1953-1961)
Helen L. Morgan (3 episodes, 1953-1954)
Cameron Blake (3 episodes, 1954-1956)
Lydia Schiller (3 episodes, 1960-1961)
Darryl Hickman (3 episodes, 1961)
Gabrielle Upton (2 episodes, 1953-1954)
John Meredyth Lucas (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
Jack Robbins (2 episodes, 1954-1955)
Charles Bonner (2 episodes, 1954)
Barbara Merlin (2 episodes, 1954)
Louis E. Holz (2 episodes, 1956-1959)
Mary Jane Waldo (2 episodes, 1956-1957)
Harlan Warde (2 episodes, 1958)

Paul Crabtree (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Tom Lewis .... executive producer / producer (39 episodes, 1953-1955)
Matthew Rapf .... producer / executive producer (25 episodes, 1953-1954)
John London .... producer (13 episodes, 1956-1960)
Bert Granet .... producer (10 episodes, 1955-1956)
Ruth Roberts .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Original Music by
Harry Lubin (31 episodes, 1953-1961)
Herschel Burke Gilbert (3 episodes, 1959-1960)
 
Series Cinematography by
Norbert Brodine (60 episodes, 1953-1960)
Gene Polito (2 episodes, 1959)

Lionel Lindon (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Philip Cahn (22 episodes, 1953-1960)
Joseph Dervin (20 episodes, 1953-1959)
Bud Molin (6 episodes, 1953-1954)
 
Series Casting by
Jack Murton (1 episode, 1960)
 
Series Art Direction by
Ralph Berger (35 episodes, 1953-1954)
Frank Paul Sylos (16 episodes, 1954-1960)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Jacques Mapes (35 episodes, 1953-1954)
James Roach (6 episodes, 1954-1960)

Gladys Royal Belzer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Beth Langston .... hair stylist (41 episodes, 1953-1960)
Ernie Parks .... makeup artist (35 episodes, 1953-1954)
Otis Malcolm .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1954-1960)
 
Series Production Management
John London .... production manager (34 episodes, 1953-1954)
J. Paul Popkin .... production manager (2 episodes, 1955)
Nate Levinson .... production supervisor (2 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Pommer .... assistant director (35 episodes, 1953-1954)
Nate Levinson .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1954-1960)

Robert H. Justman .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Ernest King .... property master (3 episodes, 1957-1960)
 
Series Sound Department
Stanley Cooley .... sound (15 episodes, 1954-1960)
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound re-recordist / re-recording (5 episodes, 1955-1960)
Al Barno .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Special Effects by
Jack R. Glass .... photographic effects (1 episode, 1957)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Roger Shearman .... camera operator (13 episodes, 1954-1957)
George Marquenie .... chief set electrician / lighting technician (4 episodes, 1954-1955)
Lester Miller .... chief set electrician (3 episodes, 1957-1960)
E. Truman Joiner .... key grip (2 episodes, 1955)
Howard Hart .... key grip (2 episodes, 1957-1960)
Fred Mandl .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1960)

Robert Campbell .... chief set electrician (unknown episodes)
Dale Deverman .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Harry Stradling Jr. .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maria P. Donovan .... wardrobe (38 episodes, 1953-1955)
Carey Cline .... wardrobe / wardrobe supervisor (33 episodes, 1953-1960)
Marusia .... gowns: Loretta Young (19 episodes, 1953-1954)
Werlé .... gowns: Loretta Young (13 episodes, 1954-1957)
Al Teitelbaum .... furs (3 episodes, 1953-1954)
Travilla .... gowns: Loretta Young (2 episodes, 1960)
 
Series Editorial Department
Dann Cahn .... editorial supervisor (35 episodes, 1953-1954)
Joseph Dervin .... editorial supervisor (7 episodes, 1954-1960)
 
Series Music Department
Byron Chudnow .... music editor (26 episodes, 1953-1955)
Harry Lubin .... music supervisor / musical director / ... (24 episodes, 1954-1960)
Ken Wilhoit .... music editor / music supervisor (2 episodes, 1960)

Leon Birnbaum .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Jill Campbell .... music editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Ruth Roberts .... story editor (41 episodes, 1953-1960)
Polly Craus .... script supervisor (17 episodes, 1953-1954)
Irene Ives .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1954-1960)
J. Frank O'Neill .... assistant to producer (4 episodes, 1954-1955)
Max Factor .... character wigs (3 episodes, 1954-1957)
Jessie Bradley .... associate story editor (3 episodes, 1954-1955)
Cora Palmatier .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 1954)
Jack Regas .... choreographer (2 episodes, 1957)

Louis Da Pron .... choreographer (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Letter to Loretta" - USA (original title)
"The Loretta Young Theatre" - USA (rerun title)
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30 min
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Trivia:
In 1972, Loretta Young sued NBC for violating her contract in allowing reruns of 'Letter to Loretta (1953)' (better known as Loretta Young) to be shown, wherein audiences might have ridiculed her gowns and hairstyles, which were by then 10 or even 20 years out of date. The court awarded her more than a half-million dollars.See more »
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Loretta Young- "Thank You John" ****, 19 November 2007
Author: edwagreen from United States

In 1953 Loretta Young left films and ventured to television.

Remember how she would come out on the screen in elegant gowns? She would thank John, the man who introduced her.

This television series was an anthology. Loretta tackled a different role each week. Most of the shows were dramas but Ms. Young had the ability to do comedy as well.

She really did some fine acting here. I vividly remember the show where she played a woman dying of a brain tumor. I'll never forget when she met the priest by the gate and said that she wasn't Catholic but was dying. How about the one where the principal of a school visits her home at the end of summer vacation. She is the typical spinster teacher here. The principal tells her of his archaeological adventures that summer. When she comes back from making him tea in the kitchen, she discovers him dead. The whole town engages in vicious gossip on what must have been going on between the 2. I'll also not forget when Walter Slezak appeared as Emil Kronstadt, a chemistry or physics teacher who told a child not to wear falsies. Still another memorable episode was where Loretta comforted her next door neighbor when the latter lost his wife in a hit and run accident.

The opening music to the show was marvelous as Loretta waltzed in. She gave us some wonderful memories!

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