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Ralph Edwards "Truth Or Consequences" 1940 Party Book Signed Autograph Photo

Edwards, Ralph  Truth Or Consequences 1940 Party Book Signed Autograph Photo
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Edwards, Ralph "Truth Or Consequences" 1940 Party Book Signed Autograph Photo
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Edwards, Ralph  Truth Or Consequences 1940 Party Book Signed Autograph PhotoEdwards, Ralph  Truth Or Consequences 1940 Party Book Signed Autograph PhotoEdwards, Ralph  Truth Or Consequences 1940 Party Book Signed Autograph Photo
"Radio's Truth Or Consequences Party Book"-1940-International Press-32 pages-10 1/2" X 8"-softcover book. This book features Ralph Edwards as he "revives this grand old party game". The cover of the softcover book features an early photo of host Ralph Edwards. The book features "Truth Or Consequences" games you can play at home with vintage illustrations.Truth or Consequences was an American quiz show, originally hosted on NBC radio by Ralph Edwards from 1940 to 1957, and later on television by Edwards himself from 1950 to 1954, Jack Bailey from 1954 to 1955, Bob Barker from 1956 to 1975, Bob Hilton from 1975 to 1978 and Larry Anderson from 1987 to 1988. The show ran on CBS, NBC and also in syndication.The syndicated ToC became the first successful 1first-run daily game show (as opposed to reruns) to not air on a network, having ended its NBC run in 1965. Fueled further by the emergence of the Prime Time Access Rule in 1971, ToC achieved such a place in the hearts of viewers that, despite the program ceasing production in 1975, tapes of shows from the last two seasons or so continued to be circulated to local stations throughout the U.S. as late as 1977. This likely prompted Edwards to revive the game during the next season, which, unfortunately, did not maintain the popularity of the Barker-hosted version.Ralph Edwards would say later that he got the idea for a new radio program after playing a parlor game called "forfeits". The show premiered on NBC radio in March, 1940 and was an instant hit with listeners. The idea of the show was to mix the original quiz element of game shows with wacky stunts.On the show, people had to answer a trivia question correctly (usually an off-the-wall question that no one would be able to answer correctly, or a bad joke) before "Beulah the Buzzer" was sounded. If the contestant could not complete the "Truth" portion, there would be "Consequences," usually a zany and embarrassing stunt. From the start, most contestants preferred to answer the question wrong in order to perform the stunt. Said Edwards, "Most of the American people are darned good sports." During Barker's run as host, "Barker's Box" was played. Barker's Box was a box with four drawers in it. If a contestant was able to pick the drawers boxes with money it, they won a bonus prize.In many broadcasts, the stunts on Truth or Consequences included a popular, but emotional, heart-rending surprise for a contestant, that being the reunion with a long-lost relative or with an enlisted son or daughter returning from military duty overseas, particularly Vietnam. Sometimes, if that military person was based in California, his or her spouse or parents were flown in for that reunion. The book has been autographed on the front cover by Ralph Edwards with a fountain pen in black......BOTH BOOK AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.......................