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Movietown R.S.V.P. (1949-50)
aka "Hollywood R.S.V.P." aka "Movietown U.S.A."

Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide/ Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive
Writers Guild of America (wga)

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MOVIETOWN R.S.V.P.
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Paramount Television Network (PTN)
Syndicated

US Game Show 1949-50

Host Dick Lane
Announcer Bud Stefan

Directed by Klaus Landsberg (remote) and Gordon Minter (studio) [Billboard May 7, 1949]

Premise: Talk-quiz charades show similar to "Pantomime Quiz".
Movietown takes the viewer each week into a different film personality's drawing room for a close-up of the stars playing the old parlor game. Participants are
divided into two groups - Adams and Eves - while the board of experts judges the battle between the sexes from the studio. This keeps the show switching from studio to home.
Permanent judges are radio director Charley Vanda, publicist Helen Ferguson and writer Carroll Carroll with Keith Hetherington capably handling studio emcess chores.
Teams based in the Beverly Hills home consisted of Joy Lansing, Jeanne Cagney and Trudy Marshall vs. George Byam, Kim Spalding and Phil Raffin with Dick Lane as emcess.

*Note: "Movietown" replaced "Pantomime Quiz" which started on this station and has moved to KTTV,

Biography: [Long Beach Independent September 3, 1950]
Host Dick Lane began as an actor Richard Lane. While wandering around on the Paramount lot one day, he noticed a building labeled, "Television Productions". He wandered in
and met Klaus Landsberg, talked with him for a couple of minutes and walked out as an all-around TV personality named Dick Lane. When a major TV cast comes along you'll be
sure to hear Dick's famous voice, it might be from the docks as troops sail to war, it might be the scene of an explosion, a tragedy like the Kathy Fiscus, wrestling,
dance band, variety show, quiz show or symphony orchestra .... he is equally as good on each. Dick left his farm home in Wisconsin at the age of 16, and with his wife Esther,
went to New York. There he bounced around and finally got some small parts in Broadway shows. He emceed and his wife danced and this went on until they were noticed by
producers and they landed major roles in several shows. This led to 61 weeks in "George White's Scandals" Hollywood, movies and now TV.
Dick and Esther have two children Barry and Victoria and a nice home in Beverly Hills.

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KTLA channel 5 Saturdays (first 2 episodes) then Sundays 9:30-10:00 pm

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
17Sep1949 KTLA ch 5 Sat [Long Beach Independent]
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
24Sep1949 KTLA ch 5 Sat
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
02Oct1949 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
09Oct1949 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
16Oct1949 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
23Oct1949 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
30Oct1949 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
06Nov1949 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
13Nov1949 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
20Nov1949 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
27Nov1949 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
04Dec1949 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists
Donna Hamilton
Tom Brown

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
11Dec1949 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists
John Hoyt
Cecil Kellaway
Gloria Jean
Betty Daniels
David Blair
and Chili Williams.

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
18Dec1949 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists
Howard DaSilva
Marjorie Nelson
and Cecil Kellaway

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
25Dec1949 KTLA ch 5 Sun
pre-empted by Christmas programming.


[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
01Jan1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
08Jan1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
15Jan1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists
Barbara Britton
Gene Raymond
Artie Wayne
Z. Wayne Griffin
Eleanor Remmick
Helen Ferguson
Carroll Carroll
and Jack Johnstone.

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
22Jan1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists
Pat O'Brien
Wayne Morris
Dolores Moran
Pamela Britton
and movie producer Benedict Bogeaus.

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
29Jan1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists
Hugh O'Brian
movie director Peter Godfrey and his wife.

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
05Feb1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
12Feb1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists
Tim Mccoy
Donald Woods
Sara Berner

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
19Feb1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists
For the first time in TV history on the West Coast the movies will tie-in with this new medium to present some plugs on a new motion picture.
Klaus Landsberg, dynamic head of KTLA, has arranged for the old master, Cecil B. DeMille, to present members of the cast of "Samson and Delilah" on "Movietown R.S.V.P.
The trend was started a couple of weeks ago when some of the "Johnny One-Eye" cast appeared, but this full scale invasion of a movie cast is different.
The KTLA (5) stage will be decorated with sets from the movie and the various characters will appear in costume.

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
26Feb1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists
Jackie Robinson who is in Hollywood working on his life story for the movies.
Also on the show are Mrs. Robinson, Lynn Roberts and Muriel Maddox.

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
05Mar1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists
Noah Beery Jr.
Ralph Morgan
Jane Nigh
and Sally Goldner.

[--] 12Mar1950
[--] 19Mar1950


[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
26Mar1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists
Colleen Townsend
Eric Biore
and Stanley Clements.

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
02Apr1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists
Hoagy Carmichael
and Stanley Clements will be two of the six members of the cast of "Johnny Holiday" who are set to appear on the program.

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
09Apr1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
16Apr1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
23Apr1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
30Apr1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
07May1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists
Judy Clark
Andy Clyde
Willard Parker
Virginia Fields
and Ann Savage.

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
14May1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
21May1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
28May1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
04Jun1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
11Jun1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
18Jun1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
25Jun1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
02Jul1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists
Bill Shirley
Fortunio Bonanava
GeGe Pearson
John Close
Lynn Millan
and Nan Boardman.

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
09Jul1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
16Jul1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
23Jul1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
30Jul1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists
Alan Hale Jr.
and Barry Bernard will be two of the six featured movie players to appear on Dick Lane's Movietown R.S.V.P. tonight.

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
06Aug1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
13Aug1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists
Spade Cooley has begun his third year on TV and likes the idea so well he is bringing his troupe to Movietown R.S.V.P.
Ginny Jackson and others will meet Dick Lane, host and the panel of Walter Ames, Terry Elman, Stan Chambers and Gwenn Caldwell.

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
20Aug1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists
Lola Albright
Barney Glazer
and Ann August are three of the guests on Movietown R.S.V.P..
With Jack Johnstone, Gwenn Caldwell, Stan Chambers and host Dick Lane.

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
27Aug1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
03Sep1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
pre-empted for tonight only for Roller Derby.

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
10Sep1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
17Sep1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
24Sep1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
01Oct1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
08Oct1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
15Oct1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists
columnist Erskine Johnson

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
22Oct1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists
Gloria Holden
Glenn Corbett
Helene London
and Alan Dinehart III.
TV editor Owen Callin of the Herald Express will help out on the show as a guest expert. (Terry Vernon is set for Nov. 26)

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
29Oct1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
05Nov1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists
Tom Hubbard
Jane Harlan
Kenny Patterson
with David Keep, publisher of Fortnight magazine will occupy a post on the board of experts
with Carroll Carroll and Jack Johnston.

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
12Nov1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists
Louise Beavers
Bob Clark
Beverly Campbell
plus Terry Vernon. (Latter is listed by the station as "expert", which should prove how wrong the producers can be.

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
19Nov1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists
Zuma Palmer radio and TV editor of the Hollywood Citizen News is the guest expert.

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
26Nov1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists
William Schallert
Leah Wagner
Richard Hearn
Beverly Campbell
Ralph Morgan
and Jane Pelgram

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
03Dec1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists
Barbara Britton
Andrea King
and Maria Palmer.

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
10Dec1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists
Gig Young
Sonny Tufts
and Henry Wilcoxon.

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P.
17Dec1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists
Mae Murray, silent screen star
Florence Bates
and Lisa Ferraday

[--] Movietown R.S.V.P. [Last show of the series]
24Dec1950 KTLA ch 5 Sun
Panelists
Gary Gray
Bob Savage
and Tom Irish

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