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The very second show from November 27, 1956
« on: June 02, 2022, 10:14:59 AM »
From YouTube, via BillCullen.net, the very second telecast of The Price Is Right from November 27, 1956. A couple of notes--the buzzer used to denote final bids would be used later for when everyone overbids, and the "E" key ding is not affected on frozen bids. It is not known if the debut show exists (it has been duly noted it does not).

The bargain hunters for today:

* Phyllis Hemmingway, who $1535 in merchandise on the debut show.

* Cdr. Brazel (first name not given).

* Florence Motskin.

* Mrs. Keran (last name not given).

First item: An infrared rotisserie oven from Roto-Broil.

Mrs. Hemmingway starts:
(*--frozen bid; last bid buzzer follows)
--HEMMINGWAY----BRAZEL---MOTSKIN---KERAN---
-----------25 ---------30 ----------35 ----------45
-----------60 ---------65 ----------*35 ---------67
-----------70 -------*65 ---------*35 ---------*67
----------*70
Actual retail value: $79.95 with Mrs. Hemmingway the winner and she hit the bonus bell. She wins a year's supply of Norbest frozen turkeys.

Second item: A fashion emsemble with Rochelle earrings and bracelet plus Lanvin perfume.

Commander Brasel opens the bidding:
--HEMMINGWAY----BRAZEL---MOTSKIN---KERAN---
-------------- ----------75 ----------80 ----------85
----------110  ---------120 ---------125 -------135
----------150 --------*175 --------*125 ------*178
---------*150
Actual retail value: $145.35 with Mrs. Motskin the winner.

An NBC promo for the evening's primetime shows follows--The Big Surprise, Noah's Ark (a medical drama) and Break The $250,000 Bank.

Third item: A diamond studded pendant containing 38 diamonds from Pekins of Fifth Avenue.

Mrs. Motskin opens the bidding:
--HEMMINGWAY----BRAZEL---MOTSKIN---KERAN---
-------------- ------------- ---------750 ---------800
----------850 --------*700 --------*851 --------*800
---------*850

Actual retail value: $850 with Mrs. Hemmingway hitting it on the nose.

A break for station identification follows.

Fourth item: A perpetual motion clock from Le Couture.

Mrs. Keran opens the bidding:
--HEMMINGWAY----BRAZEL---MOTSKIN---KERAN---
-------------- ------------- ------------ -----------50
----------100 ---------150 --------160 ---------170
----------200 ---------210 -------*160 --------*170
----------250 ---------260 -------*160 --------*170
----------275 ---------285 -------*160 --------*170
----------300 ---------310 -------*160 --------*170
----------325 ---------335 -------*160 --------*170
----------350 ---------360 -------*160 --------*170
----------375 ---------399 -------*160 --------*170
----------400 --------*399 -------*160 --------*170
---------*400

Acutal retail value: $150--everyone over bid. However, Bill announces that the clock will go to whoever wins the next item.

The home showcase makes its second presentation of the week. The items are a deep brown ranch mink jacket, a white satin hat, a 17-jewel miniature watch, a leather handbag and a 3-piece set of Winship luggage. Viewers are to send their postcards with their total bid on everything in the showcase to:
Mink Showcase
The Price Is Right
P.O. Box 1784
Grand Central Station
New York 17, N.Y.


All cards must be received by midnight on November 30. Ties will be subjected to bidoffs.

Last item: A Castro convertible lounge chair.

Mrs. Hemmingway starts:
--HEMMINGWAY----BRAZEL---MOTSKIN---KERAN---
------------75 -----------100 -----------130 -----------150
-----------200 -----------205 ---------*130 -----------210
----------*200 ---------*205 ---------*130 ----------*210

Actual retail value: $219, with Mrs. Keran the winner.

Totals:
--HEMMINGWAY----BRAZEL---MOTSKIN---KERAN---
-----------988 ------------0 ----------145 ----------369

Mrs. Hemmingway retains her championship with a two-day total of $2523. Commander Brazel will receive a Wittnauer watch. Mrs. Hemmingway returns on Wednesday's show to defend her championship and a player continues to appear as long as they keep winning.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2022, 10:22:45 AM by Ccook »
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