The Chrysler Theatre/Bob Hope Specials (dramatic anthology/comedy-variety)

     [original title: "Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre"; and
      comedy-var. shows titled: "Chrysler Presents a Bob Hope Special";
      dramatic anthology epsides syndicated under the title:
      "Universal Star Time"]

     [the series began as a dramatic anthology with Bob Hope
      introducing the dramatic episodes and occasionally
      playing dramatic roles in them; sometimes these shows
      were comedy variety specials and other events more 
      like a traditional Bob Hope Special show with guests.]

     (NBC Primetime, 1963 - 1967)

Theme 1: "The Chrysler Theatre Theme"

    [BMI alternate title:    "Chrysler Theatre";
     Copyright notice title: "The Chrysler Theatre Theme", 
                             from "The Chrysler Theatre";
     Title on Manuscript:    "Bob Hope Presents 
                              The Chrysler Theatre Theme" including
                             "Thanks For The Memory".]

    [Although credit is given on the manuscript to "Thanks For The
     Memory", this THEME only has the briefest resemblance to the 
     old Bob Hope-associated song.

     Most of this theme is original material - a "studio marquee"
     bright tempo intro seques into a broad dramatic theme which
     might be thought of as a very loose "interpretation" of 
     the motif of "Thanks For The Memory". It is actually vintage
     Johnny Williams in the best tradition.]

     Composer: John Towner Williams (ASCAP/BMI)
              [formerly known as Johnny Williams]

     1978 Publisher: Duchess/Hawaii Music (BMI)
     2000 Publisher: Duchess/Hawaii S/A div. of Duchess Music (BMI)
                        c/o MCA Music,
                        of New York, NY

     Copyright Date: Oct.  2, 1963; EU 792 317.
     Renewal   Date: Sep. 18, 1991; RE-541-860.


Theme 2 (for Variety hours): "Thanks For The Memory" from the musical film "The Big Broadcast of 1938"

     Composer: music by Ralph Rainger (ASCAP), and 
               lyrics by Leo Robin (ASCAP)

     Orig. Publisher: Paramount Music Corporation (ASCAP)
     1978 Publisher:  Paramount Music Corp. (ASCAP)
     2000 Publisher:  Paramount Music Corporation (ASCAP)
                         c/o Famous Music Corp.,
                         of New York, NY

     Composition Date: 1937

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