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|America's favorite center-based square poses with America's favorite garbage-can-based grouch.|
|Sandy Duncan modeling that fur coat from Dicker and Dicker.|
|Another fur, this time a rabbit modelled by singer Connie Francis during a Rock and Roll Legends Show.|
|Here's something else you won't see now: a celebrity on a game show...with a butt goin'. Also from the Rock and Roll Legends show (1979) here's Fabian. (Peter Marshall was actually reading him a health question at the time.)|
|From the week of January 4, 1975, a behind the scenes picture article from TV Guide.|
|Another picture from that article, showing the back of the grid.|
|The "down and out" stereotype about the celebrities who appear in game shows, can be sometimes rather unfair. Some really big stars appeared on their way up. For instance, Billy Crystal appeared at a young age (in 1977), and again on the newest version.
Crystal, who was appearing in ABC's Soap at the time, is also featured in this 1978 ad from the New York area listings of TV Guide.
|Every once in awhile, the host of another game show would pop up in the grid. Tom Kennedy appeared in 1977, the week his To Say the Least premiered on NBC.|
|Dick Clark of The $20,000 Pyramid appeared during a "Rock 'n' Roll Legends" show in 1979. But he actually represented ABC's American Bandstand in that appearance.|
|The "Rock 'n' Roll Legends" show aired as a nighttime Squares shortly after Paul Lynde left the show. So Clark got to be center square.|
|A rare--and rather big--picture from the 1960s, showing Marshall and the contestants. (Courtesy Paul Castel)|
|The first of a series of TV Guide ads, from the programming section...this one is from the 1968 premiere of the NBC prime time version.
This is a 1973 ad from the nighttime syndicated version, as it appeared in New York.
A 1974 ad that features a great shot of Paul Lynde.
A 1976 ad, again with Paul (hey, lead with what sells), after the nighttime Squares moved from New York's NBC affiliate to the ABC O&O...
Another 1976 ad trumpeting the Squares' move to WABC-TV.
An especially good shot of Peter Marshall adorns this 1977 ad kicking off a new season.
Another season opening ad from 1977 shows Marshall and a grid full of '70s stars.
A wonderful Storybook Squares still of Paul Lynde giving his own special twist to the Frankenstein monster. (Courtesy Adrienne Armstrong.)
My Holy Grail of Storybook Squares pics, and now I have it thanks to Adrienne Armstrong: Paul as the Evil Queen from Snow White.
Paul Lynde with two of his best-known 1970s co-stars, Donny and Marie Osmond, the week they appeared on Squares. This is from a newspaper TV listings section.
Another listings photo, this time showing Marshall on the Squares podium with three other NBC emcees: Bob Clayton (Concentration), Art Fleming (Jeopardy!), and Art James (The Who, What or Where Game). I'm guessing this to be early 1970s.
A great guy named Andy McKinney sent a bunch of beautiful color photos from the show's later years. First up: Marshall and the contestants, from the show's last year on NBC.
A beautiful shot of the grid from the week of March 31, 1975, in which you can see someone talking to James Brolin from outside the right of the grid. (Note the Hudson Brothers and Mac Davis among the other celebrities that week.)
One of the most beautiful women to ever grace a television screen, Erin Gray, appeared on the Squares while she was co-starring in NBC's Buck Rogers in the 25th Century in the late 1970s.
One of the members of the elite "all four versions" club, Tom Poston. Obviously in this shot he's on the Peter Marshall Squares, sometime around '79-'80.
I've looked far and wide for promos, either print or broadcast, of when the nighttime syndicated Hollywood Squares appeared on the station where I now work, WBRC Channel 6. Well, I finally got lucky. This still is Peter Marshall from a broadcast promo, complete with the old "neon 6" logo.
From the same promo: Paul Lynde, a salute from George Gobel, and the beautiful Connie Selleca. It ended with a super cool graphic spotlighting ABC's "Still the One" campaign from the late 1970s (I just had to show it).
This ad is from TV Guide, circa 1972, and once again, this is my current workplace, WBRC Channel 6. (Special thanks to Tim Hollis for his help in tracking down these Channel 6 promo shots.)
Another look at the Peter Marshall commemorative plate...
...but did you ever wonder what the back looked like? Someone who has one showed us.
The classic Hollywood Squares home game, circa 1960s...
...but this is a special one, because a contestant won it and the stars autographed it. This apparently is from the week of May 25, 1970, and includes autographs from Suzanne Pleshette and Roy Clark among others.
An audience ticket as it looked during the Vegas season...
...and the back of said ticket.
A contestant who didn't want to be named had his picture taken next to his TV as he simultaneously appeared on tape in 1970.
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