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Studio 33 - Price is Right Discussion => The Price WAS Right => Cullen Era => Topic started by: Ccook on June 16, 2010, 05:40:30 PM

Title: Nov. 27, 1961: The last item is a real work of art
Post by: Ccook on June 16, 2010, 05:40:30 PM
Bill comes out to applause, and tells us that the final item on tonight's show is an unusual one-of-a-kind. On to the bargain hunters:

* - The returning champ, back for her second appearance, Dorthea Huggins, a housewife from Murraysville PA, having won $9142 in merchandise.

* - Williams Reynolds is a salesman from Turnersville, N C.

* - Barbara Wiltse is a housewife from Poughkeepsie, N Y.

* - Henry Freeman is self-employed and lives in New York City.

All players receive a gift package from the makers of Griffin shoe polish. First item up for bids: a 1962 Chevorlet Bel-Air station wagon. It has mirror-smooth finish and jet smooth ride and full-coil suspension, a 170-hp V-8 engine plus optionals including powerglide automatic transmission, air conditioning and heater/defroster, and white sidewall tires. The tailgate opening measures 9 feet long for easy loading and unloading. Price authority: Chevrolet division, General Motors Corporation, Detroit MI.

Bidding on the Bel-Air at its F.O.B. delivered price; point of entry, Flint MI. Mrs. Huggins starts and may open anywhere; minimums are $100:
(*--frozen bid; last bid buzzer follows bid in bold)

- - HUGGINS  - - - REYNOLDS - - - - WILTSE - - - - FREEMAN - -
.................200 ..............500 .............600 ...............750
...............1000 .............1400 ...........1500 ..............1700
...............2000 .............2100 ...........2350 ..............2500
...............2600 .............2800 ...........2950 ..............3050
.............* 2600 ...........3150 .........* 3350 ............* 3050
.............* 2600 ..........* 3150

Actual retail price: $3173, with Mr. Reynolds the winner.

Next item: A hutch, hand-crafted in contemporary styling, hand-polished in walnut veneer. The top compartment has an illuminated bar with formica surface; thge base contains a hi-fi stereo with record changer and AM/FM/SW radio. Price authority: Videola Erie Corporation, Brooklyn N Y.

Mr. Reynolds opens anywhere; minimums are $100:.
- - HUGGINS  - - - REYNOLDS - - - - WILTSE - - - - FREEMAN - -
....................... ..............300 .............400 ...............500
.................650 ...............750 .............850 ............* 500
.................950 .............1100 ...........1250 .............* 500
...............* 950 ..........* 1100 ........* 1250

Actual retail price: $1995, with Mrs. Wiltse the winner, and she hit the bonus bell. Mrs. Wiltse's husband is brought out from backstage and faces a chalkboard with eight words: WING, HOCK, HOUSE, SHIP, DRINK, HEAT, WEDDING and NAG. Mr. Wiltse checks off five words, and Mrs. Wiltse must rhyme those words with a deliverable prize. For WING, Mrs. Wiltse said "ring," and she wins a 1-karat diamond ring. For SHIP, she said "whip," winning her a leather whip. For DRINK, she said "sink," winning a kitchen sink (Bill would say "Aren't you sorry you didn't say mink?"). For HEAT, Mrs. Wiltse said "meat," winning her 100 steaks. And for WEDDING, she said "shedding", winning her a pedigree collie.

The final look at the current sweepstakes is shown. It consists of a 1962 Chevrolet Corvette convertible, in plastic reinforced body, a 360-hp fuel-injected engine, and an 11.25:1 compression ratio. It has a four-speed synchromesh manual transmission, heater/defroster, AM/FM radio and other options. Also: Arpege perfume by Lanvin.

Before carrying on, Bill tells Mrs. Wiltse that the producer ("a chap named Legree") had been searching New York for a store that sells whips only to come up empty, so instead, they are awarding her a trip for two to Bermuda. Next item: a 29-piece den and playroom in solid oak and oak veneers with hand-rubbed terracotta finish. It includes a rocker, sofa, end tables, coffee table, armchair with ottoman, a wall unit, day bed, desk, snack bar and game table with captain's chairs. Price authority: Williams Furniture, Sumter S C.

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

- - HUGGINS  - - - REYNOLDS - - - - WILTSE - - - - FREEMAN - -
..................... ................... ............* 2550 ............* 2300
............* 3000 ..........* 2250

Actual retail price: $1866.50--everybody overbid. And there was a bonus invloved, but that will held for another occasion.

Final item and it's what Bill alluded to earlier: A 30-inch bronze casting of Rodin's sculpture "The Thinker." The casting was created in 1899 as a study for the original displayed in 1904. There are only 12 in existence; this is no. 5 in that series, signed and numbered, issued by the Rodin museum in Paris. There will not be another casting for another 100 years (51 years if you follow today's date). Price authority: Nordness Gallery, New York.

Mr. Freeman is asked to open with at least a $5000 bid; minimums are $100:

- - HUGGINS  - - - REYNOLDS - - - - WILTSE - - - - FREEMAN - -
..................... ..................... ................. .............5200
................5500 .............6000 ..........6800 ..............7000
................8000 ...........10000 .........12000 ............13000
..............13100 ...........13500 .........13800 ............13900
..............14000 ...........15000 .........15500 ............15600
..............15700 ...........16000 .........16800 ............16900
..............17000 ...........17200 ........18000 ..........*18200
.............*17000 ........*26000 ........*26100

Actual retail price: $20,000, with Mr. Freeman the winner.

Final totals:
- - HUGGINS  - - - REYNOLDS - - - - WILTSE - - - - FREEMAN - -
..................0 ................3173 ............5195 .............*20000

Mr. Freeman is the new champ and returns next week to defend. Mrs. Huggins leaves with a two-week total of $9142.