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Category: Various
Media: Book
Catalog Number: 91283
Price: $29.95

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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; and, 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.Included in this first book on the series, you will find:- A documentary on the making of broadcasts and background production.- Reprinted Sponsor and Cast contracts.- Day-by-day information about the 1945 Information, Please European Tour.- A history of the 18 RKO Information, Please shorts (1939 - 1942).- Complete information on the short-lived 1952 television series.- A thorough history of 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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