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What's My Line?

one of the most popular and longest running game shows in entertainment history featuring famous mystery guests. Update: new rare episode

6 old time radio show recordings
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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Whats My Line

Initially called "Occupation Unknown", Whats My LineWhat's My Line? was one of the most popular and longest running game shows in entertainment history running on television from 1950 until 1967.  What's My Line? broadcast on radio for a short run from 1952 to 1953. 

The show's panelist would try to guess the contestant's occupation by only asking "yes or no" questions.  The contestant won by receiving 10 no's or as host John Charles Daly put it "Ten Flips for a Flop."

John DalyJohn Charles Daly (of CBS World News Today fame) hosted What's My Line? and the original panelists included Dorothy Kilgallen, Arlene Francis, and Bennett Cerf.  Over the long run of What's My Line? the panelist later included Louis Untermyer, Hal Block, Steve Allen, Fred Allen, Ernie Kovacs and Martin Gabel.  In one episode, Steve Allen popularized the phrase "Is it bigger than a breadbox?"

The last part of the show featured mystery guests who ranged from Walt Disney to Salvador Dali to Marlon Brando.  The panelists would put on blindfolds and attempt to guess the name of the mystery guest.  Often the mystery guest would disguise their voice in a comical way leading to much hilarity.  Other Mystery Guests include the biggest names in show business like Marlene Dietrich, Ethel Waters, John Wayne, Orson Welles, Walter Winchell, Ed Wynn, Jimmy Stewart, Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, Red Skelton, Kate Smith, Edward G. Robinson, Roy Rogers, Jack Paar, Louella Parsons, Vincent Price, Ozzie Nelson, Groucho Marx, Agnes Moorehead, Peter Lorre, Danny Kaye, Gene Kelly,  Burl Ives, Lena Horne, Hedda Hopper, Judy Garland, Benny Goodman, Errol Flynn, Bette Davis, Joe DiMaggio, Dane Clark, Judy Canova, Gary Cooper, Lucille Ball, Ethel Barrymore, Milton Berle, Abe Burrows, Fred Astaire,and even puppet Howdy Doody made an appearance.

What's My Line? radio show is very rare; this collection includes all known surviving episodes of this entertaining radio quiz show. See also: You Bet Your Life, Twenty Questions, and Guess Who. For more John Daly, see also Continental Celebrity Club. For more Dorothy Killgallen, see also: Breakfast with Dorothy & Dick, Dorothy Killgallen's Diary, People You'd Like to Know, Bright Horizon, and What's My Line

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    6 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $4.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 14 min
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      6 shows - total playtime 2 hours 14 minutes
      1. Whats My Line 511202.mp3
      2. Whats My Line AFRTS #206.mp3
      3. Whats My Line Arnold Stang.mp3
      4. Whats My Line Circus Strongman.mp3
      5. Whats My Line Crosby Brothers.mp3
      6. Whats My Line Nick Adams.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    6 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $4.00
    total playtime 2 hours, 14 min
    Add MP3 Collection to Cart

    Click here to see disc contents


      6 shows - total playtime 2 hours 14 minutes
      1. Whats My Line 511202.mp3
      2. Whats My Line AFRTS #206.mp3
      3. Whats My Line Arnold Stang.mp3
      4. Whats My Line Circus Strongman.mp3
      5. Whats My Line Crosby Brothers.mp3
      6. Whats My Line Nick Adams.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    6 recordings on 3 Audio CDs
    total playtime 2 hours, 14 min

    Disc A001

    1. Whats My Line AFRTS #206
    2. Whats My Line Arnold Stang

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    Disc A002

    1. Whats My Line Circus Strongman
    2. Whats My Line Crosby Brothers

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    Disc A003

    1. Whats My Line Nick Adams
    2. Whats My Line 511202

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