What's My Line?

Season 7 Episode 49


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Aug 05, 1956 on CBS



  • Notes

    • (1) "WML?" SPONSOR AND PANEL WATCH: The main sponsor for this evening is Remington electric shavers, while the Remington Rand logo is atop the sign-in board. Also, this was Paul Winchell's seventh and final "WML?" appearance; his last six, including tonight, were as a guest panelist.
      (2) MYSTERY GUEST #1: Richard J. Daley (1902-1976) was Mayor of Chicago from 1955 until his death, and as of 2008 was the longest-serving Mayor in the city's history. While some of his methods and tactics incited controversy, such as his handling of the unrest outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention, there are also many positives associated with his time in office. For instance, he has been credited with keeping the city continually viable while other "Rust Belt" cities, such as Cleveland, Ohio and Detroit, Michigan, saw major declines during that same period. In addition, Mr. Daley managed to keep the city functioning in the aftermath of the Blizzard of 1967 when 23 inches of snow fell on January 26-27, 1967, adversely affecting transportation and other services. The citizens were appreciative and he handily won re-election that year. This mayoral achievement was in sharp contrast to what happened during the blizzard of January 13-14, 1979, when 18.8 inches of snow fell on the Windy City. Mr. Daley's successor, Michael A. Bilandic, was blamed for the city's slow response to the blizzard, and he ultimately lost the election to Jane M. Byrne in the 1979 primary. (Jane M. Byrne went on to become Chicago's first -- and, to date, only -- female Mayor.) It was also under Mr. Daley's watch that such projects as O'Hare International Airport and the Sears Tower were built. His son, Richard M. Daley (born 1942), is (as of this writing in September 2008) the second-longest serving Mayor of Chicago, having been first elected to the post in 1989.
      (3) MYSTERY GUEST #2: In the wake of Miss Universe 1956 Carol Morris' winning the title, as well as her appearance tonight, she made a few television appearances over the next few years, including two "Playhouse 90" episodes, "Sizeman and Son" and "The Gentleman from Seventh Avenue"; individual episodes of such shows as "Richard Diamond, Private Detective," "The Millionaire" and "The Ann Sothern Show"; as well as such theatrical features as "Born to Be Loved" (1959) and "Paradise Alley" (1962). Both films proved to be the last theatrical efforts for actor/writer/producer/director Hugo Haas, who made no appearances whatsoever on "WML?" For Miss Morris' lower-third overlay, while it was set entirely in Futura Demi Bold, her name was in a slightly smaller size of type than the "Miss Universe 1956" line below. A website with a more recent picture of her can be found below:


      (4) "WML?" CREDITS CRUNCH WATCH: Following the American Airlines travel arrangements plug, the end credits only went up to the art card for production crew members Bob Bach and Frances Trocaine. And once again, GSN persisted in its potential alienation of its viewing audience by "crunching" the screen during that sequence, on its September 25, 2008 airing of tonight's show.
      (5) Immediately subsequent to the September 25, 2008 airing of this episode, GSN repeated the January 26, 1954 edition of "The Name's the Same," with host Robert Q. Lewis, the panel of Gene Rayburn, Joan Alexander and Bill Stern (in the next-to-last episode to feature this particular configuration), and celebrity guest Paul Douglas, whose appearance on this "TNTS" edition fell somewhere in-between his "WML?" mystery guest spots on EPISODE #142 of February 15, 1953 and EPISODE #360 of April 28, 1957. - W-B (2008)

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