Thursday, May 24, 2012

Eileen Wilson, Snooky Lanson, and Dorothy Collins, "Your Hit Parade"

I recently bought this very nice photo, on ebay. It's of the primary singing stars of the NBC television show Your Hit Parade, from 1950 to 1952:  Eileen Wilson, Snooky Lanson, and Dorothy Collins.  (The picture, unfortunately, has a number of dust spots--seen as white specks--on it.)

After the 1951-1952 TV season, Eileen Wilson left the program; she was replaced by singer June Valli. 

In the background of the picture, there is a television camera, with its side panel opened up.  At the time, the television cameras for New York-based NBC programs routinely displayed two labels:  "WNBT," and, beneath that, "NBC."  WNBT was the local New York NBC station; its name was later changed to WNBC.