Classic TV: The 50s : Serious question about THE DINAH SHORE CHEVY SHOW–answers appreciated!

Serious question about THE DINAH SHORE CHEVY SHOW–answers appreciated!

I know this wasn't Dinah Shore's first show, and that before this one, she had a 15 minute program broadcast in black and white. But I want to know about this particular program – THE DINAH SHORE CHEVY SHOW, that started in 1956 and ended in 1962 and 1963.

What I really want to know about it is – was it always broadcast in color from day one? I ask because I just started seeing it on the JEWISH LIFE NETWORK, and I was struck by how "live" it felt, being in color, it almost felt like it was happening today – just with lot of classier people who knew how to talk, act, and dress better. I loved seeing it in color – and the episodes I watched were from early 1960.

I've done some YouTube searches, and found a mix of episodes that are in color and black and white. So you might be thinking that answers my question, but it actually doesn't, because come to find out, a lot of shows that are seen in black and white were actually broadcast in color originally.

For example, THE JACK BENNY PROGRAM special that he did in the 1960s with The Beach Boys was in color, but when I watched it on THE JEWISH LIFE NETWORK, it was in black and white – despite the fact that Jack Benny himself mentioned within the program that they were broadcasting "in living color".

I will be sad if I find out that a lot of the color episodes of this wonderful, beautiful program are now lost, and that all which survives are black-and-white kinescopes. And anyway, wasn't kinescope out of fashion by the mid-1950s? Didn't all the shows convert to film by then, following the example of I LOVE LUCY?

If anybody has any information on this, I would really like to know. Because silly as it may sound, as much as I love THE DINAH SHORE CHEVY SHOW now, this is really praying on my mind!

Please excuse typos/funny wording; I use speech-recognition that doesn't always recognize!

Re: Serious question about THE DINAH SHORE CHEVY SHOW–answers appreciat

Wikipedia gives the dates of the program from October, 1956 - June, 1963. It lists "Color," among the programs formats. There's no mention of "Black and White."

It aired on NBC, which was the pioneering network in color broadcasts.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dinah_Shore_Chevy_Show








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