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Information Please

ISBN: 9780971457072
Publisher: BearManor Media
Publication Date: 2003-09-30
Number of pages: 200
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Information Please, the popular radio quiz program that played experts for fall guys, was capital, dependable, adult radio fun for more than a decade (1938 1952). The fast-cracking experts John Kieran, omniscient sports columnist for the New York Times; Franklin Pierce Adams, New York Post columnist; Oscar Levant, composer, pianist, gag-stacked Broadwayfarer were acknowledged by listeners as the most knowing of know-it-alls. Master of Ceremonies Clifton Fadiman was famous for beating the experts to the pun while he picked the questions submitted each week by listeners. Information Please spawned a short-lived series of film shorts (1940-1943), a summer-run television program (1952), at least two card games, and the long-running Information Please Almanac. This book includes: -Documentary on the making of the broadcasts, and background production. --Sponsor and Cast contracts are reprinted. --Day-by-day information about the 1945 Information Please European Tour. -Chapter documenting the history of the 18 RKO Information Please Shorts (1939-1942). -Chapter documenting the short-lived 1952 television series. -Chapter documenting the radio program's involvement with the Information Please Almanac. -A complete episode guide listing each and every radio broadcast, television broadcast and movie short.

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