WHAT'S MY LINE?
Wanna jump to another country where the golden era of #hollywood in 1950s-1960s which a legendary tv show known as What's My Line? aired. It's a quiz show with 3 kind of challenges & usually has guest stars in the end of the show.
I love watching quiz shows in my country such as Siapa Dia, #famili100 , Siapa Berani?, Tak-Tik Boom, etc. Shows that make you keep on digging mind & conciousness. Nowadays they don't create high quality show like that anymore.
As a fan of classic stuff & movie freak, watching #whatsmyline has an unexplain extraordinary kind of nostalgic moments to me. To be able to see classic stars when they were young & still around. So many legends from the past, so many talents in motion. My faves are whenever #artcagney , #alanking , #jackbenny , #miltonberle , #carolchanning & the one & only, #grouchomarx appeared. Been watch them all, also every single episode. Sometimes try to guess the occupation either. Those #moviestars , #greatsingers , superstars i can only read their stories today. At least in this show, they're 'alive'. They're like crowd of 'my friends' gathering around in my house.
The famous intro, the excitement of searching the informations of something or someone i just found out about. And these 3 brilliant-sharp minds panelists plus an irreplaceable host : #arlenefrancis , #bennettcerf , #dorothykilgallen + #johncharlesdaly really bring it up. Talking about Arlene, her laugh always reminds me of Jennifer Aniston. Talking about Dorothy, am still curious about her cause of death. Some say she'd been murdered because of her intens intention to revealed JFK's murderer. I joined an FB group full of this show's fans from all over the world. There are rare pictures, discussions, quiz itself. It's fun.
Ofcourse, they respectively have another panelists (the funny #halblock , #fredallen , #steveallen , etc) & great deal of stars i can't mention here one by one. But in this show, you'll see great manners, great knowledges revealed, various kind of jobs & surely a great source of improving your linguistic ability, i tell you that.
📷 : FB group's "What's My Line?"
None are mine.
Last but not least, November 1 marks the 90th anniversary of the birth of scrumptious Emmaline Henry, best remembered as Mrs. Bellows on "I Dream of Jeannie" (1966-1970), in which she is pictured on the left, and for her role in "Rosemary's Baby" (1968). Henry was a lovely and gifted comic actress who could sing — she had the starring role in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" when Carol Channing (b. 1921) left. She worked extensively on TV and occasionally in the movies. One of her last appearances was as Chrissy Snow's boss on two episodes of "Three's Company" (1978-1979), in which she is pictured on the right. Her final appearance was on an episode of "Eight Is Enough" in 1979, which aired one month before she died of a brain tumor in 1979. She was just 50 years old. #emmalinehenry#mrsbellows#amandabellows#threescompany#tv#movies#rosemarysbaby#eightisenough#threescompany#gentlemenpreferblondes#carolchanning#celebritybirthdays#gr8erdays
Original Broadway window card for the smash hit “Hello, Dolly!” unusual in its complete credits, blue background, and muted use of the infamous Merrick red which would come to dominate most of the “Dolly” posters in the 1960s as well as the more recent 2017 revival. I adore the balance and the color palette of this first card, but respect the attention all those subsequent screaming red cards would command. No one could ever accuse Merrick of not knowing how to effectively market a show when he set his mind to it. Eventually all of the creatives and most the cast would lose their place on the poster as billing became solely about Merrick, his star, and the show title. Even Gower Champion, the ultimate power in creating the show, would eventually lose his billing which, in the original card, is equal in size to that of star Carol Channing. Note too that both Champion and Channing had billing which was smaller than the title. All of this would soon change, and how. #hellodolly#broadwaymusical#davidmerrick#gowerchampion#carolchanning#broadwaywindowcard#broadwayposters#showart#stjamestheatre
Orpheum Theatre. From Wikipedia: After falling into disrepair for some years, the city of Phoenix purchased the Orpheum Theatre in 1984 and began a 12-year, $14 million restoration. The Orpheum reopened on January 28, 1997, with a performance of Hello, Dolly! starring Carol Channing. After the performance, Ms. Channing, still in costume but out of character, thanked the audience for "not turning this beautiful theatre into a parking lot!" #theatre#phoenix#arizona#vaudeville#carolchanning#spanishrevival#architecture#orpheumtheatre#hellodolly
Ethel Merman in the pre-Broadway production of ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, 18 ½ x 22 inches. Signed, titled and dated Sam Norkin, 1946, Boston.
Merman, Minnelli, Martin, Verdon, Channing, Peters and others, star in an exhibition of iconic drawings by Sam Norkin online at Broadway Design Exchange. All works are available for sale.
Sam Norkin (1917-2011) was a Brooklyn born cartoonist who specialized in theater caricatures for more than seven decades. His drawings of theater, opera, ballet and film celebrities appeared in Variety, Backstage, The Philadelphia Enquirer, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe and many other publications.
Norkin learned composition and anatomy from the muralist Mordi Gassner. He received a scholarship to the Metropolitan Art School after his high school graduation, and he later attended Cooper Union, the Brooklyn Museum Art School and the School of Fine and Industrial Art.
During the 1940s, newspaper editors wanted to devote more space to new theatrical productions, but photo opportunities usually did not happen until a show opened. Norkin took advantage of the situation and gained access to rehearsals, performers, costume sketches, fittings and scenic designs, providing editors with illustrations prior to an opening.
From 1940 to 1956, his theatrical illustrations were a regular feature in the New York Herald Tribune. Then for the next 26 years, he covered the performing arts for the Daily News. Since 1940, Norkin has had more than 4000 drawings published.
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Un 19 de Octubre de 1995, Carol Channing vuelve al lugar que le pertenece y es que 31 años después de que estrenara ella misma Hello, Dolly en Broadway; regresa a los escenarios con una reposición que a pesar del ruido que generó la presencia de Channing y las dificultades que por su edad presentaba el rol únicamente llegó a las poco más de 100 representaciones. #terapiabroadway#teatromusical#broadway#carolchanning#hellodolly#theatre
“Dolly is a girl’s best friend...” Nicole Marrale Cimato as Carol Channing in FORBIDDEN BROADWAY’S GREATEST HITS opening in the @MusicalFare Premier Cabaret this Friday!! #forbiddenbroadway#carolchanning#hellodolly#premiercabaret
Directed by: Michael Wachowiak
📷: M. Wachowiak
Costumes: Kari Drozd
Wig & Headpiece: Susan Drozd