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The Colgate Comedy Hour 

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This was a Colgate-sponsored comedy hour that featured many notable comedians and entertainers of the era as guest stars.

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Fred Hamilton
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Jerry Lewis ...  Himself - Host / ... 187 episodes, 1950-1955
Dean Martin ...  Himself - Host / ... 185 episodes, 1950-1955
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This was a Colgate-sponsored comedy hour that featured many notable comedians and entertainers of the era as guest stars.

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Comedy | Romance

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USA

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English

Release Date:

10 September 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Colgate Summer Comedy Hour See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Woody Allen's television debut. See more »

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Referenced in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) See more »

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I've seen the two Abbott and Costello episodes
1 May 2005 | by rdg17See all my reviews

Not all Colgate Comedy Hour episodes originated from New York. In fact, when it began, production originated from New York and was kine-scoped for West Coast broadcast. Beginning with the second season, production was divided between Hollywood and New York, with the majority of episodes originating from Southern California. The show started in New York and ended in L.A. The first Los Angeles-based episode of the show aired late in September 1951. All of the Los Angeles-based Colgate Comedy Hour episodes seem to have been filmed instead of aired live, as I have seen with a December 1952 Abbott and Costello-hosted episode. Fred Waring was the final host of the series, and on Christmas Day 1955. The first Colgate Comedy Hour to originate from outside New York or Los Angeles was from Philadelphia in 1951 not Las Vegas or Miami in 1954. No sooner did the show end did Los Angeles overtake Chicago as an important center for TV production, as it remains 50 years later.


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