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Philip Morris Playhouse (dramatic anthology)

    (CBS, 1953 - 1954)

    [aka: "Philip Morris Broadway Playhouse";
     aka: "Philip Morris Playhouse On Broadway"]

Theme 1: "On The Trail" from "The Grand Canyon Suite"

    [Theme & composer credit: TV Guide TV Theme article 2/19/54]

     Composer: Ferde Grofé Jr. (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Robbins Music Corp. (ASCAP)
     1997 Publisher: EMI/Robbins Catalog, Inc. (ASCAP)

     Copyright Date: 1933, in book "Who Wrote That Song?"

     Original 78 recordings by Paul Whiteman, and Sy Oliver (1948),
          [according to book "Who Wrote That Song?" by Dick Jacobs]

     New Recordings: numerous semi-classical 78s, LPs, and CDs
NOTE: The Philip Morris Tobacco company used "On The Trail" as a signature piece behind their commercial advertising on radio & TV, along with a midget bellhop (Johnny) who intoned: "Call for Phillip Morrr--rray--is". So the choice of this piece for their dramatic anthology series is a tie-in to the advertising.

Theme 2: "Philip Morris Playhouse Theme"

    [Title & composer credit in ASCAP Performance Index, 1952]

     Composer: Rene ("Aime") Garriguenc (ASCAP)

     1952 Publisher: Bibo Music Co. (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: [not found in the ASCAP Performance Index, 1978]
     2000 Publisher: [not found in ASCAP repertoire database]

     Copyright Date:


Theme 3: "Philip Morris Broadway Playhouse Theme"

    [Title & composer credit in ASCAP Performance Index, 1954;
     Charles Martin was also the producer of the radio series.]

     Composers: George Bassman (ASCAP), and
                Charles Martin (ASCAP)

     1954 Publisher: [listed in the ASCAP Performance Index, 1954
                      without publisher credit]

     2000 Publisher: [listed in ASCAP database without publisher;
                      and composer credit ONLY to George Bassman]

     Copyright Date:


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