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This is an ORIGINAL Unusual Book from the 1950's!!!! It is being sold AS IS. It has waviness from moisture damage.

It has unusual photos front and back of famous celebrities, so may be unique just to display!

Based on the popular television game show, this is

MIKE STOKEY'S PANTOMIME QUIZ GAMEBOOK

There is some water damage inside. Both front and back cover features great guest star photos of DICK VAN DYLE and CAROL BURNETT and Tom Poston.

Inside the book is little cards you cut up with over 300 questions, You cut the cards and act out what the card states through PANTOMIME. Unique for the game show lover, even regardless of the condition.This is an ORIGINAL Unusual Book from the 1950's!!!! It is being sold AS IS.

It has unusual photos front and back of famous celebrities, so may be unique just to display!

Unique for the game show lover, even regardless of the condition.

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MORE INFO ON PANTOMIME QUIZ: Pantomime Quiz was an American television game show produced and hosted by Mike Stokey. Running from 1947-1959, it has the distinction of being one of the few television series?along with The Arthur Murray Party, Down You Go, and The Original Amateur Hour -- to air on all four TV networks in the US during the Golden Age of Television.

Based on the parlor game of Charades, Pantomime Quiz was first broadcast locally in Los Angeles from November 13, 1947 to June 30, 1950; In that format, it won an Emmy Award for "Most Popular Television Program" at the first Emmy Awards ceremony. The competition involved two teams of four contestants each (three regulars and one guest). In each round, one member acts out (in mime) a phrase or a name while the other three try to guess it. Each team had five rounds (in some broadcasts there were only four); the team that took the less amount of time to guess all phrases won the game.

Home viewers were encouraged to send in suggestions for phrases to be used in a telecast. Those that were actually used earned cash or a prize for the people who sent them; a bonus was given if the team trying to solve it could not do so within two minutes.

Broadcast history (national) Pantomime Quiz was picked up by CBS for a Summer run from July 3 to September 25, 1950 and July 2 to August 20, 1951; After this, NBC took it as a midseason replacement from January 2 to March 26, 1952 then gave it back to CBS from July 4 to September 26. NBC never aired the program again.

After another Summer run from July 10 to August 28, 1953, DuMont took the series from October 20 to April 13, 1954, after which it bounced back to CBS from July 9 to August 27.

ABC finally took the charades game for a midseason shot much like NBC, airing the durable quiz from January 22 to March 6, 1955. After CBS took it back they, apparently having no thought to place the popular program into the regular season, ran it for three more Summers (July 8 to September 30, 1955; July 6 to September 7, 1956; July 5 to September 6, 1957) before it dropped the program altogether.

After a seven-month absence, ABC picked up Pantomime Quiz from April 8 to September 2, 1958; Finally, on May 18, 1959 the show finally began airing in daytime and concurrently with a nighttime show beginning on June 8.

However, September 28 saw the end of the nighttime version; Eleven days later the daytime version said goodbye on October 9, 1959.

On September 17, 1962 Pantomime Quiz returned to the air as Stump The Stars on CBS with Pat Harrington, Jr. as the emcee. Stokey replaced Harrington on December 16 and continued as both host and producer until the September 16, 1963 Finale.

Soon after, Stokey began recording a new syndicated version which ran from February 24 to September 2, 1964. It returned five years later (September 8, 1969) as Mike Stokey's Stump the Stars. As the title suggests, Stokey returned once again to host.

Celebrity Charades

Main article:

Celebrity Charades

January 1979 brought another syndicated revival with a few tweaks and a new name - Celebrity Charades.

Jay Johnson was the host; This version aired until September, although the first three episodes reran on GSN in the 1990s.

On June 20, 2005

AMC revived the series, which was presented by Hilary Swank and her husband Chad Lowe. Swank, Lowe, and director Bob Balaban were the producers - although only Lowe hosted. In this version each team had its own room in which to compete. One player from each team is sent to midstage (actually the middle of a New York City loft apartment) to retrieve a phrase to be acted out in his/her team's room. When the team guesses the phrase correctly, the person making correct guess is sent out to midstage for another clue, and so forth until five phrases are guessed. The first team that guesses the phrases' common theme wins the game.

However, this version did even worse than all of the ones before it, running for five episodes until the experiment ended on June 24.

Regular panelists

Some of the "stars" who were regularly "stumped" on Pantomime Quiz or Stump the Stars:

Carol Burnett

Sebastian Cabot

Robert Clary

Jan Clayton

Hans Conried

Jackie Coogan

Peter Donald

Diana Dors

Beverly Garland

Rocky Graziano

Dorothy Hart

Adele Jurgens

Stubby Kaye

Milt Kamen

Richard Long

Ross Martin

Vincent Price

Elaine Stritch

Dick Van Dyke

Lucie Arnaz

MORE INFO ON MIKE STOKEY: Mike Stokey (September 14, 1918 ? September 7, 2003) was an American

game show host and producer, best known for Pantomime Quiz and its later incarnation, Stump the Stars. He also produced early TV specials, including A Christmas Carol in 1949, for the Jerry Fairbanks Company. His ex-wife was B-movie actress Pamela Blake, with whom he had one son, Mike Stokey Jr., whose career as a technical advisor on war movies led to his working with many notable movie giants, including Steven Spielberg. Both Pantomime Quiz and Stump The Stars episodes can still be seen on TV4U.Com.

MORE INFO ON DICK VAN DYKE: Richard Wayne ?Dick? Van Dyke (born December 13, 1925) is an American actor,

and , with a career spanning six decades. He is best known for his starring roles in , , and .

Dick Van Dyke's first TV appearance came on The Phil Silvers Show. He was in two episode in the 1957-1958 season.

Van Dyke starred in a popular situation comedy called

, from 1961 to 1966 in which he played a comedy writer named Rob Petrie. Complementing Van Dyke was a veteran cast of talented comedic actors including , , , (as Alan Brady), as well as a newcomer to television , who played Rob's wife Laura Petrie. He won three and the series received four Emmy Awards as outstanding comedy series. From 1971 to 1974, Van Dyke starred in an unrelated called in which he portrayed a local television talk show host.

To entice Van Dyke to return to series television, CBS built a studio in

, the star's new home town, for the purpose of filming it. Reviews and ratings were generally good and the show lasted three seasons. When the network executives refused to air one episode on the grounds that it was too sexually charged, producer walked out on the series; Van Dyke decided not to renew. The seventies found Dick on with his own hour-long variety show called It aired between September and December 1976. When 's main foil quit her long-running variety series, Van Dyke took his place. This was the first time he played on television, and there were very few comedic sparks between Dick and Carol. He left after one season.

In 1988, he starred in a short-lived sitcom,

in which he portrayed a retired Broadway star. Dick's real-life son Barry was a regular. From 1993 to 2001 Dick portrayed Dr. Mark Sloan in the long running television series , a medical/crime drama; son Barry co-starred. A 2004 special, The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited, was heavily promoted as the first new episode of the classic series to be shown in 38 years. Dick and his surviving cast members recreated their roles; the program was roundly panned by critics.

He also has made many guest appearances on other television programs throughout his lengthy career, and continues to be in demand.

Van Dyke began his film career by reprising his stage role in the film version of

in 1963. Although Van Dyke was unhappy with the adaptation because the focus was shifted to 's character, the film was a major success. He followed that up with 's in 1964, in which he played Bert, a , and also, in heavy disguise, the bank's elderly chairman, credited in that role as "Nackvid Keyd" (an for "Dick Van Dyke"). Van Dyke's attempt at a accent was cited as one of the worst film accents in a 2003 poll by movie magazine . But the film was very popular and innovative and also showed his versatility as a singer and dancer. One of his showcase songs, "", won the for the , the film's songwriting team.

Van Dyke made several more comedy movies throughout the 1960s including

, , , , , and . Although most of his movies from this era were relatively unsuccessful, the film was a worldwide success. In later years, Van Dyke would complain that he had "never made a good movie."

In 1969, Van Dyke appeared in the comedy-drama The Comic, which was written and directed by

. Van Dyke plays a self-destructive era comedian who struggles with , and his own rampant ego. Reiner wrote the film especially for Van Dyke, who would often talk of his admiration for era comedians such as , , and his hero, . He also began starring in a series of as a for .

In 1971, Van Dyke starred with

in another sitcom called . He portrayed Dick Preston, a local talk show host in . Van Dyke was actually living in at the time and the show was filmed there in a new Scottsdale Road facility, Southwestern Studios.

In 1973, Van Dyke voiced his animated likeness for the October 27, 1973 installment of

's , "Scooby-Doo Meets Dick Van Dyke" (aka "The Haunted Carnival"), the series' final first run episode.

In 1974, Van Dyke received an

nomination for his role as an alcoholic businessman in the . It was at this time that Van Dyke admitted he had recently overcome a real-life drinking problem.

In 1974, he played another atypical role as a murdering photographer in Negative Reaction, an episode of the popular series

; two years earlier, he was dialogue coach for another episode, Dagger Of The Mind. He also began doing for the through 1984. Van Dyke returned to comedy in 1976 with the show Van Dyke and Company, which also starred and . Despite being cancelled after only three months, the show won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy-Variety Series, beating .

In 1977, Van Dyke then joined the cast of

after left the show. Unfortunately, his comedy style did not work as well with Burnett's, and he left the show after three months. For the next decade, he appeared mainly in low-rated TV movies. One exception was another atypical role as a murdering judge on the first episode of the TV series in 1986 starring . In 1988, Van Dyke returned with another sitcom called The Van Dyke Show, which co-starred his son, . The show was cancelled after just five episodes.

His career seemed essentially over by 1989 when Dick Van Dyke started a career comeback. First, he took a guest starring role on

's hit TV series playing Dorothy's ('s) beau, who decides to give up being a lawyer to become a circus clown. The role earned him his first nomination since 1977. In 1990, Van Dyke, whose usual role had been the amiable hero, took a small but villainous turn as the crooked D.A Fletcher in 's movie . The reviews he received for Tracy led him to star in a series of TV movies on that became the foundation for his popular television drama, , which ran from 1993 to 2001. He first played the character, , in an episode of .

He continued to find television work after the show ended, including a dramatically and critically successful performance of The Gin Game, produced for television in 2003, that reunited him with

. In 2004 on he played a doctor who could not keep up with the changing ways of medical care, and in 2006 he accepted a starring role as college professor Dr. Jonathan Maxwell for a series of "" mystery films on the Hallmark Channel.

Van Dyke returned to motion pictures in 2006 with

as Mr. Bloomsberry and as Cecil Frederick in the film .

Van Dyke received a

for his performance on the soundtrack to Mary Poppins.

One of Van Dyke's modern passions is producing 3D computer graphics. He is credited with the creation of a 3D rendered effect shown in Diagnosis: Murder, and continues to work with

.

Van Dyke was born in West Plains, Missouri to Loren (nickname "Cookie") and Hazel (n?e McCord) Van Dyke, but grew up in Danville, Illinois. He is of

descent on his father's side and descent on his mother's side. He is the older brother of actor , who is best known for his role on the TV series .

Van Dyke married Margie Willett in 1948, with whom he had four children: Christian (Chris), Barry, Carrie Beth and Stacy. They divorced in 1984 after a long separation. Van Dyke's son

and grandson are also actors; both, along with other Van Dyke relations and grandchildren, appeared in various episodes of the long-running series. All of Van Dyke's children are married, and he has seven grandchildren. His son Chris served as district attorney for Marion County in the 1980s. Among his cases was the so-called I-5 Killer, . Dick resides with longtime companion .

In 1987, his granddaughter Jessica Van Dyke died from

, which compelled him to do a series of television commercials to raise public awareness of the danger to children. He is still the National Spokesman of the .

Van Dyke is also an elder in the

.[]

In 1970, he published "

" a book of humorous anecdotes based largely on his experiences as a teacher.

Van Dyke is a

enthusiast and has displayed some of his CGI work at trade shows. This interest is referred to in the 2004 TV movie , which shows that Rob Petrie has also become a CGI hobbyist. For a long time he used an with a for creating his CG work.

As an

enthusiast, Van Dyke has sung in a group called "The Vantastix" since September, 2000. The has performed several times in as well as on , The First Annual , and sung the at three games including a nationally televised performance on . Van Dyke was made an honorary member of the in 1999.

Van Dyke has a star on the

at 7021 Hollywood Blvd.

MORE INFO ON CAROL BURNETT: The entertainment world has enjoyed a five-decade love affair with comedienne/singer Carol Burnett. A peerless sketch performer and delightful, self-effacing personality who rightfully succeeded as the carrot-topped "Queen of Television Comedy," it was Burnett's traumatic childhood that set the stage for her comedy.

Carol's rags-to-riches story started out in San Antonio, Texas, on April 26, 1933, where she was born to Jodie and Louise Burnett, both of whom suffered from acute alcoholism. As a child, she was left in the care of a beloved grandmother, who shuttled the two of them off to Hollywood, California, where they lived in a boarding house and shared a great passion for the Golden Age of movies. The plaintive, loose-limbed, highly sensitive Carol survived her wallflower insecurities by grabbing attention as a cut-up at Hollywood High School. A natural talent, she attended the University of California and switched majors from journalism to theater. Scouting out comedy parts on TV and in the theater, she first had them rolling in the aisles in the mid-1950s performing a lovelorn novelty song called "I Made a Fool of Myself Over John Foster Dulles" (then Secretary of State) in a nightclub act. This led to night-time variety show appearances with and and where the career ball really started rolling.

Carol's first big TV breaks came at age 22 and 23 as a foil to a ventriloquist's dummy on the already-established (1950) in 1955, and as 's gawky girlfriend on the short-lived sitcom (1956). She also developed an affinity for game shows and appeared as a regular on one of TV earliest, (1947) in 1958. While TV would bring Carol fans by the millions, it was that set her on the road to stardom. She began as the woebegone Princess Winnifred in the 1959 musical "Once Upon a Mattress" which earned her first Tony nomination. [She would later appear in three TV adaptations - (1964) (TV), (1972) (TV) and (2005) (TV).] This, in turn, led to the first of an armful of Emmy s as a repertoire player on the popular variety series (1958) in 1959. Burnett invented a number of scene-stealing characters during this time, most notably her charwoman character. With the phenomenal household success of the Moore show, she moved up quickly from second banana to headliner and appeared in a 1962 Emmy-winning special (1962) (TV) co-starring close friend . She earned the Outer Critics Circle for the short-lived musical "Fade Out, Fade In" (1964); and made her official film opposite (1964) star and in the lightweight comedy (1963).

Not surprisingly, fellow redhead , who had been Carol's treasured idol growing up, subsequently became a friend and mentor to the rising funny girl. Hilarious as a guest star on (1962), Carol appeared as a painfully shy (natch) wallflower type who suddenly blooms in jaw-dropping fashion. Ms. Ball was so convinced of Carol's talent that she offered Carol her own Desilu-produced sitcom, but Burnett had her heart set on fronting a variety show. With her own team of second bananas, including character crony , handsome foil , and lookalike "kid sister" type , the (1967) became an instant sensation, and earned 22 Emmy s during its 11-year run. It allowed Carol to fire off her wide range of comedy and musical ammunition--whether running amok in broad sketch comedy, parodying movie icons such as , , or , or singing/gushing alongside favorite vocalists , , , , and . She managed to bring in huge stars not known at all for slapstick comedy, including and even then-Governor while providing a platform for such up-and-coming talent as and In between, Carol branched out with supporting turns in the films (1972), (1974) and 's (1978).

Her program, whose last episode aired in March of 1978, was the last truly successful major network variety show to date. Carol took on new challenges to display her unseen dramatic mettle, and accomplished this amazingly in TV-movie showcases. She earned an Emmy nomination for her gripping portrayal of anti-Vietnam War activist Peg Mullen in (1979) (TV), and convincingly played a woman coming to terms with her alcoholism in (1982) (TV). Neither character bore any traces of the usual Burnett comedy shtick. Though she proved she could contain herself for films, Carol was never able to acquire crossover success into movies, despite trouper work in (1981), (1982) (as the hammy villainess Miss Hannigan), and (1992). The last two roles had been created onstage by 's .

Carol would return from time to time to the stage and concert forums with productions of "Plaza Suite," "I Do! I Do," "Follies," "Company" and "Putting It Together." A second Tony nomination came for her comedy work in "Moon Over Buffalo" in 1995. Carol has made frequent appearances on her own favorite TV shows too, such as (1961) (along with , Carol was considered one of the show's best players) and the daytime soaper (1970).

During the early 1990s, Carol attempted a TV of sorts, with a couple of new variety formats in (1990) and (1991), but neither could recreate the magic of the original. She has appeared sporadically on various shows such as (1980), (1994), (1992) (for which she won an Emmy) and (2004). Befitting such a classy clown, she has received a multitude of s over time, including the 2003 Kennedy Center Honors and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005. She was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1985.

Her personal life has been valiant--tears in between the laughs. Married three times, her second union with jazz-musician-turned-variety-show-producer produced three daughters. Eldest girl 'Carrie Hamilton,' an actress and former teen substance abuser, tragically died of lung and brain cancer at age 38. Shortly before Carrie's death, mother and daughter managed to write a play together entitled "Hollywood Arms," based on Carol's 1986 memoir "One More Time." The show subsequently made it to .

Today, at age 70 plus, Carol has been seen less frequently but continues to make appearances and sign off with her signature ear tug (acknowledging her late grandmother), reminding us all, between the wisecracks and the songs, how glad and lucky we all are to still have some of "this time together."

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