BENNETT'S FAUX PAS - PART I: A young and beautiful Joan Collins subbed for Arlene Francis. Before introducing John Daly, Bennett Cerf commented that the panel was "getting prettier each week." Arlene's husband Martin Gabel was present on the panel and said, "Oh, I don't know." It was a tense little moment for WML. - chromatica (David) (2003)
BENNETT'S FAUX PAS - PART II: I was glad to hear Martin Gabel "defend" Arlene by interjecting his comment. He's usually so shy! I'm sure Bennett realized he should not have said what he did, and had only good intentions when he said it. During the goodbyes, he tried to soften his comments by stating that he hoped Arlene returned soon! - Suzanne (2003)
THE POGO STICK: In 1919, the pogo stick was patented by U.S. inventor George B. Hansburg at age 32. This toy is a "bouncing metal stick" with two footpads and a spring. Thousands of children hopped up and down on pogo sticks in the 1920s and beyond. In addition, the pogo stick was the basis of a dance number in The Ziegfeld Follies. George Hansburg was born on 10-24-1888 and died on 12-3-1975 in Miami, Florida, at age 87. - Suzanne (2003)
Joan Collins (b. 5/23/1933)
Panel: Dorothy Kilgallen, Martin Gabel, Joan Collins, Bennett Cerf.