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June 2, 1960: Bill Cullen, man of travel
« on: February 18, 2014, 07:09:02 PM »
Don Pardo's opening is a bit different tonight: Ce soir ces quatre personnes se réunissent pour concourir pour le prix d'une vie sur...The Price Is Right!

Bill is wearing a beret and first thanks his brother-in-law Jack Narz for filling in the previous week while he was on vacation. He then points out that his beret is a clue as to where he was, and "I wanna tell you Secaucus, New Jersey is wonderful this time of year!"

The bargain hunters:
* - Linda Reiches is the returning champion. A housewife from Cleveland OH, she won a $6250 fur coat the previous week to win the championship.

* - Lt. Robert Pfleghardt a specialist in the U.S. Army and is stationed at Ft. Belvoir VA.

* - Shirley Reynolds is a housewife from Kingston N C.

* - Dennis Spann is an engineer from Nashville TN.

All contestants receive a gift package of Dove soap from Lever Brothers, one of the evening's sponsor.

First item up for bids: China. Service for twelve imported from England. It is in  a gold Florentine pattern with delicate Italian renaissance design of gold on bone white. It includes 3-pc. coffee service and 3-pc. tea service. 151 pieces in all. Price authority: Josiah Wedgewood & Sons, New York.

Mrs. Reiches starts anywhere; minimums are $25:
(*--frozen bid; last bid buzzer follows bid in bold)

- - REICHES - - PFLEGHARDT  - - REYNOLDS - - SPANN  - -
.................300 .............325 ............350 .............375
.................400 .............425 ............475 .............500
.................525 .............550 ...........600 ...........* 500
..............* 525 ..........* 550 ..........* 600               

Actual retail price: $1314.25, with Mrs. Reynolds the winner, and she hit the bonus bell. Next time she and her husband go out for dinner, they'll arrive in a horse-pulled surrey. And she will also be flown to Los Angeles where she will appear in an episode of Wagon Train, NBC's top-rated western which comes on before Price on Wednesday nights.
 
Next item: A topaz and diamond ring. The setting is in delicate platinum with the center of a 14.72-karat emerald-cut madeira topaz stone. It is surrounded by four marquee diamonds and two round diamonds. Price authority: Johnston Jewelers, Waldorf-Astoria, New York.

Lt. Pfleghardt starts anywhere, with minimums at $50:

- - REICHES - - PFLEGHARDT  - - REYNOLDS - - SPANN  - -
....................... ..............1000 ................1100 .............1150
.................1200 ..............1250 ................1300 ..............1350
.................1400 ..............1500 ...............1600 ..............1650
.................1700 ............1750 ............* 2000  ...........* 2050
.............* 2300 ...........* 2350                       

Actual retail price: $2000. with Mrs. Reynolds winning again. And she hit the bonus bell again. She will receive a wall safe, and to put in that safe she gets to pick 25 shares of stock from among five companies posted on a board. The value of 25 stocks of one company is worth over $3000. The other three aroe just over $300. The companies are Pittsburgh Steel, Moore McCormack, Pennsylvania Railroad, Union Carbide, and National Can Company. She chooses Pittsburgh Steel. 25 shares: only $365.36. The big ticket stock was Union Carbide--25 shares of stock was worth $3337.50.

The new sweepstakes is announced. In the Medley Showcase, the items are:
* American Mark sailboat
* Buster Crabbe swimming pool
* Gold-plated pen and pencil set
* Terra cotta sculpture
* Typewriter
* 35-volume set of the World Book Encyclopedia
* 3-section bracelet with 118 diamonds weighing 9 karats

Next item: 19 pieces of outdoor patio furniture in wrought-iron and cast-aluminum design. Price authority: Mueller Furniture, Westbury, Long Island, New York.

Mrs. Reynolds starts anywhere. Minimums are $100:

- - REICHES - - PFLEGHARDT  - - REYNOLDS - - SPANN  - -
....................... ..............1000 .................500 ..............700
..................800 .............* 450 ................1000 ..............1100
.................1200 ............* 450 ................1300 ..............1450
................1550 ...........* 450 ............* 1850  ...........* 1450
.............* 1950                     
 
Actual retail price: $2518, with Mrs. Reiches the winner.

Final item: A Lincoln Continental convertible in Cherokee red. It has automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, AM/FM radio, white sidewall tires, and has a V8 engine. Price authority: Lincoln-Mercury division, Ford Motor Corporation, Dearborn, MI. Bidding on the Continental at its F.O.B. delivered price, Detroit MI.

Mrs. Reiches starts with the opening asked to be at least $2000. Minimums are $100:


- - REICHES - - PFLEGHARDT  - - REYNOLDS - - SPANN  - -
..................... ..................... ................. .............3000
................3100 .............3200 ..........4000 ..............4100
................4200 .............4300 ..........4800 ..............4900
................5000 .............5100 ..........5200 ..............5300
................5400 .............5500 ..........5600 ..............5700
................5800 .............6000 ..........6100 ..............6200
................6300 .............6400 .........* 6800 ........* 6200
.............* 7000 ..........* 7100

Actual retail price: $7075, with Mrs. Reiches the winner.

Final totals:
- - REICHES - - PFLEGHARDT  - - REYNOLDS - - SPANN  - -
.............9593 .................. 0 ...............5767 .................0

Mrs. Reiches retains her championship with a two-week total of $15843. Lt. Pfleghardt and Mr. Spann each receive a Polaroid camera.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2014, 07:12:41 PM by Ccook »
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Re: June 2, 1960: Bill Cullen, man of travel
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2014, 08:41:18 AM »
Couple of corrections: The home sweepstakes is the Gift Showcase. And on the third game, Lt. Pfleghardt should not have 1000 up on his first spot as Mrs. Reynolds started.
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