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To Tell The Truth (game show)

    (CBS Primetime, 1956 - 1967 -- with Bud Collyer, M.C.;
     CBS Daytime,   1962 - 1968 -- with Bud Collyer, M.C.;

     Syndicated vers. #1, 1969 - 1977 w/Garry Moore and Joe Garagiola;
     Syndicated vers. #2, 1980 - 1981 with Robin Ward)


Theme 1 (1956 - 62): "Peter Pan"

    [source: Craig Patillo's book "TV Theme Soundtrack Recordings", 
     during the first six seasons.]

     Composer: Dolf van der Linden (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: W. Paxton & Co., Ltd. (ASCAP)

     1998 Publisher: Novello Special Account
                        c/o G. Schirmer, Inc.
                        of New York, NY

     Copyright Date: (unknown)

     Recording: 
          78rpm - (unknown number)
               by Dolf van der Linden and his Metropole Orchestra
               in the W. Paxton and Co., Ltd. Mood Music Library

     Re-released on:
          CD - "Showtime" (1996)
                Atmosphere archive (private label) AACD-6
                by Dolf van der Linden and his Metropole Orchestra
                available from The Robert Farnon Society


Theme 2 (1962 - 68): "To Tell The Truth"

     Composer: Robert W. Cobert (ASCAP/BMI)

     1978 Publisher: [not listed in ASCAP or BMI]

     2000 Publisher: [not listed in ASCAP or BMI]

     Creation Date: 1962

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recording:
          CD - "The Best of TV Quiz and Game Show Themes" (2000)
                produced by The Sony Game Show Network,
                Varese-Sarabande Records 302 066 159 2


Syndicated Theme 1 (1969 - 1977): "To Tell The Truth Sig Theme"

    [aka: "To Tell The Truth Fanfare"...this logo melody
     may have been the origin of the collaboration with
     Robert A. Israel below...]

     Composers: Paul Alter (ASCAP) and 
                Susan Otto (ASCAP)
               [Alter was also TV director of the series]

     1978 Publisher: Goodson-Todman Associates, Inc.(ASCAP)

     1998 Publisher: Mark Goodson Productions, LLC  (ASCAP)
                        c/o All-American Communications, Inc.
                        of Santa Monica, CA

     Copyright Date: (unknown)
     Renewal   Date:

     Recording:


Syndicated Theme 2 (1969 - 1977): "To Tell The Truth Opening and Closing"

    [aka: "To Tell The Truth"]

     Composers: Robert A. Israel (BMI),
                and Paul Alter (ASCAP)
               [Alter was also TV director of the series]

     1998 Publisher: Goodson-Todman Enterprises, Ltd. (BMI)
                        of New York, NY

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recording:
          CD: "Classic TV Game Show Themes"
              produced by the Game Show Network
              Varese-Sarabande VSD-5881 (1998)

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