A.N.T.A. Album of 1955

A.N.T.A. Album of 1955 is a closed-circuit American television special produced to raise funds for the relief agency CARE that was telecast live from the now-demolished Adelphi Theatre in New York City on March 28, 1955.[1] It is listed as a DuMont Television Network show, and is on Clarke Ingram's list of DuMont programming content stored at the UCLA Film and Television Archive.[2]

A.N.T.A. Album of 1955
GenreTelevision special
Directed byBarry Shear
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Gilbert Miller
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time120 minutes
Production company(s)American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA)
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseMarch 28, 1955 (1955-03-28)

At the time, DuMont was in the process of being shut down.[3] Among those who appeared in the special included Helen Hayes, Lena Horne, Victor Moore, Ezio Pinza, and Elaine Stritch.[4]

Preservation status

A copy of the special is in the collection of the UCLA Film and Television Archive.

See also


  1. IMDB entry
  2. DuMont historical website Archived 2015-08-17 at the Wayback Machine
  3. "DuMont historical website". Archived from the original on 2009-08-04. Retrieved 2009-10-25.
  4. IMDB entry


  • David Weinstein, The Forgotten Network: DuMont and the Birth of American Television (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2004) ISBN 1-59213-245-6
  • Alex McNeil, Total Television, Fourth edition (New York: Penguin Books, 1980) ISBN 0-14-024916-8
  • Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows, Third edition (New York: Ballantine Books, 1964) ISBN 0-345-31864-1
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