Ethel and Albert (sitcom, starring Peg Lynch and Alan Bunce)

    (NBC Primetime, 1953 - 1954;
     CBS Primetime, 1955;
     ABC Primetime, 1955 - 1956)

    [This had been a long-running network radio series since 
     1944 starring Peg Lynch and Richard Widmark. On television
     it had first been tried as a 15-minute segment of "The Kate
     Smith Show" in 1952; Then began its run on NBC as a half-hour
     live stage show. After a tour through all 3 networks, it 
     finally reached the end of the line in 1956; 

     One curiosity was the fact that the 2nd THEME of this
     series was also the signature THEME of another well-known
     couple which had another sitcom on radio and TV -- "The
     George Burns and Gracie Allen Show", which see.]


Theme 1 (on NBC): The Sunbeam Song

    [This song was about the product line of the sponsor, the Sunbeam
     Products Company, makers of the Mixmaster and other appliances;
     It was sung at the beginning, and heard over the closing credits 
     as a big band instrumental;
     
     It was identified as the theme in a wire service article "Most Viewers
     Not Familiar With TV Musical Themes" by Jack Gaver of New York; it
     was published in several newspapers across the country -- including
     The Shamokin News-Dispatch, in Shamokin, PA on February 27, 1954;
     
     No composer with the exact name "Jerry Bergett" as listed in the
     article was found in either ASCAP or BMI databases nor in copyright
     records during those years; the composer may have been Perry Burgett 
     or Edward Louis Goette or some similar name who did appear. In fact,
     Mr. Goette registered a song with this exact title in 1957, the
     year after the series went off the air.]

     Composer: Jerry Bergett (not affil.)

     Original Publisher:
     
     1999 Publisher:

     Copyright Date:
     
     Recordings:


Theme 2: The Love Nest,
            from the George M. Cohen musical comedy production "Mary" [1920]

     Composers: music by Louis A. Hirsch (ASCAP), and
                words by Otto A. Harbach (ASCAP)

     Original Publisher: Victoria Publishing Co. (ASCAP)
     
     1999 Publisher: [now in Public Domain]

     Copyright Date: 1920, on piano/vocal sheet music
     
     Recordings:



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