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13 October 1947 (USA) See more »
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Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 5 nominations See more »
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A valuable part of TV history; fun for all ages! See more (8 total) »

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Fran Allison ... Fran (1 episode, 1953)

June Lockhart (1 episode, 1953)
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Series Directed by
Lewis Gomavitz (unknown episodes)
 
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Beulah Zachary .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Billy Goldenberg (unknown episodes)
 
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Ted Drake (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Joseph Lockwood (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bruce Berquist .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Jack Fascinato .... musical director (unknown episodes, 1948-1954)
Billy Goldenberg .... musical director (unknown episodes)
 
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Russ Mayberry .... floor manager (unknown episodes)
John Natale .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Jack Snow .... publicist (unknown episodes)
 

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15 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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On 11 August 2009 the US Postal Service issued a pane of twenty 44¢ commemorative postage stamps honoring early USA television programs. A booklet with 20 picture postal cards was also issued. On the stamp honoring "Kukla, Fran and Ollie", human star Fran Allison appears between puppets Kukla the clown and Ollie the dragon. Other shows honored in the Early TV Memories issue were: "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" (1952), "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (1955), "The Dinah Shore Show" (1951), "Dragnet" (1951), "The Ed Sullivan Show" (originally titled "The Ed Sullivan Show" (1948)), "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show" (1950), "Hopalong Cassidy" (1952), "The Honeymooners" (1955), "The Howdy Doody Show" (original title: "The Howdy Doody Show" (1947)), "I Love Lucy" (1951), "Lassie" (1954), "The Lone Ranger" (1949), "Perry Mason" (1957), "The Phil Silvers Show" (1955), "The Red Skelton Hour" (1951), "Texaco Star Theater" (titled "The Milton Berle Show" (1948), 1954-1956), The Tonight Show (which began as "Tonight!" (1953)), "Twilight Zone" (1959), and "You Bet Your Life" (1950).See more »
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A valuable part of TV history; fun for all ages!, 29 December 2003
Author: OKCRay from United States

I remember the Kuklapolitans when they were on PBS and when they hosted the CBS Childrens Theatre back in the 70s, and my aunts and uncles watched them frequently when they were growing up. This was clearly one of the best TV puppet theatres (although I also enjoyed Garfield Goose when I was a kid... anyone growing up in Chicago during the 60s and early 70s remembers this local favorite!), and Fran Allison was an absolutely charming hostess. I was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of a Christmas special they performed in 1979(!!!) called "'Tis the Season to be Ollie", where the Kuklapolitans try to come up with a new idea for a holiday show. Ollie's idea of making it a glitzy production, complete with sequined disco outfits, mirror ball and strobe lights, is priceless! For television history buffs, the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago has this available on a wonderful DVD-R, which also includes classic 1950s holiday cartoons "Hardrock, Coco and Joe" (a/k/a "The Three Little Dwarfs"), "Suzie Snowflake" and "Frosty the Snowman".

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