Comedy / Drama / Musical (1938-1949)
Texaco Star Theater is a personality filled Hollywood variety show with and all-star cast of vocalists, hosts,comedians, and guests. Ken Murray, Francis Langford, Kenny Baker, Bette Davis, Fred Allen as host, even the first lady of gossip Hedda Hopper made appearances.
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Texaco was a major sponsor of many successful personality-based variety old time radio shows including The Fred Allen Show, Jimmy Durante, Ed Wynn and lastly Milton Berle.
Originally show was first opened with a wailing siren until the attacks on Pearl Harbor when the sound of sirens reminded audiences of air raids.
Following the "air raid", comedians, musicals, and drama entertained the audience for close to an hour. A fun and diverse old time radio show is sure to delight any variety show enthusiasts. For additional Texaco Star Theater programs broadcast in Summer 1948, see also: The Gordon MacRae Show (Texaco).