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Lux Video Theatre (dramatic anthology)

     [1954 alternate summer title: "Lux Summer Theatre"]

     (CBS TV Primetime, 1950 - 1954;
      NBC TV Primetime, 1954 - 1957)

     ["Lux Radio Theatre" began on the NBC Radio Blue Network 
      in 1934-35, and continued on CBS 1935-54, and ended back
      on NBC during in the 1954-55 season.]

     [Cecil B. DeMille hosted the radio series from 1936-45.
      The CBS-TV series did not have regular hosts. But the
      NBC hosts were James Mason, Otto Krueger, and Gordon McCrae.]

     [The summer-time version was called "Lux Summer Theatre", and
      was hosted by announcer Ken Carpenter.]


Theme 1 (on CBS, 1950-54): "Lux [Radio] Theatre [Signature]"

    ["Seventh Heaven" was the title of the first radio episode 
     on which it was used on NBC in 1934.]

    [Also used as the first radio THEME; composer verified in 
     the book "Lux Presents Hollywood: a show-by-show history of
     the Lux Radio Theatre and the Lux Video Theatre, 1934&emdash;1957"
     by Connie Billips and Arthur Pierce (c) 1995, McFarland & Co.]

     Composer: Robert Armbruster (ASCAP)
     Original Publisher: [unknown, not an ASCAP composition, according
                          to the above book...]
     1998 Publisher:  [not listed in ASCAP or BMI]
     Copyright Dates: [not found]
     Recordings:


Open Theme 2 (on NBC, 1954-57): "Lux Theme"

    [Also used on NBC radio; THEME composer verified in the book 
    "Lux Presents Hollywood: a show-by-show history of the
     Lux Radio Theatre and the Lux Video Theatre, 1934&emdash;1957"
     by Connie Billips and Arthur Pierce (c) 1995, McFarland & Co.]

    [The book says the THEME melody derives from cues Rudy Schrager
     composed for a 1942 radio episode of Lux Radio Theatre
     entitled, "City for Conquest".]

     Composers: Rudolph Noachim ("Rudy") Schrager (ASCAP)
     1978 Publisher: Spina Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
     1998 Publisher: [no ASCAP Publisher listed]
     Creation Date [verified in above book]:
     Copyright Date: [none found]
     Recordings:


Close Theme 2 (on NBC, 1954-57): "Lux Finale"

    [verified on a video aircheck is the fact that this closing
     credits THEME matches the melody of the Open, but is arranged
     in a "dance-band ballad" style, reminiscent of Guy Lombardo.]

    [The book says the THEME melody derives from cues Rudy Schrager
     composed for a 1942 radio episode of Lux Radio Theatre
     entitled, "City for Conquest"]

     Composer: Rudolph Noachim ("Rudy") Schrager (ASCAP)
     1978 Publisher: Spina Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
     1998 Publisher: [no ASCAP Publisher listed]
     Copyright Date: [none found]
     Recordings:


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