Highway to the Stars

Highway to the Stars
Genre Soap opera
Written by Bob Wald
Starring Patricia Jones
Country of origin  United States
Original language(s) English
Running time 30 minutes
Original network DuMont
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original release August 1947 – October 1947

Highway to the Stars was an early American live television soap opera, which was broadcast on New York City station WABD, flagship station of the DuMont Television Network, from August to October 1947, at which point it was replaced with Look Upon a Star, itself eventually replaced with Camera Headlines in January 1948.[1]

Patricia Jones played the lead role, and also starred in the NBC series Martin Kane, Private Eye (1951). Highway to the Stars aired on Tuesdays at 7:30pm ET, not Thursdays as stated in Billboard. Like many other local series on WABD, it may have been considered eligible to be picked up as a network series.


The premise was described by Billboard as "the travails of a corn-bred gal warbler [singer] trying to make good in the big town".[2]

Episode status

As with most DuMont series, no episodes are known to exist. Methods to record live television, such as kinescopes were only just becoming available by the time the series ended. The network probably thought there was no need to record the series in the first place, given that it aired on a single station only, though a couple kinescopes do remain of WABD's local programming of the following year (1948).

See also



  1. "Highway to the Stars (TV Series 1947– ) - IMDb". imdb.com. Retrieved 2015-07-08.
  2. Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved 2015-07-08.
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