What's My Line?

Season 14 Episode 9

EPISODE #636

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Oct 28, 1962 on CBS

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  • Notes

    • (1) Unlike Peter Ustinov's prior "WML?" guest panelist appearances - EPISODE #390 of November 24, 1957 and EPISODE #392 of December 8, 1957 - John Daly this time out uses the more commonly used pronunciation of "Youstinov" for his surname. John had pronounced Peter's surname as "Oostinov" on the two 1957 shows.
      (2) ABOUT THE AMERICANA HOTEL: The Americana Hotel, where tonight's mystery guest Tony Martin and last week's guest panelist, Harry Belafonte, had performed or were performing at the time of the respective episodes, was located at Seventh Avenue between 52nd and 53rd Streets in midtown Manhattan. The hotel, which opened earlier in 1962, was designed by Morris Lapidus and used a style of architecture called "bending slab" that had also been employed on another hotel he built in the previous year of 1961, the Summit Hotel on Lexington Avenue. The Americana was also famous - or infamous - as the venue for negotiations between the City of New York and transit workers on the eve of future "WML?" guest panelist John V. Lindsay's first of two mayoral terms, which lasted from 1966 to 1973. The breakdown of talks on New Year's Day in 1966 led to the 12-day transit strike which crippled the city and whose aftermath led to the passage of the Taylor Law which forbade strikes by public employees. As for the Americana Hotel itself, the building still stands today but is now known as the Sheraton New York.
      (3) "WML?" CREW CREDITS WATCH: Ralph Holmes is back as lighting director, and Gil Herman is once again credited as production supervisor. - W-B

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