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November 26, 1962 (not screened by GSN!)
« on: October 05, 2010, 04:50:34 PM »
This episode, airing six years to the day The Price Is Right premiered on NBC, was not screened during the Price run on what then was Game Show Network.

Bill Cullen comes out to applause and says the new sweepstakes starts on this show. The bargain hunters this week:

* Barbara Broce, a housewife from Durham N C, is the returning champion, having won $16,180 in her previous appearance.

* Joseph Day is a teacher from Wilburn MA.

* Sweepstakes winner Lilian Brown, is a mother of six and grandmother of 36, and is from Savannah GA.

* Thomas Linge is a supervisor from Wapinger Falls N Y.

Each of the contestants receives a gift pack from the makers of Wizard bathroom deodorant. First item is shown on stage as a small edifice. The roof and front are removed to show a dry heat sauna. similar to the type used in Finland. It measures 6x8 ft. and contanis a sauna dry heat stove. It is  furnished with a moisture-absorbant rug and can be custom fitted. Price authority: Cascade-Solinar
Corporation, Edison N J.

Mrs. Broce starts and is asked for an opening of at least $1000. Minimums are $100:

(*--frozen bid; last bid buzzer follows bid in bold)
- - - BROCE - - - - DAY - - - - BROWN - - - - LINGE - - -
...............1000 ...........1100 .............1200 .............1300
...............1500 ...........1600 .............1700 ..........* 1300
.............* 2000 .........* 2100 ..........* 2200

Actual retail price: $2495, with Mrs. Brown the winner and she hit the bonus bell. Mrs. Brown also wins 5,000 Eskimo ice cream pies and a sable fur coat.

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Next item: A 1963 Studebaker Gan Turismo Hawk. It is styled for room and comfort for five, and V8 peformance. The interior  has bucket seats and wood grain dashboard. Optionals include A/C and heater-defroster, automatic transmission, rear axle drive and white sidewall tires. Price authority:
Studebaker Automtive Sales Corp., South Bend, IN. Bidding on the Studebaker at its F.O.B. price, point of entry South Bend Ind.

Mr. Day is asked to open with an opening of at least $1000. Minimums are $100.

- - - BROCE - - - - DAY - - - - BROWN - - - - LINGE - - -
...................... ...........1500 .............1600 .............1700
...............1800 ...........2000 .............2100 ............2200
...............2300 ...........2400 ..........* 3000 ..........* 4300
............* 2300 ..........* 4400

Actual retail price: $3495.51, with Mrs. Brown winning again.
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A new sweepstakes is shown. We get to see a rare shot of the Colonial Theater audience as June displays a mink coat from Alessandro Furs. It is trimmed in autumn haze. Also in the sweepstakes: Lanvin perfume by Arpege and a Schick portable hair dryer. As Bill plays with a wind-up toy monkey that rolls out dice from a drum, Don Pardo tells where viewers are to send their postcards:
Holiday Sweepstakes
The Price Is Right
P.O. Box 224
New York, 46, N.Y.

Entries must be received by NBC by December 14 with the entries and the winner announced on the December 17 telecast.
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Next item: Sterling silver service for 12 by the Alvin Corporation. 136 pieces in all in a pirouette
pattern and comes with a storage chest. Price authority: Alivin Corporation, Providence R I.

Mrs. Brown starts anywhere. Minimums are $50.

- - - BROCE - - - - DAY - - - - BROWN - - - - LINGE - - -
...................... ................... ...............250 ...............300
.................350 .............400 ...............450 ...............500
..............* 350 .............550 ...............600 ...............650
..............* 350 ............700 .............* 800 ............* 650
...............*350 ...........* 850

Actual retail price: $1022.50, with Mr. Day the winner, and he hit the bonus bell. For this bonus, a table with bags of silver dollars--each the same weight--is rolled out as is a giant scale (think a giant version of the Balance Game scale on the current show). Mr. Day's wife of 16 days is brought out and stands on the left platform of the scale. The bottom of the platform is floored by a box (a similar box is under the right platform. Mr. Day takes a scak of silver dollars and tries to estimate in his head how much he thinks it might weight and then tells how many bags he can place on his platform without the side his wife is on rising. After some deliberation, he guesses four. He places each bag, one at a time, on his platform. After the fourth bag is placed, Mrs. Day's platform moves--but does not rise. The total cash prize Mr. Day wins as per the amount in each bag is $2040.
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Final item: A diamond heart ring by Johnston Jewelers of the Waldorf-Astoria. The heart weights 5.5 karats and is embellished with two taperd baguette diamonds, each weighing .24 karats, bringing the total diamond weight to 5.29 karats. Price authority: Johnston Jewelers, New York.

Mr. Linge opens and is asked to start with at least $3500. Minimums are $100.

- - - BROCE - - - - DAY - - - - BROWN - - - - LINGE - - -
..................... ................... .................. .............3500
..............3600 ............3700 ...........3800 .............4000
..............4200 ............4300 ...........4400 .............4500
..............4700 ............4800 ...........4900 .............5100
..............5300 ............5400 ...........5500 .............5700
..............6000 ............6100 ...........6200 .............6300
..............6500 ............6600 ...........6700 .............6800
..............7000 ............7100 ...........7200 ...........* 6800
..............7500 ............7600 ...........7700 ...........* 6800
..............7900 ............8000 ...........8100 ...........* 6800
..............8500 ............8600 ...........8700 ...........* 6800
.............8800 .........* 9000 ........* 9200 ...........* 6800
............* 9300

Actual retail price: $10,500, with Mrs. Broce the winner.

Final totals:
- - - BROCE - - - - DAY - - - - BROWN - - - - LINGE - - -
............10500 ............3062 ...........8490 .................0

Mrs. Broce retains her championship with a two-week total of $26,680. Mr. Lynch will receive the 20-volume set of the World Book Encyclopedia.
« Last Edit: October 05, 2010, 05:01:14 PM by Ccook »
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Re: November 26, 1962 (not screened by GSN!)
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2010, 05:10:40 PM »
Another typo to correct: The car is a Gran Turismo.
Irony is when somebody writes "Your an idiot."
If you spell the name as "Freemantle" because you think that's how it's spelled, you're not paying attention.

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Re: November 26, 1962 (not screened by GSN!)
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2010, 01:49:47 PM »
This was a great precursor to the TPIR we know and love today!