Monday, February 25, 2008

Faye Emerson's 'I've Got a Secret'

In Sunday's column I mentioned that my family learned about the Johnson City performance of Faye Emerson in 'Back to Methuselah' when Emerson told the audience she was leaving the show. I started to include the date that she made that announcement - January 1, 1958 - but I thought better of it. I thought no one would believe I could remember the exact date half a century later. The fact is, I can't. But I can look it up. I found a website with an annotated 'I've Got a Secret' schedule from the fifties. One of the annotations, in the weeks leading up to the ETSU appearance, was a notation about Faye Emerson's last appearance on the panel.
Here's that schedule which includes celebrity guests on each show.

A good source for all things I've Got a Secret is this fan site.

There are a few YouTube videos of the old show but not much with Faye Emerson. However she did make an appearance on the George Gobel show that has been posted.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Back, Back, Back to Methuselah - ETSC 1958

And here is the Playbill from that evening: