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Quizzing America : Television Game Shows and Popular Culture in the 1950s - by Mark Dunn (Paperback)

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Dunn, a playwright, novelist, nonfiction author, and former librarian, examines the popularity of television game shows in the 1950s in the US and what they reveal about the decade. He describes the transition from radio to television; types of game shows; the role of the audience; shows like What’s My Line? and To Tell the Truth; news game shows; women, African Americans, and other minorities on game shows; the “misery” or “agony” series, such as Strike It Rich and Queen for a Day; New York game shows; advertising; the impact of the Red Scare; game show prizes; shows targeted at kids; homosexuality; scandals; bawdiness; and flops. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 207
Genre: Performing Arts, History, Social Science
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Mark Dunn
Language: English
Street Date: December 11, 2017
TCIN: 52913733
UPC: 9781476665504
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-4036
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