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Offline Ccook

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July 3, 1964 with Roddy McDowall
« on: September 20, 2006, 07:49:47 PM »
Johnny Gilbert: Backstage are some of the most exciting prizes on television. On our panel tonight is the talented and versatile actor, Roddy McDowall! Stand by for The Price Is Right! Brought to you by Polident, the special denture cleanser with active oxygen. Polident for denture cleaning and denture freshness no toothpaste can give. And now here he is, your host on The Price Is Right, none other than Bill Cullen!

Bill comes out applause from the Ritz Theater audience, and then chats with Roddy McDowall, who is appearing (or was, at the time) in a stage play of Cleopatra in New York, and is touting his new film The Greatest Story Ever Told, which was released that November. Bill then greets the three civilian contestants:

* Mary Haas is a housewife from Ft. Tucker, KY. She is the returning champion, with a total of $14,814 in prizes.

* Samuel Bang is an accountant from Cleveland OH.

* Joan Bodner is a housewife from Elizabeth, N J.

The models bring in the hopper of cards filled out by the studio audience and Roddy draws four of them, laying them face down as he draws them. Those are the people he will be playing for. The first card: Mary Coburn of Newark, NJ. Before the game starts, Bill shows a box game of The Price Is Right (under its supplementary name "Bid It Right").

First item up for bids: A travel wagon. It's a Ford Econoline van with travel wagon conversion, it sleeps six, has an elevating roof and a table that converts to a double bed. The van is licensed as a station wagon and has a 170-cu. in. engine. Bidding on the the Econoline at its F.O.B. delivered price, point of entry Elkhart, Indiana.

Mrs. Haas starts with the opening bid asked to be at least $1000, minimums are $100:
                 
(*--Frozen bid; [bz]--last bid buzzer)
------1000 ------1100 ------1200 ------1500
------1800 ------1900 ------2200 ------2300
------2800 ------2900 ------3200 ------3300
------3600 ----* 2100 ------3700 ----* 3300
------3900 ----* 2100 ------4000 ----* 3300
------4200[bz] ----* 2100 ------4000 ----* 3300
------4200 ----* 2100 ----* 4500 ----* 3300
----* 4600
Actual retail price: $3984.99, with Roddy winning the van for Mary Coburn.

Roddy's second card: Helen Adler. Next item up for bids: A custom bar from Dantomuro with a concealed 23-in black-and-white TV in the center and a four-speed record player and amplifier on the right and record storage on the left. The other side of the bar has storage cabinets for glasses and bar equipment.

Mr. Bang starts with the opening asked to be at least $500, minimums at $50:

----------- -------600 -------750 -------850
------990 ------1100 ------1200 ------1300
------1450 ------1500 ------1600 [bz] ----* 1700
----* 1450 ----* 1500 ----* 1800

Everyone has overbid, so Bill instructs the bids to be erased and each player gets one guess. Mr. Bang starts, with all bids required to be under $1450 (the lowest original frozen bid):

----------- ----* 1250 ----* 1300 ----* 1100
--------* 1

(See? They even pulled the $1 bid back then!)

Actual retail price: $1295, with Mr. Bang the winner.
 
The winner of the luxury sweepstakes is announced, with Toni and June drawing one postcard from each of five rotating drums. They post each postcard onto a board and then the board is taken to Bill's podium. The prizes are a Chaparelli mink coat, a Lanolin Plus settee and Flintcoat floor tiles, and the price: $7,216.45 The drawn cards and bids:

1. Laura Highsmith, Mt., Vernon IL, $3000.35
2. Mellie Lewis, Modesto CA, $6229.00
3. Amor Samuck, New York City, $5126.72
4. Josephine Rosi, Elmhusrt N Y, $4070.79
5. Lawrence Silka, Armarck N Y, $4295.00

The winner is Mellie Lewis, who wins the prizes and will be flown to New York to appear on the show the next week. The other four participants receive flatware from Alvin's Silversmiths.

Next card Roddy reads: Connie Jean Elsinore from Appleton WI. Next item: Living room furniture from Williams furniture, cinsisting of chairs, tables and wall units. 22 pieces in all.

Mrs. Bodner starts with the opening bid asked to be at least $500, minimums are $100:

----------- ----------- -------500 -------600
-------800 -------900 ------1100 ------1200
------1300 ------1450 ------1600 ------1700 [bz]
----* 2100 ----* 2200 ----* 1600 ----* 1700

Actual retail price: $1759, with Roddy winning for Connie Jean Elsinore. And Roddy hit the bonus bell as well. Connie goes on stage with Roddy and she's in New York for her honeymoon. She wins a battery operated wall clock from Westclox, and a Sohmer & Co. white piano.

Final name Roddy plays for: Dinah Krieger. Final item up for bids: a diamond ring solitaire from Johnston Jewelers, Waldorf Astoria. Total weight: 5.48 karats.

Roddy starts with the opening bid asked to be at least $3000, minimums at $100:

----------- ----------- ----------- ------3000
------3200 ------3300 ------3500 ------3600
------3900 ------4100 ------4300 ------4500
------4800 ------4900 ------5000 ------5100
------5500 ------5600 ------5700 ----* 5100
------5900 ----* 5600 ------6000 ----* 5100
------6200 ----* 5600 ------6300 ----* 5100
------6500 ----* 5600 ------6600 ----* 5100
------6800 ----* 5600 ------7000 ----* 5100
------7300 ----* 5600 ----* 7000 ----* 5100
----* 7300

An audience survey (by applause) thinks the winner is either Roddy or Mrs. Haas. The actual retail price: $10,000 with Mrs. Haas the winner.

Final scores:
Mrs. Haas--$10,000
Mr. bang--$1295
Mrs. Bodner: $0 (she receives an assortment of Hamilton Beach appliances)
Roddy: $7306 (the other two people he played for get the appliances as well)

Mrs. Haas is returning champion with $24,814. She returns next week along with swepstakes winner Mellie Lewis and special guest Pearl Bailey.
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Re: July 3, 1964 with Roddy McDowall
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2006, 04:41:56 PM »
Roddy McDowall and Pearl Bailey.  That ain't too shabby for consecutive weeks.

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Re: July 3, 1964 with Roddy McDowall
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2006, 07:28:50 PM »
GSN had only shown six ABC nighttime shows, but more presumably exist. A Price website has a screenshot of an ABC show with Jayne Meadows on the panel, but it wasn't shown on GSN because the panel front bore the sponsor's product, Lark cigarettes.
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Re: July 3, 1964 with Roddy McDowall
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2006, 02:17:03 PM »
It's remarkable how today absolutely no one who is someone will go on a game show yet only 40-30 years ago, they would practically have to take a number.