Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Roncom; Perry Como

Roncom was Perry Como's production company. Roncom produced each of the episodes of Suspense Theatre. This helps explain why, every few weeks, Suspense Theatre's network time slot would be taken over by a Perry Como music special during Suspense Theatre's initial run on television.

Perry Como

Roncom continued to produce Como's television music specials into the 1970's.

1 comment:

  1. "SUSPENSE THEATRE" was part of the deal for "PERRY COMO'S KRAFT MUSIC HALL" to continue as a monthly series in the fall of 1963.

    When Perry got tired of the "weekly grind" that year, he made it clear that he was willing to continue his relationship with Kraft- providing his production company, Roncom Films (named for his son Ronnie), produce the filmed series {with MCA/Universal} that would be "replacing" him the other three weeks of the month. Roncom had previously produced his 1960 summer replacement shows for Kraft: "TATE" [a western starring David McLean], and "HAPPY" [a sitcom starring Ronnie Burns, and a baby (the Born twins) that did pretty much what his father George did on "THE BURNS AND ALLEN SHOW": comment directly to viewers on what was going on during the show]. For the fall of '63, Kraft wanted Roncom to produce a filmed dramatic anthology (a la "KRAFT MYSTERY THEATER", which was Perry's summer replacement in 1961, '62 and '63, but NOT directly produced by him) to alternate with Como's variety specials...and that's how "KRAFT SUSPENSE THEATRE" got on the air.