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The Loretta Young Show 

Letter to Loretta (original title)
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A drama anthology series hosted by actress Loretta Young. In addition to hosting the series, she played the lead in various episodes.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Loretta Young ...  Herself - Hostess / ... 221 episodes, 1953-1961
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A drama anthology series hosted by actress Loretta Young. In addition to hosting the series, she played the lead in various episodes.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

20 September 1953 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The "letter" in the series' title was a letter read on-camera by hostess Loretta Young. There would be a question asked, then answered in each week's episode. The letter gimmick was dropped after roughly 13 episodes, and the show's title was changed simply to "The Loretta Young Show." Midway through season 2, the show had a new opening: the hostess would make a dramatic, sweeping spin through a door into a living room wearing the most fabulous designer dresses and gowns of that era. It became the trademark of its star. See more »

Alternate Versions

Episodes that did not feature Young were rebroadcast as "NBC Playhouse" (1960) with new introductions by Jeanne Bal. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Violent Years (1994) See more »

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Great Show!
23 February 2006 | by filmloverladySee all my reviews

I remember watching this show with my Mom when I was a little girl. Loretta Young was always a favorite of hers, and she taught me to love these classic movie stars too. I vividly recall her entrance, and the beautiful clothes. Okay, the episodes are campy by todays standards, but they are still a delight to see- Simple stories that entertain, how many times can you say that now about the garbage on TV? Loretta and some familiar character actors complete each wonderful episode. I just bought the 3 DVD set of the first season, and I have been enjoying reliving my childhood! If you get a chance buy the DVD set, you won't be sorry.


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