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SuperMatch93

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Cleveland Amory reviews Hollywood Squares, 1969
« on: January 14, 2021, 02:11:35 PM »
Was perusing old TV Guides on the Internet Archive when I came across this:

https://archive.org/details/tv-guide-1969-06-07-13-north-texas-edition/page/6/mode/2up
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carlisle96

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Re: Cleveland Amory reviews Hollywood Squares, 1969
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2021, 03:41:01 PM »
Cleveland Amory was a tough guy to please so Heatter-Quigley did their jobs. I remember his review of Let's Make a Deal the same year. Vicious.

SuperMatch93

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Re: Cleveland Amory reviews Hollywood Squares, 1969
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2021, 03:58:34 PM »
Cleveland Amory was a tough guy to please so Heatter-Quigley did their jobs.

That was my first thought, too. Having read how biting he was about other shows that are highly regarded, for him to say anything positive about Squares was surprising.

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Kniwt

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Re: Cleveland Amory reviews Hollywood Squares, 1969
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2021, 07:49:24 PM »
And from 1964, here's his review of What's My Line:
https://archive.org/details/TVGuideJan252964ReviewOfJFKTVNewsCoverage/page/n3/mode/1up

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The marathon dance that is known as What's My Line? has, in our opinion, not only run its course, it has, Massa, run it into the cold, cold ground. When the show first went on the air, it was, our late grandfather once told us, highly popular. Since we last heard a favorable opinion, however, a whole new generation has been bored. This generation is tired of the mannered introduction. Tired of the signatures on the way in and the handshakes on the way out, tired of the blindfolds and the faked voices of the misery guests and positively sick and tired of all the extraneous, intramural promotions.

Neumms

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Re: Cleveland Amory reviews Hollywood Squares, 1969
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2021, 04:08:22 PM »
Be sure to check out the article on how Robert Earle got his GE College Bowl gig. (In the WML? issue.)

Jimmy Owen

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Re: Cleveland Amory reviews Hollywood Squares, 1969
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2021, 04:24:06 PM »
Yet, he appeared on Blyden WML. With a dancing bear, no less.
Let's Make a Deal was the first show to air on Buzzr. 6/1/15 8PM.