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Can you imagine contestants being given a carton of cigarettes for just being on a game show this day and age? Lol.
There would be so much backlash but in the 50's smoking was glorified as you can see here. Amazing how much has changed the last 70 years.
Fred was just so funny. Such a quick mind.
Act No.1 - great voice but his clothes do not compliment the song. Was there no wardrobe dept?
Miss Marks gets top marks from me - classy lady!
I enjoyed the Woodside Sisters
The Woodside Sisters! Fun trio 🙂
mpkAM46TfGM&t=18m09s 18:09 Forgive me if it should be obvious, but I have no idea what Fred is referencing when he says HST was having trouble with white. Anyone?
One of those sisters looked like Jane Wyatt!
That guy wanted those cigarettes bad lol. Look how he holds onto them.