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Phyllis Cerf Wagner, RIP

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    TVGord

    [22]Dec 3, 2006
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    About a year ago, I started a thread to honor Betty White, because I thought we should discuss her vast contribution to television in general and games shows in particular while she is still alive.  Also, read my thread about Kitty Carlisle Hart.

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    BradHarris

    [23]Dec 3, 2006
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    Yes, What's My Line fans want to talk about members of the show whether they're living or dead.
    Edited on 12/04/2006 10:35pm
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    TVGord

    [24]Dec 3, 2006
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    Goodness knows, we WML? fans appear to be a dying breed!  We need to focus on the things that unite us! 

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    KommissarX

    [25]Dec 4, 2006
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    Now back to the topic at hand - WHAT'S MY LINE. Discussion anyone?
    Edited on 12/04/2006 10:39pm
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    stopettearoma

    [26]Dec 4, 2006
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    Here is a cute limerick about Phyllis that Bennett Cerf composed for the dedication page of one of his books of riddles.

    There is a young lady from Fife

    Whom I never have seen in my life.

    So the devil with her

    Instead I prefer

    To dedicate this to my wife.

    Edited on 12/04/2006 10:40pm
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    agent_0042

    [29]Dec 4, 2006
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    (taken care of, thanks)
    Edited on 12/05/2006 10:15am
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    TVGord

    [30]Dec 5, 2006
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    What a nice, respectful thread.  Phyllis Cerf, the editor, would be proud! 
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    stopettearoma

    [31]Dec 6, 2006
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    TVGord wrote:
    What a nice, respectful thread. Phyllis Cerf, the editor, would be proud!


    She would want Random House to make money, yet the stuff that makes it money has to be a lot more valuable than any web site.  If people can get everything online for free that they get in a brand - new book, then they won't pay 30 dollars for the book.   It's similar to the crisis in the music industry.
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    stopettearoma

    [32]Dec 6, 2006
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    Discussion anyone?
    Edited on 12/07/2006 10:24pm
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    KommissarX

    [33]Dec 7, 2006
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    .

    Edited on 12/07/2006 10:24pm
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    TVGord

    [34]Dec 7, 2006
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    Nicely done! 

    Edited on 12/07/2006 10:25pm
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    stopettearoma

    [35]Dec 8, 2006
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    TVGord wrote:

    Nicely done!


    Phyllis Cerf's work at Random House was nicely done.  So was her charity fundraising work.  Maybe she gave people a few laughs.  At least she knew how to find authors who made people laugh.
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    KommissarX

    [36]Dec 9, 2006
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    TVGord wrote:

    Nicely done! 

    Thanks TVGord

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    TVGord

    [37]Dec 9, 2006
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    And apologies to Agent 0042.
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    agent_0042

    [38]Dec 11, 2006
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    Hey, no problems, here.

    I should probably look into some of those films you guys were discussing sometime...
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    TVGord

    [39]Dec 12, 2006
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    agent_0042 wrote:
    Hey, no problems, here.

    You are very generous.  I clicked on this, ready to take whatever you had to say.  I appreciate your goodwill (and I will try to guide my actions in the future accordingly).  :-) 

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