LEAVE IT TO THE GIRLS (TV)

Summary

One in this talk program, a continuation of a radio series of the same name, in which one man has to defend his sex's actions on hot-button issues against four women's opinions. This episode is moderated by Maggi McNellis and features Florence Pritchett, Robin Chandler, Ilona Massey, and Eloise McElhone on the panel, with pianist, impressionist, and comedian Victor Borge as their opponent. Questions answered by the panel include: why women quit doing things as minor as sewing buttons for their husbands upon being married; whether a parent can refuse a young daughter's desire to try and make it as a Hollywood actress; what a girl should do about a long-distance boyfriend that sends his love missives on penny postcards; why women wear straw hats with fur coats on cold days; and whether the tired businessman or the homemaker gets more fun out of life. The show concludes with announcer Bob Warren detailing a contest for "Girl of the Week," the winner of which will be a regular panelist on the show, having been chosen based on her "beauty, brains, and talent." Warren and McNellis participate in commercials for Regent cigarettes, with McNellis and Borge promoting the United Redfeather campaign. Includes commercials.

(Network affiliation varies; series aired on ABC from 1953 to 1954.)

Details

  • NETWORK: NBC
  • DATE: October 21, 1951
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:29:39
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: B:12395
  • GENRE: Game/Quiz
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Game/Quiz
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV series, 1949-1954
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - Regent cigarettes^TV - Commercials - United Redfeather campaign

CREDITS

    • Martha Rountree … Producer
    • Craig G. Allen … Producer, Director
    • Bob Warren … Announcer
    • Maggi McNellis … Moderator
    • Florence Pritchett … Panelist
    • Robin Chandler … Panelist
    • Ilona Massey … Panelist
    • Eloise McElhone … Panelist
    • Victor Borge … Panelist