16” RCA Victor “Orthacoustic” transcription disc, made for the NBC’ Thesaurus label (“A Treasure House of Recorded Programs”). Recorded programming was prohibited on the national radio network but RCA/NBC didn’t mind getting into the business of producing transcriptions and providing canned programs to local stations…
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Your Show of Shows was preceded by a very similar program – also produced and directed by Max Liebman; also starring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca – called The Admiral Broadway Revue. It was broadcast live on Fridays from 8-9 pm, on both the NBC and DuMont networks, from January 28 to June 3, 1949.
Although a huge success, the program ended after only 19 weeks “because Admiral, recently having entered into the manufacturing of televisions, had more orders for sets than it could handle, partly due to the success of The Admiral Broadway Revue.