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Pantomime Quiz (charades, hosted by Mike Stokey)

    [aka: "Stump The Stars";
     aka: "Celebrity Charades;]
     
    (As "Pantomime Quiz":
     CBS Primetime,    1950 - 1951;
     NBC Primetime,    1952;
     CBS Primetime,    1952 - 1953;
     Dumont Primetime, 1953 - 1954;
     CBS Primetime,    1954;
     ABC Primetime,    1955;
     CBS Primetime,    1955 - 1957;
     ABC Daytime & Primetime 1958 - 1959;
     
     As "Stump The Stars":
     CBS Daytime, 1962 - 1963;
     Syndicated,  1964;
     Syndicated,  1969 - 1970;
     
     As "Celebrity Charades":
     Syndicated,  1979 - 1980)

    [This program originated on a local Los Angeles TV station in 1948,
     and became a perennial Summer-replacement series which bounced
     around the networks..."always a bridesmade, never a bride",
     so to speak...:-) Its host and producers made several attempts 
     to keep it alive under different names, its long run over a 30
     year period on television was finally over by the 1980s;

     After a four-year hiatus, host Mike Stokey produced a successor
     to "Pantomime Quiz"" called "Stump The Stars" for
     CBS Daytime, 1962 - 1963; Other versions were...
     Syndicated in 1964; and from 1969 - 1970;
     
     And a final effort to revive the idea nearly ten years later
     was called "Celebrity Charades" which was Syndicated from
     1979 - 1980.
     
     Perhaps this was proof that there are some types of activities
     that really are not that much fun as "spectator sports", that
     prove the adage "you had to be there."]


Theme 1: "Huckleberry Duck"

    [Theme verified by David Schwartz of the "Game Show Network",
     and co-author of "The Encyclopedia of TV Game Shows"]

     Composers: music by Raymond Scott (ASCAP)
               [pseudonym of Harry Warnow], and
                lyrics by Jack Lawrence

     1978 Publishers: Red Hook Music Corp. (ASCAP), and
                      Whale Music Corp. (ASCAP)

     2000 Publishers: Music Sales Corp. (ASCAP)
                         of New York, NY; and
                      Range Road Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
                         c/o Carlin America, Inc. 
                         of New York, NY

     Composition Date: 1940

     Copyright Date:
     Recordings:


Theme 2 (1962 for Stump The Stars): "Up Beat"

    [Theme title credit in Craig Patillo's "TV Theme Soundtrack
     Directory", with performer credit to Frank De Vol; but no
     De Vol composition by this name has yet been found...it
     may be a tempo indication that was mistakenly thought to
     be a title...or...more likely a library track. There are
     two such tracks -- one from the Josef Weinberger library,
     and the other part of the KPM library which might be the
     one. So we will call it an educated guess and chose it...
     The writer belongs to a Performing Rights Organization
     for Australia and New Zealand known as APRA.]

     Composer: Denis Hawksworth (Australasian APRA)

     1978 Publishers: [not found in the 1978 ASCAP Index of
                       performed compositions]

     2014 Publishers: KPM APM (ASCAP)
                         c/o Associated Production Music
                         of Hollywood, CA

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:


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