Ozark Jubilee Digitization Project
The Ozark Jubilee was a live, nationally broadcast country-western variety show originating from the Jewell Theater -- “the heart of the Ozarks” -- in downtown Springfield from 1955 through 1960. Many country music stars began or advanced their careers by appearing on the Jubilee including Porter Wagoner, Patsy Cline, Brenda Lee, Johnny Cash, and the Philharmonics.
Currently over 60 episodes reside in kinescope form in the University of California, Los Angeles Film and Television Archive. With your help, we will work with UCLA to digitize and make available all viable episodes on a dedicated YouTube channel.
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For questions on sponsorships or this project, please contact Library@MissouriState.edu
Watch digitized episodes on the Ozark Jubilee YouTube channel.