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Halloween At Town Hall Party DVD 1959 For Sale Tex Ritter
DVD Synopsis and information:
Town Hall Party was California's largest country music barndance, running from early 1952 until early 1961. The show was broadcast every Saturday night from a theatre made up to look like an old barn in the Compton suburb of Los Angeles. Crowds numbering up to 2000 would fill the old Town Hall to see and hear the top country artists of the day. The first hour was broadcast live over KFI and reached a wider audience when NBC syndicated the show on radio. The broadcast was extended to three hours when KTTV-TV televised the show. Jay Stewart (who later hosted the TV quiz show 'Let's Make a Deal'), and Tex Ritter were the MCs and the house band featured a Who's Who of West Coast country music, including Joe Maphis, Merle Travis, Skeets McDonald, Johnny Bond and Tommy Duncan.
On this DVD, Bear Family presents one complete show from Town Hall on Halloween night recorded forty-four years ago. Set the time machine to October 31, 1959, and sit back and enjoy what no one has seen since the day of that broadcast. It starts with an introduction by Joe Maphis and goes on to show performances featuring Joe Maphis, Billy Mize, Pat McNeill, Pee Wee Adams, Fiddlin' Kate Warren, Jimmy Pruitt, Cliff Crofford, The Town Hall Party Gang, Skeets McDonald, Jeannie Sterling, Tex Ritter, The Browns, Joe Maphis talking to Carl 'Squeakin Deacon' Moore, Shirley Adams, Charlie Williams and others.
Actors: Joe Maphis, Skeets McDonald, Tex Ritter
Format: Import, NTSC
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Bear Family
Color: Black & White
DVD Release Date: November 24, 2003
Run Time: 104 minutes