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Queen for a Day

Quiz Shows let listeners hear people just like themselves hit it big, sometimes through sheer luck. Queen for a Day helped to usher in the era of really big prize giveaways.

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(total playtime 2 hours, 42 min)
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Queen for a Day Advertisement
Contest and Audience Participation Show (1945-1957)

"Would you like to be Queen for a Day?" asked the host, Jack Bailey.
"YES!!!!" 
shouted the audience.

Queen for a Day starring Jack Baily (right)

Sponsored by Malted Milk, this glamorous and long-running program was a popular one among housewives. ItOld time radio sponsor, Malted Milk starred their friends and neighbors, and turned them into fabulous Cinderellas with such prizes as a charming five-star luncheon with a friend, a roll down the red carpet at a movie studio, a beauty analysis, Hollywood makeup and hairdo, escort through the Boulevard, dining on the finest steaks and tropical fruits, then dancing at the finest star-studded clubs.

After the host interviewed the five contestants, who made requests for items of their eye (one asked for an operation for her sick cat), the audience cheered to pick their favorite one. The winner won the item she requested, as well as some dreamy prizes and her time in the sun as "Queen for a Day."

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    My Mother (Esther Turner)was a \\"Queen For A Day\\" winner in Kansas City Missouri in the 1940s....I think it was 1944 or 1945. It was quit a deal in those days and my mother was such a cute bright person who brought a lot of laughter to the show. Her wish was to bring her outside little house into our real home.) In other words we had an outhouse at the time. She was the sole bread winner of our family of six children. Of course she won the \\"Queen\\'s place\\" that day. There were many busloads of ladies from all over the mid west attending the show. Would it be possible to get recording of that program and any other momentous from that day and the trip to New Orleans that followed? I would be so thankful if you could help me get this request granted for our family history of my Mother. In case there is anyone there who has access to this event history could you

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    6 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 42 min
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      6 shows - total playtime 2 hours 42 minutes
      1. Queen for a Day 450810 includes news of jap surrender.mp3
      2. Queen for a Day 450810.mp3
      3. Queen for a Day 480214.mp3
      4. Queen for a Day 500213.mp3
      5. Queen for a Day 520523.mp3
      6. Queen for a Day Sales Promo for Armour Shorting (sound).mp3
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    6 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 42 min
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      6 shows - total playtime 2 hours 42 minutes
      1. Queen for a Day 450810 includes news of jap surrender.mp3
      2. Queen for a Day 450810.mp3
      3. Queen for a Day 480214.mp3
      4. Queen for a Day 500213.mp3
      5. Queen for a Day 520523.mp3
      6. Queen for a Day Sales Promo for Armour Shorting (sound).mp3
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    6 recordings on 3 Audio CDs
    total playtime 2 hours, 42 min

    Queen for a Day Disc A001

    1. Queen for a Day Sales Promo for Armour Shorting (sound)
    2. Queen for a Day 450810 includes news of jap surrender

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    Queen for a Day Disc A002

    1. Queen for a Day 450810
    2. Queen for a Day 480214

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    Queen for a Day Disc A003

    1. Queen for a Day 500213
    2. Queen for a Day 520523

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