What's My Line?

Season 5 Episode 34


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Apr 25, 1954 on CBS



  • Notes

    • (1) "WML?" SPONSOR WATCH: The main sponsor this evening was Stopette.
      (2) This time out, when introducing Steve, Dorothy mentions he has "his own show, five nights a week, here in New York." This contrasts with her incorrectly mentioning his "Tonight!" show in past episodes as being "on another network" -- which won't happen until September 27, 1954 onwards.
      (2) MYSTERY GUEST ARLENE DAHL: Tonight's show marked the first of a total of three appearances by actress Arlene Dahl. She will also appear as a mystery guest on EPISODE #494 of December 13, 1959. Miss Dahl's other appearance on "WML?" was a cameo, on an episode where her then-husband, Fernando Lamas (whom she married on June 25, 1954, exactly two months to the day from tonight's show), was a mystery guest in the first of his two "WML?" appearances. Of Mr. Lamas' spouses, only his final wife, Esther Williams, (to whom he was married from 1969 until his death in 1982), made more "WML?" appearances, including a memorable guest panelist shot on the special "West Coast" EPISODE #397 of January 12, 1958, which emanated from CBS Television City in Hollywood, California. For this evening, Miss Dahl's nameplate on the panel moderator's desk is set in Title Gothic Condensed No. 11, as usual in this period. At the time of tonight's show, she had reached the end of her run as host of the "Pepsi-Cola Playhouse" which ran on ABC from October 2, 1953 to June 26, 1955; she was replaced by Anita Colby, who in turn was replaced in October 1954 by future "WML?" guest panelist and mystery guest -- and early "To Tell the Truth" panelist -- Polly Bergen. Miss Dahl was also in two movies that came out later in 1954: "Woman's World" and "Bengal Brigade."
      (4) "WML?" CREDITS CRUNCH WATCH: GSN's highly vociferous, vituperous and virulent "crunching" of the end credits once more violently manifested itself on the June 2, 2008 airing of this episode.
      (5) Following the June 2, 2008 airing of tonight's show, GSN repeated the December 27, 1965 edition of "I've Got a Secret," with host Steve Allen and the panel of Betsy Palmer, Bill Cullen, Bess Myerson and Henry Morgan. Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong was the celebrity guest. - W-B (2008)

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