Showtime U. S. A. (musical variety)

    (ABC Primetime, 1950 - 1951)

    [On this early series, entire scenes from contemporary Broadway
     musicals and plays were presented with the Broadway cast; since
     television was an experimental medium, it was probably considered
     good promotion to make such a tradeoff in those innocent days
     before royalties and union agreements would put a stop to it...

     The host/master of ceremonies was producer Vinton Freedley,
     who was president of The National Theatre Academy]

Theme: "There's No Business Like Show Business"

    [from the Broadway Musical "Annie Get Your Gun" (1946);
     THEME title credit in Craig Pattillo's "TV Theme Soundtrack

     Composer: Irving Berlin (ASCAP)

     Original Publisher: Irving Berlin Music Corp. (ASCAP)

     1997 Publisher: Williamson Music Co. (ASCAP)

     Composition Date: 1946 ["Who Wrote That Song" by Dick Jacobs]

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