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    Classic Hollywood Squares Show-circa 1971

    You Tube gives us a complete show. Stars include Burt Reynolds, Ginger Rogers, Nancy Wilson, Charlie Weaver, Wally Cox, Karen Valentine, and of course the amazing Paul Lynde.
    Just a blast from the past

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N16_j4NF5_A
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1nFzifUpxw
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=423ou6ahcjM

    and a followup interview with Peter Marshall

    Just a blast from the past.
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    That show was great! Thanks

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    I hated that show as a kid (also hated the Dean Martin Roasts). Now I'm fascinated by shows like them. To see all those great ones, now gone, in their prime is mesmerizing.
    Great post johnny!

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    that's what i love about it.
    we just don't get those kind of shows anymore.
    and -to be a little corny- you could actually sit with the family and watch it. the suggestive stuff by a master like paul lynde was at a level that the adults could catch it and the kids were oblivious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by King Tut View Post
    I hated that show as a kid (also hated the Dean Martin Roasts). Now I'm fascinated by shows like them. To see all those great ones, now gone, in their prime is mesmerizing.
    Great post johnny!
    WHAT.......I loved those shows.....Paul Lynde is the absolute shit !!!!!!!.......I`m glad you have come to your senses

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    I love Hollywood Squares. I have only seen 2 episodes, because I wasn't around when it was on. I have written a fan letter to Peter Marshall, and he sent me an autographed copy of his book.

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    His son played major league baseball for the Cubs. His name was Pete LeCock.
    As Casey Stengel would say, 'you can look it up'

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/l/lacocpe01.shtml
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    Thanks for posting those. They are great!

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    Wasn't Peter Marshall's sister Joanne Dru?

    I loved that show when I was a kid. Paul Lynde was really the first gay person I knew about in my childhood. Mom explained it to me this way "he likes men the way Mommy and Daddy like each other." So simple, I got it.
    In memory of a wonderful actor who left us way too soon - William Holden 1918-1981.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazedfemale View Post
    Wasn't Peter Marshall's sister Joanne Dru?

    I loved that show when I was a kid. Paul Lynde was really the first gay person I knew about in my childhood. Mom explained it to me this way "he likes men the way Mommy and Daddy like each other." So simple, I got it.
    and -better yet- learned that it was a normal thing for some adults.
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    WOW!
    I loved every minute of it, I always LOVED that show!
    Those prizes were DREADFUL! I wonder what that guy did with the Vega?
    I'd like to see that show today....can you imagine Brittany Spears, Michael Jackson and Lindsay Lohan as "Squares" ?

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    crap. probably would get someone like Tori Spelling or New York to be the Center Square.
    talk about a Sign of the Apocalypse. just take me out of my misery and send me to Pakistan tonight...
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    Once I got it; then it wasn't very difficult to understand why my grandmother's best friend from childhood (male) who went to LA to become an actor and as I child I'd ask where his wife was; he would say well I have a lady friend. Still so taboo in those days!
    In memory of a wonderful actor who left us way too soon - William Holden 1918-1981.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MorbidMolly View Post
    WHAT.......I loved those shows.....Paul Lynde is the absolute shit !!!!!!!.......I`m glad you have come to your senses
    ^^I didn't figure out till much later that Paul was gay, looking back at the show now I must have been oh so sheltered as a kid.


    Also: Ummm... johnny... Marshall's son the baseball player ...his name is LaCock, not LeCock. You really need to get your Cocks straight, especially when one is named Peter.

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    Remember the John Davidson Hollywood Squares version?
    In memory of a wonderful actor who left us way too soon - William Holden 1918-1981.

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    Too be honest, once Paul Lynde passed away I couldn't get into the show anymore.
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    I saw a documentary that stated unequivocally that the punchlines from the "stars" in the squares were mostly scripted ahead of time. They singled out Paul Lynde as the one with the most rehearsed lines written by the shows writers, stating that his "improvisation" was adding his PL schtick to jokes that he had nothing to do with other than memorizing them.

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    Wait, Paul Lynde was gay?

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    Here is a link to "Classic Hollywood Squares"!


    http://www.classicsquares.com/

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    Mysterian. You are the One!

    Thank you. Thank you.
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    Hollywood Squares

    Last edited by Ruls; 09-01-2011 at 12:37 PM.

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    I miss Paul Lynde. Whoopie owns the rights to that show now right?
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    Last edited by Ruls; 09-01-2011 at 04:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruls View Post
    great stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny View Post
    You Tube gives us a complete show. Stars include Burt Reynolds, Ginger Rogers, Nancy Wilson, Charlie Weaver, Wally Cox, Karen Valentine, and of course the amazing Paul Lynde.
    Just a blast from the past

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N16_j4NF5_A
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1nFzifUpxw
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=423ou6ahcjM

    and a followup interview with Peter Marshall

    Just a blast from the past.
    Thank You for this.
    Carolyn(1958-2009) always in my heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny View Post
    Too be honest, once Paul Lynde passed away I couldn't get into the show anymore.
    I so agree without him Hollywood Squares was never the same.
    (I so miss the 1970s)
    Carolyn(1958-2009) always in my heart.

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    London, it is against the rules to post one right after another post in less than 30 minutes. Please combine the second post with the first. If you don't know how to this, there are instructions here https://cindyrtapia.wixsite.com/foru...ultitquoting-1

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    Thank You for this.
    Quote Originally Posted by theotherlondon View Post
    I so agree without him Hollywood Squares was never the same.
    (I so miss the 1970s)

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    Some of those shows were not bad back in the day. Watching now, it's corny old vaudeville shtick.
    To really know people is to be able to read between the lines on their faces.

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