UCLA Film & Television Archive Will Stream Two Episodes of Stars of Jazz on February 11

The UCLA Film & Television Archive’s Virtual Screening Room will stream two episodes of Stars of Jazz on Thursday, February 11 at 7PM ET/4PM PT.

Stars of Jazz aired locally on KABC-TV in Los Angeles from June 1956 to April 1958. Hosted by Bobby Troup, the half-hour series featured live performances each week. Stars of Jazz then aired nationally on ABC from April to November 1958.

Here’s information about the two episodes streaming later this month:

Stars of Jazz (KABC-TV, 10/13/1958)

Guests: Max Roach Quintet and vocalist Mary Ann McCall.

A KABC-TV production. Executive Producer: Peter Robinson. Producer: Jimmie Baker. Writer: Bob Arbogas. Director: Hap Weyman. Host: Bobby Troup.

Stars of Jazz (KABC-TV 05/19/1958)

Guests: Lighthouse All Stars and vocalist Julie London.

A KABC-TV production. Executive Producer: Peter Robinson. Producer: Jimmie Baker. Writer: Bob Arbogas. Director: Hap Weyman. Host: Bobby Troup.

Registration is required but free. You can register here.

One Reply to “UCLA Film & Television Archive Will Stream Two Episodes of Stars of Jazz on February 11”

  1. Thank you for your post about this. We caught it today. Not only was it an interesting document on the late 50s jazz scene, but a fascinating look into what it took to restore it. Thanks again!

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