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Two Rare 1951 Broadcasts Of This Beloved Kid Show In All Regions DVD Video Format!
Beginning in the earliest days of television in 1947 and continuing on until 1957, the first Kukla, Fran & Ollie series was broadcast from Chicago weekdays on the NBC television network. Completely ad-libbed, and performing to an audience more full of adults than of kids, puppeteer Burr Tillstrom, the beautiful Fran Allison & the puppets Kukla, Ollie & the rest of the "Kuklapolitans" wowwed affiliate stations, high-brow intellectuals, tiny little toddlers & most everyone else in-between. The great Orson Welles was a fan, as was James Thurber, John Steinbeck & Adlai Stevenson to name a few more. Pioneering in its presentation, format, subject matter and just about everything else, the show was also responsible for the first ship-to-shore telecast as well as the first network program ever to be broadcast in color. Though it appeared on TV in a number of incarnations until the 1980s, it was the original series featured on this DVD that most won the hearts and minds of fans and critics alike.
01: Kukla, Fran & Ollie (1951, B&W, 29:30)
02: Kukla, Fran & Ollie (1951, B&W, 29:20)