What's My Line?

Season 8 Episode 31


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Mar 31, 1957 on CBS
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Game 1: Mrs. Evonne Gaines - "Runs Beauty School For Dogs" (self-employed; she owns the "Chez Beau" dog grooming salon; she has no relation to the "Gaines Dog Food" company; she said that her husband, Lawrence Gaines - or possibly Laurence Gaines - is a fashion designer; from New York, NY)

Game 2: Ivan Chance (6/23/1910 - 12/28/1984) - "Auctioneer" (salaried; he works for Christie's of London which was founded in 1760 and will soon be 200 years old; from London, England)

Game 3: Hedy Lamarr (11/9/1914 - 1/19/2000) (as Mystery Guest)

Game 4: Clarence B. Litchfield - "Designs Prisons (Architect)" (self-employed; he recently completed the Brooklyn House of Detention; from Mamaroneck, New York)

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    John Daly

    John Daly

    Moderator (1950-1967)

    Arlene Francis

    Arlene Francis

    Regular Panelist (1950-1967)

    Bennett Cerf

    Bennett Cerf

    Regular Panelist (1951-1967)

    Dorothy Kilgallen

    Dorothy Kilgallen

    Regular Panelist (1950-1965)

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    • NOTES (4)

      • RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA: Bennett's mention of "glass slippers" and his calling John Daly "Prince Charming" during the introductions referred to the live television airing, earlier that March 31, 1957 evening, of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella," an event that attracted 107 million viewers. Originally broadcast in color, and starring Julie Andrews and Edie Adams, the show wasn't seen again until PBS aired the surviving black and white kinescope in December 2004. Commissioned by CBS in response to NBC's production of "Peter Pan" starring Mary Martin, "Cinderella" was re-made in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren and Celeste Holm. Over the years, Andrews, Adams and Holm all appeared on "WML?" - Anibean (2008)

      • FLIP REPORT: John flipped the remaining cards for the second contestant at two down. This contestant's line had been correctly guessed, but John flipped the cards, stating, "I shall not have anybody come all the way from London and not throw all the cards over." In the final game, John flipped the remaining cards for the final contestant at eight down because time ran out. The panel had not come all that close on this one, though after the cards were over, Dorothy said that she was thinking of "jail cells." - agent_0042 (2008)

      • (1) "WML?" SPONSOR WATCH: This is the fourth consecutive week in this particular stretch to have Helene Curtis as main sponsor.
        (2) HEDY LAMARR: The veteran actress makes the first of two "WML?" appearances this evening. She will have the distinction, on her final series appearance, of being the first guest panelist to fill in for Arlene on an episode to feature Martin Gabel on the panel, on EPISODE #396 of January 5, 1958. At the time of tonight's show, it was 17 days since Hedy's appearance on a March 14, 1957 episode of the TV series "Shower of Stars" entitled "Cloak and Dagger," which also featured Jack Benny, Gale Storm and Lawrence Welk -- people who, over the years, made appearances on "WML?" Miss Lamarr appeared in only one movie in 1957, "The Story of Mankind," as "Joan of Arc"; this picture -- an early effort from the future "King of Disaster Movies," Irwin Allen -- was listed as one of "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time" in Harry Medved and Randy Dreyfuss' 1978 book of the same name. She also filmed scenes for another 1957 theatrical release, "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue," but all her scenes wound up on the cutting room floor.
        (3) "WML?" CREDITS CRUNCH WATCH: On GSN's October 29, 2008 airing of this episode, the travel arrangements plug for American Airlines was shown in full screen -- but the rest of the sequence was truncated, both in terms of going no further than the "In Association with the CBS Television Network" art card, and also by the cable and satellite channel's putrid and noxious "crunching" procedure. However, the audio for one of GSN's own promos was heard throughout.
        (4) MEANWHILE, ON "Q-SIE'S" OLD STOMPING GROUNDS: Following the October 29, 2008 airing of tonight's show, GSN ran the January 10, 1955 edition of "The Name's the Same," hosted by Dennis James. This episode marked the first appearance of newspaper columnist Hy Gardner, fresh from the very short-lived "What's Going On?," as well as the final appearance on the panel of Bess Myerson; "bookends" Roger Price and Joan Alexander were still holding the fort. The celebrity guest this time out was Lauritz Melchior. - W-B (2008)

      • Panel: Arlene Francis, Robert Q. Lewis, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf.

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