The Lawrence Welk Show was a musical variety show hosted by big band
leader Lawrence Welk. It started in 1951 as a local program on KTLA-TV in
Los Angeles. The original show was broadcast from the since-demolished
Aragon Ballroom at Venice Beach.The show made its national TV debut on
July 2, 1955, and was produced at the Hollywood Palladium for 23 of its 27
years on the air. The only seasons not taped there were 1965-66, 1976-77
at the Hollywood Place and CBS Television City from 1977 to 1979.The show
aired on ABC until it was cancelled in 1971.