What's My Line?

Season 8 Episode 46

EPISODE #371

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jul 14, 1957 on CBS
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EPISODE #371
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Game 1: Lew Hoad (aka Lewis Hoad) (11/23/1934 - 7/3/1994) - "World Champion Tennis Player" (salaried; the panel is blindfolded and the regular questioning format is used; he played Forest Hills today; he turned professional last week and has won the Wimbledon twice)

Game 2: Mrs. Ruth Stewart - "Bail Bondsman (Puts Up Bail For People in Jail)" (salaried; attractive; from St. Louis, MO)

Game 3: Anthony Franciosa (10/25/1928 - 1/19/2006) & Shelley Winters (8/18/1920 - 1/14/2006) (as Mystery Guest Duo) They signed in as "Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Franciosa" - They were married from 1957 to 1960.

Game 4: Mrs. Bunny Yeager (3/13/1929 - 5/25/2014) - "'Cheesecake' Photographer" (self-employed; she has written a book; she is very tall and has blond hair; she took the famous Bette Page - aka Bettie Page - pictures; she has been a photographer for four years, and before that, she was a model; from Miami, FL)

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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)

    Anthony Franciosa

    Anthony Franciosa

    Mystery Guest Duo

    Guest Star

    Shelley Winters

    Shelley Winters

    Mystery Guest Duo

    Guest Star

    Lew Hoad

    Lew Hoad

    Contestant

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      • FLIP REPORT: John flipped all the cards for the final challenger at five down because time ran out. The panel never really came close on this one. - agent_0042 (2006)

      • (1) SHELLEY WINTERS TRIBUTE: GSN aired this episode on January 22, 2006 as part of a two-day tribute to Shelley Winters, who died on January 14, 2006. The airing of this episode was preceded by a color episode of "Password" (the nighttime version) which originally aired in color on February 5, 1967 and was also saved on color videotape, on which Miss Winters and Barry Nelson were the celebrity panelists. GSN had last aired this "WML?" episode in regular rotation on June 29, 2005, and its next regular rotation airing was on November 13, 2008. - W-B (2006 & 2008)
        (2) ANTHONY FRANCIOSA - PART I: In relation to the Winters tribute, there was another irony about the January 2006 airing of this "WML?" episode, as her then-husband and co-mystery guest, Anthony Franciosa, had died on January 19, 2006, a mere 5 day after Winters' death. This was Mr. Franciosa's only known appearance on any game show. - W-B (2006)
        (3) ANTHONY FRANCIOSA - PART II: Later in 1957, Mr. Franciosa appeared as talent agent "Joey DePalma" in Andy Griffith's film debut, "A Face in the Crowd." Franciosa's character is referred to in some guides as "Joey Kiely." Among the real-life TV personalities of the time who made cameo appearances in the film included "WML's" own publisher-panelist, Bennett Cerf, as well as sometime "WML?" guest panelist (and onetime "I've Got a Secret" regular panelist) Faye Emerson, and John Daly's arch-rival Mike Wallace (see the notes to EPISODE #364 for details about the rivalry). - W-B (2006)
        (4) ANTHONY FRANCIOSA - PART III: Tony Franciosa -- as he was also known -- turned out to be the only regular of the 1968-1971 NBC drama series "The Name of the Game" to appear on "WML?" in its 17.5 years on CBS. Mr. Franciosa played writer "Jeff Dillon" on the program up to early on in its final (1970-1971) season. Neither Gene Barry, who played magazine publisher "Glenn Howard" on the program, nor Robert Stack, who played crime-fighting reporter "Dan Farrell," ever made any "WML?" appearances. However, two actors who appeared on an alternating basis in "The Name of the Game's" final season after Mr. Franciosa was fired -- Darren McGavin and Robert Wagner -- did appear on the CBS "WML?" As a side note, the magazine Mr. Franciosa's "Jeff Dillon" character wrote for was "People" magazine. From "The Name of the Game's" 1968 debut, it was six years before the launch of the real-life People magazine, which debuted in 1974.
        (5) "WML?" SPONSOR AND OPENING WATCH: The main sponsor for this pivotal episode was Helene Curtis, with the same opening advertisement as seen on EPISODE #365 of June 2, 1957 being utilized tonight. The "WML?" animated opening sequence which premieres this evening will be used up until EPISODE #607 of April 1, 1962, for a total of 237 episodes -- the longest-running opening sequence in the show's 1950-1967 CBS run.
        (6) "WML?" OVERLAY FONT WATCH: First mystery guest Lewis (Lew) Hoad and the two regular contestants had their overlays set in Futura Demi Bold; second mystery guests Shelley Winters and Anthony Franciosa's lower-third overlay, however, was set in Futura Medium.
        (7) "WML?" CREDITS CRUNCH WATCH: Following the American Airlines travel arrangements plug, the complete, full production crew credits were yet again shown in all their glory. GSN's November 13, 2008 airing of this episode, however, spoiled this glory by their insistence on showing it in its unfortunately inimitable inglorious "crunched" manner.
        (8) GSN's November 13, 2008 airing of tonight's show was followed by the April 25, 1955 edition of "The Name's the Same," with hosts Bob and Ray, the panel of Roger Price, Audrey Meadows, Walter Slezak and Laraine Day, and celebrity guest Emmett Kelly -- less than a year prior to the legendary clown's appearance on Fred Allen's "WML?" swan song, EPISODE #301 of March 11, 1956. - W-B (2008)

      • ART LINKLETTER TRIBUTE: On May 17, 2003, GSN skipped this episode to air EPISODE #489 of November 8, 1959 as a special tribute to Art Linkletter, who had just received a special Lifetime Achievement Award during the 30th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, held on Friday evening May 16, 2003. - Suzanne (2003)

        BACK TO NORMAL: On June 29, 2005, this episode was shown by GSN in its normal rotation. - Suzanne (2005)

      • WELCOME HOME BENNETT!!! Bennett picked a good night to return as the new theme song and opening sequence made their debut this episode. However, the panel batted .500 this particular evening. They did begin on a spectacular note as Arlene did a solo in correctly guessing Australian tennis great Lew Hoad. Hoad, who had just turned professional, was on the show to promote his upcoming tour in which he would be playing Pancho Segura. The panel's luck wasn't as good in the second round as they were totally stumped by the very attractive bail bondswoman. In the mystery guest round, they did better as they correctly identified Shelley Winters and her husband Tony Franciosa. Franciosa used the opportunity to promote his 1957 film "A Hatful of Rain." Ironically, the couple acted together in the Broadway play of "A Hatful of Rain," but at the time the film was being made, Miss Winters was in the middle of another play (which she said was a flop) and couldn't work on the film. In the final game, the panel ran out of time, so the female cheesecake photographer won the full prize by default. - Sargebri (2005)

        TENNIS ANYONE? Ironically, when GSN showed this episode in June 2005, the 2005 Wimbledon tournament was in progress in London. As was mentioned on the show tonight, Hoad won back-to-back titles in 1956 and 1957. - Sargebri (2005)

      • NEW OPENING SEQUENCE: This episode is notable because the new July 14, 1957 through April 1, 1962 opening with an animated man and a question mark debuted along with the new Sascha Burland music theme "Sounds." On April 8, 1962, the "juggler" animated opening begins, and they produce a variation on the music. - Suzanne (2003)

        Panel: Arlene Francis, Martin Gabel, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf.

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