What's My Line?

Season 7 Episode 42


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jun 17, 1956 on CBS



  • Notes

    • (1) "WML?" SPONSOR AND PANEL WATCH: The main sponsor this evening is Helene Curtis. And once again, the panel is pre-seated.
      (2) "WML?" OVERLAY FONT WATCH: For first mystery guest Arthur Murray, his upper-third name overlay shown as he was signing in, and the "TEACHES DANCING" overlay shown after he took his seat, were both set in Futura Medium. The remaining overlays for the evening were set in Futura Demi Bold. In the case of the last contestant, his overlay had a combination of all capital letters and mixed case (upper and lower case) letters: "INSPECTS BEE HIVES (For State Of Ohio)."
      (3) ARTHUR MURRAY: This was the first extant appearance on "WML?" of the legendary dance instructor, and his second overall; his debut mystery guest shot on EPISODE #79 of December 2, 1951 no longer exists.
      (4) This was Vic Damone's second and final "WML?" appearance, as well as the only appearance of his then-wife, actress Pier Angeli. Following their divorce in 1958, Mr. Damone married four more times. His fourth wife (from 1987 to 1996) was actress/singer Diahann Carroll, who appeared as a mystery guest on EPISODE #614 of May 20, 1962. Around the time of his appearance tonight, Mr. Damone had a moderate hit with "On the Street Where You Live" [Columbia (4-)40654], from a new musical making its first splash at the time of this episode -- "My Fair Lady." As for Miss Angeli, she appeared in two movies in 1956 -- "Somebody Up There Likes Me" (as "Norma Graziano") and "Port Afrique" (as "Ynez"). Their lower-third overlay screen was set on two lines: "Vic Damone & Pier Angeli (Mr. & Mrs.)."
      (5) "WML?" CREDITS CRUNCH WATCH: This was another rare episode to have the complete production crew credits after the travel arrangements plug for American Airlines. And unsurprisingly, all this was shown by GSN in its highly compressed, "crunched" manner on its September 18, 2008 airing of this episode.
      (6) Following GSN's September 18, 2008 airing of tonight's show, the cable and satellite channel reran the December 8, 1953 edition of "The Name's the Same," hosted by Robert Q. Lewis, with the panel of Gene Rayburn, Joan Alexander and Bill Stern, and celebrity guest Judy Holliday. - W-B (2008)

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