What's My Line?

Season 9 Episode 49


Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Aug 03, 1958 on CBS



  • Notes

    • (1) "WML?" SPONSOR WATCH: This evening, Helene Curtis is the primary sponsor.
      (2) VAN CLIBURN: This was the first of a total of four appearances by the famed pianist. On only one of Mr. Cliburn's appearances -- EPISODE #461 of April 19, 1959 -- was he a guest panelist; all his other appearances, including tonight, were as a mystery guest.
      (3) "WML?" CREDITS CRUNCH WATCH: Following the notice of where to send for studio audience tickets, the end credits go only so far as to the art card crediting Bob Bach and Frances Trocaine; but GSN's interminably insufferable "crunching" of the screen, at the time of its January 9, 2009 airing of this episode, stretched on to infinity.
      (4) Immediately after the January 9, 2009 airing of tonight's show, GSN repeated the October 1, 1957 edition of "To Tell the Truth," hosted by Bud Collyer, with the panel consisting of Joan Caulfield, Ralph Bellamy, Kitty Carlisle and Hy Gardner. The first game featured hairstylist Enrico Caruso (whose customers included Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly and Mrs. Henry Ford, and who was of no relation to the late, legendary opera tenor of the same name) and two impostors (one of whom was general manager of the National Enquirer, years before it was transformed into its current status as a supermarket tabloid); the second game featured famed softball pitcher Bertha Reagan (later known as Bertha Reagan-Tickey) and two impostors; and the third game featured Arthur C. Nielsen, Jr. (president of the Nielsen TV ratings service, who was later a contestant on "WML?" EPISODE #700 of February 16, 1964) and two impostors. - W-B (2009)