What's My Line?

Season 8 Episode 47


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Jul 21, 1957 on CBS
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Episode Summary


Game 1: William J. Donovan - "Sells Pistols for Ladies (in Gay Colors)" (salaried; he designed this gun for his employer, the High Standard Manufacturing Company in Hamden, Connecticut; the small handgun comes in three colors: pink, turquoise and gold; John described the gun as "a sleek compact revolver with quick draw, non-snag sight and hammer, and a round butt grip" which "comes in a richly finished mahogany case"; from Hamden, CT; he won $50 by stumping the panel)

Game 2: Mrs. Ruby Lyons - "Washes Cards For Gambling Casino" (salaried; elderly; she works at the Desert Inn Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada; she won $50 by stumping the panel)

Game 3: Julius LaRosa (1/2/1930 - 5/12/2016) (as Mystery Guest) Arlene Francis guessed his identity at $5 down.

Game 4: Mrs. Mary Pettigrew - "Draft Board Clerk" (salaried; she won $50 when her game ran out of time at 5 down; from Concord, NC)


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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)

      • FLIP REPORT: John flipped the remaining cards for the final contestant at five down because time ran out. The panel didn't really get all that close on this one. - agent_0042 (2008)

      • (1) "WML?" SPONSOR AND OPENING WATCH: The main sponsor this evening is Remington's Rollectric shaver, but while "Remington Rollectric" was on the panel desk's sponsor billboard, the sign-in board had the old Remington Electric Shavers display on top. Meanwhile, as to announcer Hal Simms' erroneous introduction of Dorothy as "The delightful star of stage and television," rather than the usual "The popular columnist whose 'Voice of Broadway' appears in papers from coast to coast," he will again incorrectly introduce Miss Kilgallen with the description usually reserved for Arlene on EPISODE #483 of September 27, 1959.
        (2) "WML?" OVERLAY WATCH: While all overlays this evening were set in Futura Demi Bold, special mention should be made of the second contestant's overlay, as the final word "Casino" had a number "0" at the end, rather than the letter "O."
        (3) JULIUS LA ROSA: At the time of his "WML?" appearance tonight, Mr. La Rosa was hosting a variety series on "another network," "The Julius La Rosa Show." It ran on NBC in the summer of 1956 and again in the summer of 1957, both times as a summer replacement for "The Perry Como Show." This was the singer's second and final "WML?" appearance. As a side note, Mr. Como himself never appeared on "WML?" at any time in the 17.5 years it ran on CBS.
        (4) "WML?" CREDITS CRUNCH WATCH: After the American Airlines plug, the full production crew credits were once again shown; alas, when GSN aired this episode on November 14, 2008, they never let up in their insistence on ruining the viewing experience by "crunching" the screen, as usual.
        (5) Following the November 14, 2008 airing of tonight's show, GSN ran the May 2, 1955 edition of "The Name's the Same," hosted by Bob and Ray, with the panel of Roger Price, Audrey Meadows, Walter Slezak and Laraine Day, and regular "TNTS" panelist Joan Alexander as the celebrity guest. Prior to Miss Alexander's segment, her daughter Jane was a contestant; before Joan's spot was over, a picture of her newborn son, Adam, was shown on the stage. - W-B (2008)

      • BACK TO NORMAL: Prior to GSN's November 14, 2008 regular rotation airing of tonight's show, the cable and satellite channel had previously aired this episode in regular rotation on May 18, 2003. - W-B (2008)

        PAUL WINCHELL TRIBUTE: On June 30, 2005, GSN skipped this episode to air a two-day four-episode Paul Winchell Tribute in honor of his June 24, 2005 death at age 82. On June 30, 2005, they aired EPISODE #308 and EPISODE #313. On July 1, 2005, they aired EPISODE #316 and EPISODE #320. - Suzanne (2005)

        MORE ABOUT JULIUS LA ROSA: Many notes about Julius La Rosa (and his firing by Arthur Godfrey) can be found on the notes to EPISODE #194 of February 14, 1954. - Suzanne (2005)

        BOMB TESTING: John Daly mentioned that he had recently been to Las Vegas, Nevada, to attend the 1957 atomic testing. At that time, the public was invited to attend. John probably attended as a reporter for his news network ABC. John also announced that he discovered the card washer in Las Vegas, and invited her to be a contestant! - Suzanne (2003)

      • Tidbits: The announcer mistakenly introduces Dorothy as the "The popular star of stage and television" which is Arlene's usual introduction. Dorothy's introduction is supposed to be "The Voice of Broadway." - Suzanne (2003)

        Panel: Dorothy Kilgallen, Stubby Kaye, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf.

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