Friday, April 12, 2019

Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! articles from Games Magazine

More scanner fun. Here are a pair of game show-related articles from my stack of back issues of Games Magazine. You'll have to open each picture in a new tab or window in order to get them big enough to read. Answers to puzzles in the articles are at the bottom of the page.

"Nailed to the Wheel of Fortune, The Anatomy of a TV Game Show" by Roger Dionne (March/April 1980 issue)

I though one of Roger's episodes happened to be on YouTube, but it was years ago I saw it, and I couldn't find it now, so maybe not.

"My Life in Jeopardy!" by legendary Jeopardy! writer Steven Dorfman (January 1987)

I have a Dell Champion magazine with one of Steven Dorfman's cryptic crosswords in it. If I can manage to locate it, I'll post it here.

Here are the answers. Interesting how Steven Dorfman credits each of the individual writers with their questions here.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Trivia Hall of Fame, continued

In anticipation of this weekend's induction at TCONA of Brad Rutter & David Wallechinsky, Irving Wallace and Amy Wallace to the Trivia Hall of Fame, I dug up my old copies of Trivia Unlimited magazine to find the write-ups for the earlier inductees to the original Trivia Hall of Fame. (I did Casey Kasem last year, and I wanted to finish the set.)

It looks like I don't have a copy (either print or Xerox) of the May 1980 issue, introducing the Hall of Fame and featuring the induction of Robert Ripley. But I was able to find the May 1981 and 1982 issues, and so I present the inductions of Art Fleming and James Parish.

Art Fleming (from Trivia Unlimited, May 1981)

(I wish I could get a bigger version of that picture.)

This is the second bio of Fleming I've featured on this blog. At some point between 1974 and 1981 he married and had a couple of kids. Good for him!

James Parish (from Trivia Unlimited, May 1982)

Bonus write-up of the California State University Trivia Bowl (also from Trivia Unlimited, May 1982)

If you haven't already, you can still vote for next years honorees here.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Casey Kasem (1932-2014)

In remembrance of the life of Casey Kasem, I've scanned the article about his induction in the Trivia Hall of Fame, from the May 1983 issue of Trivia Unlimited magazine. Enjoy.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Come On Down! (Answers)

Here are the actual retail prices from the Price is Right game posted earlier today.

Click to early seasons of Drew Carey-size.

Come On Down!

Today's featured article is from issue 14 of Games magazine, dated November/December 1979. It's one of those "how much did it cost" nostalgia pricing games, which usually wouldn't be of any interest to me at all. But not only does this one feature Bob Barker and The Price is Right, it features the byline "Credit permission by Bob Barker and Price Productions, Inc." which to mind mind makes it at least somewhat "official."

(Click Pictures to Enlarge.)

Jot down what you think your answers might be. I'm going to set this up so that Blogger should automatically post the answers and the other players' scores this afternoon some time. We'll see if that work.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Wheel of Sassy

The cover of the September 1994 issue of Sassy featured the intriguing come-on

"Our Harrowing GAME SHOW Audition".

You have my attention.

I had a few guesses what the show might be. It turned out to be Wheel of Fortune.

Here are scans of the 3 pages of the article. Notice the fascinating picture of the circa 1994 audition setup on page 2.

I've heard that modern-day auditions are absolutely crazy. It's interesting how low-key they were 20 years ago. You could say the same thing about the show, I suppose.