Gordon MacRae took over as host of theTexaco Star Theater in March of 1948. As an actor and singer, MacRae was an excellent fit for the musical variety show.
MacRae took over as host of the show from Tony Martin in 1948 and continued Texaco's contract for 12 weeks. In addition to MacRae, the show also starred Evelyn Knight with Victor Young conducting the orchestra.
Texaco Star Theater was on the radio in some form from 1938 to 1949. In 1948 the show moved to television.
For additional Texaco Star Theater broadcasts from the 1930's and mid-1940's, see also: Texaco Star Theater. For additional Gordon MacRae, see also: The Railroad Hour and The Gulf Spray Program. This collection is the same as disk #5 in the Gordon MacRae Collection.