CBC Television Network

Chrysler Festival

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1957

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired Wednesdays at 10:00 PM.  November 14, 28 1956. January 23, 
February 20, March 20 and April 17, 1957

The Chrysler Festival was a big budget variety show produced in front of a live audience. The venue was Loew’s Uptown Theatre in Toronto, which had a seating capacity of 2,000. Only six shows were produced but they featured a number of artists who were very popular in their day, including Eartha Kitt, the Dave Brubeck Quartet, Tito Gobbi, Larry Adler, tenor Richard Tucker, Peter Sellers, Dorothy Dandridge, the Oscar Peterson Trio, Marian Anderson, Edith Piaf and Glenn Gould.

Hosts: Hume Cronyn and Elaine Grand
Musical director: Lucio Agostini
Director: Don Hudson
Producer: Franz Kraemer
Executive Producer: Stuart W. Griffiths.

Written by John Corcelli – February, 2005