Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Jane Froman

A centennial celebration related to the late singer, Jane Froman, is planned on November 9th, 10th, and 11th of this year in Columbia, Missouri, at Columbia College in Columbia, at the University of Missouri, at Stephens College, and at Boone County Historical Society. (Jane was originally from Missouri and then moved back to Missouri from New York, when she retired in 1961. Her last national television appearances were in 1960 on the Bell Telephone hour, the Arthur Murray Show, and the Ed Sullivan Show.)

Jane's own television show was broadcast on CBS for three years from 1952 through 1955. The show originally was called Jane Froman's USA Canteen and then later was called simply the Jane Froman Show.

The Jane Froman Show was broadcast from studio 50 at CBS. There is a reference to a 1954 date at studio 50 for this show on your website.

Are there any retired CBS employees who actually remember working on Jane's show? If Jane had lived, she would have been 100 this year, but she was around 46 or 47 years old when she did her tv show in 1954 and 1955, and so it certainly is possible that technicians or engineers who were much younger than Jane and worked on the show may still be alive and have memories of the show.

Perhaps you could ask at your next meeting, or through a newsletter or website, whether anyone remembers working on the show. If so, and you can put us in contact with them, we may ask them ro audiotape some memories of the show or of Jane to be placed in the Jane Froman collection at the University of Missouri and to be made available for the Jane Froman Centennial in November.

Thank you for your help in this matter.

Sheldon Duchin

Jane Froman Centennial Committee

Also, our website is if anyone wants to view the planned events or wants to sign the guestbook.