What's My Line?

Season 18 Episode 12

EPISODE #837

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Aired Daily 12:00 AM Nov 20, 1966 on CBS

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    • Dorothy's flight contest mimicked the "Nellie Bly" tale. "Nellie Bly" was the pen name of Elizabeth Jane Cochrane, a pioneering female investigative journalist. Daring for her day, Cochrane gained world fame when she beat the travel record of Jules Verne's fictional character, Phileas Fogg. In the 1873 Verne novel, "Around the World in Eighty Days," Fogg made his globe-trotting trip in 80 days. Cochrane beat him by more than a week, 8 days. She departed on November 14, 1889 and returned to New York on January 25, 1890, which was a span of 72 days for her to circle the globe. - Suzanne Astorino (2004)

      In Lee Israel's 1979 book "Kilgallen," she states that the winner, Bud Ekins, didn't play by the rules in the 'round the world race. She said that the race required the traveler to fly via public transportation means, and that Ekins didn't do this! She stated that the other participants followed the rules. - ironcreekguy (2004)

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