The Arthur Murray Party was a televisionvariety show which ran from 1950 until 1960. It appeared on ABC for the first few months of its broadcast, then moved among the DuMont Network, ABC, CBS, DuMont, CBS, NBC, CBS, and finally NBC. The show was hosted by famous dancersArthur and Kathryn Murray, and was basically one long advertisement for their chain of dance studios. Each week the couple performed a mystery dance, and the viewer who correctly identified the dance would receive two free lessons at a local studio.
The show was set up like a large party, with Kathryn hosting a variety of guests, from sports stars to actors or musicians. Murray dance studio instructors would help Kathryn and Arthur to show their guests how to perform a particular dance step. At the end of the show, the couple would perform a Johann Strausswaltz.
Categories: 1950s TV shows in the United States | 1960s TV shows in the United States | ABC network shows | DuMont network shows | CBS network shows | NBC network shows
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