What's My Line?

Season 6 Episode 38


Aired Daily 12:00 AM May 22, 1955 on CBS



  • Notes

    • REVIEW: This was another decent showing for the panel. Bennett got things rolling when he correctly identified Mr. Draper (aka Colonel Draper) as the pilot of President Eisenhower's plane, The Columbine. Bennett also was given credit for a correct guess in the second game when he said that Mrs. Brice bottled pickles, after Fred had correctly guessed that she had something to do with them. However, Mrs. Brice actually owned the whole factory. Fred really stunned everyone in the mystery guest round when out of the blue he correctly identified Van Johnson. John later recounted Van's previous appearance when Walter Winchell spoiled all the fun by spilling the beans that Johnson would be on. Unfortunately, the panel ran out of time in the final game, so Mrs. Ramona Deitemeyer of Lincoln, Nebraska, the then current Mrs. America, wound up winning the full prize by default. - Sargebri (2005)

      PRESIDENTIAL PLANE: Col. Draper stated that President Eisenhower's plane, The Columbine, was still a propeller driven craft. The first jet to be dubbed Air Force One wasn't in existence yet. It wouldn't be until 1962 that the first jet to fly under that moniker would be put into service. That craft, a Boeing 707, would be used for several years. However, its most famous use came in November 1963 when it carried the body of President Kennedy back to Washington D.C. after he was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Shortly after JFK's body was loaded on the plane, Vice-President Lyndon Johnson was sworn in as President in the cabin area of the plane. - Sargebri (2005)

      PRESIDENTIAL PLANE: There were three Eisenhower "Columbine" planes, all named after the official state flower of Colorado, which was Mamie Eisenhower's adopted home state. General Dwight Eisenhower flew "The Columbine I" when he was Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe. As U.S. President, he flew in "The Columbine II." There is an interesting story surrounding "The Columbine II" which had a call sign of "Air Force 610." On a 1956 flight to Florida, Ike's plane was briefly confused with "Eastern 610," a commercial passenger flight. No problems arose, but the pilot, Colonel Bill Draper, thought that there might be serious misunderstandings in the future, so he swiftly picked a unique call sign, "Air Force One." The press discovered this catchy new call sign and attached it to the presidential aircraft. From then on, all U.S. President's planes - props and jets alike - have been called "Air Force One." Other sites on the net state this term was used prior to this time. The last one, "The Columbine III," is currently located at the U.S. Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio. - Suzanne (2005)

      PARTY AT BENNETT'S: During game 2, Bennett stated that the Mayor of Fort Worth, Texas, is in the audience in the front row. He was not named. What was mentioned - several times - was the big party that Bennett hosted last night. - Suzanne (2005)

      MYSTERY GUEST Van Johnson is currently filming his 1956 film "Miracle in the Rain" which co-stars Jane Wyman. John referenced WML EPISODE #182 of November 22, 1953, when Van Johnson was the scheduled mystery guest, but his game was not played because the press had leaked his upcoming appearance. - Suzanne (2005)

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