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Boss Lady (1952)
aka "Proctor & Gamble Fireside Theatre" Photoplay
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Jim Brent, Robert Leszczak, Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive

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BOSS LADY
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Wrather Television productions, Inc.
sponsored by Proctor & Gamble
for
NBC (Tuesdays 9:00 pm EST)
Produced by Jack Wrather and Robert Mann

US Comedy series Summer 1952  12 ? episodes x 30 min bw
01Jul52-23Sep52

A summer replacement for "Fireside Theatre" 
Note: Some episodes may have aired on the DuMont Network (to be verified)
 starring
Lynn Bari as Gwen F. Allen
Nicholas Joy as Gwen's Father
Glenn Langan as Jeff Standish, Gwen's boyfriend
Charles Smith as Chester Allen
Lee Patrick as Aggie, the secretary
Richard Gaines as Roger
 
Premise:
The story of Gwen F. Allen, the owner of the "Hillendale Homes Construction Company" in California.

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NBC (Tuesdays 9:00 pm EST)
01Jul52-23Sep52
Often aired one week or more later on the West Coast

1.1 [--] Boss Lady: (premiere episode)
01Jul52 NBC Tue / 15July1952. West Coast airdate
The premiere of "Boss Lady" has romance, father troubles and humor combined. [RF]

1.2 [--] Boss Lady: (episode title not known)
08Jul52 NBC Tue
A new manager arrives and is amazed to find that G. F. Allen, owner of Hillendale Homes,
is a woman. [JB]

1.3 [--] Boss Lady: (episode title not known)
15Jul52 NBC Tue
(no details)

[--] 15Jul52 Pre-empted for the Republican Convention confirmed [RF]
[--] 22Jul52 Pre-empted for the Democratic Convention [JB]


1.4 [--] Boss Lady: (episode title not known) [UCLA]
29-July-1952 NBC Tue /  05Aug52 NBC Tue (West Coast?)
(c) 1952 Wrather Television Productions, Inc. /a Wrather Television production ;
sponsored by Proctor & Gamble / producers, Jack Wrather, Robert Mann
director, William D. Russell,
writer, Robert Mann.
Editor, Robert Golden; photography, Jack MacKensie.
Cast/perfomers:
Lynn Bari, Glenn Langan, Nicholas Joy
Richard Gaines, Lee Patrick, Charlie Smith.
Synopsis: [UCLA]
Lynn Bari is Gwen Allen, beautiful owner of an industrial plant. In this episode, a
handsome Nicaraguan businessman enamored of American blondes, is in the market for
what Gwen's company manufactures. In order to get the sale, Gwen disguises herself
as a blonde and the comedy follows. [UCLA]
Commercials: Ivory Soap -- Crisco -- Lilt Home Perm. [UCLA]
Synopsis 1:
Gwen’s father tries to make her lose interest in her handsome general manager. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Gwen’s pompous father causes some anxious moments for both Gwen and her general manager. [JB]

Synopsis: 05Aug52 NBC Tue (West Coast?)
Gwen is the head of a firm building pre-fab houses and Jeff is her business manager so when a new
secretary turns out to be a dazzling beauty there is bound to be some trouble and jealousy. [RF]


1.5 [--] Boss Lady: BOSS LADY TROUBLE
05Aug52 NBC Tue / 12Aug52 NBC Tue (West Coast)
Synopsis:
Gwen makes a big deal for houses with a Latin-American. Trouble is the contract calls for Hillendale Homes Inc.,
to lose a lot of dough. However G.F. manages to save the day through her wiles and a Latin-American lad. [RF]

1.6 [--] Boss Lady: SOME CLASSMATES
12Aug52 NBC Tue / 19Aug52 NBC Tue  (West Coast)
Synopsis:
When her father and brother are unable to pay their bookie bills the gamblers move into the Allen home and
take over. Lynn Bari, as the "Boss Lady," explains to the mother of her heart throb that the men are
classmates of her father's. [RF]

1.7 [--] Boss Lady: MERRY MIX-UP
19Aug52 NBC Tue / 26Aug52 NBC Tue  (West Coast)
Synopsis:
Hillendale Homes, Inc., operated by "Boss Lady" G. F. Allen (Lynn Bari), has a client ready to sign for some
pre-fab homes but General Manager Jeff Standish (Glenn Langan) thinks there is more than meets the eye.
He plants a fake maid in the Allen Home to serve the dinner and sign the stalling of a deal. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Gwen hires a new maid before entertaining a client. [JB]

1.8 [--] Boss Lady: TOO MUCH BOSS
26Aug52 NBC Tue / 02Sep1952 KNBH (4) 9 p.m. (Long Beach Telegram newslisting)
Synopsis:
When the father of G.F. Allen is offered a job in Washington, everyone in the household pitches in to cinch
the job in order to get rid of the old man. G.F. is the lovely president of Hillendale Homes, Inc., and her
general manager is Jeff Standish. The trouble is that the Washington officials feel that G.F. is more suited
to the job than is her father. Lynn Bari is the "Boss Lady," Glenn Langan is Jeff, and Nicholas Joy plays
the pompous old man. [RF]

1.9 [--] Boss Lady: BOSS AND GOLF
02Sep1952 / 09Sep1952 KNBH(4) 9:00pm (Long Beach Telegram newslisting)
Synopsis
Golf and a romantic painter combine to give the romance between Lynn Bari, as "Boss Lady,"
and Glenn Yangan, as Jeff Standish, general manager of "Hillendale Homes, Inc.", a shot in the arm.
When the "Boss Lady" beats her general manager at golf and then seems to fall for the Frenchman. [RF]

1.10 [--] Boss Lady: MILLIONAIRESS
09Sep52 NBC Tue / 16Sep1952 KNBH(4) 9:00pm (Long Beach Telegram newslisting)
Synopsis 1:
Gwen’s father gets involved with a Texas millionaire. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Gwen is first delighted, but then dismayed, by the news of her father’s
engagement to a Texas cattle heiress with 40 million dollars. [JB]
Synopsis 3:
The "Boss Lady" has trouble when her father falls for a Texan named Lilly Belle who has a million dollars.
Lynn hopes that her dad will move to Texas but things 10 awry when Lilly Belle has a legal paper drawn up
that excluded Pop from any of her considerable fortune. This leads to a comedy situation. [RF]

1.11 [--] Boss Lady: BLONDE TROUBLE
16Sep52 NBC Tue / 23Sep1952 KNBH(4) 9:00pm (Long Beach Telegram newslisting)
Synopsis 1:
Gwen’s old roommate tries to steal Jeff. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
A predatory blonde, former roommate of the "Boss Lady" pops in for a weekend visit and stalks Jeff Standish,
who is really the property of the Boss Lady. This leads to a triangle that becomes square when the blonde
takes after the attorney, Roger Butterfield. How this four-sided affair comes out is anybody's guess. [RF]

1.12 [--] Boss Lady: BOSS VACATIONS (possibly the final episode)
(aka "Proctor & Gamble Fireside Theatre" Photoplay)
23Sep52 NBC Tue / 30Sep1952 KNBH(4) 9:00pm (Long Beach Telegram newslisting)
Filmed in Hollywood
Episode is filmed but has no laugh track, sponsored by Ivory soap & Duz> detergent. [RL]
Produced by Robert Mann & Jack Wrather
Directed by William D. Russell
Written by Robert Mann
Also appearing:
Glenn Langan........ Jeff Standish
Lee Patrick .........Aggie the receptionist
Synopsis 1:
Gwen seems so badly in need of a vacation that her business manager, her father
and brother insist that she leave the office in their hands. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Gwen needs a vacation but is afraid to take it. Aggie and her general manager
try to convince her that the business can get on without her. [JB]
Synopsis 3:
The "Boss Lady" takes a vacation and leaves her general manager Jeff Standish, played by Glenn Langan, in
charge of the home-building enterprises. Trouble pops up when 'the acute shortage of screen is apparent but
it comes out all right. [RF]
Synopsis 4:
G.F. Allen (Lynn Bari) is overworked and talked into a vacation by her co-workers. While she's away, her brother
Chester (Charles Smith) and her dad (Nicholas Joy) pursue their wild inventions. They come up with the screenless
window (a glorified bug zapper) just in time to save the day when a window screen shortage seems imminent.
Unfortunately, their invention just doesn't work. However, Gwendolyn F Allen (Boss Lady)
returns from her vacation just in time to salvage a deal that the inventors nearly ruined. [RL]
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Episodes with no original air date:
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x.x [--] Boss Lady: (episode title/airdate not known)
Synopsis:
Gwen is overjoyed by the news that her meddlesome father is being considered for
a dollar-a-year job in Washington DC. [JB]

x.x [--] Boss Lady: (episode title/airdate not known) [verified -RL]
Sponsored by Duz, Lilt & Ivory
Written by Robert Mann
Directed by William D. Russell
Starring:
Lynn Bari (as Gwen F. Allen)
Guest cast
Nicholas Joy ........ Randolph (Gwen's Father) (recurring)
Richard Gaines ...... Roger (recurring)
Charles Smith ....... Chester (recurring)
Lee Patrick ......... Aggie, the receptionist (recurring)
Synopsis 1:
When Gwen is selected for the cover of “Executive Magazine,” she evolves a plan
to “kill two birds with one stone.” [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Gwen is interviewed for the cover of “Executive Magazine” at a very inconvenient time - the company is having
something of a mutiny because of Gwen's track record of hiring incompetent people. The board members of Hillendale
Homes have little confidence in her upcoming selection for the open GM position. [RL]

x.x [--] Boss Lady: (episode title/airdate not known)
Synopsis:
Upon her return from a business trip, Gwen finds that there have been some changes
made without her consent. [JB]


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