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February 18, 1965 daytime show--celebrity player Dennis O'Keefe
« on: January 01, 2017, 03:36:32 PM »
Another ABC daytime show emerged on YouTube, this with Jack Clark filling in for vacationing Bill Cullen. Jack chats with actor Dennis O'Keefe, who will be playing for members of the studio audience. The other contestants:

* Helen Bengar is the returning champion, having won $5990 in merchandise in her previous two appearances.

* Francis Rutger is a telephone operator from Brooklyn.

* Florence Hopkins is a housewife from Roxville MD.

All players will get a copy of the Price Is Right home game (with the supplementary title "Bid It Right").

Dennis' first name drawn from the audience is Patricia Hollander from New York City. The first item up for bids is a Tappan 442 range with two ovens, a rotisserie and sliding cutting board. It's encased in a two-section cabinet. Price authorities: The Tappan Company, Mansfield OH and H.J. Schyrick, Louisville KY.

Mrs. Bengar starts anywhere, minimums are $25:
*--Frozen bid; [bz]--last bid buzzer

- - BENGAR - - - - RUTGER - - - - -HOPKINS - - - -O'KEEFE - -
...................50 ..................100 .................125 ...................150
.................175 ..................250 .................300 ...................350
.................795 .............1500[bz] .............* 300 .................* 350
............. * 795 ..............* 1500 ..............* 300 ................* 350

ARP: $790.35, with Dennis O'Keefe winning for Patricia Hollander, and they hit to bonus bell. Mrs. Hollander also wins a set of six clocks from Westclox and a set of wrought-iron outdoor furniture from Plantation Patterns of Birmingham, Alabama.

Dennis' second name: Edward Rottergam. Second item: A room divider in American Provincial inspiration with open shelves and drop lid desk.  Price authority: Broyhill Company, Lenore, N C.

Mrs. Rutger opens and it's a one-bid item:

- - BENGAR - - - - RUTGER - - - - -HOPKINS - - - -O'KEEFE - -
....................... ................* 250 ...............* 595 ...............* 450
...............* 600

ARP: $279.90, with Mrs. Rutger the winner.

Third audience member: Sofia Acson, who had gotten married two days earlier. Item: A collection of serving accessories in brass, copper and wrought iron. Price authority: Rubell and Company, New York.

Mrs. Hopkins opens anywhere; minimums are $10.


- - BENGAR - - - - RUTGER - - - - -HOPKINS - - - -O'KEEFE - -
...................... .................... ..............25 ................100
.................110 ...............150 ............160 ................175
.................185 ...............195 .........* 160 ................205[bz]
............. * 215 .............* 195 .........* 160 .............* 225

Actual retail price: $401.50, with Dennis winning for Sofia Acson and they hit the bonus bell. Mrs. Acson will also get 1000 Esquire shoe shiners and a cruise for two from New York to Bermuda aboard the ship Queen of Bermuda.

The last look at the current home sweepstakes is shown. The items are a Mercury Comet 404 four-door sedan with a 6-cylinder engine, Merco-Matic automatic transmission and AM/FM radio; a Bissell dry rug cleaner, and AM/FM portable radio and Mohawk carpeting. Send estimates on the items to:
Auto Sweepstakes
The Price Is Right
P.O. Box 262
New York City, N.Y. 10046

All cards are chosen at random and must arrive by midnight March 9. Estimate the Mercury Comet at its F.O.B. price, Detroit MI; all other items city of manufacture exclusive of all retail taxes.

Last name: Helga Tamie. Last item: A Sohmer piano executed in warm cherry finish with 96% grand piano string distribution. Includes a bench. Price authority: Sohmer and Company, New York.

Dennis starts; minimums are $50.

- - BENGAR - - - - RUTGER - - - - -HOPKINS - - - -O'KEEFE - -
...................... .................... ..................... ................100
.................150 ...............250 ................300 ...............350
.................400 ...............500 ................600 ...............650
.................800 .............1000 ...........1050 [bz] .........* 650
.............* 1100 ..........* 1200 ............* 1250

Actual retail price: $1335, with Mrs. Hopkins the winner.

Final totals:
- - BENGAR - - - - RUTGER - - - - -HOPKINS - - - -O'KEEFE - -
....................0 ...............279 ........* 1335 .............2372

Dennis O'Keefe is the big winner, but in this case, the returning champion is the highest score of the three civilian contestants, which is Mrs. Hopkins. She'll return with Dennis on the next day's show. Mrs. Bengar leaves with a three-day total of $5990. The other people Dennis played for receives a three-piece set of American Tourister luggage.



« Last Edit: January 01, 2017, 03:47:27 PM by Ccook »
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