Television's first treatment of "Charades" as played by Hollywood celebrities. The giveaway was the use of gestures that defined "film", "TV show", "book" or "song" as well as "small word (... See full summary »

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Television's first treatment of "Charades" as played by Hollywood celebrities. The giveaway was the use of gestures that defined "film", "TV show", "book" or "song" as well as "small word (a, an, the)"and gestures for syllables, number of words, and expand or stretch . I remember later as I grew up that "Charades" used these gestures from the show I remembered in my youth as "Stump the Stars." Written by Andrew Melisano

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13 November 1947 (USA)  »

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That summer of 1962
22 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was watching this show on Channel 9 in New York City that summer - but it was no longer Pantomime Quiz, but called STUMP THE STARS. The ones I recall seeing very frequently on the show were Ross Martin, Ruta Lee, Beverley Garland, Mickey Manners, but also Sebastian Cabot and Hans Conreid. It was curious to see a show like this where the cast and guests were playing charades, but also interesting because they were themselves when not doing the pantomimes that had to be guessed and solved. All of them were quite witty, and it was nice to see them acting as themselves instead of their normal roles on television or in films. I wonder if any of the kine-scopes of this live series still exist.


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