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1950: ‘The Arthur Murray Party’ Begins

By Max / Published on Saturday, 20 Jul 2019 11:58 AM / No Comments / 568 views

This day in 1950 marked the start of the Golden Age of Television’s answer to Dancing with the Stars: Arthur Murray Party Time — which was later renamed (and best known as) The Arthur Murray Party.

The series cast famed dance instructor Arthur Murray and his wife, Kathryn Murray, as hosts of a party-like gathering featuring celebrity guests and performers. During the broadcast the Murrays — with the help of dance instructors from the Arthur Murray Dance Studio — demonstrated various dances.

During its decade-long run, The Arthur Murray Party ran on ABC, CBS, DuMont and NBC.

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