What's My Line?

Season 14 Episode 52


Aired Daily 12:00 AM Aug 25, 1963 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Game 1: Marc Bohan (b. 8/22/1926) (he signed in as "Mr. X" to avoid name recognition and the panel was not blindfolded, but the regular questioning format was used) - "Head Fashion Designer for Christian Dior" (salaried; he succeeded Yves Saint Laurent as head of the House of Dior; he brought the House of Dior into the 1960s during the early years of the mod fashion movement; he continued to head the House of Dior until 1989; from Paris, France)

Game 2: Miss Ann Marston (8/7/1938 - 3/6/1971) - "Professional Archer" (self-employed; in 1960, she was Miss Michigan in the Miss America Pageant and won the preliminary talent award; she works with her father and is the only professional woman in this field of archery; she performs a 240 foot trick shot; she also performs on horseback at rodeos; from Wyandotte, MI, a suburb of Detroit, MI)

Game 3: Joey Bishop (2/3/1918 - 10/17/2007) (as Mystery Guest) He signed in as "Joey Bishop, Son of a Gun." He used an excellent deep, accented vocal disguise.

Game 4: Miss Yolanda Ostrowski - "Tests Suntan Lotion" (salaried; she works for Shulton Inc. and tests their "Bronze Tan" suntan lotion; from Clifton, NJ) . .moreless

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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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      • REVIEW: This was an okay night for the panel as they had a .500 record for the night. Things got off to a bang, though, in the first game when Dorothy identified Christian Dior's chief designer, Marc Bohan. Monsieur Bohan signed in as "Mr. X" because the panel members, particularly Dolly Mae and Arlene, might have recognized him by name. Because Dorothy guessed his identity so fast, she asked John to flip the remaining cards, which he did. Feeling spirited, Dorothy then let out a hearty "Vive La France!" Things got tough in the second game when the panel was absolutely stumped by professional archer, and former Miss Michigan, Ann Marston. In the mystery guest round, Dorothy once again shined as she correctly identified frequent guest panelist and, as John described him, family member Joey Bishop, who tried using a Charles Boyer impression to try to fool the panel. Joey was on the show to promote the upcoming second season of his sitcom "The Joey Bishop Show" on the dreaded unnamed network, NBC. In the final game of the night, the panel ran out of time while questioning the contestant, so the suntan lotion tester won the full prize by default. - Sargebri (2006)

      • FLIP REPORT: John flipped all the cards for the first contestant at one down. Dorothy had quickly identified who he was and suggested afterwards that John flip the cards, which he gladly did. John flipped them all for the final contestant at five down, as time ran out. - agent_0042

      • NAMEPLATE "SWITCH" MYSTERY SOLVED: For tonight's show, which was prerecorded in advance of its broadcast date, Dorothy Kilgallen was introduced first. This may explain why, in the opening moments of the previously-seen live transmission of EPISODE #662 of May 5, 1963, which aired immediately after this episode was taped, Dorothy's and Arlene's nameplates were initially positioned in the reverse order of where the women were seated. For the first part of that earlier episode, the nameplates were positioned exactly as they are seen on this particular episode. - W-B (2006)

      • During the end credits, Johnny Olson announced that this episode was prerecorded. From Gil Fates' logs, we know this episode was taped on May 5, 1963. - Suzanne (2004)

      • During the questioning of the final contestant, a rare camera shot is seen of John Daly wearing a pair of reading glasses. - Suzanne (2004)

      • Panel: Dorothy Kilgallen, Robert Q. Lewis, Arlene Francis, Bennett Cerf.

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