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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.
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.