Lorne Greene "Bonanza" 1965 Songbook Signed Autograph Photos Theme
Lorne Greene-"Souvenir Song Album"-1965-Livingston & Evans-8 1/2" X 11 1/2"-32 pages-songbook with photos. This souvenir songbook-which originally sold for $1.95- features a 16 pages special photo section with photos and biography of Lorne Greene. Also included are photos of the "Bonanza" cast. The songbook featues the lyrics and music to Alamo,An Ol Tin Cup,Boananza,Bring On The Dancing Girls,End Of Track,The Man,Nine Pound Hammer,Oh What A Town,Sixteen Tons,Trouble Row.Bonanza is an American western/cowboy television series starring Pernell Roberts, Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, and Michael Landon, which aired on the NBC television network from September 12, 1959 until January 16, 1973. From 1964 through 1967, the show was #1 in the yearly Nielsen ratings. In terms of longevity, the show remains NBC's second longest-running series, after Law & Order. Bonanza was also the first hour-long network television series filmed in color.In 1959, the series was aired on Saturday evenings. Bonanza was one of the first series to be filmed and broadcast in color. RCA owned NBC (and the series) and wanted to use it to spur sales of color receivers. However, Saturday night ratings were disappointing and Bonanza was soon targeted for cancellation, but given one last chance. A move to Sunday nights at 9:00 PM, caused the series to soar and it eventually reached number one by the mid-'60s; by 1970, it had become the first series to ever wind up in the Top Five for nine consecutive seasons (a record which would stand for decades) and thus established itself as the single biggest hit TV series of the 1960s; it remained high on the Nielsen ratings until 1971, when it finally fell out of the top ten.
The opening burning map of the Ponderosa Ranch was illustrated with incorrect bearings. David Dortort, choosing not to redo the map, altered the compass points. The original painting was done by artist Robert Temple Ayres.The songbook has been autographed on the front cover by Lorne Greene..............BOTH SONGBOOK AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.FRONT COVER HAS WEAR................