The Colgate Comedy Hour (comedy-variety)

      (NBC Primetime, 1950 - 1955)

      [this popular early series featured comedians and comedy teams
       including "Eddie Cantor", "Abbott and Costello", "Dean
       Martin and Jerry Lewis", "Fred Allen", "Bob Hope, and
       "Jimmy Durante", "Robert Paige" and vocalist "Gordon MacRae"]


Billboard Jingle: "Colgate Jingle"

    [aka: "Brush Your Teeth With Colgate"; verified on an aircheck
     broadcast on 2/24/2002 on the TVLand cable channel...This is an example
     of several Colgate-Palmolive jingles used during the opening Billboard 
     Theme (see the next entry.)]

     Composer: Robert ("Bob") Forshaw (not affiliated)
     
     Orig. Claimant: Colgate Palmolive-Peet Co.
                       of Jersey City, NJ

     1978 Publisher: [not found in the 1978 ASCAP Index 1978
                      of Performed Compositions]

     2001 Publisher: [not found in ASCAP or BMI databases]

     Copyright Date: February 27, 1946; EU 8 668.
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:


Billboard Theme: "Colgate Comedy Hour Theme"

    [This composition may have been a medley of jingle snippets that were
     presented as a "billboard" preceding the Main program theme (below);
     These included familiar Colgate-Palmolive jingles such as Halo Shampoo,
     Colgate Dental Cream (above), Ajax Foaming Cleanser and Palmolive Soap,
     bracketed by additional musical phrases.]
     
     Composer: Lester Lee (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: [listed in the ASCAP Index 1978 without publisher]
     
     1999 Publisher: [listed in the ASCAP Repertoire without publisher]

     Copyright Date: 
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings: 


Main Open & Close Theme: "Laugh At Show Time"

     Composers: music by Alfred ("Al") Goodman (ASCAP), and
                words by Edna Osser (ASCAP)
                
     Orig. Publisher: (The) Guild Music Publishers Inc. (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: [listed in the ASCAP Index 1978 without publisher]
     
     1999 Publisher: [listed in the ASCAP Repertoire without publisher]

     Copyright Date: Oct. 4, 1950; EU 217 334.
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:



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